Mar 20, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BI 172 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The objective of this course is to present the basic principles of functional human anatomy and physiology that apply to homeostasis, histology, the integumentary system, bone tissue, the skeletal system, muscle tissue, the muscular system, and select components of the central nervous system. (prereq: None)  (coreq: BI 102 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the concepts of homeostasis and positive and negative feedback
  • Understand the terminology related to anatomical orientation, body regions and body cavities
  • List the classes and explain the histological features of tissues
  • Explain the histological structure and functions of the integumentary system
  • Explain the histological features and functions of bones
  • Name and locate the major bones of the human body
  • Define the names of the important surface features of bones
  • Explain the classifications of joints and the standard features of synovial joints
  • Name and locate the major muscles of the human body
  • Understand the terminology used to name muscles
  • Explain the histological features and functions of nervous tissue
  • Name, locate and describe the function of the major features of the central nervous system
  • Describe the functions of the various nervous systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Cell biology and genetics

Course Topics
  • Homeostasis and general orientation to anatomy (2 classes)
  • Histology (2 classes)
  • Integumentary system (2 classes)
  • Bone tissue, skeletal system and joints (7 classes)
  • Muscular tissue and muscular system (7 classes)
  • Nervous tissue and central nervous system (7 classes)
  • Exams (3 classes)

Ronald Gerrits

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