Project Lead the Way / Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences combines medical concepts into the study of human body systems, medicine, health, biological concepts, metabolic processes, defense, protection, research processes, engineering principles and an introduction to bio-informatics. This includes the design and development of various medical interventions, including vascular stents, cochlear implants, and prosthetic limbs. St Lucie Public Schools Biomedical Sciences students complete classroom projects and studies on topics such as organ transplants, gene therapy, and other cutting-edge scientific advances using the highly respected "Project Lead the Way" curriculum developed in partnership with major universities. Students study these advances to develop skilled technical approaches to scientific inquiry.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • Biotechnician Assistant (BACE)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)

Areas of Study

  • The Biomedical Sciences classroom lab includes equipment and software allowing students to complete hands-on lessons and projects.
  • Student projects include investigation of medical advances and technologies, designing more effective emergency care centers, investigating treatments, testing, screenings, and their ethical implications.
  • Classroom projects highlight critical thinking, problem-solving, higher-order reasoning, technical skills, and ethics necessary to evaluate public health issues, controls of diseases, ways to combat the spread of diseases, and other factors relating to health.
  • Students investigate medical research, scientific grant writing, current medical treatments, mental and emotional effects then analyze and evaluate improvements to the condition of human life.

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Labor Market Information

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.