Module 1 discussion
Negative and Positive Feedback
The human body is very complex and seeks to maintain a constant internal environment. This state of dynamic equilibrium is called homeostasis. Some diseases such as diabetes can impact the body's ability to maintain homeostasis. To maintain a relatively constant internal environment, the human body uses negative and positive feedback.
Module 2 discussion
The integumentary system is an essential organ system, separating the external environment from the internal environment of the human body. As such, this system protects the body from the invasion of harmful substances, helping to maintain homeostasis. There are many medical procedures that affect the integumentary system, including hair transplants, lipoplasty, rhytidectomy, chemical peels, and collagen injections.
Module 3 discussion
Mental Health Conditions
According the National Alliance on Mental Illness (2016), 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness each year--that's 20% of the American population. Examples of mental illness include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Like other chronic conditions, mental illnesses are marked by behavioral and biological components.
Module 4 discussion
Antibiotics are one of the most highly utilized and important medication classes in medicine. Did you know that livestock animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens can receive antibiotics? Resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern, not only in humans but also in livestock animals. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in such a way that the effectiveness of drugs is reduced.
Module 5 discussion
Role of Sex Education within Schools
Sex education refers to an array of topics that comprise sexuality. Such topics may include contraception, human development, the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system, and sexual behavior. The teaching of sex education to children has always had a big stigma attached to it, but it is an important topic for young individuals to learn.