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.
Students will grow in understanding of and appreciation for the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, leading them to a deeper respect for human life and for God, the Creator of all life. If you would like your non-STEM-centered student to take an anatomy and physiology course that satisfies the high school Anatomy and Physiology requirement, then this is the course for you.
The human body is filled with intricate systems all working in unison. If any one of these systems fail we risk death. How does our incredible body work? This introductory-level course provides a survey of the human body systems so that students will gain in-depth knowledge of the systems of the body. Homeostatic balance, the relationship between structure and function, and the interrelationships between body systems are a focus throughout the course. There will be optional dissections for the students to do / watch before classes; these will be discussed in the recordings.
Class 1: Intro to A&P
Class 2: Cells, Tissues, and Organs
Class 3: Skeletal System
Class 4: Skeletal System Continued
Class 5: Hearts!
Class 6: Blood
Class 7: Midterm Review
Class 8: Skeletal muscles
Class 9: Anatomy of Muscles
Class 10: Immune System
Class 11: Lymph System
Class 12: Final Review
Course materials: Anatomy and Physiology: The Easy Way, 2nd Edition, by Edward Alcamo, ISBN: 978-0764119798 (https://amzn.to/3KhnDP9)
Note: The section of this book on the human reproductive system we will not be using; instead the instructor will be giving handouts. The chapters on these systems (Chapter 22&23) have anatomical drawings of the human reproductive system in case a parent would like to remove that part of the book before giving it to the student.
Homework: Each week, students will be required to read a selection from the textbook, take a short quiz, and every few classes watch or perform a simple dissection on their own.