Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description

Semester A

The aim of this course is to expand upon what was learned in biology class, while emphasizing the application of this material to human structures and functions. This course begins the study of human beings at the microscopic level and works its way up to an in-depth study of select organ systems. Special emphasis will be placed upon applying and demonstrating the information learned in this course through, not only tests and quizzes but through special projects and collaboration as well.


Semester B

Semester B is designed to give the student an understanding of how structure and function are related in the human body. The student will study the human body from the cellular level to the organ system level. All of the major body systems will be studied in great detail. Additionally, biochemistry, cell biology, histology, biotechnology, bioethics, and pathology will also be studied. This course is highly recommended for students seeking a career in science or a health-related profession.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9 – 12




2 Semesters

Credit Value




Semester A

Major Concepts

Module 1: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Module 2: Tissues of the Human Body
Module 3: Integumentary System
Module 4: The Skeletal System
Course Challenge: Are Tattoos Bad For Your Skin?

Semester A Syllabus

Semester B

Major Concepts

Module 5: The Muscular System
Module 6: The Nervous System
Module 7: The Digestive System
Module 8: The Cardiovascular System
Course Challenge: How Do Choices Cause Health Problems That Affect Our Physiology?

Semester B Syllabus