Anatomy and Physiology is a course that examines the basic biological concepts of structure and function of the human body. The systems of the human body are covered through a variety of activities including labs, lectures, and projects. First semester is dedicated to identifying the mechanisms by which the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis. Systems covered include circulatory, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and integumentary with focus on the consequences that occur when the body fails to maintain homeostasis. Second semester explores control and coordination of the body. Systems covered include immune, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, and reproductive with focus on new technology for diagnosis and treatment of disease including stem cell research. Students enrolled in this course should plan on spending one to two hours outside of class per week completing assignments, projects, reviewing and reading the textbook. This is an excellent course for Seniors who are interested in a health or biology related field.