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BIOL 1612

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title Human Anatomy And Physiology II
Prerequisite(s) BIOL 1611 and BIOL 1611L, each with a "C" or better
Corequisite(s) BIOL 1612L
Catalog Description
This course is a continuation of BIOL 1611 and covers the concepts of human anatomy and physiology that were not considered in BIOL 1611. Topics include metabolism, and the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

Expected Educational Results
As a consequence of completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify, describe and explain the structures and functions of the digestive system.
2. Describe and explain the mechanisms and functions of metabolism.
3. Identify, describe and explain the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system.
4. Identify, describe and explain, the structures and functions of the lymphatic and immune systems.
5. Identify, describe and explain the structures and functions of the respiratory system.
6. Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the excretory systems.
7.Identify, describe, explain, and compare and contrast the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems.
8. Identify, describe and explain the structure and action of genes.
9. Identify, describe, explain, and compare and contrast the structures and functions of human endocrine glands.

General Education Outcomes
I. OUTCOME: "The student should be able to communicate effectively through listening, reading, writing and speaking."
Skill 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. The endocrine system
II. The cardiovascular system
A. Blood
B. Heart
C. Blood vessels and hemodynamics
III. The lymphatic System
A. Nonspecific resistance to disease
B. Immunity
IV. The respiration system
V. The digestive system
VI. Metabolism
VII. The urinary system
VIII. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base homeostasis
IX. The reproductive system
X. Development and inheritance

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 (require, synthesis, reasoning) questions be included in the exams to promote critical thinking and writing.

Each fall and spring semester, college-wide course assessment 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.


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.


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

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

Last Revised: Aug. 04, 2011
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