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PPA-STEM - Medical Interventions (MEDINT)


Grades 11, 12

PLTW Biomedical Science Pathway

Medical Interventions (MI) allows students to investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.  A “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body, the course will explore how to prevent and fight infection, how to screen and evaluate the code in our DNA, how to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer, and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through various scenarios, students will be exposed to a wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. Students practice problem solving with structured activities and progress to open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.

  • Prerequisite: Principles of Biomedical Science and Human Body Systems
  • Required: No
  • Note: In order to stay in the course for the full year, a student must have a B- at the semester.

Note:  Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) offers credit for some PLTW courses. To earn credit you need a B or better in the course, a score of 7 or higher on the end of course exam and a fee. 


  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • PPA - STEM Biomedical Science
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