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BIOL 1612L

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Credit Hours1
Course TitleHuman Anatomy And Physiology Laboratory II
Prerequisite(s)BIOL 1611 and BIOL 1611L, each with a "C" or better
Corequisite(s)BIOL 1612
Catalog Description
This is a laboratory covering endocrine, blood,  cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary,  and reproductive systems.
Expected Educational Results
As a consequence of completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify and determine spatial relationships of anatomical structures being studied in BIOL 1612 through the use of practical examples provided by animal dissection, models and microscope slides, and explain the function of certain aspects of the digestive and metabolism, cardiovascular, respiratory,  urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems.  Video, laser disks and computer demonstrations may be used to reinforce this.
2. Perform physiological experiments, gather and interpret data, and draw conclusions based on those data.  
3. Write a coherent description of the methods, results, and conclusions of the experiment and their findings.
4. Demonstrate laboratory skills and techniques to include - reading and following directions, performing experiments and recording data.
General Education Outcomes
I. OUTCOME: "The student should be able to communicate effectively through listening, reading, writing and speaking."
Skill and Method
A. Listening: instructions for lab work
B. Reading: following written direction in lab book
C. Writing: laboratory reports

II. OUTCOME: "The student should be able to recognize and apply scientific inquiry in a variety of settings."
Through laboratory experiments the student will demonstrate the ability to apply the scientific method.  They will be able to form testable hypotheses, explain natural phenomena, interpret experiments, and make conclusions from data
Course Content
1. Anatomy of the Digestive System
2.  Chemical Breakdown of Foodstuffs: Enzymatic Action and Metabolism
3. Anatomy of Blood
4. Anatomy of the Heart
5. Conduction system of the heart - electrocardiography
6. Anatomy of Blood vessels
7. Human Cardiovascular Physiology
8. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
9. Respiratory System Physiology
10. Cardio -respiratory reflexes
11. Anatomy of the Urinary System
12. Simulated urinalysis
13. Anatomy of the Reproductive System
14. Physiology of Reproduction: Gametogenesis, the menstrual cycle, and human sexual response.
15. Anatomy of the Endocrine System and/or Experiments on Hormonal Action

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. COURSE GRADE
1. Each instructor, according to the guidelines presented in the instructor's course syllabus, will determine student's grades. There will be at least two practical exams, histology drawings of tissues (at least 10% of lab grade), and a lab report (at least 15% of the total lab grade) based on any of the physiological exercises performed in class
2. Each student, through one or more laboratory reports, will be expected to demonstrate skills in writing, and knowledge and application of the scientific method.

B. COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE ASSESSMENT

Each instructor, according to the guidelines presented in the instructor's course syllabus, will determine student's grades.  There will be at least two practical exams, histology drawings of tissues (at least 10% of lab grade), and one or more lab reports (at least 15% of the total lab grade) based on any of the physiological exercises performed in class.

C. USE OF THE ASSESSMENT FINDINGS

Instructors will consult the assessment results and each other to determine which educational approaches are working well, and which could be improved.  They will continue what works and explore improved approaches to instruction where that is needed.

D.  PROGRAM FEEDBACK

Feedback from Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Physical Education programs will be addressed by the course curriculum committee.

Effective Date:  January 2003;  Approved Date: October 2002
Review Date:  May 2009
Last Revised: June 1, 2009
Last Revised: Aug. 04, 2011
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