This one-semester course in Human Biology introduces students to the structures and functions of the human body. Background information includes chemistry for human biology, cell structure and function, and human organization. Major topics include the digestive, circulator, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and reproductive systems, along with the senses and basic genetics. Laboratory activities are designed to enhance and reinforce selected lecture topics. Integrated laboratory work augments lecture topics. The course is designed for those involved in direct patient care as medical assistants or for those pursuing a career in medical billing and coding. It likewise meets the biology requirement for admission into the nursing program.