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 students 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.
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
- 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
Tortora, G. J., & Derrickson, B. (2017). Introduction to the human body: The
essentials of anatomy and physiology with WileyPLUS (11th ed.). New York, NY:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Type: Loose-leaf Textbook
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.
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Open Learning Faculty Member
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.