Apr 14, 2021  
2011-2012 Official General Catalog 
2011-2012 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BIO 131 - Human Biology I

Normal structure (gross and microscopic) and function of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  Emphasis on physiology in lectures and on anatomy in laboratory, stressing those aspects which have greatest relevance to the student's curriculum.

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical terms utilized in describing the human body, planes, and cavities as well as the structural organization of the body.
2.  Describe the structure, function, and reproduction of cells.
3.  Describe the structure and function of the various types of tissues, membranes, and glands in the human body.
4.  Describe the structure and specialized functions of the skin and its derivatives, including its relation to homeostasis.
5.  Discuss the structure and functions of the skeletal system, including its histology, the ossification process, and its role in maintaining calcium homeostasis.
6.  Explain the structure and function of muscle tissue and be able to relate the neural, electrochemical, and physical events of muscle contractions to body movements.
7.  Demonstrate an understanding of the major divisions of the nervous system, their component structures, and the various homeostatic mechanisms which operate under nervous control.
8.  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and physiology of the somatic senses as well as the special senses.

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