• Program: Biology
  • Course: Human Biology
  • Course #: BIOL2045
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is a survey of the general structures and functions of the human body using an organ systems approach. Areas of study include human organization, support and movement, integration and coordination, maintenance of the body, body defenses, reproduction, and development. Each human organ system will be investigated to develop an understanding of its contribution to the normal functioning of the human body. Discussion of basic disease processes associated with each system, and current health and social issues will also be integrated.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the levels of biological organization
Identify key anatomical structures of the human body
Explain basic physiologic mechanisms associated with the human body
Investigate the relationship between structure and function
Relate physiologic processes to the maintenance of homeostasis
Apply concepts of anatomy and physiology to human health and disease
Recognize the effects of disease conditions on homeostasis
Evaluate data relating to human body structure and function
Describe steps to be taken for proper care of the human body and for prevention of disease
Interpret case studies
Demonstrate proper safety procedures in a laboratory setting
Explain the roles of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in proper nutrition

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 2 & 3
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1050 or MATH1060
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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