Ch 21: Structures of Human Anatomy & Physiology

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Use the lessons in this chapter to learn more about the structures of human anatomy and physiology. Engaging videos provide an in-depth look at human skin, types of connective tissue, epithelial tissue and more.

Structures of Human Anatomy & Physiology - Chapter Summary

Enjoy this comprehensive overview of the structures of human anatomy and physiology. Expert instructors have developed fun video lessons you can watch to discover or get reacquainted with organisms, tissues, an organ system and so much more. Review the lessons at a pace that works for you. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Describe multicellular organisms, tissues and epithelium
  • Discuss the layers, function and structure of human skin
  • Identify and describe types of connective tissue
  • Share the function, types and structure of epithelial tissue
  • Explain the function, location and meaning of adipose tissue
  • Provide the definition of an organ system

Take advantage of resources that allow you to absorb information in this chapter in a manner that works for you. Select a lesson, watch the video or read the transcript, and take its self-assessment quiz to gain the greatest insight. Then scroll along the right-hand sidebar to choose more lessons in any sequence you desire. A chapter exam is available to gauge how well you understand the structures of human anatomy and physiology. If you have questions about lesson topics, feel free to submit them to our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: Structures of Human Anatomy & Physiology
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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.

Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure

2. Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure

This lesson will cover the three main layers of your skin, which includes the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis. In addition, we'll learn about other skin cells and tissue, such as adipose tissue, keratinocytes, melanocytes, and Merkel's cells.

Types of Connective Tissue

3. 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!

What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

4. What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

This lesson will cover the different shapes and structures of epithelial tissue, including simple, columnar, cuboidal, stratified, transitional, squamous, and pseudostratified columnar epithelium.

Adipose Tissue: Function, Location & Definition

5. Adipose Tissue: Function, Location & Definition

Fat is the subject of daily discussion in this country. We understand it can carry tremendous health risks and could destroy our bodies, but surprisingly, it is essential for our daily function. In this lesson, we'll explore the answers behind the body tissue adipose - the connective tissue that contains fat - and see how it protects, warms, and fuels our daily lives.

What Is an Organ System? - Definition & Pictures

6. What Is an Organ System? - Definition & Pictures

In this lesson, you will learn what an organ system is, and you will review each organ system in the human body. This will aid in your study of human anatomy and physiology. At the end of the lesson, a quiz will test your knowledge.

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