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BIO 203 - Anatomy and Physiology Review for Health Related Professions

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Review of human body systems which includes clinical application of human anatomy and physiology. Includes the nervous system, endocrine system, metabolism, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system; and fluid, electrolyte, and pH balance.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 201IN  and BIO 202IN  
Recommendation: For students who are preparing to take board exams in the health related professions, or those who wish to review anatomy and physiology.
Information: May be taken 3 times for a maximum of 6 credit hours. If this course is repeated see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate. Financial aid may not cover this class if it is taken outside of a normal semester. eligibility as appropriate. Financial aid may not cover this class if it is taken outside of a normal semester.



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology associated with major body systems

Outline:
  1. Nervous System
    1. Spinal cord and spinal nerve anatomy and physiology

1. Spinal tracts

2. Spinal nerves

3. Selected disorders

  1. Brain and cranial nerve anatomy and physiology
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    1. Autonomic nervous system anatomy and physiology
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  1. Endocrine System
    1. Lipid soluble and water soluble hormones
    2. Hypothalamic, pituitary and adrenal/thyroid/gonadal axes

 

  1. Clinically significant hormones and their actions
  2. Examples of endocrine disorders
  1. Metabolism
    1. Endocrine control of metabolism
    2. Roles of the liver in metabolism
    3. Examples of metabolic disorders with emphasis on diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia
  2. Cardiovascular System
    1. The heart

1. Anatomy

2. Cardiac output

3. Cardiac cycle

4. Conduction system

5. Examples of cardiovascular disorders

  1. Blood vessels and hemodynamics

1. Blood vessel histology

2. Systolic vs diastolic blood pressure

3. Mean arterial pressure as a function of cardiac output and peripheral resistance

4. Neural and endocrine control of blood pressure

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5. Examples of circulatory shock

  1. Blood
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  1. Respiratory System
    1. Anatomy
    2. Physiology
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  2. Examples of respiratory disorders
  3. Urinary System
    1. Anatomy
    2. Physiology
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a. Aldosterone

b. Catecholamines

c. ADH

d. ANP and BNP

  1. Clinical assessment of renal function
  1. Digestive System
    1. Anatomy
    2. Physiology
    3. Clinical applications associated with the digestive system
  2. Fluid, Electrolyte, and pH Balance
    1. Anatomy
    2. Physiology
    3. Clinical applications associated with fluid, electrolyte, and pH balance