Catalog 2023-2024 
    Mar 03, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

BIOL& 241 Anatomy and Physiology 1

6 credits

The first quarter of a two-quarter sequence designed to give students a working knowledge and understanding of the basic systems of the human body. Includes a basic introduction to chemistry as well as a detailed study of cytology and histology and examines the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems.

This course meets the Natural Science  with lab general education distribution requirement.

Prerequisites: BIOL& 160  or instructor permission.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Interpret the inseparable relationship between the structure and function of the human organism and illustrate how all of the body systems integrate and form a functioning organism
  • Demonstrate the ability to practice safe laboratory procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use dissection instruments appropriately
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate concepts as demonstrated by the ability to identify similarities between different systems of the body
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform literary research and identify and locate appropriate resources to answer questions about the human body and its pathologies
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to a peer audience, using different media, by being able to present a common pathology of the body, and its related physiological processes

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Natural Science distribution area will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate the accuracy of data/information relative to the natural world
  • Identify and locate appropriate resources to answer questions concerning living systems and/or matter 
  • Apply principles of science in our daily lives

Total Hours: 70 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 20