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Use of the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation to obtain information about the structure and function of body parts.
a series of steps followed to solve problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions
a process of making numerous observations until one feels confident in drawing generalizations and predictions from them
The requirement that a scientific theory must be stated in a way that it can be tested and disproved if it is indeed wrong
What to consider in an experimental design.
Sample size, variation, control group, treatment group,psychosomatic effects, and experimental bias.
Organization of Living Systems in order
Characteristics of life
Organization, Cellular composition, Metabolism and excretion, Responsiveness, Homeostasis, Development and Growth, Reproduction and Evolution.
The process of change that occurs during an organism's life to produce a more complex organism.
Negative feedback system
Reverses a change in a controlled condition. e.g. regulation of (high) blood pressure.
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