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. Number of Instructional Minutes
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 any or all of the following: fetal pigs, sheep hearts, sheep brains, bovine eyes, sheep kidneys 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.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Literacy.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces the study of the human body and the basic structure of cells, tissues, and organs. Topics include the structure and function of the integumentary, muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    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 [Scientific Literary]; and
    2. employ hands-on and/or virtual laboratory skills in areas, such as microsopy, dissection, and physiology.
  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 Course Learning Goals

    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.
  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 - 11/98; Revised 6/09; Dept name change 8/21/2012; New Core 8/2015