Course Summary
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8 weeks (128 hours).
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory


This stand-alone lab course can be used alongside an A&P I lecture. This lab course serves to develop a comprehensive understanding of the close interrelationship between anatomy and physiology as seen in the human organism. This is accomplished by having students complete at-home laboratory experiments, guided by online exploration activities, exercises, and evaluations. It is the first 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. Specific topics covered include anatomical terminology, organization of the body, histology, cell biology, and tissues, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, joints, the muscular

Learning Outcomes:

  • Locate and identify anatomical structures.
  • Correctly utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, general lab equipment, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.
  • Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.
  • Recognize the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology, and the organizational scheme and standard terminology of the body.
  • Identify and apply the major chemical reactions, chemical constituents of the body, and the equilibrium state.
  • Categorize and recognize the skeletal system, the supporting tissue, tissue physiology, and muscle tissue.
  • Locate and label the types, functions, and locations of the classes of joints contained in the human body.
  • Compare and contrast the structure, type, location, and function of the skeletal muscles of the body.
  • Recognize the functional organization of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, cranial and spinal nerves, special senses, and nervous signaling, integration, and control.
  • Apply the role of the autonomic nervous system on homeostasis and normal physiologic control.
  • Apply correct safety standards.

General Topics:

  • Getting Started in the Lab
  • Body Orientation
  • Cells, Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Tissues
  • Integumentary System
  • Skeletal System
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Spinal Nerves
  • Central Nervous System
  • The Brain
  • Senses
  • Special Senses
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • Virtual Lab Submissions

Minimum Passing Score:

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