BIO 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
BIO 121 – Anatomy and Physiology I
Course Number & Name: BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I
Credit Hours: 4 .0 Contact Hours: 6.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: 3.0 Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in 1) MTH 092, ENG 096, and RDG 096 or 2) MTH 092 and ESL 105/106 or placement. Note: High school biology or BIO 100 is strongly recommended.
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course on human anatomy and physiology covers integration and regulation of physiological processes with emphasis on the structural and functional interrelationships. Lecture topics include: chemical and physical constituents of living material; cell structure and function; tissues, their arrangements and their contributions to systemic function; development and functions of the skeletal system; muscle anatomy and physiology; and the nervous system. The laboratory work serves to enhance the lectures through detailed discussions, hands-on examination of specimens, and problem solving.
General Education Goals: BIO 121 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning. The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use the scientific method of inquiry through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- explain some of the fundamental concepts and theories that are the basis of the fields of biochemistry, cell biology and histology;
- apply the scientific method using the light microscope in practice and in theory;
- explain the concept of complementarity of structure and function. Use this concept to identify the basic structures and functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; and
- explain the concept of homeostasis. Describe how homeostasis can be used to illustrate wellness and illness in the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.