Sep 23, 2020  
Fall 2017 Catalog 
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 148 - Laboratory for BI 147

Credit Hours: 1.5

This one-semester course includes experiments and demonstrations to correlate with lecture topics presented in BI 147. Models and dissection of preserved specimens are used to illustrate structural concepts. This laboratory course is recommended for students in certain programs that require a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Not applicable for Liberal Arts and Science / Science majors.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.

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


  • relate parts of the body by use of the proper directional term;
  • identify body sections, body planes and body cavities;
  • identify the parts of the body by their regional terms; and
  • locate selected organs of each major system on models and describe the system to which they belong.


  • demonstrate the proper care in handling the microscope;
  • locate and describe the function of each part of the compound microscope;
  • observe and identify selected cells; and
  • observe and identify the ultrastructure of cells on models.


  • recognize and identify the various types of tissues from microscopic slides;
  • locate each type of tissue and relate structure to function; and
  • apply knowledge of tissue to construct an organ – the skin.


  • locate and identify the 206 bones of the body on both the articulated and disarticulated skeletons;
  • locate and identify selected bone markings; and
  • recognize the various types of joints found in the body and the movements at each joint.


  • locate and identify on models the major muscles of the body; and
  • determine the action of each muscle.


  • locate and identify the major parts of the spinal cord on models and diagrams;
  • locate and identify the major parts of the brain on models. Dissect a sheep brain and compare it to the anatomy of the human brain;
  • locate and identify the anatomical structure of the eye on models.  Dissect a sheep eye and compare sheep and human anatomy; and
  • locate and identify the anatomical structures of the ear on models.


  • locate and identify the major endocrine glands on models; and
  • describe the source and action of selected hormones.


  • distinguish between a red blood cell, a platelet and the 5 types of white blood cells;
  • type a blood sample and explain the process of agglutination;
  • identify similarities and differences between an artery and vein seen under a microscope;
  • locate and identify major blood vessels on models; and
  • locate and identify major structures of the human heart on models. Dissect a sheep heart and compare the anatomy to the human heart.


  • locate and identify the organs of the digestive systems on models;
  • review the organic macro molecules; and
  • perform experiments to simulate the process of digestion.


  • locate and identify the organs of the respiratory system on models; and
  • perform experiments to demonstrate the process of respiration.


  • locate and identify the organs of the urinary system on models;
  • locate and identify the major components of the nephron on models; and
  • observe the results of a urinalysis in terms of normal and abnormal components.


  • locate and identify the major structures of the male and female reproductive systems on models.


Corequisites: BI 147
F/S (C, N, S)