Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives

 

Course Description

This course will cover the structure and function of the human body including body positions and planes, organization, homeostasis, cell and tissue function, review of the entire body by systems. It is structured to meet our prerequisite requirements and prepare you for any direct entry midwifery program.

This course is designed to be completed in 12-weeks via our online platform. Students will be able to move through the content at their own pace, with several live sessions with fellow classmates and the instructor as well as access to recorded lectures. 

Course Objectives

  • Describe the structural organization of the human body
  • Explain the structure and function of cells and tissues
  • Identify the process of homeostasis in physiology
  • Define body positions, planes, directional terms and abdominal regions
  • Identify organs in each abdominal quadrant
  • Explain the structure, function, major organs, diseases, disorders and preventive measures for each body system

Course Outline

  • UNIT 1: ORGANIZATION OF THE HUMAN BODY
  • UNIT 2: OVERVIEW: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY
  • UNIT 3:  THE SKELETAL SYSTEM
  • UNIT 4:  THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM
  • UNIT 5: THE INTEGUMENTARY  SYSTEM
  • UNIT 6: THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
  • UNIT 7: THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
  • UNIT 8: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
  • UNIT 9: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
  • UNIT 10: THE URINARY SYSTEM
  • UNIT 11: THE SENSORY/NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • UNIT 12: THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this 3 credit course, students will be granted a certificate of completion through Commonsense Childbirth Institute. Students seeking to use this course to meet a prerequisite for a program other than the Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery programs should check with their desired program about accepting this course. 

Required Text

Cohen, Barbara Janson and Wood, Dena Lin. Memmler’s The Human Body in Health and Disease. (12th Ed or newer). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Paperpack. ISBN 0-7817-2110-5

 

Do I have to have any prerequisites to enroll in the Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives Course?
No, but we do require a high school diploma or GED.