||The focus of this course is to provide a strong foundation for students preparing for a career in nursing. It is an intensive course designed to stress correlations between the structures and functions of the various body systems. Each system discussed is treated from microscopic to macroscopic levels of organization. Topics include: organic molecules, the cell, cellular metabolism, tissues, skin, bones, muscles, the nervous system, special senses, and endocrine system. Homeostatic imbalances that result in disease will be discussed. Laboratory work includes the microscopic examination of tissues, dissections of preserved organ specimens and the cat, and the investigation of various human physiological processes. 3 hours lecture/2 hours lab. Minimum passing grade is a C.
4 Credit Hours
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