BIO 233 : Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This course studies the structure and function of human tissues, organs, and organ systems. Topics include tissues; integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems; and the nervous system. The laboratory component includes occasional dissections. The course is intended primarily for students in the health sciences. Prerequisites: High school Chemistry with a grade of C or better or CHM 090 with a CC or better, and BIO 111 or BIO 121 with a grade of C or better. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery. 4 credits Fall, Spring, Summer
- Define anatomy and physiology and differentiate the levels of structural organization of the human body.
- Differentiate anatomical structures in the tissue level of organization (epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous).
- Analyze and interpret anatomical and physiological aspects of the integumentary system.
- Identify the anatomical structures of the skeletal and muscular systems at the different levels of organization, and describe the physiological aspects of these systems.
- Distinguish and classify the divisions, structures, and functions of the nervous system.
- Summarize the physiology of conduction of a nervous impulse or action potential with particular attention to the events which happen at synapses and neuromuscular junctions.