District Syllabus
BSC1080
Essentials Of Anatomy And Physiology


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: BSC1080L Essentials Of Anatomy And Physiology Laboratory
Catalog Description: This is a survey course consisting of lectures and demonstrations covering the basic structures and functions of the human body. It is not recommended for students who intend to major in biology, medicine or registered nursing.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Marieb. Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 10th ed., Benjamin Cummings, 2012. ISBN: 9780921799999
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss the organization of the human body at the chemical, cellular, tissue and organ level.
  2. Discuss homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease.
  3. Identify the major structures and their functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.
  4. Describe the interrelationships between skin, bone, muscle and joints in the support and movement of the body.
  5. Describe the functions of the nervous and endocrine systems in maintaining homeostasis.
  6. Discuss the role of the nervous and endocrine systems in communicating internally.
  7. Describe the roles of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems in maintenance of normal body function.
  8. Describe pH, fluid and electrolyte homeostasis.
  9. Describe basic metabolic mechanisms.
  10. Describe reproduction, growth and development.
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section
being taught.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.