Anatomy and Physiology 1b (lab) - VLACS
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Open

Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks

Overview

Anatomy and Physiology 1b: Discovering Form and Function

Building on the prior prerequisite course, students will examine the form and function of even more body systems. Students will learn about the structure, function, and interrelation between the lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and the endocrine systems. The reproductive system is also discussed along with hereditary traits and genetics. Finally, students will explore the importance of accurate patient documentation as well as technology used in the industry.

 

This is a lab course.

Major Topics and Concepts

Unit 1: The Lymphatic and Immune System
What will you learn in this unit?

Describe the structure and function of the immune system
Compare and contrast the different types of immunity
Explain the relationship between the lymphatic and circulatory systems
Discuss common diseases and disorders of the lymphatic and immune system

Unit 2: The Respiratory System
What will you learn in this unit?

Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system
Compare and contrast ventilation and respiration
Explain gas exchange
Discuss common diseases and disorders of the respiratory system

Unit 3: The Digestive System
What will you learn in this unit?

Describe the organization of the digestive system
Explain the structure and function of the digestive system
Discuss the six digestive processes and the digestive enzymes
Describe diseases and disorders of the digestive system

Unit 4: The Urinary System
What will you learn in this unit?

Describe the organization of the urinary system
Explain the structure and function of the urinary system at both a macro and micro level
Compare and contrast the female and male urinary systems
Explain how urine is formed and excreted from the body
Describe diseases and disorders of the urinary system

Unit 5: The Reproductive System and Genetics
What will you learn in this unit?

Compare and contrast the organization of the male and female reproductive systems
Explain the structure and function of the reproductive system
Discuss genes and chromosomes from conception to birth
Understand how a negative is used to create an image print
Describe common diseases and disorders of the reproductive system

Unit 6: The Endocrine System
What will you learn in this unit?

Describe the organization of the endocrine system
Explain the structure and function of organs of the endocrine system
Explain how the endocrine system maintains homeostasis
Describe diseases and disorders of the endocrine system

Unit 7: Assessing and Documenting Anatomy and Physiology
What will you learn in this unit?

Identify purposes of a healthcare record
Discuss legal guidelines for documentation
Describe confidentiality and the laws that govern patient privacy
Describe the different methods of data collection
Conduct a health history
Organize a basic body systems physical assessment

Unit 8: The Science & Technology of Anatomy & Physiology
What will you learn in this unit?

Describe the history of anatomy and physiology as a science
Distinguish between the scopes of practice of various healthcare professions
Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research
Discuss examples of different types of research studies that can advance the science of anatomy and physiology
Illustrate the ways in which healthcare professionals work collaboratively

Credits .5

Competencies

  • Lymphatic and Immune System
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the lymphatic and immune systems by identifying the structure and function of the immune system, comparing the different types of immunity and how the lymphatic system works, and identifying common disorders and diseases in the immune and lymphatic systems.
  • The Respiratory & Digestive System
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the respiratory and digestive systems by identifying the structures and functions of each system and explaining how each one works and when they don’t the possible disorders and diseases that can be associated with the symptoms within each system.
  • Urinary System and The Reproductive System and Genetics
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the urinary system, reproductive system and genetics by describing the organization and function of each system and discussing the role that genetics plays while identifying common disorders and diseases within both systems.
  • Endocrine System
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the endocrine system by explaining the organization and function of the organs within the endocrine system, explaining the importance of maintaining homeostasis, and describing the diseases and disorders that can affect the system.
  • Assessing and Documenting and The Science and Technology of Anatomy & Physiology
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of assessing and documenting patients by discussing health records, legal documents, confidentiality laws; detailing the basic body systems, the history of anatomy & physiology; discussing different types of research; and identifying the importance of healthcare professionals collaboratively working together.

Pre-Requisites

Anatomy and Physiology 1a

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