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    Erie Community College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Catalog

BI 107 - Human Biology


Credit Hours: 3

A science elective designed for non-science majors. Topics will include digestive system and nutrition, genetics and reproduction, nervous system and drugs and survey of disease.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ORGANIZATION AND THE CELL
    • describe the organization of life; and
    • describe the role of the cell as the basic unit of structure and function.
  2. TISSUES/ORGAN SYSTEMS AND CONCEPT OF HOMEOSTASIS
    • detail the four major types of tissues; and
    • explain homeostasis and describe what happens if the body cannot maintain homeostasis.
  3. NUTRITION AND DIGESTION
    • describe and distinguish each of the six nutrient classes based on structure, function and food sources;
    • locate and detail the structures of the digestive system; and
    • associate each structure with its digestive function, contrasting mechanical from chemical digestion where appropriate.
  4. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    • discuss the composition of blood, its formed elements and plasma;
    • identify the major structures of the heart; describe their functions;
    • differentiate between the three types of blood vessels; describe the functions of each; and
    • describe the conduction system and cardiac cycle of the heart.
  5. NERVOUS SYSTEM, SENSE ORGANS, AND PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS
    • describe the basic structure of neurons and the mechanism of nerve impulse transmission;
    • identify and characterize the subdivisions of the nervous system;
    • locate and describe the functions of the major regions of the brain;
    • compare and contrast the effects of subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system; and
    • describe the structures and functions of selected sense organs.
  6. GENETICS AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
    • describe the relationship of DNA, chromosomes, and genes; relate this to protein synthesis;
    • define basic terminology of Mendelian genetics; apply these concepts to problem solving situations;
    • explain selected genetic disorders in terms of chromosomal abnormalities; and
    • detail the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems and describe selected STDs.
  7. HEALTH RELATED ISSUES
    • additional topics may include cancer, immunity, endocrine system, and respiratory system.

 

F/S (C, N, S)

This course does not satisfy the science requirement for liberal arts/science majors.