AHM 104 - Body Structure/Function I

Course Description

This course begins with an analysis of the structural foundation of the body and its ability to function integrating the levels of organization: chemical cellular, tissue, organ, and system. The course then emphasizes the anatomical structure, physiology, and selective disease processes specific to the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, lymphatic, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Mechanisms by which the body maintains fluid and electrolyte balance and acid base balance are also emphasized. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Analyze the architectural plan of the human body as a whole, the organization of its functional units, and the mechanisms by which it performs its various activities. Discuss the mechanism and patterns of disease-causing pathogens and neoplasms, and the body's response to threat of injury and disease. Explain the function and interrelationship of fluids and electrolytes, the mechanisms by which the constancy of total body fluids is maintained, and regulation of the acid-base balance. Describe the structure and function of the integumentary system and major disorders of this system. Describe the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular systems as well as disorders of these systems. Describe the structure and function of the circulatory and lymphatic systems as well as disorders of these systems. Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system as well as disorders of this system.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Prereq or Coreq. AHM 233