BIOL 2401
Anatomy & Physiology I

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Lecture--   Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.
    2. Lab--The required lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses.
    3. Any required prerequisites:  None
    4. Required grade for enrolling in the next course in this sequence:  None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Lecture
      1. Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.
      2. Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.
      3. Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.
      4. Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.
      5. Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.
      6. Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.
    2. Lab
      1. Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.
      2. Locate and identify anatomical structures.
      3. Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.
      4. Work collaboratively to perform experiments.
      5.  Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method. 
      6. Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.
      7. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to, inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations and predictions.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The Chapter Test and Final exam must be proctored by an approved testing organization.  (Ask you instructor for more details.)
    2. Students are NOT allowed to use their book or notes of any kind while taken their proctored tests and exam.
    3. All Chapter Tests and the comprehensive Lab and Lecture Final Exams are timed.
  4. Course Requirements
    1. Campus/Online
      1. 8 multiple-choice chapter quizzes
      2. 4 current science article write-ups and associated class discussion
      3. 10 Lab Assignments
      4. 3 Chapter Test
      5. Lab Final Exam
      6. Final Exam
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Lecture Materials
      1. Human Anatomy & Physiology by Marieb and Hoehn (10th edition) ISBN - 978-0-321-92704-0
    2. Lab Materials
      1. Campus - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Fetal Pig Version 12th edition by Marieb & Mitchell ISBN-9780133893380
      2. Online – Hands-on-Labs kit #SP-3001-AP-01
  6. Grading Breakdown:
    1. Campus/Online
      Articles……….………….………………………………………………...…....15%
      Quizzes………………….………………………………………………….……10%
      Lab Assignments.....................................................................................15%
      Chapter Tests……………..….………………………………………………...25%
      Lab Final Exam…………………………………………………………………10%
      Final Exam……………………………………………………………………….25%
  7. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following
    1. Campus Calendar
    2.  Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  8. Lecture Course Content

Lecture

Laboratory Activities

Chapters Covered

Sections Covered

1 – The Human Body: An Orientation

Form and function, requirements for life, anatomical positioning terminology

The Language of Anatomy; Organ System Overview

2 – Chemistry Comes Alive

Basic chemistry, organic and inorganic compounds, biologically important macromolecules

The Microscope

3 – Cells: The Living Unit

Cellular structure, plasma membrane function, cytoplasm components, nucleus composition, cell cycle, cellular material recycling

The Cell

4 – Tissue: The Living Fabric

Types of tissues, function of tissues, body membranes, tissue repair

Tissues

5 – The Integumentary System

Integumentary system, epidermis and dermis, specialized integumentary structures, glands, function of skin

The Integumentary System

6 – Bones and Skeletal Tissue

Function of bone, classification of bones, structure of bone, synthesis of bone, bone repair, bone disorders

Structure of Bone and Cartilage; pig dissection

7 – The Skeleton

Axial skeleton, appendicular skeleton

The Axial Skeleton

8 – Joints

Classification of joints, function of joints, structure of joints

The Appendicular Skeleton

9 – Muscle and Muscle Tissue

Types of muscle tissue, muscle function, chemical basis of muscle function, muscle contractions

Gross Anatomy of Muscular System; pig dissection (muscles)

11 – Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue

Function of the nervous system, neuroglia, neuron structure, electrical potential, synapses, neurotransmitters

Gross Anatomy of Brain and Nervous System

12 – The Central Nervous System

Brain development, regions of the brain, function of brain regions, protection of the brain, spinal cord function

The Spinal Cord an Spinal Nerves

13 – The Peripheral Nervous System and Reflex Activity

Peripheral nervous system, sensory processing, nerve structure, major nerves of the body, motor control, reflex pathways

General Sensation

Anatomy of Visual System

14 – The Autonomic Nervous System

Autonomic nervous system, parasympathetic and sympathetic systems, locations of parasympathetic and sympathetic fibers, ANS regulation

Hearing

15 – The Special Senses

Eye structure, olfactory and taste structures, ear structure, hearing processes

 

 

 

Last Modified: August 25, 2017