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. (3 credits)

Prerequisite

  • BIO 130: Human Biology with Lab

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

Assignments

Weight

Discussion (Weeks 1-8)

20%

Written Assignments (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7)

20%

Weekly Quizzes (Weeks 1-7)

40%

Final Exam (Week 8)

20%

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

Assignments

1

1,2,4,5,11

Topic: Introduction to the Structural Units and Chemistry of Living Things

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 1 and 2

 

  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • View Internet Resources
  • Submit Written Assignment (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)

2

3,4,6,7,8,9,11

Topics: Cells, Tissues and Membranes and the Integumentary System

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 3, 4 and 5
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • View Internet Resources
  • Complete Quiz 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)

3

9,10,11

Topics: Skeletal System and Muscular System

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 6 and 7
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)
  • Review chapter PowerPoint. Slides
  • View Internet resources
  • Submit Written Assignment (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)

4

8-11

Topic: Nervous System

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 8, 9 and 10
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • View Internet resources
  • Complete Quiz 4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)

5

8-11

Topics: Endocrine System and Lymphatic and Immune System

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 11 and 15
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • View Internet resources
  • Submit Written Assignment (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)

6

8-11

Topics: Cardiovascular System and Blood

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 12, 13 and 14
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)
  • View Internet resources
  • Complete Quiz 6 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)

7

8-11

Topics: Respiratory System and Digestive System

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 17 and 18
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • View Internet resources
  • Submit Written Assignment (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm ET)

8

8-11

Topics: Urinary and Reproductive Systems

  • Reading:
    • Chapters 20 and 21
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Saturday 11:59 pm ET)
  • Review chapter PowerPoint slides
  • View Internet resources
  • Complete Final Exam (Due by Saturday 11:59 pm ET)

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