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Course SummaryBiology 201 is a comprehensive online course that covers major concepts in anatomy and physiology. Work through the course's short lessons and quizzes at any time to supplement your science textbooks, catch up in a class or study for an upcoming exam.
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In this course, you'll watch engaging science lessons that cover the foundations of human anatomy and physiology. Our expert instructors use a simplified and engaging style to show you the basics of biochemistry, cellular respiration, human body systems, anatomical terminology, muscle movement and much more.
Whether you're a student, professional or independent learner, you'll be able to quickly take away core anatomy and physiology topics. Included in the course are self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams that are designed to reinforce the information you study. The course is accessible whenever you need it, and you can study on any device that has an Internet connection.
|Anatomical Structural Organization & Directional Terminology||Identify structures, functions and organ systems of the human body; describe planes and regions of the body using anatomical directional terminology.|
|Basics of Biochemistry||Define terms associated with the chemistry of living organisms, including atoms, molecules, enzymes and water; describe biochemical and enzymatic reactions.|
|Cellular Respiration, Structure & Organization||Describe the process, products and steps of cellular respiration; outline the structure and function of cells; explain transport in cells and across cell membranes.|
|Cell Growth & Reproduction||Describe cell growth and reproduction mechanisms; describe the cell cycle; summarize the process of mitosis and meiosis.|
|Tissue Structure & Organization||Identify types of tissue, such as connective, nervous and muscle tissue; describe the structures and functions of these tissue types.|
|The Integumentary System||Evaluate the structure and function of the integumentary system and identify common skin disorders.|
|The Skeletal System||Describe the anatomy and physiology of osseous tissue, bone structure, the skeleton and articulations.|
|Understanding the Muscular System||Describe the structure and function of the muscular system; use correct terminology to describe the anatomy and relative positions of the muscular system; define muscle tension and contraction.|
|Muscle Anatomy, Support & Movement||Identify types of muscles and describe their anatomy and support features.|
|The Nervous System||Describe the structure and functions of the central peripheral, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems; identify types of neurons, parts of the brain and other anatomical features of the nervous system.|
|Structure & Function of the Senses||Identify the senses; describe the relationship between structure and function; discuss the anatomy and relative positions of the senses.|
|Understanding the Endocrine System||Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system; identify the functions of important hormones; explain the process of homeostasis in the human body.|
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