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Human Body Systems 1,2 (P) (3313, 3314)

Grade Range:
 Principles of Biomedical Sciences 1,2 or Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers 1,2
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 d - Laboratory Science
 Under Administrative Procedure 4771, Alternative Means of Satisfying the Prescribed Course of Study, this course may be used to fulfill the Science high school graduation requirement.

This is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course that utilizes prescribed lesson plans and project ideas. Teachers must complete a mandatory PLTW training program in order to teach the course.

Course Description:

This course continues instruction begun in the introductory Principles of Biomedical Sciences 1,2 course, while narrowing its area of focus to human body systems and how they interact to maintain homeostasis (internal balance) and good health. Students learn about the processes, structures, and connections of the human body systems through hands-on investigation: they design experiments to explore modes of communication within the human body; investigate how the human body systems obtain, distribute and processes energy; and get a close-up look at how locomotion (movement) is achieved. Instruction prepares students for the third year of the program, where the focus is medical intervention.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Project Lead the Way provides all course material.