Body Structures and Functions
Body Structures and Functions (formerly Basic Anatomy and Physiology) is designed to provide knowledge of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on normalcy. The interactions of all body systems in maintaining homeostasis will promote an understanding of the basic human needs necessary for health maintenance Academic knowledge from life science core content as it relates to the human body will be included. Laboratory activities should be a part of the course when appropriate.
- Describe the basic structures and functions of cells, tissues, organs, and each body system as they relate to homeostasis.
- Compare relationships among cells, tissues, organs, and systems.
- Explain body planes, directional terms, quadrants, and cavities.
- Analyze the interdependence of the body systems as they relate to wellness, disease, disorders, therapies, and care rehabilitation.
- Analyze body system changes in light of diseases, disorders, and wellness.
- Compare the aging process among the body systems.
- Discuss and explain the interrelationships and pathophysiology behind specific illness affecting each body system.
- Integrate literacy and numeracy concepts and processes across all curricular units.