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Course | Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology 1

Health Sciences

Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology 1 is the first of two semester-long lab courses introducing basic anatomy and physiology. The first unit covers directional terminology and those aspects of chemistry and cellular biology that learners must master to study anatomy and physiology. It also instructs learners on how to use lab equipment safely. Then, they learn about the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine, with separate lessons on the brain and the senses. Learners make connections to their health and the prevention of disease for each body system studied. They develop the skills they need for college-level work and careers in the health professions as they conduct research, complete wet labs, and participate in a wide range of group activities.

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 A&P I Lessons 1-13

Featured Resources

Intro to the Human Body

13 Module Overview

A 13 module pathway of the human body from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook Anatomy &...

Biochemistry

11 Module Overview

An 11 module pathway of the chemical level of organization from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual...

The Integumentary System

10 Module Overview

A 10 module pathway of the integumentary system from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook...

The Skeletal System

12 Module Overview

A 12 module pathway of the skeletal system from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook Anatomy...

The Muscular System

11 module overview

An 11 module pathway of the muscular system from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook Anatomy...

The Nervous System

10 module overview

A 10 module pathway of the nervous system from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook Anatomy...

The Neurological Exam

11 module overview

An 11 module pathway of the neurological exam from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook Anatomy...

The Senses

9 module overview

A 9 module pathway of the somatic nervous system from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook...

The Endocrine System

17 Module Overview

A 17 module pathway of the endocrine system from LabXchange @ Harvard. It includes a virtual textbook Anatomy...

Wisc-Online's Health Sciences Learning Objects

Wisc-Online  building learning objects designed to condense information into small segments that are easy to...

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