Human Anatomy and Physiology

Cells, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems.

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You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But do you fully comprehend how all of the intricate functions and systems of the human body work together to keep you healthy? This course will provide that insight. By approaching the study of the body in an organized way, you will be able to connect what you learn about anatomy and physiology to what you already know about your own body.

By taking this course, you will begin to think and speak in the language of the domain while integrating the knowledge you gain about anatomy to support explanations of physiological phenomenon. The course focuses on a few themes that, when taken together, provide a full view of what the human body is capable of and of the exciting processes going on inside of it.

Topics covered include: Structure and Function, Homeostasis, Levels of Organization, and Integration of Systems.

Note: This free course requires registration

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Carnegie Mellon University
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11/12/2019
Anatomy & Physiology I Course Collection
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The information shared within this website was carefully curated and designed to promote quality online teaching and learning experiences for Anatomy and Physiology I faculty and students within the University of North Carolina System.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOS):
Apply proper anatomical language to describe structure and function of body parts and organs of the human body.
Explain and apply the concept of homeostasis and describe homeostatic mechanisms.
Differentiate macro and micro anatomical structures.
Apply practical laboratory skills to solve physiological problems.

MODULES:
Module 1 - Body Plan & Organization
Module 2 - Histology
Module 3 - Integumentary System
Module 4 - Skeletal System
Module 5 - Joints and Articulations
Module 6 - Muscular System
Module 7 - Organization of Nervous Tissue
Module 8 - Central Nervous System
Module 9 - Peripheral Nervous System
Module 10 - Special Senses
Module 11 - Cardiovascular System - Heart

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Anatomy/Physiology
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UNC System Digital Course Enhancement Initiative
University of North Carolina System
Date Added:
04/16/2021
Anatomy Quizbook
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An interactive web book for any device is available here

The Anatomy Quizbook is a series of carefully selected questions addressing core learning in clinically relevant anatomy. It provides the opportunity for both pre-med and medical students to improve their knowledge of anatomy, as well as their performance in tests and examinations.

The form of self-testing presented in the Anatomy Quizbook has many benefits: it is proven to aid retention (Lieberman 2012), it is a very useful method to apply at regular intervals to ensure robust knowledge, and it is extremely beneficial in determining what is known before rather than after a test or exam.

Bearing in mind that it is neither necessary nor advisable to learn everything there is to know about anatomy, it is intended that the Anatomy Quizbook be used in conjunction with a comprehensive anatomy textbook such as Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Moore et al, 2014) or Gray’s Anatomy for Students (Drake et al, 2015). And whilst the Anatomy Quizbook is intended primarily for students, tutors may also find this a very useful teaching resource.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Kerry G. Baker
Date Added:
10/14/2021
Anatomy and Physiology
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Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Author:
Brandon Poe
Dean H. Kruse
Eddie Johnson
James A. Wise
J. Gordon Betts
Jody E. Johnson
Kelly A. Young
Mark Womble
Oksana Korol
Peter DeSaix
Date Added:
03/06/2013
Anatomy and Physiology I
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Includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, the systems of the human body, and mechanisms responsible for homeostasis.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
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Lumen Learning
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Candela Courseware
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Anatomy and Physiology YouTube Channel
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Short, animated videos on many Anatomy and Physiology topics. Videos used in college courses and cover the content presented in the first 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing/Allied Health students.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
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Dr. Bruce Forciea
Date Added:
04/04/2019
BIOL 242 – Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
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BIOL 242 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) 242 is the second class in a two quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. You can think of this course as “An Owner’s Guide to the Human Body”. My goal is to help you learn how your body works so that you can explain concepts to others and apply knowledge to novel situations (e.g. make informed decisions regarding your own health and those whom you care about). You’ll also learn how to evaluate scientific research that forms the basis of our understanding of human anatomy and physiology and gain an appreciation for what remains to be discovered. To accomplish these goals requires significant effort from both of us. Although you will need to commit information to memory, I will ask you to focus on learning for understanding and your assessments will reflect this emphasis.

ANP 242 topics include: nervous system structure and physiology; special senses; endocrine system, reproductive system; digestive system; metabolism; urinary system; fluid and electrolyte balance; and, unifying themes of homeostasis, health and disease.

You will also gain experience problem solving, interpreting data, communicating verbally and in writing with others, developing information literacy skills, using technology and exploring how your knowledge of anatomy and physiology can be applied to real world health challenges. This course is designed to build the core knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a world that demands flexibility and continuous learning and to prepare you for advanced study of anatomy, physiology and clinically-related subjects.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
Author:
Anna Davis
Cat Pittack
Deb Ocken
Janet Bester-Meredith; Samantha Morefield
John Moffat
Lori Hays
Mary Pat Wenderoth
Richard Olivo
Wendy Rockhill
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11/30/2020
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy Lab Manual
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Lab 1: Overview & The Microscope
Lab 2: Cytology
Lab 3: Histology
Lab 4: The Integumentary System
Lab 5: The Axial Skeleton
Lab 6: The Appendicular Skeleton
Lab 7: Joints
Lab 8: The Axial Muscles
Lab 9: The Appendicular Muscles
Lab 10: Nervous Tissue
Lab 11: The Central Nervous System (Brain)
Lab 12: Cranial and Spinal Nerves
Lab 13: The Somatic Nervous System (Special Senses)
Lab 14: The Endocrine System
Lab 15: Blood
Lab 16: The Heart
Lab 17: Blood Vessels and Circulation
Lab 18: The Lymphatic System
Lab 19: The Respiratory System
Lab 20: The Digestive System
Lab 21: The Urinary System
Lab 22: The Reproductive System (Male)
Lab 23: The Reproductive System (Female)

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Ame Maloney
John McDaniel
Kevin Chak
Yancy Aquino
Date Added:
06/17/2019
The Brain
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The human brain is responsible for all behaviors, thoughts, and experiences described in this textbook. This module provides an introductory overview of the brain, including some basic neuroanatomy, and brief descriptions of the neuroscience methods used to study it.

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Psychology
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Provider:
Diener Education Fund
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Noba
Author:
Diane Beck
Evalina Tapia
Date Added:
02/20/2019
Clinical Anatomy
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Interactive radiology images, animated modules showing the physiology of difficult to understand muscle groups, sketches of anatomy, and links to the already existing quality neuroanatomy website.

Covers:
Head and Neck
Anatomy Videos
Back and Core
Thorax
Radiological Atlas
Abdomen
Upper Limb
Anatomical Illustrations
Lower Limb
Embryology
Neuroanatomy
Pelvis

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
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Claudia Krebs
Monika Fejtek
Date Added:
07/16/2019
Human Anatomy
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This course will provide the student with an overview of the body from a systemic perspective. Each unit will focus on one system, or network of organs that work together to perform a particular function. At the end of this course, the student will review the ways in which the systems overlap, as well as discuss current body imaging techniques and learn how to correctly interpret the images in order to put our newly-gained anatomical knowledge to practical use. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify gross and microscopic anatomy and explain interactions of the major organ systems in the human body; perform and analyze experiments in human anatomy (virtual); use language necessary to appropriately describe human anatomy; explain and identify how structure and function complement each other; describe how anatomy relates to medical situations in healthy and diseased states. (Biology 302)

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Human Anatomy Lab Manual
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Welcome to Human Anatomy Laboratory, the study of the structures of the human body. Our goal is to make this one of the most relevant courses you will take in college. Our anatomy is made up of the structures derived from our skin, our skin (integument), and the structures under our skin that allow us to move, consume and distribute nutrients, send signals throughout the body, and much, much more. An understanding of human anatomy is essential for those entering health careers and other relevant fields, such as biomedical engineering and medical research. Most importantly, understanding your anatomy can help you make informed decisions about your health.

This anatomy lab course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in human anatomy and identification of anatomical structure through engaging activities and clinical application. The course will take a regional approach, beginning with a brief introduction to histology, radiology, and body systems followed by three sections covering different body regions: thorax, abdomen, and pelvis; head and neck; and the lower and upper extremities.

We will use human cadaveric specimens, radiology, virtual dissection programs, hands-on-activities, models, and palpation to help understand structural and functional anatomy. We will apply this information with case studies of injury and pathology. By the end of this course, you will have developed a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the human body, be able to apply that knowledge to make informed decisions about your health and be prepared for future studies and practice as a clinician in a variety of health settings.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completing this course, students will:

Identify key structures of the human body, including muscles, organs, and bones, and their characteristics.
Explain how structure governs function.
Recognize how structures work together in normal function.
Use anatomical terminology in communication with others in the health field.
Apply anatomical knowledge and identification skills in preparation for practice as a clinician in a variety of health fields.

Table of Contents:

I. Unit 1: Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis
II. Unit 2: Head and Neck
III. Unit 3: The Lower Extremities
IV. Unit 4: The Upper Extremities

An alternate version is available here: https://wisc.pb.unizin.org/virtualhumananatomylabmanual/

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Julie Stamm
Date Added:
06/07/2021
Human Anatomy Lab Manual
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1: Lab 1: Anatomical Language
1.1: Lab 1: Anatomical Language
1.2: Pre-Lab 1
1.3: Lab Activities
1.4: Post-Lab 1 Questions

2: Lab 2: Bones and Bone Markings
2.1: Lab 2: Bones and Bone Markings
2.2: Pre-Lab 2
2.3: Lab Activities
2.4: Post-Lab 2 Questions

3: Lab 3: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
3.1: Lab 3: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
3.2: Lab Activities
3.3: Post-Lab 3 Questions

4: Lab 4: Brain and Cranial Nerves
4.1: Lab 4: Brain and Cranial Nerves
4.2: Pre-lab 4
4.3: Lab Activities
4.4: Post-Lab 4 Questions

5: Lab 5: Special Senses
5.1: Lab 5: Special Senses
5.2: Pre-lab 5
5.3: Lab Activities
5.4: Post-Lab 5 Questions

6: Lab 6: Respiratory System
6.1: Lab 6: Respiratory System
6.2: Lab Activities
6.3: Post-Lab 6 Questions

7: Lab 7: The Cardiovascular system
7.1: Lab 7: The Cardiovascular system
7.2: Pre-lab 7
7.3: Lab Activities
7.4: Post-Lab 7 Questions

8: Lab 8: Digestive System
8.1: Lab 8: Digestive System
8.2: Pre-Lab 8
8.3: Lab Activities
8.4: Post-Lab 8 Questions

9: Lab 9: Urinary and Reproductive Systems
9.1: Lab 9: Urinary and Reproductive Systems
9.2: Pre-lab 9
9.3: Lab Activities
9.4: Post-Lab 9 Questions

10: Lab 10: The Muscular and Integumentary systems
10.1: Lab 10: The Muscular and Integumentary systems
10.2: Pre-Lab 10
10.3: Lab Activities
10.4: Post-Lab 10 Questions

11: Vocabulary
11.1: Vocabulary

12: Links by Chapter
Back Matter
Index

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Anatomy/Physiology
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LibreTexts
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Human Anatomy Lab Manual
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This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course. Mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization and recall skills. The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises. Most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models, and several dissections of animal tissues and histological examinations are also included. Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station. The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/human-anatomy-lab-manual

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
Author:
Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak
Date Added:
07/11/2019
Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course
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The overall purpose of this preparatory course textbook is to help students familiarize with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I course.

The organization and functioning of the human organism generally is discussed in terms of different levels of increasing complexity, from the smallest building blocks to the entire body. This Anatomy and Physiology preparatory course covers the foundations on the chemical level, and a basic introduction to cellular level, organ level, and organ system levels. There is also an introduction to homeostasis at the beginning.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/human-anatomy-and-physiology-preparatory-course

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Anatomy/Physiology
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CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Bronx Community College
Author:
Carlos Liachovitzky
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Human Physiology
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Physiology is the study of the processes of the body. This course is about the unconscious mechanics of living; the student will look at each organ system in detail and then discuss the ways in which the systems interact in order to maintain the body at an optimal state. Metabolism and homeostasis--or the maintenance of the body at a set, optimal level--will be the primary themes. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: describe the relationship between structure and function at the cellular level and relate dysfunctional states of health to problems at the cellular level when appropriate; given relevant physiological information, explain the physiological mechanisms involved; describe the concepts of homeostasis and feedback control in relationship to each organ system; use a vocabulary of physiological terms and demonstrate an ability to communicate efficiently in a medical environment; describe techniques currently in use that measure the function of organ systems. (Biology 304)

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Introduction to Human Osteology
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This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/introduction-to-human-osteology

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Architecture and Design
Anatomy/Physiology
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Grand Valley State University
Provider Set:
ScholarWorks@GVSU
Author:
Georg Neumann
Gwyn Madden
Holm Neumann
Kenneth Beals
Roberta Hall
Date Added:
05/14/2012
A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology
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The Biology 256 Laboratory course was designed to provide students with hands-on access to modern techniques in human physiological analyses using the course-based research pedagogical approach. In this course, students will learn how to perform literature searches; generate research questions and hypotheses; design experiments; collect, analyze, visualize and interpret data; and present scientific findings to others. The Biol 256L curriculum offers a high-impact human physiology experience that fosters the critical thinking skills required to be a successful citizen in a modern world filled with misinformation.

Table of Contents:

Safety and Compliance in the Human Physiology Laboratory
Scientific Methods and Human Subjects Research
Conducting Background Research in the Sciences
Clinical Techniques: Assessment of Vital Signs
Introduction to Data Acquisition in Human Physiology
Molecules of Life: The Central Dogma and RNA Vaccines
Properties of Blood as a Buffer and Blood Glucose
Body Temperature Homeostasis
Clinical Techniques: The Neurological Assessment
Patellar and Achilles Reflexes
Human Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
Auditory and Visual Pathways
Voluntary Muscle Activity
Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
Assessment of Pulmonary Function
The Electrooculogram

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Author:
Karri Haen Whitmer
Date Added:
02/01/2021
UGA Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab Manual, 3rd Edition
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This lab manual was created for Anatomy and Physiology I at the University of Georgia under a Textbook Transformation Grant and revised through a Scaling Up OER Pilot Grant.

The manual contains the following labs:

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
Cells
Histology – Epithelial & Connective Tissues
Histology – Muscle & Nervous Tissues
The Integumentary System
Introduction to the Skeletal System
Introduction Joints
The Lower Limb – Bones
The Lower Limb – Muscles
The Lower Limb – Joints
The Lower Limb – Nerves
The Lower Limb – Movement
The Upper Limb – Bones
The Upper Limb – Muscles
The Upper Limb – Joints
The Upper Limb – Nerves
The Upper Limb – Movement
Muscle Physiology
Axial Skeleton
Axial Musculature
Intervertebral Discs
Central Nervous System – The Spinal Cord
Central Nervous System – The Brain
Motor Control
The Senses – Vision
The Senses - Hearing
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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
Author:
Brett Szymik
Deanna Cozart
Deloris Hesse
Rob Nichols
University Of Georgia
Date Added:
01/27/2021