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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Human Biology for High School

The following two science courses are being offered next semester. There are no prerequisites, so you can jump right in even if you didn't take biology with us last semester.

Simply click on the course title to register:

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Class dates:  Thursdays, February 6 to May 1. No class Holy Week.
Total classes: 12 (10 classes plus 2 exams)
Starting time:  2:00 PM Eastern (1:00 Central) with a 15 minute quiz available before most classes
Duration: 1 hour (plus 15 minutes for quiz)
Prerequisite:  None
Suggested grade level:  9th through 12th grade
Suggested high school credit:  1 full semester Biology
Fee:  $160 if you register on or before Nov. 1, 2013. $180 after Nov. 1st for all classes.
Instructor:  Kris Correira, PA-C, MHP
Course description:  Another course in the Human Biology in the Catholic Tradition series, this one focusing on the structure, function, and diseases of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Course outline:
Class One: Heart Anatomy
Class Two: Controlling the Heartbeat
Class Three: The Vascular System
Class Four: Circulation
Class Five: Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
Class Six: Exam 1
Class Seven: Respiratory Anatomy
Class Eight: Ventilation
Class Nine: pH and Acid-base Homeostasis
Class Ten: Respiration
Class Eleven: Diseases of the Respiratory System
Class Twelve: Exam 2
Course materials:  A free companion e-book will be provided by the instructor.
Homework: Labs to be completed each week of varying length.

Class dates:  Thursdays, February 6 to May 1, 2014. No class Holy Week.
Total classes: 12 (10 classes plus 2 exams)
Starting time:  3:30 PM Eastern (2:30 Central) with a 15 minute quiz available before most classes
Duration: 60 minutes (plus 15 minutes for quiz)
Prerequisite:  None
Suggested grade level:  9th through 12th grade
Suggested high school credit:  1 full semester Biology
Fee:  $160 if you register on or before Nov. 1, 2013. $180 after Nov. 1st for all classes.
Instructor:  Kris Correira, PA-C, MHP
Course description:  Another course in the Human Biology in the Catholic Tradition series, this one focusing on the structure, function, and diseases of the blood and immune systems.
Course outline:
Class One: Blood Function, Composition, and Production
Class Two: Hemostasis
Class Three: Hemoglobin
Class Four: CBC and Microscopy
Class Five: Anemia, Leukemia, and other Blood Diseases
Class Six: Exam 1
Class Seven: Pathogens and Innate Defenses
Class Eight: Other Lines of Defense
Class Nine: Humoral Immunity
Class Ten: Cell-mediated Immunity
Class Eleven: Immune System Pathophysiology
Class Twelve: Exam 2
Course materials: A free companion e-book will be provided by the instructor.  Access to a 400x microscope is required.  A list of required lab materials to be ordered before the start of class will be provided.
Homework: Labs to be completed each week of varying length

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