Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.

The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.
  • Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.
  • Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.
  • Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.
  • Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.
  • Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.
  • Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.
  • Locate and identify anatomical structures.
  • Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.
  • Work collaboratively to perform experiments.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.
  • Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to, inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations and predictions.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 32.0