Textbook chapters (only one of the following books is necessary, the information covered in the concept questions is
found in each of the books).

•        Chapter 1:  Anatomy and Physiology  by OpenStax College
•        Chapter 1:  Visual Anatomy and Physiology by Martini and Ober
•        Chapter 1:  Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology by Shier, Butler, and Lewis

1.        Compare and contrast the basic questions answered through the study of anatomy and physiology.

Concept Storyline:  Anatomy vs. Physiology

2.        Describe the relationship between form and function at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels.

Concept Storyline:  Macroscopic vs. Microscopic

3.        What is homeostasis and why is it important?

Concept Storyline:  Homeostasis

4.        Describe the basic functions performed by all living organisms.

Concept Storyline:  Life Functions

5.        Describe the relationship among atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.

Concept Storyline:  Structural Levels                

6.        Describe how energy capture and release (metabolism) occurs in animals.

Concept Storyline:  Metabolism

7.        Describe the importance of respiration, circulation, digestion, and excretion to the function of living organisms.

Concept Storyline:  Intake and Output

8.        Describe the functional relationship between the receptor, control center, set point, and effector of a homeostatic

Concept Storyline:  Homeostatic Mechanisms

9.        Compare and contrast the outcomes of negative and positive feedback as they relate to homeostatic regulation.

Concept Storyline:  Feedback

10.        Describe the structures and functions associated with each of the main organ systems.

Concept Storyline:  Organ Systems

11.        Describe the anatomical arrangement of the cranial, thoracic, abdominopelvic, pericardial, pleural, and
peritoneal cavities, and the diaphragm.

Concept Storyline:  Cavities
Michelle Murphy, M.S., M.Ed.
Lake Region State College