Course Summary
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14 weeks (75 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Anatomy and Physiology II


The course objective is to build on Anatomy and Physiology I; this course examines major parts of the body and how they work independently as well as together. The reproductive system is discussed as well as stages of human development. Students learn about the lymphatic system and the three lines of defense the body has against pathogens. Also explained are the cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems as well as nutrition, metabolism, body fluid balances, and aging.

Learning Outcomes:

  • explain the structure and physiology of the heart
  • describe the structures and functions of the circulatory system
  • explain how various substances are transported and exchanged throughout the body
  • explain the regulation of blood pressure
  • describe the structures and functions of the lymphatic system
  • explain how immunity is developed and maintained
  • describe the structures and functions of the respiratory system
  • describe the structures and physiology of the digestive system
  • explain nutrition, metabolism, and temperature regulation
  • describe the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system
  • explain water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance in the body
  • explain the structures and functions of the reproductive systems
  • discuss human growth, development, and aging
  • describe the functions of blood, composition of blood, blood coagulation, blood grouping, and diagnostic blood tests

General Topics:

  • The cardiovascular system (blood, heart, blood vessels and circulation)
  • Lymphatic system
  • Immunity
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Nutrition, metabolism, and temperature regulation
  • Urinary system
  • Water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance
  • Reproductive system
  • Human development, growth, and aging
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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