My name is Frankie Urquhart and I am the Health Sciences teacher at Ketchikan High School. I have always been fascinated with learning about the Human body ever since I was a kid and I was able to dissect a dead rat my dog brought back to our house. It might not have been for everyone, but I was hooked! When I went to college I was able to take my first Anatomy and Physiology course. One of my most memorable experiences was dissecting our first human cadaver and learning all the muscles and bone markings. That experience ignited my passion for teaching students about the human body and I hope to instill the same sense of wonder and excitement about the Health Sciences in my students that I still feel today as a lifelong learner.
I teach the following courses here at Kayhi:
-Health Education is a semester long course. This course focuses on the following areas: Helathy Relationships; Personal safety and injury; substance use, addictions and related behaviors; Human development and sexual health; as well as healthy eating and exercise.
-The Medical Terminology course is a year long course designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, singular and plural forms, and medical abbreviations. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.
-The Anatomy and Physiology course is a year long course and provides students with an introduction to the organization, structures, and functions of the body. Through in-depth readings, flashcards, animations, simulations, and games, students will study how the human body operates on a daily basis, as well as how each body system works together to maintain homeostasis. Throughout the course, students will examine common diseases, disorders and conditions they may encounter in their future health care related careers.
Students and parents, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns via email at: