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Principles of Biomedical Sciences- First Year

In the introductory course of the 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.

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Human Body Systems- Second Year

Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.

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Medical Interventions- Third Year

Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

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Biomedical Innovations- Fourth Year

In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence, students 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 have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.

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Matter Matters

Atomic Structure and History

Nuclear Chemistry

Periodic Table

Trends of the Periodic Table

Electron Configurations

Ionic and Covalent Bonding

Chemical Equations

VSEPR Theory and Lewis Dot Structures


% Composition and Empirical and Molecular Formulas


Gas Laws


Solutions (Molarity)

Chemical Kinetics and Equilibrium

Acids and Bases



Contact Me

Email: kpiela@fallriverschools.org

Afterschool Hours:

After school until 3:00 (or by appointment)

Before school by appointment only


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