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BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2009
SUN#: None
AGEC: 
Credit Breakdown: 3 lectures, 3 labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: An introduction to and study of the structure and function of the human body. Structural organization, homeostasis, control mechanisms and the major organ systems of the body will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the process of scientific inquiry and how it is used in the study of the human body.
2. Properly use medical/anatomical terminology.
3. Compare the basic physiology involved in the structure and life processes of living things.
4. Interpret the concept of homeostasis and compare how the body systems act to maintain it.
5. Distinguish the function of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems.
6. Recognize how organ structure and function are inter-related.
7. Name the major organ systems and list the organs associated with each system.
8. Evaluate the general functions of each organ system.
9. Classify body structures and organs.
10. Categorize pathological conditions that affect individual body systems.
11. Apply the foundations of human anatomy and physiology to a specific set of demonstrable lab skills.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Using scientific methods conduct experiments and provide analysis of the body at the gross and microscopic level.
2. Using standard anatomical nomenclature, describe relative positions, body sections and body regions.
3. Accurately apply the concept of negative and positive feedback systems to the maintenance of homeostasis in the body.
4. Using basic chemical concepts, pH, chemical bonding, etc., explain metabolism and cellular function.
5. Accurately describe the functions of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems and relate each to the overall functioning of the body.
6. Accurately describe the basic structure of tissues in the body and how they relate to specific organ structure and functions.
7. List the major organ systems and the organs associated with each system.
8. Accurately portray the relationship between various organ systems in the body.
9. Successfully identify body organs/structures/tissues by viewing models, slides, pictures or diagrams.
10. Using the basic concepts of pathology, accurately describe how pathological conditions interfere with the proper functioning of body systems.
11. Using basic medical tests such as an ECG, urinalysis, blood work, etc., distinguish the physiological concepts associated with each test.
12. Actively and successfully complete a series of laboratory experiments or field trips in which observation and critical reasoning skills are employed in the development of detail report writing. Laboratory assignments may be completed independently or in groups.