Feb 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BI 2040 - Human Anatomy and Physiology IV

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 the endocrine system, the urinary system, water and electrolyte balance, the digestive system, the reproductive systems, and human development. (prereq: BI 1030 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • 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
  • Describe the changes in organ systems associated with senescence

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

Course Topics
  • Endocrine system
  • Urinary system
  • Water, electrolyte and acid-base balance
  • Digestive system
  • Male and female reproductive systems
  • Development

Laboratory Topics
  • Urinary function
  • Urinalysis
  • Fluid end electrolyte control
  • Reproductive function
  • Digestive function

Dr. Lisa Jurgens

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