STEM and Health Sciences

  • Project Lead the Way 

    Biomedical Science

    Instructor: David Eroh

    Brandywine’s Biomedical Science students find solutions to some of today’s most pressing medical challenges.  They work with the same equipment and tools used by medical lab professionals.  Biomedical courses begin in their freshman or sophomore year. There is an option of a 4th year independent study capstone course for interested students.   

    Through the entire pathway, students work together in teams to find unique solutions.  They learn in-demand, career skills like critical thinking, diagnoses and written and scientific communication. In addition, students learn to use many of the most important biotechnology tools and techniques. 

    Level 1 - Principles of Biomedical Science 
    In this introductory course, students crack the case on the reasons for the deaths of fictional people. While investigating the cases, students read autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have affected the person’s life.  

    Level 2 - Human Body Systems 
    Students take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases in this class. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®.  They use data software to monitor body functions like muscle movement, reflexes, and respiration.  

    Level 3 - Medical Interventions 
    Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students learn how to detect and fight infection.  They screen and evaluate human DNA code. They evaluate cancer treatment options and learn what happens when a body’s organs begin to fail. They learn about immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.