Melrose Area Secondary Life Science
Melrose Area Schools
Welcome to science classes!
320-256-4224 Ext. 4160
Welcome back to school! Hope that you have had an awesome summer and now are ready to come back. See you on Tuesday!
Anatomy & Physiology
The course will enable students to develop a basic understanding of the normal structure and functioning of the human body. Students will start by studying cell tissues and membranes then study the structure and functions of each of the organ systems, which include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, urinary, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, reproductive, sensory, digestive, and endocrine systems. Student will also acquire team building, problem solving, communication and critical thinking skills through the group work and the assignments given.
This class would be helpful to anyone pursuing a career in any of the medical related fields or any physical education area.
Option: Medical Terminology – (TP) Independent study. This course will enable students to interpret medical abbreviations, and to define and
pronounce medical terms. Students will accomplish this by memorizing word parts and medical abbreviations. Students will learn the rules for separating medical terms into their word parts.
Part one of this course emphasizes cellular study including its basic organization, metabolic activities, reproduction, and heredity. Genetics principles are also included in this course. Lab work involves biochemical activity, microscope work,
and genetic principles. Part two emphasizes the study of the entire organism with the special emphasis on animal systems and requirements for life. Lab work involves animal dissection and comparisons. Part three emphasizes plants and ecological interactions. Lab work includes plant systems and individual projects.
Prerequisite: Pass the Sentence skills assessment by MSCTC-FF, Juniors have a GPA of 3.2 & Seniors have a GPA of 2.8 and maintain a “C” average while in the course.
Microbiology is a lab-oriented class in the study of microorganisms. The primary area of study is on bacteria, where the students learn a number of different microscopic techniques in the preparation of bacteria. Other areas studied are viruses, fungi, and
protozoa. The class is primarily microscopic lab work. This course is particularly appropriate for anyone entering the field of study in
the health sciences.
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