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Year 3     Anatomy and Physiology    Medical Terminology     Microbiology

 

Anatomy and Physiology Overview

Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. (To receive credit in science, students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement identified in §74.3(b)(2)(C) of this title (relating to Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum).

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Endorsements & Community Pathway

Public Service & STEM/ Biomedical & Allied Health (supported by GCC)

Grades 11-12 

Anatomy and Physiology

(1 credit)

Prerequisite

Biology and Chemistry or IPC

 

Medical Terminology-Dual Credit Overview

This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students identify the proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care; 1st semester in Medical Terminology, 2nd semester is Healthcare Professions/Ethics. Only students who are TSI satisfied can take this course their junior year. Students must earn a 75 or higher to go to the second semester.

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Endorsements & Community Pathway

Public Service & STEM/ Biomedical & Allied Health (supported by GCC)

Grades 11-12

Medical Terminology-Duel Credit (1 Credit)

Prerequisite

TSI satisfied or completed Anatomy and Physiology with an 80 or above

 

Microbiology Overview

This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications.

Endorsements & Community Pathway

Public Service & STEM/ Biomedical & Allied Health (supported by GCC)

Grades 11-12

Microbiology (1 credit)

Prerequisite

Biology  and Chemistry