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BIO 134 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 Credits

The study of the structure and function of cells (including metabolism), tissues, integument, and musculoskeletal, nervous, and sensory systems. Designed for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene, Health Information Management, and Physical Education programs. Also open to interested Liberal Arts students with some biology background.

Prerequisite: High school Biology with a grade of C or better, or any laboratory-based Biology course numbered 120 or higher with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Diagram a general model of a negative feedback system, illustrating its role in maintaining homeostasis.
2. Describe the relationships between atoms and molecules, including bonding and their importance to the study of anatomy and physiology.
3. Describe the general roles played in living cells by the various categories of biochemical compounds.
4. Name, locate, and describe the function(s) of the major structures found in a cell.
5. Name and describe the various types of processes involved in transport across a cell membrane.
6. Describe the role of nucleic acids and the cytoplasm in cell reproduction and protein synthesis.
7. Name and briefly describe the major anabolic and catabolic pathways involved in the cell metabolism of the major categories of biochemical compounds.
8. Name and describe the organs/structures and state the overall functions (including operations of the various components and homeostatic mechanisms involved in the operation of) of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems.
9. Name the various adult tissues types, the respective subcategories, and identify locations where they may be found in the body.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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