Anatomy and Physiology Course outline

Honors Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: M. Gonzalez: Room 613
Course Outline
Intro to Anatomy and Physiology
Organization of the Human Body
Introductory Chemistry
Cells and Tissues
Integumentary System
Skeletal System/ Joints
Muscular System
Nervous Tissue/Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Blood and the Circulatory System
The Immune System
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
The Urinary System
The Reproductive System
Course Competencies:
The Student will understand that...
• Anatomy describes the form and organization of anatomical parts, while physiology considers
the function of anatomical parts.
• The structure or anatomy of the body parts and organs determines what they are able to do and
how they can function.
• Characteristics of life are traits that ALL organisms share.
• The body is composed of parts with different levels of organization.
• The body systems are dependent on each other to survive and operate the human body.
• Lifestyle choices effect the functioning of the systems of our body.
General goals:
1- To provide the student with a foundation in Human Anatomy and Physiology as preparation for
more specialized courses in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health programs.
2- You will be introduced to clinical conditions and the relationship between normal and pathological
anatomy and physiology and you have to be acquainted with the mechanics of the different
processes that are involved.