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Anatomy And Physiology I

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Anatomy and Physiology I is the first of a two-course sequence examining the terminology, structure, function, and interdependence of the human body systems. This course includes a study of the cells, chemistry, and tissues of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. In conjunction with classroom instruction, the anatomy and physiology online lab component for this course requires students to apply knowledge from the classroom to online experiments and critical-thinking application exercises.

This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7 weeks

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    Nervous Tissue, the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System

    • Describe how sensory receptors and motor endings constitute the peripheral nervous system.
    • Identify the main components and divisions in the Nervous System.
    • Describe a function relating to each specific cell type.
    • Explain the various functional parts of the CNS and PNS.

    The Autonomic Nervous System and the Special Senses

    • Explain how the autonomic nervous system interacts with the peripheral nervous system to create a homeostatic balance.
    • Describe the special senses’ roles in the nervous system.

    Endocrine System

    • Identify the mechanisms of action for lipid-soluble and non-lipid soluble hormones.
    • Describe the organs of the endocrine system and their functions on the body.

    Orientation, Chemistry and Cells

    • Identify the basic organization of the human body.
    • Describe what a body needs to maintain life.
    • Describe the various types of chemical bonds in organic and inorganic compounds.
    • Summarize the structure of a cell and the various functions of each organelle.

    Tissue and Integumentary System

    • Differentiate between the four tissue types and their related functions.
    • Identify the parts of the integumentary system, including their functions and development.

    Skeletal System, Skeleton and Joints

    • Describe bone composition, functions, structure, and development in terms of maintaining overall body homeostasis.
    • Identify the components of the axial and appendicular skeleton.
    • Explain the purpose and classification of joints and their function in maintaining the skeletal system.

    Muscle, Muscle Tissue and the Muscular System

    • Describe the three muscle types.
    • Illustrate how stimulation results in contraction.
    • Summarize the roles of skeletal muscle and muscle mechanics.
    • Identify major skeletal muscles of the body.
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