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Course SummaryTake Anatomy & Physiology for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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19 chapters in Anatomy & Physiology for Teachers: Professional Development
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
|Course Progress||Best Score|
|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|
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your teaching license with Anatomy & Physiology for Teachers. Brush up on science topics so you can better teach biology, health and other life sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about the human body and how it works.
- Check your knowledge of things like organ systems and muscles with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel anatomy and physiology exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. UExcel credits are accepted by over 1,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Anatomy & Physiology for Teachers is ideal for teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Science and health teachers who want to brush up on anatomy and physiology
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging anatomy and physiology videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning an anatomy and physiology unit or course
- Aspiring science teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make anatomy and physiology easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert anatomy and physiology instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review anatomy and physiology terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn anatomy and physiology credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Pathophysiology for Teachers, Microbiology for Teachers, and Fundamentals of Nursing for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in anatomy and physiology as well as biology, chemistry, physics, and other science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Anatomy & Physiology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Review of Inorganic Chemistry (the atom, chemical bonds, Laws of Thermodynamics)|
Organic Molecules (functional groups, monomers and polymers, proteins)
|Day 2||Chapter 3|
|Biochemistry (biochemical reactions, enzymes and their functions, the electron transport chain)|
Basic Anatomy and Cell Biology (cell membranes, human skin, directional terminology)
|Day 3||Chapter 5||The Respiratory System (parts of the respiratory system, gas exchange, internal and external respiration, tests of pulmonary function)|
|Day 4||Chapter 6|
|Cardiovascular System (parts of the circulatory system, the heart, diseases of the heart)|
Blood Vessels (types of blood vessels and their function)
|Day 5||Chapter 8||Digestive System (parts of the digestive system and their function, the digestive process)|
|Day 6||Chapter 9||Urinary System (parts of the urinary system, how the kidneys work, kidney disease)|
|Day 7||Chapter 10||Endocrine System (hormones and their function, endocrine disorders)|
|Day 8||Chapter 11|
|The Brain (development, brain structures, how the brain functions) |
The Nervous System at the Cellular Level (functions of the nervous system, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, temperature regulation)
|Day 9||Chapter 13||The Five Senses (the senses and how they work)|
|Day 10||Chapter 14|
|The Muscular System (types of muscle tissue, functions of muscles) |
Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System (classes of muscle levers, muscular contraction, muscles in various areas of the body)
|Day 11||Chapter 16|
|Connective Tissue (types of connective tissue, cartilage, bone tissue)|
Skeletal System (bones, joint movement)
|Day 12||Chapter 18||Anatomy and Physiology of Male and Female Reproductive Systems (meiosis, male and female anatomy and the reproductive processes)|
|Day 13||Chapter 19||Early Development to Childbirth (fertilization, embryonic development, labor, birth, sterilization procedures)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for anatomy and physiology|
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