Anatomy & Physiology Course
The Anatomy & Physiology course provides a thorough overview of the structure and function of the systems of the human body. This comprehensive course will provide a detailed knowledge of all body systems, and is applicable to a variety of healthcare professionals who may be interested in gaining or reviewing knowledge of human anatomy in a flexible learning environment.
This course qualifies as a biomedical science credit for applicants to the Health Information Management program who do not have minimum grade 12 science, and qualifies for an exemption within the HIM program curriculum. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Course Tuition:||CAD: $550.00
This self-directed course consists of 37 units with associated quizzes. The quizzes must be completed online and are self-marking. There is no final examination for this course.
To review the unit topics please visit the Curriculum Overview.
Students may apply online anytime during the year to begin the course. There are no application prerequisites for this course.
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|Internet Browser||Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Safari 5, Google Chome 11, Opera 9|
|Internet Connection||Broadband (cable or DSL) connection required|
|Software||Word processing software, Adobe Reader|
|Other||Access to a scanner|
Students must have basic computer knowledge and internet navigation skills in order to complete the course. Students should have access to a computer with Window 7 or higher in order to access the required program resources and to ensure optimal performance. Students choosing to use Mac or Linux operating system must have experience using alternate remote access software.
Please note that CHA Learning staff can only assist Windows operating system users and provide technical support in relation to our website, we do not provide technical support for internet and/or basic computer use.
Information on required materials will be posted on the CHA Learning Gateway.
The Anatomy and Pathology course is divided into 37 units:
- The Organization of the Body
- The Chemical Basis of Life
- Anatomy of the Cells
- Physiology of the Cells
- Cell Growth and Reproduction
- Skin and its Appendages
- Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
- Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
- Lymphatic System
- Immune System
- Skeletal Tissues
- Skeletal System
- Anatomy of the Muscular System
- Physiology of the Muscular System
- Nervous System Cells
- Central Nervous System
- Peripheral Nervous System
- Autonomic Nervous System
- Sense Organs
- Endocrine Regulation
- Endocrine Glands
- Anatomy of the Respiratory System
- Physiology of the Respiratory System
- Anatomy of the Digestive System
- Physiology of the Digestive System
- Nutrition and Metabolism
- Urinary System
- Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
- Acid-Base Balance
- The Male Reproductive System
- The Female Reproductive System
- Growth and Development
- Genetics and Heredity
- Apply biomedical terms typically encountered in health care documentation including pronunciation and spelling.
- Apply medical abbreviations and acronyms found in health care documentation with respect to their general meaning.
- Understand the role of risk factors in health and disease.
- Demonstrate the usage of various resources to clarify understanding of medical terms and conditions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the structural units of the body including cells, tissues, organ, and body systems.
- Examine the anatomical structures, their location and associated physiological functions, for each tissue, organ, and body system.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between body systems or functions and the whole body.
Grading and Credits
Students are evaluated on 37 chapter quizzes which are valued equally. Students must achieve an overall average of 60% or more in the course.
Students receive a course certificate in Anatomy and Physiology issued by HealthCareCAN upon successful completion of the course.