ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - Division C
This event encompasses the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, excretory and digestive system.
Added 01/26/12 The test will cover the 3 areas: the excretory system, respiratory system and digestive system.
The total number of questions will be between 120 to 130. There will be 40 questions on the excretory system, 40 questions on the respiratory system, and between 40 to 50 on the digestive system.
There will be no questions on the effect of exercise on the digestive system because
(1) there is already plenty of to cover on the digestive system
(2) the topic was not covered in either of the reference books (Physiology Coloring Book)
(3) I did not find a good website to address this area..
There will be two tie breaker questions for each section (total of 6 tie breakers).
The only sources of material I used to generate the questions for the event were the book references for the anatomy and physiology and the web site references for the diseases.
Added 01/16/12 There will be 120-130 questions. They are all written, multiple-choice questions. No stations. In the test booklet, the questions will be divided into the three topics.
Added 12/16/11 Anatomy Physiology Disease websites 2012, Some of the sites will be large – take what you need from them. They offer good definitions of the diseases that Division C students are expected to know this year.
Added 11/30/11 Updated Anatomy & Physiology Study Suggestions, changes are noted in red, bold on page 2 and page 4.
Question: Do the students need to know about acid / base balance in the kidneys?
Answer: Yes – 3.b.iii. – Tubular secretion and absorption regulate acid / base balance.
At the workshop, a coach complained about the difficulty level of the Anatomy & Physiology C event. His students did not do well in it. Then several students (from a different school) expressed their hope that this event will remain challenging.
Our event captain was impressed by the students’ point of view.
This year (like last year) there will be 130 questions. (Not 150)
Added 11/12/11 Anatomy & Physiology Workshop Handout from the Event Captain
Added 11/10/11 The only formula you need to know regarding GFR calculations is:
GFR = [Uin x V] / Pin
Uin = urine inulin concentration
Pin = plasma inulin concentration
V= urine volume
If any other formulas about GFR are necessary, they will be provided.
Added 11/08/11 Q: Are the students responsible for the pancreas’s endocrine functions or just its role in digestion?
A: Only its role in digestion.
Added 10/09/11 Study suggestions from the Regional Event Captain
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