BIOL 1593
Anatomy and Physiology I

3.0 Credits

Description

This is the first of two comprehensive courses covering the anatomy and physiology of all the human body systems, with an emphasis on the relationship between a body organ's structure and its function. BIOL 1593 is designed for stu¬dents who have little formal knowledge of the human body but who wish to train for a career in the health-related professions.

BIOL 1595, the laboratory component of BIOL 1593, is usually offered once per year in the summertime in Kamloops BC.

Delivery Method

Web-based.

Prerequisites

Recommended: Biology 11 or 12 (C+ or better) and Chemistry 11.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the overall organization and function of the human body.
  • Describe the chemical structures and their functions, which are important to maintain living organisms.
  • Describe the structure and function of cells and organelles and outline the steps of cell division.
  • Describe the structures and functions of the main tissue types.
  • Describe the structure and main function of each of the following body systems: skeletal system, including bone, muscles, and joints; central, somatic, and autonomic nervous systems; and sensory system.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: An Introduction to the Human Body
  • Module 2: Introduction to Chemistry
  • Module 3: Cells
  • Module 4: Tissues
  • Module 5: The Intergumentary System
  • Module 6: The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue
  • Module 7: Joints
  • Module 8: Muscle Tissue
  • Module 9: Nervous Tissue
  • Module 10: Central and Somatic Nervous System
  • Module 11: The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
  • Module 12: Somatic Senses and Special Senses

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

Tortora, G. & Derrickson, B. Introduction to the human body: The Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology. 10th ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2015.
Type: Textbook ISBN: 978-1-118-58318-0

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at start of course.

Assessment

Midterm 1 25%
Midterm 2 25%
Final exam 50%

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course and 50% or higher on the mandatory Final Exam. Students applying this course towards any TRU Health Care program may be required to obtain a minimum 60% on the course overall to meet program requirements.