This course introduces the foundations of basic anatomy and physiology to the student. Terminology, structure, and function of body systems are stressed. This course covers the major systems of the body, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. Students begin to develop critical thinking skills by understanding the interdependence of the body systems and functions.
Identify the structures of a cell and the function of each.
Compare and contrast the structure and function of the four major types of human tissue.
The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
Analyze the interrelationship between the skeletal system, muscular system, and connective tissues.
The Senses, Nervous System, and Endocrine System
Identify the regions of the brain and the central nervous system and the functions of each.
Differentiate each of the general and special senses.
Describe endocrine glands and tissues and their related hormones and functions.
The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Trace the flow of blood through various structures of the heart.
Identify how the respiratory system works in conjunction with the cardiovascular system.
Illustrate how blood transports oxygen and carbon dioxide.
The Digestive System
Break down the process of digestion.
Explain how digestion is related to the regulation of body temperature.
The Lymphatic and Urinary Systems
Identify the structures of the lymphatic system and their functions.
Examine how the urinary system functions.
The Male & Female Reproductive Systems
Differentiate the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems.
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