Biomedical Sciences (Middleburg Heights Junior High)

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Biomedical Sciences is one of the largest and fastest growing segments of American industry, employing more than 15 million people in a wide range of occupations.

The Project Lead the Way® Biomedical Sciences™ program is a four year sequence of courses designed to introduce you to the broad field of medicine and biomedical sciences.  Each course will allow you to solve real-world problems through a series of hands-on exercises.

Biomedical Sciences Courses Include:

Principles of the Biomedical Sciences™ – Year 1
In this course, you will explore the concepts of human medicine and gain exposure to research processes and bioinformatics. Through numerous hands-on projects, you will investigate human body systems and various health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.

Human Body Systems™ – Year 2
You will examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems to learn how they work together to maintain homeostasis (internal balance) and good health. Using real-world cases, you and a team of students will play the role of biomedical professionals and work together to solve medical mysteries.

Medical Intervention™ – Year 3
Through a series of student projects, you will investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care. 

Using 3D imaging, data acquisition software, and current scientific research, you will design a product that can be used as a medical intervention.

Capstone Course – Science Research™ – Year 4
Guided by your instructor and community mentors, you will work in teams to identify a scientific research topic, conduct research, write a scientific paper, and defend your conclusions and recommendations to a panel of outside reviewers.

For additional information regarding Polaris satellite/off-campus programs, contact Chris Mitchell, Assistant Principal-Satellite Programming, at 440.891.7628 or

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Biomedical Sciences 2014-2015 Advisory Members

Mr. Michael Gilkey, Center for Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Cynthia Katzan, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
Mr. Joe Koch, Cuyahoga Community College
Ms. Jeanette Kramer, Motorist Insurance Group
Ms. Pauline Lacy, Life Care Center
Ms. Lisa Murthy, Lorain County Community College
Ms. LaRaine Rimko, S. Getachew Pediatrics Inc.

Teacher: Chevon Matthews
Program: Biomedical Science
BS – Biology
University of Miami (Florida)
Certifications: Life Science 7-12 (teaching certificate); Certificate of Forensic Death Investigation (University of Florida)
No. of Years at Polaris: 3
Industry Experience: 3 years teaching at Warrensville Heights High School
Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family; attending my children’s athletic events (my children are 12, 8 & 7 years old); playing indoor soccer