Anatomy and Physiology II is the second in a two-course sequence examining the terminology, structure, function, and interdependence of systems within the human body. This course includes a study of circulatory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive systems, and genetics as applicable to the weekly course content. In conjunction with the classroom instruction, the anatomy and physiology online lab component for this course requires students to apply knowledge learned regarding the systems through online experiments and critical thinking application exercises.
This undergraduate course is 7 weeks.
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Topics and Objectives
The Cardiovascular System – Blood and the Heart
- Describe the composition of blood and its functions.
- Analyze the importance of blood testing and what can be learned through blood analysis.
- Identify the major structural parts of the heart and describe the function attributed to each during systole (contraction) and diastole (relaxation).
The Cardiovascular System – Blood Vessels and Circulation
- Identify the structural characteristics of the vasculature (arteries, veins, and capillaries) in the body.
- Explain the importance of blood pressure in relation to blood flow.
- Recognize factors that contribute to blood flow.
The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
- Compare the structure of lymph node to other lymphoid organs.
- Identify innate and adaptive immune defenses.
The Respiratory System
- Identify the respiratory organs and structures.
- Explain the mechanics of breathing, including the significance of lung volumes to the process and of air inhalation to exhalation.
- Compare the differences between internal and external respiration.
The Digestive System
- Identify the digestive organs and their associated functions.
- Analyze the use of enzymes relating to digestion and absorption.
The Urinary System
- Explain the function of the kidneys as a filtration mechanism for the body.
- Describe the physiology of urine formation.
- Identify various factors which regulate renal function.
The Reproductive System
- Identify the structures in the male reproductive system and the hormones that influence development.
- Identify the structures in the female reproductive system and the hormones that influence development.
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