A one semester college-level course in biology which covers the fundamental concepts of the molecular basis of life, cell theory, cell division, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, DNA and RNA, basic genetics, a survey of life and an introduction to taxonomy, evolution and basic ecology. Four credit course includes integrated laboratory work.
BIOL114W Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This course is designed to give students in health or medical science a thorough background in anatomy and physiology. Topics include organization of the human body, terminology of anatomy, and an introduction to tissues, organs, and organ systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems. Integrated laboratory work augments lecture topics and includes exercises in microscopy, dissection of laboratory specimens, study of human anatomical models, and exercises in human physiology. (See advisor for possible preparatory courses)
BIOL115W Human Anatomy and Physiology II
A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. Includes anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Other topics covered include nutrition and metabolism, acid/base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Integrated laboratory work augments lecture topics, and includes exercises in microscopy, study of human anatomical models, dissection of laboratory specimens, and exercises in human physiology. (Prerequisite: BIOL114W)
BIOL120W Human Biology
This is a one-semester course designed to introduce students to the structures and functions of the human body. Background topics include chemistry for human biology, cell structure and function, and human organization. Major topics include the digestive, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, reproductive systems, the senses and basic genetics. Lab activities are designed to enhance and reinforce selected lecture topics. Integrated laboratory work augments lecture topics. (The course is designed to expose those individuals not involved in direct patient care with information required for medical billing and coding.)
This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of microbiology. Topics covered include: the nature and behavior of microorganisms; principles of growth and reproduction of microorganisms; identification of microorganisms using staining, pure culture, biochemical and antigenic techniques; the human immune system; and the epidemiology of communicable human diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminthes. Integrated laboratory work augments lecture topics. (Prerequisites: BIOL114W, BIOL115W, or POI)