A. Objectives of the Course
Lecture periods will be devoted to the fundamental biology of the human body. This course is a basic study of the structure and functioning of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships among the systems. This course also introduces the major chemical and biological principles through the study of the human body. Some of the main objectives include:
1 Encourage curiosity and interest in human biology
2 Foster independent and critical thinking skills.
3 Understand the relevance of science to daily life
Student Learning Outcomes: (what you should be able to demonstrate by the end of the course):
1 Investigate the forms and functions of selected human organ systems from the molecular/cellular level to homeostasis at the organismal level.
2 Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the biological principles underlying current human health dilemmas, such as the causes of disease, use of biotechnologies, management of epidemics and public health, ecological/environmental health, and social health inequities.
B. Texts and Materials
Required Lecture Text:
2 Human Biology, Sylvia S. Mader
The students, you, are expected to read exercises and answer questions in both classroom sessions and assignment handouts. The homework and class work will count towards your total points.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN COMPLETED AND ON TIME TO COUNT TOWARDS YOR GRADE. Materials from the textbook, classroom discussions and paperwork passed out in class will appear in exams.
Students are expected to arrive to class on time (failure to do this will result in loss of professional conduct points) and prepared for every class meeting. Students are responsible for all material missed in any absence. Make up examinations will not be given.
D. Lecture Exam Dates
Midterm I – Thursday, January 27
Midterm II – Thursday February 24
Final lecture Exam – 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Friday,...