Biology 322

BIOL 322: Human Anatomy and Physiology for Pre-Nursing Majors

Prerequisites: Status as a declared Pre-Nursing major, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better, and a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 105; or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (6)

Focuses on the structure of the human body and the physiological mechanisms used to maintain homeostasis. Designed to meet the needs of pre-nursing majors. Lecture devoted to physiological processes; laboratory major vehicle for presenting structure.

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


Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course will cover the anatomy and physiology of all major human organs and systems. Major topics considered are as follows:


1. The integumentary system
2. General osteology
3. The nervous system
4. The muscular system
5. The cardiovascular system
6. Blood cells
7. Hemostasis
8. Respiration
9. The gastrointestinal tract
10. Liver and spleen
11. Temperature regulation
12. Body fluids and kidney
13. Endocrinology and reproduction


Detailed Description of the Conduct Course

Lectures will be presented in a traditional format with maximum student interaction. Laboratory will include some independent assignments.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. To fulfill a major requirement in health, health services, dance, medical technology, music therapy, nursing, physical education, sportsmedicine and therapeutic recreation.

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 student's basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.


Other Course Information

Students will be expected to complete some laboratory assignments outside of the scheduled laboratory periods.


Review and Approval


October, 2007