Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry
Human Anatomy and Physiology is a discussion and laboratory-based course that studies the foundation of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems and processes. Laboratory materials will include dissection, physiological experiments, models, and computer simulations to enhance classroom discussion. The first semester will focus on the body chemistry, cells, and tissues: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. The second semester focus is on the endocrine, blood/circulatory, lymphatic systems and body defenses, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.