One thing about nursing school is that you take a lot of classes from many different disciplines. I like to think that nursing is interdisciplinary itself. The discipline that I want to focus on is biology. The courses that I got the pleasure of taking in the discipline of biology resinated with me the most out of all the others. Freshman year, I took Anatomy and Physiology I & II which is a requirement for an array of majors at any university. Biology courses allow you to learn more about the human body and what it can do, and what other things can do to it. Biology is one of the most important and probably the most valuable discipline to be included in something like nursing.
The history of biology spans back to many centuries ago. Biology is in fact the study of life on this earth. Hippocrates, Aristotle and Galen, people of ancient times, were some of the first to study the anatomy and physiology behind living organisms. The middle ages, approximately 10,000 years ago, is when medicine was being discovered and tested. Biology takes a very large place in the evolution of science itself.
Biology is studied all over the world. Something that is interesting about biology is that it is something that Plymouth State and other college students can actually major or minor in, not just a discipline towards your major. A human body has many moving parts and mechanisms that don’t seem like there is much to them, but is actually extremely complex. That’s why there are labs that include the dissection of animals and other things in order for us as a species to learn more about ourselves. It doesn’t stop there! Biology includes things like human diseases, viruses and bacteria. Microscopic organisms that can multiply and build up resistance to our immune systems and make us sick. Without the study of Biology, we would not know what makes up a human. Our species is superior because we took the time to ask ourselves, “what makes us tick?” and we began to discover amazing things. It is amazing that we even have the time to learn everything about the human body.
The subject of science has always been interesting to me. I find that in all of my biology courses, labs are included. I enjoy the environment, the beakers, test tubes, microscopes with slides, bunsen burners, and even the ugly goggles and lab coats. Being able to test things within the environment, look at bacteria and viruses under a high definition microscope or being able to see human cells is truly remarkable. Biology allows us to see how complex the human body really is and how hard they work. Human bodies are machines, constantly making improvements and growing into a species that is superior over any other.
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