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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

BIOL-150 The Human Body

Credits 4 / 5 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016). This course includes both lecture and lab.
Introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Students will learn about their organs and the interactions responsible for normal health. Human development and aging, illness and disease, and genetics will be introduced. This laboratory science course is designed for non-science majors.

Course Outcomes
1. Explain the structural organization of the human body utilizing the language of anatomy 2. Explain the characteristics of living organisms and homeostasis 3. Identify and characterize the four primary tissue types 4. Explain the structure and function of the integumentary system 5. Discuss the organization of the nervous system and explain the electrical and chemical communication of neurons. 6. Identify the regions of the brain and spinal cord and discuss the functions of these areas 7. Characterize nerves and identify the location and function of some major nerves of the human body. Describe the components of a reflex. 8. Discuss the function of the special senses 9. Identify the major endocrine glands, hormones produced, and the functions of these hormones 10. Characterize the four primary types of bones and explain the structure of bones 11. Identify the bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton 12. Classify joints on the basis of structure and function and identify examples of these joints 13. Characterize the structure and function of skeletal muscles and identify some major skeletal muscles and their action 14. Explain the characteristics and functions of blood. Explain blood clotting and factors which promote and inhibit hemostasis. Explain the ABO and Rh blood grouping 15. Describe the components of the lymphatic system and explain their functions. Define immunity and discuss the cell types involved with the immune system and their function 16. Describe the structure and function of the heart. Relate the EKG to the electrical activity of the heart. Discuss the control of cardiac output 17. Describe the structure and function of arteries and veins. Identify the major arteries and veins of the human body 18. Discuss the factors that influence blood pressure and describe how blood pressure is regulated. Explain blood flow through the vasculature and exchange of nutrients at capillaries. 19. Describe the structure and function of the airways and the lungs. Identify the factors that influence the ventilation and explain the role of pulmonary function tests 20. Discuss the transportation of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood 21. Describe the anatomy of the kidney and other organs of the urinary system. Explain the formation of urine in the kidney 22. Describe the anatomy of the organs of the digestive system. Describe .the mechanisms of chewing and swallowing. Identify the function of the esophagus, stomach, and large intestine. Explain the role of the pancreas and activity of the small intestine. 23.  Review the role of nutrients in the body. Discuss the role of the liver in metabolism. Discuss the regulation of body temperature 24. Describe the anatomy of the male and female reproductive system. Discuss spermatogenesis and oogenesis. Explain the relationship between the ovaries and uterus. Explain sexually transmitted diseases and birth control methods. 25.  Explain the process of fertilization and changes with pregnancy, labor, and lactation. Describe the major events of embryonic and fetal development 26. Distinguish between genotype and phenotype and explain dominant-recessive alleles and the inheritance of sex. Explain the role of prenatal diagnostic tests.