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Anatomy & Physiology

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The Anatomy & Physiology course provides a thorough overview of the structure and function of the systems of the human body, and a detailed knowledge of all body systems.

Course at-a-glance

  • Self-directed course delivered entirely online
  • No final exam
  • Enrol anytime
  • 150 hours of learning, to be completed in up to 12 months
  • Qualifies as a biomedical science credit for applicants to the Health Information Management program who do not have minimum Grade 12 Science

Who should take the Anatomy & Physiology course?

This course is designed for anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy and pathology, and those wishing to enter fields related to healthcare or health sciences.

This course is eligible for exemption for those accepted to CHA Learning’s Health Information Management (HIM) program.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply biomedical terms typically encountered in health care documentation including pronunciation and spelling
  • Apply medical abbreviations and acronyms found in health care documentation with respect to their general meaning
  • Understand the role of risk factors in health and disease
  • Demonstrate the usage of various resources to clarify understanding of medical terms and conditions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structural units of the body including cells, tissues, organ, and body systems
  • Examine the anatomical structures, their location and associated physiological functions, for each tissue, organ, and body system
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between body systems or functions and the whole body


There are no awards available for this course or program at this time. Click here to learn more about student awards.



To be successful in the Anatomy & Physiology course, students should meet the following requirements.


English is the language of instruction for all CHA Learning courses. It is therefore recommended that students be competent in reading, writing and speaking English.


Students must have basic computer knowledge and internet navigation skills; and access to a computer with Windows 7 or higher.

Please note:

  • Students choosing to use Mac or Linux operating system must have experience using alternate remote access software.
  • CHA Learning staff can only assist Windows operating system users and provide technical support in relation to our website; we do not provide technical support for internet and/or basic computer use.

Other technical requirements:

Screen Resolution800x600 (minimum); 1024x768 (recommended)
Internet BrowserThe most recent version of one of the following:

Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Plug-insPop-up blocker: Disabled
Java Script: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled
Adobe Flash Player V13 (minimum)
Internet ConnectionBroadband (cable or DSL) connection required
SoftwareWord processing software AND Adobe Reader
OtherAccess to a scanner

Enrolment Process

There are no application prerequisites for this course. To enrol:

  1. Click on the enrol/apply button
  2. Add the product to your cart
  3. Create an account if you are new to CHA Learning or sign in to your existing account
  4. Complete the Billing Information page
  5. Enter your payment information, accept the terms and conditions and make your payment
  6. Within seven business days you will receive an email with instructions to access the course/program materials.


Students are evaluated on 37 chapter quizzes. Quizzes must be completed online and are self-marking. There is no final examination for this course.

To achieve a certificate, students must earn an overall average of 60% or more in the course.

Course Certificate

CHA Learning will award students a certificate for successful completion of the course.


This course qualifies as a biomedical science credit for applicants to the Health Information Management program who do not have minimum Grade 12 Science, and qualifies for an exemption within the HIM program curriculum. Contact for more information.


  • $550 for Canadians
  • $750 for International Students 

A textbook is also required, which students must buy independently. More information will be provided after enrolment.

All prices listed above are in CAD.

Please note: Bulk registration discounts are available for groups. Please review the Group Enrolment information here.


The Anatomy & Physiology course is divided into 37 units:

  1. The Organization of the Body
  2. The Chemical Basis of Life
  3. Anatomy of the Cells
  4. Physiology of the Cells
  5. Cell Growth and Reproduction
  6. Tissues
  7. Skin and its Appendages
  8. Blood
  9. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
  10. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
  11. Lymphatic System
  12. Immune System
  13. Stress
  14. Skeletal Tissues
  15. Skeletal System
  16. Articulations
  17. Anatomy of the Muscular System
  18. Physiology of the Muscular System
  19. Nervous System Cells
  20. Central Nervous System
  21. Peripheral Nervous System
  22. Autonomic Nervous System
  23. Sense Organs
  24. Endocrine Regulation
  25. Endocrine Glands
  26. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
  27. Physiology of the Respiratory System
  28. Anatomy of the Digestive System
  29. Physiology of the Digestive System
  30. Nutrition and Metabolism
  31. Urinary System
  32. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  33. Acid-Base Balance
  34. The Male Reproductive System
  35. The Female Reproductive System
  36. Growth and Development
  37. Genetics and Heredity
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