WM304 Anatomy and Physiology IV
3 Units/30 Hours
This is an introductory course in human anatomy and physiology and the fourth course in a series of four courses on anatomy and physiology. This course examines the normal structure, function, and clinical correlations of the endocrine system, the central and peripheral nervous systems, the autonomic nervous system, and the general and special senses including their structure and function. Each anatomy system will be reviewed at the gross anatomy, microscopic, and neuroanatomy levels. Students gain an anatomical understanding of the various structures and systems followed by a deeper understanding of the relevant physiology and biochemistry of each system. Included in the study of each system, is a survey of basic physiology including neurophysiology, endocrinology, and neurochemistry. The concepts of embryology, cytology and cellular metabolism are included where relevant to further the understanding of the development of each of the anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms in each system.