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Course Description

Biology - BIOL 105

Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

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 HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Spring; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2020

 105122336Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Orick M31/31/0Open$12.00 

Summer; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2020

 105132328Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Butkevich N31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/01/2020

 105112406Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Abbas M2/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2020

 105112308Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Butkevich N1/31/1Closed$12.00 
 105112409Basic Hum Anat PhyOnline4Cook S11/31/0Open$12.00 
 105115322Basic Hum Anat Phy 4Mahimkar V4/31/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM F130
 105216050Basic Hum Anat Phy 4OConnell Devlin J15/30/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM RC460

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