Anatomy and Physiology

The study of the structures of the human body at the chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ system levels.

Anatomy 001 - Introduction to Human Anatomy (4 units)

This course examines cells, tissues, and organs of these human systems: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive. Dissection of the cat and other mammalian organs are used in conjunction with human models in the study of human anatomy.

This class is the introduction to anatomy course that is transferable to most universities, including California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC), and professional programs. ANAT 1 is designed for students pursuing a career in the healthcare profession, such as medicine (physician and physician assistant), dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing (BSN or MSN, or nurse practitioner), Imaging Technologist Assistant (Radiologic Technician), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound technician), and Respiratory therapy, etc.

Physiology 001 - Introduction to Human Physiology (4 units)

This course is the study of the functions of the body. It covers all major systems of the body including the nervous, musculo-skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Emphasis is given to the interactions and integration of multi-systems which are required to maintain homeostasis which is essential for life. Microscopic examination of selected organs and tissues, as well as laboratory measurements of physiological functions are covered during the laboratory sessions.

This course is taken following Anatomy 001.

Biology 020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 units)

This course integrates the fundamentals of human anatomy with the fundamentals of cellular and organ system physiology. BIO 20 is a combined two-course sequence in Anatomy and Physiology with lab into one semester. This course is transferable to most universities, including California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC), and professional programs. BIO 20 is designed for students pursuing a career in the healthcare profession, such as medicine (physician and physician assistant), dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing (BSN or MSN, or nurse practitioner), Imaging Technologist Assistant (Radiologic Technician), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound technician), and Respiratory therapy, etc.

Physiology 006 - Anatomy and Physiology (6 units)

This course is the study of anatomy coupled with physiology. This class introduces the 11 organ systems, from microscopic to macroscopic level, while correlating how the 11 organ systems cooperate to maintain the normal operation of the body. PHYSIOL 6 is designed for majors in health information technology, medical records, and other health-related programs. The course introduces organ systems, from simple to complex, while correlating how the proper integration of these systems maintains the normal operation of the body. Laboratory sessions include group discussions and written assignments that highlight the significance of course material through the introduction of clinical applications. Cat dissection is not a part of this course.

This course is meant for students who are pursuing the allied health career path (Health Information Technology, medical coding, medical assistant, etc.) This course fulfills the Anatomy/Physiology requirement for certificates and degrees in Health information Technology. The course is transferable to the California State University (CSU) but not to the University of California (UC) nor to the Graduate Programs.

 

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