This is a year-long course comprised of two related semester courses.

Fall semester:  Medical Interventions™ Students investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family. Students conduct experiments while exploring how to prevent and fight infection, how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA, how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Students are exposed to a wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

Spring semester: Biomedical Innovation™ In this capstone course students design and conduct experiments related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease or illness. They apply their prior knowledge and skills to solve problems related to Biomedical science. Students may work with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, or physician’s office as they complete an Independent Research Project. Students present their Independent Research Project at GKSEF and Union Station. Scholarships are awarded to top winners.  Other course topics include: problems in emergency medicine, forensic autopsy, human anatomy and physiology, molecular biology, epidemiology and water quality.

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AP Courses + PLTW Combined Pathway-Designed for AP Students


  • Grade: 11 or 12
  • Biology and Chemistry
  • 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
  • 90% Attendance
  • Background check and TB Test (required for hospital placements)
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

Learner Profile:

Independent learner; able to apply knowledge to new situations and concepts; strong desire to pursue a career in medicine; ability to read and synthesize college-level material.

*Students completing all four PLTW Biomedical courses (PBS, HBS, MI, BI) particpate in a special White Coat Ceremony at the end of the year.


  • IB or Advanced Biology and Chemistry
  • AP or Advanced Biology and Chemistry
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Other Related Rigorous Chemistry/Bilogy Lab Science Courses

Recommmended PLTW Member School Prerequisites:

  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Human Body Systems

Credits: 3 units

LSR7 Weighted: .666

College Credit: Missouri S&T Bio Sci 1993 & 1983 (3 hrs credit each course for students completing the course with a B- or higher and receiving a 6 or higher score on the EOC)

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“This course helped me know if I really wanted to go into a medical field. I enjoyed job shadowing the most. It gave me community service experience that helped me get a job.” Miciah Shahan, Lone Jack HS Graduate
“Thank you, Ms. Hinzman, for introducing me to my major and showing me the true joy of going into a science field. I am currently at University of Central Missouri majoring in nursing. I enjoyed your class and I am so glad that I took it while I was in high school. It helped me a whole lot in the current nursing class and in my science classes. You’re an amazing teacher and I just wanted to thank you. Your class gave me the jump start I needed to prepare myself for the future.” Kiah Thornton, Raytown School District Graduate