Biomedical Science

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What can you do with a biomedical science degree? Not only can the degree be a stepping-stone to medical school, but it also opens the doors to an increasing number of careers in medical research, nutrition science and biomedical engineering.

Pathway Description

Biomedical Science students have an opportunity to experience real-world challenges like those experienced by true biomedical science professionals. Students will work with the same tools used by professionals in hospital and lab settings; engage in fascinating, hands-on activities; and work together in groups and teams to find solutions to problems. Biomedical science students gain in-demand knowledge and skills, and leave high school with a skill-set they will use for the rest of their lives—in any career path they take.

Key Competencies

  • Explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a person
  • Examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that lead to improving the health of individuals
  • Examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis
  • Build organs and tissues on a skeletal mannequin
  • Use data acquisition software to monitor body functions
  • Take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases
  • Investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases
  • Explore how to detect and fight infection
  • Screen and evaluate the code in human DNA
  • Evaluate cancer treatment options
  • Explore immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics as they relate to real-world cases
  • Design innovative solutions for pressing health challenges of the 21st century
  • Design a biomedical project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution

Courses

View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

7017 Principles of Biomedical Science – PLTW 2
7027 Human Body Systems – PLTW 2
7037 Medical Interventions – PLTW 2
7046 Biomedical Innovation – PLTW 2

Total College Credits:

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Salary

Annual National Average Salary for Entry Level Biomedical Career: $70,000

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Immunology Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Science Writer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical Biochemistry Scientist
  • Medical Research Scientist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Environmental Engineer

Biomedical Science Pathway PDF