Fourth Class, second semester (spring)
4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 11, 12
Science Research is a capstone course designed to give student teams the opportunity to work with one or more mentors from the scientific and/or medical community. Teams will identify a research topic, conduct research, write a scientific paper, and defend team conclusions and recommendations to a panel of outside reviewers. Students taking this course may consider working with peers enrolled in a PLTW: Pre-Engineering capstone course to jointly engineer a product that could impact healthcare.
* Prerequisites: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems and Medical Intervention
In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or solve problems related to the biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century as they work through 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 and may work with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, physician’s office, or industry. Throughout the course, students are expected to present their work to an adult audience that may include representatives from the local business and healthcare community.