New SHS course challenges students to explore Physiology & Anatomy

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Miss Sarina Bauer’s Anatomy & Physiology course allows students to explore and further come to understand the normal structure and function of the body. Michele Remer, a senior trying to decide if a medical career is right for her has enjoyed being able to take the class during High School. “My sister loved her anatomy class in college, which made me want to try it now.”

Bauer says that students are very eager to learn the material, and complete experiments in the lab. The course has had a positive reception, particularly amongst students who are looking at college in the coming years.

However, not everyone in the course is medically or research motivated. “I know a lot of students are taking it out of pure interest, said Bauer.

Petrie, a Blue Tongue Skink, meets some of Ms. Bauer's Anatomy & Physiology students. Petrie may be around for a while as she will live to be 20 years old, but she won’t be alone — she joins the other class creatures, the Hissing Cockroaches.

Petrie, a Blue Tongue Skink, meets some of Ms. Bauer’s Anatomy & Physiology students. Petrie may be around for a while as she will live to be 20 years old, but she won’t be alone — she joins the other class creatures, the Hissing Cockroaches.

The class has many opportunities to not only learn about the anatomical structures, but to study the interrelationships within them.  Among the more interesting tasks are the dissections, which will include eyeballs, hearts, kidneys, brains, and fetal pigs. “I also expect to do many activities such as artificial blood type testing, artificial urinalysis experiment, and case studies,” said Bauer. “To understand human health, you must first understand how the body is formed, and how it functions.”

Bauer, who has her Master’s in Physiology and Histology from UND, taught at Northland Community and Technical College for a year. She says she really enjoys teaching at Sacred Heart School. “I like the sense of family this school gives its students and faculty. It’s a very personable school, and it’s nice to be at a school that cares so deeply about each and every student.”

 

 

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