Course Summary
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14 weeks (75 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, or Biology


The course objective is to provide a comprehensive look at the human body's structure and functions. Topics include organization of the body, characteristics of life, anatomical terminology, how the body maintains homeostasis, the relationship of chemistry to anatomy and physiology, and cell function and division. The skin, skeletal system, muscles, and nervous system are examined. Sensory organs and the endocrine system are also presented. Several diseases and disorders are discussed, as well as the cause, detection, and treatment of them.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the structural and functional organization of the body, including cell function, major systems of the body and their interactions. Students will also learn anatomical terminology, how to describe how the body maintains homeostasis and relate ch

General Course Topics:

  • Chemistry for anatomy and physiology students, cell biology, genetics, tissues, integumentary system, bones and skeletal system, joints, muscular system histology and physiology, muscular system gross anatomy, functional organization of nervous tissue, spinal cord, spinal nerves, brain, cranial nerves, integration of nervous system functions, the special senses, autonomic nervous system, and functional organization of the endocrine system and endocrine glands
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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