Ch 10: Important Renal Anatomy Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Important Renal Anatomy chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the anatomy and physiology of the renal system in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Important Renal Anatomy chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Gross anatomy of the urinary system;
Anatomy of the kidney
Structures of the entire urinary system;
Divisions and structures of the kidney
Tuesday Anatomy of the nephron Structures and functions of the glomerulus
Wednesday Supportive structures of the nephronNames and functions of the supportive structures of the nephron
Thursday Renal tubuleDefinition, function and terms related to the renal tubule
Friday Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Pathway, functions and terms related to RAAS

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Important Renal Anatomy Lesson Plans
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Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS): Pathway, Functions & Terms

1. Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS): Pathway, Functions & Terms

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is one of the most complex and important systems in controlling the blood pressure in your body. As we go over this system, you'll also learn about the many hormones involved in the control of your body's glomerular filtration rate and blood pressure.

The Renal Tubule: Definition, Function & Terms

2. The Renal Tubule: Definition, Function & Terms

Renal tubules are essential structures in the kidneys. This lesson explores the function of the renal tubule and its parts, including the proximal and distal convoluted tubules, the loop of Henle, and the collecting duct. Learn how these components work together to absorb materials and form urine.

Supportive Structures of the Nephron: Functions and Definitions

3. Supportive Structures of the Nephron: Functions and Definitions

In this lesson, you'll learn about the supportive structures of the nephron, including the juxtaglomerular apparatus, juxtaglomerular cells, macula densa, and mesangial cells. You'll also explore enzymes and hormones like renin and erythropoietin and learn why they are so important to the body.

The Nephron: The Glomerulus's Major Structures and Functions

4. The Nephron: The Glomerulus's Major Structures and Functions

Together, the glomerulus and Bowman's capsule make up the renal corpuscle of the nephron. These parts of the nephron filter blood and are vital to our body's survival. In this lesson, you'll explore the major corpuscular structures and their functions.

The Kidney: Major Divisions & Structures

5. The Kidney: Major Divisions & Structures

Learn about the major layers of the kidneys, like the renal cortex and renal medulla. Find out about the inner parts of the kidneys, including the renal papilla, renal pelvis, renal pyramid, and renal hilum.

Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

6. Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

Our body must detoxify and cleanse itself to thrive. That is why we depend so heavily on our liver and urinary system. In this lesson, we'll explore how toxins are filtered by our organs and how urine is formed and expelled with the nephron, bladder, ureters, and urethra.

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