Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Course: BIO201

First Term: 2019 Spring
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load


Description: Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply anatomical terminology to locate and describe body structures, sections, regions and positions. (I)
2. Describe the hierarchy of body organization and the general functions of all organ systems. (I-VII)
3. Define homeostasis and describe specific examples for the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (I, III-VII)
4. Identify and describe the structure and function of the major tissue types. (II, III, IV, VI, VII)
5. Identify and describe the histology, detailed anatomy, physiology, regulation, selected pathologies and repair mechanisms of the integumentary system. (III)
6. Identify and describe the histology, detailed anatomy, physiology, regulation, selected pathologies and repair mechanisms of the skeletal system. (IV, V)
7. Identify and describe the histology, detailed anatomy, physiology, regulation, selected pathologies and repair mechanisms of the muscular system. (VI)
8. Identify and describe the histology, detailed anatomy, physiology, regulation, selected pathologies and repair mechanisms of the nervous system. (VII)
9. Describe the relationships between the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. (IV-VII)
10. Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory safety and procedures. (VIII)
11. Perform laboratory activities using appropriate laboratory equipment, specimens, materials, supplies, software and/or simulations relevant to the course. (VIII)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Foundational concepts of the human body
   A. Anatomical directional terms
   B. Position of organs in body cavities
   C. Planes, surfaces, and sections
   D. Organizational hierarchy from the chemical to organismal level
   E. Properties of living organisms
   F. Homeostasis, energy and metabolism
II. Histology
   A. Identifying various examples of major tissue specimens
   B. Location and function of major tissue types
   C. Location and function of membranes
III. Integumentary system
   A. Structure and function of skin
      1. Cells
      2. Regions
      3. Tissues
      4. Glands
      5. Derivatives
   B. Homeostatic regulation
   C. Pathologies of integumentary system
      1. Skin disorders
      2. Injuries
      3. Wound healing
      4. Aging
IV. Skeletal system
   A. Anatomy and histology
      1. Detailed identification of selected bones and bone structures in detail
      2. Macroscopic structure of bone tissue
      3. Microscopic structure of bone tissue
   B. Development and growth of bones
   C. Physiology of bone tissue
   D. Homeostatic regulation
   E. Pathologies of skeletal system
      1. Disorders
      2. Injuries and repair
      3. Aging
V. Articulations
   A. Classification of joints
      1. Locations
      2. Structure
      3. Function
   B. Synovial joints
      1. Structure
      2. Function
      3. Leverage in body movements
   C. Pathologies of joints
      1. Disorders
      2. Injuries and repair
      3. Aging
VI. Muscular system
   A. Anatomy
      1. Detailed identification of selected skeletal muscles
      2. Attachments
      3. Actions
   B. Histology
      1. Sarcomeres
      2. Sliding filament model
   C. Neuromuscular junction
      1. Synaptic structure
      2. Function
   D. Mechanism of contraction
      1. Structures
      2. Functions
      3. Events
      4. Regulation
   E. Homeostatic regulation
   F. Exercise
      1. Structural changes
      2. Physiological changes
   G. Development of muscular system
   H. Pathologies of muscular system
      1. Disorders
      2. Injuries and repair
      3. Aging
VII. Nervous System
   A. Histology and function of cells
      1. Neurons
      2. Glial cells
   B. Electrophysiology of the neuron
      1. Resting potential
      2. Graded potential
      3. Action potential
      4. Neuronal integration
   C. Synaptic transmission
      1. Mechanisms
      2. Functions of selected neurotransmitters
      3. Regulation of synaptic communication
   D. Neuronal plasticity
   E. Detailed identification and functions of selected brain and spinal cord structures
   F. Blood supply and meninges
   G. Cerebrospinal fluid production and circulation
   H. Spinal reflexes
   I. Structure and function of ascending and descending tracts
   J. Location and function of cranial nerves
   K. Structure and function of autonomic nervous system
      1. Sympathetic
      2. Parasympathetic
      3. Autonomic reflexes
   L. Structure & function of special sense organs
   M. Development of nervous system
   N. Pathologies of nervous system
      1. Disorders
      2. Injuries and repair
      3. Aging
VIII. Laboratory activities
   A. Safety
   B. Equipment and supplies
   C. Use of available anatomical materials
      1. Models
      2. Preserved specimens
      3. Images
      4. Software, simulations and/or other interactive materials
      5. Other
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 22, 2018

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