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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BI 273 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 lecture hours 3 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
The objective of this course is to present the basic principles of functional human anatomy and physiology that apply to homeostasis, nervous tissue, the sense organs, the circulatory system and the immune system. (prereq: BI 172 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the concepts of homeostatis and positive and negative feedback
  • Name, locate and describe the function of the major features of the central nervous system
  • Name, locate and describe the function of the major features of the peripheral nervous system
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs
  • Describe the blood constituents and their properties
  • Describe the anatomical features of the heart
  • Explain cardiac function and regulation
  • Describe the physical characteristics of blood vessels
  • Name and locate major arteries and veins
  • Describe the force regulating capillary exchange
  • Describe the structure and function of the lymphatic system

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Cell biology, histology

Course Topics
  • Homeostatis (1 class)
  • Central nervous system (3 classes)
  • Peripheral nervous system (3 classes)
  • Sense organs (3 classes)
  • Blood (2 classes)
  • Heart (5 classes)
  • Blood vessels and circulation (5 classes)
  • Lymphatic and Immune Systems (4 classes)
  • Exams (3 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Control of cardiovascular function (4 sessions)
  • Heart rate and EKG (2 sessions)
  • Sensation and reflexes (2 sessions)

Ronald Gerrits

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