Course Summary
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Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
47 hours and 22 weeks
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab


The objective of the course is to provide an in-depth view of the structures and functions that govern the human body. The course investigates the organization of the human body from the cellular and tissue levels to the organ and system levels. Investigated systems in this course include the integument, muscular system, endocrine system, skeletal system, and nervous system. Finally, this course will explore conditions and pathologies that negatively impact the physiological functions of these systems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify the levels of organization, including the chemical level of organization, of the human body
  • determine relative positions of body parts with appropriate anatomical terminology
  • summarize the chemical level of organization in the human body
  • describe cellular structure and organization
  • categorize the structure and function of the integumentary system
  • illustrate the structure and function of the skeletal system
  • explain the structure and function of the muscular system
  • interpret the structure and function of the nervous system
  • recognize the structure and function of the senses
  • discuss the structure and function of the endocrine system

General Course Topics:

  • Anatomy and physiology concepts chemistry for human anatomy and physiology components of the cell overview of cellular genetics the tissue level of organization introduction to the integumentary system bone tissue and the skeletal system the axial skeleton the appendicular skeleton joints in the human body muscles and muscle tissue introduction to the muscular system organization of the nervous system structures and functions of the nervous system senses and reflexes in the nervous system introduction to the endocrine system
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Laboratory

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Laboratory

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials