Aug 05, 2020
BIOL& 242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Credits: 5
Second of a two-quarter sequence covering the study of human structure and function. Includes the study of endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Explores mechanisms of common human disease processes. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy, palpation, and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. Prepares transfer students for careers in health professions.
Prerequisite: BIOL& 241 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Define basic anatomical and physiological terms.
- Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the human body, emphasizing interactions between and within the systems.
- Describe how body systems interact with one another in human health and disease.
- Explain the concept of homeostasis and give examples of homeostatic regulatory mechanisms in cells, tissues, organs, and body systems.
- Recognize and use essential components of effective reasoning to evaluate information and to improve the quality of their own thinking.
- Apply relevant criteria and intellectual standards when evaluating their thinking as well as the thinking of others.
- Provide reasons for the conclusions they reach or accept and assess the relevance and adequacy of those reasons.
- Demonstrates active listening and close reading skills.
- Connect past learning with current topics.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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