Learning Objectives

  1. Compare one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to six case studies.
  2. Use theory to summarize the intersection of the interior body and the exterior environment.
  3. Recognize the major structures and functions of six biological systems: nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and reproductive.
  4. Give examples of how different biological systems interact to produce health and disease.
  5. Explain the bioecodevelopmental framework for understanding the relationship between interior health and exterior environments.
  6. Apply knowledge of human biology to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.