Health Science 1 A / B
This two-semester course is intended to help you understand the basic structure and function of the human body. Health Science 1 Semester A will cover the structure of the human body systems and their functions. It will also cover diseases and medical procedures related to each body system. This course will help you meet the following goals: Understand the basic components of medical terms. Identify various abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in health care. Identify the human body planes and cavities. Discuss directional terms used to describe the positions of structures and parts of the human body. Understand the structure and functions of the human body systems. Analyze diseases and disorders related to each body system. Analyze medical procedures related to each body system. Explore health science professions related to each body system. Health Science 1 semester B is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the skills required to achieve success in modern-day careers. This course will cover various topics in health science, such as biomolecules, biological and chemical processes, and various diseases. This course will help you meet the following goals: Analyze the structure and functions of amino acids, proteins, simple and complex carbohydrates, lipids, biological membranes, DNA, and RNA. Discuss vitamins, coenzymes, and cofactors. Describe metabolic pathways and processes. Examine the seven biological processes of the human body. Analyze the chemical reactions that take place in the human body. Discuss the pathophysiology of disease and the immune response.