NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
BIO 142 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is an introductory college transfer level offering designed to meet the anatomy and physiology needs of the student pursuing programs in a medical or paramedical career, or a degree in physical education.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

The student should have an expressed interest in biology and be able to read and express themselves orally and in writing. Although it is desirable to take the courses, BIO 141 and BIO 142 - "Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II", in sequence, it is not essential. Accordingly, a student can enroll in these courses in any sequence they choose.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

A. discuss the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system of man and related clinical disorders
B. explain neuronal and synaptic transmission
C. describe the anatomy and physiology of the special senses of man
D. discuss the organs of the endocrine system, their secretions, the functions of these secretions, the control of these secretions, and their target organs. Explain common related clinical disorders
E. describe the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems
F. discuss the phases of the menstrual cycle and the hormones associated with each phase
G. explain the sequence of events in protein synthesis
H. solve genetic problems involving monohybrid and dihybrid crosses, blood types, se-linked traits and sex influenced traits
I. describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system of man
J. list the enzymes and hormones involved in digestion and state their functions
K. describe the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system of man and related clinical disorders
L. explain fluid and electrolyte balance in the human body and related clinical disorders
M. explain the anatomy and physiology of the immune system
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED A. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
B. Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system
C. Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system
D. Protein synthesis
E. Meiosis and Genetics
F. Digestion
G. Anatomy and physiology of the urinary system
H. Fluid and electrolyte balance
I. Immunity

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