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Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced

Overview

Our Anatomy & Physiology course has been designed to provide a more in depth understanding of the human body and the accompanying physiological process that allow for its optimal functioning.

The Skeletal System

  • Describe the main functions of the skeletal system
  • Identify the types of bone that make up the skeletal system
  • Identify the 5 main types of bone classification
  • Explain the structure of skeletal tissue
  • Describe the development of bone

Joints

  • What is a joint
  • Main types of joint
  • Synovial joints – their common characteristics and movement patterns
  • Anatomical position
  • Degrees of freedom of joints
  • Planes of the body
  • Training the skeleton

The Muscular System

  • Identify the three types of muscle tissue
  • Properties of skeletal muscle
  • Describe the functions of skeletal muscle
  • Identify different muscles shapes
  • What is the role of the muscle fibres
  • Identify the types of muscular contraction
  • Identify the structure of skeletal muscles
  • Explain the Sliding Filament Theory
  • Describe how muscle contraction is initiated
  • The all or none law
  • Explain how muscle contraction is controlled

The Chemistry of Using Food to provide Energy for the Body

  • How the food we eat is taken apart and utilised to provide energy
  • How food molecules are transported to cells where they will be used

Cellular Energy

  • describe where the energy to drive cellular activity comes from
  • explain what mitochondria are and how they function
  • explain where mitochondria are thought to have originated

The Heart

  • Describe the anatomical position of the heart, its size and its structure
  • Explain the passage of blood flow through the heart
  • Identify the mechanisms of the heart beat and how it is controlled
  • Describe the cardiac cycle
  • Describe how the heart is trained
  • Identify the main arteries that supply the heart with blood
  • Describe the relationship between the heart and blood pressure

The Brain

  • Summarise the functions of the central nervous system
  • Identify the structure and function of the five main parts of the brain 
  • Explain the function of the ventricles of the brain 
  • Explain the role of the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid

The Spinal Cord

  • Explain the structure and function of the spinal cord
  • Identify the peripheral nerves
  • Explain the type, function and distribution of the twelve cranial nerves
  • Explain the function and route of the spinal nerves.

Neurones

  • Describe the structure of a  typical neuron
  • Identify different types of neuron and explain their functions
  • Explain the function of nerve endings
  • Identify the electrical and chemical factors essential in the functioning of nerve tissue

Voluntary and Reflex Actions and the Automatic Nervous System

  • Explain the anatomical difference between a voluntary movement and a reflex action
  • Explain the roles of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Identify the functions of the autonomic nervous system

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