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Bryan Derrickson is Professor of Biology at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Duke University. Bryan's study at Duke was in the Physiology Division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in Cell Biology his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he frequently serves on faculty hiring committees. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college, and as a member of the Faculty Academy Committee (now called the Teaching and Learning Academy), which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. Nationally, he is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).
Table of Contents
Unit I: Organization of the Human Body
1. An Introduction to the Human Body
2. The Chemical Level of Organization
3. The Cellular Level of Organization
4. The Tissue Level of Organization
5. The Integumentary System
Unit II: Principles of Support and Movement
6. The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue
7. The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
8. The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
10. Muscle Tissue
11. The Muscular System
Unit III: Control Systems of the Human Body
12. Nervous Tissue
13. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
14. The Brain and Cranial Nerves
15. The Autonomic Nervous System
16. Sensory, Motor and Integrative Systems
17. The Special Senses
18. The Endocrine System
Unit IV: Maintenance of the Human Body
19. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood
20. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
21. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics
22. The Lymphatic System, Nonspecific Resistance to Disease, and Immunity
23. The Respiratory System
24. The Digestive System
26. The Urinary System
27. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis
Unit V: Continuity
28. The Reproductive Systems
29. Development and Inheritance