Body of Evidence DVD - Cells & Tissue
The human body is composed of many types of cells. But none of them perform their function well on their own because they were designed to function as part of something much more complex—you!
An adult has about a hundred trillion cells arranged in four primary tissues that make up all the organs of the body. The four tissues are epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, and nerve. An understanding of these primary tissues greatly aids in understanding the structure and function of the organs of the body. Although our skin and kidneys look totally different to the unaided eye, under the microscope they are seen to be made up of a unique combination of the same four primary tissues.
A general understanding of gross anatomy is important to the student of human biology, but most organs reveal little about how they actually work when viewed in this way. As with most topics in this series, Dr. Menton and his students again turn to the microscope to better understand how the various organs and organ systems work.
Part 1: 37 minutes. Part 2: 37 minutes.
About the Instructor:
David Menton earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University. He served as a biomedical research technician at Mayo Clinic and then as an associate professor of anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (St Louis). For almost two decades he has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science—A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences. Dr. Menton has lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the creation-evolution controversy.
Body of Evidence Study Guide
The 64-page Body of Evidence Study Guide contains more than 600 questions that allow older students to get maximum benefit from the Body of Evidence DVD Series. Detailed questions follow the order of topics presented and guide students to find the answers. The questions also serve as an outline for the course. Each student will want his or her own copy to get the most out of the course. NOTE: This is a compilation of questions only, no answers!
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