The Science Of Health & Anatomy Self Paced (Full Year: Grades 7-12)

    The Science Of Health & Anatomy

    Self Paced Online Course: 17 Units

    Grades: 7-12 Meets Health & Anatomy Credit

    Health Education is a required course, which is typically taught within a nine-week or seventeen week semester time frame. In Health Educations class, students will obtain accurate information; acquire skills and behaviors that promote positive attitudes for making wise decisions related to their personal health. The central theme addresses adolescent risk behaviors that have been identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: the acceptance of personal responsibility for lifelong health, respect for and promotion of the health of others, understanding the process of growth and development, and informed use of health-related information, products, and services. Study will include Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, Mental and Emotional Health, Disease Prevention, Human Growth and Development, Nutrition and Safety. The unifying agenda for health is for students to improve the quality of individual health through practice  and performance, which will sustain a lifetime of wellness.

    A basic course of study in the structure and functions of human body systems is required. Study in both human anatomy and human physiology is required.It is not unusual for both of these subjects to be offered as one course. If the course you completed is a combined course, you may use the same course to fulfill both requirements.

    This course is a unique way to finish two courses in one. This is a full year course, broken up into two semesters. This is a great course for students interested in the medical field, looking to complete a 2 in 1 course, or for students looking for a unique science credit. 

    Tuition: $149/semester. This course is 2 semesters long, for a full year credit. 

    Online Textbook Resource Access:

    -Teen Health Literacy

    Created by: CK-12, Edition: Oct 30, 2015

    -HealthCorps - Skills For A Healthy Me

    Created by: CK-12, Edition: Sep 30, 2021

    -Glencoe Health, Edition 2005

    -Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology (Shier), 13th Edition

    All online curriculum resources will be provided via pdf format. 


    I. Orientation of the Body

    A. Anatomical terminology

    B. Directional terminology

    C. Planes and regions of the body

    D. Overview of body systems, rat practical exam

    II. Chemistry of Life

    A. Basic inorganic chemistry review

    a. atoms, molecules, compounds, bonding

    b. pH, acids, bases, salts

    B. Basic organic chemistry review

    a. Macromolecules, proteins, enzymes, DNA, RNA, lipids, carbohydrates

    III. Cellular Structure and Function

    A. Cell types, organelles, structure and function

    B. Cellular transport, communication, reproduction

    C. Cell differentiation, cell cycle regulation, stem cells, cancer

    IV. Histology

    A. Tissue types and functions, characteristics, practical exam

    B. Microscopy

    V. Integumentary

    A. Receptors: touch, pressure, nociceptors, chemoreceptors, mechanoreceptors,

    B. Structure, functions, accessory organs (hair, nails, glands)

    C. Burns, wound healing, skin cancer

    VI. Skeletal

    A. Types of bone

    B. Bones and bone markings, practical exam

    C. Fractures, healing, pathology

    VII. Muscular

    A. Types and names of muscles, shapes, structure and function

    B. Graphical analysis of muscle contraction (smooth, cardiac, skeletal)

    C. Exercises to improve muscle growth

    D. Types of contractions, concentric, eccentric, isotonic, isometric

    VIII. Nervous

    A. Types of neurons and support cells

    B. Neuron action potentials

    C. Epineurium, perineurium, endoneurium (fiber size)

    D. Brain structure and function

    E. Memory, emotion, and learning

    F.  Sympathetic and parasympathetic control

    IX. Endocrine system

    A. Hypothalamic, anterior pituitary, posterior pituitary hormones

    B. Endocrine glands

    C. Feedback mechanisms

    D. Pathology

    X. Blood

    A. Basic hematology - plasma and cellular components

    B. Hemostasis

    C. Hemoglobin production, iron cycle, oxygen transport

    D. Microscopy, blood cell identification

    E. Blood groupings

    XI. Cardiovascular system

    A. The heart, structure, function, sheep heart practical exam

    B. Regulation of cardiovascular system, cardiac conduction system

    C. EKG, normal vs abnormal rhythms

    D. Blood Pressure Determinations,

    E. Peripheral circulation, blood vessel names and identification

    F. Special circulations,

    XII. Lymphatic system

    A. Lymphatic organs structure and function  

    B. Nonspecific and specific defense mechanisms  

    C. Hypersensitivity and tissue rejection  

    D. HIV and AIDS

    XIII. Digestive system

    A. General digestive organs

    B. Food needs, food pyramid, and nutrition

    C. Metabolism

    D. Nutrition

    XIV. Respiratory system

    A. Pulmonary anatomy

    B. Mechanics of breathing

    C. Measurement of pulmonary function

    D. Control of breathing

    E. Gas laws and gas exchange

    F. Gas transport mechanisms

    G. Tobacco Use

    XV. Urinary system

    A. Anatomy of urinary system structure and function

    B. The nephron

    C. Urine formation and control

    D. Composition of urine

    E. Pathology

    XVI. Reproductive system

    A. General terminology

    B. Hormonal control of male and female reproductive systems continued from the Endocrine system

    C. Male reproductive system

    D. Female reproductive system

    E. Fetal Development

    XVII. Overall Health

    A. Alcohol Use

    B. Drug Use

    C. Sleep

    D. Healthy Weight

    E. Importance Of Physical Activities & Exercise

    Final Capstone Project: Portfolio Project

    This course is a two semester course. The parent will pay for first semester, and then 60 days later pay for second semester.

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