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BIOL 2031 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 2
Course Description: This is the first of a two-semester lab science course. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Subjects considered include basic anatomical and directional terminology, fundamental concepts and principles of cell physiology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, nervous, and hematopoietic systems. This course is intended for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the anatomy and functioning of the human body.
MnTC Goals
3 Natural Science

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher. BIOL 1020  with a grade of C or higher AND CHEM 1020  with a grade of C or higher OR one year each of High School Biology AND High School Chemistry with grades of C or higher within the last three years OR instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: BIOL 1041  and CHEM 1041 

Major Content
  1. Body Plan and Organization
  2. Homeostasis
  3. Chemistry and Cell Physiology
  4. Histology
  5. Integumentary System
  6. Skeletal System
  7. Muscular System
  8. Special Senses
  9. Endocrine System
  10. Hematopoietic System

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply descriptive anatomical and directional terminology
  2. Identify cellular structures and explain their respective functions.
  3. Identify and describe the basic tissues of the body, their locations, and explain their functions.
  4. Identify and describe the major gross and microscopic anatomical components and functions of the integumentary system.
  5. Identify and describe the major gross and microscopic anatomical components of the skeletal system and explain their functional roles in osteogenesis, repair, and body movement.
  6. Identify and describe the major gross and microscopic anatomical components of the muscular system and explain their functional roles in body movement, maintenance of posture, and heat production.
  7. Identify and describe the major gross and microscopic anatomical components of the eye and ear and explain their functional roles in vision, hearing and equilibrium. Students should also be able to identify and locate the receptors responsible for olfaction and gustation and briefly describe the physiology of smell and taste.
  8. Identify and describe the major gross and microscopic anatomical components of the nervous system and explain their functional roles in communication, control, and integration.
  9. Identify and describe the major gross and microscopic anatomical components of the endocrine system and explain the functional roles of their respective hormones in communication, control, and integration.
  10. Explain the basic concept of homeostasis and how homeostatic mechanisms apply to body systems.
  11. Describe the general function of blood as a component of the cardiovascular system.
  12. Explain blood grouping antigens and apply to compatibility of blood transfusions.

Competency 1 (1-6)
03. 01. Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
03. 02. Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students’ laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty. 03. 03. Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.


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