The Understanding the Anatomy of the Urinary System learning program is designed to introduce you to the functions of the system that removes waste from the body and ensures homeostasis of body fluids and electrolytes through urine production. This system consists of the kidneys ureters bladder and urethra.The program begins with a brief overview of the body’s fluid compartments and the components of the urinary system. The program then takes an in-depth look at the structures of the kidneys and discusses how they relate to the filtration of blood. The program also describes the structures that are involved in urine elimination from the body including the ureter bladder and urethra.
Upon completion of this learning program you will be able to::
List and describe the ?uid compartments of the body.
List the urinary system’s major structures and their roles.
Describe the kidney and its main structures.
Describe the cells and structures of the nephron.
Describe the blood vessels supplying the kidney.
List and order the structures of the urine drainage pathway.
List and describe the structures involved in urine elimination.
Describe the histology of the structures involved in urine elimination.
THE URINARY SYSTEM
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNAL ANATOMY OF THE KIDNEYS
INTERNAL ANATOMY OF THE KIDNEYS
THE KIDNEY BLOOD SUPPLY
THE URINE DRAINAGE PATHWAY
REVIEWING THE URINARY SYSTEM
TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
END OF PROGRAM
This course is accredited for continuing education (CE) by the following organizations:
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
CPD Hours: 1