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Course SummaryThis study guide can help you prepare for the UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I exam and potentially earn college credit. Entertaining video lessons and short quizzes cover cell structure, the muscular and skeletal systems, sensory nerves, brain structure and more.
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About This Course
If you're looking for an efficient and affordable way to earn three hours of transferable college credit, consider using this course to prepare for the UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I exam.
The video lessons and transcripts include plenty of illustrations, which could prove useful when it comes to memorizing steps in the sensory reception process, the physiology of muscle contractions, the names of bones or any other course topic. There are also lesson quizzes, chapter tests and a practice final exam you can use to check your understanding of important anatomy and physiology concepts.
Syllabus & Course Information
Questions on the UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I exam test your ability to meet a series of learning objectives. Prepare for each of them with lessons designed to help you:
- Get an introduction to basic directional terminology used in the study of anatomy and learn to identify planes of the human body.
- Review atomic structure, chemical bond types, biochemical reactions and the steps in cellular respiration.
- Study colloid mixtures, the properties of water, acids and bases, buffers and other solution chemistry basics.
- Identify major elements in biological molecules and get an introduction to functional groups of organic molecules, monomers and polymers.
- Examine the chemical structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
- Discover the components of a cell's phospholipid bilayer and identify forms of active and passive transport across the cell membrane.
- Learn the stages in the cell cycle and study the phases of protein synthesis.
- Differentiate between the types of epithelial tissue and consider the function of human skin.
- Identify the functions of adipose connective tissue, loose connective tissue and fibrous connective tissue.
- Examine types of cartilage and the components of bone tissue alongside the functions of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
- Distinguish smooth and cardiac muscle from skeletal muscle and study their functions.
- Identify the muscle proteins and fibers responsible for regulating muscle contraction.
- Memorize muscles of the head, neck, vertebral column, trunk, shoulder, arm, forearm, hip, thigh and leg.
- Study types of joint movement alongside bones of the skull, face, vertebral column, ribs, shoulder, hand, arm, pelvis, leg and foot.
- Discover the nervous system's role in maintaining homeostasis before examining the structure and function of various neuron types.
- Take a look at spinal cord anatomy as well as the functions of brain structures, including the cerebral cortex, brain stem and limbic system.
- Learn the differences between the autonomic and somatic nervous system.
- Examine the functions of various sensory nerves before tracing the sensory reception and coding processes.
- Identify the receptors and sensory mechanisms responsible for the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.
- Discover the functions of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal gland and other endocrine system components.
- Study kidney structure, autonomic nervous system controls in the stomach and the function of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.
There are no prerequisites for this UExcel study guide. However, if you'd like to build your science background before taking on lessons covering atomic structure, inorganic and organic compounds, chemical reactions and cell structure, consider viewing one of our introductory chemistry or biology courses.
Altogether, this UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I test-prep course includes 19 chapters and 159 video lessons, each of which last between five and ten minutes. You can work your way through the course at your own pace, thanks to a modular format that lets you play, pause and re-watch the videos or take the lesson quizzes as many times as you'd like. Chapter tests and a practice final exam are also among the resources available to you. Plus, if you have anatomy and physiology questions at any point during your studies, you can submit them to one of our experienced instructors.
UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I Exam Information
This UExcel exam covers the same anatomy and physiology topics discussed in an introductory, semester-based course. Students who enroll in one of these classes might use course credits to fulfill general education requirements, satisfy prerequisites for advanced coursework or meet their degree program's core or elective requirements.
- Number of Questions: Around 120
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $345
UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I Exam Breakdown
|Exam Concept||Percent of the Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|The Basic Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology||10%||12||4|
|The Chemical and Cellular Basis of Life||15%||18||49|
|Tissues and Integument||10%||12||11|
|Bones and Joints||15%||18||10|
|The Muscular System||15%||18||25|
|The Nervous System||15%||18||23|
|Neural Integration and the Special Senses||10%||12||16|
|The Endocrine System||10%||12||21|
Earn UExcel Credit
When you pass the UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I exam, you'll earn three hours of college credit in weeks instead of months, and for considerably less expense than a semester-based course. Use this study guide to successfully prepare for the test and earn three credit hours on your own schedule.
Study Schedule for the UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I Exam
By the time you finish this course, you'll have received around 16 hours of anatomy and physiology instruction. To get an idea of how you might go about organizing your study time, or determine when you could expect to complete the lessons, check out the table below.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||About 2 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Less than 3 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||Just over 5 weeks|
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