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Anatomy with Lab Honors

Course ID: 1011

This course will follow Apologia's "The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" textbook which is part 2 of their advanced Biology course. The first part is Apologia's "Exploring Creation with Biology" used in the Honors Biology course at CEDAR. Both of these courses together are equivalent to a university Biology course. In order to take this course, the student must have completed a first year Biology course. The course is designed to cover both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body's 11 organ systems in detail.

Prerequisites: Biology

Resources and Materials:

Apologia’s Advanced Biology in Creation, The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, 2nd Edition

— Author: Shannon and Yunis

— ISBN-10: 978-1-935495-72-7

Solutions and Tests for the Human Body, 2nd Edition

— Author: Shannon and Yunis

— ISBN-10: 978-1-935495-97-0

Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book (new) 7th edition

— Author: Kaplan 7th edition

— ISBN-10: 1506250270

Categories: Biology; Honors; Science
Target Levels: Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits: 1

Stephanie Brunk

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Lab Fee: $75.00

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

  • Section 1: Stephanie Brunk ( (Waitlisting)

    • Tue 2:05 PM - 3:25 PM

Topics and Objectives
Module 1: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (Part 1)
— State the biblical implications of how the human form is created in God's image.
— Describe the Organizational Levels of the Human Body.
— Discuss the importance and the integral process of Homeostasis.
— Review and list the parts and functions of an idealized animal cell.
The Integumentary System
— Discuss the basic structure of the skin.
— Identify the several components of hypodermis.
— Describe how the hair and nails interact with the skin.
The Skeletal System
— List the major gross anatomy parts of the human body
— Explain the differences of the structures of bones.
The Skeletal System: Histology and Movement
— Define the basic cells of the bone.
— Identify the basic structure of compact bone tissue.
— Describe compact bone structure.
— Give steps in bone growth.
— Explain Bone Homeostasis.
— Decribe bone restoration and the PTH regulatory system.
— Explain synovial joints and identify the six major types.
— Illustrate directional and movement terminology.
The Muscular System: Histology
— Describe the major tasks of the muscular system.
— Explain and identify the three kinds of muscle tissue.
— List the three functional characteristics of muscle tissue.
— Illustrate and label the basic structures of a muscle.
— Illustrate and describe the functions of a myofibril's structure.
— Explain the steps of muscle contraction within a the sarcomeres of a myofibril.
The Muscular System Physiology Part 1
— Describe the formation of the cross bridges.
— Explain power strokes and return strokes.
— Illustrate the neuromuscular junction in skeletal muscle.
— Explain the role of calcium in muscle contractions.
The Muscular System Physiology Part 2
— Explain how a muscle relaxes.
— Describe the different characteristics of motor units.
— Identify what affects muscle tone.
— Explain energy usage in muscle fibers.
— Describe the importance of warm and cool down.
Module 6: The Skeletal Muscular System
— Describe how muscles attach to and move the skeletal system.
— Identify the major muscles of the head and face.
— Identify the major muscles of the anterior chest and abdominal wall.
— Identify the major muscles of the shoulder, back, and arm.
— Identify the major muscles of the thigh and leg.
Module 7: The Nervous System
— Describe the Nervous System and all of its components.
— Explain the Nervous System at the cellular level.
— Discuss the details of nerve structure.
— Discuss Action Potentials and how they function.
— Explain how neurons react with a stimulus and response.
— Illustrate how action potentials conduct myelinated and unmylinated.
— Summarize how the chemical synapse works in a nerve cell.
Module 8: The Central Nervous System
— Identify the basic characteristics of the brain.
— Discuss the general areas of the brain.
— Explain the basic parts of the cerebrum.
— Describe the protective layers of the brain.
— Discuss the other important structures of the brain.
— Describe the reflex arc of the spinal cord.
Sheep Brain Dissection
— Identify the major structures of a sheep's brain.
Module 9: The Peripheral Nervous System
— Differentiate between Somatic Motor Nervous System (SMNS) and Autonomic Nerves System (ANS).
— Explain the divisions of the autonomic nervous system.
— Discuss how the autonomic nervous system is controlled.
— List and define the basic sensory receptor.
— Explain how the general senses work including the skin and skeletal muscle/tendons respond.
— Discuss the Sense of Smell.
— Illustrate the tongue and how it responds to taste.
— Discuss the function of the ear for balance and hearing.
— Identify and explain the parts of the eye.
— Explain how vision takes place.
— Discuss the optics of vision.
Cow Eye Dissection
— Dissect and identify the main structures within a cow's eye.
Module 10: The Endocrine System
— Define the Endocrine System as a whole.
— Connect the different type of endocrine glands with hormones produced.
— Describe the functions of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands.
— Explain Hormone chemistry and control.
— Describe the patterns of hormone secretion and the receptors in the body.
— Explain the role of Prostaglandins in the body.
Module 11: The Cardiovascular System
— Explain the function of the components of blood.
— Discuss the different type blood cells.
— Describe the stages of hemostasis.
— Explain the differences between blood types.
— Compare the types of circulation.
— Describe the pathway that blood take through the heart.
— Identify the parts of the heart and their functions.
— Discuss how blood vessels play a role in the circulation process.

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