This Class Will Also Be Offered in the Fall of 2019

Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)
8379SB 1 Credit
Mr. Leone
john.leone@wjccschools.org
Ext:  92101

Course Description

In Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS), the introductory course of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.

 Course Outline                                                    

Unit 1: The Mystery

Unit 2: Diabetes

Unit 3: Sickle Cell Disease

Unit 4: Heart Disease

Unit 5: Infectious Disease

Unit 6: Post Mortem

 

Suggested Class Supplies

  • Pencils and Pens
  • 1 Highlighter
  • 3” Three Ring Binder
  • Binder Dividers (10 Tabs):
    Unit 1: The Mystery
    Unit 2: Diabetes
    Unit 3: Sickle Cell Disease
    Unit 4: Heart Disease
    Unit 5: Infectious Disease
    Unit 6: Post Mortem
    Case Evidence (Persons of Interest, Crime Scene Evidence, Food Diary, Nutrient Analysis, and Diary Entries)
    Investigative Notes
    Medical History Documents
    Autopsy Reports
  • Loose Leaf Paper

The PLTW-PBS course is an on-line course, thus the course material must be accessed on-line; therefore make sure to have your student computer/WJCC network account set-up.  There is an PLTW APP that can be download to the cell phone as well.  The name is “Inkling Axis”.  Company code is “PLTW.”