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BIO 103 - Introduction to Human Biology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course familiarizes students with the structure and function of the human body. Concentration is on the chemical, cellular and physiological principles on which human life is based. The normal organization and function of the body’s organ systems are covered along with selected disorders. This course does not satisfy a biology requirement for the biology major.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Characterize chemical bonds and chemical components of the human body.
  2. Describe structure and function of cell components.
  3. Explain transport mechanisms across the cell membrane.
  4. Distinguish between the four major tissue types according to their form and function.
  5. Identify structures, functions and disorders of human organ systems.
  6. Delineate the role of homeostasis on organ systems.
Listed Topics
  1. Chemical bonds and macromolecules
  2. Cell structure
  3. Cell membrane physiology
  4. Cellular metabolism
  5. Primary tissue types
  6. Homeostasis
  7. Organ systems of the human body (including selected abnormalities and disorders):
  •  Cardiovascular
  •  Digestive
  •  Respiratory
  •  Urinary
  •  Skeletal
  •  Muscular
  •  Nervous
  •  Sensory
  •  Endocrine

 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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