The STEM Biomedical Science Program at Lakeville North High School is a sequence of courses, which follows a proven hands-on, real-world, problem-solving approach to learning. Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health.
Through activities like dissecting a heart, students play the role of biomedical professionals and examine the process, structures and interactions of the human body. Students will learn skills and techniques currently used in the fields of biomedical science.
The program is part of Project Lead the Way, which has set the highest standards for rigorous, focused, and engaging study to develop students’ innovative, collaborative, cooperative, and problem-solving skills.
The STEM Biomedical Sciences program offers students an array of advantages, from career readiness and hands-on experience to college preparatory-level classes, labs and creative exercises. Students succeed in the classroom and in their career pathway in the real-world.
The sequence of high school courses in the Biomedical Science Program includes four courses, all aligned with the national learning science standards. Courses must be taken in this order, as each class is a prerequisite for the next.
Any student who is interested in becoming college-ready in the field of medicine should join the program. These courses encourage students to apply math and science knowledge to hands-on skills that are used in the field.
Upon successful completion of each course and the End of Course Exam, students can receive Articulated credit with MnSCU schools and Transcripted college credit.
Special thanks to our business partners for supporting our students to be career and college ready: Minnesota Masonic Homes, Dr. Emily Pike, Dr. Couillard, Northfield Hospital, Snyder Orthodontics, and Fairview Ridges Hospital.
2019-20 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Honors Principles of Biomedical Science
Students investigate various health conditions and the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. Students investigate lifestyle choice and medical treatments that might prolong life. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the program.
Honors Human Body System
Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection and homeostasis. Students design experiments to investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and will build organs and tissues on manikins. Students work through real-world cases and play the role of bio- medical professionals to solve medical mysteries.
Honors Medical Interventions
Students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The course is a “how to” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when organs begin to fail. Students are exposed to a range of interventions related to pharmacology, medical devices and diagnostics.
Honors Biomedical Innovations
In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions and solve problems related to biomedical science. Students design innovative solutions for health challenges of the 21st century, and have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor/advisor.
News + Events
STEM Biomedical Science Community Information Meetings
Your child is invited to attend the STEM Biomedical Science Program at Lakeville North High School. The program is an innovative academic option for students in grades 9-10 (who have not already taken Biology). Attend an upcoming information session and learn more about this rigorous medical program. The sessions will include a presentation with time for questions to help students understand what the STEM Biomedical Science Program is and how it differs from traditional classroom models of teaching and learning. Current students will share their experiences.
Upcoming Information Sessions: