An Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory for Distance Learning, written by Denise Cusano and Lucy Kaliski with the support of a National Academic Advisory Team. This laboratory is well-suited for a non-majors or high school AP class. Additional information is provided under the “How to Adopt Course & Print Materials” tab below. To request access to an electronic review copy of the laboratory manual or to request a content list for the lab kit, please contact Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
For access to Coast Learning Systems’ online course preview site, please complete a Preview Request Form.
Lesson Titles and Descriptions
1. Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
As anatomists came to better understand the structure and function of the human body, they began to develop a common set of terminology. They developed a conventional way to view the body and divide it into portions so they could have a standard reference when observing, discussing, and drawing the human body. This common language enabled a better understanding of what the body looks like and how it functions, thus enabling medical practitioners to more effectively identify diseases, injuries, and treatments.
2. Basic Chemistry & the Cellular Level of Organization
3. Tissues & the Integumentary System
In Lesson 2, you studied the chemical and cellular levels of organization. In this lesson, you’ll further your study of organization and learn about the four types of tissues in the human body. At the next level of organization, we’ll study the largest organ in the human body—the skin. Finally, you’ll begin your study of an organ system—the integumentary system, which contains the skin and its accessory organs.
4. The Skeletal System
maintaining homeostasis. Healthy bones are anything but dry or brittle; they are dynamic components of our bodies that are
capable of growth, change, and repair.
The skeletal system consists of bones and other connective tissues that provide support and flexibility. Bones work together with
muscles to produce controlled, yet precise movements. In this lesson, you’ll learn about bone tissue, the skeleton, and its supporting tissue. In Lesson 5, you’ll learn how skeletal muscles work with bone to provide strength, power, and grace to the human form.
5. The Muscular System
6. The Nervous System
7. The Senses
8. The Endocrine System
9. The Cardiovascular System
The cardiovascular system is responsible for the transport of nutrients, hormones, gases, and wastes to and from the cells in the body. It also plays a critical role in thermal regulation. Keeping the cardiovascular system functioning well is critical to maintain good health; the lifestyle choices that we make can have a huge impact on our cardiovascular condition.
10. Blood, the Lymphatic System & Immunity
transports oxygen from the lungs to body tissues and carbon dioxide from body tissues to the lungs. Blood carries nourishment
from the digestive system and hormones from glands throughout the body. It transports disease-fighting substances to the tissues
and waste to the kidneys and lungs.
The lymphatic system distributes immune cells and other factors throughout the body. It also interacts with the blood and the cardiovascular system to drain fluid from cells and tissues. The lymphatic system contains immune cells that protect the body against foreign invaders.
11. The Respiratory System
12. The Digestive System, Nutrition & Metabolism
13. The Urinary System
14. The Reproductive Systems
National Academic Advisory Team
Farah Bennani, Ph.D., Front Range Community College
Mary Teresa Brandon, M.S., New Mexico State University/Doña Ana Community College
Lee F. Famiano, M.S., Cuyahoga Community College
Kimberly D. Harding, Ph.D., Colorado Mountain College
Lucy Kaliski, M.S., Orange Coast College
Anita N. Naravané, M.D., St. Petersburg College
Margaret (Betsy) Ott, Ph.D., Tyler Junior College
Mitzie Sowell, Ph.D., Pensacola Junior College
Dennis Tabor, M.P.H., M.S., Cowley County Community College
Yong Tang, Ph.D., Front Range Community College
Remon Wahba, M.D., Coastline Community College
Jinling Wang, Ph.D., Coastline Community College
Ronda Wimmer, O.M.D., M.S., Golden West College and California State University, Long Beach
Marcus Young Owl, Ph.D, California State University, Long Beach
Frank Baker, M.A.,Professor of Anatomy, Golden West College
Marnie Baker Blakey, M.D.
Danika Bannasch, D.V.M., Ph.D., Veterinary Geneticist, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
Richard Boyd, Ph.D., Director, MISCL
James Bradley, Ph.D., Lecturer in the History of Medicine, The University of Melbourne
Otto Braendli, M.D., Pulmonary Physician, Zurcher Hohenklinik Wald, ZHW Sleep Lab
Ann Chidgey, Ph.D., Researcher, MISCL, Monash University
David Diaz, M.D., Reproductive Surgeon, Medical Director, WCFC
Sheryl M. Flynn, P.T., Ph.D., Neuroscientist & Game Developer
John Furness, Ph.D., Anatomist & Cell Biologist, University of Melbourne
Adam Glatt, C.S., Sommelier
James Hicks, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Nathan Jeffery, Ph.D., Anatomist, Sr. Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Lucy Kalisky, M.S., Physiologist
Candy McCabe, M.S.C., Ph.D., Consultant Nurse
Rob Medcalf, Ph.D., Researcher, ACBD, Associate Professor, Monash University
Douglas Mest, Ph.D., Cosmetic Physician, Medical Director, Tat2begone Medical Group, Inc.
Kevin M. Middleton, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Department of Biology, California State University, San Bernardino
Wayne Morrison, M.D., Surgeon
Amy Neben, M.A., 5th Grade Teacher, St. John’s Lutheran School
Vinh Nguyen, M.D., Physician, Memorial Prompt Care
Milo Puhan, M.D., Epidemiologist, University of Zurich
Pekka Puska, M.D., Ph.D., Director General, KTL, National Public Health Inst.
Albert “Skip” Rizzon, Ph.D., Research Scientist, University of Southern California
Daniela Rubin, Ph.D., Exercise Physiologist, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton
Rodney Sinclair, M.D., Surgeon, St. Vincent Hospital
Rob Stewart, Conservationist/Filmmaker, Sharwater Productions
Alex Suarez, Medical Didg Inventor
Ronda Wimmer, O.M.D., M.S., Human Anatomy & Physiology, California State University, Long Beach, Golden West College
Jack Youngren, Ph.D., Associate. Adjunct Professor of Physiology , University of California, San Francisco
An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology is well organized with good flow from one topic to the next."
—Matthew Abbott, Des Moines Area Community College
How to Adopt Course & Print Materials
This online course is hosted and provided in a Moodle® (LMS) shell, and instructors can link from their institution’s LMS or send their students directly to the class URL. Coast Learning Systems provides instructor and student technical support via an electronic help desk, which is monitored 7 days a week. Our goal is to make sure you enjoy teaching with our content and that your students have an engaging and positive learning experience.
The Online Course Request Form should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of your class.
Introductory Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory for Distance Learning
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, ISBN: 978-0-7575-7975-2
This is a kit that, in addition to the Laboratory Manual and Access Code, includes hazardous materials. As such, this item is not returnable and may only be shipped via ground transportation, not via air. If you have questions regarding the purchase or shipping of this item, please contact Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, (800) 228-0810.