Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Lecture: 4 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 5
This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or ENG 002  (P2 grade)  
Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Course has transfer restrictions - 10 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Apply correct anatomical,directional and descriptive terminology.
  2. Relate the concept of homeostasis and homeostatic mechanisms as they apply to body systems.
  3. Explain the organization of the human body.
  4. Evaluate the basic structure and functions of the cell and its components.
  5. Discriminate the structures and functions of the four basic tissues in relationship to the organs they compose.
  6. Interpret the anatomical features and components of the integumentary system to their functions.
  7. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the skeletal system to their functions.
  8. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the muscular system to their functions.
  9. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the nervous system to their functions.
  10. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the endocrine system to their functions.
  11. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the circulatory system to their functions.
  12. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the digestive system to their functions.
  13. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the respiratory system to their functions.
  14. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the urinary system to their functions.
  15. Interpret the major anatomical features and components of the reproductive system to their functions.