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Course SummaryIf you'd like to learn more about anatomy and physiology, take this engaging course and earn an Anatomy and Physiology Certificate at the same time. The certificate can highlight your knowledge to prospective employers and provide preparation for future educational opportunities.
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|Lesson 1 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Mouth||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 2 - Anatomy of the Throat and Esophagus||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 3 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach and Autonomic Nervous System Controls||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 4 - What is the Small Intestine? - Anatomy and Functions||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 5 - Movement Through the Small Intestine: Peristalsis, Segmentation & Pendular Movement||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 6 - Small Intestine: Nutrient Absorption and Role In Digestion||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 7 - What Is the Pancreas? - Function, Enzymes & Role in Digestion||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 8 - The Gallbladder & Liver: Function & Role in Digestion||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 9 - Chemical Digestion of Carbohydrates: Definition & Process||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 10 - Protein Digestion and Absorption Process||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 11 - Lipids Digestion and Absorption||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 12 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Large Intestine||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 13 - Rectum, Functions of the Large Intestine & Water Absorption||Take Quiz|
About This Course
In as little as two weeks, you can earn an Anatomy and Physiology Certificate by watching entertaining and engaging video lessons that animate functions of the human body. You'll get a first-hand look at organs and tissues included in the nervous, respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems, to name a few.
Who's This For?
Healthcare professionals, including administrative workers, teachers and scientific writers, who need a refresher on basic anatomy and physiology concepts can take this course. Those who want to learn more about this subject or start a career in a related field can also earn this certificate.
No prerequisites are needed for this course, but students should have a general understanding of biology terms and concepts.
Benefits of the Certificate
This course can help you out in a number of ways, both in your career and in your personal life. Some benefits include:
- Adding this certificate to your LinkedIn profile or resume can demonstrate your willingness to continue your education.
- Showcasing to potential and current employers your comprehension of anatomy and physiology concepts.
- Meeting continuing education requirements.
- Using it to help you prepare for more advanced courses in related areas of science.
Anatomy and Physiology Program Breakdown
Review of Inorganic Chemistry
Get a refresher on chemical bonds, the properties of water, thermodynamics and chemical reactions in the first chapter of this course.
This chapter teaches you about the types of organic molecules as well as the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Learn about enzyme functions, coenzymes and enzymatic reactions. Study redox reactions, cellular respiration and the glycolysis pathway.
Basic Anatomy and Cell Biology
Examine active and passive transport in cells, the organization multicellular organisms, the function of human skin and the structure of epithelial tissue. Find lessons on anatomical terminology and the three main body planes.
This chapter teaches you about the gross anatomy of the airway and lungs. You can also examine the transport of carbon dioxide, oxygen and hemoglobin.
Learn about the anatomy of the heart and the function of the human circulatory system. Get info on heart conditions and diseases, blood pressure and anemia.
Explore major blood vessels that lead to and away from the heart.
Study the anatomy of the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. Examine the small intestine, pancreas and gall bladder. Learn about the large intestine and rectum.
Find out which kidney structures regulate water and acid-base balance. Learn how kidney function is affected by metabolic disease.
This chapter teaches you about hormones, the pituitary gland and the thyroid gland. You'll also look at the pancreas, adrenal glands, pineal gland and adrenal cortex.
Explore the structures and functions of the brain. Identify parts of the brain stem, and learn how blood vessels are arranged in the brain.
The Nervous System at the Cellular Level
In this chapter, study the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, neurons, sensory nerves and the myelin sheath.
The Five Senses
Learn about the olfactory bulb, receptors at the back of the eye, structures in the ear and cranial nerves.
Examine muscle tissue types and the functions of skeletal muscle. Learn about muscular contraction, neuromuscular junction and muscle metabolism. Get details on skeletal muscle fibers and ATP synthesis.
Gross Anatomy of Muscular System
This chapter helps you learn about muscles of the head, neck, trunk, shoulders and arms. You'll also examine arm, forearm, hip, thigh and leg muscles.
Learn about adipose and loose connective tissue. Study the functions of red and white blood cells. You can also learn about cartilage, bone tissue and bone growth.
Find out about the two main sections of the skeletal system. Take a closer look at bones in the skull, face, shoulder, leg and pelvis. Examine tissue structure and the types of joint movement.
Anatomy and Physiology of Male and Female Reproductive Systems
This chapter introduces you to the function of organs in the male and female reproductive systems. You can also learn the steps involved in spermatogenesis and oogenesis. The ovarian cycle, HPG axis and uterine cycle are covered as well.
Early Development to Childbirth
Close out this course with lessons on zygote formation, embryonic development and fetal development. Explore the three stages of labor, c-sections, premature births and the neonatal period.
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