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Anatomy & Physiology, Part Two

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.

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology, Part One (live or recorded) or equivalent (with permission).

Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Anatomy & Physiology or Science


This course offers an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology, including the dissection of a fetal pig (lab kit or virtual). 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. Anatomy and Physiology Part Two consists of dissections each week.


Week 1: Anatomical References
Week 2: Exterior Reproductive System
Week 3: Digestive System (The Head)
Week 4: Digestive System (Abdominal Cavity)
Week 5: Urinary System (The Kidneys)
Week 6: Urinary System (Blood Vessels Ureters, Bladder)
Week 7: Circulatory System (Thoracic Cavity)
Week 8: Circulatory System (Heart Cross Section)
Week 9: Reproductive System
Week 10: Respiratory System
Week 11: Lung Cross Section
Week 12: Nervous System (Cranial)
Week 13: Nervous System (Cervical)
Week 14: Nervous System (Lumbar)

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/fetal-pig-dissection-kit/

Students will have the option of a “virtual dissection” in lieu of the dissection kit.

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.

Homework: Each week features a different body system for dissection. After the live lab, the student will take the online computer-graded quiz.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Tuesdays, January 16 to April 30, 2024. (No class Feb. 13 or March 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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