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2017-2018 Catalog Year
BIOL-223: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

General Information

  • Name: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Discipline: Biology
  • Units (Credits): 4–5
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: BIOL 190, BIOL 190L with a grade of C or better or CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better or meet nursing program chemistry requirement

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Offers detailed study of cellular functions and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Primarily for physical education, pre‐nursing and other pre‐health majors. NOTE: For programs that require BIOL 223 and 224, both courses must be completed at the same institution if taken outside Nevada. May be repeated a maximum of two times within the last five years.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of BIOL 223, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the tissues in the human body, the integumentary, skeletal (including the major articulations), muscular and nervous (to include the cranial nerves and special senses) systems of the body (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of cell and tissue types in the human body (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of biomolecules at the sub-cellular and cellular level in the human body (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).

III. Topics

All students will have in-depth (first semester of a lab-based two-semester sequence) knowledge of the human integumentary, muscular, skeletal (including major articulations), nervous, systems, and their applications to human health and some fundamental pathology to each organ system. In addition, all learners will have in-depth knowledge of the language of anatomy and physiology, the four major classes of biomolecules, cellular anatomy and physiology, introduction to tissues in the human body and introductory intermediary metabolism.

Scheduled BIOL-223 classes:

Fall 2017