Learn about the structure of the Anatomy of the human body, through home studies.

  • An in depth foundation course 1st year college or university level
  • For anyone working in health, fitness, sport, health or wellness industries who wants to go beyond the basics that might be covered in introductory courses such as a fitness leader certificate or health assistant certificate.
  • Through a heightened understanding of anatomy, you understand the body in greater depth and improve your capacity to work in any of these industries.

Human anatomy is the study of structure and its relation to function in the human body. Topics covered include surface, regional, systemic, and radiographic anatomy, plus cytology. This course assumes a basic understanding of anatomy, and is an ideal follow on from Human Anatomy and Physiology BSC101.




Human Anatomy Course, by Home Studies

  • Learn more about human anatomy
  • Take your knowledge to the next level
  • Work in health, medicine or fitness;
  • Work in health support, marketing, management or allied services

Course Structure and Content

There are 7 lessons in this module as follows:

  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



Here are some of the issues you will confront:

  • 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.



HAVE YOU STUDIED HUMAN BIOLOGY BEFORE?    If not; you should consider our Introductory course first -click for details. This course is designed to be a natural progression, following on from that Human Biology IA course; or a course of study for someone who has a foundation in human biology from some similar course.

This course is ideal for:

  • Anyone wishing to work in health sciences
  • Anyone preparing for more advanced studies eg (Pre Med, or Pre Complimentary Medicine)

    NB: This course was developed as part of a Pre Med Diploma.  Whilst intended and used for first year training of doctors; it is also an ideal stepping stone to working in a range of other situations including health support and allied health, fitness, scientific support.



Still uncertain about what to study?

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