Biomedical Sciences CTE Program
The Biomedical Sciences Program is an extraordinary opportunity for students to embark with hands on experiments, projects, and activities in the biomedical world. Students investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Additionally, Students engage in activities such as investigating the death of a fictional person to learn content in the context of a real world setting. They also examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases; all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future.
Each course in the Biomedical Sciences sequence builds on the skills and knowledge students gain in the preceding courses. Students in the first two years of the program take foundation courses entitled Principles of Biomedical Sciences and Human Body Systems. Student during their third year take Medical Interventions (MI) where they explore how to conquer cancer, fight superbugs, and prevail when organs fail. Our final capstone course in the program is entitled Biomedical Innovations (BI) where students gain internships and explore research opportunities to explore approaches in order to overcome disease that plague our world. All courses include field trips to medical centers, internships and guest speakers. Students in our biomedical pathways are encouraged to become members of HOSA and compete at State Conferences along with becoming trained in CPR/First Aid. Lastly, students who are part of the Biomedical Sciences Program are eligible to earn 8 free PCC credits in Biomedical Innovations, and 4 credits from PCC in Medical Innovations.