Online Class: Anatomy and Physiology 101

This comprehensive online human anatomy and physiology course covers all the bodily systems playing a major role in human anatomy and is ideal for any students looking to start school or employment in any biological-related science or medical-oriented field.

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    Lessons
  • 32
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 7,848
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 21
    Hours
    average time
  • 2.1
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

The body is a complex organism of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. While anatomy describes the structure of how it is physically put together, physiology explains how all the components of the human organism work, individually and together, to maintain life.
 
This self-paced, online anatomy and physiology course covers all the bodily systems playing a major role in human anatomy. The material is presented in a practical and comprehensive manner. The focus of the course is on the need-to-know facts that must be understood in order to pursue any healthcare career or related education in the field of science. These easy to follow lessons are ideal for anyone requiring a solid understanding of how the human body works.

Who should take this course?

This anatomy course is ideal for anyone pursuing a science or medical degree and/or profession. It is a comprehensive, stand-alone course but has been revised to be as clear and concise as possible to also serve as a refresher. It covers all the need-to-know body systems and related functions in easy-to-understand language. 

Does this course have assignments and exams that are graded?

Yes, the course includes lesson assignments, lesson exams, and a final exam at the end that will cover all learned material. The assignments and exams help you master the learning objectives outlined in each lesson. It is not necessary to achieve a perfect score on every submission, and the instructor may allow additional retakes and resubmissions should you fail an assessment. It is important to note that this course is designed for you to succeed, and all exams and assignments are completely online and can be submitted on your own time and only when you feel ready to take them.

What exactly does this anatomy and physiology course cover?

This course covers all the major human body systems including the skeletal, integumentary, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Anatomy and physiology are the opposite sides of the same biological coin. Anatomy is the study of the body's internal and external structures while physiology studies the function of those structures, both singularly and in conjunction with one another. As such, this course covers both the structures and functions of body systems and all their related organs. The human body is extraordinarily complex, but this course is laid out in a unique way that simplifies much of this complexity for easy understanding and retention.

I'm interested in medical billing and coding, should I take this course as well?

If you are interested in becoming a medical coder, this course along with medical terminology is strongly recommended. Being able to identify body systems, organs, and their related functions is necessary when processing medical office/hospital health insurance claims.

I'm interesting in purchasing this course for my medical/paramedic/nursing/physician assistant/etc. program. How do I go about doing this?

If you are interested in purchasing this course to be used in your medical program, you should check out our group enrollments area where you can purchase courses in bulk and receive volume discounts as well as effortlessly enroll your students in the class and monitor their progression. 

Is there an instructor I can contact should I have a question about the course material?

Yes, there is an instructor available who will monitor your progress, assess your course activities, and answer any questions you have about the course curriculum. Don't worry, just because you're taking an online course, it doesn't mean you are on your own.

Will this course work on my smartphone/mobile device?

Yes, this course is compatible with your mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. This course will work on any modern browser, regardless of the operating system (Mac, PC, iOS, Android). You can learn on the go or in the comfort of your home. 

What kind of documentation do I get after completing this course?

If you register for the CEU Certificate version of this course and pass the course with a 70% or higher overall grade, you'll receive a course completion certificate documenting your successful completion and CEUs. You can share and verify your CEU Certificate online with any third party, as well as download/print the PDF version of the certificate. 

Course Motivation

Anatomy focuses on the structure, while physiology centers on function.

Gaining a basic understanding of these two sciences will provide you with a much more intimate understanding of not only our own bodies, but also the make up of many other plants and animals in the world around us.

However, to offer a real comprehensive study, this course will focus on the human "organism", covering the major systems as they work together to keep our bodies functioning properly. 

The beauty of this class is that the course instructor provides a fantastic foundation for any number of potential scenarios.

Situations such as high school and college students who need to improve their grades or grasp of Anatomy and Physiology, or even adults and professionals considering making a career change into the medical or biological sectors. 

In all honesty, this course is ideal for anyone out there who wants to gain a deeper understanding of how their bodies work, and of course, reasons why our bodies sometimes DON'T work.

Regardless of why you want to learn more about anatomy and physiology, you're all out of excuses for procrastination. Enrollment is always open and the instructor is frequently online to respond to any of your questions or concerns.

If you're on the lookout for an extensive, in-depth study of the inner parts and functions of the human body, then this is the course for you!
 
Whether you're a high school or college student hoping to really ace your finals or an adult long out of school determined to prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks, you won't be disappointed.
 
It is important to note that the material covered in these lessons will require at least an eighth or ninth grade reading and comprehension level. This is due in part to the fact that successful course completion will demand a pretty hefty share of both reading and writing. Anatomy & Physiology 101 is broken down into a total of 16 lessons and is entirely "self-contained". That means that everything you'll need in order to succeed is already waiting for you as soon as you enroll -  right down to 72 web-links you'll likely bookmark before the class is complete.
 
Each of the 16 lessons will serve to satisfy one of four primary goals:
 
1. It will teach you to identify the major systems of the body as well as understand the major roles of each.
 
2. And you'll be able to both identify and explain major cells, tissues and organs.
 
Although this class is a bit more informal than a traditional classroom setting, don’t make the mistake of thinking the grading will be. There's a LOT of material to cover and, more importantly, retain. To help keep you on top, the instructor has included not only simple true and false or multiple choice questions, but also essays and other written assignments. And, just like any serious Anatomy & Physiology class, there will be a thorough 350 point final exam.
 
Of course, in the end, all that hard work will have paid off. You'll have completed a rigorous class and made leaps and bounds in your understanding of the form and function of the human body that will give you a cutting edge in the medical and biological scenes.
 
Better yet, you can get started right now! Stat!
Anatomy focuses on the structure, while physiology centers on function.

Gaining a basic understanding of these two sciences will provide you with a much more intimate understanding of not only our own bodies, but also the make up of many other plants and animals in the world around us.

However, to offer a real comprehensive study, this course will focus on the human "organism", covering the major systems as they work together to keep our bodies functioning properly. 

The beauty of this class is that the course instructor provides a fantastic foundation for any number of potential scenarios.

Situations such as high school and college students who need to improve their grades or grasp of Anatomy and Physiology, or even adults and professionals considering making a career change into the medical or biological sectors. 

In all honesty, this course is ideal for anyone out there who wants to gain a deeper understanding of how their bodies work, and of course, reasons why our bodies sometimes DON'T work.

Regardless of why you want to learn more about anatomy and physiology, you're all out of excuses for procrastination. Enrollment is always open and the instructor is frequently online to respond to any of your questions or concerns.

If you're on the lookout for an extensive, in-depth study of the inner parts and functions of the human body, then this is the course for you!
 
Whether you're a high school or college student hoping to really ace your finals or an adult long out of school determined to prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks, you won't be disappointed.
 
It is important to note that the material covered in these lessons will require at least an eighth or ninth grade reading and comprehension level. This is due in part to the fact that successful course completion will demand a pretty hefty share of both reading and writing. Anatomy & Physiology 101 is broken down into a total of 16 lessons and is entirely "self-contained". That means that everything you'll need in order to succeed is already waiting for you as soon as you enroll -  right down to 72 web-links you'll likely bookmark before the class is complete.
 
Each of the 16 lessons will serve to satisfy one of four primary goals:
 
1. It will teach you to identify the major systems of the body as well as understand the major roles of each.
 
2. And you'll be able to both identify and explain major cells, tissues and organs.
 
Although this class is a bit more informal than a traditional classroom setting, don’t make the mistake of thinking the grading will be. There's a LOT of material to cover and, more importantly, retain. To help keep you on top, the instructor has included not only simple true and false or multiple choice questions, but also essays and other written assignments. And, just like any serious Anatomy & Physiology class, there will be a thorough 350 point final exam.
 
Of course, in the end, all that hard work will have paid off. You'll have completed a rigorous class and made leaps and bounds in your understanding of the form and function of the human body that will give you a cutting edge in the medical and biological scenes.
 
Better yet, you can get started right now! Stat!
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

This introductory lesson will define and outline the organization of human anatomy and physiology. Additional lesson topics: Anatomical Terms; Introduction to Human Anatomy; Introduction to Structure and Function of the Body 66 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7064.pdf
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Complete: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Assignment
  • Assessment: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Quiz

Lesson 2. Chemistry Basics

Chemistry Basics and definitions of chemistry terms. Additional lesson topics: Difference beween compound and molecule; Nucleic Acids; Enzymes; Covalent Bonds; ATP adenosine triphosphate ; Basic Chemistry and Biochemistry; Atoms; What are proteins and what do they do?; Chemical Bonds; Lipids; What is an element? 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7065.pdf
  • Complete Assignment: Review of Basic Chemistry
  • Assessment: Basic Chemistry Quiz

Lesson 3. Cells - The Foundation of Life

Cells and their importance in life. Additional lesson topics: Cell Structure and Function; Cells The Basic Units of Life; Biology: Cell Structure; Cell cycle; Flagella and cilia 53 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7066.pdf
  • Complete Assignment: Review of Cells
  • Assessment: Cells Quiz

Lesson 4. Tissues (Different Types and Functions)

Tissues: learn about different types and functions. Additional lesson topics: Integumentary System : Types of Epithelial Tissues; Cells Tissues and Skin 47 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7067.pdf
  • Complete Assignment: Review of Tissues
  • Assessment: Tissue Quiz

Lesson 5. The Integumentary System

The Integumentary System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: Integumentary System Overview; Integumentary System Review 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7068.pdf
  • Complete: The Integumentary System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Integumentary System

Lesson 6. The Skeletal System

The Skeletal System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: Skeletal System Structures and Functions; The Skeletal System In Depth; Skeletal System Overview 90 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7069.pdf
  • Complete: The Skeletal System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Skeletal System

Lesson 7. The Muscular System

The Muscular System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: The Muscular System Review; get body smart; Muscle Tissue; The Muscular System Overview 95 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7070.pdf
  • Complete: The Muscular System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Muscular System

Lesson 8. The Nervous System

The Nervous System: What is it? What does it do? And how does it work? Additional lesson topics: Autonomic Nervous System Introduction; The Nervous System: Synapses; The Nervous System, Part 1; The Nervous System, Part 2; Autonomic Nervous System; Spinal Cord Segments; Neurology 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7071.pdf
  • Complete: The Nervous System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Nervous System

Lesson 9. The Sensory System

The Sensory System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: How Sound is Transferred to the Inner Ear; The Sensory System; The Eyes; Sensory System 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7072.pdf
  • Complete: The Sensory System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Sensory System

Lesson 10. The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: Endoplasmic Reticulum; Endocrinology; Hormones and the Endocrine System; The Endocrine System 70 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7073.pdf
  • Complete: The Endocrine System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Endocrine System

Lesson 11. The Cardiovascular System

The Cardiovascular System: what is it, what does it do, and how it works. Additional lesson topics: The Heart Anatomy; Human Circulatory System; The Heart, Structure and Function; Understanding the Cardiovascular System; Blood Vessel Anatomy 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7074.pdf
  • Complete: The Cardiovascular System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Cardiovascular System

Lesson 12. The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System: what is it, what does it do, and how it works. Additional lesson topics: The Lymphatic System Topics; Lymphatic System In Detail; The Lymphatic System Overview 65 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7075.pdf
  • Complete Assignment: The Lymphatic System
  • Assessment: The Lymphatic System

Lesson 13. The Respiratory System

The Respiratory System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: Respiratory System; Respiratory System Review; Respiratory Anatomy; The Respiratory System In Depth 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7076.pdf
  • Complete: The Respiratory System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Respiratory System

Lesson 14. The Digestive System

The Digestive System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: Human Digestive System Overview; Digestive System By Functions 65 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7077.pdf
  • Complete: The Digestive System Assignment
  • Assessment: The Digestive System

Lesson 15. The Urinary System

The Urinary System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: The Kidneys; Urinary System Overview; The Urinary System Components; Urinary System In Detail; The Urinary System 18 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7078.pdf
  • Assessment: The Urinary System

Lesson 16. The Reproductive System

The Reproductive System: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work. Additional lesson topics: The Reproductive System In Depth; Sex and Fertilization; Female Reproductive System; Male Reproductive System; Reproductive System; Pregnancy and Development 38 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7079.pdf
  • Lesson discussions: End of Class Poll
  • Assessment: The Reproductive System

The Final Exam

The Final Exam 332 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
1356
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define anatomy and physiology.
  • Know the chemistry behind anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe cells - the foundation of life.
  • Describe tissues (different types and functions).
  • Describe and recognize all parts of the integumentary system.
  • Recognize the important parts of the skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sensory system.
  • Summarize the major parts of the endocrine system.
  • Recognize the major parts of the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, and the respiratory system.
  • Summarize the major components of the digestive system, urinary system, and the reproductive system.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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  • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
  • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
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Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology 101
Course Number: 8900157
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (8,656 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: September 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 2.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $90.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Amazing course! I used this as a refresher (I took Anatomy several years ago in college). The videos are direct and spot-on. Really appreciated also being able to print out the lesson materials with concise definitions linked to associated pictures. I was able to retain so much more information than any lecture or textbook out there. What a great learning resource! Great job!" -- Eric S.
  • "This was the most comprehensive course on human anatomy and physiology. Thank you!" -- Vita S.
  • "I appreciate the opportunity to complete this course; I consider this A&P course extremely helpful." -- Michele P.
  • "This course was insightful and really helped me learn more about A&P." -- Zachary M.
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  • "This course was an excellent learning experience for me. I never studied anatomy and physiolgy in school so it was a challenge for me. I enjoyed the feedback by the instructors who seem very knowledgeable." -- Michael I.
  • "I found every lesson very helpful. All the lessons were broken down to layman's term to better understand each part associated with it." -- Michael I.
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