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.
Continue learning with Part Two of this foundational Anatomy and Physiology course designed to help students 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 anatomy and physiology and satisfy 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 fails, 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, which will be discussed in class.
Class 1: Integumentary System
Class 2: Nervous System
Class 3: Special Senses
Class 4: Respiratory System
Class 5: Urinary System
Class 6: Review for Midterm
Class 7: Endocrine System
Class 8: Reproductive System
Class 9: Pregnancy and Life
Class 10: The Human Soul
Class 11: Animal Dissection
Class 12: Review for Final
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.