BIOL181 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Course Code: BIOL181 Course ID: 5029 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of biology emphasizing the structure and function of the human body. The course will begin with a general introduction to biology and the scientific method. It continues with an overview of organic chemistry, a study of cellular and tissue structure and function, the organization and regulation of body systems, and then move on to survey each of the following organ systems of the human body: cardiovascular, lymphatic, and immune, digestive, respiratory, urinary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive. The course closes with introductions to genetics, and human evolution and ecology. Students will discuss the process of the scientific method and also demonstrate science information literacy skills through source selection and creation of a narrated presentation.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/26/19 - 01/31/20||02/03/20 - 03/29/20||Winter 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/30/19 - 02/28/20||03/02/20 - 04/26/20||Winter 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/28/19 - 04/03/20||04/06/20 - 05/31/20||Spring 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/25/19 - 05/01/20||05/04/20 - 06/28/20||Spring 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/30/19 - 05/29/20||06/01/20 - 07/26/20||Spring 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/27/20 - 07/03/20||07/06/20 - 08/30/20||Summer 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/24/20 - 07/31/20||08/03/20 - 09/27/20||Summer 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1 Explain the characteristics common to all living things, describe the levels of organization of life, explain the theory of evolution, and describe the scientific method.
CO-2 State the basic principles of cell theory and describe the structures cell are composed of. Differentiate the methods of transport across the plasma membrane and identify the various types of tissues. Explain the concept and mechanisms involved in homeostasis.
CO-3 List the functions of blood and describe the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels.
CO-4 Describe the basic structures and functions of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems.
CO-5 Identify the structure and location of bones, list examples of the various types of joints, describe the process of muscular contraction, and identify the muscles affected by specific movements. List the structures and basic functions of the nervous system and describe how a nerve impulse is generated and conducted.
CO-6 Describe the function and organization of the endocrine and lymphatic systems, and define metabolism and describe its importance in homeostasis. Explain the functions of the male and female reproductive organs.
CO-7 Describe patterns of human genetic diversity and explain the role of DNA and issues in DNA technology.
CO-8 Describe how organisms interact with their environments and explain the relationship of humans with ecosystems.
|Week 1 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 5 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 7 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 8 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 1 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 2 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 3 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 4 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 5 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 6 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 7 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 8 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Course Project: Prep||14.00 %|
|Assignment #1: Annotated Bibliography||7.00 %|
|Assignment #2: The Outline||7.00 %|
|Course Project||14.00 %|
|Assignment #3: The Presentation||14.00 %|
|Book Title:||Concepts of Biology - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section|
|Book Title:||Biology- e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section|
|Publication Info:||OpenStax College|
|Book Title:||Anatomy & Physiology - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.