NSG 313 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Application to Health
3 credits ( 3 didactic hours )
Anatomy and Physiology I or permission of instructor
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. Specific body systems covered in depth include the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Nutrition and metabolism, immunity, as well as fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance, and genetics are additional physiological areas of study. 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 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 healthcare based on national health promotion priorities.