The endocrine system consists of a collection of small organs or ductless glands that are distributed throughout the body, each of which secretes hormones into the blood stream for circulation throughout the body.
The integumentary system acts as the first line of defense against any external risk. It protects the body from various diseases, abrasions, and water loss. This barrier plays a significant role in the regulation of body temperature, elimination of waste, and the retention of body fluids.
The immune system is the defense system that protects the human body from foreign substances, pollutants, and infectious microorganisms. It produces an immune response through coordinated efforts of the components of immune system and resists toxic materials and infections.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. describe the composition and functions of the endocrine, integumentary, and immune system.
The course objectives specifically target OT and Anesthesia technicians, and other allied healthcare professionals
1. The Endocrine System: Definition
3. Components and their function
4. Metabolism: Definition
5. Types of metabolism
8. The Integumentary System: Definition
10. Structure and function of each exocrine gland and the related body part
11. The Immune System: Definition
12. Types of immunities
13. Components and function of each type of immunity