Human Biology –

bio405

(3 credits)

This course provides students with concepts of human biology. Topics include structure, function and the interrelationships of the cells, organ, skeletal and muscular systems, genetics, inheritance, and homeostasis.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Body Organization and Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

  • Describe the organization of the human body.
  • Explain the role of homeostasis functions in the human body.
  • Explain the functions of the integumentary system.
  • Explain the functions of the skeletal system.
  • Explain the functions of the muscular system.

Digestive, Respiratory, and Urinary Systems

  • Explain the functions of the digestive system.
  • Explain the functions of the respiratory system.
  • Explain the functions of the urinary system.
  • Analyze the homeostatic processes of the respiratory and urinary systems.

Blood, Cardiovascular, and Lymphatic Systems and Immunity

  • Explain the functions of blood and the cardiovascular system.
  • Explain the functions of the lymphatic-immune system.

Nervous System, Senses, and Endocrine System

  • Explain the functions of the nervous system.
  • Explain the functions of the senses.
  • Explain the functions of the endocrine system.
  • Explain the effects of drugs and alcohol on the nervous and cardiovascular system.

Reproductive System and Human Development

  • Explain the functions of the reproductive system.
  • Describe the stages of human development.
  • Describe human chromosomal disorders and genetic diseases.

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