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BIO 212: Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description

This course teaches students the structure and functions of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of human body. The human body organ systems covered in the course are integumentary, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, endocrine, nervous, lymphatic, immune, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Diseases and disorders of the organ systems and their treatments are also emphasized.

Recommended Prerequisite

  • Human Biology

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Define and explain human anatomy and physiology.
  2. Describe human body processes.
  3. Describe the organization of the human body from the cell to the system.
  4. Identify the body cavities and the organs contained in them.
  5. Describe anatomical directional terms.
  6. List cell organelles and describe their functions
  7. Explain the cell division process.
  8. Discuss different types of tissues, their locations, and functions.
  9. Describe the structure and functions of the 11 human body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, lymphatic and immune, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems.
  10. Discuss common diseases and disorders, their diagnostic procedures, and treatments for the human body organ systems and special sensory organs.
  11. Apply critical thinking to discuss, write, and explain human anatomy and physiology concepts.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignment(s)

Weight

Discussion (Weeks 1-15)

20%

Written Assignments (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 & 14)

15%

Quizzes (Weeks 4 & 11)

15%

Midterm (Week 7)

20%

Final Exam (Week 15)

 30%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • Scott, A. and E. Fong. Body Structure and Functions. 13th ed. Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN-13: 9781305511422

Optional Texts

Not available through bookstore

  • Booth, K. A. and Stoia, J. V. (2013). Anatomy, Physiology and Disease, 3rd Ed. McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-340222-2

  • Thibodeau, G. A. and Patton, T. K. (2010). The Human Body in Health and Disease, 5th Ed. Evolve.ISBN: 978-0-323-05492-8

  • Tortora, G. J. and Derrickson, B. (2009). Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 12th Ed. Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-08471-7

Course Schedule

Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignment(s)

1

1,4,5,11

Topic: Introduction to the Structural Units

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 1
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Submit Written Assignment - Body Functions (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

2

2,11

Topic: Chemistry of Living Things

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 2
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)

3

3, 6, 7, 11

Topic: Cells

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 3
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Submit Written Assignment - Active and Passive cell Transport (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

4

8,11

Topics: Tissues and Membranes

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 4
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Complete Week 4 quiz (Chapters 1-4) (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

5

9,10,11

Topic: Integumentary System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Submit Written Assignment - Body Burns (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

6

9,10,11

Topic: Skeletal System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 6
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)

7

9,10,11

Topic: Muscular System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 7
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Complete Midterm Exam (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

Midterm Exam
Chapters 1-7
SLOs 1-11

8

8-11

Topic: Central Nervous System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 8
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Submit Written Assignment - Meningitis (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

9

8-11

Topics: Peripheral Nervous System and Special Sense

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 9 & 10
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)

10

8-11

Topic: Endocrine System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 11
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Submit Written Assignment - Emergency or Threat Situations (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

11

8-11

Topic: Cardiovascular System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 12-14
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Complete Week 11 quiz (Chapters 8-14) (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

12

8-11

Topics: Lymphatic and Immune System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 15
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Submit Written Assignment - AIDS (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

13

8-11

Topic: Respiratory System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 17
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)

14

8-11

Topic: Digestive System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 18
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Submit Written Assignment - Peptic Ulcers (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

15

8-11

Topics: Urinary and Reproductive Systems

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 20 & 21
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Saturday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • Watch video (as assigned)
  • Complete Final Exam (Due by Saturday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete the Course Evaluation

Final Exam
Chapters 1-15, 17-21
SLOs 1-11

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