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Anatomy (BIOL 2224)

Total Credits: 4
Lecture Credits: 3
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course provides an in-depth study of tissues and the anatomy of all human body systems. The course focuses on how the shape and composition of the anatomical structures allows them to perform their functions. Pathology of the anatomy may be included, but normal anatomy will be stressed. This course includes two hours of required lab per week.

Topical Outline:
1. Human Body, Tissues, Histology, and Integumentary System
2. Musculoskeletal System including Bone, Axial & Appendicular Skeletons, Muscles, Joints, and Muscle Tissue
3. The Nervous System including Central Nervous System, Special Senses, Peripheral Nervous System, and Autonomic Nervous System
4. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Immune Systems including Blood, Heart, Blood Vessels
5. Respiratory, Digestive, Endocrine, Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Learning Outcomes:
1. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the structural (80% Anatomical) organization of the human body and become proficient in describing the functional (20% Physiological) aspects of anatomy and histological structure
2. Understand humans as functioning organisms and structural relationships between individual parts that form an integrated whole while interpreting human anatomy as a particular set of solutions to problems imposed by the environment
3. Understand selected clinical disorders that arise from diseases or abnormalities in structure
4. Analyze body systems and organs in terms of the details of their structure
5. Appreciate human beings as biological organisms including the similarities and differences between humans and other living organisms
6. Actively and cooperatively become fluent in the terminology and vocabulary of anatomy while expertly identify and spell specific structures on diagrams, models, and dissected specimens on human (mammalian) anatomy

Prerequisites:  BIOL 2200 and CHEM 1020 or BIOL 2200 and CHEM 1151; or High School Chemistry and General Biology with Grades of "C" (2.0) or Above for the Full Year and Must Have Been Taken within the Last Five Years. It is highly recommended that students have a placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

MnTC: Goal 3: Natural Sciences