BIO 141 Syllabus


Division: Arts and Sciences                                                        Date:   January 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts, First-Year Studies, Science


Course Number and Title: BIO 141, Human Anatomy and Physiology I


Credit Hours: 4 Hours/Wk Lecture: 3 Hours/Wk Lab: 3 Lec/Lab Comb: 4



I.              Catalog Description: Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.

II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:


This course is required for First-Year Studies students preparing to enter health care professions. It will also meet the Liberal Arts Humanities and Social Science Specialization natural science requirement.


III.           Required background:

Exemption or completion of ENF 3 and MTE 1, MTE 2, and MTE 3 are prerequisites.


IV.          Course Content:

1.         The structure and orientation of the human body

2.         Organization, development, and function of the different body tissues

3.         Anatomical structures and physiology of the following systems

1.         Biological Molecules

2.         Cells/Tissues

3.         Integumentary Systems

4.         Skeletal Systems

5.         Muscular System

6.         Nervous System

7.         Autonomic Nervous System


V. Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI. Evaluation

A.     Know and understand basic principles and concepts of human anatomy and physiological covered in the course content.

B.     Be able to identify body structures and functions.

C.  To use scientific equipment such as microscopes to identify different types of human tissues, be able to identify skeletal and muscular components of the human body

All students are required to complete lab practicals, using microscopes, specimens, and models.


VII.      This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives


Critical Thinking

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning