What You Will Learn
Courses in anatomy and physiology are geared toward taking students through this subject so that they develop a full understanding of it. Students often begin with an introduction to anatomy and physiology course so that they can learn the basic components and the terminology. They will often move on to subjects, such as the chemistry of living things, cells, organs, and tissues. Once the successfully complete these units, they move onto more complex subjects, like the body systems: the skeletal system, integumentary system, muscular system, central nervous system, hematic system, endocrine system, sensor system, autonomic and peripheral nervous system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, immune system, and other body systems. Other topics often covered include genomics, exercise physiology, pathopsychology, physiology, digestion and reabsorption, body temperature, metabolism, sexual reproduction, pregnancy and birth, kidney metabolism, respiration, the heart, muscle stimulus, disorders, and exercise, and bone growth, injury, and healing.