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Structure & Functions of the Human Body

Course Number: 80804
Subject: Health & Biosciences
Major/Program of Study: Academy of Health Professions
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

Students in this course study the structure and functions of the human body, including cellular biology and histology. Systemic study involves homeostatic mechanisms of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous systems, special senses and aging. Students will investigate and body’s responses to the external environment, maintenance of homeostasis, electrical interactions, transport systems, and energy processes. Students will conduct laboratory investigations and fieldwork, use scientific methods during investigations to solve problems and make informed decisions. Students will learn the medical terminology related to body systems. It is recommended that students have completed biology and be concurrently enrolled in chemistry.
Prerequisites and other notes: Medical Specialty (80802), Foundations of Medicine & Health Science (80801) and Allied Health Internship (80803).