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 pursuing careers in nursing and other allied health fields. Structural information is combined with important functional concepts to provide an integrated understanding of the dynamic human body. The course material begins at the simplest level of cellular organization and progresses to tissues, organs, and organ systems. Specific body systems covered in depth include the skin and body membranes, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. The complementary structure and function of the healthy body is highlighted as systems of the body work to maintain a constant homeostatic environment. Clinical examples are provided to help the student understand the disease process as a disruption of normal structure and function. This course will also focus on the concepts of health promotion and risk reduction of major topics and conditions related to the particular body systems. These topics are introduced to bridge anatomical and physiological content to nursing and health care based on national health promotion priorities.