SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2022 8:35:22 AMPHYSIO 58 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYSIO 58Title:  INTRO HUMAN PHYSIO  
Full Title:  Introduction to Human Physiology
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This is an introductory course in human physiology, organized around body systems and the theme of homeostasis. The course is designed for the beginning student preparing for health-related fields, especially vocational nursing, radiologic technology, massage, or those with a general interest in the function of the human body. This course will minimize the biochemical and quantitative details taught in a general physiology course (e.g., Physiology 1), focusing on the fundamental concepts of physiology. (Not intended for physical education, nursing (RN), or physical therapy majors.)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of Chem 60. Eligibility for Engl 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introductory course in human physiology for beginning students preparing for these health-related fields: vocational nursing, radiologic technology, massage, or those with a general interest in function of the human body. (Not intended for physical education, nursing (RN), or physical therapy majors.)
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of Chem 60. Eligibility for Engl 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1997
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1997Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Students completing introductory physiology will be able to:
1.  Define homeostasis and explain how feedback mechanisms function to
maintain homeostasis.
2.  Describe the function of the major organ systems of the body,
including the nervous, endocrine, muscular, circulatory, respiratory,
digestive, urinary, immune, reproductive systems.
3.  Identify the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems in regulation
of other organ systems.
4.  Compare and contrast the basic mechanisms by which organ systems of
the body maintain homeostasis.
5.  Explain how the structure of cells supports the function of organ
systems.
6.  Conduct simple physiological experiments using standard laboratory
equipment.
7.  Apply knowledge about the function of the body to understanding the
physiological basis for some of the major diseases and disorders of the
human body.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introductory concepts
   a.  scientific method
   b.  levels of biological organization
   c.  homeostasis
2.  Cell structure and function
   a.  macromolecules
   b.  organelles
   c.  cell membranes
   d.  ATP and enzymes
3.  Control systems: nervous and endocrine
   a.  neurons, membrane potentials, synapses
   b.  structure and function of CNS, PNS, ANS
   c.  sensory receptors, transduction
   d.  endocrine glands, hormones
4.  Muscle System
   a.  skeletal, cardiac, smooth muscle
   b.  muscle contraction
5.  Circulatory System
   a.  basic plan of circulation
   b.  cardiac cycle
   c.  blood vessels and blood pressure
   d.  regulation of cardiac output, blood pressure
   e.  basis for heart attack, hypertension, atherosclerosis
6.  Respiratory System
   a.  ventilation
   b.  gas exchange
   c.  regulation of respiratory rate
   d.  description of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
7.  Urinary System
   a.  formation of urine
   b.  regulation of salt and water balance
   c.  regulation of acid - base balance
8.  Digestive System
   a.  organs and enzymes of digestion
   b.  factors that affect absorption
9.  Immune System
   a.  injury and infection
   b.  organs, cells and molecules that provide immune defense
10. Reproductive System
   a.  organs and hormones involved in sperm production
   b.  organs and hormones of menstrual cycle, pregnancy, parturition,
lactation
11. Laboratory exercises
   homeostasis
   blood chemistry
   enzyme activity
   reflex arc
   senses
   muscle contraction
   cardiac function
   pulmonary function
   renal function
   acid base balance
   glucose tolerance test

Assignments:
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1. Read an average of 30-45 pages per week in the text book.
2. Complete laboratory assignments.
3. Written homework based on readings assigned in scientific journals or
  the text.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 40%
Written homework, Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Class performances, Using electronic instruments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class participation, attendance and cooperation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:  DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC
Bookstore.  These titles are representative only, and may not be the same
ones used in your class.
Lecture:
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSIOLOGY: by Lauralee Sherwood, 1995; West Publishers,
                            second edition
Laboratory:
CUSTOMIZED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL, by Susan Wilson, Life
Sciences Instructor, 2001.

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