This course provides a one-semester introduction to human anatomy and physiology geared to meet the needs of Medical Assistant and Massage Therapy Certificate program students. This course does not satisfy requirements for Nursing AAS or Liberal Arts and Sciences AS degree programs. Students study the organization of the human body, homeostasis, basic biochemistry, cells, tissues, and anatomical terminology. Students learn the basic structure and functions of all eleven organ systems. In the laboratory portion of this course students examine and identify representative models and specimens of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Select laboratory exercises demonstrate important aspects of organ system functioning.