• Health and Biosciences

    Health and Biosciences

    The program provides a unique learning environment for high school students interested in pursuing a career in biological science, health care, or medicine. Students will become active participants in the learning process as they develop their skills through the application of the scientific method and relevant, real world scenarios. Students will gain in depth knowledge of the human body, disease mechanism, major biological themes, mathematical topics and other concepts related to medicine.

    Programs of Study
    The Health and Biosciences Program features the following two programs of study:

    Biomedical Science (Project Lead the Way)
    The Biomedical Sciences program is based on the national content standards for Science, Mathematics, and English language Arts and the Accountability Criteria for the national Health Care Cluster Foundation Standards. The program consists of a sequence of four courses: Principles of Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovations. Students who complete the program are prepared for employment and further education. Stevenson University, Maryland’s PLTW Biomedical Sciences Affiliate University offers transcripted credit to students who successfully complete the program. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Advanced Placement Physics, Anatomy and Physiology.

    Health Professions
    The Health Professions Program uses project and problem based learning, clinical experiences, as well as classroom and lab instruction to teach students about the field of health care. Students progress through two foundation courses: Foundations of Medicine and Health Science and Structure and Functions of the Human Body. Opportunities for students to apply what they are learning to real life health care situations are part of a specialized health care course. Students will also have the opportunity to earn state and/or nationally recognized certifications, and/or college credit through articulation agreements with local colleges. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Economics, Advanced Placement Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Probability/ Statistics, and Public Health.

    Possible Certifications

    • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification
    • Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification
    • Pharmacy Technician Certification
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification

    Possible Careers
    • Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Nurse
    • Biomedical Engineers
    • Pharmacist
    • Research/Medical Scientist
    • Radiologist

    Business Partners
    • Med Star Southern Maryland Hospital
    • Walter Reed Army Research Institute
    • National Institute of Health
    • National Museum of Health and Medicine 
    • 100 Black Men of Washington DC
    • J. Venture Institute
    • Prince George’s County Community College
    • Stevenson University
    • Morgan State University

    Dual Enrollment Options
    • Four Transcripted credits from Stevenson University (Biology)
    • Three articulated credits from Prince George’s Community College

    Program Contact Information:
    Dr. Nancy Magloire, Supervisor
    Department of Career and Technical Education
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone: (301) 669-6012
    Fax: (301) 669-6090