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PPA-STEM - Medical Interventions (MEDINT)


Grades 11, 12

PLTW Biomedical Science Pathway

College Credit Capable
Milwaukee School of Engineering - Transcripted Credit
Students who attend MSOE may earn college credit for certain PLTW courses. Learn more at The comparable college course is BI-1003. 

To earn credit, a student will need:

  • A grade of B or better in the course
  • A score of 7 or higher on the end-of-course exam
  • To pay a $200 fee

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