BI 231, Human Anatomy and Physiology

Classroom: TL 219

Instructors:

Patricia Bowne, Ph.D.
Office: CO 203
Email:pat.bowne@alverno.edu

Rebecca Burton, Ph.D.
Office: CO 221
Email: rebecca.burton@alverno.edu

Sherry Dollhopf, Ph.D.
Office: CO 206
Email: sherry.dollhopf@alverno.edu

Justin Lamanna, Ph.D.
Office: CO 207
Email: justin.lamanna@alverno.edu

Introduction

Anatomy and physiology focus on how the body is put together and how it works. The major unifying concept in physiology is HOMEOSTASIS. The conditions surrounding the body, and the actions demanded of it, are constantly changing. Too large a change will damage the cells. Homeostasis is the process in which the body constantly monitors its internal and external environment and adjusts the actions of different systems in order to maintain a stable environment which is healthy for the cells.

Course Goals

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of major human systems
  2. Draw causation maps showing the relationship between parts of the systems
  3. Use causation maps to identify causes and effects of physiological changes
  4. Work effectively with your peers to explore physiological issues
  5. Use and interpret quantitative physiological data

Course Description

BI 231 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits, 2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.)
Prereq.: SC 120; CH 113 or CH 221 -- The student focuses on developing abilities to explain the basic physiological processes of all the organ systems and to describe selected aspects of the homeostatic regulatory mechanisms of each system.

Online Resources

Interactive tutorials in physiology: http://getbodysmart.com

Tutorials written for this class: http://faculty.alverno.edu/bowneps/index.html


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