The Importance of Anatomy and Physiology in Understanding Symptoms

Overview & Concepts

Desgined for use early in an Anatomy and Physiology course, this presentation shows students how an understanding of systems interactions is used by medical professionals to diagnosis different disorders. This lesson introduces OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, a database that collects information on diseases and disorders.

Grade Level: 

Concepts Covered: 

Anatomy and Physiology, Diagnosis, OMIM

Prior Knowledge Required: 

This lesson requires knowledge of basic biological concepts.

Activity Notes

Days to Teach: 

1 class period to lecture


Computer with Power Point software, internet access, and projection system

Teaching Tips / Activity Overview: 

The attached Power Point is intended as a lecture by the teacher.  Make sure the formatting is preserved when downloaded and test all links ahead of time.


Ask questions to monitor student understanding.


This lesson was produced by Allison Zima.

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