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Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology




Instructor: N/A

Grading: NA

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous

Academic Level: Non-Credit

NDSU DCE Recording Fee: $139

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of common terminology and the major anatomical structures of the human body systems, exploring basic physiological processes of each system and discussing how body systems work together. Finally, the course explores how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. Body systems covered in the course include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, male and female reproductive, digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, and urinary systems.

Course Objectives:
• Describe the organization of the human body
• Identify the structures and functions of the organelles of a typical human cell
• Identify the major anatomical structures and their purposes of each body system
• Describe the organization and major functions of the nervous system
• Explain basic physiological processes in each of the body systems
• Explain the contribution that each body system makes to homeostasis of the body

Supplementary Materials:
eBook: Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting, 2/E
Nina Beaman, Bryant and Stratton College; Lorraine Fleming- McPhillips, Quinebaug Valley Community College, retired; Kristians Sue Routh; Robyn S. Gohsman; Stacia Reagan, Prentice Hall, 2011

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