Apr 16, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
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BI 274 - Human Anatomy and Physiology III

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, the endocrine system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, water and electrolyte balance, the digestive system, and the reproductive systems and development. (prereq: BI 172 )
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
  • Name, locate and describe the function of the major features of the respiratory system
  • Explain the function, control, and mechanics of respiration
  • Describe how oxygen is carried and the factors affecting the oxygen carrying capacity
  • Name, locate and describe the functions of the major features of the endocrine system
  • Sketch the homeostatic feedback loops involving the major hormones
  • Name, locate and describe the function of the major features of the urinary system
  • Describe the process and regulation of urine formation
  • Describe the feedback mechanisms used to maintain water balance
  • Describe the control mechanisms for regulation of electrolytes and the importance of the regulation
  • Describe the regulation of pH in terms of systems, mechanisms and time courses
  • Name, locate and describe the function of the major structures of the GI system
  • Name, locate and describe the major features of the male and female reproductive systems
  • Graph the phases of the menstrual cycle over time
  • Describe the time course of fetal development
  • Describe the placental and fetal circulations

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Cell biology, histology

Course Topics
  • Respiratory system (5 classes)
  • Endocrine system (3 classes)
  • Urinary system (5 classes)
  • Water, electrolyte and acid-base balance (3 classes)
  • Digestive system (3 classes)
  • Male and female reproductive systems (5 classes)
  • Development (2 classes)
  • Exams (3 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Respiratory flow rates and volumes (2 sessions)
  • Control of respiration (simulation) (1 session)
  • Oxygen transport (simulation and BioPac (2 sessions)
  • Control of respiration (1 session)
  • Urinalysis (1 session)
  • Fluid end electrolyte control (2 sessions)

Coordinator
Ronald Gerrits



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