Chapter 1 Intro and Tasks Copy
An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology! Students typically enter into their studies of Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) with a combination of anticipation and anxiety. On one hand, opening up this book is one of their first steps toward exploring the detailed workings of their bodies, and might quite possibly begin their journey down the road toward a career in the health sciences. On the other hand, students might know of A&P’s reputation for intense memorization and vocabulary building, and might be concerned regarding their level of preparation for such a class. In this Chapter, we look at an overview of all the organ systems, a discussion on homeostasis, and an introduction to anatomical terminology. As all of these topics play critical roles in the applied health sciences, this course aims to set the tone as a relevant, interesting, and highly applicable survey of human A&P!
- Explain the importance of studying anatomy and physiology.
- Define anatomy and physiology, describe the origins of anatomical and physiological terms, and explain the significance of Terminologia Anatomica (International Anatomical Terminology).
- Explain the relationship between anatomy and physiology, and describe various specialties of each discipline.
- Identify the major levels of organization in organisms, from the simplest to the most complex, and identify major components of each organ system.
- Explain the concept of homeostasis.
- Describe how negative feedback and positive feedback are involved in homeostatic regulation, and explain the significance of homeostasis.
- Use anatomical terms to describe body regions, body sections, and relative positions.
Below are the tasks associated with this chapter. You can access the following items by clicking the links below.
- Read Chapter 1 in your textbook.
- Take notes on the as you read.
- View the Chapter 1 media files.
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- View the slide presentation. Click the correct answer to the question within the presentation. Progress to the next question by using the arrow to move to the next slide. This serves as both a good preview and review to the content in this chapter.
- View the slide. Click on a dollar amount to see the question. Answer the question within the presentation. Progress to the next question. This serves as a good preview and review of the material in this chapter.
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Interactive Media (Optional Resources)
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