Medical Magnet Schools - Beaufort
Elementary Pathway through PLTW Launch
Through PLTW Launch, students become hands-on problem solvers and learn to collaborate with their fellow students.
They begin each module with an engaging ebook story featuring the characters Mylo, Suzi, and Angelina, who introduce the challenge students will work together to solve. Then, in a series of activities that build upon each other, students are challenged to become confident in trying new things, to learn from mistakes, and to apply what they know to find solutions.
PLTW Launch consists of modules for grades PK-5 in all areas of science and technology. In the MedTech7 curriculum students will experience the modules specific to Biomedical Science:
Middle School Curriculum
Middle School Pathway through PLTW Gateway
Introduction to Health Professions -This unit provides students with an introduction to many healthcare careers and the safety procedures and interpersonal communication skills required for them. The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to healthcare skills; attitudes applicable to healthcare including the concepts of health, wellness and preventative care; and responsibilities of today's healthcare provider. Mastery of skills through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and group activities will provide students with an opportunity to decide if they want to continue this course of study in high school and/or at a post-secondary institution. Students will be introduced to the five career pathways developed by the National Consortium on Health Science Education (NCHSE): therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
Medical Detectives - Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they collect and analyze medical data to diagnose disease. They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, measure and interpret vital signs, examine nervous system structure and function, and investigate disease outbreaks.
High School Curriculum
High School Pathway through CTE Health Science and Sports Medicine, and PLTW Biomedical Sciences
Health Sciences 1: Foundations - This is an introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of the healthcare careers and foundational skills to begin their journey towards the future as a healthcare professional. Upon completion of this course proficient students will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems and begin to provide foundational health care skills. This course will serve as a foundation for all Health Science programs of study.
Health Sciences 2: Advanced Applications -This course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - This course is for students in grades 10-12. Students enrolled in this course must have successfully completed Health Science 1 with a grade of 75% or higher. Furthermore, students are required to job shadow in an area that will connect to a real-world experience in the healthcare industry. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in Basic Life Support/Heart Saver/CPR/AED.
Health Sciences 3: Human Structure - Health Science 3 focuses on the human body. Students will gain knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy and Physiology). This course will emphasize the study of disease, prevention and treatment (Pathophysiology). Students will participate in teamwork activities for assigned projects. Medical Terminology is incorporated throughout the course.
Health Sciences 4: Clinical Studies- Health Science Clinical Study provides work for students with a clinical experience to include preparation for the Nurse Aide credential. Students will have classroom time to review the necessary skills and qualities needed to complete rotating internships that will require travel to an approved clinical site. (District specific student travel guidelines should be followed and worksite HIPPA training and required worksite guidelines should be adhered to.) CPR and FA certifications can be renewed during this course if needed. Students should be certified in CPR and FA before being placed at a medical facility. Schools serving as a Certified Nurse Aide program will follow the rules and regulations governed by SCDHHS. This Clinical Study program is meant to be a flexible program that works with district adapted clinical programs and certifications. This course is limited to 10 students and must be taught by a certified nursing instructor.
Sports Medicine 1: Exploration - Sports Medicine 1 emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of exercise science, anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and vital signs. Subject matter will also include discussion of legal issues, members of the sports medicine team, nutrition, protective sports equipment, environmental safety issues, taping and wrapping, mechanisms of injury, and application of other sports medicine concepts. Students interested in healthcare careers in athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and radiology will benefit from this course.
Sports Medicine 2: Body Systems- Sports Medicine 2 emphasizes the assessment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Subject matter will include discussion of specific conditions and injuries that may be experienced by individuals participating in athletic activities. In addition, the use of appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercise in the care and rehabilitation of injuries will be examined. Advanced concepts related to the administrative aspects of the sports medicine program will also be covered in this course.
Sports Medicine 3: Practical Applications - Sports Medicine 3 emphasizes the student’s ability to apply concepts from previous Sports Medicine course work to real-world situations and scenarios. A priority will be placed on understanding the current research and evidence-based practices affecting the practice of Sports Medicine professionals. Students will develop policies, procedures, and guidelines based on these aspects, as well as explore detailed treatment and rehabilitation procedures for common athletic injuries. Students are expected to participate in clinical situations either at school with their athletic department or in an outside clinical setting for real world experience.
Principles of Biomedical Science - In this course, students explore concepts of biology and medicine as they take on roles of different medical professionals to solve real-world problems. Over the course of the year, students are challenged in various scenarios including investigating a crime scene to solve a mystery, diagnosing and proposing treatment to patients in a family medical practice, to tracking down and containing a medical outbreak at a local hospital, stabilizing a patient during an emergency, and collaborating with other to design solutions to local and global medical problems.
Human Body Systems - Student examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identify, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis in the body. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.
Medical Interventions - Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Student explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.
Biomedical Innovation - In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence, students build on the knowledge and skill gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Student address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.
AHS 102: Medical Terminology - dual credit course - Medical terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.