Biology 310

BIOL 310: Human Structure and Function I

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 105 or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (4)

Focuses on the structure of the human body and the physiological mechanisms used to maintain homeostasis. Designed to meet the needs of ESHE students preparing for careers in athletic training, fitness/strength, health education, nutrition and sports administration, as well as recreation students and other non-science majors. The BIOL 310:311 course sequence is not intended for biology, pre-nursing, or sports medicine students or any student intending to apply to medical schools or physician assistant programs.

Note(s): Does not meet the requirements for the Biology major. Credit will not be granted for BIOL 310 after a student has received credit for BIOL 410. Students receiving credit for BIOL 322 may not receive credit for BIOL 310 or BIOL 311.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Biol 310,311 will cover the anatomy and physiology of all major human organ systems. Topics included are as follows:


1. Homeostasis
2. Review of cellular physiology
3. Histology and the integumentary system
4. General osteology
5. The nervous system and special senses
6. The muscular system
7. The cardiovascular system
8. The respiratory system


1. Hematology and hemostasis
2. The gastrointestinal tract
3. Liver and spleen
4. Temperature regulation
5. Body fluids and kidney
6. Reproduction
7. Endocrinology


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

This course will be conducted in a traditional lecture format with active learning opportunities and maximum student interaction. Laboratory will include some independent assignments.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. To fulfill a requirement in the physical and health education sports medicine concentrations in pre-physical therapy and athletic training.
2. Having successfully completed this course, students will have acquired a basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.


Assessment Measures

The final grade in this course will be based on lecture examinations, laboratory practical examinations, quizzes and laboratory assignments. These exercises will be used to evaluate the students’ basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval


October 2007