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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

ANAT 30 - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology


4 units
2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 84 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is the study of anatomy coupled with physiology. Students compare the structure and function of human organ systems to those of other vertebrates. The laboratory includes dissection of sheep brains and hearts, cow eyes and other vertebrates. Laboratory experiments reinforce principles of anatomy and the basic principles of chemistry, cell biology, histology, embryology, and genetics.

Note: This course may satisfy the anatomy requirements for other health-related programs. It does not satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Anatomy 30, ANAT 32, and PHYO 31 is two courses.

ANAT 32 - General Human Anatomy


4 units
2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: ANAT 30 or BIOL 10 ENGL 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This in-depth course covers all eleven systems of the human body including related histology and pathology. The systems covered are skeletal, muscular, nervous, integument, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, urinary, endocrine, immune, and lymphatic. Models of the human body and dissection of higher vertebrates are emphasized in laboratory. This course is designed for science, health-related, pre-nursing (Bachelor of Science in nursing), and pre-professional majors.

Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing ANAT 30, Anatomy 32, and PHYO 31 is two courses.

APHY 34A - Anatomy and Physiology I


4 units
3 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: CHEM 4 or CHEM 20, or CHEM 21A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent or concurrent enrollment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This is the first semester of the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab course. It is an indepth course examining major organ systems, their morphology and functions as well as some of their common pathologies. Topics include an introduction to the human body, chemical and biochemical principles, cell morphology and function, cell division, genetics
and histology. In the first semester, the students study the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems, as well as the first half of the nervous system. Laboratory investigations include models of the human body and dissection of higher vertebrates, in addition to physiological experiments. The course is designed for science, health-related, pre-nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), and pre-professional majors.

APHY 34B - Anatomy and Physiology II


4 units
3 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: APHY 34A 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This is the second semester of the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab course that includes computer assisted learning and lab simulation. Topics examined in-depth include: special senses, autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, digestive system and nutrition, cellular respiration, urinary system, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, reproductive system, genetic conditions and disorders, embryology and development. Laboratory investigations include models of the human body and dissection of higher vertebrates, in addition to physiological experiments. The course is designed for science, health-related, pre-nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), and pre-professional majors.

PHYO 31 - Human Physiology


4 units
2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: ANAT 32 and CHEM 20 or CHEM 21A or CHEM 4 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is a study of cellular physiology and the functional aspects of the following human body systems: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, muscle, nervous and endocrine. In the laboratory, experiments are performed to demonstrate principles discussed in lecture. This course is designed primarily for those majoring in the Health Sciences.

Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing ANAT 32 and Physiology 31 is two courses.