Course Summary
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8 weeks (18 hours a week of inside and outside class time)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory


The course objective is to initiate the application of Human Anatomy and Physiology by having students complete at-home laboratory experiments, guided by online exploration activities, exercises, and evaluations. It is the second part of a two part series. The lab course places emphasis on organization and overview of the human body, chemical reactions, maintenance of the body, integration, regulatory mechanisms and the dynamics of support and motion, as they pertain to topics not covered in the first session of the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • apply correct safety standards
  • locate and identify anatomical structures
  • utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes (either virtual or in-person), dissection tools, general lab equipment, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations; communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions
  • explain the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology, and the organizational scheme and standard terminology of the body
  • describe the endocrine system, as well as its structure and function in the chemical communication pathways of the human body
  • explain the many aspects of the cardiovascular system, including the function and composition of blood, its exchange of gasses and nutrients with the other systems of the body, including the structure, function, and control of the heart
  • describe and explain the function and structure of the respiratory system, including its interactions with the cardiovascular system, as well as its role in acid-base balance
  • explain the functions of the digestive system and the mechanisms of nutrient absorption and regulation of metabolism
  • explain the urinary system and its role in acid-base balance and fluid compartment maintenance
  • explain the function of the human reproductive system and its principal components and describe prenatal development and process of labor and delivery

General Topics:

  • Lab safety
  • Anatomical orientations
  • The endocrine system
  • Blood, blood vessels and the heart, cardiovascular physiology
  • Anatomy of the respiratory system, physiology of the respiratory system
  • The lymphatic system
  • The digestive system
  • The urinary system, urinalysis
  • The reproductive system
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • Submission of lab images

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Supplemental Materials