The purpose of this course outline is to guide you in understanding many of the main topics we will be studying in this course. This DOES NOT mean that every point will be covered or that there will not be additional information added. However, this is a fairly good guide concerning what to expect.
Unit 1: Levels of Organization
Chapter 1 Introduction
Topics to be familiar with:
Be able to define and explain the relationship between anatomy and physiology
List and describe the major characteristics of life
Explain what is meant be the characteristics of life
Describe the location and contents of the major body cavities
Name the major organ systems and be able to list the organs associated with them
Be able to describe the generals functions of each body system
Identify and describe structures and process of digestion
Anatomy and Physiology L2 and L3
The outlined course description for both L2 and L3 briefly provides the topics for which the content is based for both classes. You will see that cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes have been highlighted. It is my belief, due to these three diseases ranking in the top six causes of death in the U.S.; for which heart diseases and cancer are the top two, they cannot be ignored as integral topics for research for those that are choosing to take a class in Anatomy and Physiology. It is then, that these three topics will guide the research that is required at both levels. Beyond that, the level of expectation in all areas of class distinguishes the two levels.
Requirements and Expectations: L2 and L3: Once per semester, each student will bring in a current article of interest in any area of anatomy, physiology, research or medicine to share with the class. This is to provide the class with a global look at what is going on outside the classroom.
L2: A moderate level of proficiency in verbal and written work is expected in all areas of class. Although essay and written format is expected from students at this level, comparatively it is less than at the L3 level.
Required: Three group presentations on the above three diseases to include a public service announcement appeal to them. (More details to follow).
L3: A high level of verbal and written proficiency is expected in all areas of class. Additional detail is to be expected from students in lecture, notes, tests and all written assignments. The ability to communicate succinctly on essay sections of testing as well as both oral and written research assignments is required.
Required: Two research papers, done by each individual student, based on the current research related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Each student will do a review of the literature (ROL) pertinent to the topic to determine what pertinent research has been done in the past five years in the field of cause, treatment/cure or just a greater understanding of the process of these diseases. The paper must be typed according to APA format (American Psychological Association). Although most students are familiar with MLA, APA is the style used for almost all medical and science research. There will also be an oral presentation of your paper to the class. More details to follow.