BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES ACADEMY

Experience the thrilling blend of CSI and ER as you tackle real-world biomedical challenges using cutting-edge equipment and knowledge. Join this college prep course offered exclusively to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors through Project Lead the Way, and pave the way for a future filled with exciting learning opportunities and rewarding career prospects requiring medical degrees.

NOW TAKING SOPHOMORES

Are you interested in becoming a doctor, veterinarian, pharmacist, sonographer, forensic scientist, medical researcher, medical laboratory scientist, pathologist, physicians assistant (PA), or other college degreed medical professional?  

Would you like to start early?  

Biomedical Science students are tackling the same type of real-world challenges seen by the professionals. We’re talking the big ones…like discovering new cancer treatments. 

How are students doing this in high school?  

Our students work with the same tools used by biomedical science professionals in hospitals and labs. They are quickly introduced to hands-on activities and labs where they team up to solve problems by finding solutions.  

If you want to make the world a better place and get a jump start on preparing for college and your medical career, then Biomed is for you. 

You will study Biomedical Sciences through the exciting Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum that provides hands-on projects and experiences. Below are a few examples of hands-on lab activities. 

“Central Tech offered an enriched environment for me to learn and grow as an individual. I took part in the Biomedical Sciences program which exposed me to higher level science and math courses that I otherwise could not participate in. This helped me immensely when I went to college. Without the help and guidance of Mrs. Metz and Mrs. Overton, I would not be in the position I am today.”
Casey Buller, Medical Student, OU Medical Center

MEDICAL

You will learn how to draw blood in our mock hospital and use your medical skills to explore how a disease is spreading through the hospital. You will learn how to track it back to the original person and the pathway that caused the spreading. 

Physical therapy falls under this category. You will learn how to use a goniometer to measure precise angles in your joints. 

VETERINARY

Studying microbiology, bacteria, and viruses you will learn how they affect the body. Knowing what they can do, you will come to understand how vaccines are made and how they work inside the body. You will learn what they trigger in the body to start the healing process. 

FORENSICS

You will investigate a pile of bones to determine age, gender, height, and ethnicity. 

You can work a crime scene to collect hair, lift fingerprints, and determine if the scene is a murder, accident, or a medical issue. You will also learn blood spatter based on distance, angles, and how to determine what caused the situation. 

“I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UCO in May 2020 during a global pandemic. For most people, 2020 did not go as planned, especially from a nursing perspective. There are dozens of specialties and sub-specialties in nursing, and it can take a while to find your niche. That’s the purpose of nursing clinicals and shadowing. CT is the high school version of clinicals. It provides an opportunity to try new “specialties” to help you find your niche before you graduate and join the real world. Regardless of the year, things don’t always go as planned. The more prepared, the more likely you’ll succeed.”
Abigail Pool, BSN, NICU RN, St. Anthony Hospital

PLTW BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE

ADVANCED PLTW BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE

AREAS OF STUDY

  • PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE: From design and data analysis to outbreaks, clinical empathy, health promotion, and more, you will explore the vast range of careers in biomedical sciences. You will develop not just technical skills, but also in-demand, transportable skills that you need to thrive in life and career. 
  • HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS: Students experience real-world scenarios and cases to see medicine in action – as they diagnose and provide treatment and rehabilitation to patients at an outpatient center, keep clients safe and healthy on adventure medicine trips in remote locations, and work in a research center to design laboratory investigations to explore development and aging. 
  • MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS: You will play the role of a scientist investigating the health of a fictitious family in preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease. 
  • BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION: For the capstone, you build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design your own innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. 

You are exposed to a diverse curriculum with a strong math and science foundation to better equip you for success in a science related major at the college/university level. In BioMed you will receive high-level math and science credits for high school graduation and college preparation. 

You will study advanced math and science courses that include: 

  • Honors Algebra II 
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus 
  • Honors Anatomy & Physiology
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors Physics
  • AP Biology

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Principles of Biomedical Sciences
  • Honors Anatomy & Physiology
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors Physics
  • Human Body Systems
  • Medical Interventions
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Biomedical Innovations

CAPSTONE: CURING CANCER

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic, a student chose to study the effects of adding Messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics as a treatment to ovarian cancer cells. Using the P53 gene, it would provide the genetic code for the cells to produce protein. Once protein is produced in the cells, the body launches an immune response killing the cancer cells. Why is the timing important? It’s important to note that mRNA has never before been used in a vaccine. However, the first two COVID-19 vaccines on the market used mRNA to fight the coronavirus. A first in history…and one of our students was studying the same solution. 

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Friday MOOD!

One of our Biomedical Sciences students was caught having a fun dance session during HOSA-Future Health Professionals Fall Leadership. 🕺

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You`re invited! The Central Tech STEM Symposium featuring projects from the BioMedical Sciences and Pre-Engineering classes is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 from 11am-1pm.
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CSI meets ER in the Biomedical Sciences class. Students use the latest equipment and information to solve real-world biomedical challenges, while at the same time build a foundation for future learning and career opportunities.

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AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSE

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  • Advanced Placement (AP) Biology exam
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus exam

QUICK FACTS

Students, Campus, Times

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  • Students: High School Only
  • Campus: Drumright Only
  • Times: Morning, Afternoon
  • School Year: August-May

Central Tech Biomed student using a dropper