Applied Anatomy and Physiology I for Associate Degree – HLTH 211

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An examination of the structure, function, and pathology of the various body systems and their roles, relevance, and applications in health and illness. The course employs virtual interactive cadaver dissection technology. The following topics are covered: introduction to the human body, organization of the body, the blood, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, nervous system, special senses, endocrine system, and respiratory system.




The purpose of this course is to provide medical associates with increased knowledge of God’s amazing creation: the human body. Being familiar with the major structures and the physiological operation of these structures will help these individuals in their profession tremendously. It will vastly improve their ability to communicate with their co-workers trained in a variety of medical professions.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. List the component structures of the blood.
  2. List the component structures of the cardiovascular system and lymphatic system.
  3. List the component structures of the nervous system and special senses.
  4. List the component structures of the endocrine system and respiratory system.
  5. Describe the function of the blood.
  6. Describe the function of the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system.
  7. Describe the function of the nervous system and the special senses.
  8. Describe the function of the endocrine and respiratory systems.
  9. Analyze Christian worldview vs. secular worldviews on the topic of creation vs. evolution of human life.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 2 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread must be at least 350 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

Workbook Assignments (4)

The student will complete 4 workbook assignments using the Anatomy & Physiology Revealed DVD and workbook.

Exams (4)

The student will complete 4 exams throughout this course. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes; contain 40–50 essay, matching, multiple-choice, and true/false questions; and have a time limit of 55 minutes.