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 or 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 understanding of conception, pregnancy, embryonic and fetal development, including an introduction to human inheritance.
Demonstrate an ability to perform modern laboratory skills, including dissection and microscopy.
Collect and analyze experimental data, formulate appropriate conclusions, and compile lab reports.