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14 weeks (75 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Anatomy and Physiology I


The course objective is to gain knowledge about the foundational aspects of human biology. This course gives students a comprehensive understanding of the structure and function of the human body at both the cellular and organ system levels. By the end of this course, students will be equipped with a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology, paving the way for more advanced studies in the field of life sciences.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the different structures of the integumentary system and their functions.
  • Identify the major bones in the human skeleton, including the axial and appendicular skeleton and explain the mechanism of bone growth and development.
  • Define the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology and list the levels of structural and functional organization of human body.
  • Summarize the types of muscles of the human body and explain the physiology of muscle contraction.
  • Explain the structure, function and sensory perception mechanism of major sensory organs of the human body.
  • Identify the major endocrine glands and the hormones they produce and explain the mechanisms of hormone action and the role of the endocrine system in maintaining homeostasis.
  • Explain the structure and function of cells and summarize the steps of cell division.
  • Describe the characteristics and features of each type of tissue, including their cellular composition, organization, and specialized structures.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the building blocks of matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, and the role of inorganic and organic compounds in sustaining human life.
  • Classify joints and describe their movement and range of motion.
  • Identify the location and state the action of major muscles of the human body.
  • Understand the structure and function of neurons and explain the basic principles of neural signaling, including the generation and propagation of electrical impulses.
  • Describe the structure and function of the major divisions of the nervous system.

General Topics:

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry for Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cells and Tissues
  • Cells and Tissues
  • Integumentary System
  • Bones and Skeletal System
  • Joints
  • Muscular System Histology and Physiology
  • Muscular System Gross Anatomy
  • Nervous System I: Basic Structure and Function
  • Nervous System II: Divisions of Nervous System
  • The Special Senses
  • The Endocrine System
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

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  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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