Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
Short Description: The Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology course will familiarize students with the structures and functions of the human body. Anatomy describes the structures of the body – their scientific names, location, composition and associated structures – and offers a map of the human body for students. Physiology, on the other hand, studies the function of each structure, individuals and in combination with the other structures. As students examine each part of the body during this course, they’ll discover how Anatomy and Physiology always work together and will continually focus on both the structure and function of body.
The Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology course provides an overview of common medical terminology and presents the major anatomical structures of the human body systems. It also explores the basic physiological processes of each system, discussing how body systems work together. Finally, the course explores how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. Body systems discussed in this course include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, male and female reproductive, digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, and urinary systems.
Instructor Description: Though this course is self-paced, it is supported by a client adviser. Client advisers are available to answer student questions and monitor student progress to ensure completion of the course. Motivating and encouraging students, the client adviser gives students inspiration to succeed.