Medical Detectives (PLTW) – Grades 7-8

Course ID

Grade Level(s)
7, 8

Subject Area
Career & Technical Education


This course is taught in partnership with 8479AC, 8479CS, and 8476DM as a full-year course.

In this course, students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a “crime scene.” Students will solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.