BIOL115 Basic Human Anatomy

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Biology

I. Course Number and Title
BIOL115 Basic Human Anatomy
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites

Reading Level 3 or higher, or READ110 (C or better) or permission of the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Math Level 5 or higher, or MATH095 (C or better)

Writing Level 4 or higher, or COMP090 (C or better)

V. Other Pertinent Information

Lecture format to include in-class and/or online presentation of content material. Topics are presented in various modes including, but not limited to, traditional lecture style, online presentation, group exercises, computer simulations and/or online research.

This course satisfies the General Education requirement for Scientific Literacy.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a study of human anatomy which develops a basic understanding of the structure and function of body organs and systems and their interactions. Other topics include nutrition, metabolism, and growth and development.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. describe the structure and function of various human organs and systems;
    2. explain how human organs and systems interact [Scientific Literacy];
    3. describe the relationship between and processes related to nutrition and metabolism; and
    4. recognize the stages of growth and development.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. an introduction to the structure and function of the body
    2. cells and tissues
    3. organ systems of the body
    4. integumentary system and body membranes
    5. skeletal system
    6. muscular system
    7. nervous system
    8. senses
    9. endocrine system
    10. blood
    11. circulatory system
    12. lymphatic system
    13. respiratory system
    14. digestive system
    15. nutrition and metabolism
    16. urinary system
    17. reproductive system
    18. growth and development
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Exams, quizzes, class participation, and projects as specified in the individual instructor's syllabus will be utilized.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.

Review/Approval Date -4/98;Revised 12/09; Dept name change, 8/21/2012; New Core 8/2015