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1.2: Course Contents at a Glance

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    The following list shows the chapter-level topics and assignments for the course. To see all of the course pages, visit the Table of Contents.

    Module 1: Body Plan and Organization

    • An Introduction to the Human Body
    • Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    • Structural Organization of the Human Body
    • Functions of Human Life
    • Requirements for Human Life
    • Anatomical Terminology
    • Anatomical Location
    • Medical Imaging
    • Anatomy Pronunciation Guide

    Module 2: Homeostasis

    • Homeostasis
    • Homeostasis and Feedback Loops
    • Homeostasis Terminology
    • Feedback Loops
    • Homeostatic Maintenance
    • Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2
    • Integration of Systems

    Module 3: The Chemical Level of Organization

    • Introduction to the Chemical Level of Organization
    • Chemistry
    • Elements and Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
    • Chemical Bonds
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Inorganic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning
    • Organic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning

    Module 4: The Cellular Level of Organization

    • Introduction to the Cellular Level of Organization
    • The Cell Membrane
    • The Cytoplasm and Cellular Organelles
    • The Nucleus and DNA Replication
    • Protein Synthesis
    • Cell Growth and Division
    • Cellular Differentiation

    Module 5: The Tissue Level of Organization

    • Introduction to the Tissue Level of Organization
    • Types of Tissues
    • Epithelial Tissue
    • Connective Tissue Supports and Protects
    • Muscle Tissue and Motion
    • Nervous Tissue Mediates Perception and Response
    • Tissue Injury and Aging

    Module 6: The Integumentary System

    • Introduction to the Integumentary System
    • Layers of the Skin
    • Accessory Structures of the Skin
    • Functions of the Integumentary System
    • Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries
    • Slides of the Integumentary System
    • Integumentary System Tutorial

    Module 7: Bone Tissue and The Skeletal System

    • Introduction to Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System
    • The Functions of the Skeletal System
    • Bone Classification
    • Bone Structure
    • Bone Formation and Development
    • Fractures: Bone Repair
    • Exercise, Nutrition, Hormones, and Bone Tissue
    • Calcium Homeostasis: Interactions of the Skeletal System and Other Organ Systems

    Module 8: Axial Skeleton

    • Introduction to the Axial Skeleton
    • Divisions of the Skeletal System
    • The Skull
    • The Vertebral Column
    • The Thoracic Cage
    • Embryonic Development of the Axial Skeleton

    Module 9: The Appendicular Skeleton

    • Introduction to the Appendicular Skeleton
    • The Pectoral Girdle
    • Bones of the Upper Limb
    • The Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis
    • Bones of the Lower Limb
    • Development of the Appendicular Skeleton

    Module 10: Joints

    • Introduction to Joints
    • Classification of Joints
    • Fibrous Joints
    • Cartilaginous Joints
    • Synovial Joints
    • Types of Body Movements
    • Anatomy of Selected Synovial Joints
    • Video Tutorials: Synovial Joints
    • Development of Joints
    • Articular System Review Games

    Module 11: Muscle Tissue

    • Introduction to Muscle Tissue
    • Types of Muscle Tissues
    • Skeletal Muscle
    • Muscle Fiber Contraction and Relaxation
    • Nervous System Control of Muscle Tension
    • Types of Muscle Fibers
    • Exercise and Muscle Performance
    • Cardiac Muscle Tissue
    • Smooth Muscle
    • Development and Regeneration of Muscle Tissue

    Module 12: The Muscular System

    • Introduction to the Muscular System
    • Interactions of Skeletal Muscles
    • Naming Skeletal Muscles
    • Axial Muscles of the Head, Neck, and Back
    • Axial Muscles of the Abdominal Wall and Thorax
    • Muscles of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limbs
    • Appendicular Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limbs
    • Slides of Muscles

    Module 13: The Nervous System

    • Introduction to the Nervous System
    • The Embryologic Perspective
    • The Central Nervous System
    • Circulation and the Central Nervous System
    • The Peripheral Nervous System

    Module 14: The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue

    • Introduction to the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue
    • Basic Structure and Function of the Nervous System
    • Nervous Tissue
    • The Function of Nervous Tissue
    • The Action Potential
    • Communication Between Neurons

    Module 15: The Autonomic Nervous System

    • Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System
    • Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
    • Autonomic Reflexes and Homeostasis
    • Central Control
    • Drugs that Affect the Autonomic System

    Module 16: The Brain and Cranial Nerves

    • Introduction to the Brain and Cranial Nerves
    • Sensory Perception: Taste and Olfaction
    • Audition and Somatosensation
    • Vision
    • Central Processing
    • Motor Responses

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