Choon Yong-ACE Class Report-How Your Body Works

Author of Book: Instructor: Coastline Community College
Date Read: September 19, 2023

Book Report

Begin: 7/13/2023
Finish: 9/19/2023
Title: Medical Myth, Lies and Half Truth. How your Body Works.
Instructor: Coastline Community College

Why I took This Class:
This class teaches us about how our body functions. Information about the human body and its function is always a good topic to pursue as it applies to me, my family, my friends and everyone. I enjoy educating myself in areas of health, the human body, keeping fit, a healthy lifestyle, and Nutrition.

What I learn from this Class:
The human body is an amazing machine, it can replace certain worn-out parts, each day several billion cells die and are replaced by cell division. Every 35 to 45 days, the human body replaces the outermost layer of skin.

  • What The Body is Made of: Cell is the basic unit of all living things. The body has many types of cells: Blood Cells, Muscle cells, and nerve cells. Each cell has a special features and jobs. Cells of the same type form tissue and there are four types:
    • 1) Connective tissue
    • 2) Epithelial Tissue – Skin, which prevents harmful substance from entering the body.
    • 3) Muscle tissue and 4) Nervous tissue – carries signal.
  • The Skin: is the largest organ of the body. the skin has three layers: epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissues.
  • The Skeletal System: consists of more than 200 bones. The skeleton forms a strong framework that supports the body. Works with muscle to enable the body to move.
  • The Muscular System: Moves the body. has 600 muscles. When a muscle contracts, it pulls the tissue to which it is attached, this pulling results in movement. There are skeletal muscles attached to bones, we can consciously control. The skeletal muscle and , and smooth muscle – found in the body’s internal organs and Cardiac muscle – enable the heart to beat.
  • Digestive System: Breaks down food into simple substances that the cell can use. It then absorbs these substances into the bloodstream and eliminates any leftover waste matter.
  • The Respiratory System: Organs of r breathing. It has two main jobs:
    • 1) provide the body with oxygen,
    • 2) get rid of Carbon Dioxide. The cells need oxygen to break down and release the energy in food and Carbon Dioxide forms as a waste product. The exchange of Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen occurs in the Alveoli.
  • The Circulatory System: Moves blood throughout the body. Blood transports food and oxygen to the cells and carries away Carbon Dioxide and other waste. It consists of the
    • 1) Heart
    • 2) The Blood vessels and
    • 3) The Blood.
  • The Lymphatic System: Consists of a network of tubes that carries lymph to nourish the cells and tissue.
  • The Urinary System: Removes waste from the blood and flushes them from the body. The chief organs are the kidneys, urinary bladder and the Urethra.
  • The Endocrine System: Regulates body functions, growth, reproductive process, stress and emergency.
  • The Nervous System: regulates and coordinates all other system: regulates and coordinates all other systems of the body, enable the body to adjust to changes that occur within and in its surrounding. The nervous system has three main division:
    • 1) The Central Nervous System,
    • 2) The Peripheral Nervous System and
    • 3) the Autonomic Nervous System. The Central Nervous system consist of the brain and spinal cord, is the control center of the nervous system. The peripheral nervous system – nerves that connect the central nervous system with every part of the body. The autonomic nervous system: regulate the automatic functions of the body, such as beating of the heart or moving food through the digestive system.

How will this class contribute to my success upon release:

Invaluable information which can be used by me, family, friends and the communities which I will volunteer my teaching and mentoring services.