Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0007
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0007
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (128 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introductory Human Biology or Survey Of Human Biology
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to cover an overview of the anatomical structures and physiology of the human body. The course discusses each body system in terms of the major anatomical structures and functions and explains how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. In addition, the course discusses selected major pathologies, including disease definitions and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments. Finally, the course discusses common issues and changes that occur in each body system throughout the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe the organization of the human body
  • Identify the major anatomical structures and the purposes of each body system
  • Describe selected human diseases in terms of definition, cause, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments for each of the body systems
  • And describe common issues or changes that occur in each body system throughout the lifespan
  • Explain the contribution that each body system makes to homeostasis of the body
  • Explain basic physiological processes in each of the body systems

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to body structure and organization
  • The Integumentary System
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Nervous System and Special Senses
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Immune System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Reproductive Systems
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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