Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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AP 103 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Credits: 5
Introductory course in human anatomy and physiology. First of a two-quarter sequence including the study of structure and function of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. AP 100  strongly recommended.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $18.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Define basic anatomical and physiological terms.
  2. Describe the structure and function of cells and tissues.
  3. Explain the concept of homeostasis and give examples of homeostatic regulatory mechanisms in cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
  4. Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and diseases common to these systems.

Program Outcomes
  1. Recognize and use effective reasoning to evaluate information and to improve the quality of their own thinking.
  2. Apply relevant criteria when evaluating their thinking as well as the thinking of others.
  3. Provide reasons for the conclusions they reach or accept and assess the relevance and adequacy of those reasons.     
  4. Demonstrate active listening and reading skills.       
  5. Connect past learning with current topics.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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