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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I

Lecture: 3 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of 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.

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 to the structures of the human body.
  2. Apply the concepts of homeostasis and homeostatic mechanisms to human body systems.
  3. Describe the organization of the human body.
  4. Describe the importance of cell structure and function in anatomy and physiology.
  5. Distinguish between the four major tissue types.
  6. Relate the gross and microscopic structures of the integumentary system to their functions.
  7. Relate the gross and microscopic structures of the skeletal system to their functions.
  8. Relate the gross and microscopic structures of the muscular system to their functions.
  9. Identify the major components of the muscular system and their locations.
  10. Describe the organization of the nervous system with emphasis on communication, control, and integration.
  11. Describe the pathway for somatic and autonomic reflexes.
  12. Relate the gross structures of the central nervous system to their functions. 13. Relate the gross and microscopic structures of the general and special senses to their functions.