Each week, a specific part of the human body will be explored, based on every-day experience, to develop an understanding of its basic structure and function. Examples of how normal physiology can be disrupted in disease, by toxins or by drugs will be contrasted with normal regulation. The molecules of the human body and their roles in cells is included as well as how the body eliminates wastes, obtains molecular raw materials, and transports these to cells will be discussed, introducing the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and renal systems.
The focus then shifts to control mechanisms, introducing the sensory and central nervous systems, the musculoskeletal system, endocrine and reproductive systems.
At the end of the topic, students will: