Anatomy and Physiology (in English)

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anatomy and Physiology (in English)

  • Host University

    ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Prerequisite: open to all language levels; taught in English.

    Students: foreign students from the academic program ISA

    Contact hours: 45 hours

    Description: This course introduces and enables the student to understand the structure and function of the human biology including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Special emphasis will be made on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintain homeostasis.

    Besides the theoretical corpus, one unit will specifically focus on the application to sport practice and how human physiology follows our basic anatomy, covering our body systems, starting from the nervous and ending with the reproductive system.

    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
    - Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.
    - Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue and organ functions in each system.
    - Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.
    - Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.
    - Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.
    - Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.
    - Understand in an empirical way the relationship between the content of the course and sport practice.

    Course Contents:

    1.1. Organization of the Body
    1.2.The Chemical Basis of Life
    1.3. Anatomy of Cells
    1.4. Physiology of Cells
    1.5. Tissues

    2.1. Skin and its Appendages
    2.2. Skeletal Tissue
    2.3. Skeletal System
    2.4. Articulations
    2.5. Anatomy of the Muscular System
    2.6. Physiology of the Muscular System

    3.1. Nervous System Cells
    3.2. Central Nervous System
    3.3. Peripheral Nervous System
    3.4. Sense Organs
    3.5. Endocrine System

    4.1. Blood
    4.2. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
    4.3. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
    4.4. Lymphatic System
    4.5. Immune System
    4.6. Stress

    5.1. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
    5.2. Physiology of the Respiratory System
    5.3. Anatomy of the Digestive System
    5.4. Physiology of the Digestive System
    5.5. Nutrition and Metabolism
    5.6. The Urinary System
    5.7. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
    5.8. Acid-Base Balance

    6.1. Male Reproductive System
    6.2. Female Reproductive System
    6.3. Growth and Development
    6.4. Genetics and Heredity

    7.1. Principles of Exercise Training
    7.2. Maximizing Performance in Sport

    Course Evaluation:

    20% Tasks and attendance
    40% Final exam
    30% Projects
    10% Subjective evaluation

    Final letter grades will be assigned using the following scale, expressed in terms of the percentage of total possible points earned:

    10 = Matrícula de honor
    9 ? 9,9 = Sobresaliente
    7 ? 8,9 = Notable
    5 ? 6,9 = Aprobado
    0 ? 4,9 = Suspenso
    Attending the course but not taking the exams = No presentado
    Missing class more than permitted = No asistencia

    Class Attendance: class attendance is obligatory, it is checked every class day and it is reflected in the course attendance sheet that is sent to the University.
    An 85% of attendance is required for the successful completion of the course. Not missing any class will be considered positively.
    If a student exceeds this limit, the grade in the transcript for this subject could appear as ?not attended course?.

    Justified absences: Medical Certificates: certificates will be considered only if issued by a physician (not notes from the family explaining the student absence). The certificates must include the exact dates for which a student should be excused for having missed classes.

    English expression
    The students should express themselves -both orally and in writing- in good formal English. Particularly in the written partials and quizes, as well as the presentations, good academic writing is essential. Bad, sloppy academic writing (misspellings, deficient syntax, etc.) will be penalized.

    Auditors: Courses cannot be taken as auditors, thus attendance is possible only for students enrolled in a specific class.

    Tardiness: It is expected that students arrive to class on time and that they return directly to class after any given break. Arriving 10 minutes late (or more) and/or early class departures are considered unexcused absences and will be taken into account as half absence.

    Class Protocol: Students are required to be involved in class activities. They are expected to show their preparation by participating in discussions, by asking relevant questions, being critical and analytical with the contents presented in class as well as by sharing their ideas and opinions. In class the student is required to maintain a polite demeanor always and under every circumstance. Students are asked not to eat in class and to put their cell phones on silence. With the exception being for class presentations, laptops are not to be used in class.

    Special Accommodations: Students with special needs who require reasonable modifications, special assistance or accommodations in this course (either for properly following-up classes, to take exams, etc.) should direct their request to Academic Coordination during the first week of the course.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations