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Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Great advances have been made in the field of anatomy and physiology of the human body. Alison's free online diploma course introduces you to the basic anatomy and physiology of important systems in the body such as the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, reproductive system, skeletal system, nervous system and others. For each system covered in the course, the anatomical features are outlined and the physiological functions are explained.

    Alison's anatomy online course will be of great interest to students of anatomy, physiology, biomedical science and medicine, as well as any learner wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human body.

  • After studying ALISON's anatomy online course, you will be able to:
    - Describe the structure and functions of the blood and blood vessels;
    - Describe the structure and functions of the heart;
    - Describe the structure and function of the human digestive system;
    - Describe the structure and functions of the muscular system;
    - Understand how the nervous system controls the muscles;
    - Identify the key roles of the muscles;
    - Review the structure and function of the human nervous system;
    - Explain the role of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system;
    - Explain the transmission of neural impulses;
    - Describe the structure and functions of the male and female reproductive systems;
    - Describe the development of an offspring during the intrauterine process;
    - Describe the structure and functions of the respiration system;
    - Understand the exchange and transportation of gases, and what the difference between respiration and breathing;
    - Describe the structure and functions of the sensory organs;
    - Describe the structure and functions of the human axial and appendicular skeleton.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 19 )
  • DIPLOMA IN HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • SECTION 1 - HUMAN CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
  • Module 1: Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
    • Cardiovascular System - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
    • The Circulatory System
    • Components of the Circulatory System
    • Introduction to Blood
    • Blood for Transport
    • Blood and Energy Mobilisation
    • Responses to Hemorrhage
    • Blood Transfusion and Blood Matching
    • Temperature Control by Means of the Blood
    • Cardiovascular System - Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: The Blood Vessels and The Heart
    • The Blood Vessels and the Heart - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Blood Vessels
    • Blood Supply
    • Location of Blood Vessels
    • Capillaries
    • The Chambers of the Heart
    • The Structure of Heart Walls
    • Cardiac Valves
    • NAVL of the Heart
    • The Fibrous Skeleton of the Heart
    • The Pericardium
    • Blood Flow
    • The Blood Vessels and the Heart - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 2 - HUMAN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
  • Module 3: Introduction to the Human Digestive System
    • Human Digestive System - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Human Digestive System
    • The Energy Cycle
    • Food
    • Vitamins
    • Ingestion
    • Swallowing
    • Temporary Storage
    • Human Digestive System - Summary
  • Module 4: Digestion, Absorption, Elimination and Protection
    • Digestion, Absorption, Elimination and Protection - Learning Outcomes
    • Digestion
    • Absorption
    • Elimination
    • The Reticuloendothelial System
    • The Mammary Gland
    • Digestion, Absorption, Elimination and Protection - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 3 - DIPLOMA IN HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLO...
  • Module 5: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - First Assessment
    • Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - First Assessment
  • SECTION 4 - HUMAN RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
  • Module 6: Introduction to the Respiratory System
    • Introduction to the Respiratory System - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Respiratory System
    • Physical Principles
    • General Anatomy and Construction of the Human Trunk
    • Human Breathing
    • Lung Capacities
    • Breathing Cycles
    • Anatomy of the Human Rib Cage
    • Costal Inhalation and Exhalation
    • Thoracic Diaphragm
    • Diaphragmatic Inhalation and Exhalation
    • Introduction to the Respiratory System - Lesson Summary
  • Module 7: Organs in the Respiratory System
    • Organs in the Respiratory System - Learning Outcomes
    • General Functions
    • The Nose
    • Nasopharynx
    • Introduction to the Larynx
    • Control of Volume of Air
    • Production of Human Speech
    • The Respiratory Tree
    • Pulmonary Alveoli
    • Lung Structure
    • Pleural Cavities
    • Nervous Control of Breathing
    • Functional Blood Supply
    • Exchange and Transport of Gases
    • Organs in the Respiratory System - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 5 - HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
  • Module 8: Introduction to the Reproductive System
    • Reproductive System - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Reproductive System
    • The Testis
    • Secondary Male Sex Organs
    • The Ovary
    • Secondary Female Sex Organs
    • Bony Pelvis
    • Mammary Glands
    • Intrauterine Development
    • Parturition
    • Introduction to the Reproductive System - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 6 - HUMAN SENSORY ORGANS
  • Module 9: The Sense of Vision
    • The Sense of Vision - Learning Outcomes
    • General versus Special Senses
    • The Sense of Vision - The Retinas
    • Nervous Pathways to the Retinas
    • Focusing of the Light Rays
    • Eye Movements
    • Visual Reflexes and Lacrimal Apparatus
    • The Sense of Vision - Lesson Summary
  • Module 10: The Senses of Hearing, Balance, Smell and Taste
    • The Senses of Hearing, Balance, Smell and Taste - Learning Outcomes
    • The Ear
    • Introduction to the Sense of Balance
    • The General Body Sense
    • The Sense of Smell
    • The Sense of Taste
    • The Senses of Hearing, Balance, Smell and Taste - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 7 - DIPLOMA IN HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLO...
  • Module 11: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Second Assessment
    • Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Second Assessment
  • SECTION 8 - HUMAN SKELETAL SYSTEM
  • Module 12: Introduction to the Human Skeletal System
    • Human Skeletal System - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Human Skeletal System
    • Tissues and Tissue Processes of Skeletal Elements
    • The Human Skeleton
    • The Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
    • The Skull and Rib Cage
    • The Vertebral Column
    • The Appendicular Skeleton
    • Human Skeletal System - Lesson Summary
  • Module 13: Human Skeletal System - Bones and Joints
    • Bones and Joints - Learning Outcomes
    • Structure of a Typical Long Bone
    • The Periosteum and the NAVL
    • The Origin and Development of a Typical Long Bone
    • The Structure and Development of a Typical Flat Bone
    • Bones of the Cranium and the Sesamoid Bones
    • Introduction to Joints
    • A Typical Synovial Joint
    • Types of Synovial Joint
    • Bones and Joints - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 9 - HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Module 14: Introduction to the Human Nervous System
    • Human Nervous System - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Human Nervous system
    • Organization of the Human Nervous System
    • The Human Brain
    • The Cerebrum
    • The Human Spinal Cord
    • The Peripheral Nerves
    • A Typical Spinal Nerve
    • The Autonomic Nervous System
    • Human Nervous System - Lesson Summary
  • Module 15: The Transmission of Neural Impluses
    • The Transmission of Neuron Impulses - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Transmission of Neuron Impulses
    • The Synapse
    • The Neuromuscular Junction
    • The Reflex Arc
    • Introduction to General Sensory Pathways
    • Pain
    • Temperature and Touch
    • Body Sense
    • Motor Pathways in the Human Nervous System
    • Levels of Control in the Human Nervous System
    • Dominance and Memory
    • The Transmission of Neuron Impulses - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 10 - HUMAN MUSCULAR SYSTEM
  • Module 16: Introduction to Muscle Tissues
    • Muscle Tissues - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Muscle Tissues
    • Types of Muscles
    • Microscopic Anatomy of the Striated Muscle Tissues
    • Contractions of a Striated Muscle Fiber
    • Introduction to the Skeletal Muscles
    • Makeup of an individual Skeletal Muscle
    • General Structure of a Skeletal Muscle
    • Fiber Patterns
    • Basic Physiology of the Skeletal Muscle
    • Wound Healing in Skeletal Muscle
    • Muscle Tissues - Lesson Summary
  • Module 17: Introduction to the Mechanics and Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles
    • Mechanics and Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Skeletomuscular Mechanics
    • Skeletomuscular Unit
    • Roles of Skeletal Muscles
    • Other Functions of Skeletal Muscles
    • Effects of Exercise or Lack of It
    • Introduction to the Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles
    • Motor Commands into the CNS from Skeletal Muscles
    • Sensory input into the CNS from Skeletal Muscles
    • Skeletomuscular Mechanics - Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 11 - DIPLOMA IN HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOL...
  • Module 18: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Third Assessment
    • Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Third Assessment
  • SECTION 12 - DIPLOMA IN HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOL...
  • Module 19: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Final Assessment
    • Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Final Assessment
Topics List ( 9 )
Module 3: Introduction to the Human Digestive System
Learn more about ingestion, the initial processing and storage stage of the digestive system.
Topics List ( 7 )
Module 4: Digestion, Absorption, Elimination and Protection
Learn more about digestion, absorption and elimination phases, and how the immune system offers protection in the digestive system.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 5: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 12 )
Module 6: Introduction to the Respiratory System
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to discuss the basics of the respiratory system, explain the different lung capacities and breathing cycles and describe structure and function of the human rib cage.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 11: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 18: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Third Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 19: Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology - Final Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    15-20 Hours

  • Publisher

    AMEDD Center and School

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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