AHM 105 - Body Structure/Function II

Course Description

This course emphasizes the anatomical structure, physiology, and selective disease processes specific to the digestive system, urinary system, nervous system and sense organs, endocrine system, and reproductive systems. How nutrition, growth, development, aging, and genetics influence body structure and function is also emphasized. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Describe the structure and function of the digestive system as well as disorders of this system. Describe adequate nutrition and the complex mechanism of metabolism, as well as disorders associated with eating and metabolism. Describe the structure and function of the urinary system and major disorders of this system. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system and disorders of this system. Describe the mechanisms by which the sense organs are able to sense changes in our external and internal environments as a requirement for maintaining homeostasis; and diseases commonly affecting the sense organs. Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system and major disorders of this system. Describe the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems, and briefly describe the major disorders inherent to these systems as well as the major disorders associated with pregnancy. Describe the concept of development as a biological process characterized by continuous modification and change as well as the effects of aging on major body organ systems. Describe genetics, the scientific study of inheritance, and its relationship to human disease. Describe the physiology of congenital diseases and the roles that heredity and environmental factors play in the development of these conditions.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Prereq or Coreq. AHM 233