Prerequisite: Students should have completed a year-long Biology course prior to taking this course.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body on multiple levels. We begin with the different types of cells that make up the four main tissues of the body, to organs, the organization of these organs into organ systems, and finally how these organ systems support one another to maintain homeostasis. Students will gain a better understanding of the human body with the study of normal structure and function before moving onto understanding the effects of disease on many organ systems and beyond by looking at how diseases effect populations and society. The course will encompass lectures, student presentations, discussion groups, online research, dissections, and a look at real world applications of medical knowledge. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of learning activities that incorporate communication skills, creativity, and modelling. The course also offers a viewing of a live surgery, where students get to interact with doctors, nurses, and anesthesiologists in real time as they are working in the operating room as well as a trip to work with medical students and their human cadavers for a day. This is a three-term course that is appropriate for students interested in delving deeper into the workings of the human body. You have your body your whole life, so it is a good idea to learn how it works!
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