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Last approved: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:02:22 GMT

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BIO (Biological Sciences)
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Principles of Human Anatomy & Physiology (B): Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Renal Systems
Principles Hum Anat & Phys (B)
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
4
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Laboratory3
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Marta Klesath
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture240120YesSpring offerings -- Fall will likely be one section of 120 students
Laboratory24024Yes.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 183; Cannot receive credit for both this course and BIO 212 or BIO 421
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
BIO 245 provides an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems. Fundamental principles addressed throughout the course include (1) maintenance and regulation of homeostasis, (2) communication and control processes throughout the body, (3) integration and interdependence across organ systems, (4) structure-function relationships, and (5) anatomical and physiological adaptation. Together, BIO 240 and BIO 245 provide a strong foundation in human anatomy and physiology (through both lecture and lab) for students preparing for a variety of health-related professions.

[same as for BIO 240]


A number of graduate programs in the health professions require or strongly encourage two semesters of human anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level, with labs.  Our current offering of a 200-level "basic" course (BIO 212) and a 400-level "advanced" course and separate lab (BIO 421 + 426) creates confusion for many of these graduate or professional programs because it is not the typical way in which human anatomy and physiology is offered at many institutions. 


NC State students (NDS and degree-seeking) interested in careers in human health will be better served by a clearly complementary, two-semester offering of human anatomy and physiology.  Accordingly, we are proposing two new courses (each with lecture and lab) to replace BIO 212, restructuring the way in which we teach human anatomy and physiology. 


The two courses (BIO 240 and BIO 245) will focus on different systems of the human body, and are designed to be taken in either order to facilitate scheduling.  At the same time, both courses will emphasize fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology, so that students have the option of taking one of these courses and then pursuing more advanced physiology courses -- i.e., not all students will have to take both of these new courses in order to move on to more advanced coursework.  (Students also have the option of taking BIO 250 Animal Anatomy & Physiology as preparation for more advanced coursework.)


BIO 421 will eventually be discontinued (as well as BIO 212), freeing those instructors to either teach one of these new courses or to develop more advanced courses in areas of interest within the physiological sciences that will expand on our current offerings in neurobiology, endocrinology, immunology, etc.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Dr. Klesath will teach this course in load.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:



  • explain the concept of homeostasis and describe homeostatic mechanisms using examples from the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems

  • compare communication and control processes across the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems

  • describe examples of integration across different physiological systems

  • explain examples of structure-function relationships in the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems

  • describe examples of the impact of evolutionary forces on humans, using the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems


In addition, detailed learning outcomes for each system will be provided during the semester.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams200Lecture Exams 1-4
Final Exam40Lecture Final Exam
Written Assignment12on Moodle
Quizzes20lecture quizzes, on Moodle
Homework4CONNECT lecture homework
Other24Top Hat lecture response questions
Multiple exams140Lab Practicals 1-2
Quizzes50lab quizzes
Lab assignments10lab assignments
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus
We have asked OIRP for information on any curricula that require BIO 212 or BIO 421, but have not received a response. Instead we will send these course actions and justification to the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and ask them to distribute as appropriate.
aeherget (Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:20:21 GMT): AECHH: Updating syllabus at instructor's request via email 2/7/2017.
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