Copyright

Ch 11: Structure & Function of Human Body Systems

About This Chapter

Included in this chapter are interactive online video lessons that will cover the major systems of the human body. You can watch these lessons to learn about each major system, its components and it primary function.

Structure & Function of Human Body Systems - Chapter Summary

If you are currently learning about the human body, one specific subject that you should be pay particular attention to is the structure and function of different organ systems that comprise the body. This chapter contains several helpful video lessons that will cover the major human bodily systems and their functions in our overall health.

When watching these lessons, you will get informative breakdowns of the major anatomical components of each of these systems, as well as their specific functions. Our instructors will go over each topic point-by-point to ensure that you have no issue understanding any of these topics. Watch these lessons to get overviews of:

  • Multicellular organisms
  • Tissues and epithelium
  • Different types of connective tissue
  • The parts and functions of the human circulatory system
  • Gas exchange in the respiratory system
  • The digestive system
  • Male and female reproductive systems

The video tags included in each lesson will help you locate the main points on each topic without having to scroll through the video from the beginning. Once you complete the lessons, be sure to answer the questions included in the practice quizzes and final exam to ensure that you have understood this subject. If you would like further clarification on certain points, you have the option of messaging the lesson instructors directly.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Structure & Function of Human Body Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

1. Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

In this lesson on multicellular organisms, you'll take a look at what it actually means to be multicellular and how cells are organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems. This lesson also covers one of the four main tissue types: epithelial tissue.

Types of Connective Tissue

2. Types of Connective Tissue

In this lesson, you'll learn about the various types of connective tissues in the body. These tissues include bone, fat, cartilage and blood. They form the framework of the body, support organs and much, much more!

The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

3. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

4. Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

Did you know that the average human lung has a respiratory surface area that is roughly the same size as half of a tennis court? Believe it or not, that's how much surface area an active, healthy human needs to ensure that the body gets plenty of oxygen.

Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

5. Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Did you know that there are digestive enzymes in your saliva? It's true. As soon as you put a piece of food in your mouth, the digestive process begins. Join us with this first of two lessons about the human digestive system, where we'll follow food through the upper gastrointestinal tract from the mouth through the stomach.

Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

6. Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

The lower gastrointestinal tract is the part of the digestive system that is responsible for the last part of food digestion and the expulsion of waste from the body. In this lesson, we'll look at each part of the system and what functions each serves in the process of digestion.

Excretory System

7. Excretory System

Each year in the U.S., close to 400,000 people with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatment in order to remove waste, remove excess fluid and restore electrolyte balance. Kidneys, the workhorses of the excretory system, perform these same functions more effectively than any machine. In this lesson, we'll talk about how the excretory system removes toxic substances from the body.

Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

8. Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

The primary function of the female reproductive system is to produce offspring. In this lesson, you'll travel through the female reproductive system. Along the way, you'll learn about important structures and the roles they play in creating life.

Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

9. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support