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. (3 credits)
- BIO 130: Human Biology with Lab
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Define and explain human anatomy and physiology.
- Describe human body processes.
- Describe the organization of the human body from the cell to the system.
- Identify the body cavities and the organs contained in them.
- Describe anatomical directional terms.
- List cell organelles and describe their functions
- Explain the cell division process.
- Discuss different types of tissues, their locations, and functions.
- 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.
- Discuss common diseases and disorders, their diagnostic procedures, and treatments for the human body organ systems and special sensory organs.
- Apply critical thinking to discuss, write, and explain human anatomy and physiology concepts.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussion (Weeks 1-8)
Written Assignments (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7)
Weekly Quizzes (Weeks 1-7)
Final Exam (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- Scott, A. and E. Fong. Body Structure and Functions - Updated. 13th ed. Cengage Learning, 2019. ISBN-13: 978-1-337-90754-5 or ISBN-10: 1-337-90754-5
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
Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Introduction to the Structural Units and Chemistry of Living Things
Topics: Cells, Tissues and Membranes and the Integumentary System
Topics: Skeletal System and Muscular System
Topic: Nervous System
Topics: Endocrine System and Lymphatic and Immune System
Topics: Cardiovascular System and Blood
Topics: Respiratory System and Digestive System
Topics: Urinary and Reproductive Systems
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.