• 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)?


    Joseph Allen


    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

    Course Description:

    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.


    pH, basic
    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,
    cardiovascular pathology

                                          Urinary system, renal thresholds, urinary
    chemistry, urinary pathology

    Digestive system, metabolism of organic
    molecules, gastric and intestinal physiology

    Lab Requirements:

    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
    , 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
    Coloring Book

    Course Objectives and NY State
    Standards Integration

Last Modified on March 29, 2011