4 Credits, 6 Contacts

This is the first in a sequence of two intensive anatomy and physiology courses intending to cover the human body as an integrated whole by examining the structures and functions of each body system as well as some of the common diseases associated with each system. Integration of the body’s systems is emphasized by examining how each of these systems interacts with the body’s other systems in order to maintain homeostasis. Laboratory activities will include dissections, computer labs, anatomical models, and brief scientific experimentation. Study within this course includes general chemistry principles, biochemistry, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, special senses, and endocrine. It is recommended, but not required, that students take Medical Terminology before or along with this class as this can help students absorb the large amount of new terminology associated with Anatomy & Physiology.

Prerequisite: High school Chemistry or CHEM 130 Chemistry (grade of 2.0 or better), placement into ENG 121 English Composition I, and successful completion (grade of 2.0 or better) of BIO 121 General Biology I