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BIOL 1611

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.   
Credit Hours   3   
Course Title   Human Anatomy And Physiology I   
Prerequisite(s)   See the course description.   
Corequisite(s)    Biology 1611L   
Catalog Description   
Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from all Learning Support and ESL requirements and one of the following: CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L or CHEM 1211, CHEN 1211L, CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L, each with a "C" or better; or satisfactory performance on a departmental placement exam, which is not equivalent to getting credit for CHEM 1151.
This is the first of a two-course sequence in human anatomy and physiology designed to meet the requirements for nursing, dental hygiene, physical education, and other health science majors. Topics covered include animal cell structure and function, cell chemistry, cell division, metabolism, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscle system and nervous system.
   
Expected Educational Results   
As a consequence of completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and identify the levels of organization of the human body.
2. Describe and apply the basic principles of chemistry as they relate to human anatomy and physiology.
3. Identify, describe, and explain cell structures and their functions.
4. Identify, describe, and explain tissue structures and functions.
5. Identify, describe and explain the structures and functions of the integumentary system
6. Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of bones and joints.
7. Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of muscles.
8. Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the nervous system and sensory organs.

General Education Outcomes   
I. OUTCOME: "The student should be able to communicate effectively through listening,
reading, writing and speaking."
Skill and Method
A. Listening: note-taking in lecture
B. Reading: textbook assignments, instructions for tasks.
C. Writing: writing assignments and discussion test questions.
D. Speaking: oral response to questions

II. OUTCOME: "The student should be able to recognize and apply scientific inquiry in
a variety of settings."
Through class participation, writing assignments, and testing, the student will demonstrate the ability to apply the scientific method.  They will be able to form testable hypotheses, explain natural phenomena, interpret experiments, and make conclusions from data. The student should also be able to distinguish between well-supported scientific conclusions and poorly-supported assumptions and beliefs.

Course Content   
I. An introduction to the human body
II. The chemical level of organization
A. Review of basic inorganic chemistry
B. Introduction to basic organic chemistry
III. The cellular level of organization
A. Cellular structure
B. Cellular function
IV. The Tissue Level of Organization
A. Epithelial tissue
B. Connective tissue
C. Muscular tissue
D. Nervous tissue
V. The Integumentary System
A. Skin
B. Hair, nails, and glands
VI. The Skeletal System
A. Bone Tissues
B. Axial skeleton
C. Appendicular skeleton
D. Articulations
VII. The Muscular System
A. Muscle Tissues
B. Skeletal Muscles
VIII. The Nervous System
A. Nervous tissue
B. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
C. The Brain and the Cranial Nerves
D. Neural Integration
E. Special Senses
F. Autonomic Nervous System

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
A. Course Grade
1. Each instructor according to the guidelines presented in the instructor's course syllabus
will determine students' grades. Methods will include quizzes, tests, projects, library
assignments or homework as developed by each instructor. Each student will be expected
to demonstrate knowledge and application of the scientific method. Evaluation will
require the student to demonstrate skills in writing.
2. The final exam will be comprehensive, which will include questions from all the sections
of the course covered.
3. It is recommended that critical thinking questions be included in the exams to promote
critical thinking and writing.

B. College-wide Course Assessment

Each fall and spring semester, college-wide course asessment will be conducted using an instrument designed by the course curriculum committee.  The value of the assessment for the total course grade will be at least 1% of the total points in the course.  The course final examination will consist of at least 20% and no more than 30% of the final grade.

C. Use Of The Assessment Findings

Instructors will consult the assessment results and each other to determine which educational approaches are working well, and which could be improved.  They will continue what works and explore improved approaches to instruction where that is needed.

D.  Program Feedback

Feedback from Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Physical Education programs will be addressed by the course curriculum committee.

Effective Date: January 2003 Approved Date: October, 2002
Last Revised:  June 1, 2009

Last Revised: Aug. 04, 2011
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