An in-depth understanding of the human body is critical for anyone looking to work in healthcare. From terminology and identification to diseases and treatment, you can acquire the key foundational knowledge of the human body and seven of its 11 body systems: endocrine, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive.
This course is the second of two examining the structure, function and interdependence of human body systems. The first course covers four of the 11 systems, including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.
You’ll also explore resources that walk you through the identification and treatment for different diseases.
As a verified track learner, you will have access to interactive case studies and will be able to check your understanding as you progress through the course materials with short quizzes and a final exam.
After this course, you should be able to:
- Identify human body systems, organs, structures and their functions
- Identify anatomical locations of systems within the human body in comparison to other organ systems
- Use correct terminology to describe the location of human body systems and body cavities
- Describe the process of how homeostasis is maintained in human body systems
- Identify healthy and unhealthy functioning of human body systems
- Identify disease conditions that impact the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, immune, lymphatic, reproductive and urinary systems using scientific and evidenced-based research
- Describe research that supports the cause and strategies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in human body systems