BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

BIOL-120 - Human Anatomy and Physiology - 4.00 Credits

BIOL-120 - Human Anatomy and Physiology - 4.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will focus on common health terminology, specific anatomy, and physiology of the following human body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Cellular organization of the body, blood, fluid and electrolytes, and acid-base regulation of bodily functions are also studied. Diseases and aging-related human body changes are discussed briefly.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Indigenous Academic Studies Department
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : BIOL 060, or Biology 12 with a C grade.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree or equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to define the terminology, anatomy and physiology of each body system, as well as demonstrate the following abilities:

  • describe the structure and functions of the integumentary system;

  • discuss the structure and functions of osseous and bone tissue;

  • summarize the structure and functions of the axial and appendicular skeleton and identify the major bones in each;

  • describe the structure and functions of muscle tissue, and identify the major muscle groups of the body;

  • explain the structure and functions of the brain, the cranial cord, spinal nerves and spinal reflexes;

  • outline the structure and functions of the nervous system (including sensory pathways, somatic nervous system, and autonomic nervous system);

  • list all endocrine glands, the hormones released from each of those glands, and describe the action of each hormone on its target organ;

  • describe the components and functions of blood;

  • explain the structure and functions of the heart;

  • describe the structure and functions of blood vessels, and identify major arteries and veins in the body;

  • summarize the structure and functions of the lymphatic and the immune systems;

  • outline the structure and functions of the respiratory system;
  • summarize the structure and functions of the digestive system;

  • describe the structure and functions of the reproductive system;

  • list the components and functions of the urinary system; and
  • explain what is meant by fluid and electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance and how these are important for homeostasis.


  • Text and Materials:
  • Martini, F. Anatomy & Physiology. Current edition. Pearson.
  • Other Resources:
  • Interactive Physiology CD-ROM (2008). This study tool reviews the following 10 body systems: Muscular, Nervous I, Nervous II, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Urinary, Fluid & Electrolytes, Endocrine, Digestive and Immune. This disc provides detailed animations, tutorials, quizzes and tests.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca\.
    Other Information: Instructional Design:
    This course is primarily delivered online. Students will require a computer with internet access, and an ability to retrieve information from the Moodle computer platform.

    Students will be required to attend at NVIT to write the midterm and final exams, or alternatively, at an approved educational institution.

    Students are encouraged to contact instructors for tutorial support as required.

    Education Council approved February 2012.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    BIOL-120-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W5:00PM - 8:00PM10 Sep 201811 Dec 2018