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Health Careers Education
HL00454
Human Structure and Function for Radiography
96.00
Content is designed to establish a knowledge base in anatomy and physiology. Components of the cells, tissues, organs, and systems are described and discussed.
Lara Skaggs
lskag@okcareertech.org
405.743.5106
Programs can choose to allow students to challenge this course, use transfer credit or teach course within the framework of their program.
The student will be able to:



- discuss the basics of anatomical nomenclature.

- describe the chemical composition of the human body.

- identify cell structure and elements of genetic control.

- explain the essentials of human metabolism.

- describe the types and functions of human tissues.

- classify tissue types, describe the functional characteristics of each and give examples of their location within the human body.

- describe the composition and characteristics of bone.

- identify and locate the bones of the human skeleton.

- identify bony processes and depressions found on the human skeleton.

- describe articulations of the axial and appendicular skeleton.

- differentiate the primary and secondary curves of the spine.

- summarize the functions of the skeletal system.

- label different types of articulations.

- compare the types, locations and movements permitted by the different types of articulations.

- examine how muscle is organized at the gross and microscopic levels.

- differentiate between the structures of each type of muscle tissue.

- state the function of each type of muscle tissue.

- name and locate the major muscles of the skeleton.

- differentiate between the structure and function of different types of nerve cells.

- state the structure of the brain and the relationship of its component parts.

- describe brain functions.

- list the meninges and describe the function of each.

- outline how cerebrospinal fluid forms, circulates and functions.

- describe the structure and function of the spinal cord.

- determine the distribution and function of cranial and spinal nerves.

- summarize the structure and function of components that comprise the autonomic nervous system.

- describe the structures and functions of the components that comprise the human eye and ear.

- list the component body parts involved in the senses of smell and taste.

- list the somatic senses.

- define endocrine.

- describe the characteristics and functions of the components that comprise the endocrine system.

- describe the hard and soft palates.

- describe the structure and function of the tongue.

- identify the structure, function and locations of the salivary glands.

- describe the composition and characteristics of the primary organs of the digestive system.

- describe the function(s) of each primary organ of the digestive system.

- differentiate between the layers of tissue that comprise the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum.

- differentiate between peritoneum, omentum and mesentery.

- list and label the accessory organs of the digestive system and describe their function.

- identify the secretions and function of each accessory organ of the digestive system.

- explain the purpose of digestion.

- list the digestive processes that occur in the body.

- describe the composition and characteristics of blood.

- list the types of blood cells and state their functions.

- differentiate between blood plasma and serum.

- outline the clotting mechanism.

- list the blood types.

- explain the term Rh factor.

- explain the antigen/antibody relationship and its use in blood typing.

- label the parts of the human heart.

- describe the flow of blood through the body and identify the main vessels.

- describe the structure and function of arteries, veins and capillaries.

- differentiate between arterial blood in system circulation and arterial blood in pulmonary circulation.

- outline the major pathways of lymphatic circulation.

- correlate cardiac electrophysiology to a normal ECG tracing.

- differentiate between nonspecific defenses and specific immunity.

- explain antibody production and function.

- list the different types and functions of T- and B-cells and explain their functions.

- label the components of the respiratory system.

- describe the physiology and regulation of respiration.

- label the parts of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.

- describe the function of each organ of the urinary system.

- describe the composition and formation of urine.

- explain micturition.

- label the anatomy of the male and female reproductive organs.

- analyze the function of each of the male and female reproductive organs.

- identify major anatomical structures found within sectional images.
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
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Health Science Diagnostic Services Radiologic Technologist