PNA100 - Anatomy & Physiology for the Practical Nurse

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Subject Title
Anatomy & Physiology for the Practical Nurse

Subject Description
This course is the study of normal anatomy and physiology.  Study includes organization of the body, the cell, tissue, organs and four of the major body systems. An introduction to microbiology is included.

Credit Status
One credit in the Practical Nursing Program.

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

1. Use the terminology related to the structure and function of the body.

2. Describe the relationships between cells, tissues, organs, and body systems.

3. Identify the basic chemical concepts and principles as they are related to human anatomy and physiology.

4. Identify the structural characteristics and functional processes common to all human cells.

5. Describe the location, structure, and functioning of the major body systems studied.

6. Discuss the effects of microbes on the human body.

7. Develop an awareness of the relationships between body organ systems, and the concept of homeostasis.

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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.