Introductory Human Physiology ( Official )
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SECTION A – Course Information

1. Course ID:

ANAT     10B

Student Learning Outcomes

2. Course Title:

Introductory Human Physiology

3. Division:

Natural Sciences Division

4. Department:

Biological Sciences Department

5. Subject:

Anatomy and Physiology

6. Short Course Title:

Intro Human Physiology

7. Proposed Effective Term:

Summer 2017

The required Cover Sheet Supplemental Form can be created after completion of Section A

SECTION B – Official Course Information

1. Recommended Class Size:

a. Maximum Class Size:


Note:   If the course is new or class size of an existing course is to be changed, a Class Size Supplemental Form is required.

b. Class Size Approval Date:


Note:   Date to be entered by the Instruction Office.


2. Method of Instruction:


 Work Experience, Occupational


 Open Entry/Exit

 Lecture and Laboratory


 Independent Studies

 Distance Learning



3. Contact Hours for a Term:

Note: If not a variable unit/hour course, enter the hours in the "Low" column only. Leave the hours in the "High" column blank.






         54.00 To


To be arranged:






         54.00 To


Lab/Lecture Parity?    Yes  No

Does this course have lab parity?

If not, are you going to  apply for lab parity?                          Yes  No

To be arranged:







To be arranged:







Total Hours:    


            108 To


To be arranged:





4. Credit Units:

  4.00 To


Note: Units of credit are based on:

1 Unit of credit per eighteen (18) hours of lecture contact hours for a term

1 Unit of credit per fifty-four (54) hours of lab, activity or clinical contact hours for a term


5. Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

a. TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

041000 - Anatomy and Physiology

     b.  Course Control Number:    

(To be entered by the Instruction Office Only.)


6. SAM Priority Code: [Select One]



Courses offered to apprentices only.


Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.


Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.


Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.





7. Please place this course into the appropriate discipline by selecting from the drop down list. The discipline placement indicates what preparation is needed to teach the course. Discipline faculty may place their courses into more than one discipline as appropriate:

Biological Sciences

8. General Course Information

a. Course Credit Status:

D Credit Degree Applicable

b. State Transfer Code:

A Transferable, UC/CSU/Private

c. State Classification Code:

A Liberal Arts/Sciences Degrees

d. Basic Skills Status/Level:

N Not a Basic Skills Course

e. Sports/Physical Education Course:


( Only check here if the course is a physical education course.)

f. Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

g. Number of repeats allowed:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

Note: If course is repeatable, complete the Repeatability Supplemental Form.

h. Please provide cross listed course if applicable:



9. Course Preparation

Note: If this course has any requisite, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite. If a requisite is being removed, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for removing the requisite. If a new requisite is being added, complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite.

a.   Prerequisite

ANAT 10A or ANAT 35

b.   Co requisite

c.   Advisories

(CHEM 10 or CHEM 40) and BIOL 1

d.   None


10. Course Special Designators:

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11. Course Program Status:

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 Program Applicable


 12. Funding Agency Category:

       Not Applicable

       Primarily developed using economic development funds

       Partially developed using economic development funds



SECTION C – For new transfer requests only, please complete the Transfer Status (CSU) Supplemental Form before submitting course for approval.

CSU Transferable              CSU Approval Date:                     (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for CSU Transfer Status

UC Transferable                 UC Approval Date:                      (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for UC Transfer Status

Note:  CSU Transfer Status must be obtained prior to submitting a request for UC Transfer Status to the UC Chancellor.


SECTION D - General Education Request

Mt. San Antonio College and CSU General Education course approvals are submitted to the Educational Design Committee and GE Subcommittee for approval.

1.  The Articulation Officer submits the course directly to the CSU Chancellor for approval.

2.  Upon receiving CSU approval, the course will be placed in the CSU approved area for the Mt. SAC Associate Degree GE.



Requesting approval for inclusion on Mt. SAC and CSU General Education List?

Note:   If requesting approval for inclusion on the General Education List, the General Education Course Evaluation Supplemental Form must be completed before submitting course for approval.  If request is approved, the remainder of Section D will be completed by the Instruction Office.

1. Mt SAC General Education Applicability:

    GE Approval Date :                   (mmddyyyy)

AAB2 - Life Sciences
ASB2 - Life Sciences

2. CSU General Education Applicability (Requires CSU approval):

    CSU Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)

CSB2 - Life Science
CSB3 - Laboratory Activity

3. IGETC Applicability (Requires CSU/UC approval):

    IGETC Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)

IG5B - Biological Science - Lecture Only
IG5C - Physical Science Combo



SECTION E - Course Content

1. Course Descriptions

a. Catalog Description:

(Write a clear, concise course description, summarizing the course content.  Include major goals of the course, scope, requirements for successfully completing the course, and any unusual aspects of the course.)

Integrated study of the function of and interaction between the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, excretory (including electrolyte and acid-base balance), endocrine, and reproductive systems (including human genetics and embryology).

b. Class Schedule Description:



Is a course description to be printed in the Class Schedule?

(If yes, write one or two sentences condensing the catalog description for the prospective student.  Does not require as much detail as the catalog description. Limited to 130 characters, including spaces.)

Integrated study of the functions of and interactions between human organ systems.

2. Course Outline Information

In courses that include lecture and laboratory, the topical outlines should be separate and distinct, each specific and appropriate to the activities to be conducted.

a. Lecture Topical Outline:

(The lecture topical outline should provide a detailed record of the content of the course.)

- Chemical composition of the body
- Cell structure and function
- Cell division and gene expression
- Cellular respiration and metabolism
- Homeostasis, including feedback regulation and thermoregulation
- Sensory physiology and central nervous system
- Autonomic nervous system and muscle physiology
- Endocrinology including calcium regulation and bone homeostasis
- Muscle physiology
- Cardiac physiology
- Hematology and immunology
- Respiratory physiology
- Water, electrolytes, and acid-base balance
- Digestive and renal physiology
- Reproductive physiology
- Final exam

b. Lab Topical Outline:

(The lab topical outline should reflect the activities in lab.)

- Using the metric system and scientific method
- Acquiring, inputting, and analyzing computerized data
- Collecting data, conducting statistical analysis, and introducing experimentation
- Conducting experiments covering physical (membrane) transport
- Viewing slides, using models to study cell division and genetics, and evaluating problems in genetics and heredity
- Conducting experiments in bioenergetics
- Observing and analyzing environmental effects on digestive enzymes
- Conducting experiments including sensory measurements, reaction time, and muscle physiology
- Conducting experiments evaluating responses in the autonomic nervous system
- Measuring blood using hemacytometry and determining differential white blood cell (WBC) counts
- Analyzing hematology measurements
- Conducing and analyzing an electrocardiogram (ECG) to understand cardiovascular physiology
- Measuring blood pressure and auscultating heart to understand cardiovascular physiology
- Measuring pulmonary function and examining aerobic exercise physiology
- Analyzing the composition of urine
- Evaluating concepts of reproductive physiology through use of models
- Final exam

3. Course Measurable Objectives:

(Measurable course objectives should identify expected outcomes: specific, observable student actions – what the student should be able to do, know or feel as a result of taking this course.  A majority of objectives should reflect critical thinking, i.e. application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.  Course objectives should relate directly to methods of evaluation)

Provide a minimum of five (5) course measurable objectives:

1. Acquire laboratory-generated data and perform statistical analyses within the framework of the scientific method.
2. Predict the outcome of laboratory exercises according to concepts, principles, and laws discussed in the course.
3. Evaluate case studies by applying physiological principles on a molecular, cellular, organ, and systems level.
4. Explain the mechanisms of cellular, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, sensory, digestive, renal, and reproductive physiology, and the regulation of these mechanisms.
5. Describe key interactions between organ systems including acid and base regulation, thermoregulation, calcium regulation and bone homeostasis, fluid balance, and metabolic regulation.
6. Compare and contrast normal physiology and pathophysiology observed in specific disease states.

4. Course Methods of Evaluation:

(Methods of evaluation should relate directly to measurable course objectives.  They indicate the kind of assignments or performance activities designed for a course to assess student learning.  Each course must list either substantial writing assignments (category 1) OR computational / non-computational problem solving demonstrations (category 2) if writing assignments are inappropriate (with an explanation of why substantial writing is not appropriate for the course).  Activities typically assigned in categories 3 and 4 must also be listed in this section.)

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Two 3- to 5-page formal laboratory reports including introduction, materials and methods, results, and discussion on human physiology

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:

Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Evaluating clinical case studies
Performing differential diagnosis of clinical cases
Identifying and describe the pathophysiology involved in clinical case studies
Defending your assessment of the clinical case studies

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Analyzing data generated by Biopac system

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple choice, matching, true or false, and short answer exams on topics such as mechanisms of function of the human body on a molecular and systemic level

5. Sample Assignments:

(Assignments should be directly related to the objectives of the course.  They should be specific enough to provide real guidance to faculty and clear expectations for students.  Descriptions of the type or examples of assignments are required.  For example, rather than “term paper” state “term paper comparing and contrasting the social aspects of hunting tactics of two mammal species.”  This section must establish that the work is demanding enough in rigor and independence to fulfill the credit level specified.  The nature of the assignments must clearly demand critical thinking.  Assignments should be adequate to assure that students who successfully complete them can meet the objectives of the course.  Appropriate out-of-class work is required for credit courses.)

Provide a minimum of three (3) sample assignments:

1. Generate a standard curve using solutions containing known amounts of protein and a spectrophotometer. Using this standard curve, determine the amount of protein in unknown solutions.
2. Collaborate with a team of students to evaluate two original case studies, prepare a formal oral report on the results of the evaluation not to exceed 15 minutes in length, and answer 5-10 questions regarding each case.
3. Calculate the amount of ATP produced by a wide variety of nutrients, including triglycerides, monosaccharides, and proteins.
4. Utilize a codon table to determine the amino acids associated with a particular messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) sequence in eukaryotic transcription and translation.
5. Explain the role of the respiratory system in acid-base regulation.


6. Representative Text:

(List EXAMPLES of textbooks and other data sources and materials, which may be used in this course.  Provide author, title, publisher, date of publication, and edition.)

If the course is requested to be or is CSU transferable, provide at least one (1) representative text that has been published within the last five (5) years.  A representative text is optional for a non-transferable course.

a. Book 1:

This is the most recent edition of this text:




If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


  Silverthorn, Dee Unglaub


  Human Physiology, An Integrated Approach



Date of Publication:




b. Book 2:

This is the most recent edition of this text:




If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


  Mt. SAC Biology Department


  Mt. San Antonio College Introductory Human Physiology Anatomy 10B Lab Manual



Date of Publication:



  Fall 2017 edition

c. Book 3:

This is the most recent edition of this text:




If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:







Date of Publication: