2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AHS 160 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology


Description: Principles of scientific method. Structural organization, homeostasis and control mechanisms of the body. Specific chemistry concepts. Structure and function of the major systems of the body. This course is cross-listed with BIO 160  .

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Scientific method and physiological measurements
  2. Structural organization of the body
  3. Homeostasis and homeostatic control mechanisms
  4. Specific chemistry concepts of the body
  5. Integumentary system
  6. Skeletal system and joints
  7. Muscular system
  8. Nervous system
  9. Endocrine system
  10. Cardiovascular system
  11. Lymphatics and immune system
  12. Respiratory system
  13. Digestive system
  14. Urinary system
  15. Reproductive system

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use the scientific method to evaluate basic principles of human physiology. (1) 
  2. Identify the unifying themes of human anatomy and physiology. (2) 
  3. Interpret numerical and graphical presentations of physiological data. (1, 12) 
  4. Explain the role of specific tools and equipment utilized in clinical evaluation of human physiology. (1) 
  5. Record or evaluate investigative results. (1) 
  6. Describe the structural organization of the body. (2)
  7. Describe homeostasis and homeostatic control mechanisms. (3)
  8. Describe the specific chemistry concepts of the body. (4)
  9. Describe the structure and function of the integumentary system and body membranes, skeletal system and joints, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and the reproductive system. (5-15)