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Anatomy & Physiology, Part One

To continue science studies after basic biology, join this in-depth and complete study of human anatomy and physiology covering the basic principles of human biology and its functions. This is an especially good course for students considering medical / health fields after high school.

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: One year of high school biology

Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Anatomy & Physiology or Science

Special Notes: This course starts before Labor Day. This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to sign up separately for Part Two in the Spring.


This course offers an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology with a complete study of the basic principles of human biology and its functions. Where appropriate, discussion of contemporary bioethical issues from the perspective of the Church’s moral magisterium will be engaged. Lectures include topics on cells, tissues, and various systems of human anatomy. There will be two lab components where students will have the opportunity to dissect as well.


Week 1: Introduction to Anatomy

Week 2: Cells

Week 3: Tissues

Week 4 Integumentary

Week 5 Skeletal

Week 6 Muscular

Week 7 Nervous

Week 10 Introduction to Dissection, and Dissection of Brain

Week 11 Senses

Week 12 Cardiac

Week 13 Cardiac dissection

Week 14 Blood

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Tenth edition (www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0077221354/catholictreas-20 or bookfinder.com). Can be found inexpensively used.

Sheep heart dissection – https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/heart-sheep-specimen/

Sheep brain dissection kit – https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/sheep-brain-dissection-kit/

Homework: Weekly vocabulary, reading, and quizzes. Expect to spend 2-4 hours per week outside of the classroom on homework. Students are expected to read the assigned chapter(s) and write their vocabulary words to prepare for the live lecture and computer-graded weekly quizzes. Live labs in class will enhance the organic and sensory learning experience.

Important Dates

Dates: Tuesdays, August 27 to December 10, 2024. (No class Oct. 15 & Nov. 26)

Starting Time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

Duration per class: 60 to 75 minutes

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