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BIOL 1022 - Human Biology Lab

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 1
Course Description: This course is an applied lab focused on the human organ systems and designed to supplement learning in BIOL 1024, which is a survey of the human organ systems by structure and function. Organ systems include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. The scientific method of inquiry, human reproduction, development, and heredity are other topics integrated into the biology of the human body. This course is designed for students who wish to gain a better understanding of the biology of the human body, including liberal arts majors.
MnTC Goals
3 Natural Science

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1024  or concurrently enrolled.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Histology: Tissue form, function, and organization
  2. Form, function, and diseases associated with human organ systems listed below:
  3. Integumentary system: the skin and its derivatives for protection
  4. The scientific method of inquiry and investigation and the development of scientific theories from information gained by using the scientific method
  5. Skeletal system: the bones, cartilage, ligaments, and other tissues for structure and support
  6. Cardiovascular system: the heart, blood vessels, and blood for transportation
  7. Digestive system: the gastrointestinal tract and associated digestive organs for nutrition and waste removal
  8. Endocrine system: the glands of internal secretion and hormone products for chemical regulation
  9. Lymphatic system: the lymphatic organs for collection and cleansing of interstitial fluid and mechanisms for defense against disease (immunity)
  10. Muscular system: the muscles, tendons, and other tissues for locomotion
  11. Nervous system: the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system for responsiveness, communication
  12. Respiratory system: the lungs, bronchial tubes, and related structures for gas exchange
  13. Sensory mechanisms: somatic receptors to collect sensory information from the body and special senses that allow for smell, taste, sight, hearing, and equilibrium
  14. Urinary system: the kidneys and associated structures for excretion
  15. Reproductive system: the gonads, ducts, and accessory structures for sexual reproduction, development, and heredity

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

  1. explain the relationship between form and function of human organ systems.
  2. describe how human organ systems integrate for overall form and function.
  3. describe how various diseases affect human organ systems function and overall body function.
  4. explain relevant scientific theories.
  5. explain the methods of scientific inquiry.

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. 04. Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.
Competency 2 (7-10)

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