Anatomy and Physiology A (Introduction) Online Course

$ 800.00$ 595.00

Product Description

  • Study human anatomical structures
  • Understand physiology in human systems that are essential knowledge in many industries – education, science, health care, fitness and exercise, nutrition and weight loss, alternative medicine, among others
  • An introductory course allows for learning at your own level – just do the basics or challenge yourself to study in a level you’re comfortable with.

This course is the first in our range of anatomy courses and naturally progresses onto Anatomy and Physiology B, C, and D and is a pre-requisite for the said courses. Lessons cover cells and tissues, the skeleton, the muscular system, the nervous system, digestion and excretion and physiological systems.

Course Aims:

  • Explain the human body at a microscopic level, including the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes.
  • Explain features of the human skeletal system.
  • Describe the human muscular system, in terms of structure and basic function.
  • Explain the human nervous system, in terms of structure and basic functions.
  • Explain different physiological systems of digestion and excretion in the body.
  • Explain different physiological systems of the body.


Course Outline

There are 6 lessons in this course:

  1. Cells and Tissues
    • Introduction
    • Cell Components
    • Human Tissues
    • Epithelial tissues
    • Connective tissues
    • Fluid tissues
    • Muscle tissues
    • Nervous tissues
    • Cell Division
    • Cell Processes
    • Osmosis and Diffusion
    • Hydrostatic Pressure
    • Active Transport; Phagocytosis, Pinocytosis
    • Electro Chemical Gradient
    • Nutrient and Waste Exchange in Cells
  2. The Skeleton
    • Introduction
    • Bone tissue
    • Cartilage
    • Bone marrow
    • The periosteum
    • Osteology
    • Bone Anatomy
    • Bone Types; long, short, flat, sesamoidirregular, sutral
    • Review of all Bones in a Human Skeleton
    • Bone Joints; Synarthrosis, amphiarthrosis, Diarthroses
    • Types of Bone Movements
    • Skeletal Functions
    • Fractures
    • Fracture Healing
    • Osteoporosis
  3. The Muscular System
    • Parts of the Muscular System
    • Tendons
    • How Muscles Move
    • Muscle Fibre (Filament) Types; thick, thin, elastic
    • Smooth (or involuntary) muscle
    • Striated (or voluntary) muscle
    • Cardiac muscle
    • Types of Skeletal Muscle: slow and fast oxidative fibres, Fast glycolytic fibres
  4. The Nervous System
    • Nerve Cells
    • Sensory Neurons
    • Motor Neurons
    • Terminology
    • The Nervous Sysytem
    • Central Nervous System
    • Peripheral Nervous Systewm
    • The Brain; Cerabellum, Olfactory bulb, Cerebrum, Thalmus, Hypothalmus, Medula Oblongata
    • Spinal Chord
    • Spinal Chord Injuries
    • Cranial Nerves
    • Spinal Nerves
    • Automatic Nervous System
    • Reflex Actions
  5. Digestion and Excretion
    • Digestive System Introduction
    • The Alimentary Canal
    • The Mouth
    • Esophagus
    • Stomach
    • Small Intestine
    • Large Intestine
    • Accessory Digestive Organs; tongue, teeth, salivary glands, liver, hepatic artery, gall bladder, pancreas.
    • Nutrient and Digestion Disorders
    • Vomiting
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Jaundice
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Cirrhosis
    • Excretion; The Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder
    • Urinary System
  6. Physiological Systems
    • Endocrine System
    • Effects of Hormones
    • Summary of Endocrine Glands
    • Respiratory System
    • Trachea
    • Bronchial Tree
    • Left and Right Bronchus
    • Lungs
    • Physiology of Respiration
    • Gaseous Exchange
    • Rate and Depth of Breathing
    • Reproductive System; male and female
    • Physiology of Reproductive System
    • Pregnancy and Birth
    • The Circulatory System
    • Blood composition, functions, blood vessels, arteries, veins
    • Heart, physiology of circulatory system, blood pressure, spleen
    • Lymphatic System


"It is very flexible in delivery and study and provides a good base understanding of the essential elements of anatomy and physiology, providing the tools for further research in the subject."

Elly Harris

Anatomy and Physiology A Student