Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology 1 is the first of two semester-long lab courses introducing basic anatomy and physiology. The first unit covers directional terminology and those aspects of chemistry and cellular biology that learners must master to study anatomy and physiology. It also instructs learners on how to use lab equipment safely. Then, they learn about the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine, with separate lessons on the brain and the senses. Learners make connections to their health and the prevention of disease for each body system studied. They develop the skills they need for college-level work and careers in the health professions as they conduct research, complete wet labs, and participate in a wide range of group activities.
PLANNING TOOLS provides a guide to course implementation, including scope and sequence, lesson plans, and the culminating project overview.
FOR LEARNERS: This resource encourages and supports students on their learning journey by providing opportunities to deepen their knowledge, feed their passion, build their Future Ready skills, and deepen their career identity through NAF's "Take Charge of Your Learning" framework of REFLECT, STRETCH, INNOVATE, and SHOWCASE.
Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIH), students examine vulnerability to the disease at the county level from multiple perspectives, including infection rate, intervention measures such as social distancing, testing, and social determinants, such as health disparities associated with race and socioeconomic status.