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Essentials Of Human Anatomy & Physiology

BIO 140W

Essentials Of Human Anatomy & Physiology

BIO 140W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 3; and WRITING LEVEL 3 and MATH LEVEL 3.

Introduces the basic principles and concepts of chemistry, biochemistry and cell biology, as well as human anatomy and physiology for students entering certain allied health curricula. Includes structures and functions of the human body and related terminology. (75-45)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate understanding of basic biochemistry as it relates to the study of A&P.

Objectives:

  • Use appropriate metric units.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic chemistry as it relates to the study of anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss the structure and significance of nucleic acids.

Describe the structural anatomy and function of components of the cell.

Objectives:

  • Describe cell membrane composition and relate it to function.
  • Describe the structural anatomy of a cell and the function of its components.
  • Discuss the process and significance of ATP formation during cellular respiration.
  • Develop an understanding of cell growth and reproduction as it relates to the study of anatomy and physiology
  • Develop an understanding of protein synthesis and mutations as it relates to the study of anatomy and physiology.

Demonstrate understanding of systems of the human body

Objectives:

  • Explain the role of the integumentary system as a functioning organ of the human body.
  • Develop an understanding of the gross anatomy of the skeletal system.
  • Develop an understanding of bone physiology.
  • Develop an understanding of joints, focusing on synovial joints.
  • Develop an understanding of the role of muscles and muscle tissue in the human body.
  • Become proficient with specific skeletal muscle names and their relative functions.
  • Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the nervous system and nervous tissue.
  • Develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the nervous system.
  • Develop a basic understanding of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Develop an understanding of the function and anatomy of the endocrine system.
  • Develop an understanding of the composition and functions of blood.
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy and function of the cardiovascular system.
  • Develop an understanding of the lymphatic and immune system and resistance to disease.
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy and function of the respiratory system.
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy and function of the digestive system.
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy and function of the urinary system.
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy and function of the female and male reproductive system and prenatal development.
  • Develop an understanding of the major tissue types in the human body.

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between anatomy and physiology in the human body.

Objectives:

  • Define anatomy and physiology.
  • Name (in order of increasing complexity) the different levels of structural organization that make up the human body, and explain their relationships.

Demonstrate an understanding of homeostasis and system integration.

Objectives:

  • Define homeostasis.
  • Define positive feedback.
  • Define negative feedback and describe its role in maintaining body homeostasis.
  • Describe examples of when positive and negative feedback are used in the human body.
  • Explain the significance of homeostasis for living systems.
  • Provide an example of how homeostatic imbalance results in disease.

Use communication skills to convey ideas of anatomy and physiology.

Objectives:

  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Speak effectively and accurately in the language of anatomy and physiology.