Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Anatomy, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Introduction to the body as a whole, tissues, organs, system, and cavities of the body, filtration, and simple diffusion. Cells: Cellular structure, the cell surface, cytoplasm, Eukaryotic cell structure and function: Principal components, organelle structure and function, genome organization, cytoskeleton and membrane systems. Cellular differentiation and development:

    Cell cycle & cell division, specialised cell types, stem cells, morphogenesis and multicellularity. Tissues: epithelial, connective, muscle and nervous. The Integumentary System: Histological structure and function of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The Skeletal System: Structure and function of the skeleton, the healing of fractures. Joints: Classification, structure, function.

    Muscles: Structure and function. The Central Nervous System: Meninges, ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid, blood supply and the brain barrier system, structure and function of the spinal cord, the midbrain, the pons varolii and cerebellum, the cerebrum, medulla oblonta, the limbic system. The Peripheral Nervous System and Reflexes: Classification and anatomy of nerves and nerve fibres, the cranial nerves, the spinal nerves, nerve plexuses, the nature of reflexes, components of a reflex arc. The Autonomic Nervous System: Anatomy of the sympathetic and parasympathetic division, functions of the autonomic nervous system, the adrenal glands, neurotransmitters and receptors.

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