May 27, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIO 231 - Anatomy And Physiology I


Course Description: This course is the first half of an intensive two-semester sequence designed to integrate the study of the structure and function of the human body. The semester begins with a study of the chemical and cellular levels of organization as related to molecular biology, cellular transport, and histology. The central theme of homeostasis then is applied to the integumentary, skeletal, muscular systems and nervous system. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 101; completion of BIO 131 in the last five years with a C or better or 73% or better on the A & P Prerequisite Exam.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Use anatomical names, directional terminology and anatomical planes when describing the relative location of structures and organs within the human body.
  •  Identify important molecules, tissues, organs and structures within each organ system.
  •  Explain the function of each organ system using the fundamentals of chemistry, cellular biology and  histology.
  •  Relate how the structure of organs and organ systems compliment their function. 
  •  Explain how different levels of organization (chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ systems) scaffold to result in body functions. 
  •  Predict the outcome of homeostatic imbalances.
  •  Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphic and numeric data from physiology experiments.

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