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Study Topics for A&P Courses

These are the most relevant topics of study for prospective nursing and allied health professional. The list is imposing--maybe even scary and discouraging--but you will most likely have a full year to do all of this and, of course, you will have the assistance and encouragement of some terrific teachers.

Small steps ... small steps

A Fairly Complete List of Topics for A&P

Levels of Organization

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Chemical Basis of Life
Cellular Metabolism

Support and Movement

Skin and the Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Joints of the Skeletal System
Muscular System

Integration and Coordination

Nervous System I
Nervous System II
Nervous System III
Endocrine System


Cardiovascular System
Lymphatic System and Immunity

Absorption and Excretion

Digestive System
Nutrition and Metabolism
Respiratory System
Urinary System
Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

The Human Life Cycle

Reproductive Systems
Pregnancy, Growth, and Development
Genetics and Genomics