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- Available Lessons: 184
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIn just a few weeks, you can take this test prep course to prepare for the UExcel Anatomy and Physiology II exam. Our short lessons and self-assessment quizzes help you identify the topics you need to study further ahead of test day so you can get the best score possible.
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- 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|
About This Course
Earn three college credits in as little as one week when you use our course to prepare for the UExcel Anatomy and Physiology II exam. Our user-friendly video lessons are the easiest way to prepare for the exam and earn three college credits that transfer to hundreds of colleges and universities.
This course includes all of the topics typically taught in a one-semester undergraduate anatomy and physiology II course, including the circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Each lesson is accompanied by a brief, multiple-choice quiz to help you gauge your progress.
Syllabus & Course Information
After you've completed this UExcel Anatomy and Physiology II course, you'll have mastered the following objectives that tie directly to the concepts tested on the UExcel exam. To make sure you're ready, you can also take our final exam after you've finished the course.
- Know about the function and components of blood, the blood types, anemia and blood coagulation.
- Understand the heart's anatomy, the cardiac cycle, types of heart conditions and the regulation of heart rates.
- Explain the human vascular system, the heart, red blood cells, hemoglobin, blood vessel layers and major blood vessels.
- Outline how blood travels through the body, the regulation of blood pressure, the impact of stress on health and cardiovascular response to stress.
- Look at the lymphatic system, its functions, lymph fluid and lymphatic vessels/capillaries.
- Detail the anatomical barriers of the immune system, what causes inflammation and the function of the complement system.
- Find out about T and B cells, active and passive immunity, adaptive immunity and antibodies.
- Learn about the gross anatomy of the airway and lungs, how the ventilation muscles cause inspiration and expiration, gas exchange and transport, pulmonary function tests and autonomic breathing.
- Examine the essentials of the digestive system, including the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, large intestine and rectum, and how lipids are digested and absorbed.
- Compare anabolism and catabolism, while looking at the function of enzymes, the glycolysis pathway, the electron transport chain, vitamins we need and minerals in our foods.
- Explore the gross anatomy of the urinary system, the kidneys' blood supply, the glomerular filtration rate, the renal tubule and how kidney disease affects its functions.
- Identify the composition of urine, its specific gravity, normal lab values for urine and causes for change.
- Explain electrolytes, interstitial fluid, plasma membrane of cells, the body's water balance and the importance of fluids while exercising.
- Learn about acids, bases, buffers, the pH scale and acid-base buffers.
- Describe meiosis, testicular anatomy, spermatogenesis, and the HPG axis.
- Outline the female reproductive system, oogenesis, the HPG axis and phases of the ovarian cycle.
- Study prenatal development, labor, childbirth and the neonatal period, including lactation, nursing and changes during the first month.
This course is considered the second half of a two-course sequence in anatomy and physiology.
UExcel is organized into 17 chapters with corresponding video lessons. The course consists of 172 short lessons, with each video about 5-10 minutes. Each video contains a brief quiz that measures your understanding and a full written transcript so you can read along or go back to review. Each chapter concludes with a chapter exam, and you can easily mark your progress through the course to see which lessons you've successfully completed. When you've finished the entire course, you can take the final exam to make certain that you know everything you need for the UExcel exam. You can contact our subject matter experts if you ever run into questions.
UExcel Anatomy and Physiology II Exam Information
The UExcel Anatomy and Physiology II exam is equivalent to a one-semester course typically taken as the second step in a two-course sequence. Many students take this course to fulfill general education requirements or a science elective.
- Number of Questions: 120 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $345
UExcel Anatomy and Physiology II Exam Breakdown
|UExcel Exam Concept||Percent of the UExcel Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Our Chapter Lessons|
|Heart and Blood||20%||24 questions||28 lessons|
|Lymphatic System and Circulation||15%||18 questions||31 lessons|
|The Respiratory System||10%||12 questions||13 lessons|
|Metabolism and Digestive System||20%||24 questions||30 lessons|
|Fluid & Electrolyte Balance and the Urinary System||20%||24 questions||26 lessons|
|Reproduction and Development||15%||18 questions||44 lessons|
Earn UExcel Credit
The UExcel Anatomy and Physiology II exam leads to 3 transferable college credits that you can use to graduate even more quickly and with less expenses. This course is the most efficient way to get ready for the exam and to quickly earn the credits.
Study Schedule for the Introductory Psychology CLEP Exam
This course requires about 18 hours of study. You can choose the schedule that works best for you. Follow the suggested time line below to decide when you should schedule your exam.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 7 days a week||About 1 week|
|2 hours a day; 4 days a week||About 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 6 days a week||About 3 weeks|
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