BIOL2225 Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is the second semester of a lecture and laboratory sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, the immune response, fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, nutrition, and human development. Clinical applications of anatomy and physiology are also discussed. The laboratory component of the course parallels and reinforces lecture concepts through the use of models, histological slides, dissection of animal specimens and exercises in physiology. Some lab exercises will introduce students to the laboratory techniques and equipment used in the acquisition of physiological data. This course is intended for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the structure and functioning of the human body.




BIOL2005 with a grade equivalent of "C" or better and BIOL2125 with a grade equivalent of "C" or better OR BIOL2045 with a grade equivalent of "C" or better AND BIOL2125 with a grade equivalent of "C" or better

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify microscopic and gross anatomy of selected tissues and organ systems
Describe the major gross and microscopic anatomic components of select organ systems of the human body
Describe the functional roles of various body systems especially in light of maintaining homeostasis
Integrate the relationships between structure and function
Describe the functional relationships that exist among the components of the endocrine system and select body systems
Explain the physiologic mechanisms of the components of the cardiovascular system
Demonstrate knowledge of the processes of the immune system
Describe the functional roles of the components of the respiratory system especially as they relate to pulmonary ventilation, and external and internal respiration
Describe digestive system processes, phases, and control
Describe the functional roles of the components of the urinary system
Explain the physiology of the homeostatic mechanisms that control fluid electrolyte and acid base balance
Distinguish variations between male and female anatomy
Contrast male and female reproductive physiology and development
Describe the stages of embryological development
Apply concepts of human anatomy and physiology to health and disease
Analyze experimental results
Demonstrate proper microbiological methods, evaluative techniques and safety procedures in a laboratory setting

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details





MnTC Goal Areas:

2 & 3