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BIO 140 Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course provides an introduction to the cell and tissue levels of organization of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of the human body including the physiology of those systems and their interrelationships.  Students will engage in a series of online laboratory activities in order to clarify, apply, and enhance course concepts. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.

BIO 141 Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIO 140.  Topics include the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, lymphatic, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive systems. Students will engage in a series of online laboratory activities in order to clarify, apply, and enhance course concepts. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.

BIO 150 Environmental Studies

This course provides an introduction to ecological theory, natural and man-made environmental problems and human population dynamics. The interaction of science and society in creating and solving natural and manmade environmental problems is emphasized. Students are challenged to question their own attitudes concerning man, nature, and the future course of global environment direction. 3-4 credit hours. Offered as needed. NOTE: This course is offered exclusively online as a Take Five elective.

BIO 160 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course initiates the study of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, and the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.

BIO 161 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIO 160. Topics include the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive systems. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.

 

BIO 172 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Science

This course covers the Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the Veterinary Technician. Major systems will be examined with an emphasis on their structure, function and interrelationships. Included is a laboratory examination of the cat. Other pertinent anatomical areas required for proper body function will also be covered. Note: There may be one or two mandatory wet labs, associated with this course that falls outside of normal class meeting time. Prerequisites: None. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

BIO 312 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

This course is the first half of a detailed investigation into pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students examine the biological and physical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and conditions, the appropriate medical procedures, and the related pharmacology, as well as the ways in which this information is used in coding, medical transcription, and data analysis. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II examines basic pharmacology and pathophysiology concepts; infectious diseases; endocrine, deficiency, and immunity disorders; mental disorders; the nervous system; sense organs; and the cardiovascular system. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.

BIO 313 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II

This course is the second half of a detailed investigation into pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students examine the biological and physical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and conditions, the appropriate medical procedures, and the related pharmacology, as well as the ways in which this information is used in coding, medical transcription, and data analysis. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II examines the respiratory system, the digestive system, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, the genitourinary system, obstetrics and newborns, as well as injury and trauma. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.