Welcome to the Anatomy and Physiology I Open Education Course!
This course is the first part of the two semester course of Anatomy and Physiology. It integrates the anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs and human body systems, It includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. It is based on OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology book and is supplemented by content from the Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initative) and Boundless Physiology Open Book.
Week. 1: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology, Homeostasis, Levels of organization (pdf)
Week 2: Chemical level of organization. Salts, acids, bases. Properties of water
Week 3: Cellular level of organization. Generalized animal cell. Organelles. Cellular transport. Cell division and protein synthesis.
Week 4: Tissue level of organization. Tissue injury and aging. Skin
Week 5: Skeletal system. Bone classification, structure and development
Week 6: Bioelectricity. Membrane potentials.
Week 7: Muscular system. Muscle histology and physiology
Week 8: Nervous system. Nervous tissue – structure and function. Classification of neurons
Week 9: Nervous system. Synaptic communication. Neuromuscular junctions
Week 10: Spinal cord. Structure and function of spinal cord. Spinal nerves, Spinal reflexes
Week 11: Brain: Structure and function of brain. Cranial nerves
Week 12: Nervous System pathways and processing. Somatic division. Sensory and motor pathways
Week 13: Higher order functions. Central processing. Neurochemistry. Aging
Week 14: Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). Organization and function of ANS. Autonomic Reflexes. Sense organs.
Week 15: Summary. Final examination.