This course will be a journey through the human body. It will involve the study of the structures of body parts and their relationships to one another as a series of systems. Looking at the intra-relationship among parts of a system and the interrelationships among different systems, we will also study the functions of these parts and systems. Using this knowledge and being able to predict patterns, we will examine health and disease through a study of statistics, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, prognosis, and prescription of treatment. This broad overview of structure, function, and disease will occur through lecture, lab, hands-on inquiry and case studies.
Unit 1: Thinking Like a Doctor: Scientific Method Unit 2: Talking Like a Doctor: Introduction to the Human Body Unit 3: The Skinny on Skin: Integumentary System Unit 4: "Bone-Jointz-N-Harmony": Skeletal System Unit 5: Urination Station: Excretory System Unit 6: "Hungry, Oh So Hungry": Digestive System Unit 7: "Don't Phunk With My Heart": Cardiovascular System Unit 8: "How Do I Breathe": Respiratory System Unit 9: "Let's Talk About Sex": Reproductive System