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BIO12:  HUMAN BIOLOGY


Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to human biology for non-science majors to meet general education laboratory science requirements. It will cover the biologic principles of basic body structure and function including all systems of the body, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. This course satisfies the same general education life science requirements as Biology 10 and Ecology 1.


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and regulation of the body systems to keeping the internal environment constant (Homeostasis)
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body at the cellular, tissue, organ and system level.
  • Apply principles of the course to solve practical life- long problems in human biology.
  • Develop a working vocabulary in the area of human biology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and be able to identify of the major tissues, organs and organ systems found in the body.
  • Develop a basic understanding of human diseases.
  • Develop analytical skills required to differentiate between invalid and valid conclusions based on collected data using the Scientific Method
  • Be able to work effectively in a lab setting. Be able to work with simple laboratory equipment and use time appropriately and use of proper lab etiquette such as proper documentation .


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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