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Orientation, Chemistry, and Cells
- Examine the basic organization of the human body and discuss what it needs to maintain life.
- Compare and contrast the differences between organic and inorganic compounds.
- Summarize the structure of a cell and the different types of cells.
Tissue and Integumentary System
- Differentiate between the types of tissue and discuss their related functions.
- Identify the parts of the integumentary system, including their functions and development.
Skeletal System, Skeleton, and Joints
- Examine bone composition, functions, structure, and development in terms of maintaining overall body homeostasis.
- List the parts of the axial skeleton form and the appendicular skeletal form.
- Discuss the purpose of joints and their function in maintaining the skeletal system.
Muscle, Muscle Tissue, and the Muscular System
- Demonstrate the effects of stimulation on muscles and muscle tissue.
- Summarize the roles of skeletal muscles and muscle mechanics.
- Identify major skeletal muscles of the body.
Nervous Tissue, the Central Nervous System, and the Peripheral Nervous System
- Examine ways in which neurons serve the body in terms of information processing and muscle stimulation.
- Analyze the different parts of the brain and brain stem and each part's role, function, and interaction in the body.
- Describe how sensory receptors and motor endings constitute the peripheral nervous system.
The Autonomic Nervous System and the Special Senses
- Examine the role of the autonomic nervous system and how it interacts as a part of the peripheral nervous system to create a homeostatic balance.
- List the special senses and describe their roles in the nervous system.
- Discuss the mechanisms of hormone action.
- Examine the organs of the endocrine system and their functions in the body.
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