Anatomy & Physiology

Contact info:
  (723) 289-3700 x4101

All students need to join the google classroom for their specific Anatomy and Physiology class.
Parents/Guardians are also encouraged to join by emailing me (include your the student's name, your name and the email address on record with the school district).

Anatomy & Physiology course info, grading & profiencies

Extra Help after school by appointment Tues-Thurs. 2:20-3:20


The following expresses these categories and their respective weights:

Assessment: ( 50% ): Tests, Quizzes and Lab practicals

Labs/Projects: ( 25% ): Projects, Lab reports & participation

Class-work: ( 25% ): Homework, Class participation & Class-work


Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Explain how the body regulates and copes with environmental changes.

2. Explain the structure of various tissues relate to their function.

3. List the components of bone.

4. Explain bones grow, reshape and maintain structural integrity.

5. Describe how joint structure relates to function.

6. Give the structural and functional differences between skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles.

7. Explain how muscle units are arranged.

8. List the differences between axial and appendicular muscles in both location and action.

9. Compare and contrast the major divisions of the nervous system.

10. List the major structures of the brain.

11. Give the functions of the major brain structures.

12. List the cell types that the nervous system is composed of.

13.  Explain how the brain responds to different types of stimuli.

14. Explain how neurons work at the cellular level.

15. Explain how neurons are regulated.

16. Explain how we utilize our five senses.

17. List the components of the heart.

18. Make a flow chart describing how the heart performs the function of blood circulation.

19. Describe the parts of the cardiac cycle.

20. Explain the parts of the EKG wave.

21. Explain how the blood returns to the heart after stopping in the capillaries.

22. Explain how we breathe and use oxygen from the air.

23. List the components of blood.

24. List the immune cells of the blood.

25. List the steps of the inflammation response.

26. Describe the parts of the digestive system and the functions of each.

27. Explain how we swallow the items we ingest.

28. List the cell types of the stomach and explain their function.

29. Explain how the digestive system breakdown and absorb all the nutrients our bodies need. 

30. Explain how the major organs function together within the organism.

31. Describe the roles of the small and large intestine.

32. List the major hormones of the body and give their function.

33. Explain the role of meiosis in gamete development.

34. Describe the zygote and how is it formed.

35. Describe the stages of embryonic development in order.

36. Explain how the embryo becomes an adult form of the body.

Tests and Quizzes:
If your class does not meet on the posted test/quiz date, then the test/quiz will be given n the next day the class meets.


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