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Project Lead the Way Course Descriptions

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New Town High School Project Lead the Way: Bio-Medical Magnet Program

Below you will find the course sequence and a description of all of the specialized courses your student will be enrolled in as part of our Project Lead the Way completer.


​Principles of Biomedical Sciences
Students explore biology concepts through the study of human diseases engaging in activities and projects that introduce students to human physiology, medicine, and research processes necessary for success in medical fields. Students will engage in hands-on activities throughout the course, such as determining the factors that led to the death of a fictional person by investigating the lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the fictional person's life.


Human Body Systems

In this course students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex, and voluntary action and respiration.


Medical Interventions

Students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail.


​Biomedical Innovation

Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century. They work through the progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution, or the biomedical industry.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Aiesha N. Trowers, Program Coordinator (atrowers@bcps.org)