3 credits (3 didactic hours)
Type: Fast Track
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
This online course focuses on human structure and function for thosestudents pursuing careers in nursing and other allied health fields.Structural information is combined with important functional concepts toprovide an integrated understanding of the dynamic human body. The coursematerial begins at the simplest level of cellular organization andprogresses to tissues, organs, and organ systems. Specific body systemscovered in depth include the skin and body membranes, skeletal, muscular,nervous and endocrine systems. The complementary structure and functionof the healthy body is highlighted as systems of the body work tomaintain a constant homeostatic environment. Clinical examples areprovided to help the student understand the disease process as adisruption of normal structure and function. This course will also focuson the concepts of health promotion and risk reduction of major topicsand conditions related to the particular body systems. These topicsare introduced to bridge anatomical and physiological content to nursingand health care based on national health promotion priorities.
Instructor: Marialaina Chennell
Required Texts: Cohen, B.J., & Taylor, J. (2016). Memmler's structure and function of the human body. (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Price: $1150. For information on University of Rochester Tuition Benefits, visit the Tuition Benefits homepage.
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