Medical Anatomy/ physiology is a rigorous second year Biology course for students interested in biology, medicine and health sciences. The major concepts of Anatomy and Physiology include homeostasis, energy, and health and wellness. These three thematic units will be used as an outline to investigate the eleven human body systems as sub-units.
The laboratory component includes labs and activities that cover the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for high school earth, life, and physical science AND incorporate medical themes. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Science and Technical Subjects have also been
In the laboratory curriculum, students learn: Anatomical Language, Autopsy, Surgery, Suturing techniques, Homeostasis science, Histology, Cytotoxicity, The Integumentary System, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, Biomechanics, The Nervous System, The Endocrine System, The Cardiovascular System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Reproductive System, Global Health, and Medical Case Studies. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.