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Printed Version - $225

Online Access - $225

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Premier Product - Online access for this course is 36 weeks. After you purchase a Premier course, you will receive your online ID and password via email within two business days.
  • Academic Support (Available for Premier Product Only) - If you purchase the additional Academic Support for this course you will receive 36 weeks of support.

Anatomy and Physiology measures knowledge and understanding of the principles of anatomy and physiology. It is based on material normally taught in an introductory two-semester sequence of courses in anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level. At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate the following: Knowledge and understanding of basic anatomical terminology and facts and of physiological concepts and principles Comprehension of the structure and function of body cells, tissues, organs, and systems Cognizance of the systems that maintain, integrate, and control body functions The Excelsior College examination consists of multiple-choice questions and a testing time of three hours. Topics covered in the course are: The Human Body Basic anatomical terminology General organization of the body Skin (Integument) Maintenance of the internal environment Chemical Basis of Life Atomic structure Chemical bonds Types of reactions Inorganic compounds Organic compounds The Dynamics of Support and Motion Support tissue Skeletal system Muscle tissue Muscle physiology Integration and Regulatory Mechanisms Nervous system Senses Endocrine system Maintenance of the Human Body Circulatory system Respiratory system Digestive system Metabolism Urinary System Gross anatomy Microscopic anatomy Nephron dynamics Control of renal function Micturition reflex and voluntary control Urine composition Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Fluid compartments Acid-base balance Reproduction and Development Anatomy Physiology (Taken from "Excelsior College Examination Content Guide for Anatomy & Physiology," Excelsior College Examinations.) *Important - Please be sure to order the correct required textbook(s) for the type of product that you would like (Traditional, Advanced or Premier)

The required textbook(s) for the Advanced and Premier Course are listed below.

Anatomy & Physiology by Frederic Martini, Judi Nath and Edwin Bartholomew 9th edition Publisher Cummings ISBN: 9780321709332

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology   
      13th by Gerald Tortora and Bryan Derrickson - Wiley,
    ISBN 9780470565100