2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

BIO 156 - Human Biology for Allied Health

Description: An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell history, histology, microbiology, and genetics. Duplicate credit for BIO 100  and BIO 156 will not be awarded.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

General Education Competency: Scientific Literacy

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Light microscopy 
  2. Scientific method 
  3. Introduction to biochemistry 
  4. Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction 
  5. Cellular evolution and respiration 
  6. Mendelian genetics 
  7. Molecular genetics 
  8. Clinical microbiology 
  9. Human evolution and natural selection 
  10. Human impacts and the environment 
  11. Selected topics in human biology 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use a light microscope to examine cells and cell structures. (1) 
  2. Describe the principles of the scientific method and relate them to topics in the allied health fields. (2) 
  3. Describe the principles of biochemistry and how these principles apply to all cellular life. (3,5) 
  4. Describe the structure of a eukaryotic cell including the properties of the cell membrane. (4) 
  5. Identify common human cell types and describe the organization of human cells into tissues and organs. (4) 
  6. Describe cell reproduction in eukaryotes and how this process occurs in various human tissues. (4) 
  7. Describe the principles of cell metabolism including aerobic cellular respiration. (5) 
  8. Describe the evolutionary support for the domains of life. (5) (PSB 1-3) 
  9. Describe the principles of Mendelian genetics as they apply to inheritance in humans. (6) 
  10. Describe DNA structure, replication and protein synthesis. (7) 
  11. Identify characteristics of clinically important microbes and the diseases they produce. (8) 
  12. Define natural selection, describe varied evidences for evolution, and discuss the implications for human evolution. (9) 
  13. Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications. (10) 
  14. Apply general concepts to selected topics in human biology. (11) 
  15. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the biology of human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11)
  16. Identify the broad themes that unify studying the biology of human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) 
  17. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of data related to human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) 
  18. Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-11)