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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 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:

  • explain the characteristics of life
  • use anatomical terminology
  • describe how the body maintains homeostasis
  • relate chemistry to the field of anatomy and physiology
  • describe how cells function and divide
  • discuss the structures and functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems
  • describe how muscles, bones, and nerves work together to create movement
  • describe the structure and function of sensory organs
  • compare healthy and diseased tissues
  • name several diseases and disorders of the body and explain what causes them
  • explain how diseases and disorders of the body are detected and treated
  • describe the interactions between various organ systems in the body.
  • describe the structural and functional organization of the body

General 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
  • 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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