BIO 142 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 142, Human Anatomy and Physiology II


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:


A.           A comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the following body systems:

1.            Endocrine System

2.            Cardiovascular System

3.            Respiratory System

4.            Urinary System

5.            Digestive System

6.            Lymphatic System

7.            Reproductive 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.   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 (be able to identify organ systems and components.)

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