Mar 30, 2023
HP 152 - Human Body Systems 23 Credit(s)
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. A basic introduction to microbiomes is included. May be offered online.
Prerequisite: HP 150
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Correctly describe the functions of the lymphatic system.
- Correctly describe the structure & function of tonsils, lymph nodes, the spleen and thymus.
- Correctly describe the anatomy & physiology of the respiratory passages, beginning at the nose & ending at the alveoli.
- Correctly list the pulmonary volumes & capacities & define each of these terms & concepts.
- Correctly list the organs that comprise the digestive tract & understand their basic functions.
- Correctly list the accessory organs of the digestive tract & understand their basic functions.
- Correctly list specific enzymes & hormones produced by the accessory organs, the stomach, & the other organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Correctly describe the dietary sources of carbohydrates, proteins & fats, their uses in the body, & the daily recommended amounts in the diet.
- Correctly list common vitamins & minerals & give a function for each.
- Correctly list the structures that make up the urinary system & describe the overall functions this system performs.
- Correctly describe the anatomy, physiology, & hormones associated with the female reproductive system.
- Correctly describe the anatomy, physiology, & hormones associated with the male reproductive system. 1
- Correctly describe the process of fertilization & stages of growth of the human organism from embryo & fetus through childhood & adulthood.
- Understand the basics of microbiology as presented in the course packet.
- Understand the basics of immunology as presented in the course packet & chapter 14 of our course textbook
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