In the Biomedical Engineering pathway, students explore the research side of modern medicine.
As students explore concepts of biology and medicine,
- Students examine the interactions of human body systems
- Students take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases
- Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease
In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Engineering sequence, students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or adviser from a university, medical facility, or research institution. Students take their research projects to local and state science fairs, and they present their projects to professors at the University of Texas. Biomed students have the opportunity to earn college credit through UT with this fourth year Project-Based Research class.
See detailed information on classes in the Biomedical Engineering pathway here.
Check out the Biomedical Engineering photos above from the 2019-2020 school year!