Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401
Only face to face meetings June 8, June 22, July 13, July 27. Exams must be taken in proctored setting like Blinn's Learning Center.
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Principles of structure and function of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology I is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. The chemistry of life provides a foundation to investigate the major organ systems of the body. The areas of study include the structure and function of cells, histology, the physiological and anatomical aspects of support and movement systems and the nervous system.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with a grade of "C" or better or approval of the division chair on the relevant campus. CHEM 1407 or 1411 is recommended.
This is a Core Course in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.
1. Explain the principle of complementarity of structure and function.
2. Relate homeostasis to feedback mechanisms.
3. Use correct anatomical terms to describe the human body.
4. Explain the major molecular structures basic to life.
5. Describe the anatomy and physiology of cells.
6. Compare the structures and functions of major tissue types.
7. Explain the integumentary system histology and function, including repair, cancer, and thermoregulation.
8. Describe the formation, anatomy, and physiology of bone and how they facilitate movement.
9. Explain the sequence of events during muscle contraction and properly identify human muscles.
10. Describe neural physiology and components of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 6th Edition, 2012, Saladin, McGraw-Hill.
Lab Manual: Custom Lab Book A&P (BIOL 2401& 2402), 2012 Edition, Martin. McGraw-Hill.
Textbook: Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn, 2013, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA.
Lab Manual: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual – Cat Version, 10th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Susan Mitchell, 2010, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA
Blended sections offered in Bryan do not require lab manual. We will use worksheets instead.
Classwork average 20%
Lab Practical average 20%
Lecture Exam average 40%
Final Exam 20%
Bonus LearnSmart average 5%
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Dropping: If a student chooses to drop the course, it is that student’s responsibility to complete a drop order at the Office of Enrollment Services. Failure to do so could result in a grade of F in the course. The last day to withdraw with a Q is July 19. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS. If you drop after the Q date, you receive a QF, which affects your GPA as an F would.
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