Course Syllabus coming soon
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.
In addition to the regular, college-prep level of this course, an honors level is also available.
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 9th through 12th grades.
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]
I personally worked really well with the way this class was taught. The guided notes and open book approach for most things helped me focus on understanding the structures and processes taught in each module, rather than having to just rigidly memorize terms without knowing what they mean. Lectures were also engaging and colorful, and though student interaction was a little tough at times when I wasn’t sure what to say, I wouldn’t change that at all because it definitely helped me learn and made lectures more enjoyable. I also LOVED how energetic you are about this subject – I’m a big biology nerd, to be honest, and your enthusiasm made me happy. 🙂 In addition, I appreciated how we took time a few months ago at the beginnings of a couple lectures to talk briefly about COVID-19; the whole situation is confusing and scary and it’s too easy to find misinformation online in the age of the internet, so I’m really glad that you took the time to talk about it with us and explain the general science behind the virus. Overall, this class was both enjoyable and appropriately challenging, and I learned a lot.
Anatomy and Physiology was a good foundation before I go on to study nursing. It had the right amount of challenge involved and I would recommend this course to anyone who was looking for a class to give them a foundation before college.
Matthew Williams –
Dr. Kanner is a master at teaching Anatomy and Physiology. When she says that A&P was her favorite subject, she means it! From the brain all the way to the urinary system, Dr. Kanner explains her material well. Over the course, I learned things about my body that I did not even know; I did not even know what the word Homeostasis meant before this class. Now, I know that homeostasis is a process that allows our bodies to survive and maintain stability. That is just an example. Dr. Kanner is straightforward, kind, extremely helpful, and ready to work. For those who are pursuing a health career, you need to take this class, as it will set you up for college and health professional schools (medical, dental, nursing, etc.). However, if you are not pursuing a health profession, this class is still excellent to take because you are learning about your body and all the different systems that make you who you are. Dr. Kanner’s Anatomy and Physiology class prepares you for success in the classroom and outside of the classroom. I myself would constantly be talking about what I learned from A&P to my family all the time. With this class, you definitely will need to put in the work and a couple hours a day as there is so much to learn and topics to bediscussed about…I mean, it is the human body and its functions! This class was enjoyable from start to finish from the labs, to the homework, to the tests, and finally to the discussions. This class is not easy, but if you put in the time, the work, and your mind to it, then the class will be great.
Anatomy and Physiology was one of my favorite classes. I learned so much about the human body. Dr. Kanner was always happy to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend this class even if you aren’t going into medicine.