BIO 151 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Course Description

The second course in a two-semester sequence that covers the basic structure and function of the human body using a systems approach. Major topics covered include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems along with immunity, metabolism, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base homeostasis. Laboratory work involves dissection, microscopy, models, and experimental demonstration of concepts covered during class. Dissection of preserved animal specimens is required. This course is designed primarily for students majoring in nursing and allied health fields.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Evaluate the role of hormones in regulating body functions
Categorize the components of the blood and describe their functions
Demonstrate an understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology
Relate the structure of the blood vessels to the hemodynamics of blood flow
Examine the structure and function of the lymphatic system
Analyze how the immune system functions to defend the body against disease
Demonstrate an understanding of respiratory anatomy and physiology
Demonstrate an understanding of digestive anatomy and physiology
Analyze how major metabolic pathways are used by the body
Examine the role of the urinary system in maintaining homeostasis
Assess the body's ability to maintain fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base homeostasis
Relate the structure of the male reproductive system to its function
Relate the structure of the female reproductive system to its function
Demonstrate an ability to perform modern laboratory skills, including dissection and microscopy
Collect and analyze experimental data, formulate appropriate conclusions, and compile lab reports
Apply concepts learned in this course to ones personal health

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: BIO 150