Apr 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BI 1030 - Human Anatomy and Physiology III

3 lecture hours 2 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 circulatory system and its control, immune system, and respiratory system. (prereq: BI 1020 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • List the blood constituents and explain their properties
  • Identify the the anatomical structures of the heart
  • Explain the functions of the heart and the mechanisms by which they are regulated
  • Describe the physical characteristics of blood vessels and explain how these contribute to their functions
  • Name and locate major arteries and veins
  • Describe the forces that regulate capillary exchange
  • Identify the structures of the lymphatic system and explain their functions
  • Name, locate and describe the function of the major structures 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

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Chemistry of life
  • Cell structure and function
  • Genetics and cellular function
  • Histology and tissue characteristics
  • Nervous system function

Course Topics
  • Blood (3 classes)
  • Cardiac structure and function (5 classes)
  • Autonomic control of the cardiovascular system (2 classes)
  • Blood vessels and circulation (6 classes)
  • Lymphatic and immune systems (4 classes)
  • Respiratory System and transport of gases (7 classes)
  • Exams (3 classes)

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

Dr. Lisa Jurgens

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