Course Description

This course offers an in-depth study of the human body, covering its structure, function, and various systems. Students will learn about key topics including cellular biology, genetics, organ systems, and human health. Through discussions, case studies, and interactive activities, students will explore the complexities of human biology and its relevance to medicine, health, and biotechnology. The course emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills, encouraging students to engage with contemporary issues in health and human biology.

Course Details

Human Biology

Ninth Grade Tenth Grade Eleventh Grade Twelfth Grade

Course Objectives

  • Understand the structure and function of the human body.
  • Explore cellular biology and genetics.
  • Study the major organ systems and their interactions.
  • Learn about human health and contemporary issues in medicine and biotechnology.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction to Human Biology

  • Overview of the Human Body
    • Basic structure and organization.
    • Major organ systems.
  • Cellular Biology
    • Cell structure and functions.
    • Cell division and cellular processes.

Unit 2: Genetics and Heredity

  • Fundamentals of Genetics
    • DNA structure and replication.
    • Mendelian genetics and genetic inheritance.
  • Genetic Disorders and Biotechnology
    • Overview of common genetic disorders.
    • Introduction to genetic engineering and biotechnology.

Unit 3: Major Organ Systems

  • The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
    • Structure and function of the heart, blood vessels, and lungs.
    • Blood flow and gas exchange processes.
  • The Digestive and Excretory Systems
    • Anatomy of the digestive system.
    • Processes of digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
    • Structure of the brain and nervous system.
    • Overview of hormones and the endocrine system.

Unit 4: Human Health and Diseases

  • The Immune System
    • Structure and function of the immune system.
    • Immunity, pathogens, and vaccines.
  • Common Diseases and Conditions
    • Overview of common human diseases and disorders.
    • Exploring their causes and prevention.

Unit 5: Contemporary Issues in Human Biology

  • Human Health and Lifestyle
    • Impact of diet, exercise, and lifestyle on human health.
    • Understanding public health and wellness trends.
  • Contemporary Medical Technologies
    • Emerging technologies in medicine.
    • Applications in diagnostics and treatment.

Unit 6: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

  • Case Studies in Human Biology
    • Analyzing real-world scenarios related to human health.
    • Group discussions and collaborative problem-solving.
  • Interactive Activities and Experiments
    • Hands-on activities to demonstrate biological principles.
    • Experiments and observations related to human biology.


Expected Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of human biology, including cellular biology, genetics, organ systems, and human health. They will have developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills and gained insight into contemporary issues in medicine and biotechnology. This course aims to prepare students for further studies in biology, medicine, or related fields, fostering an appreciation for the complexities of the human body and health.

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Casia Holzer

Casia graduated from Utah State University with a degree in biology. While she enjoyed her education, her true passion lies in teaching chemistry. If you stepped into her class on a random day, you would most likely find her doing a science experiment. She believes nothing beats hands-on learning! When not enjoying students in the classroom, Casia tutors, writes biographies, and arranges piano music. Her motto is “Life is beautiful!”