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 Course Title:   Human A & P II

 Title Abbreviation:   HUMAN A & P II

 Department:    BIOL&

 Course #:    242

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    260601

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Continuation of BIOL& 241. In-depth study of the structure and function of the human body; endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, fluid, electrolyte, digestive, and reproductive systems. Lab included.


Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. BIOL& 241 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  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 300, 342
U of W ZOO 118, 119

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify all structures and describe all functions which were studied.

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. Circulatory System: functions, characteristics, formed elements, plasma, homeostasis, blood types, heart anatomy & physiology, blood vessels, pulse and pressure, circulatory routes.
  2. Lymphatic System: lymphatic & nodes, circulatory functions, immune functions, immunity.
  3. Respiratory System: functions, organs, external/internal respiration, ventilation, gas exchange, gas transport, spirometry.
  4. Urinary System: functions, organs, nephron anatomy & physiology, filtration, reabsorption, secretion, hormonal secretions, urine/urinalysis, dialysis.
  5. Fluid Dynamics: fluid compartments, electrolytes, effective pressure, buffers/pH control.
  6. Male and Female Reproductive System: organs supporting structures, hormonal control, neural control, spermatogenesis/oogenesis, meiosis, ovarian & menstrual cycles.
  7. Endocrine System: organs & secretions, control of secretions, stress, resistance, exhaustion.
  8. Digestive System: functions, organs, neural/hormonal controls, chemical and physical digestion processes, absorption, motility
  9. Nutrition and Metabolism