This course is a study of “Human Anatomy and Physiology.”
can be classified as:
(we are multicellular, motile organisms that lack cell walls)
(we have backbones)
(we have hair, mammary glands,
3 bones in each ear) -
(we have opposable thumbs, 2 clavicles, forward facing eyes)
(we are bipedal and have a large brain size to body size ratio).
is the study of animal structure.
The word comes from the Greek ana - which means “up” and temnein which means “to cut.”
l iteral meaning makes sense since knowledge of an animal’s internal structure can be gained from dissection.
is the study of a nimal function.
It comes from the Greek physio - which means “form” or “natural ord er” and logos which means “thought” or “discourse.”
uman anatomy and physiology is the study of the form and function of the human animal.
A&P is a subset of biology which is the study of living organisms
There are a variety of types of anatomical study including:
the study of structures visible to the naked eye.
– the study of tissues (Gr
“tissue”) with the aid of a microscope
– the study of cellular structure and function
the study and diagnosis of disease (Gr
Human beings are organisms (contiguous living systems).
An organism is composed of groups of structures that work together to perform a common task. Such a group is known as an organ system
. There are 11 basic organ systems:
external covering of the body; the skin .
body’s internal framework; the bones .