Course Summary
Credit Type:
8 weeks
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology or Survey Of Anatomy and Physiology


This course applies the conceptual framework of Human Anatomy and Physiology and provides a comprehensive overview of the integrative mechanisms that contribute to the function of the human body. The 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology, and the organizational scheme and standard terminology of the body
  • Explain the major chemical reactions, chemical constituents of the body, and the equilibrium state
  • Explain the skeletal system, the supporting tissue, tissue physiology, and muscle tissue
  • Explain the function of the human reproductive system and its principal components and describe prenatal development and process of labor and delivery
  • Explain the endocrine system, nervous system, histological and functional classification of general and special sensory receptors, and structure and function of each special sense organ
  • Explain the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and urinary systems and the mechanism of metabolism
  • Explain the acid-base balance and fluid compartments

General Topics:

  • Organization and overview of the human body, chemical basis of life, support and motion, regulatory mechanisms, maintenance of the body, urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, and reproductive development
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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