The PLTW Biomedical Science (BMS) program is a series of four courses designed to guide students to the possibilities of medical based careers. The courses are complementary to the students’ core curriculum and are designed to expand upon college preparatory math and science programs. Students explore the concepts of human medicine, and examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century.

Throughout BMS, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. During the first year of implementation, schools are required to offer at least one of the foundation courses and ultimately implement all three foundation courses. The capstone course is optional.

BMS Course Information

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