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 Course Title:   Human Anatomy and Physiology I

 Title Abbreviation:   HUMAN A & P I

 Department:    BIOL&

 Course #:    241

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    260601

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

For pre-nursing and allied health majors. First of a two-quarter series studying the structure and function of the human body. First quarter includes histology, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, special senses and nervous systems. Lab Included.


Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. BIOL& 211 or BIOL& 160, or BIOL& 222 passed with a 2.0 or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
Whatcom CC BIOL& 241

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply higher-level thinking to body system functions; give examples of homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances for each system studied.
  2. Describe where the four major types of tissues are found in body organs and the roles they play in carrying out system functions.
  3. Describe the major structures and functions of the integumentary system.
  4. Identify the four regions of the brain and the major anatomical areas found within each region; explain the primary roles of each region of the brain, including the roles of the ventricles and the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid.
  5. Identify the major structures of the spinal cord and explain how sensory and motor nerves communicate with and respond to brain commands.
  6. Contrast the effects of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous stimulation on all major organs.
  7. Use anatomical language to describe the relationship between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, including special senses.
  8. Identify and name the 206 bones of the human body; locate the various parts of a bone, and be able to explain how each part of the bone is physiologically maintained.
  9. Identify and name major muscles and their functions; locate their bone attachments and be able to explain how bones and muscles work together with the nervous system to generate coordinated muscle movement.
  10. Demonstrate the various structures of microscopic muscle, nerve, and osseous tissue, using anatomical terminology that demonstrates physiological understanding.
  11. Discuss practical exercise physiology, including sources of muscle ATP and adaptations of muscle to acute and chronic exercise.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Body systems, regions and planes
  2. Histology of major body organs
  3. Nervous system and Special Senses (A/P)
  4. Integumentary system (A/P)
  5. Skeletal system (A/P)
  6. Muscular system (A/P)
  7. Homeostasis; negative and positive feedback