SRJC Course Outlines

12/13/2019 10:25:14 PMPHYSIO 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYSIO 1Title:  HUMAN PHYSIO  
Full Title:  Human Physiology
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total 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
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Catalog Description:
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Study of the function of the human body with a focus on mechanisms of homeostasis at the biochemical, cellular, and systemic levels. Laboratory experiments are conducted to illustrate major principles associated with these systems. (Intended for pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene students.)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course completion of ENGL 1A; AND Completion of BIO 10 or higher (V7); AND Completion of CHEM 60 OR completion of CHEM 1A or higher (V6)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Study of the function of the human body with a focus on mechanisms of homeostasis at the biochemical, cellular, and systemic levels. Laboratory experiments are conducted to illustrate major principles associated with these systems. (Intended for pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene students.)
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course completion of ENGL 1A; AND Completion of BIO 10 or higher (V7); AND Completion of CHEM 60 OR completion of CHEM 1A or higher (V6)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:C
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:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: BIOL 120B Human Physiology with Lab SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYSIO1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the function of the organ systems of the body.
2.  Describe in detail the biochemical and cellular mechanisms that maintain homeostasis.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the students will:
1. Describe the characteristics of the scientific method and how it forms the basis of all modern
    scientific research.
2. Define homeostasis and explain how feedback mechanisms function to maintain homeostasis.
3. Explain relationships between structure and function at the molecular, cellular, and systems
    level of biological organization.
4. Explain how the structures of proteins and cells support the function of organ systems.
5. Compare and contrast the basic mechanisms by which cells, organs, and systems of the body
    carry out their specific physiological functions and maintain homeostasis.
6. Describe and evaluate the body's response to some major physiological stressors such as
    exercise, fasting, severe temperature extremes, injury, hemorrhage, infection, and diarrhea.
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.
8. Conduct physiological experiments that elucidate the functions of the body's organ systems.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introductory Concepts
    A. Scientific method
    B. Levels of biological organization
    C. Homeostasis
II. Cell Structure and Function
    A. Macromolecules
    B. Organelles
    C. Cell membranes
    D. ATP and enzymes
III. Control Systems: Nervous and Endocrine
    A. Neurons, membrane potentials, synapses
    B. Structure and function of central, peripheral and autonomic
         divisions of nervous system
    C. Sensory receptors, transduction
    D. Endocrine glands, hormones
IV. Muscle System
    A. Skeletal, cardiac, smooth muscle
    B. Mechanism and control of muscle contraction
V. 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
VI. Respiratory System
    A. Mechanisms of ventilation, gas exchange, gas transport
    B. Regulation of respiratory rate
    C. Description of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
VII. Urinary System
    A. Mechanism of formation of urine
    B. Regulation of salt and water balance
    C. Regulation of acid-base balance
VIII. Digestive System
    A. Organs and enzymes of digestion
    B. Factors that affect absorption
IX. Immune System
    A. Injury and infection
    B. Organs, cells, molecules and mechanisms that provide immune defense
X. Reproductive System
    A. Organs and hormones involved in sperm production
    B. Organs and hormones of menstrual cycle, pregnancy, parturition,
         lactation
XI. Laboratory Exercises
    A. Acid-base balance
    B. Blood chemistry
    C. Cardiac function
    D. Enzyme activity
    E. Glucose tolerance test
    F. Homeostasis
    G. Muscle contraction
    H. Pulmonary function
    I. Reflex arc
    J. Renal function
    K. Senses

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Reading in text (30-60 pages per week)
2. Research paper may be required (1-5 pages), requires library research
3. Quizzes (0-17)
4. Exams (3-4) including objective, essay, and lab material questions
5. Comprehensive final exam including objective and essay questions
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Lab reports (18) which may include fill-in questions, short answer questions, data calculation
    and graphing

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 - 20%
Lab reports, research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 90%
Quizzes, exams, and comprehensive final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Human Physiology. 14th ed. Fox, Stuart. McGraw-Hill. 2015
Human Physiology. Derrickson, Bryan. Wiley. 2016
Instructor prepared lab manual textbook.

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