Jan 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BI 1010A - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This is the first course of the 4-quarter anatomy and physiology course sequence. The course is designed for students that have not had high-school chemistry or biology (or both) or have had them more than two years ago. Topics include the chemistry of life, cellular form and function, genetics, histology, integumentary system, and bone tissue. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain how common biological atoms and molecules interact within living systems
  • List the 4 categories of biological macromolecules and provide example functions of each
  • Identify the common components of cells, and list the general functions of each
  • Compare and contrast the types of membrane transport processes (including the passive process of osmosis)
  • Describe the steps involved in gene expression and explain how gene expression can modify the functions of any particular cell
  • Identify the general mechanisms by which cells can generate ATP as an energy source
  • Outline the steps in mitosis and explain the conditions under which mitosis normally occurs
  • List the classes of body tissues and explain the histological features of each tissue
  • List the histological features of the integumentary system and explain how they contribute to the functions of the integumentary system
  • List the histological features of bone tissue and explain how these features contribute to the functions of the skeletal system

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Chemistry of life
  • Cellular form and function
  • Genetics and cellular function
  • Histology
  • Integumentary system
  • Bone tissue

Dr. Lisa Jurgens

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