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BIO 1141 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cells, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Biology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 AND MAT 0100 OR MAT 1130 


  • Use formal anatomical terminology in describing the tissues and organs of the organ-system; identify and locate tissues and organs on diagrams, photos, models, tissue slides, and dissected specimens; relate anatomical structure to physiological function.
  • Describe the physiological processes that each organ system contributes to body homeostasis;describe the interdependence of the organ system to the other organ systems of the body.
  • Use correct scientific terminology in describing the physiological processes central to each organ system; describe the mechanisms, biochemical pathways, and control systems for the principle physiological processes; relate physiological function to the anatomical structure of the organ systems.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2