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Southern New Hampshire University: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Examine the structure, function, and interdependence of the human body system. You’ll discover and gain significant knowledge of four of the 11 body systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

Human Anatomy and Physiology I
10 weeks
10–15 hours per week
Progress at your own speed

About this course

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An in-depth understanding of the human body is critical knowledge to anyone looking to work in healthcare. Starting at the cellular and molecular levels, you’ll concentrate on the organization of the human body as a symbiotic system. After gaining this baseline knowledge, you’ll dive deeper into specific systems. From terminology and identification to diseases and treatment, you’ll acquire key foundational knowledge about the human body and four of the 11 body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous.

This course is the first of two examining the structure, function and interdependence of human body systems. The remaining seven systems are covered in the second SNHUx course, Anatomy and Physiology II. Combined, the two courses cover all body systems.

You’ll also explore resources that walk you through the identification and treatment of different diseases for the four systems.

As a verified track learner, you will have access to interactive case studies and will be able to check your understanding as you progress through the course materials with short quizzes and a final exam.

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify human body systems, organs, structures and their functions
  • Identify anatomical locations of systems within the human body in comparison to other organ systems
  • Use correct terminology to describe the location of human body systems and body cavities
  • Describe the process of how homeostasis is maintained in human body systems
  • Identify healthy and unhealthy functioning of human body systems
  • Identify disease conditions that impact the integumentary, tissues, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems using scientific and evidenced-based research
  • Describe research that supports strategies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in human body systems

At a glance

  • Institution: SNHUx
  • Subject: Biology & Life Sciences
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite skills are limited college-level reading ability and a basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated programs:
  • Associated skills: Research, Physiology, Anatomy, Biological Systems

What you'll learn

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This course starts at the cellular and molecular levels and the organization of the human body before focusing on four of the eleven body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous.

After completing this course, you should able to:

  • Describe the location and functions of human body systems using appropriate terminology
  • Analyze the interactions between human body systems for how they work together to achieve a healthy state
  • Analyze research on human body systems for identifying evidence-based prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies for related diseased states

This course is part of Anatomy and Physiology Essentials MicroBachelors Program

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Expert instruction
2 high-quality courses
Progress at your own speed
5 months
10 - 15 hours per week

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