Anatomy and Physiology

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Anatomy and Physiology
Science Course
Course CodeANPY
Year Opened2011
Sites OfferedATN, BRI, HAV
Previously OfferedBTH, EST
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Course Description

From the CTY Summer Catalog:

One need only view Leonardo da Vinci’s classic anatomical sketches to recognize the wonders of the human body. Works such as Vitruvian Man, the result of da Vinci’s meticulous observations of dissected cadavers, reflect a natural human interest not only in the body as a whole, but in the workings of its individual parts. Today’s doctors and scientists continue to discover new information about how the various systems of the body function and interact to form an amazing machine.

In this course, students survey the organ systems of the human body: the immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive. Students begin by exploring the levels of biological organization, paying special attention to cells and tissues before delving into each body system. Keeping with the theme that structure dictates function, students not only examine the systems individually, but also investigate their interconnectedness. Students perform a number of labs culminating in the dissection of a fetal pig.

As they develop an understanding of the intricacies of the human body, students also learn scientific techniques employed in the health sciences.