Disciplines – Southgate Campus

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.

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.

Biology 003 - Introduction to Biology (4 units)

Introductory organismal plant and animal biology for non-majors with an emphasis on scientific methodology and basic biological principles. Topics include basic inorganic, organic and biochemical principles, structure and function of bacteria, plant and animal cells and tissues, energy systems of photosynthesis and respiration, cellular division, genetics and inheritance including Mendelian Punnett square problem solving, its application to normal and abnormal human genetic conditions, evolution and classification of bacteria, viruses, protist, fungi, plants and animals, diversity, behavior, and ecology of communities. The anatomy and physiology of plant and animal systems, development, growth and reproduction, transport systems, nutrition, and immunity are emphasized.

Micro 001 - Introductory Microbiology (5 units)

This is an introductory microbiology course developed to pre-pare students for careers in biological sciences, medicine, dentistry, and allied health professions. This course explores the early history of microbiology, microbial classification, morphology, physiology and genetics. Emphasis is given to host-and pathogenic microbe interactions, immunology, virology, and on the effects of physical and chemical agents on micro-organisms. Attention is also given to the microbiology of the air, water, soil, and milk and dairy products. The laboratory emphasizes fundamental microbiological techniques, concepts, and applications as well as current molecular diagnostic methods in microbial genetics and immunology.

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