Health Science Concepts A

This course introduces high school students to the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology—including the organization of the body, cellular functions, and the chemistry of life. As they progress through each unit, students learn about the major body systems, common diseases and disorders, and the career specialties associated with each system. Students investigate basic medical terminology as well as human reproduction and development. Students are introduced to these fundamental health science concepts through direct instruction, interactive tasks, and practice assignments. This course is intended to provide students with a strong base of core knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health science career pathways.
Semester A covers:

  • The Human Body and Genetics
  • Cells
  • Tissues, Organs, and Systems
  • Disease and Disorders
  • Anatomy of the Body
  • Musculoskeletal System