COURSE CODE: 8381

Medical Interventions (PLTW)

SCED Code: 14063
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA
Non-Traditional?: M

In this specialization course for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), students are taught concepts in fighting infections, understanding genetics, and preventing, detecting, and treating cancer and organ failure. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant
Diagnostics Services
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Computer Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Radiologist
Health Informatics
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Epidemiologist
Support Services
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
Therapeutic Services
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist Aide
  • Optician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technologist

Pathway Occupation
Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Dietitian, Nutritionist
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Nutritional Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Biomedical Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Animal Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Toxicologist

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