Anatomy & Physiology

Hours: 120 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,295.00

Course Overview:

Anatomy & Physiology is designed for learners in the allied health field with little or no prior biology or anatomy and physiology knowledge. The course is organized according to body systems, and focuses on the body working together to promote homeostasis.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the different cells of the human body
  • Define features and characteristics of tissue, skin, and bone
  • Define the function and movement of joints, muscles, and the spinal cord
  • Identify parts of the brain, functions of hormones, and processes of blood cells
  • Comprehend the function and location of the systems of the body

Course Outline:

Anatomy & Physiology Module 1
The Human Body & Cells
  • Planes
  • Cavities
  • Structural Units
  • Homeostasis
  • Atomic Structure
  • Elements, Isotopes, Compounds
  • Common Substances in Living Systems
  • Movement of Materials Into and Out of Cells
  • Anatomy of a Typical Eukaryotic Cell
  • Cellular Metabolism
  • Biochemical Respiration
  • Anaerobic Respiration
  • Production of ATP
  • Cellular Reproduction
  • The Structure of DNA
  • The Cell Cycle
  • Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Gametogenesis
Anatomy & Physiology Module 2
Tissues, Integumentary & Skeletal Systems
  • Epithelial Tissue
  • Connective Tissue
  • Muscle Tissue
  • Nervous Tissue
  • Layers of the Skin
  • Structures of the Skin
  • Functions of the Integumentary System
  • Functions of the Skeletal System
  • Growth and Formation of Bone
  • Histology of Bone
  • Classification of Bones
  • Bone Markings
  • Divisions of the Skeleton
  • The Axial Skeleton
  • The Appendicular Skeleton
Anatomy & Physiology Module 3
The Articular, Muscular and Nervous Systems
  • Classifications of Joints
  • Movements of Synovial Joints
  • Six Types of Diarthroses
  • Bursae
  • The Types of Muscles
  • Anatomy of Striated Muscle
  • Physiology of Muscle Contraction
  • The Muscle Twitch
  • Muscle Tone
  • Anatomy of Smooth Muscle
  • Anatomy of Cardiac Muscle
  • Naming and Actions of Skeletal Muscles
  • Functions and Locations of Skeletal Muscles
  • Classification of Nerve Cells
  • Physiology of the Nerve impulse
  • Synaptic Transmission
  • The Reflex Arc
  • Grouping of Neural Tissue
  • The Spinal Cord
  • The Spinal Nerves
Anatomy & Physiology Module 4 
Nervous and Endocrine Systems & Blood 
  • The Principal Parts of the brain
  • Anatomy and Functions of the Brain
  • The Cerebrum & Cerebellum
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • 12 Cranial Nerves
  • The Special Senses
  • Functions of Hormones
  • Classifications of Hormones
  • Hypothalamus of the Brain
  • Major Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones
  • Functions of the Blood
  • Classification of Blood Cells
  • Formation of Blood Cells
  • The Clotting Mechanism
  • The Blood Groups
Anatomy & Physiology Module 5
The Cardiovascular, Lymphatic & Digestive Systems
  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Blood Flow through the Heart
  • A Cardiac Cycle
  • Major Blood Circulatory Routes
  • Anatomy of Blood Vessels
  • Major Arteries and Veins
  • Structure and Function of the Lymphatic Vessels
  • Lymph Circulation
  • Organs of the Lymphatic System
  • Immunity
  • Antigens and Antibodies
  • The Immune Response
  • Histology
  • The Mouth & Salivary Glands
  • Teeth
  • Pharynx and Esophagus
  • Stomach, Pancreas and Liver
  • Small & Large Intestines
Anatomy & Physiology Module 6
The Respiratory, Urinary & Reproductive Systems
  • Anatomy and Function of the Nose
  • Structure and Function of the Pharynx
  • Trachea or Windpipe
  • Bronchi and the Bronchial Tree
  • Anatomy and Function of the Lungs
  • The Respiration Process
  • Lung Capacity
  • Functions of the Urinary System
  • Anatomy of the Kidneys
  • The Nephrons
  • Anatomy and Function of the Ureters
  • The Urinary Bladder
  • The Urethra
  • The Male Reproductive System
  • The Female Reproductive System
  • The Perineum
  • Anatomy and Function of the Mammary Glands
  • Pregnancy and Embryonic Development

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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