This is the first of two comprehensive theory courses in which students survey 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. Students who have little formal knowledge of the
human body but who wish to train for a career in health-related professions are invited to
take this course.
BIOL 1595, the laboratory component of BIOL 1593, is usually offered once per year in the
summertime in Kamloops BC.
- Describe the overall organization and function of the human body.
- Describe the chemical structures and their functions, which are important to maintain
- Describe the structure and function of cells and organelles and outline the steps of cell
- 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.
- 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
Required text and materials
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
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.
|Final exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.