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BIOL181 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Course Details

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.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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.

NameGrade %
Forums 16.00 %
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 %
Quizzes 56.00 %
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
Author: OpenStax College
Publication Info:
ISBN: 9781938168116
Book Title: Biology- e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section
Author: OpenStax College
Publication Info: OpenStax College
ISBN: 9781938168093
Book Title: Anatomy & Physiology - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section
Author: OpenStax College
Publication Info:
ISBN: 9781938168130

Book Title:Concepts of Biology - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section
ISBN:9781938168116
Author:OpenStax College
Unit Cost:$27.96
Book Title:Biology- e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section
ISBN:9781938168093
Publication Info:OpenStax College
Author:OpenStax College
Unit Cost:$49.03
Book Title:Anatomy & Physiology - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section
ISBN:9781938168130
Author:OpenStax College
Unit Cost:$49.03

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.