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Course Description

Biology - BIOL 105

Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course introduces fundamental terminology and concepts that will enable students to acquire a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body. The anatomy and physiology of the major human organ systems and their association with health and disease is explored. BIOL 105 is intended for students in allied health programs that do not require a laboratory course in human anatomy and physiology.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


  • BIOL 50 or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare the different levels of organization of the human body.
  • Apply anatomical and directional terminology to the human body.
  • Explain cellular structure, function and metabolism.
  • Analyze the functions of major tissue types.
  • Explain the role of the major organ systems in maintaining homeostasis.
  • Differentiate between the bones of the human skeleton.
  • Characterize the structure and function of the human muscular system.
  • Outline how the nervous system regulates the processes of the human body.
  • Relate the actions and control of the hormones of the endocrine system.
  • Explain the role of the digestive system in the ingestion, absorption and excretion of nutrients.
  • Characterize the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system.
  • Analyze the processes involved in respiration.
  • Examine the role of the lymphatic system in immunity.
  • Analyze the processes of filtration, reabsorption and secretion in urine formation.
  • Contrast the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems.
  • Compare the regulation of water, electrolyte and acid-base balance in the human body.
  • Explain the association of the major organ systems with health and disease.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 105142316Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Abbas M$12.000/31/3Closed 

Fall; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 105142309Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Butkevich N$12.003/31/0Open 
 105142412Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Cook S$12.0016/31/0Open 
 105145322Basic Hum Anat Phy 4Semrau K$12.008/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM F130
 105246023Basic Hum Anat Phy 4Ibarguen S$12.0023/31/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-02:54 PM RC440