Biol360-Spring 2013 Syllabus (1)

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Lebanese international University

BIOL 360: Human Physiology & Anatomy (4 credits) Course Syllabus
Spring 2012-2013

Instructor sahar merhie

Lecture Hours
Tripoli campus: TTH 10;50 12;30

Course description
This course is designed to teach students human anatomy and physiology. Physiology is the study of the process or function of living things. The major goals of physiology are to understand the response of the body to stimuli and understand how the body maintains conditions within homeostasis in various environmental conditions. The study of physiology consists of many different levels including cell physiology, organ physiology and systemic physiology. Students will be exposed to all of these levels starting at the cellular level and eventually moving up to the system level. Physiology and anatomy are closely related subjects. Anatomy is the scientific discipline that investigates body structures. Often to fully appreciate the physiology of a given system it is necessary to first examine its anatomy. A true understanding and appreciation of physiology can only occur if structure and function are concurrently learned.

Course prerequisite
BIOL 200

Course outcomes
By the end of this course, the students should be able to:
• Understand basic anatomy of the human body.
• Grasp the fundamental knowledge of the physiology of the human body. • Apply the concept of homeostasis to physiologic functions of the body. • Practice dissection.

University peer review policy
This is an LIU policy in which during the semester, all classes will be visited by instructors either from the same or different departments. This policy helps instructors figure out ways to improve student educational experiences in class and eventually their performance.

Required textbook
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology; 13th Edition (2009) - Gerard J. Tortora and Bryan H. Derrickson. Willey Higher Education , USA (

|Topics |Title / Chapter Assignment |Hours | | | |(50 minutes) | | |An Introduction to the Human Body (Chapter 1) | | |1 |Anatomy and Physiology defined |2 | | |Levels of structure organization | | | |Control of homeostasis | | | |Anatomical terminology | | | |Abdominopelvic regions | | | |Medical imaging | | | |The Skeletal System : Bone Tissue (Chapter 6) | | |2 |Functions of bone and the skeletal system |5 | | |Structure of bone...
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