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Anatomy & Physiology

Catalog Descriptions of A&P Courses with notes:

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Biology 24, Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology

Fundamentals of the structure and function of the human body from an organ system perspective: Key concepts and basic principles of the chemistry of life and organic compounds, cells and tissues, cell physiology, organ systems, selected human diseases. Laboratory work includes use of microscopes, figures/charts, three-dimensional models, dissection of mammalian organs and demonstration of human cadavers.

Biology 24 is a 4 unit course (3 hours lecture/3 hours lab) taught at the basic level.  There are no prerequisites.  This course can be used as a prerequisite for Biology 2.


Biology 20A, Human Anatomy and Physiology

Structure and function of the human body:  Biological chemistry, cytology, tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, selected human diseases.  Laboratory work: dissection of mammalian organs, work with dissected human cadavers, use of microscopes, figures/charts, three-dimensional models, physiological experiments and demonstrations, and computer simulations.

Biology 20A is a 5 unit course (4 hours lecture/3 hours lab) taught at the intermediate level.  It is a prerequisite for 20B. Recommended preparation is Biology 24 or Chemistry 30A.


Biology 20B, Human Anatomy and Physiology

Structure and function of the human body: Special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, selected human diseases.  Laboratory work includes dissection of mammalian organs, work with dissected human cadavers, use of microscopes, figures/charts, three-dimensional models, physiological experiments and demonstrations, and computer simulations.

Biology 20B is a 5 unit course (4 hours lecture/3 hours lab) that is taught at the intermediate level.  Biology 20A is the prerequisite.


Biology 2, Human Anatomy

Detailed study of human body structure:  Molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems, basic physiology and cell division, selected human diseases. Laboratory work includes extensive use of microscopes, figures/charts, three-dimensional models, dissected human cadavers, and dissection of other mammalian organisms/organs.

Biology 2 is a 5 unit course (4 hours lecture/3 hours lab) taught at an advanced level.  A great deal of independence is expected from students.  Biology 10 OR Biology 24 must be taken as a prerequisite.


Biology 4, Human Physiology

Detailed study of human body function:  Molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems, basic anatomy essential to understanding function, physical and chemical factors and processes, selected human diseases.  Laboratory work includes computer simulations and interactive programs, physiological experiments and demonstrations, and use of microscopes.

Biology 4 is a 5 unit course (4 hours lecture/3 hours lab) taught at an advanced level.  A great deal of independence is expected from students. Chemistry 30A or 1A must be taken as a prerequisite.  Biology 2 is recommended preparation.