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Table of Contents/ Syllabus

Welcome

Unit 1
Lesson 1: Anatomy & Physiology: Intro to the Human Body Human Body Structure
• Cells
• Tissues
• Organs
• Systems

Body Functions and Life Process

• Body Functions
• Claude Bernard

Life Process
• Organization
• Metabolism
• Responsiveness
• Movements
• Reproduction
• Growth
• Differentiation
• Respiration
• Digestion
• Excretion

Anatomical Terminology

• Directional Terms
• Planes of the Body
• Body Cavities

Lesson 1 Review
Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Cells, Tissues and Membranes Cell Structure Cell Membrane
• Nucleus & Nucleolus
• Cytoplasm
• Cytoplasmic organelles
• Mitochondrion
• Ribosome
• Endoplasmic Reticulation
• Golgi Apparatus
• Lysosome

Cell Characteristics
• Movement of substance across the cell membrane
• Cell Division
• DNA Replication & Protein Synthesis

Body Tissues
• Epithelial Tissue
• Connective Tissue
• Muscle Tissue
• Nervous Tissue

Membranes
• Epithelial Membranes
• Mucous Membranes
• Serous Membranes

Connective Tissue Membranes
• Synovial Membranes

Meninges

Lesson 2 Review
Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Functions of the Skeletal System

Bone Tissue

• Compact Bone
• Spongy Bone

Bone Development and Growth
• Intramembranous
• Endochondra Ossification
• Bone Growth

Classification of Bones
• Long Bones
• Short Bones
• Flat Bones
• Irregular Bones

Divisions of the Skeleton
• Axial Skeleton, Skull
• Cranial Bones
• Facial Bones
• Auditory Ossicles
• Hyoid

Vertebral Column
• Cervical vertebrae
• Thoracic vertebrae
• Lumbar vertebrae
• Sacrum
• Coccyx

Thoracic Cage
• Sternum
• Ribs

Appendicular Skeleton


Pectoral girdles

• Clavicle
• Scapula

Upper Extremity
• Humerus
• Radius
• Ulna
• Carpals
• Metacarpals
• Phalanges

Pelvic Girdle

• Coxal, innominate, or hip bone

Lower Extremity
• Femur
• Tibia
• Fibula
• Patella
• Tarsals
• Metatarsals
• Phalanges

Articulations
• Synarthroses
• Amphiarthroses
• Diarthroses

Lesson 3 Review
Lesson 3 Quiz
Lesson 3: Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 4: Functions of the Muscular System

Muscles Types
• Skeletal Muscle
• Smooth Muscle
• Cardiac Muscle

Skeletal Muscle Groups
• Muscles of the Head and Neck
• Muscles of the Trunk
• Muscles of the Upper Extremity
• Muscles of the Lower Extremity

Lesson 4 Review
Lesson 4 Quiz
Lesson 4 Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 5: Functions of the Nervous System


Nerve Tissue
• Neurons
• Cell Body
• Dendrites
• Axon
• Neuroglia
• Tumors

Organization of the Nervous System
• The Central Nervous System
• The Peripheral Nervous System

The Central Nervous System
• Meninges
• Brain
• Cerebrum
• Diencephalon
• Brain Stem
• Cerebellum
• Ventricles & Cerebrospinal Fluid
• Spinal Cord
• Brain Tumor

The Peripheral Nervous System
• Structure of a Nerve
• Cranial Nerves
• Spinal Nerves
• Autonomic Nervous System

Lesson 5 Review
Lesson 5 Quiz
Lesson 5 Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 6: Introduction to the Endocrine System
Exocrine Glands
Endocrine Glands

Characteristics of Hormones
• Chemical Nature of Hormones
• Mechanism of Hormones
• Control of Hormone Action

Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones
• Major Endocrine Glands

Pituitary and Pineal Glands
• Pituitary Gland
• Hormones of the Anterior Lobe (Adenohypophysis)
• Hormones of the Posterior Lobe (Neurohypophysis
• Pineal Gland Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
• Thyroid Gland
• Parathyroid Gland

Adrenal Gland
• Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex
• Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla

Pancreas - Islets of Langerhans

Gonads
• Testes
• Ovaries

Other Edocrine Glands

Lesson 6 Review
Lesson 6 Quiz
Lesson 6 Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 7: Introduction to the Cardiovascular System Heart
• Structure of the Heart

Layers of the Heart Wall
• Chambers of the Heart
• Valves of the Heart
• Pathway of Blood through the Heart
• Blood Supply to the Myocardium

Physiology of the Heart
• Conductive System
• Cardiac Cycle
• Heart Sounds
• Heart Rate

Blood Classification and Structure of Blood Vessels
• Arteries
• Capillaries
• Veins

Physiology of Circulation
• Roles of Capillaries
• Blood Flow
• Pulse and Blood Pressure

Circulatory Pathways
• Pulmonary Circuit
• Systemic Circuit
• Major Systemic Arteries
• Major Systemic Veins
• Fetal Circulation

Lesson 7 Review
Lesson 7 Quiz
Lesson 7 Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 8: Functions of the Lymphatic System


Components of the Lymphatic System
• Lymph
• Lymphatic Vessels
• Lymphatic Organs
• Lymph Nodes
• Tonsils
• Spleen
• Thymus

Lesson 8 Review
Lesson 8 Quiz
Lesson 8 Fill in the Blank Quiz

Lesson 9: Introduction to the Respiratory System

Mechanics of Ventilation
• Pulmonary ventilation
• Inspiration
• Expiration

Respiratory Volumes and Capacities

Conducting Passages
• Nose and Nasal Cavities
• Paranasal Sinuses
• Pharynx
• Larynx & Trachea
• Bronchi, Bronchial Tree, and Lungs

Lesson 9 Review
Lesson 9 Quiz
Lesson 9 Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 10: Functions of the Digestive System
• Ingestion
• Mechanical Digestion
• Movements
• Absorption
• Elimination

General Structure of the Digestive System
Regions of the Digestive System

Alimentary Tract of the Digestive System

Mouth

• Lips and Cheeks
• Palate
• Tongue
• Teeth
• Pharynx and Esophagus

Stomach
• Gastric Secretions
• Regulation of Gastric Secretions
• Stomach Emptying
• Small Intestine
• Large Intestine
• Rectum and Anus

Accessory Organs of the Digestive System
• Salivary Glands
• Liver
• Gallbladder
• Pancreas

Lesson 10 Review
Lesson 10 Quiz
Lesson 10 Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 11: Functions of the Urinary System

Components of the Urinary System

• Kidneys
• Ureters
• Urinary Bladder
• Urethra

 Lesson 11 Review
Lesson 11 Quiz
Lesson 11 Fill in the Blank Quiz

Lesson 12: Introduction to the Reproduction System

Male Reproductive System

Testes

• Structure
• Spermatogenesis Duct System
• Epidiymis
• Ductus Deferens
• Ejaculatory Duct
• Urethra

Accessory Glands
• Seminal Vesicles
• Prostate
• Bulbourethral Glands
• Seminal Fluid Penis
• Male Sexual Response and Hormonal Control

Female Reproductive System

Ovaries

• Structure
• Oogenesis
• Ovarian Follicle Development
• Ovulation

Genital Tract
• Fallopian Tubes
• Uterus
• Vagina

Female Sexual Response and Hormone Control

Mammary Glands


Lesson 12 Review
Lesson 12 Quiz
Lesson 12 Fill in the Blanks Quiz

Lesson 13: Physical Well-Being and the Body Systems

Physical Well-Being and the Body Systems Exercise


UNIT 2



Lesson 14: Practical Applications of the Aromatherapist & Client

  • Personal Hygiene and Appearance
  • Communcation
  • How to Conduct a Client Assessment
  • The Client Form
  • Copy of the Client Form
  • Client Evaluation
  • Maintaining Accurate Records
  • Aspects to Explore During Consultation
  • Determining Your Course of Action
  • A Special Note on Nut Allergies
  • The Importance of a Release Form
  • Copy of Release Form
  • Important Reminders
  • Making Your Assessment
  • How to Choose Your Essential Oils
  • Common Ailments & Blends Sorted by Body Systems
  • Case Studies and How They are Done
  • The Matter of Confidentiality
  • Truth in Advertising
  • Common Phrases to Use
  • On Going Research & Education
  • More Case Studies
  • Case Study: Little Billy
  • Case Study: Agatha Now
  • It’s Your Turn

Unit 3

Lesson 15 : Business Management

Getting Down to Business
  • Disclaimer
  • What “Certification in Aromatherapy” Means
  • Possible Job Opportunities
  • Liability Insurance
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • The First Question You Must Ask Yourself Is: Is Entrepreneurship For You?
  • Why Small Businesses Fail
  • More Reasons Why Small Business Fail
  • Tips on Starting a Home-Based Business
  • Pros and Cons of Working at Home

Pricing Techniques
  • Setting Prices
  • Pricing to the Market
  • Cost Approach to Pricing
  • “Rules of Thumb” in Setting Prices
Miscellaneous
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Research Your Market
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Inventory
What are the Top 10 Oils Sold in Aromatherapy

Final Thoughts & Assignment

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