Anatomy II (Human)

Deepen your understanding of human anatomy. Learn more about surface, regional and systemic anatomy, and radiographic, diagnostic anatomy and cytology.

Course CodeBSC112
Fee CodeS4
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

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An advanced anatomy course developed for people wishing to develop a career in health and human sciences, paramedical, and alternative therapies.

Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Cytology
  2. Surface Anatomy
  3. Systemic Anatomy I
  4. Systemic Anatomy II
  5. Regional Anatomy I
  6. Regional Anatomy II
  7. Radiographic and Diagnostic Anatomy

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

What You Will Do

  • Describe the importance of the following structures of the eye: eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows.
  • What structures form the oral cavity? Briefly describe their importance.
  • Using the internet or other reference material, outline and describe otitis media and its causes.
  • Besides the eyes, ear, and mouth ... what other structures can be studied without a microscope ? List at least ten.
  • Using the internet or other reference material, describe the three basic functions of the nervous system that are necessary to maintain homeostasis.
  • Using reference materials or the internet, distinguish between grey and white matter and describe where they are found and their differences.
  • Using the internet or other reference material define the following: resting membrane potential, depolarization, repolarization, polarized membrane, nerve impulse, depolarized membrane, repolarized membrane, and refractory period.
  • List and describe the structure of the four principle parts of the brain.
  • Compare and contrast neurons and neuroglia, describing both structure and function
  • List the names and locations of the principal body cavities and their major organs.
  • List the names and locations of the abdominopelvic quadrants and regions.
  • In which quadrant would you feel the pain from appendicitis? From an inflamed liver or gallbladder problems? Problems with the sigmoid colon? Problems with the spleen?
  • Using the internet or other reference materials find a sample image of the listed medical imaging techniques.

Anatomy is the study of structure, how parts of the body are sized and shaped and how they interact with each other, as well as the tissues that form them. It does not consider how parts of the body function; what they do as this is the field of physiology.

Anatomy is and was the starting point of scientific investigation of the human body. Without an understanding of structure we cannot fully understand function, for it is the structure and interrelation of body parts that permits their function. In order to study anatomy, it is important to understand the different medical/scientific terms that are used to indicate location, relationship, components, numbers and so on. Key terms are introduced early in the course, some of which you may be familiar. These should still be reviewed along with new terms, to ensure you are able to fully understand this course.

A Foundation for Many Different Jobs

A knowledge of anatomy may be valuable for many jobs such as:

  • Medical, Health and Fitness Support jobs (Receptionists and assistants)
  • Fitness instructors, sports coaches, personal trainers
  • Massage therapists and other complimentary medicine practitioners
  • Retail staff in health food shops, pharmacies, sports stores, even foot ware stores
  • Writers and Journalists
  • Medics, Doctors, Researchers, Academics, Lecturers
Anatomy Starts with Understanding Human Cells 

The human body is made up of cells. When a body is conceived; there is initially one cell, but over time that grows into many, and as the body develops, the cells that emerge begin to differentiate from each other (ie. not all cells are the same as that original cell). The body gradually forms lots of different types of cells, each with it's own different characteristics; and those cells group together to create different types of tissue. Example, bones made up of bone cells, muscles made up of muscle cells.

As you explore anatomy, you will find that the more you learn, the more complex the subject can become. This can either be daunting or exhilarating. If your find it stimulating, you are probably going to learn more, and are on track for a wonderful and rewarding experience as you study more about the human body.

After you complete your studies

This course could make you think differently about the body.  An increased understanding of human anatomy could incite a passion for working in the health care industry. 

This is a great Professional Development course for anyone working in fitness, sport, physical rehabilitation or health care. 

Some may study it as part of a longer study program; or as a foundation for training as some type of health practitioner or assistant to a health practitioner.

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