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BIO302: Human Anatomy

Unit 10: Urinary System   The urinary system allows us to excrete potentially toxic wastes from our bodies without losing the water-salt balance that our physiological processes require.  We will begin by studying the structure of the primary organ of the urinary system: the kidney.  You will learn that the kidney is solely responsible for the complex process of filtration.  We will then familiarize ourselves with the body’s urine storage and transportation centers (the bladder, ureters, and urethra).

Unit 10 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 4.5 hours to complete.

☐    Subunit 10.1: 1.5 hours

☐    Subunit 10.2: 1 hour

☐    Subunit 10.3: 0.5 hour

☐    Subunit 10.4: 0.5 hour

☐    Subunit 10.5: 1 hour

Unit10 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
- Describe the functions of the urinary system and identify the organs. - Describe the anatomical structure of the kidneys with an emphasis on nephrons. - Describe the anatomical structure of the ureters, bladder, and urethra (female and male).

10.1 Urinary System: Overview   - Lecture: YouTube: UC Berkeley: Professor Marian Diamond’s General Human Anatomy “Urinary System”: Lecture 35 and Lecture 36 Link: YouTube: UC Berkeley: Professor Marian Diamond’s General Human Anatomy “Urinary System”: Lecture 35 and Lecture 36

 Instructions: Please view Lectures 35 (beginning 9min 40sec into
the video) and 36 (ending 27min 40sec into the video) to learn about
the anatomy of the urinary system.  These lectures will cover the
kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra as listed in the subtopics
below.  Please pay particular attention to understanding the anatomy
of the nephron, the basic functional unit of the kidney.  

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  • Reading: John Kimball’s “The Kidneys” Link: John Kimball’s “The Kidneys” (HTML)
     
    Instructions: Please read this page to learn about the components of the kidney, a major part of the urinary system.

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10.2 The Kidneys   - Reading: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Section 3b - “The Kidneys” Link: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Section 3b - “The Kidneys”(PDF)

 Instructions: Please read this page to learn about the anatomy of
the kidneys, the major organs of the urinary system.  As you read,
please be sure you understand the overall structures of the kidney
and the nephron, as listed in the subtopics below.    
    
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10.3 The Bladder   - Reading: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Section 3b3 - “The Urinary Bladder” Link: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Section 3b3 - “The Urinary Bladder”(PDF)
 
Also available in:

[EPUB](http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/BIO302-chXI-Bartleby.com_.epub)  

 Instructions: Please read this page to learn about the anatomy of
the bladder, the storage organ of the urinary system.     
    
 Terms of Use: This material is part of the Public Domain. 

10.4 Ureters   - Reading: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Section 3b2 - “The Ureters Link: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Section 3b2 - “The Ureters”(PDF)
 
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 Instructions: Please read this page to learn about the anatomy of
the ureters, which connect the kidneys to the bladder.     
    
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10.5 Urethra   - Reading: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Sections 3b4 - “The Male Urethra” and 3b5 - “The Female Urethra” Link: Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body: Chapter XI - Splanchnology, Section 3b4 - “The Male Urethra” (PDF) and 3b5 - “The Female Urethra”(PDF)
 
Also available in:

[EPUB](http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/BIO302-chXI-Bartleby.com_.epub)  

 Instructions: Please read these two pages to learn about the
anatomy of the urethra, which allows external elimination of liquid
waste.     
    
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Unit 10 Assessment   - Assessment: McGraw-Hill’s Online Learning Center “Urinary System” Labeling Exercises and Quiz Link: McGraw-Hill’s Online Learning Center “Urinary System” Labeling Exercises(HTML) and “Urinary System” Quiz (HTML)

 Instructions: Please complete the labeling exercises and the quiz
to demonstrate your understanding of the urinary system anatomy
after working through the materials in this unit.   Click on each
hyperlink on the webpage to open up a new window with a labeling
exercise.  After you complete the quiz, click on the “Submit
Answers” button at the bottom of the webpage to redirect to the
answer key.  

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