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Dual Enrollment Anatomy / Physiology classes



Common Course Number:        BSC-2085

Course Title:   Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Catalog Course Description:

The structure and function of the systems of the human body, emphasizing those aspects most pertinent to students in the nursing and allied health technology programs.

Credit Hours Breakdown:         3 lecture hours

Prerequisite: None

Co requisite: BSC-2085-Laboratory

Course Competencies:

Competency 1 ~ The Sciences of Anatomy and Physiology

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the meaning of these two terms by:

1.1   Defining anatomy and physiology, and explaining how they are related.

1.2   Defining homeostasis and its mechanisms, and explaining its importance to survival.

1.3   Describing a feedback system and differentiating between positive and negative feedback.

Competency 2 ~ Oranization of the Human Body

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe how the body is organized by:

2.1  Identifying the major regions of the body utilizing appropriate anatomical terminology.

2.2  Defining the anatomical planes used to locate parts of the body

2.3  Describing the locations of the major body cavities and listing the major organs in each cavity.

Common Course Number:   BSC-2085-L

Course Title:   Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

Catalog Course Description:

Laboratory for BSC-2085, Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to complete laboratory exercises, practices with models, charts, videos, and computers that reinforce topics covered in BSC2085 (Integumentary System, Skeletal System,  Muscular System,  Nervous System , and Special Senses) .

Credit Hours Breakdown:   1   lecture hour

Prerequisite: None

Co requisite: BSC-2085, Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Course Competencies:

Competency 1 ~ The integumenteary system

Upon successful completion of this laboratory, the students should be able to recognize the various skin components of the integumentary system by:

1.1  Describing the properties of the tissues that make up the skin.

1.2  Stating the location and functions of various skin tissues.

1.3  Identifying, from prepared slides, selected skin tissues and structures

1.4  Identifying the structures of epidermal and dermal layers of skin.

1.5  Identifying the major parts of the hair.


The student will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to correctly use descriptive anatomical terms relating to position, planes of section, body surfaces and body cavities of man.
  2. understanding of the atomic structure an function.
  3. comprehension of chemical bonding including ionization and the concept of  pH.
  4. knowledge of the  major groups of organic molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, protein, and nucleic acids) found in living systems, including structure, function and interrelationships.
  5. a knowledge of the microscopic anatomy of a generalized animal cell and an understanding of the functions of cell organelles.
  6. an understanding of the cell cycle including mitosis and its significance.
  7. knowledge of the four basic tissues of the human body.
  8. a knowledge of the major functions of the Human Skeletal System.
  9. a knowledge of the histological features of compact and cancellous bone.
  10. a knowledge of the two methods of bone formation in the human body (endochondral and intramembranous).
  11. a knowledge of normal bone formation and maintenance in terms of deposition and resorption and the correlation with specific bone disease, e.g., osteoporosis.
  12. a knowledge of the process of bone repair and remodeling.
  13. a knowledge of the types of articulations, examples of each, and the types of movement they permit.
  14. a  knowledge  of  the  role  of  the  Integumentary System  by  listing  and  summarizing functions of the integumentary system as they relate to specific layers of epidermis and dermis.
  15. a knowledge of the  process of the wound healing.
  16. an ability to compare and contrast between the three basic muscle types as to gross structure, histology, and function.
  17. a knowledge of the macroanatomy and microanatomy of a skeletal muscle and the role of each part in muscle contraction.
  18. an  understanding  and  comprehension  of  skeletal  cardiac  and  smooth  muscle  the physiology and the necessary energy interactions permitting muscle contractions.
  19. a  knowledge  of  the  nervous  tissue  by  identifying  the  structure  and  function  of representative cell types, e.g., neuron and neuroglia.
  20. an understanding of the microanatomy of neurons and their specialized cellular structural components.
  21. comprehension  of  nervous tissue physiology including membrane  channels,  synaptic transmission  and neuromuscular junctions.
  22. an understanding of cranial and spinal reflexes.
  23. a comprehension of the central nervous system by describing anatomical features of the brain and spinal cord and their functions.
  24. an understanding of the Peripheral Nervous System by defining components parts and their anatomical and physiological relationship with the central nervous system.
  25. a  knowledge  of  the  parasympathetic  and  sympathetic  divisions  of  the  Autonomic Nervous System and an understanding of the importance of neurotransmitters in maintaining homeostasis.
  26. a knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the special senses.
  27. a knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of general sensory receptors.