Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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HRP 102 - Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nursing Students

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Structure and function of the body, includes an introduction to the scientific process, scientific measurements, levels of organization, chemistry as applied to physiology, cell biology, gene regulation, homeostasis, anatomical terms, body systems: integumentary, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, immune, reproductive, urinary, nervous system and special senses as well as histology of these systems.

Information: Students must be approved to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain the consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” or higher to move forward in the program.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply scientific inquiry to make measurements on and interpret data of physiological processes in living systems. [evidence-based practice]
  2.  Communicate using fundamental terminology of anatomy and physiology as it relates to the eleven organ systems and levels of organization of the human body.[evidence-based practice]
  3.  Describe the chemistry and biochemistry related to structure, function and physiology of gene regulation, energy metabolism of cells, tissues and organ systems.[evidence-based practice]
  4. Describe the basic principles of homeostasis and integration with basic anatomical structures of cells, tissues and organs of the following body systems: integumentary, nervous, musculoskeletal, joints, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic and immune, and special senses.[evidence-based practice]

Performance Objectives:
  1. Explain the scientific method and demonstrate the ability to safely perform biological laboratory techniques including light microscopy.
  2. Explain the levels of organization of the human body, the general functions of the 11 organ systems, the importance of homeostasis, and the homeostatic mechanisms involved in maintaining normal physiological limits.
  3. Describe chemistry and biochemistry as it relates to the structure, function, and physiology including energy metabolism of cells, tissues and organ systems.
  4. Describe cell biology, including function and gene regulation as it relates to physiology.
  5. Use anatomical terms to describe body regions, sections, cavities, and relative positions. 
  6. Identify the structures of the integumentary system and describe their functions.
  7. Identify the structures of the musculoskeletal system and describe their functions.
  8. Classify the joints of the body and describe their structures and functions.
  9. Identify the structures of the nervous system and describe their functions.
  10. Identify the structures of the special senses and describe their functions.
  11. Identify the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system.
  12. Identify the structures and functions of the respiratory system.
  13. Identify the structures and functions of the endocrine system.
  14. Identify the structures and functions of the lymphatic and immune systems
  15. Identify the structures and functions of the urinary system.
  16. Identify the structures and functions of the reproductive system.
  17. Discuss fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/2022



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