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Friday, September 2, 2011

High School Science: 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
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 pdf textbook will be provided as well as links to online resources.
Homework: The course will consist of 10 lectures, a midterm, and a final exam.  Homework will be assigned throughout the semester.  Students will take a quiz each week before the lecture starts. Graded by the instructor.

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