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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APHY 101 - Anatomy and Physiology I

PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing  and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College , and MATH 023 - Essentials of Algebra  or MATH 080 - Mathematical Principles  or higher
PREREQUISITES/COREQUISITE: ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing , or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing  

PROGRAM: Life Sciences

Develops a comprehensive understanding of the close interrelationship between anatomy and physiology as seen in the human organism. Introduces students to the cell, which is the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms, and covers tissues, integument, skeleton, muscular and nervous systems as an integrated unit.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student, through lecture and laboratory activities, will be expected to:

  1. List the basic requirements of the human body to sustain life.
  2. Identify and describe the structural hierarchy and levels of organization of the human body.
  3. Identify and describe the structure and function of the human organ systems.
  4. Communicate in anatomical, directional, and medical terminology.
  5. Explain the relationship of anatomy and physiology to basic health and pathology.
  6. Explain the relationships between the chemical components of the body and its structure and metabolism.
  7. Identify and describe the structure and functions of the cellular organelles.
  8. Differentiate among the processes for movement through membranes.
  9. Identify and describe the structure, function, and distribution of the four different tissue types.
  10. Identify and describe the structure and function of the skin and accessory structures.
  11. Identify and describe the histology, development, gross anatomy, and physiology of bone.
  12. Classify structurally and functionally the major joints of the human body.
  13. Identify and describe the histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of muscle.
  14. Identify and describe the structure and function of the nervous system.
  15. Demonstrate proper use and understanding of: laboratory safety procedures and laboratory equipment such as microscopes and dissecting instruments.
  16. Demonstrate introductory dissection skills.
  17. Apply concepts related to, and knowledge of, anatomy and physiology to global aspects of: biology, health, and society.

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

Lecture Content:

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemical Basis of Life
  • Cell Biology
  • Tissues
  • Integumentary System
  • Skeletal System
  • Joint Structure and Function
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System - including the special senses

Laboratory Content:

  • Suggested Topics/Activities:
  • Anatomical orientation and terminology; planes, cavities, regions
  • Cell division
  • Microscope use
  • Basic structure of a cell
  • Osmosis and diffusion
  • Chemical basis of life
  • Histology: identification, structure, function, and location of tissue types including integument
  • Integumentary System
  • Anatomical identification of the skeletal system using articulating and disarticulating models
  • Joint structure/function, joint movements
  • Identification of location and actions of major skeletal muscles
  • Nervous system anatomy including brain and eye dissection
  • Sensory testing

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)