The basics of anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on a practical understanding of form and function of the human body. This class will cover the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
This class serves as a foundation for lifestyle work with patients as well as for the other classes: common diseases and diagnosis; hygiene; foods & nutrition; medical dietetics; home nursing; and hydrotherapy.
As each body system is covered, common diseases of that system will be mentioned and taken up in further detail in the Diseases & Diagnosis class. As appropriate, brief mention will also be made of the lifestyle principles that affect each system.
Medical terminology will be included in the course.
Books: Textbook on anatomy and physiology