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Friday, July 29, 2011

High School Science: Heart and Lungs; the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

Update: This live course has concluded and is available now as a recorded course through our Unlimited Access! Service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows. To subscribe or learn more: Middle and High School Catholic Online Classes

Science: Heart and Lungs; the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems (Anatomy & Physiology)
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Class dates: Wednesdays, September 7 to November 30, 2011. No class Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving).
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 12:30 pm Eastern (11:30 Central)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade
Fee: $160 if you register on or before August 1, 2011. $185 after Aug. 1 for all 12 classes. (Note: Enrollment is limited. We will open up a waiting list if it fills.)
Instructor: Kris Correira, PA-C, MHP
Course description: Your heart beats around 100,000 times, and your lungs take 18,000 breaths in a day.  How do these amazing organs work?  Learn about the beauty and precision of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems as only God could design.  We will also look at some of the more common diseases that can afflict these systems.
Course outline:
  • Heart Anatomy
  • Controlling the Heartbeat
  • Blood Vessels
  • Circulation
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Airway Anatomy
  • The Journey of a Breath of Air
  • pH and Hemoglobin
  • Controlling Breathing
  • Pulmonary Diseases
Course materials: A free electronic textbook will be provided. Lab materials to be announced.
Homework: The course will include a midterm and a final exam. Homework will be assigned throughout the semester. Students will take a quiz each week before the lecture starts. Will be graded by the instructor.

Equipment requirements: Classes are online, live and interactive. Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.

Mrs. Correira will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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