PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science


PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science


Open to all grade levels

Prerequisite: All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in (or satisfactory prior completion of) appropriate grade level science courses.

The first course in the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way program investigates biomedical sciences through problem-based learning and hands-on projects. Designed to develop students’ collaborative, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; while investigating a case study, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. Activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine and research processes, laying the scientific foundation for subsequent PLTW courses in the Biomedical Sciences Program.

High School Science Credit: After successful completion of PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science, students can earn one (1) general science credit toward their graduation requirements.

Dual credit opportunity:

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology: BIO SCI 1943 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology. (3 credits) Students are encouraged to contact their prospective university to see how the credit will transfer.