Advanced Physiology
Main Objectives:
Advanced Physiology focuses on the various organ systems of the human
body which includes the skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, circulatory,
respiratory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive. In preparation for the
study of these organ systems, directional/anatomical terminology of the
human body and histology are first covered. As the organ systems are
studied, students will also complete dissections of the dogfish shark, the
sheep heart, and the fetal pig.
Textbook: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Gerard J. Tortora
and Bryan Derrickson
Expectations of class:
1. Be Polite, Prompt, Prepared and be a Participator!
2. Students shall follow safety guidelines for each lab activity.
3. Assignments are due on the due date. There will be no late work
accepted, unless there’s an excused absence.
4. Bring a large 3-ring binder, textbook, pen/pencil, and handbook to class
each day.
Grading Procedures:
Grades will utilize a weighted point system: 50% daily work/labs
50% test/quiz
Grading Scale
A 93-100%
A- 90-92%
B+ 87-89%
B 83-86%
B- 80-82%
C+ 77-79%
C 73-76%
C- 70-72%
D+ 67-69%
D 63-66%
D+ 60-62%
F 0-59%
Timeline and Units of Instruction
Anatomical Terminology; body planes;
parts of the cell; types and kinds of
body tissues
Skeletal system
Muscular System; shark dissection
Nervous system
Digestive system
Circulatory and lymphatic systems;
dissection of the sheep heart
Respiratory system
Excretory system; dissection of the
fetal pig
Reproductive system