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Biomedical Sciences

PLEASE NOTE, THIS PATHWAY IS MOVING TO TWELVE BRIDGES HIGH SCHOOL EFFECTIVE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

About

Teacher: Amanda Retallack

Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology

Career Pathway: Biotechnology

Location: Room 12

Phone: 916-645-6360, ext. 212

Email: aretallack@wpusd.org

Instagram: lhs_biomed

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place.  

PLTW Biomedical Science students are taking on these same real-world challenges – and they’re doing it before they even graduate from high school. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

PLTW Biomedical Science courses are part of the AP + PLTW biomedical science pathway.

2021-2022 TBHS BIOMEDICAL PATHWAY APPLICATION

PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • CPR certification

  • HIPAA certification

  • Biomedical Pathway Completer Graduation Patch

    • Successfully complete the entire PLTW Biomedical pathway course sequence available to you in your four years as an LHS student with a B average (3.0 GPA overall in all course work)

      • Principles of Biomedical Sciences

      • Human Body Systems

      • Medical Interventions

      • Biomedical Innovations (first available to the class of 2020)

    • Be a member in good standing with the LHS Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) organization for at least two full years.

    • Successfully complete one additional advanced course from the list below –

      • Honors Anatomy

      • AP Biology

      • CTE WORKS course –

        • Health Careers

        • Medical Assisting

        • Dental Careers

        • Fire Science Careers

Course Descriptions