- Anatomy is the study of the body’s structures.
- Developmental anatomy considers anatomical changes from conception to adulthood. Embryology focuses on the first 8 weeks of development.
- Cytology examines cells, and histology examines tissues.
- Gross anatomy studies organs from either a systemic or a regional perspective.
2. Surface anatomy uses superficial structures to locate deeper structures, and anatomical imaging is a non-invasive technique for identifying deep structures.
3. Physiology is the study of the body’s functions. It can be approached from a cellular or a systems point of view.
The Human Organism
The Chemical Basis of Life
Cellular Level of Body Organization