This begins the Anatomy and Physiology Blog, Kenmore East Anatomy and Physiology Class-Joseph Allen, Teacher. My first question will be: What was your issue (good or bad) with the last two tests: Respiratory Physiology (lecture) and Respiratory Anatomy (lab)?
Grade 11-12 Honors. Chemistry, or may be taken concurrently with
Chemistry; Regents/Honors Biology with a grade of 85% or better (preferably
90%). Self motivation is critical as is attendance. This rigorous
course is designed to give students a college level experience in a lab course
required for entry into medically oriented courses of study such as Physician’s
Assistant, pre-Med, pre-Dental, pre-Vet, Occupational and Physical Therapy and
Nursing. Superior students, who are interested in receiving college level
instruction, regardless of their intended major, are encouraged to take this
course. Overall emphasis is on holistic and preventative medicine along with
fitness and high activity lifestyles. General pathology is explored as it
relates to topics covered. Specimen dissection is required. At most colleges,
students may opt to test out of anatomy and physiology and receive college
This course represents a two semester study of the systematic topics in Human
Anatomy and Physiology. The major emphasis of study is structural and functional
biology of the human. The molecular-cellular approach early in the course served
as the basis for body-system study through the major portion of the year. This
course will have 5 lecture meetings per week plus 1 lab period per 6 day cycle.
There is heavy concentration on pathophysiology as well as normal homeostasis.
Preventative methodology as well at treatment regimens are also covered with
respect to disease.
chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry
Cellular anatomy and physiology, mitosis, cell cycle, DNA/RNA, cellular
chemistry, plasma membrane, pathology of cancer
Tissues and histology, skin anatomy and physiology, skin diseases
Cellular pathophysiology of cancer
Skeletal system anatomy and physiology, Ca++
uptake, skeletal pathology
system anatomy and physiology, chemistry of contractions
Nervous system anatomy
and physiology, CNS, ANS, synaptic transmission, brain, cranial nerves,
neurotransmitters, pyschophysiological disorders
Special senses, optic, otic, olfactory,
Endocrine system, biochemistry of hormone
action, hormone pathology
Reproductive system/fetal development,
meiosis, hormone actions
Respiratory system, gas laws, chemistry of gas
exchange, pulmonary diseases
Cardiovascular system/lymphatic system, blood
chemistry, hemostasis, vascular tissue, exercise physiology and fitness,
Urinary system, renal thresholds, urinary
chemistry, urinary pathology
Digestive system, metabolism of organic
molecules, gastric and intestinal physiology
Dissection is REQUIRED.
Histological slides, human models of various systems, skeleton kits, wall
diagrams, preserved tissue specimens, dissection specimens (cats, cow eyes,
sheep hearts, sheep brains, animal kidneys). Students must provide their
own lab coats and gloves.
Students will be given 3-6
quarterly lecture and lab exams announced at least one week in advance. Each
unit will have both a lecture and lab evaluation. Lab tests are practical in
nature and are valued equally to the lecture exams. The final exam is valued at
20% of the final grade.
Principles of Anatomy and
Physiology, 13th edition, by Tortora and Anagnostakos. John Wiley
and Son Publishing, 2006.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Laboratory Manual, 9th edition, by Elaine Marieb. The
Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 2006.
The Anatomy and Physiology