SRJC Course Outlines

7/12/2024 1:44:29 PMANAT 40 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANAT 40Title:  INTRO TO ANAT AND PHYSIO  
Full Title:  Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Last Reviewed:10/14/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ANAT 70

Catalog Description:
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This is an introductory course in human anatomy and physiology, and covers the structure and function of all organ systems of the human body. Basic terminology and concepts will be covered, with an emphasis on structure/ function relationships and homeostasis. (Intended for paramedic students)  


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of HLC 160 and CHEM 60, and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introductory course in human anatomy and physiology. Covers the structure and function of all organ systems of the body. Meets general education requirement. (Intended for paramedic students)
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Completion of HLC 160 and CHEM 60, and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 2007
Natural Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceSpring 2007
 B3Laboratory Activity  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5BBiological SciencesSpring 2007
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2007Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2007Inactive:

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 and function of the major tissues, organs, and systems of the human body.
2.   Apply core concepts of anatomy and physiology to understanding the basis for some common medical conditions.

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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Describe the scientific method and apply this knowledge to the course
   content; differentiate the scientific method from other modes of
2.  Relate basic chemical concepts and cell structure to the function of
3.  Name the organ systems, identify the major organs, and describe their
4.  Summarize the structures and functions necessary to accomplish
   movement of the body.
5.  Compare how body-wide communication is accomplished by the nervous and
   endocrine systems.
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.
9. Apply core concepts of anatomy and physiology to understanding the
   basis for some common medical conditions.
10. Perform basic physiological measurements such as EKG and blood pressure.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introductory concepts
   A. Scientific method
      1. power and limits of scientific method
      2. comparison of scientific method with other modes of learning
      3. contributions of study of anatomy and physiology
   B. levels of biologic organization
   C. human body plan, planes, cavities
   D. anatomical terminology
   E. homeostasis
     1. negative feedback
     2. regulated parameters
II. Cells and tissues: structure and function
   A. macromolecules
   B. organelles
   C. cell membranes and osmosis
   D. metabolism: energy and enzymes
   E. tissues
III. Support and Movement
   A. Integument
   B. Skeletal system
     1. bones
     2. joints
   C. Muscular System
     1. muscles
     2. muscle contraction
IV. Control Systems
   A. Nervous system
     1. neurons and synapses
     2. special senses
   B. Endocrine system
     1. endocrine glands
     2. hormones
   C. Receptors, drugs, poisons
V.  Internal Environment
   A. Cardiovascular system
     1. heart and blood vessels
     2. regulation of cardiac function, blood pressure
     3. formation of cardiac action potential and conduction
   B. Respiratory system
     1. lungs, thoracic cavity
     2. structure and function of conducting zone organs
     3. respiratory gases
     4. regulation of respiration and pH
   C. Urinary System
     1. kidneys and nephrons
     2. osmoregulation
     3. blood pressure and pH regulation
   D. Digestive system
     1. gastrointestinal tract and accessory organs
     2. digestion and glands
     3. regulation of metabolism
VI. Defense
   A. Blood
   B. Immune system
     1. organs, tissue, and cells
     2. inflammation
     3. specific immune system
     4. allergy, anaphylaxis, immunization
VII. Reproduction
   A. Male reproductive structures and functions
   B. Female reproductive structures and functions
   C. Gestation, parturition, lactation
VIII. Laboratory Exercises
   A. All of the above mentioned structures will be studied by means of
      histological specimens, models, charts, and human cadavers or
      prosections in the anatomy section of course.
   B. Physiological lab exercises will be performed on the following
      1. homeostasis
      2. muscle contraction
      3. reflex action
      4. sensory receptor function
      5. cardiac function
      6. pulmonary function
      7. renal function
      8. acid base balance
      9. glucose tolerance test
      10.blood typing

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1.  Weekly reading in text, 40-80 pages per week
2.  Study of histological slides, charts, models, and anatomical
   specimens during lab hours
3.  Performance of physiological observations during lab hours
4.  Written laboratory assignments including short essay, fill-in, and
   diagrams averaging one assignment every week
5.  Homework consisting of brief written reports
6.  Formal assessment: quizzes, 3 to 4 lab practical exams, 3 to 4 lecture exams,
   including objective and essay 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
10 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Laboratory assignments, written homework
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
60 - 80%
Lecture exams, objective and essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Participation in lecture and lab

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Essentials Of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 10th edition Elaine Marieb, Benjamin Cummings
Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 5th Edition, F.H. Martini and
E.F. Bartholomew, Benjamin Cummings, 2010
Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Care,  2nd edition, FH Martini, E.F. Bartholomew,
BE Bledsoe, Prentice Hall 2007  (current edition)

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