Certificate in Human Anatomy and Physiology Online Course

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Know the Complex Human Body with the Human Anatomy and Physiology Course Online

The Human Anatomy and Physiology Online Course will teach you how the human body is organized. It will also help you understand the difference between lifeless matter and living life forms. Cell anatomy and human physiology are also discussed, as all life functions are dependent on cellular functions.

With a sound foundation in place, the physiology online course moves on to an examination of the anatomy and physiology of the 11 organ systems contained within the human body. You will discover how the nervous system enables us to translate feelings and fire messages to our glands and muscles. Then you’ll gain an understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems. This section will teach you how these muscular and skeletal systems make movement possible. Some other lesser known, but equally important functions, round off the organ systems section.

This anatomy certification course describes how the circulatory and respiratory systems combine to supply oxygen to our body tissue. The relationship between these systems, and how they work in combination with the skin and kidneys to remove waste from our bodies, is also discussed.

In addition, the course will teach you:

  • how the body’s systems ward off diseases
  • how food is converted into energy by the digestive system
  • How the endocrine system provides the hormones needed for survival
  • How the reproductive system works
  • Surprising functions of different organ systems

Additionally, each module includes vital education about specific ailments that can occur.
Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the wonderful and complex systems of the human body!

Quick Course Facts:

  • Just 6 weeks study required.
  • Between 2 and 4 hours per week of study is necessary
  • This anatomy and physiology online course is a complete online course, available 24/7 from any computer or Smartphone
  • Instructors facilitate each module of the course and encourage interaction.
  • Studying can be done at your own speed, in your own time from work or home
  • Course material is available for print download or can be saved directly to your PC
  • You will be awarded a certificate of completion upon the successful conclusion of the course
  • How to study online

An automated email will be generated once you have successfully enrolled in the course. The email will detail all the necessary information required to access the course. If the email is not received, be sure to check your junk/spam folder. The course material is accessible 24/7 from any smart electronic device that has access to the internet.

Access to course tutors makes this course far superior to any anatomy and physiology free online course. To ensure value for money and a suitable student/tutor ratio, new courses commence every month. When enrolling in physiology and anatomy courses online, please make sure that you choose a commencement date. A choice of date will be made available to you in the checkout section. In addition, the course modules are straightforward and easy to understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete any online anatomy courses will receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Others Ancillary Courses

Looking to boost your career? Courses For Success offer a huge range of medical ancillary courses that can help you advance your career in the healthcare industry.

There are 12 units of study

Introduction to the Living Processes
Our first lesson will introduce you to the fascinating subject of human anatomy and physiology. Since chemical reactions drive all of our bodies' functions, we'll start by reviewing some basic chemistry. Then we'll discuss how the human body is organized and the four main types of molecules it contains. We'll even touch on a little history because humans used to have some pretty funny ideas about living organisms. Later, you'll learn why a living human being is so different from one who's died. Finally, we'll discuss homeostasis—that drive we have to keep many different variables (like temperature and blood pressure) within a narrow range. By the time you're done with this lesson, you'll be ready to learn more about the structure and function of our bodies.

The Human Cell
The smallest living unit of the body is the cell, and it's so amazing, it deserves a lesson of its own. Even though almost all cells are microscopic, they're jam-packed with many different kinds of organelles and surrounded by complex membranes. I think you'll be amazed at their complexity as we discuss their different functions. We'll also talk about how cells reproduce, and we'll finish up with a discussion on cancer—which is cell reproduction gone amok. 

Understanding Heredity
In this lesson, we'll tackle the subject of heredity. It's probably the most technical of all the lessons because we'll be exploring genetics. You'll learn how genes determine your physical and mental characteristics, and how your parents' genetic material determine these traits. You'll learn the important differences between reproductive cells and all of the other cells in the body. Then we'll spend some time talking about a man who lived in the 1800's—Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics—because his insights paved the way for our modern understanding of heredity. After that, we'll discuss some different genetic disorders as you learn about specific mutations in the genetic code that can cause problems. 

The Nervous System
We'll move on to the organ systems in today's lesson. We'll start with the one I find most interesting—the nervous system. You'll learn how it's organized, its different jobs, and the structures that make thinking, feeling, and moving possible. You'll also learn how the nervous system works when we think we're in danger or we've suddenly been affected by physical pain. We'll use our knowledge about chemistry in this chapter, too, as we talk about how nervous impulses are transmitted. Finally, we'll talk about some disorders of the nervous system—what causes them and their effects.

The Skeletal System
Our bones have several functions, and some aren't so obvious. For example, did you know that red blood cells are made in your bones? Or that bones store minerals that are essential for the function of your nerves and muscles? In today's lesson on the skeletal system, we'll explore the structure and function of bones, and then we'll talk about different types of joints and the amazing structure of your spinal column. You'll learn about some common disorders of this system and what you can do to keep your bones strong. 

The Muscular System
Like the skeletal system, the muscular system is crucial for movement, but it has other functions, too. We'll discuss them in detail in today's lesson. Muscles are also a lot more complicated than they appear, so we'll spend some time talking about both the structures that we can see and the structures that we can't see without a microscope. We'll go over some of the specific muscles in the body and how they work together to perform specific movements. You'll also learn why even simple movements involve chemical reactions and a close coordination between this system and the nervous system. In the last chapter, we'll look at several common injuries to different parts of the muscular system. 

The Respiratory System
We'll focus on the respiratory system in this lesson. As you're probably aware, it's the group of organs that allow you to get that crucial substance—oxygen—to all the cells in our body. But your respiratory system has some other functions that we'll touch on in this lesson. You'll learn about the anatomy of your respiratory organs and which muscles are crucial for breathing. You'll also become aware of the differences between ventilation, external respiration, internal respiration, and cellular respiration. And we'll talk about some illnesses that could affect your respiratory system, compromising your ability to breathe. 

The Circulatory System
There's so much to learn about the circulatory system! In this lesson, we'll explore the composition of blood, the various blood cells, and the different kinds of blood vessels in your body. Of course, the heart is a crucial part of the circulatory system, so we'll talk about its chambers, valves, coronary vessels, and electrical system. You'll learn how blood travels around the body and its important functions. We'll spend some time on two of the most common health problems people experience—high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. You'll finish this lesson knowing the importance of taking care of this organ system. 

The Lymphatic System and Fighting Disease
In today's very interesting lesson, you'll learn all about the disease-fighting ability of your body. Did you know that your body is constantly bombarded with germs that want to make you sick? We'll talk about that in this lesson, as well as some of the many ways your body fights back to keep you well. The human body also has a system of vessels (similar to blood vessels) called the lymphatic system. We'll talk about its disease-fighting role as well as some of its other functions. You'll learn about some of the other organs in your body that are involved in the battle against disease. At the end of this lesson, we'll talk about different ways the body's disease-fighting ability can be compromised and why sometimes the body turns on its own cells. 

The Integumentary and Urinary System
Today we'll take a close look at two different organ systems—the integumentary system (the skin) and the urinary system. Both of these systems work to get rid of waste products that would kill you if they were allowed to build up in your body. You'll learn, too, how important these two systems are in maintaining homeostasis. We'll spend quite a bit of time on the structure of these two systems. People are often surprised to learn how complex even the skin can be. And the structures of the urinary system, particularly the kidneys, are quite amazing. At the end of this lesson, you'll learn about kidney failure and the challenges of dialysis and kidney transplantation.

The Digestive System
You'll never think about food the same way again after this lesson on the digestive system! Just writing about it made me want to be a bit more careful about what I eat. You'll learn about all the different structures involved with converting food into the chemicals our bodies need to grow, repair tissues, and carry on all the functions of life. We'll also discuss the role of the three main types of foods and the importance of many different vitamins and minerals. When you finish this lesson, you'll understand the value of eating a variety of foods and how good food choices will enhance your health. We'll spend some time discussing two common digestive disorders, and then we'll talk about one of the most common kinds of cancer—colon cancer.

The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
We'll end this course with a discussion about the endocrine and reproductive systems. You'll learn how the endocrine and nervous systems work together to regulate all of your body's functions. We'll discuss some specific endocrine glands, the hormones they produce, and how they influence each other. Homeostasis again becomes something important to talk about because of the crucial role of the endocrine system. We'll also cover both the female and male reproductive systems. You'll learn about their anatomy and how the endocrine system affects their organs, making reproduction possible. We'll end this chapter with a discussion about two fairly common disorders—diabetes and endometriosis.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


This course was much more informative than I expected. I learned so very much about human anatomy... I am still amazed as to how everything works together to maintain homeostasis and keep us going. Wonderful course! Loved the teaching style of Holly Trimble. She made it interesting and so informative.

Great course! I took this course for very specific reasons, but I have been amazed at how often the material has made a difference in my understanding of day to day issues and situations.

I didn't realize how much I had learned until I happened to be watching a TV show on PBS. I could actually understand what the scientists/doctors were talking about and explaining. The show dealt with diseases of the brain and things that can go wrong in the human body. I knew exactly what they were talking about thanks to your course!

I enjoyed taking this class. I have a strong interest in science, especially the human body. My full-time job is accounting, but I hope to go back to school to become a nurse. I enjoyed reading the questions and the responses from the teacher and the students. The answers were very clear and they were not too technical to comprehend. Thank you for offering this course.

I enjoyed this course immensely and would recommend it to anyone that had any desire to learn about the human body. I am preparing to enter PT school and feel that this course was a huge help to me in preparing for the courses that lie ahead.

I really enjoyed the class. The information was in an easily digestible format. As a medical records coder, this course will help take me to a higher level of coding with the anatomy knowledge I have now. This class far exceeded my expectations!

I took this class as a prereq for Medical Coding. As a novice I felt that this course was easy to read and understand as well as interesting. I totally enjoyed the course. Thank you.

I took this course because I teach an EMT course at a local college. I have learned a great deal. I thought I knew the human body and how it worked, but it was a lot more complicated than I thought. I have a greater understanding now and am much better off because of the way you broke things down and made it simpler to understand. Many thanks to you.

I truly enjoyed this course. I am 55 years old, and have decided to try to change careers - to nursing if possible. I felt this course would give me an some idea of what studying to become an RN would entail. Thank you very much!

Just wanted to THANK YOU for a great and insightful Anatomy and Physiology course,and thanks for making a typically very difficult course relatively easy to understand.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Know the Complex Human Body with the Human Anatomy and Physiology Course Online

The Human Anatomy and Physiology Online Course will teach you how the human body is organized. It will also help you understand the difference between lifeless matter and living life forms. Cell anatomy and human physiology are also discussed, as all life functions are dependent on cellular functions.

With a sound foundation in place, the physiology online course moves on to an examination of the anatomy and physiology of the 11 organ systems contained within the human body. You will discover how the nervous system enables us to translate feelings and fire messages to our glands and muscles. Then you’ll gain an understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems. This section will teach you how these muscular and skeletal systems make movement possible. Some other lesser known, but equally important functions, round off the organ systems section.

This anatomy certification course describes how the circulatory and respiratory systems combine to supply oxygen to our body tissue. The relationship between these systems, and how they work in combination with the skin and kidneys to remove waste from our bodies, is also discussed.

In addition, the course will teach you:

  • how the body’s systems ward off diseases
  • how food is converted into energy by the digestive system
  • How the endocrine system provides the hormones needed for survival
  • How the reproductive system works
  • Surprising functions of different organ systems

Additionally, each module includes vital education about specific ailments that can occur.
Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the wonderful and complex systems of the human body!

Quick Course Facts:

  • Just 6 weeks study required.
  • Between 2 and 4 hours per week of study is necessary
  • This anatomy and physiology online course is a complete online course, available 24/7 from any computer or Smartphone
  • Instructors facilitate each module of the course and encourage interaction.
  • Studying can be done at your own speed, in your own time from work or home
  • Course material is available for print download or can be saved directly to your PC
  • You will be awarded a certificate of completion upon the successful conclusion of the course
  • How to study online

An automated email will be generated once you have successfully enrolled in the course. The email will detail all the necessary information required to access the course. If the email is not received, be sure to check your junk/spam folder. The course material is accessible 24/7 from any smart electronic device that has access to the internet.

Access to course tutors makes this course far superior to any anatomy and physiology free online course. To ensure value for money and a suitable student/tutor ratio, new courses commence every month. When enrolling in physiology and anatomy courses online, please make sure that you choose a commencement date. A choice of date will be made available to you in the checkout section. In addition, the course modules are straightforward and easy to understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete any online anatomy courses will receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Others Ancillary Courses

Looking to boost your career? Courses For Success offer a huge range of medical ancillary courses that can help you advance your career in the healthcare industry.

There are 12 units of study

Introduction to the Living Processes
Our first lesson will introduce you to the fascinating subject of human anatomy and physiology. Since chemical reactions drive all of our bodies' functions, we'll start by reviewing some basic chemistry. Then we'll discuss how the human body is organized and the four main types of molecules it contains. We'll even touch on a little history because humans used to have some pretty funny ideas about living organisms. Later, you'll learn why a living human being is so different from one who's died. Finally, we'll discuss homeostasis—that drive we have to keep many different variables (like temperature and blood pressure) within a narrow range. By the time you're done with this lesson, you'll be ready to learn more about the structure and function of our bodies.

The Human Cell
The smallest living unit of the body is the cell, and it's so amazing, it deserves a lesson of its own. Even though almost all cells are microscopic, they're jam-packed with many different kinds of organelles and surrounded by complex membranes. I think you'll be amazed at their complexity as we discuss their different functions. We'll also talk about how cells reproduce, and we'll finish up with a discussion on cancer—which is cell reproduction gone amok. 

Understanding Heredity
In this lesson, we'll tackle the subject of heredity. It's probably the most technical of all the lessons because we'll be exploring genetics. You'll learn how genes determine your physical and mental characteristics, and how your parents' genetic material determine these traits. You'll learn the important differences between reproductive cells and all of the other cells in the body. Then we'll spend some time talking about a man who lived in the 1800's—Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics—because his insights paved the way for our modern understanding of heredity. After that, we'll discuss some different genetic disorders as you learn about specific mutations in the genetic code that can cause problems. 

The Nervous System
We'll move on to the organ systems in today's lesson. We'll start with the one I find most interesting—the nervous system. You'll learn how it's organized, its different jobs, and the structures that make thinking, feeling, and moving possible. You'll also learn how the nervous system works when we think we're in danger or we've suddenly been affected by physical pain. We'll use our knowledge about chemistry in this chapter, too, as we talk about how nervous impulses are transmitted. Finally, we'll talk about some disorders of the nervous system—what causes them and their effects.

The Skeletal System
Our bones have several functions, and some aren't so obvious. For example, did you know that red blood cells are made in your bones? Or that bones store minerals that are essential for the function of your nerves and muscles? In today's lesson on the skeletal system, we'll explore the structure and function of bones, and then we'll talk about different types of joints and the amazing structure of your spinal column. You'll learn about some common disorders of this system and what you can do to keep your bones strong. 

The Muscular System
Like the skeletal system, the muscular system is crucial for movement, but it has other functions, too. We'll discuss them in detail in today's lesson. Muscles are also a lot more complicated than they appear, so we'll spend some time talking about both the structures that we can see and the structures that we can't see without a microscope. We'll go over some of the specific muscles in the body and how they work together to perform specific movements. You'll also learn why even simple movements involve chemical reactions and a close coordination between this system and the nervous system. In the last chapter, we'll look at several common injuries to different parts of the muscular system. 

The Respiratory System
We'll focus on the respiratory system in this lesson. As you're probably aware, it's the group of organs that allow you to get that crucial substance—oxygen—to all the cells in our body. But your respiratory system has some other functions that we'll touch on in this lesson. You'll learn about the anatomy of your respiratory organs and which muscles are crucial for breathing. You'll also become aware of the differences between ventilation, external respiration, internal respiration, and cellular respiration. And we'll talk about some illnesses that could affect your respiratory system, compromising your ability to breathe. 

The Circulatory System
There's so much to learn about the circulatory system! In this lesson, we'll explore the composition of blood, the various blood cells, and the different kinds of blood vessels in your body. Of course, the heart is a crucial part of the circulatory system, so we'll talk about its chambers, valves, coronary vessels, and electrical system. You'll learn how blood travels around the body and its important functions. We'll spend some time on two of the most common health problems people experience—high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. You'll finish this lesson knowing the importance of taking care of this organ system. 

The Lymphatic System and Fighting Disease
In today's very interesting lesson, you'll learn all about the disease-fighting ability of your body. Did you know that your body is constantly bombarded with germs that want to make you sick? We'll talk about that in this lesson, as well as some of the many ways your body fights back to keep you well. The human body also has a system of vessels (similar to blood vessels) called the lymphatic system. We'll talk about its disease-fighting role as well as some of its other functions. You'll learn about some of the other organs in your body that are involved in the battle against disease. At the end of this lesson, we'll talk about different ways the body's disease-fighting ability can be compromised and why sometimes the body turns on its own cells. 

The Integumentary and Urinary System
Today we'll take a close look at two different organ systems—the integumentary system (the skin) and the urinary system. Both of these systems work to get rid of waste products that would kill you if they were allowed to build up in your body. You'll learn, too, how important these two systems are in maintaining homeostasis. We'll spend quite a bit of time on the structure of these two systems. People are often surprised to learn how complex even the skin can be. And the structures of the urinary system, particularly the kidneys, are quite amazing. At the end of this lesson, you'll learn about kidney failure and the challenges of dialysis and kidney transplantation.

The Digestive System
You'll never think about food the same way again after this lesson on the digestive system! Just writing about it made me want to be a bit more careful about what I eat. You'll learn about all the different structures involved with converting food into the chemicals our bodies need to grow, repair tissues, and carry on all the functions of life. We'll also discuss the role of the three main types of foods and the importance of many different vitamins and minerals. When you finish this lesson, you'll understand the value of eating a variety of foods and how good food choices will enhance your health. We'll spend some time discussing two common digestive disorders, and then we'll talk about one of the most common kinds of cancer—colon cancer.

The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
We'll end this course with a discussion about the endocrine and reproductive systems. You'll learn how the endocrine and nervous systems work together to regulate all of your body's functions. We'll discuss some specific endocrine glands, the hormones they produce, and how they influence each other. Homeostasis again becomes something important to talk about because of the crucial role of the endocrine system. We'll also cover both the female and male reproductive systems. You'll learn about their anatomy and how the endocrine system affects their organs, making reproduction possible. We'll end this chapter with a discussion about two fairly common disorders—diabetes and endometriosis.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

This course was much more informative than I expected. I learned so very much about human anatomy... I am still amazed as to how everything works together to maintain homeostasis and keep us going. Wonderful course! Loved the teaching style of Holly Trimble. She made it interesting and so informative.

Great course! I took this course for very specific reasons, but I have been amazed at how often the material has made a difference in my understanding of day to day issues and situations.

I didn't realize how much I had learned until I happened to be watching a TV show on PBS. I could actually understand what the scientists/doctors were talking about and explaining. The show dealt with diseases of the brain and things that can go wrong in the human body. I knew exactly what they were talking about thanks to your course!

I enjoyed taking this class. I have a strong interest in science, especially the human body. My full-time job is accounting, but I hope to go back to school to become a nurse. I enjoyed reading the questions and the responses from the teacher and the students. The answers were very clear and they were not too technical to comprehend. Thank you for offering this course.

I enjoyed this course immensely and would recommend it to anyone that had any desire to learn about the human body. I am preparing to enter PT school and feel that this course was a huge help to me in preparing for the courses that lie ahead.

I really enjoyed the class. The information was in an easily digestible format. As a medical records coder, this course will help take me to a higher level of coding with the anatomy knowledge I have now. This class far exceeded my expectations!

I took this class as a prereq for Medical Coding. As a novice I felt that this course was easy to read and understand as well as interesting. I totally enjoyed the course. Thank you.

I took this course because I teach an EMT course at a local college. I have learned a great deal. I thought I knew the human body and how it worked, but it was a lot more complicated than I thought. I have a greater understanding now and am much better off because of the way you broke things down and made it simpler to understand. Many thanks to you.

I truly enjoyed this course. I am 55 years old, and have decided to try to change careers - to nursing if possible. I felt this course would give me an some idea of what studying to become an RN would entail. Thank you very much!

Just wanted to THANK YOU for a great and insightful Anatomy and Physiology course,and thanks for making a typically very difficult course relatively easy to understand.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007HAP
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6-8 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 11 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November
  • 11 December

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