BIOL 100L: Human Biology Laboratory

Credits 1 Lab Hours 3

Laboratory to accompany BIOL100 (Human Biology). Emphasizes the application of the scientific method, basic laboratory methods and procedures in biology, and facts and principles of human anatomy and physiology.


Credit for or registration in BIOL 100 or equivalent preparation or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Use the scientific method of inquiry to investigate biological phenomena.
  • Apply the concepts learned in BIOL 100 to an experimental and hands-on observational setting.
  • Collect, reduce, and interpret biological data.
  • Prepare written objective reports describing and interpreting experimental and observational results.
  • Demonstrate the use of some of the standard tools of the biological scientist, such as microscopes, scales, spectrophotometers, computers, and other analytical tools.
  • Apply the standard analytical procedures needed to study human biology, such as dissection, separation of biological compounds, microscopic examination of cells and tissues, membrane transport mechanisms, energy metabolism, genetics, digestion and nutrition, excretion, skeletal muscle physiology, cardiovascular function, nervous system function, respiration, and blood analyses.
  • Recognize and identify basic human tissue types and their distinguishing characteristics.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the fetal pig (using preserved specimens) and human body (using models and figures).