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BIO 115 - Human Biology in Health and Disease

Credits: 5
4 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

This course is an introduction to human anatomy and physiology, providing an overview of major organ systems. Tissues of the body are identified using histology.  Structure-function relationships of organs are described, including the development of common diseases.  Students research current diagnostic procedures and therapeutic measures used in the medical field.  The laboratory component of the course allows for further exploration of anatomical and physiological concepts.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the anatomical structure and function of cells and major organs of the body.
  2. Classify primary tissue types using histology.
  3. Examine the physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems of the body.
  4. Define homeostasis and its role in regulating body function.
  5. Research the progression of common diseases impacting the human body.
  6. Investigate routine therapeutic and diagnostic procedures used in disease treatment.
Listed Topics
  1. Cell structure and function
  2. Homeostasis
  3. Human organ systems
  4. Histology
  5. Diseases and pathology
  6. Diagnostic testing
  7. Common treatments
Reference Materials
Textbook and contemporary learning materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/13/2021

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