Project Lead the Way

Biomedical Science Pathway

Project Lead the Way

Biomedical Science Pathway

Take a sneak peek at what we offer in Biomedical Science above!

Whether it’s examining genetics, public health, the human body, or medicine, students looking to get a jump-start in the life sciences fields need look no further than our Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science pathway, where students earn college credits, receive meaningful certifications, relevant work-based learning opportunities, and an education they can apply to real-world scenarios.

The rigorous content we teach in this pathway invigorates students to dig deeper into their education as they explore diagnoses, preventions, and treatments of diseases.

Students become investigators while examining fictitious “death scenes” to analyze body systems, work together to develop solutions for health issues, and hold enriching conversations about health challenges humans face.

Biomedical Science

Program Highlights

Biomedical Science

Program Highlights

  • Earn eight transferable college credits through Stevenson University and receive Advanced Placement and Project Lead the Way recognition
  • Use of PLTW Learning Management System curriculum
  • Learn how to diagnose diabetes
  • Understand genetic diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment options for heart disease
  • Learn bioinformatics through GenBank
  • Work as a genetic counselor to advise potential parents
  • Investigate an outbreak on a college campus
  • How to detect and treat cancer
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Determine organ failure treatment options

Biomedical Science

Course Timeline

In addition to the suggested course timeline below, students must meet CHS graduation requirements, with four years of math (including Algebra II).

Biomedical Science

Course Timeline

In addition to the suggested course timeline below, students must meet CHS graduation requirements, with four years of math (including Algebra II).

YEAR 1 (grade 9)
Principals of Biomedical Science
1 elective credit

YEAR 3 (grade 11)*
Medical Interventions
1 elective credit

YEAR 2 (grade 10)
Human Body Systems
1 elective credit

YEAR 4 (grade 12)*
Biomedical Innovations
1 elective credit

*Students can choose to take AP Chemistry & Lab (2 credits) or AP Biology & Lab (2 credits) in grade 11 or 12 to receive AP & Project Lead the Way recognition.

Biomedical Science

Hands-on learning 

Biomedical Science

Hands-on learning 

  • Use Vernier Logger Pro® software for data collection
  • Practice techniques with clay mannequins

 Chart your own course

Cumberland High School
2600 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Cumberland High School Assistant Principal
& Director of Pathways

heather.delfino@cumberlandschools.org

(401) 658-2600

Chart your own course

Cumberland High School
2600 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Cumberland High School Assistant Principal
& Director of Pathways

heather.delfino@cumberlandschools.org

(401) 658-2600

© 2018 Cumberland School Department, Cumberland, Rhode Island

© 2018 Cumberland School Department, Cumberland, Rhode Island