Anatomy & Physiology / Human Biology
for Behavioral Clinicians
45 Hours of CE Credit / Course Fee $550
Presented by Richard A. Sherman, PhD
Concept: This course is set at the depth and instructional level of a three credit upper level undergraduate / lower level graduate course and provides 45 hours of CE credit. You will learn by watching audiovisual lectures provided on CDs, reading assignments both from materials provided on the CD and standard texts, and interacting extensively with the instructor via e-mail and, if you wish, phone. You will answer short essay questions after each lecture rather than taking exams. Previous students have required between 45 and 95 hours of work (with a median of 65 hours) to complete this course. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Note to people primarily interested in EEG: Why we don't give a neuroanatomy only basic course: The material on neuroanatomy you will learn in our A&P course and our EEG biofeedback / neurofeedback course provides the essential information you need to understand how brain structures and functions impact on EEG biofeedback. Of most importance, typical neuroanatomy courses do NOT include much of the crucial information you need to know about how hormones and other functions influence the brain and can overwhelm anything we do with neurofeedback. People who want more depth in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology should take our advanced psychoneurophysiology course.
Each basic physical structure and organ system (including the nervous system) is discussed with regard to both anatomical structures and physiological functions as they change over time and in relation to both the external and internal environment. The course is designed to provide the depth of knowledge required to understand the physical bases for psychophysiological problems and interventions. The course is also intended to enhance communication with physicians and other medical professionals by providing common concepts, information, and vocabulary essential to understanding the discussion of medical disorders.
Clinicians having differing interests and patient populations take this course so it has been designed so you have slightly different material available to you depending on what your interests are and the types of patients you see. The depth of knowledge you need on different topics depends on how the physiological bases of your patientsí problems relate to the types of assessments and interventions you provide. If you work in a setting where most of the patients have social interaction and anxiety problems rather than complex medical problems, the required text book will suffice to meet your needs. This level meets all requirements for BCIA certification. The lectures will provide sufficient medical material so you will recognize most of the physiological problems influencing your patientsí behaviors (hormones, respiration, senses, muscles, brain & nerve wiring, etc.). If you work in a setting where many of the patients have medical problems complicating their behavioral problems, or you are using biofeedback to treat medical / physiological problems, or you need to communicate with members of the medical community, understand results of medical tests, etc., an optional clinically oriented book has been provided for you to use in addition to the required book. If you are a health psychologist, a behavioral medicine specialist, or in a graduate program leading to one of these degrees you should take this option. If you are doing muscular rehabilitation, working with people having muscular dysfunctions, or in a clinical psychophysiology graduate program or track, an optional book emphasizing kinesiology has also been provided.
Format: Home study supported by e-mail chats after each unit is completed. The course is divided into a series of units based on organ systems. You will progress through each unit by watching an introductory audiovisual lecture (on the CD) about an organ system followed by reading one or more chapters in the required book, text files on the CD, and, if you are using one or more of them, possibly in one of the optional books. After watching the lecture and reading the assigned material, you will answer a brief series of questions located in the review question file on the CD. The answered questions are then e-mailed to the instructor. You and the instructor will discuss each unit via e-mail or phone after your answers are assessed. You do not have to wait for the discussion to proceed to the succeeding lecture & chapters. You are more than welcome to spend extra time with the instructor discussing topics related to the course and biofeedback in general. The cost of the texts is not included in the course fee.
Required Text: (The cost of the text(s) is not included in the course fee.)
Elaine Marieb: Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th edition (ISBN: 0-321-51353-3 - soft cover), 2009, is best but either the 7th edition (ISBN 0805353852 - soft cover), 2002 or the 8th edition (ISBN 0-8053-7328-4), 2006 can be used. Published by Benjamin/Cummings Science Publishers / Addison Wesley Longman of New York. Most students purchase this book on line from sources such as Amazon.com, Scholastic Publishers, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc. You can reach Addison Wesley at 800 922 0579. The book comes with a CD but this is not to be confused with the audiovisual lecture CD discussed above. Do not get Marieb's "Human Anatomy and Physiology" book (without "essentials" in the title) as this is a different book.
- Gary Thibodeau and Kevin Patton: The Human Body in Health and Disease, either the 3rd edition (ISBN 0-323-01338-4 - soft cover), 2002 or the 4th edition (ISBN 0-323-03162-5) 2005. Published by Mosby (Elsevier Science) of St. Louis, Missouri. This book is important if you assess and treat medical conditions, work in a medical setting, or are taking graduate training in health psychology or behavioral medicine.
- Clinical Kinesiology for Physical Therapy Assistants, Third Edition by Lynn Lippert; F.A. Davis Company of Philadelphia, 2000. ISBN 0836-0453x . This book is important if you plan to record moving subjects, work with musculoskeletal rehabilitation patients, or are in a psychophysiology track or program.
Getting Started: Course schedule and payment: Course schedule and payment: The course costs $550 (exclusive of the texts). Payment is†either by credit card (using our web site www.behavmedfoundation.org) or by check in US Dollars made out to the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation and mailed to the letterhead address. Scholarships are available. The course CD(s) will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment. You can begin at your convenience and progress through the course at your own pace. There is no limit to how long you can take to complete the course. Questions? Just contact us at email@example.com or (360) 452-5020.
Faculty: The course is given by Dr. Richard Sherman, Ph.D. He is certified by BCIA, approved by BCIA to teach the general biofeedback certification course, and currently teaches A&P for the Behavioral Medicine R& T Foundation. He is a professional psychophysiologist with extensive training (his Ph.D. is in biology / physiology), has over 30 years of experience in the field, and has published over 130 books, chapters, and articles (mostly in peer reviewed journals). Dr. Sherman is Dean of the psychophysiology doctoral program at the University of Natural Medicine and has held many positions within the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback including president. Full CV available upon request.
(All readings in the Thibodeau - Patton and Lippert books are optional.)
1. Concepts and Overview of the Bodyís Organization + First Thoughts About Disease
Audiovisual lecture: Why you need to know A & P to perform psychophysiological assessments and interventions ñ and what you miss if you donít know it.
MS Word Text file on your CD entitled "A&P Basic Concepts of Disease".
Marieb book Chapter 1: Structural organization, atoms to organisms, overview of organ systems, what is life and what is needed, homeostasis, descriptive terminology
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Edition Chapters 1, 3, and 4 / 4th Edition 1,3, 4, and 5: Structure vs. function, Organ systems; first look at disease mechanisms. NOTE: See the appendices for examples of pathological conditions, medical terminology, clinical and laboratory values, and common abbreviations and symbols.
Lippert book Chapter 1: Descriptive terminology, types of motion, joint movements
2. Basic Chemistry:
Audiovisual lecture: The basics of atoms and ions, the body as a bag of ions, body generated electromagnetic fields and behavior, recording the bodyís electricity
Marieb book Chapter 2: Basic chemistry, matter and energy, composition of matter, molecules and compounds, chemic bonds and reactions, biochemistry - inorganic vs. organic
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Edition Appendix A - Chemistry of life / 4th Edition Chapter 2
3. Cells and Tissues:
Audiovisual lecture: Evolution of communication systems, communication within and between cells and tissues, development of stress response systems, wound healing and stress
Marieb book Chapter 3: Cellular anatomy and physiology, epithelial, connective, nerve, and, muscle tissues, introduction to tissue repair / wound healing
Thibodeau/Patton book 3rd Ed. Chapter 2/ 4th Ed. Ch 3: Tissues and membranes
4. The Nervous System:
Audiovisual lecture: The overlapping types of communication systems in relationship to evolution, how the interaction between the chemical and nervous communication systems effects behavior, effects of stress on the nervous system, nervous system plasticity and change with behavioral and chemical interventions, changing the body through change in behavior and vice versa, biofeedback, pain, recording the EEG, & addiction
Marieb book Chapter 7: Organization of the nervous system, structure and function, the CNS, brain dysfunctions, the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed. Chapter 8 / 4th Ed Ch 9: Nervous system and its diseases
Read both biofeedback chapters which are on your CD
Lippert book Chapter 5: The nervous system and movement: CNS, PNS
5. The Senses:
Audiovisual lecture: Sensory abilities limit perception and training, the senses not usually taught including pheromones, ESP, etc.,
Marieb book Chapter 8: vision, hearing, balance, taste, smell
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed. Chapter 9 / 4th Ed Ch 10: The senses and their disorders
6. The Glands - Exocrine and Endocrine systems:
Audiovisual lecture: Chemical communication vs. behavioral therapy, pheromones and community and sexual behavior, exocrine glands
Marieb book Chapter 9: Functions, endocrine organs, hormone producing tissues
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapter 10/ 4th Ed Ch 11: Glandular disorders
7. The Skin - External and Internal:
Audiovisual lecture: Oxygen and wound healing in relation to stress, effects of behavioral choices on skin function and diseases, skin cancer and the need for behavioral stimulation, behavioral interventions to speed skin / wound healing
Marieb book Chapter 4: More on membranes, basic structure and functions of the skin, skin color, homeostatic imbalances of the skin (allergies, burns, cancer, infections, etc.)
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapter 5 / 4th Ed Ch 6: Disorders of the integument
8. The Skeletal System:
Audiovisual lecture: The need for bones to continuously reshape themselves in response to behavioral challenges, stress and bone healing and change, behavioral interventions to speed bone healing
Marieb book Chapter 5: Functions of bones, the axial skeleton, the appendicular skeleton, joints, developmental aspects of the skeleton
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapter 6 / 4th Ed Ch 7: Skeletal disorders and fractures
Lippert book Chapter 2: Skeletal system: functions, types, composition of bone, structure; Chapter 3: Joints / Articular system: types of joints, joint structure, planes;
Chapter 6: Basic biomechanics
9. The Muscular System:
Audiovisual lecture: Stress and muscle tension, muscle tension vs. pain, types of muscle tissue vs. training for different types of tasks - why you can't train some muscles to perform some functions, muscle rehabilitation vs. type of training
Marieb book Chapter 6: Types of muscle tissue, muscle activity, motion, anatomy
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Ch 7 / 4th Ed Ch 8: Disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Optional Lippert book Chapters 7 & 8: The shoulder girdle and joint
Lippert book Chapter 16: The Hip: Joint structure, motions, and muscle actions
Lippert book Chapter 12: TM / Jaw joint function
Lippert book Chapter 17: The Knee: Muscles of the knee, muscle actions, motions
Lippert book Chapter 13: The Neck and Trunk: Vertebral curves, explanation of terms, joints and ligaments, muscles of the neck and trunk
Lippert book Chapter 20: Walking: Normal gait, stance, analysis of the swing and stance phases, determinants of gait properties
Lippert book Chapter 19: Posture
10. The Cardiovascular / Circulatory System:
Audiovisual lecture: Effects of stress and anxiety on cardiovascular functioning and vice versa, behavioral interventions for cardiovascular problems Marieb book Chapters 10 and 11: Composition of blood, hemostasis (clotting, etc.), blood types, the heart, blood vessels, the lymphatic system
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapters 11, 12, and 13 / 4th Ed Chs 12, 13, & 14: Disorders of the cardiovascular system
11. The Immune System:
Audiovisual lecture: Effects of stress on the immune system, behavioral interventions for immune system dysfunctions Marieb book Chapter 12: The lymphatic system, nonspecific body defenses, the immune system
Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapter 14 / 4th Ed Ch 15: Disorders of the immune system
12. The Respiratory System:
Audiovisual lecture: Poor respiration patterns cause anxiety, psychophysiological assessments and behavioral interventions for respiratory disorders Marieb book Chapter 13: Anatomy, respiratory physiology Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapter 15 / 4th Ed Ch 16: Disorders of the respiratory system Optional Lippert book Chapter 14: Respiration in relationship to motion, muscles used during respiration and their tension patterns
13. The Digestive System, Metabolism, and Nutrition:
Audiovisual lecture: The gut brain, stress and metabolism, stress and GI functions, behavioral interventions for irritable bowel disease, etc., diet vs. weight Marieb book Chapter 14: Anatomy and functions of the digestive system, nutrition and metabolism, body energy balance Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapters 16 & 17 / 4th Ed Chapters 17 & 18: Disorders of the GI system.
14. The Urinary System, Waste Disposal, Fluid Balance Systems:
Audiovisual lecture: Mechanisms of continence, psychophysiological assessment and treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, reflexes Marieb book Chapter 15: The kidneys, bladder, and urethra Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapters 18, 19 & 20 / 4th Ed 19, 20 & 21: Electrolyte balance, Disorders of the urinary system
15. The Reproductive System, Growth, and Genetics:
Audiovisual lecture: Mechanisms of orgasm, stress and sexual function, genetics, and behavioral genetics Marieb book Chapter 16: Anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems, female reproductive functions Thibodeau/Patton 3rd Ed Chapters 21, 22, & 23 / 4th Ed Chapters 22, 23, & 24: Disorders of the reproductive system and genetics
16. (Optional) Common Pathological Conditions, Medical Terminology, Common Abbreviations and Symbols, Clinical Laboratory Values, & Examples of Pathological Conditions.
Thibodeau/Patton Appendices (There are no review questions about these sections.).
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