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What is Anatomy?
Study of the body’s structure and relationships
What is Anatomy?
Subdivisions 1) Macroscopic Anatomy – The study of gross structure
Macroscopic Anatomy Divided into two different approaches: Regional Anatomy where a particular section or area of the body is examined, such as the abdomen. Systemic Anatomy where a specific structure is studied, such as the digestive system.
Subdivisions 2) Microscopic Anatomy – The study of microscopic structure
Subdivisions Subdivisions of microscopic anatomy include: Cytology or the study of the cells Histology or the study of tissues
Subdivisions 3) Developmental Anatomy examines the changes is an organism from conception to death.
What is Physiology? Study of the body’s function or “How does it work?”
What is Physiology? Study of the body’s function or “How does it work?” Physiology combines biochemistry, chemistry and physics. For example: Enzyme Action pH and ion formation Electrical potential and mechanics
Physiology Focuses on events and adjustments at the cellular level.
Anatomy & Physiology I This course will focus on: Identification of tissues types Specific function of tissues Microscopic &Macroscopic structure of bone, Muscle and Nerves
For Example You will be able to identify this tissue as cuboidal epithelium. and that its major role is absorption.
For Example You will be able to identify this as the cervical vertebrae as opposed to the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae and why.
For Example Understand the mechanism of muscle contraction.
For Example You will be able to identify the major muscles and groups on the human body.
For Example You will be able to identify major parts of the human brain and their function
For Example You will be able to identify the organization of the nervous system
For Example Other topics will include the endocrine and reproductive systems.
For these topics, you will Use the microscope to study tissues and cells
For these topics, you will Use clay models to learn the human muscles
For these topics, you will Dissect the musculature of the cat
Cat Practical Exam 2013
For these topics, you will Dissect the brain of the sheep
You will Get a taste of what a college course is like Get 4 credits from WCC if you get a C or better OMG! How do I study for this course? OMG!