BIOL181 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Biology

I. Course Number and Title
BIOL181 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
CHEM101 (C or better) or CHEM121 (C or better) or recent High School Chemistry (C or better) and approval by the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
V. Other Pertinent Information
Lecture-laboratory format to include in-class and/or online presentation of content and laboratory material. Hands-on and/or virtual dissection of fetal pigs, bovine spinal cords and cadavers. Topics are presented in various modes which may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following: traditional and/or online lectures, group and/or individual laboratory activities, small group discussions, computer simulations, and library research.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces the study of the human body and the basic structure of cells, tissues, and organs. The structure and function of the integumentary, muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems are also examined.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. describe the detailed structure of the human body and explain the function and relationship of the various cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body; and
      2. employ hands-on and/or virtual laboratory skills in areas, such as microsopy, dissection, and physiology.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    4. Not applicable.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Topics to be presented:

    1. body plan and organization
    2. homeostasis
    3. cell and molecular chemistry
    4. cell biology
    5. histology
    6. integumentary system
    7. skeletal system
    8. muscular system
    9. nervous tissue
    10. spinal cord

  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. Evaluative tools, as specified by the individual instructor’s course format, can include any or all of the following: objective examinations, laboratory exams, class participation, laboratory reports, on-line activities and discussion, quizzes, and projects or papers.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    4. Not applicable.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor's format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 11/98; Revised 6/09; Dept name change 8/21/2012