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BIO-202 Anatomy & Physiology II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Biology 201 and 202 describe the structure and function of the human body.  Topics presented in Biology 201 include overviews of biochemistry, cell structure, cell physiology, histology, and gross anatomy plus the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous.  Histological study, dissection and anatomical models are featured in the required laboratory.

Anatomy and Physiology II is the second part of a two course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive.


BIO-201 Anatomy & Physiology I

Pedagogical Approach

This course will use OER Resources along with virtual labs and videos.  There will be interactive base learning with discussion boards and group presentations.

Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Learning Outcomes for Lecture

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.
  • Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.
  • Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.
  • Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.
  • Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.
  • Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.


Learning Outcomes for Lab

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.
  • Locate and identify anatomical structures.
  • Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.
  • Work collaboratively to perform experiments.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.
  • Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to, inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations and predictions.



Lab exercies-12 per semester.

5-Quizes- 25 points each

4-Lecture exams-100 points each

3-lab exams-100 points each

1 research paper-100 points

group lecture presentations-75 points

Other Information

General Education:

As a Core Curriculum course, students completing this course will demonstrate competence in:

  • Critical Thinking - Gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying information. 
  • Interpersonal Skills - Interacting collaboratively to achieve common goals.
  • Quantitative and Empirical Reasoning - Applying mathematical, logical and scientific principles and methods.
  • Written, Oral and Visual Communication - Communicating effectively, adapting to purpose, structure, audience, and medium.

Course Rationale:

This course is designed for students entering professional programs. It provides a foundation for the clinical topics covered in those courses by requiring mastery of factual material, laboratory techniques, and problem-solving skills. This course is intended to adequately prepare students for health sciences programs.