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