Easy Anatomy and Physiology
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Easy Anatomy and Physiology

An easy guide to learning anatomy and physiology concepts found in a typical 2 semester college A&P course sequence.
4.3 (32 ratings)
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Created by Bruce Forciea
Last updated 4/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify anatomical structures for all of the body's systems.
  • Understand the basic function of the body's systems.
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Requirements
  • Students are strongly recommended to purchase and download the following ebook from Amazon Kindle: An Easy Guide to Learning Anatomy and Physiology
Description

This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the following human body systems: Cells, Tissues, Integument, Skeletal, Muscular, Joints, Nervous, Sensory, Blood, Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Urinary, Digestive and Reproductive.

The course consists of short animated video lectures and supplementary readings from the ebook (An Easy Guide to Learning A&P).

Students can take the course sequentially or skip around as needed.

Viewing the videos and completing the supplementary readings will take approximately 12-15 hours, however most students complete a section per week so the course would then take about the length of a typical college semester or 15-16 weeks.

The videos and ebook are used in actual college level anatomy and physiology courses in which students have found them to be an invaluable source of information.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who wish to learn about or supplement their learning of the human body. This course is especially useful to allied health students (nursing, medical programs) as a supplement to existing A&P courses but will also be useful to anyone wishing to learn more about human anatomy and physiology in an easy to learn format.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 94 Lectures Collapse All 94 Lectures 05:15:23
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Start Here: An Introduction to the Human Body
5 Lectures 15:55

Identify levels of organization and complexity of the human body. Understand a brief overview of each body system. Review the reading assignment and learning objectives for this unit.

Preview 04:49

Understand why homeostasis is important for keeping the human body alive. Learn how homeostatic feedback systems work.

Preview 02:26

Begin to learn the terminology of anatomy through an understanding of regional and positional terms. Understand how planes can divide the body and how the abdominal area can be divided into sections.

Preview 05:21

Understand the major hollow areas of the body called cavities.

Body Cavities
01:05
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Cells
4 Lectures 14:53

The body is made up of cells and tissues. Review the reading assignment and learning objectives for this unit.

Introduction to Cells
01:54

Cells contain smaller structures called organelles. Learn about the structure and function of each organelle.

Cell Organelles
03:52

The cell's nucleus contains DNA. Learn about the structure of DNA and RNA and their similarities and differences.

Structure of DNA and RNA
02:57

Substances can move in and out of cells via transport mechanisms. Learn about how cell transport mechanisms work.

Cell Transport Mechanisms
06:10
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Cell Metabolism
7 Lectures 12:24

Cell metabolism is the making of energy from foods. Review the reading assignment and learning objectives for this unit.

Introduction to Cell Metabolism
00:51

This energy system is an important system for making energy (ATP) without oxygen. Learn how this system works.

ATP Phosphocreatine Energy System
02:04

Glycolysis can produce energy from glucose. Begin to learn how this system works.

Overview of Glycolysis
01:16

Continue to learn about glycolysis by examining it in more detail.

Glycolysis, More Detail
01:31

The Krebs cycle produces energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Learn the basics about how it works.

The Krebs Cycle
01:51

The Krebs cycle feeds into the electron transport chain. This system uses oxygen and products of the Krebs cycle to make energy. Begin to learn how it works.

Overview of the Electron Transport Chain
02:35

Revisit the electron transport chain with more detail to better understand how it works.

Electron Transport Chain More Detail
02:16
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Tissues
5 Lectures 13:58

Review the reading assignment and learning objectives for this unit.

Introduction to the Tissues
00:59

Epithelium is one broad category of tissues. Learn about the structure of epithelium and where it is found in the body.

Epithelial Tissue
03:25

Connective tissue is another category of tissue. Learn about the different types of connective tissue and where it is found in the body.

Connective Tissue
04:29

There are 3 types of muscle tissue. Learn about how they are different and where they are found in the body.

Muscle Tissue
03:22

Nervous tissue is another category of tissue. Learn about the structure of nervous tissue.

Nervous Tissue
01:43
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The Integument
2 Lectures 07:29

The integument or skin is a large membrane that covers the body. Review the learning objectives for this section.

Introduction to the Integumentary System
00:53

Learn about how the integument is structured and the various accessory organs associated with it.

The Integumentary System
06:36
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The Skeletal System
7 Lectures 24:17

The skeletal system is important for support, movement and storage of substances like calcium. Review the learning objectives for this unit.

Introduction to the Skeletal System
00:46

Intramembranous ossification is one of the ways bone formation occurs. Learn about the process of intramembranous ossification.

Intramembranous Ossification
01:55

Endochondral ossification is another bone forming process. Learn about how endrochondral ossification works.

Endochondral Ossification
02:07

Begin to learn the bones of the body by learning about the skull. Understand the bones of the skull along with some anatomical landmarks.

Skeletal Anatomy: Skull
05:43

Continue learning the bones of the body by examining the spine and ribcage. Learn how the vertebra (bones of the spine) are different.

Skeletal Anatomy: The Spine and Ribcage
05:01

Continue learning about the bones of the body by examining the bones of the shoulder and arm. Learn about bones and important anatomical landmarks.

Skeletal System: Upper Extremity
03:35

Finish learning about the bones of the body by learning about the bones of the lower extremity. Learn the bones of the hip, leg and foot as well as some important anatomical landmarks.

Skeletal System: Lower Extremity
05:10
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The Muscular System
4 Lectures 16:28

The muscles are important for movement and generating heat. Review the learning objectives for this section.

Introduction to the Muscular System
00:48

Begin learning about the muscles of the body by examining important muscles.

Muscle Anatomy
07:56

Muscles contract in different ways. Learn about the different types of muscle contractions along with some other important terms.

Muscle Contraction Terms
04:04

Muscle contraction occurs when protein filaments slide past each other. Learn how muscles contract from a cellular perspective.

Physiology of Muscle Contraction
03:40
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Joints
2 Lectures 06:01

Review the learning objectives for this section.

Introduction to Joints
00:37

Learn about the different types of joints and examine a few joints in detail.

Joints
05:24
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The Nervous System
9 Lectures 33:05

Review the reading assignment and learning objectives for this unit.

Introduction to the Nervous System
00:58

Begin learning about the nervous system by examining the brain. Learn about the parts of the brain and how they function.

Central Nervous System Anatomy: The Brain
06:56

Continue learning about the nervous system by examining the spinal cord. Learn about the parts of the spinal cord and how they function.

Anatomy of the Central Nervous System: Spinal Cord
04:56

Spinal nerves exit the spinal cord. Learn about the structure of a spinal nerve.

Spinal Nerves
02:52

Reflexes are important tools for examining the function of the nervous system. Learn how reflexes work and how they can used to indicated nervous system problems.

Reflexes
02:42

The cranial nerves are used to indicate nervous system problems. Learn about each of the 12 pair of cranial nerves.

Cranial Nerves
05:40

The functional cells of the nervous system are the neurons. Learn about how they exist in an electrically imbalanced state called resting membrane potential.

The Neuron: Resting Membrane Potential
02:42

Neurons communicate with one another by sending tiny packets of chemicals called neurotransmitters. Learn about how neurons generate impulses called action potentials that cause the release of neurotransmitters.

The Neuron: Action Potential Generation
03:08

Different types of neurons conduct actions potentials in different ways. Learn how certain neurons containing the substance myelin can conduct impulses very quickly.

Saltatory Conduction
03:11
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The Senses
5 Lectures 18:42

Review the reading assignment and learning objectives for this unit.

Introduction to the Sensory System
00:47

The sensory system can be divided into 2 large sections. Learn about the section known as the somatosensory system and how it senses information in the environment.

The Somatosensory System
04:24

The special senses are the other major section of the sensory system. Learn about the special senses of smell and taste.

Special Senses: Smell and Taste
03:01

The ear is part of the special senses. Learn about how the anatomy of the ear and how it works to sense hearing and equilibrium.

Special Senses: The Ear
05:33

The eye is also part of the special senses. Learn about the anatomy of the eye and how it senses vision.

The Eye
04:57
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About the Instructor
Bruce Forciea
4.3 Average rating
84 Reviews
3,699 Students
2 Courses
Educator, Author of Non-Fiction and Science Fiction Books

Dr. Bruce Forciea likes to take complex scientific concepts and make them easy to understand through simple explanations and engaging elearning media. He has written several books on anatomy and physiology, health and healing, including Unlocking the Healing Code, An Easy Guide to Learning Anatomy and Physiology and An eText of Anatomy and Physiology.

Dr. Forciea has been teaching college anatomy and physiology full-time for the past 15 years.

He also writes fiction and his first novel, The X-Cure was released in Sept. 2015.