Biomedical Science Pathway
Students who choose to pursue a designation as a Pathways Scholar in Biomedical Science must complete both a certain number of required electives and an internship, certification or capstone project. The Pathway Map below identifies which electives count towards the Biomedical Science Pathway.
Scope and Sequence
*Recommended sequence of classes
*Number of Required Credits - 14 Credits
*Number of Total Credits for Pathways Scholar Designation - 22 Credits
25% of 88 credits for graduation
Potential Career Paths: Physician, nurse, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, physical/occupational therapist, exercise physiology. Biomedical science research, biomedical engineering, genetic counseling, nutritionist/dietician, environmental management.
The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout the PLTW Biomedical Pathway come together in Biomedical Innovation as they build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They may have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.