SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 1:13:40 AMPHYSIO 1 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYSIO 1Title:  HUMAN PHYSIO  
Full Title:  Human Physiology
Last Reviewed:5/8/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled6.006 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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Processes and mechanisms underlying the normal functioning systems such as neuromuscular, cardiovascular, digestive, renal, respiratory and reproductive. Selected examples of disturbances to the normal functioning of these systems will be considered and related to homeostatic mechanisms. Laboratory projects are conducted and designed to illustrate major principles of the aforementioned systems.

Chemistry 60, Biology 10 or equivalent with grade of "C" or better.

Recommended Preparation:
English 100B or 104, and Math 150B with a grade of "C" or better or their equivalents in college or high school.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Process & mechanisms underlying the normal functioning of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, digestive, renal, respiratory & reproductive systems.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Chemistry 60, Biology 10 or equivalent with grade of "C" or better.
Recommended:English 100B or 104, and Math 150B with a grade of "C" or better or their equivalents in college or high school.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Natural Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5BBiological SciencesFall 1981
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: BIOL 120B Human Physiology with Lab SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYSIO1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Explore the basic principles of physics and chemistry that serve
   to elucidate the mechanisms that govern the functions of the human
2.  Learn how the systems (i.e. muscular, endocrine) function in
   health and disease.
3.  Appreciate and comprehend the integrated functioning of multiple
   systems to maintain homeostasis.
4.  Develop an understanding of scientific thinking and analysis to
   problems in human physiology.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Scientific Method.
     A. critical thinking as a tool in understanding concepts in
        human physiology.
2.  Definitiona of Physiology.
     A. homeostasis
3.  Cell Structure and Function.
4.  Transport Mechanisms.
     A. dillusion and osmosis
5.  Neurophysiology.
     A. neuron structure membrane potentials, neurotransmitters and
        synaptic transmission
6.  Central Nervous System.
     A. brain and spinal cord function
7.  Autonomic Nervous System.
     A. pharmocology of drugs
8.  Sensory Physiology.
     A. receptors, modalities and pathways
9.  Muscles.
     A. microstructure and function, including reflexes
10. Cardiovascular Physiology.
     A. blood and its functions
     B. heart structure, cardiac cycle, electrophysiology and
11. Respiratory Physiology.
     A. Dynamics of airflow and gas exchange
12. Renal Physiology.
     A. kidney structure, urine formation and ph balance
13. Acid-Base Balance.
     A. blood and gases
14. Metabolism and Nutrition.
15. Digestive System.
16. Endocrinology.
     A. Hormones, their mechanisms of action.
17. Immunity.
18. Reproduction.

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1.  Laboratory exercises and reports.
2.  Scientific paper prepared from classroom experiments.
3.  Read textbook and laboratory manual.
4.  Read and submit reports on current published literature in physiology.

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
40 - 80%
Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY by Ina F. Stuart, W.C. Brown Pub.
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY by Gerard Tortora and Ronald Evans,
Harper and Row Pub.

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