Medical students find it essential to learn human anatomy, which deals with anatomical structures of the human body, including organs, cells, tissues, and organ systems. Anatomy relates to physiology, the branch of science dealing with the functioning of living organisms (Snell, 2011). Therefore, it is not enough to identify body structures, but also to understand them. For example, knowledge about human anatomy can help understand anatomical behaviors such as the human sexual response cycle.
The most significant reason for understanding human anatomy is when a person plans to become a doctor, physician, or nurse. People planning to treat human diseases effectively should have deep understanding of the human body and its functions.
Anatomy class is probably the most important course for persons entering the field of medicine. Any student in the medical field who takes time to understand the arrangement and functions of the body will find it easy to handle their medical clinical career. Even though all medical students find studying human anatomy attractive, those who major in some areas find it effective in the future. For example, young people planning to become physiotherapists will need good knowledge of how human body functions.
Knowledge in the human sexual response cycle helps in diagnosis and treatment sex problems. Sexual response knowledge can help health care professionals successfully treat diseases such as erectile dysfunction in men as well as sexual distress in women (Golanty & Edlin, 2011). An understanding of sexual response cycle helps in answering myriad of questions related to sex. This knowledge also enables medics help people find ways of keeping an active and healthy sex life at any age.
In conclusion, adequate knowledge in anatomy and human sexual response cycle are both important for students considering practicing medicine. Understanding of human body as well as how it functions makes it possible to diagnose and treat diseases. Understanding of human sexual response cycle will allow medics find effective ways of helping people with sex problems.
Golanty, E. & Edlin, G. (2011). Human sexuality: the basics. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Snell, R.S. (2011). Clinical anatomy by regions. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.