Anatomy and Physiology

                                                    Anatomy & Physiology                                                     

Instructor: Michelle Douglass, M.S.,  mdoublass@cvgs.k12.va.us

Course Aims/Goals:
By the end of the first semester each student will be able to understand the major anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.  Students will also be able to understand the inner workings of a cell, and how they come together to form tissues.  From this transition, students will understand how the anatomy of one cell, in working with other cells of the same type, determine the functionality of the tissue.  Additionally, students will learn the basic terminology and anatomical landmarks that anatomists use when describing the location of a particular region, system, or part of the human body.

Course Objectives:      
The student will be able to:     
1) Understand basic cellular anatomy and physiology processes of all tissues within each individual system of the body.
2) Name all of the major bones of the Skeletal System, all of the major muscles of the muscular system.
3) Explain what the Nervous System consists of, and how it is connected to all other major systems.
4) Describe the anatomy & physiology of the Cardiovascular System including the heart and the major arteries. 
5) Understand the basic structure of the lungs, and the physiology of respiration.  
6) Identify all major anatomical structures of the cardiac, pulmonary, renal, skeletal, and muscular systems on a human cadaver.
7) Identify structures of various types of images in the health care field of radiology, including MRI's, X-Ray's, and CT Scans.
8) Understand the history of exercise in this country, and understand the basis of Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
9) Provide a brief overview of common dermatological diseases, identifying causes, symptoms, and current treatments.
10) Understand the anatomy of the urinary system, including the kidney, the anatomy of the individual nephron unit, and the filtration of the kidney. 
11) Identify the major structures of the reproductive system.
12) Explain early embryology, and the basic devleopment of the human fetus.
13) The process of birth from a health care professionals prospective, including complications that arise during birth.

Grading:

Point Total and Grade Equivalent Chart

89.5-100   A

 

 

 

80-89.4     B

 

 

 

70-79.4     C

 

 

 

60-69.4     D

Earning less than 60 points will result in a failing grade for the course.