BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I • 6 Cr.


Introduces the structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Both BIOL& 241 and BIOL& 242 are needed for a complete study of the anatomy and physiology of all human systems. Format includes laboratory work. Prerequisite: BIOL& 160 or BIOL& 211 with a C or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the components of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems and describe their location in anatomical terms.
  • Recognize and describe the relationship between the anatomical structure of an organ and how it correlates to its function.
  • Observe and describe differences in tissue types to predict their role in the normal structure and functioning of an organ.
  • Explain the principle of homeostasis and the use of feedback loops to control physiological systems, and how an inability to maintain homeostasis can lead to disease.
  • Use appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information related to anatomy and physiology.