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BIOL 20200 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 2.0


BIOL 20100/20300


BIOL 20200 is the second semester of a two-semester course that includes two 50-minute lectures designed to give the student a basic understanding of the anatomy, organization and function of the human body.  To assist the student in mastering the subject matter, there will be introductory lectures on the basic concepts of biochemistry and cell biology before the major topics of the course are dealt with.  These topics include the organization of the human body; muscle and bone; the nervous system (including the special senses); the cardiovascular system, respiration; digestion; metabolism; excretion; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance; the endocrine system; reproduction and genetics.  The subject matter will be related to relevant questions of clinical or health-related importance.  This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence.  BIOL 20200/20400 should NOT be taken out of sequence.  Any student wishing to do so must obtain the instructors permission.  NOTE:  Not available for credit toward graduation for majors in the Department of Biological Sciences.




Biology Lab Manual ISBN 9780738089928 and

Human Anatomy and Physiology - A Modern Synthesis, Bridges 2017 ISBN 9780738089935


Meets with BIOL 20400 lectures. 

Evening Exams Required. 


Straight scale:  90-100% = A; 80-89% = B; 70-79% = C; 60-69% = D; 59% or less = F.

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