1 Credit per semester
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Anatomy & Physiology is a course in which students investigate concepts related to the Health Sciences. Through instruction, including laboratory activities, students apply concepts associated with Human Anatomy & Physiology. Studies include the process of homeostasis and the essentials of human function at the level of genes, cells, tissues, and organ systems. Students will understand the structure, organization, and function of the various components of the healthy human body in order to apply this knowledge in all health-related fields.
Students enrolled in this course should have a basic understanding of the Principles of Biology including:
* Molecules and Cells
* Developmental and Organismal Biology
Students should also know the principles of atomic structure, bonding, molecules, and structural formulas, types of chemical reactions, principles of acids and bases, and molarity. The course should include ample laboratory experiences that illustrate the application of the standards to the appropriate cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Dissection is both appropriate and necessary. Students should be able to use basic laboratory equipment such as microscopes, balances, and pipettes.