Human Anatomy & Physiology is designed for collegebound students who plan to enter careers that require knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. It is an intensive study of the structure and function of the human body. In addition to studying the anatomy and physiology of the 12 body systems it will include a review of introductory biology. Laboratory experiments and dissections (virtual experiments & dissections as well) will be an integral part of this course.
Students should have successfully completed biology and chemistry before taking this course although either could be taken concurrently with this course.
Strong work ethic, good time management skills, strong reader and writer, willingness to verbally participate in class discussions.
Who should enroll?
The course is intended for students in the 10th through 12th grades. Exceptional 9th-grade students will be considered.
Students interested in pursuing careers that require knowledge of the human body should seriously consider taking this class. This includes students interested in the medical profession or engineering. The course content, especially the physiology, is challenging to learn. From my experience teaching A&P at the college and university level, I can confidently state that students who take high school anatomy and physiology do much better than their peers who did not and hence are more likely to succeed in their desired course of study.
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Web cam, sound card, and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Evaluation and Feedback
Students will complete daily computer graded quizzes, periodic teacher graded quizzes and short essays, numerous lab experiments and projects, virtual and/or real dissections, three to four lab reports, etc.
Instructor email: [email protected]