BLGY2310 Human Anatomy/Physiology I

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 3 - Natural Sciences. Human anatomy and physiology is the study of the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. Beginning from a solid base of general biological knowledge students will study the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. In addition to these basic areas of study, histology is covered in general and in detail as it relates to each of the above organ systems. This class includes a laboratory (lab) component.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the function of each organ system.
  • Name the relevant structures of each organ system covered in the class.
  • Relate physiological significance to anatomical structures.
  • Classify tissue types by function and location.
  • Deconstruct blood calcium regulation and muscular excitation/contraction.
  • Explain the function of each type of neuron and glial cell.
  • Compare the neural pathways of each sense.
  • Compare the receptors of each of the senses.
  • Classify as excitatory or inhibitory the innervation of the autonomic nervous system to each organ/tissue.
  • Relate clinical findings (signs and symptoms) to anatomical and physiological concepts covered in class.
  • Recognize the effect of aging on the systems covered in class.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

4 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other