Sep 23, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

BIO 231 - Human Biology 1

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement.

Learn the biologically significant inorganic and organic molecules and their relationship to human anatomy and physiology, the structure of cells and tissues, cellular physiology, the fundamentals of inheritance and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, and nervous systems. A course primarily for the two-year nursing program; sometimes accepted as transfer credit. Students are advised to check with the four-year transfer institution. Four-year nursing students usually take BIO 233  and BIO 234 . Lab fee $30.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111   or ENG 115   or ENG 121   and either eligibility for any general education math or a score of 27 or better on the Arithmetic Placement Test or a B or better in MAT 005 .

Note: Credit is not given for (1) both BIO 101  and BIO 231 or (2) both BIO 230  and BIO 231 or (3) both sequences BIO 231 - BIO 232   and BIO 233   - BIO 234 . Students enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician and Therapeutic Massage certificate programs should consult their program advisor for math eligibility.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Summarizes the levels of body organization
  • Applies anatomical, directional, and sectional terminology relative to the human body
  • Use Greek and Latin roots to decode medical terminology
  • Applies the rules of atomic structure
  • Summarizes the nature of chemical bonds
  • Distinguishes among types of chemical reactions
  • Relates the structure of the water molecule to the properties of water
  • Summarizes the relationship between acid and base structure and the pH scale
  • Relates the chemical structure of the major biologically important organic molecules to their function within the human body
  • Summarizes the details cell structure in terms of the characteristics of living organisms
  • Relates structural features to the overall functions of a cell membrane
  • Analyzes the processes of cellular metabolism
  • Analyzes the role of DNA in replication & protein synthesis
  • Summarizes the processes of bone development, growth and maintenance, from the fetus through the aging adult
  • Analyzes the major types of joints in the human body, based on both structural and functional classifications
  • Summarizes the organization of the nervous system
  • Correlates the structure and function of nervous tissue
  • Summarizes the processes involved in maintenance of a resting membrane potential, in generation and propagation of a nerve impulse, and in transmission of impulses between neurons
  • Correlates gross and microscopic anatomy with function of the spinal cord and spinal nerves
  • Correlates anatomy with function for the brain and cranial nerves
  • Analyzes the interrelationships of the sensory, motor and integrative pathways in the body
  • Analyzes the structural and functional details of the autonomic nervous system

 ​Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking