BIOL201 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (4 semester hours)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles associated with the structure and function of the human body. It is intended to offer knowledge and skills often required in the health sciences and healthcare systems, such as medical assisting, medical technology, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, health information management, and medical coding. The lessons and laboratory exercises focus on the organization, microscopic and gross anatomy, and the functions of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of the human body. The course will also introduce the basics of chemistry and cell biology to provide a foundation for discussion of individual organ systems. This course includes a virtual laboratory component. This is a time- and resource-intensive course. Students intending to pursue a career in the health sciences should verify that this course meets the requirements of their intended program prior to enrollment. NOTE: Students may take either BIOL201 or BIOL250/BIOL251 for credit, but not both versions of the anatomy and physiology courses.