Human Anatomy & Physiology

  • An affordable general education course
  • Expert instructors with decades of industry experience
  • 4-credit prerequisite for our Practical Nurse program

Program duration: 5 weeks.

Available schedules: Weekday (classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Enrollment is ongoing for all 2023  Human Anatomy And Physiology courses. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.

Human Anatomy & Physiology course info

Course Description

The Human Anatomy And Physiology course at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is a 4-credit-hour (60-clock-hour) course focused on the normal structure and functioning of the human body, basic chemistry, cellular structure, and principles of microbiology as the science relates to infection and infection control.

Through classroom and laboratory instruction, this course provides an understanding of the gross structure and normal functions of the human body, including normal processes of the different organs, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic systems.

Included in this course are principles of basic chemistry and microbiology and medical terminology as it relates to defining human anatomy and its processes. This course provides a solid background for assessing deviations from normal body structure and functions caused by illness.

Course Topics

  • List and describe the parts of a typical human cell.
  • List and define the directional terms and planes used in describing the body and the interrelationship between body parts.
  • Define and explain the process of homeostasis.
  • Discuss the structure and function of organic and inorganic chemical compounds.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of tissues that make up the human body.
  • List and describe the tissues forming the organs of each body system.
  • List and describe each organ of the body.
  • Give the exact location of each organ and structure of the body.
  • List and explain the general functions of the structures forming each body system.
  • Describe some of the disorders associated with each body system.
  • Describe the physiology of the organs, tissues, cells, and chemicals of each body system.
  • Explain the function of each body system in maintaining homeostasis within the body.

General Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set
  • Negative covid-19 test result

A Negative COVID-19 test result or covid-19 Vaccination Record Card will do in place of a negative test result, and a negative test results must be within 2 weeks of the course start date.

The Human Anatomy & Physiology course is a 4-credit prerequisite course for the Practical Nurse program.

Course Schedule

Human Anatomy and Physiology is a 5-week course with classes that take place in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The course features 15 hours of lab time and 45 hours of classroom instruction.

Applicants who have met all the necessary requirements must meet for an orientation on the Monday preceding the course start date at 2 p.m. At the end of the course, students are awarded a certificate of completion.

Class Time
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Available Start Dates

The following start dates are available in the first half of 2023:

  • May 30 – June 29, 2023

Cost and Registration

Tuition for the Human Anatomy and Physiology course is $1,400, which covers the cost of books. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee and a 2.3% processing charge that applies to every transaction.

Payment must be paid in full before the course start date. Partial payment may be made, but the complete costs need to be received for you to participate in the course.

To speak with one of our admissions staff about this program, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.