This course will introduce the physical structure of the body's organ systems and explain how the structures of the body work, known as systemic anatomy and physiology. It will also examine how the different organ systems work together to keep you alive.
If the idea of human anatomy and physiology seems scary, don't worry. This course will alleviate any fears you may have by covering these topics in an approachable and relatable format. This course will enable you to feel more confident about how all the intricate functions and systems of the human body work together and connect what you learn about anatomy and physiology to what you already know about your own body. Consider this your user guide to the human body. Some may say you can't live without it!
This course will also cover the major systems of the body and explain how they work and why they don't sometimes. In addition, it will examine different diseases and disorders, recent advances in medicine, and ways to take care of your body. Lessons include real-life examples and interactive exercises, allowing you to think critically about your own experiences and make connections with the lesson. Printable flashcards are used throughout the lessons that provide you with necessary study material to keep for this course and beyond as you continue your education or career. By the end of this course, you will have a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Human Anatomy and Physiology focuses on the structure and function of the human body. In this course, we will examine how your body is organized, its basic chemistry, the human cell, cancer, heredity, and the anatomy and physiology of your body's organ systems. We'll also explain how your organ systems work together to allow you to process sensations, think, communicate, grow, move, reproduce, and stay alive. In addition, we will discuss different diseases and disorders, recent advances in medicine, and ways to take care of your body.
- Introduction to the Living Processes
- The Human Cell
- Understanding Heredity
- The Nervous System
- The Skeletal System
- The Muscular System
- The Respiratory System
- The Circulatory System
- The Lymphatic System and Fighting Disease
- The Integumentary and Urinary Systems
- The Digestive System
- The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems