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Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Self-Paced Tutorial)   

This course will build on the knowledge you gained in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. It covers the basics of histology, the different senses, cellular metabolism, important chemicals in the body, and events that occur during the human life span from prenatal development to late adulthood.

In this course, you will cover topics that weren't covered in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. You will start with basic histology--the study of the different tissues in the body. From there, you will move on to a discussion of the different senses. You will also delve into the important topic of cellular metabolism (the chemical reactions that occur in cells), and you will learn the roles water, acids, bases, and salts play in keeping you alive.

You will then turn your focus to the human lifespan from prenatal life to late adulthood. You will also learn ways to stay as healthy as possible as you age. By the end of this course, you will have a greater appreciation of the complexity and wonder of the human body!


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 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.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Gain an even greater knowledge of the human body in the Human Anatomy and Physiology II course. You will learn the basic characteristics of the four main types of tissues, the general and special senses, cellular metabolism, body chemistry, and significant events in the life span, from fertilization through old age.

  1. The Four Types of Tissues
  2. Cutaneous Sensation
  3. The Senses of Proprioception and Equilibrium
  4. The Sense of Vision
  5. The Sense of Hearing
  6. The Senses of Smell and Taste
  7. Cellular Metabolism
  8. Water, Acids, Bases, and Salts
  9. Prenatal Development
  10. Pregnancy, Childbirth, the Postpartum Period, and Breastfeeding
  11. The Neonatal Period, Infancy, and Childhood
  12. Puberty, Adulthood, and Old Age

What you will learn

  • Recognize the four types of tissues present in the human body
  • Explain the perception of skin sensations by the brain
  • Describe the senses of proprioception and equilibrium
  • Explain the visual process involving the structures of the eye and the brain
  • Describe the production and perception of balance and hearing sensations
  • Identify the structures associated with the senses of taste and smell
  • Describe the chemical reactions occurring during cellular metabolism
  • Explain the structure and function of water, acids, bases, and salts
  • Identify events that occur during prenatal development
  • Describe the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding on the parent
  • List the major events in neonatal, infancy, and childhood development
  • List the significant events in puberty, adulthood, and late adulthood

How you will benefit

  • Gain an even greater appreciation and understanding of the human body
  • Be well-prepared to continue your education with courses like Introduction to Biology
  • Discover a new passion or career path


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