Biol Sci 204 - Anatomy and Physiology I - Ricardo E Rosales
|Course:||Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Professor:||Ricardo E Rosales|
Hello! My name is Ricardo Rosales and I will be your instructor for this journey into the human body. Anatomy is a fascinating subject that will give you an understanding of how your body is built and put together. Physiology will give you an understanding of how the body works and show you how amazing the body is. I look forward to guiding you in this journey.
This course explores the major structural characteristics of the human body. We will start by introducing what anatomy is and how it is studied. Then we look at the language of anatomy to learn the different planes of dissection and the directional terms associated with the body that are commonly used in the anatomy lab. From there we will look at the tissue make-up of the body. We then dive into the skeletal system where we will study bone tissue and the individual bones of the skeletal system and their features. Next we study the skeletal muscle system. Identifying the major muscles of the body and their action. We will also look at the physiology of skeletal muscle and gain an understanding of how muscles contract. We will finish the course by studying the nervous system. Gaining an understanding of how neurons work and the major parts of the nervous system.
What to Expect in this Course
This is going to be a course where you will have to stay on top of the material. There is going to be a lot of information in every chapter we cover. If you get behind, it will be difficult for you to make up that information. We will meet via ConferZoom during our scheduled times for lecture and lab. During this time I will go over the material and explain the concepts that need to be explained. This will also be the time for you to ask any questions you may have. You will have to put in a lot of hours, but this will pay off in your understanding of the material.
Types of Assessments
Lecture exams. Lab practicals. Lab summaries. Cumulative lecture final exam.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
• Saladin, K.S. Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 9th ed. w/Connect McGraw Hill, 2021
• Sarikas, S.N. Laboratory Investigations in Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd ed. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2010
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Last updated: 05/27/2021 Sub#: 100