SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 12:51:11 AMANAT 140 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANAT 140Title:  FUNDAMENTALS ANAT/PHYSIO  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled2.0012 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 113.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course covers the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology.  The focus will be on major concepts that can provide a framework for further study in more specific courses, or serve the needs of students who wish to gain a basic understanding of how their bodies are built and function. (This course is specifically designed for students preparing for dental assisting, psychiatric technician and medical assisting programs.)  


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Course covers the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology.  For students in dental assisting, psychiatric technician and medical assisting programs.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Explain the basic structural plan of the human body and the concept of
2.  Name the organ systems, identify the major organs, and describe their
3.  Summarize the structures and functions necessary to accomplish
   movement of the body.
4.  Compare how body-wide communication is accomplished by the nervous &
   endocrine systems.
5.  Describe the structure and functions of the eye and ear.
6.  Name the factors essential for life, and describe how they are
   supplied, transported and regulated inside the body.
7.  Compare the various structures and processes used for defense against
   injury and infection.
8.  Describe human reproductive structures and mechanisms.  

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introductory concepts
    A. levels of biological organization
    B. anatomical terminology
    C. body planes, cavities
    D. homeostasis
II.  Cells, tissues, organs
    A. cells
       1. organelles
       2. macromolecules
       3. cell membranes
    B. tissues
    C. organs
    D. skin
III. Support & Movement
    A. Skeletal system
       1. bones
       2. joints
       3. hemopoiesis
    B. Muscular System
       1. muscles
       2. movement
IV.  Control Systems
    A. Nervous system
       1. neurons and synapses
       2. CNS - central nervous system
       3. PNS - peripheral nervous system
       4. ANS - autonomic nervous system
       5. special senses: eye and ear
    B. Endocrine system
       1. endocrine glands
       2. hormones
V.   Internal Environment
    A. Circulation
       1. cardiovascular system
       2. lymphatic system
    B. Immune system
       1. inflammation
       2. specific immune response
    C. Respiratory system
       1. lungs, thoracic cavity
       2. regulation of respiration
    D. Urinary System
       1. kidneys & nephrons
       2. urine formation
       3. regulation: water, salt, pH, blood pressure
    E. Digestive system
       1. gastrointestinal tract and accessory glands
       2. digestion
VI.  Reproduction
    A. male reproductive structures and functions
    B. female reproductive structures and functions
    C. Gestation, parturition, lactation  

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1. Weekly reading in text, 25-30 pages per week
2. Study of charts, models, and specimens during lab hours
3. Performance of simple physiological lab exercises
4. Homework assignments: brief reports on lab activities, labeling
  diagrams, review of course material using computer based media and CDs;
  averaging one assignment every other week
5. Formal assessment: 3 - 8 quizzes, 2 midterm exams, including objective
  and short answer questions.  

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
20 - 40%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, objective and short answer questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation in Lab

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Benjamin Cummings, 2006
Bartholomew, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006
Instructor Prepared Materials  

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