HLTH1010 Anatomy and Physiology

This course assists the student to understand the basics of anatomy and physiology of the human body. This course will span the entire organizational format of the body, starting with the basic cell and including all of the body systems to form the complex human being. In addition, students will learn the basics of medical terminology associated with anatomy and physiology.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and HLTH1000

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
List the levels of organization of the human body
Describe the eleven major organ systems using proper medical terminology
Differentiate between types of cellular movement
Explain the four different functions of intact skin
Identify the major structures of the skeletal system
Demonstrate the actions of the major muscle groups
Compare functions of the structures located in the nervous system
Categorize the major endocrine organs based on the type of hormones they secrete
Trace the blood flow through the body
Identify the organs included in the digestive process
Explain how oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged in the respiratory system
Describe the events in urine formation
List structures required to produce and transport the gametes

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details