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Anatomy and Physiology I + Lab (SCI 201)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

June 2016 - Present.

Subject Area:
Allied Health

Number of Credits:

Learners Outcome:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe the significance of various organ systems in the body; describe the biochemical principles that allow cells, tissues and organs to function; describe the way in which the skeletal and muscular systems cooperate for life processes such as locomotion; discuss the various ways in which the body is regulated, including the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems; determine which disruptions to homeostasis are likely to result from various external and internal stimuli; explain homeostasis and the threats that can arise from its disruption; identify tests that are conducted to diagnose problems with the functioning of the human anatomy; and relate the lessons of the human anatomy to principles that allied health professionals are required to use on a daily basis.

Anatomy and Physiology I covers a variety of subjects that relate to the human body, with an emphasis on information needed by aspiring health professionals. The course discusses the physiology of the human body, including surveys of the major organ systems of the body as well as the underlying biochemistry and cellular concepts that are the building blocks for human life. The course also focuses on diseases that impact the various human systems and the ways in which the body itself and treatment from health professionals can help maintain homeostasis. The course concludes with the way in which the human anatomy changes over time and the differences between healthy aging and problems that tend to affect the body as we age. Instruction is offered in the form of a course syllabus and study guide, an assigned textbook with reading assignments, a PowerPoint study guide and provided audio/visual presentations. Students are expected to complete the course of study set forth in the syllabus to properly prepare for the final examination. The course also includes an optional online lab component provided by PhysioEx (please see the syllabus for details). Students may complete the course without the lab component for 3 semester hours or complete the course with lab component for 4 semester hours.

Credit Recommendation:
In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16)(5/21 revalidation).

With the lab component, in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16)(5/21 revalidation).

To complete course with the lab component, students must submit lab reports in accordance with the course syllabus, in addition to taking the final examination.