SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 11:46:55 AMANAT 140 Course Outline as of Spring 2022

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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 Scheduled2.006 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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Course covers the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology. Intended for students in medical assisting programs.


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Limits on Enrollment:

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Course covers the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology. Intended for students in medical assisting programs.
(Grade or P/NP)

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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Describe the structure of the major organs and organ systems of the human body.
2.   Summarize the major functions of the body in the context of homeostasis.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Explain the basic structural plan of the human body and the concept of homeostasis.
2. Name the organ systems, identify the major organs, and describe their functions.
3. Name the factors essential for life, and describe how they are supplied, transported and
    regulated inside the body.
4. Compare how body-wide communication is accomplished by the nervous and endocrine
5. Describe the structures and functions necessary to accomplish support, movement, vision,
    hearing, digestion, reproduction, and defense against injury and infection.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introductory Concepts
    A. Levels of biological organization
    B. Anatomical terminology
    C. Body planes and cavities
    D. Homeostasis
II. Cells, Tissues, and Organs
    A. Cells
         1. organelles
         2. macromolecules (including proteins)
         3. cell membranes
    B. Tissues
    C. Organs (including skin)
III. Support and Movement
    A. Skeletal system
         1. bones
         2. joints
         3. hemopoiesis
    B. Muscular System
         1. skeletal muscles
         2. process of movement
IV. Control Systems
    A. Nervous system
         1. neurons and synapses
         2. central nervous system
         3. peripheral nervous system
         4. special senses
              a. eye
              b. ear
    B. Endocrine system
         1. endocrine glands
         2. hormones
V. Internal Environment
    A. Circulation
         1. cardiovascular system
         2. lymphatic system
    B. Defense
         1. inflammation
         2. specific immune response
    C. Respiratory system
         1. lungs
         2. process and regulation of respiration
    D. Urinary System
         1. kidneys & nephrons
         2. process of urine formation
         3. regulation of water, salt, pH, and blood pressure
    E. Digestive system
         1. gastrointestinal tract and accessory organs/glands
         2. process of digestion
VI. Reproduction
    A. male reproductive structures and basic functions
    B. female reproductive structures and basic functions
VII. Laboratory Exercises
    A. The above mentioned structures will be studied by means of models, charts, and specimens
         in the anatomy lab.
    B. Simple physiological lab exercises will be performed on the following topics:
         1. muscle contraction
         2. sensory receptor function
         3. eye and ear function
         4. blood pressure
         5. blood typing
         6. acid base balance
         7. respiration
         8. renal function

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Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Weekly reading in text, approximately 20-30 pages
2. Homework assignments: brief reports on lab activities and/or labeling diagrams, averaging
    one assignment every week
3. Formal assessment: quizzes (9-17), two exams (combining lecture and lab material), and a
    final exam. Exams include identification questions and essay questions requiring short
    written answers.

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 - 15%
Homework assignments
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
70 - 80%
Quizzes, exams, and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease: An Interactive Journey for Health Professions. 3rd ed. Colbert, Bruce and Ankney, Jeff and Lee, Karen. Prentice Hall. 2020
Instructor Prepared Materials

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