Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structure and function of the body. Throughout this course students will learn the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body. In addition student will learn practical applications of their knowledge, such a taking blood pressure, monitoring vital signs, CPR and some basic First Aid applications.

Please see course syllabus for specifics on grading policy and classroom expectations

Required Text

Marieb, Elaine N. Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology. 8th ed. San Francisco: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2006.

additional reading may be required and will be provided to students.

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Students will be assessed on the following:
  • Laboratory exercises- Students will complete labs and write lab reports on a weekly basis.
  • Lab practicals- Students will be tested on throughout the quarter on information and skills learned during laboratory exercises.
  • Exams and quizzes- Students will take a unit exam at the end of each unit as well as periodic quizzes throughout each unit.
  • Homework and Class work- Students will complete worksheets and study guides.
  • Projects- TBA, past project include student designed lab investigations, poster presentations and student lead lessons on body systems.

Topic Outline

The focus of this course will be on organs and organ system. Below is a tentative topic outline.
  • Language of Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Gross Anatomy 
  • Cells and tissues 
  • Integumentary system 
  • Musculoskeletal system 
  • Nervous system 
  • Endocrine System 
  • Cardiovascular system 
  • Respiratory System
  • Excretory System
  • Digestive System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Reproductive system