Simi Institute for Careers and Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Anatomy and Physiology for Respiratory Care RC 102
100 hours (10 weeks).
January 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify gross and microscopic components of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; anatomical and physiological terminology; explain the how structures (anatomy) of these components support their functions (physiology) at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ/organ system levels; apply the concept of homeostasis to human physiological activity; identify major organic and inorganic chemicals as they relate to the human body; describe cellular structure and cellular activity; discuss anatomical and physiological features of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems; evaluate select pathological conditions as they relate to normal functioning of the above-named systems; and assess for features of biochemical and cellular physiology, as well as neuronal integration of various body processes.
The course provides students with knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Major topics include: organization and general plan of the body; basic chemistry; cells; tissues and membranes; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immunologic, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and renal systems; special senses; fluid electrolytes and acid-base; human development and genetics; and an overview of microbiology and human disease. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, laboratory exercises, software programs, completion of workbook, and exams.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Anatomy and Physiology (4/17).