Learning Recommendations: It is recommended, though not required, that students complete Biology prior to enrolling in this course.

General Description: This course will provide anatomy and physiology knowledge fundamental to any healthcare profession. It covers medical terminology, fundamental scientific concepts applicable to A&P and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory and endocrine systems. Students interested in covering all the body systems are encouraged to enroll in A&P II. Students complete a ten hour job shadow of a medical professional of their choosing, pending instructor/parent approval. Students may compete at a state competition sponsored by Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) or the Washington Career & Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA). Scholarships are also available through these organizations for students interested in pursuing medical careers.

Content:

Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

Strategies:

Job shadows, lecture, hand-on activities, lab experiments, games, small group work, and portfolio creation.

Equipment to be provided by student:  None