Course: Easy Anatomy and Physiology

Easy Anatomy and Physiology

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

This course presents many of the topics found in a typical 2-semester college anatomy and physiology course.

The topics are presented through animated videos and an ebook (An Easy Guide to Learning Anatomy and Physiology). Each body system is presented separately and there are quizzes at the end of each section. The typical time to complete this course is from about 8 - 12 weeks.

Anyone wishing to learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body will find this course useful, particularly students in allied health programs such as nursing, physical therapy, pre-chiropractic, and pre-medicine. High school students taking A&P should find this course helpful as well.

This course is useful as a stand alone course or for supporting existing A&P courses. It also serves as a great review of A&P.

Basic knowledge
  • No previous knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is necessary. Good listening and reading skills are all that is necessary to be successful in this course
What you will learn
  • You will learn much of the content given in a typical 2-semester Anatomy and Physiology course. We will cover all of the major body systems including the tissues, integument, nervous, skeletal, muscular, joints, sensory, blood, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems
Number of Lectures: 82
Total Duration: 05:25:25
Introduction to the Human Body
  • Introduction to the Human Body  

    You will learn some of the anatomical terms for body parts and positions as well as the major anatomical planes and body cavities.

  • Anatomical Terms  

    Learn human body anatomical and positional terms.

  • Homeostasis  

    Learn about how body systems are regulated.

  • Body Planes and Cavities  

    Learn about anatomical planes and body cavities.

  • Parts of the Cell  

    Learn about cells and their parts (organelles).

  • DNA and RNA  

    Learn about the structure of DNA and RNA.

  • DNA Replication  

    Learn about how DNA replicates itself.

  • Transcription and Translation  

    Learn about how proteins are made by transcription and translation.

  • Cell Transport Mechanisms  

    Learn about how substances are transported into and out of cells.

Cell Metabolism
  • ATP Phosphocreatine System  

    Learn about how cells produce immediate energy.

  • Glycolysis  

    Learn about how cells produce energy from simple sugar (glucose).

  • The Krebs (Citric Acid) Cycle  

    Learn how cells convert carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy.

  • The Electron Transport Chain  

    Learn about how cells extract energy from electrons to make ATP.

  • Epithelium  

    Learn about epithelial tissue.

  • Connective Tissue  

    Learn about the connective tissues of the body.

  • Muscle Tissue  

    Learn about the different types of muscle tissue.

  • Nervous Tissue  

    Learn about the tissue that makes up the nervous system.

The Integument
  • The Integumentary System (Skin)  

    Learn about the skin (integument).

The Skeletal System
  • Bone Formation 1  

    Learn about intramembranous ossification.

  • Bone Formation 2  

    Learn about endochondral ossification.

  • Parts of a Long Bone  

    Learn about the parts of a long bone.

  • Bones of the Skull  

    Learn about the bones of the skull.

  • Bones of the Spine and Ribcage  

    Learn about the bones of the spine and rib cage.

  • Bones of the Shoulder, Arm and Hand  

    Learn about the bones of the upper extremity.

  • Bones of the Lower Extremity  

    Learn about the bones of the lower extremity.

The Muscular System
  • Types of Muscle Contractions  

    Learn about types of muscle contractions.

  • How Muscles Contract  

    Learn about the physiology of muscle contraction.

  • Muscles of the Body  

    Learn about some of the muscles of the body.

The Joints
  • Joints  

    Learn about types of joints.

The Nervous System
  • The Brain  

    Learn about the parts of the brain.

  • The Spinal Cord  

    Learn about the spinal cord.

  • The Autonomic Nervous System  

    Learn about the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system.

  • Resting Membrane Potential of a Neuron  

    Learn about the neuron's resting membrane potential.

  • Generation of a Neuron Action Potential  

    Learn about how neurons generate action potentials.

  • Saltatory Conduction  

    Learn about how myelinated neurons conduct action potentials.

  • The Cranial Nerves  

    Learn about the 12 cranial nerves.

  • Spinal Nerves  

    Learn about the structure of a spinal nerve.

  • Reflexes  

    Learn about the function of reflexes.

The Sensory System
  • The Somatic Sensory System  

    Learn about the somatic sensory receptors.

  • The Special Senses: Smell and Taste  

    Learn about the senses of smell and taste.

  • The Ear  

    Learn about the parts of the ear and how it works.

  • The Eye  

    Learn about the parts of the eye and how it works.

The Endocrine System
  • Types of Hormones  

    Learn about the different types of hormones.

  • Growth and Thyroid Stimulating Hormones  

    Learn about the anterior pituitary hormones: Growth Hormone and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.

  • ACTH  

    Learn about adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH).

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone, and Prolactin  

    Learn about the anterior pituitary hormones: FSH, LH and Prolactin.

  • Posterior Pituitary Hormones  

    Learn about hormones from the posterior pituitary gland.

  • Calcitonin and Parathyroid Hormone  

    Learn about calcium regulation by calcitonin and parathyroid hormone.

  • Insulin and Glucagon  

    Learn about how insulin and glucagon help to regular blood glucose.

The Blood
  • Overview of the Blood  

    Learn about the different types of blood cells and how they work.

  • Blood Typing  

    Learn about the ABO and Rh system of blood typing.

The Cardiovascular System
  • The Heart  

    Learn about the parts of the heart.

  • Arteries and Veins  

    Learn about the structure of arteries and veins.

  • Important Arteries and Veins of the Body  

    Learn the locations of important arteries and veins.

  • ECGs  

    Learn about the electrocardiogram.

  • Cardiac Output  

    Learn about cardiac output and blood pressure.

  • The Cardiac Control Center  

    Learn about the cardiac control center in the brainstem.

  • Atrial Natriuretic Hormone  

    Learn about how ANP helps to control blood pressure.

  • Renin-Angiotensin System  

    Learn about how the RA system helps to control blood pressure.

The Lymphatic System and Immunity
  • The Lymphatic System  

    Learn about the lymphatic system.

  • Innate Immunity  

    Learn about the innate immune system.

  • Cell Mediated Immunity  

    Learn about a part of adaptive immunity called cell mediated immunity.

  • Antibody Mediated Immunity  

    Learn about antibody mediated immunity.

The Respiratory System
  • Respiratory System Anatomy  

    Learn about the anatomy of the respiratory system.

  • Breathing Mechanics  

    Learn about how the respiratory system takes in and expels air.

  • Surface Tension  

    Learn about how surface tension affects the respiratory system.

  • Neural Control of Breathing  

    Learn about how the nervous system controls breathing.

  • Gas Exchange  

    Learn about how oxygen and carbon dioxide move between the lungs, blood and tissues.

  • Carbon Dioxide Transport  

    Learn about how carbon dioxide is transported in the blood.

The Urinary System
  • Urinary System Anatomy  

    Learn about the anatomy of the urinary system.

  • Glomerular Filtration  

    Learn about how the urinary system filters the blood.

  • The Juxtaglomerular Apparatus  

    Learn about an important part of the kidney that helps to regulate blood pressure.

  • The Nephron Loop  

    Learn about the nephron loop.

  • Tubular Reabsorption and Secretion  

    Lean about how substances are exchanged between the kidney tubules and the blood.

Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance
  • Fluid Balance  

    Learn about water and fluid balance.

  • Sodium Balance  

    Learn about sodium balance.

  • Potassium Balance  

    Learn about potassium balance.

  • Acid Base Balance  

    Learn about how the body balances acids and bases.

The Digestive System
  • Digestive System Anatomy  

    Learn about the anatomy of the digestive system.

  • Control of Gastric Secretions  

    Learn about how the digestive system controls its secretions.

The Reproductive System
  • The Male Reproductive System  

    Learn about the male reproductive system.

  • The Female Reproductive System  

    Learn about the female reproductive system.

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