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 Course Title:   Anatomy & Physiology

 Title Abbreviation:   ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    136

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Basic concepts of biology, chemistry and microbiology as they relate to the human body and study of the structure and function of each body system.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Define the terms anatomy and physiology.
  2. Describe the characteristics of life.
  3. List the elements for the maintenance of life.
  4. Describe the organization of the human body.
  5. Use anatomical terminology correctly.
  6. Describe the structure and function of cells.
  7. Identify the four basic types of tissue.
  8. Describe the structure and function of each major body system.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

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.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology in one’s personal and professional life.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to human anatomy and levels of organization.
  2. Chemical basis of life.
  3. Structure and function of cells.
  4. Structure and function of tissues.
  5. Skin and integumentary system.
  6. The somatic and special senses.
  7. The blood and its components.
  8. Fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance.
  9. Somatic and special senses.
  10. Endocrine system.
  11. Blood.
  12. Lymphatic system and immunity.
  13. Gastrointestinal system and nutrition.
  14. Gastrointestinal system and nutrition
  15. Respiratory system.
  16. Urinary system.
  17. Fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance
  18. Reproductive system.
  19. Pregnancy, growth, and development.