This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
This in-depth study of anatomy and physiology covers dissections (choose the lab kit or virtual experience) and further study of the systems of the human body. A special emphasis will be placed on the human identity and status of the embryo and fetus, incorporating a scientifically sound pro-life apologetics.
High school level in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology with dissection. Complete study of the basic principles of the human biology and its functions. Where appropriate, discussion of contemporary bioethical issues from the perspective of the Church’s moral magisterium will be engaged. The lab component will focus in depth on the organ systems of the body, their anatomy and physiology. These include the sensory, motor and integrative systems, special organs of sense, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, digestive, reproductive systems, as well as embryonic and fetal development. A special emphasis will be placed on the human identity and status of the embryo and fetus, incorporating a scientifically sound pro-life apologetics approach for students to take with them into their college and graduate level clinical training.
Introduction to Anatomy
Course materials: Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Tenth edition. Can be found inexpensively used. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0077221354/catholictreas-20)
Fetal Pig Dissection Kit. (https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/large-fetal-pig-dissection-kit/)
Homework: Weekly vocabulary, reading and quizzes. 2-4 hours/week. Students are expected to read the assigned chapter(s) and write their vocabulary words to prepare for the class, and complete computer graded weekly quizzes.