HAP101 - Anatomy and Physiology I

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Subject Title
Anatomy and Physiology I

Subject Description
The study of the normal anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide students with a basis for health assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology, microbiology and clinical practice. The class will introduce students to medical terminology, an important aspect of working in the health care system.  
Three unifying themes: the interrelationships of body organ systems, homeostasis, and the complementarity of structure and function, will provide the basis of understanding the workings of the human body. The class will focus on organization of the body on a cellular/chemical basis and a systematic and holistic approach to simple alterations in body systems. Students will engage in class activities, online discussions, readings and computer animations as a basis for knowledge acquisition.

Credit Status
3.00 units

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Utilize appropriate medical terminology related to the structure and function of the human body systems.
  • Describe the structural characteristics and functional processes common to all human cells.
  • Integrate understanding of basic chemical concepts and principles into understanding the human anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe the interrelationships of cells, tissues, and body organ systems, homeostasis and the complementarity of structure and function.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the location, structure and functioning of the major body systems studied.
Program Level Goals (Year 1)
  1. Be accountable to the public and practice within the professional standards of nursing.
    1. Recognize an awareness of professional values, personal responsibility, and accountability to practice within current legislation and CNO Standards of Practice.
  2. Enhance health and healing through synthesizing knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in understanding the lived experience of clients.
    1. Enhance health and healing in one or more stable individuals with health/self-care needs, through applying knowledge from nursing and other disciplines while acknowledging the lived experience of self and others to guide assessments, care, and health promotion.
  3. Participate in the ongoing transformation and humanization of health care by incorporating multiple ways of knowing, evidence-informed care and critical-reflective practice.
    1. Demonstrate critical-reflective, client-centred care in simple clinical situations, using multiple ways of knowing in providing evidence-informed care.
  4. Commit to excellence in professional practice through lifelong learning.
    1. Recognize and value personal learning as a professional nurse.
  5. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within nursing, the interprofessional team and the community.
    1. Initiate relationships by demonstrating respect for and being present with clients, nurses, and other health care providers.
  6. Demonstrate leadership for the advancement of the nursing profession in all domains of practice.
    1. Recognize the image and the contribution of the nursing profession in society and undertake a leadership role in peer groups.
  7. Advocate for and support healthy organizational and public policy to promote health of individuals, families, groups, communities and global populations.
    1. Identify situations where advocacy is indicated, exploring the influences of determinants of health on individuals’ health and wellness.
  8. Provide culturally sensitive nursing care that honours human dignity, respects diversity, and embraces different ways of being.
    1. Recognize diverse and cultural understandings of health and wellness in stable client situations and in the learning environment.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.