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Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
Advanced Anatomy/Physiology is the study of the structure of the human body and its functions. This course is a laboratory science intended to align with post-secondary/college course required work as a requirement for entry or a pre/co-requisite to a post-secondary health programs/career major and/or college major. Upon completion, qualifying students may be eligible to test in order to prove competency and eligibility for four hours of college credit with Connors State College (stipulations may apply). Students will conduct lab assignments using scientific knowledge and methodology that will enable them to make educated conclusions based on higher-level critical thinking skills. The areas studied and examined will be an integration of biology and chemistry and will include, but are not limited to advanced studies of: Organization of the body, Chemical Basis for Life, Cells & Tissues, Integumentary System, Skeletal system, Muscular system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Blood, Circulatory system, Lymphatic & Immune systems, Respiratory systems, Digestive system & Metabolism, Urinary system, and Reproductive system. The level of study is intended to expand the students knowledge beyond the basic understanding of Anatomy and Physiology obtained in the HCC I course work at the high school level. An emphasis is placed on advanced anatomy and physiology as it specifically relates to the post-secondary career major in which the student is enrolled and its application to patient care, diseases/disorders, assessment, etc.
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1. Examine principles of structural organization of the body and its relationship to the functioning of the body
2. Examine principles of chemical composition, processes, and relationships involved in anatomy and physiology
3. Examine characteristics of cells and tissues and their relationships to the structure and function of the human body
4. Examine characteristics and functions of the skin and its accessory structures
5. Examine individual bones, types of bones, bone markings, skeletal anatomy, and functions of the skeletal system
6. Examine individual muscles, types and characteristics of muscles tissue, mechanisms of movement, and functions of the muscular system
7. Examine the structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems
8. Examine the structures and functions of the endocrine glands, hormones, and their relationships within the human body
9. Examine components, functions, and characteristics of blood, blood types, and Rh factors
10. Examine structures and functions of the heart and circulatory system, as well as the relationships of each system to the functioning of the human body
11. Examine structures and functions of the lymphatic and immune systems
12. Examine structures and functions of the respiratory system
13. Examine the structures, functions of the digestive system and the processes involved with digestion and metabolism
14. Examine the structures and functions of the urinary system
15. Examine the structures and functions of the male and reproductive systems and the menstrual cycle.

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