BIOL 502 – Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology I
The primary goals of this course are to cover the introductory material on basic cellular function and continue to an expansive discussion on the major tissue types in the body. Specific systems covered will be the integument (skin), the skeletal system, the muscular system, and at least part of the nervous and vascular systems. In each system, the goals will be to: discuss the role of the organs comprising each of the systems; understand the physiological function of these systems; identify gross anatomical structures associated with these systems through active dissection of human cadavers and with anatomical models; and identify histological structures associated with the systems of study.
BIOL 503 – Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology II
In this quarter we study three systems, the cardiovascular system (how we move blood around the body), the respiratory system (how we exchange gases with the environment), and the urinary system (how we filter blood to produce urine). We study each system independently and then study how the three organ systems interact to optimize the transport of gases, nutrients, and wastes.
BIOL 504 – Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology III
The Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology series concludes with the central nervous, endocrine, digestive, and reproductive systems. Special emphasis is placed on the microscopic appearance of these tissues and the importance of histological techniques in identifying specific features. A common theme for this quarter is coordination between multiple body systems in the maintenance of homeostasis and how homeostasis is disrupted physiologically (as it is in development and growth) and pathologically.