Why study anatomy & physiology?

Learn about the structure and function of the human body

A solid understanding of the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the human body is essential to further study in the health, performance, and nutrition sciences. It's also critical for existing practitioners (trainers, coaches, nutritionists etc) to be current with their knowledge of the human body. No matter whether you are aiming for future study, to be a better coach or practitioner, or simply are passionate about knowing more about the human body to help you achieve your health and performance goals, this accelerated learning program will set you on the right track!

Course curriculum

  1. 2
  2. 3
    • The cellular and chemical levels of organisation

    • Cell organelles and their functions

    • Active and passive transport

    • Progress quiz

  3. 4
    • The integumentary system

    • The amazing human skin

    • Progress quiz

  4. 5
    • The skeletal system

    • Types of joint movement

    • Progress quiz

  5. 6
    • The nervous system

    • Resting membrane potential

    • Synaptic nerve transmission

    • Progress quiz

  6. 7
    • The muscular system

    • The neuromuscular junction

    • Sliding filament theory of muscle contraction

    • Progress quiz

  7. 8
    • The cardiovascular system

    • Pulmonary and systemic circulation

    • Progress quiz

  8. 9
    • Blood

    • Components of blood and their importance

    • Progress quiz

  9. 10
    • The endocrine system

    • Hormones and secondary messengers

    • Progress quiz

  10. 11
    • The immune system

    • Immune system summary

    • Progress quiz

  11. 12
    • The lymphatic system

    • Lymphatics overview

    • Progress quiz

  12. 13
    • The respiratory system

    • Pressure and volume of gases (Boyle's Law)

    • The mechanism of breathing

    • The physiology of gas exchange

    • Progress quiz

  13. 14
    • The digestive system

    • Metabolism and nutrition

    • Progress quiz

  14. 15
    • The urinary system

    • Urinary system summary

    • Urine formation

    • Progress quiz

  15. 16
    • The reproductive system

    • Intro to the reproductive system

    • The male reproductive system

    • Reproduction

    • Progress quiz

  16. 17
    • Anatomy and Physiology Notes Pages

  17. 18
    • Anatomy and Physiology Final Exam

Instructor

Associate Lecturer [Anatomy & Physiology]

Carolyn Arthur

BSc, Grad.Cert.Tchg, Cert.Bus, PTC
Carolyn holds degrees in science and certifications in teaching, personal training, and business. She is a former tutor of anatomy and physiology at AUT University and is a world championship level triathlete.

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