Course Summary
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Self-paced. Students have 60 days with a 30-day extension (if needed) to complete the course
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Biology


The course objective is to analyze fundamental biological principles from a human perspective. Pathway topics include the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe basic human biology concepts
  • Articulate nervous system and sensory system related to human health
  • Describe skeletal and muscular systems
  • Analyze respiratory, circulatory, immune and digestive systems
  • Describe urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems
  • And describe genetics and biotechnology and their application

General Course Topics:

  • Science basics
  • Cells
  • Macromolecules
  • Homeostasis
  • Metabolism
  • The skeletal system
  • Skeletal muscles
  • Organ systems health and disorders
  • Neurons
  • The nervous system
  • Sensory systems
  • The respiratory system
  • The circulatory system
  • Blood
  • The immune system
  • Applications of immunologycancer
  • The endocrine system
  • The reproductive system
  • The digestive system
  • The urinary system
  • Genetics and biotechnology
  • Genes and inheritance
  • DNA
  • Biotechnology
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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