Human Anatomy and Physiology is an advanced, high school elective course designed for those students wanting a deeper understanding of the structures and functions of the human body. The body will be viewed as a whole using anatomical terminology necessary to describe location. Instruction will be at both micro and macro levels reviewing cellular functions, biochemical processes, tissue interactions, organ systems and the interaction of those systems as it relates to the human organism. Systems covered include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, reproductive immunological, nervous and endocrine. Content standards are integrated with Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science objectives as students develop conceptual understandings and research and laboratory skills, evaluate the academic requirements, and prepare for occupational opportunities in health and medical fields. Students will engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities as they develop and demonstrate conceptual understandings and research and laboratory skills described in the objectives. Safety instruction is integrated in all activities, and students will implement safe procedures and practices when manipulating equipment, materials, organisms, and models. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates content literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools.