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BIOL 105 - Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology

Credits: 4
Lecture Contact Hours: 4
Description: This course introduces fundamental terminology and concepts that will enable students to acquire a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body. The anatomy and physiology of the major human organ systems and their association with health and disease is explored. BIOL 105 is intended for students in allied health programs that do not require a laboratory course in human anatomy and physiology.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: BIOL 050  or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Compare the different levels of organization of the human body.
  2. Apply anatomical and directional terminology to the human body.
  3. Explain cellular structure, function and metabolism.
  4. Analyze the functions of major tissue types.
  5. Explain the role of the major organ systems in maintaining homeostasis.
  6. Differentiate between the bones of the human skeleton.
  7. Characterize the structure and function of the human muscular system.
  8. Outline how the nervous system regulates the processes of the human body.
  9. Relate the actions and control of the hormones of the endocrine system.
  10. Explain the role of the digestive system in the ingestion, absorption and excretion of nutrients.
  11. Characterize the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system.
  12. Analyze the processes involved in respiration.
  13. Examine the role of the lymphatic system in immunity.
  14. Analyze the processes of filtration, reabsorption and secretion in urine formation.
  15. Contrast the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems.
  16. Compare the regulation of water, electrolyte and acid-base balance in the human body.
  17. Explain the association of the major organ systems with health and disease.

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