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The Cardiovascular System – Blood and the Heart
- Analyze the importance of blood testing and what can be learned through blood analysis
- List three parts of the heart and describe how each part works to make the heart pump and circulate blood
- Explain the physiological properties of the heart
- Examine the composition of blood and its functions
The Cardiovascular System – Blood Vessels and Circulation
- Describe blood pressure and the factors that can contribute to an altered state of blood pressure
- Discuss the methods by which blood flows to special areas
- Examine factors that contribute to blood flow
The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
- Compare the structure of a lymph node to other lymphoid organs
- Identify instances of the body’s innate and adaptive defenses
- Demonstrate how serological tests are performed
The Respiratory System
- Identify the effects of vocal imbalances on voice production
- Discuss the mechanics of breathing
- Outline the process of air inhalation to exhalation through the respiratory system
- Manipulate air passages to affect lung inhalation
The Urinary Systems, Fluids, and Electrolytes
- Describe the function of the kidneys as a filtration mechanism for the body
- Describe how the body absorbs and releases water
- Demonstrate how chemicals regulate the body’s pH
The Digestive System and Nutrition
- Explain the digestive process and the organs used in the digestive process
- Perform chemical tests to determine whether digestion of food has occurred
- Describe how the body metabolizes nutrients to regulate body temperature
The Reproductive System
- Examine the effects of hormones on reproductive organs.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental changes from the prenatal period through adolescence
- Compare the female reproductive organs to the male reproductive organs
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