Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab- This course provides a road map perspective of human body structure and function. Topics include cell structure and function and a survey of all major systems of the human body.


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Background Sources
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Course Prerequisites

No prerequisites needed for this course.

Terminal Course Objectives

DeVry University course content is constructed from curriculum guides developed for each course that are in alignment with specific Terminal Course Objectives. The Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs) define the learning objectives that the student will be required to comprehend and demonstrate by course completion. The TCOs that will be covered in detail each week can be found in the Objectives section for that particular week. Whenever possible, a reference will be made from a particular assignment or discussion back to the TCO that it emphasizes.

1. Given a list of bodily functions, organize these functions into the major bodily systems, illustrating their anatomical positioning.

2. Given components of the atom, label the structure of the atom, and diagram how atoms interact to form compounds.

3. Given the components of a cell, illustrate their anatomical location, and explain their function.

4. Given histological specimens of tissue cells, classify them as epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous tissue.

5. Given an illustration of the integumentary system (skin and its appendages) and histology slides, relate each component to the functions which protect the body.

6. Given a physical model of the human skeleton, distinguish between axial and appendicular skeletal bones.

7. Given the biceps muscle as an example, label its structure, differentiate the role of key chemicals in muscular metabolism, and list the sequences of events during muscular contraction.

8. Given a stimulus in the form of a tap below the knee, diagram the pathway involved in the resulting knee jerk.

9. Given an anatomical model of the human torso, identify the specific structures involved in the endocrine system, list the hormones they secrete, and relate these secretions to target cells of these secretions.

10. Given the blood and lymph systems, identify their major constituents and differentiate roles played by each.

11. Given a physical model of the circulatory system (torso, heart, etc.), illustrate the blood flow through the heart showing the pulmonary and systemic circulation.

12. Given a physical model of the digestive system, identify each anatomical structure and relate each structure to aspects of the digestive process.

13. Given a diagram of the respiratory pathway of oxygen and carbon dioxide, distinguish between gas exchange processes in alveolus and peripheral tissues.

14. Given a diagram of the anatomical components of the urinary system, relate each structure to the production of urine.

15. Given physical models of the male and female reproductive systems, explain the function of each component, and contrast the differences.

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