Course Descriptions

BIO 133 - Human Biology

3 Credits

A study of the structure and function of the human body. The cause and effects of certain diseases are also included. The course is designed for the career or non-science student. NOTE: Students who successfully complete BIO 133 may, with the addition of BIO 132, complete the requirement for SUNY Natural Science General Education (SUNY-NS). BIO 132 may be taken concurrently or in a later semester, but the student will not have satisfied the SUNY-NS requirement until both BIO 132 and BIO 133 are successfully completed. Three class hours in lecture/laboratory demonstration formats.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate through reading, writing or labeling a diagram knowledge of the names and function of the critical structures at a cellular and system level for each of the biological systems.
2. Identify the controlled variable, sensor, controller, communication routes and effector mechanisms in several homeostatic systems such as body temperature, blood glucose, blood pressure, body water, body salt content, blood pH and an Endocrine System.
3. Identify the major biologically important chemicals in both written and simple chemical notation and describe their functional roles in the body.
4. Identify the roles of diffusion, osmosis, active transport and fluid flow via a pressure gradient in various effector systems and relate these to specific anatomical structures.
5. Briefly describe the mechanisms and structures involved in the processing, storage, and metabolism to either structure or energy of the basic dietary compounds.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2019
Spring Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019