Anatomy and Physiology A Online Course

Human anatomy online course.
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

  • Study human anatomical structures
  • Understand physiology in human systems that are essential knowledge in many industries – education, science, health care, fitness and exercise, nutrition and weight loss, alternative medicine, among others
  • An introductory course allows for learning at your own level – just do the basics or challenge yourself to study in a level you’re comfortable with.

This course is the first in our range of anatomy courses and naturally progresses onto Anatomy and Physiology B, C, and D and is a pre-requisite for the said courses. Lessons cover cells and tissues, the skeleton, the muscular system, the nervous system, digestion and excretion and physiological systems.

Course Aims:

  • Explain the human body at a microscopic level, including the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes.
  • Explain features of the human skeletal system.
  • Describe the human muscular system, in terms of structure and basic function.
  • Explain the human nervous system, in terms of structure and basic functions.
  • Explain different physiological systems of digestion and excretion in the body.
  • Explain different physiological systems of the body.


Detailed Course Outline

There are 6 Lessons in this course:

Cells and Tissues

  • Introduction
  • Cell Components
  • Human Tissues
  • Epithelial tissues
  • Connective tissues
  • Fluid tissues
  • Muscle tissues
  • Nervous tissues
  • Cell Division
  • Cell Processes
  • Osmosis and Diffusion
  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Active Transport; Phagocytosis, Pinocytosis
  • Electro Chemical Gradient
  • Nutrient and Waste Exchange in Cells

The Skeleton

  • Bone tissue
  • Cartilage
  • Bone marrow
  • The periosteum
  • Osteology
  • Bone Anatomy
  • Bone Types
  • Review of all Bones in a Human Skeleton
  • Bone Joints; Synarthrosis, amphiarthrosis, Diarthroses
  • Types of Bone Movements
  • Skeletal Functions
  • Fractures
  • Fracture Healing
  • Osteoporosis

The Muscular System

  • Parts of the Muscular System
  • Tendons
  • How Muscles Move
  • Muscle Fibre (Filament) Types; thick, thin, elastic
  • Smooth (or involuntary) muscle
  • Striated (or voluntary) muscle
  • Cardiac muscle
  • Types of Skeletal Muscle

The Nervous System

  • Nerve Cells
  • Sensory Neurons
  • Motor Neurons
  • Terminology
  • The Nervous System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • The Brain; Cerebellum, Olfactory bulb, Cerebrum, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Medulla Oblongata
  • Spinal Chord
  • Spinal Chord Injuries
  • Cranial Nerves
  • Spinal Nerves
  • Automatic Nervous System
  • Reflex Actions

Digestion and Excretion

  • Digestive System Introduction
  • The Alimentary Canal
  • The Mouth
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Large Intestine
  • Accessory Digestive Organs
  • Nutrient and Digestion Disorders
  • Vomiting
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Cirrhosis
  • Excretory System
  • Urinary System

Physiological Systems

  • Endocrine System
  • Effects of Hormones; seven types
  • Summary of Endocrine Glands
  • Respiratory System
  • Physiology of Respiration
  • Gaseous Exchange
  • Rate and Depth of Breathing
  • Reproductive System
  • Physiology of Reproductive System
  • Pregnancy and Birth
  • The Circulatory System
  • Lymphatic System

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