BLGY2320 Human Anatomy/Physiology II

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. It is a continuation of Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BLGY 2310. In this class students will study the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, urinary, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. In addition to these organ systems students will study fluids and electrolytes, nutrition and metabolism, development, pregnancy and heredity. This class includes a laboratory (lab) component.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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 the hypothalamic pituitary axis of the endocrine system.
  • Deconstruct blood pressure, fluid, electrolyte and gas regulation, the immune response, juxtaglomerular and nephron function.
  • Compare and contrast the components of the digestive system.
  • Compare and contrast the male and female reproductive systems including homologous structures.
  • Classify the stages of pregnancy along with the fetal and maternal changes related to each stage.
  • Recognize the effects of aging on the systems covered.
  • Construct relationships between organ systems required of an organism "holistic theme".


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