Physiology

Classes

PHYL 141 : (Formerly Zool 141) Human Anatomy and Physiology I

The first semester of a two-semester course in human anatomy and physiology which includes a study of human embryology, gross anatomy, microanatomy, physiology, pathology, and homeostatic relationships. This course is intended for students entering health care or medically related fields such as nursing, physical therapy and medical technology.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

High school chemistry or equivalent preparation or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Discuss the major chemical elements found in the human body and describe the different ways in which these elements combine to form molecules and compounds.
  • Understand the functions of cellular organelles, and be able to trace the path of protein manufacture in the cell.
  • Compare and contrast the physical, chemical, and biological factors governing the transport of materials across the cell membrane.
  • Discuss the link between cells and tissues and describe how tissue structure determines its suitability for secretion, absorption, support, or protection.
  • Use standard medical terminology to describe body positions and the orientations.
  • Describe the anatomy and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and discuss how these systems maintain homeostasis in the human body.
  • Discuss how negative feedback maintains homeostasis in each of the above body systems. Also, be able to explain how disease and disorders disrupt the homeostasis of each of the above body systems and discuss how common medical treatments and drugs are used to restore homeostasis.
  • Write a research paper on a disease affecting one of the body systems using primary and secondary scientific literature.

PHYL 141L : (Formerly Zool 141l) Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Laboratory to accompany ZOOL 141. Reinforces the facts and concepts of human anatomy and physiology discussed in ZOOL 141 through dissections, examination of models, laboratory activities, and other hands-on experiences. This course is intended for students entering health care or medically related fields such as nursing, physical therapy and medical technology.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in ZOOL 141 or equivalent preparation or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use the scientific method to design and conduct a clinical research study.
  • Describe the anatomy of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems from prepared slides, skeleton models, and real and virtual animal dissections.
  • Use basic laboratory equipment (microscopes, slides, and dissecting tools) to observe and characterize human tissues.
  • Use critical thinking to analyze and interpret clinical data.
  • Prepare an oral presentation and written summary of lab activities using the scientific method.

PHYL 142 : (Formerly Zool 142) Human Anatomy and Physiology II

The second semester of a two-semester course in human anatomy and physiology which includes a study of human embryology, gross anatomy, microanatomy, physiology, pathology, and homeostatic relationships. This course is intended for students entering health care or medically related fields such as nursing, physical therapy and medical technology.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for ZOOL 141 or equivalent preparation or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Describe how lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids are digested, assimilated, and catabolized to obtain energy and raw materials.
  • Describe the anatomy and function of the circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems and discuss how these systems maintain homeostasis in the human body.
  • Describe the link between the anatomy of human tissues and organs and their functions within the human body.
  • Discuss how negative feedback maintains homeostasis in the human body.
  • Explain how disease and disorders disrupt the homeostasis of each of the above body systems and discuss how common medical treatments and drugs are used to restore homeostasis.
  • Write a research paper on a disease affecting one of the body systems using primary and secondary scientific literature.

PHYL 142L : (Formerly Zool 142l) Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

Laboratory to accompany ZOOL 142. Reinforces the facts and concepts of human anatomy and physiology discussed in ZOOL 142 through dissections, examination of models, laboratory activities, and other hands-on experiences. This course is intended for students entering health care or medically related fields such as nursing, physical therapy and medical technology.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in ZOOL 142 or equivalent preparation or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use the scientific method to design and conduct a clinical research study.
  • Describe the anatomy of the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems from prepared slides, models, and real and virtual animal dissections.
  • Use basic laboratory and medical equipment (microscopes, sphygmomanometers, stethoscopes, ECG apparatus, & respiratory spirometers) to evaluate functions of the above body systems.
  • Use critical thinking to analyze and interpret clinical data.
  • Prepare an oral presentation and written summary of lab activities using the scientific method.