NSG 312 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Application to Health
3 credits ( 3 didactic hours )
- This online course focuses on human structure and function for those students pursuingcareers in nursing and other allied health fields. Structural information is combined withimportant functional concepts to provide an integrated understanding of the dynamic humanbody. The course material begins at the simplest level of cellular organization and progressesto tissues, organs, and organ systems. Specific body systems covered in depth include theskin and body membranes, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Thecomplementary structure and function of the healthy body is highlighted as systems of thebody work to maintain a constant homeostatic environment. Clinical examples are provided tohelp the student understand the disease process as a disruption of normal structure andfunction. This course will also focus on the concepts of health promotion and risk reduction ofmajor topics and conditions related to the particular body systems. These topics areintroduced to bridge anatomical and physiological content to nursing and health care based onnational health promotion priorities.