Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Bio. Sci. 55 - General Human Anatomy and Physiology: Course Detail

(4 units / lect. & lab. combined)

Full-Time Faculty Lead: Paul Badaracco

Catalog Description: A brief survey of structure and function of the human organ systems. Designed for non-science majors desiring a basic understanding of the human body. Rats are dissected in the laboratory. Experiments are performed on models, nonliving systems, and oneself.

Additional Info.: Bio. Sci. 55 General Human Anatomy and Physiology is an introductory course for students with no prior anatomy and physiology or chemistry background. The students are mainly pre-L.V.N students, many of them re-entry. In addition, students interested in an in depth, non-major coverage of the human anatomy and physiology will enroll to fulfill the laboratory science requirement of general education. The lab materials used are from the anatomy lab and, currently, pigs or rats are used for dissection.

Typical class outline might include:

Homeostasis, Bodily Systems, Anatomical Terminology, Cell Structure & Function, Neurophysiology, Nervous System: Overview/CNS, Sensory Integration, Autonomic Nervous System, Endocrine System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Cardiovascular System, Blood/Lymph System/Immunity, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Reproductive System

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