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SAP4. Students will analyze the physical, chemical, and biological properties of process
systems as these relate to transportation, absorption and excretion, including the
cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory and immune systems.
a. Describe the chemical and physical mechanisms of digestion, elimination,
transportation, and absorption within the body to change food and derive energy.
b. Analyze, and explain the relationships between the respiratory and cardiovascular
systems as they obtain oxygen needed for the oxidation of nutrients and removal of
c. Relate the role of the urinary system to regulation of body wastes (i.e. waterelectrolyte balance, volume of body fluids).
d. Examine various conditions that change normal body functions (e.g. tissue rejection,
allergies, injury, diseases and disorders) and how the body responds.