Anatomy & Physiology
Students will learn the subject of human anatomy and physiology and will cover the topics of body orientation, basic chemistry, cells and tissues, skin and body membranes, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system with special senses, endocrine system, circulatory system with blood, body defenses, respiratory system, digestive system including body metabolism, urinary system and a unit on human body reproduction.
This course is designed for the college-bound student. Students should expect a demanding daily homework load as well as projects, quizzes, tests, and laboratory write-ups. A high level of understanding in problem solving and in scientific methods is necessary for success in this course. In addition to normal class work, every chapter will include a short research assignment dealing with a physiological issue. For example, Chapter 6 discusses skin, students will research different types of skin cancers or skin-related genetic disorders.
In my class, I require students to have a 1.5 inch to 2 inch 3-ring binder and loose leaf notebook paper. The binder will hold class notes, graded assignments and activities, labs, study guides and graded tests. This notebook will be graded at the end of the semester.
Within the first week of classes, students may bring in a variety of items to receive extra credit. Those items include, but are not limited to: black or blue pens, pencils, colored pencils, erasers, dry erase markers, facial tissue, or mechanical pencils. Each package is worth 5 extra credit points and students can only bring in 2 packages.
In the fall semester, students will discuss the following topics:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Anatomy
Chatper 2: Chemical Basis of Life
Chapter 3: Cells
Chapter 5: Tissues
Chapter 6: Skin and the Integumentary System
Chatper 7: Skeletal System
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