ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 502-5800


Body Systems and Disorders

Learn human anatomy and physiology, normal body system functions and diseases and disorders of those systems.

This class covers human anatomy and physiology, normal body system functions and diseases and disorders of those systems. You will study standards required of health workers, including ethical and legal responsibilities, safety, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) rules, infection control, body mechanics, transporting duties, and advanced terminology. You will learn about health care delivery systems, regulatory agencies, research, current technology, and socioeconomic issues affecting health care. This course meets the UC elective (ā€œgā€) requirement for admission. This course articulates with local community colleges.

Body Systems and Disorders trains students on human anatomy and physiology, normal function of body systems, and associated pathologies. Students learn advanced medical terminology as applied to diseases, disorders, and medical interventions.  The course includes in depth instruction on the respiratory, genitourinary, cardiovascular/ circulatory, immune, endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. Study includes cell physiology, diseases and disorders, as well as health maintenance.



  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Medical Careers
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: D - Laboratory Science (2 years required; 3 years recommended)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Esperanza HS, Katella HS, Magnolia HS, Savanna HS, Sonora HS, ROP Trident Education Center, NOCROP Regional Courses
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    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.