Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Anatomy & Physiology

 Title Abbreviation:   ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    106

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.5

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Study of the structure and function of the multiple systems of the human body. Study how the body systems are interdependent in maintaining homeostasis. Develop an understanding of how cultural influences may alter the external appearances and internal functioning of different populations. Significant virtual laboratory component required.


Prerequisite: AHE 102 (or AHE 160 and 161) or equivalent with minimum C grade or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss human anatomy and physiology using appropriate vocabulary.
  2. State the relationship between the anatomy and physiology of each body system.
  3. Identify the role each organ system has in maintaining homeostasis.
  4. Discuss the interrelationships between the body systems.
  5. Summarize the anatomy and physiology of each body system.
  6. Predict the impact failure of a specific system will have on other systems.
  7. Identify cells, tissues, and structures of organ systems in laboratory assessments.
  8. Discuss the relationship between nutritional intake and homeostasis.
  9. Identify the role nutrients have in the health of organ system tissues for each body system.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Organization and general plan of the body.
  2. Basic Chemistry. Cells, Tissues and Membranes.
  3. The Integumentary System. The Skeletal System.
  4. The Muscular System. The Nervous System.
  5. The Special Senses. Blood.
  6. The Cardiovascular System. The Endocrine System.
  7. The Lymphatic System and Immunity.
  8. The Respiratory System. The Digestive System.
  9. The Urinary System. The Reproductive System.
  10. Cells, tissues, and structures of organ systems in laboratory assessments.