This year-long course introduces high school students to the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology – including the organization of the body, cellular functions, and the chemistry of life. As they progress through each unit, students will learn about the major body systems, common diseases and disorders, and the career specialties associated with each system. Students will investigate basic medical terminology as well as human reproduction and development. Students are introduced to these fundamental health science concepts through direct instruction, interactive tasks, and practice assignments. This course is intended to provide students with a strong base of core knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health science career pathways. This course is aligned with introductory health science career and technical education frameworks in a variety of states. Units of Study Semester A – The Human Body and Genetics Cells Tissues, Organs, and Systems Diseases and Disorders Anatomy of the Body Musculoskeletal System Semester B – Nervous and Sensory Systems Cardiovascular System Respiratory System Integumentary, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems Digestive, Urinary, and Endocrine Systems Human Reproduction and Development
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.