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PLTW @ Loughlin

Congratulations to the 35 Biomedical (MI) Seniors that received their White Coats on Friday, November 15th.
 

A special thanks to this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Jeanette Toney ‘05 for sharing this monumental day with us. 

PLTW Biomedical Science Courses

All Biomedical Science Courses are Honors Courses and require that students take a PLTW administered EOC (End of Course) online test. Advanced scoring on the EOC test can potentially lead to college credit, preferential admissions and/or scholarship consideration by select colleges.

PLTW Engineering Courses

All Engineering Courses are Honors Courses and require that students take a PLTW administered EOC (End of Course) online test. Advanced scoring on the EOC test can potentially lead to college credit, preferential admissions and/or scholarship consideration by select colleges.

Available Courses

Principles of Biomedical Science

Students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person, Anna Garcia. You will examine autopsy reports, medical histories, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged Anna’s life. Hands-on activities and projects introduce students to forensics, human physiology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.

Open to all motivated, hard-working students.

(1) Science Credit

Human Body Systems

Students solve Medical Mysteries involving the structures and functions of the human body. You will design experiments and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. You will build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin and analyze potential malfunctions. You will work through interesting real world cases, and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

Priority is given to students who have completed PBS. Additional motivated students who have not completed PBS will also be considered.

(1) Science Credit

Medical Interventions

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.

Priority is given to Seniors who have completed PBS and/or HBS

(1) Science Credit

Introduction to Engineering Design

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Open to all motivated, hard-working students.

(1) Art Credit

Principles of Engineering

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

This course is ideal for students who have taken or are currently taking Physics. Priority is given to students with strong Math skills and/or STEM experience.

(1) Science Credit