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Gain a basic understanding of how the human body works. This course is designed to cover the fundamental concepts of human physiology. A general overview of most of the systems of the human body will be presented along with a discussion about regulation and the medical relevance of the physiological concepts. Although the course is geared toward students who have limited science and math backgrounds, the textbook provides enough detail to satisfy those students who want to enter the health professions. Topics include the following systems: nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chemistry and cell biology is required to be successful in this course.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the functional roles of the organs that constitute each of the body systems
  • Identify the structural‐functional relationships of various cells, organs and systems within the human body
  • Explain the foundational concepts that guide the functioning and regulation of the major organ systems
  • Discuss the relationships between the different body systems
  • Describe common pathologies that affect different organ systems
  • Apply knowledge to interpret and analyze case studies
  • Synthesize and integrate knowledge to explain the molecular basis of diseases


Note on Lab:  This course include a hands on laboratory involving multi-day experiments that the student performs at home.  Except for a few household items, all the materials are included in the purchased kit from HOL Sciences.

Students interested in this course without the lab component, please enroll in BIOL 40340 - Human Physiology.

To order labpaq for your course please use the link provided in the section below; please be aware that each section has a unique link. 

*Processing time may take three weeks so we recommend you order the lab kit as soon as possible.

Course Number: BIOL-40368
Credit: 6.00 unit(s)

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