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Anatomy and Physiology (Nursing): Anatomy and Physiology I

This course introduces learners to the structures and functions of the human body. Knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology will provide a better understanding and integration to theoretical & clinical practice in nursing care situation

Course Outline

Anatomy and Physiology I                                

Course Description: 

This course introduces learners to the structures and functions of the human body. Knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology will provide a better understanding and integration to theoretical & clinical practice in nursing care situation.

Course Objectives:

On the completion of this course, the learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure and function of various systems of the human body.
  2. Discuss the role of homeostasis in maintaining normal body functioning.
  3. Relate the basic anatomy & physiology concepts to the nursing care of clients.

Teaching/Learning Strategies:

Dissection of animal cadaver, small group discussion, CD Rom, quizzes, class activities, self study and viva practice.

Course Expectations:

  1. Attend all lectures as per policy.
  2. Pre-reading and preparation for each class.
  3. Completion of quizzes and examination on due dates.
  4. Participates actively in classes and tutorials.

UNIT OBJECTIVES:

Unit I:         Introduction to the Body as a Whole

At the completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

    1. Define the term Anaatery & Physiology (A&P)
    2. Understand the relationship between A&P
    3. Define level of organization of the body
    4. Define anatomical position
    5. Describe the various body planes.
    6. Define the body cavities.
    7. Discuss body cavities and list the organs lying within each cavity
    8. Identify abdominal pelvic region & quadrant
    9. Identify the organs present in Nine (9) abdomino pelvic regions.
    10. Briefly discuss the importance of abdomino pelvic quadrants and regions.

Unit II:        Homeostasis & Adaptation

At the completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  1. Define the term homeostasis
  2. Discuss the factors which effect homeostasis
  3. Define feedback mechanism and its components.
  4. Discuss   the   role   of   feedback    mechanisms    in   maintenance    of homeostasis with examples.

Unit III:       Cell, Tissues & Membrane

At the completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure and functions of a cell
  2. Discuss the process of cell division i.e. mitosis and meiosis.
  3. Briefly discuss the importance of mitosis & meiosis.
  4. Classify the tissues of the body on the basis of structure, location and function into the following four major types.
    • Epithelial tissue
    • Connective tissue
    • Muscle tissue
    • Nervous tissue