9105 Human Biology

Course Description

An introduction to the study of life with emphasis on basic concepts of the normal structure and functions of the cells, basic genetics, basic histology and embryology. This course also focuses on systems approach including cardiovascular, reproductive, respiratory, urinary, and digestive

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
  • 1. Understand the processes and patterns of biological evolution, and the role of evolution as the central unifying concept in biology.
  • 2. Understand principles of inheritance from molecular mechanisms to populations and evolution, and will learn how genetics applies to human biology.
  • 3. Learn the scope of biological diversity and the evolutionary relationships among major groups of organisms.
  • 4. Learn the basic structure and function of cells as the basic units life and as the building blocks of multicellular organisms.
  • 5. Understand processes underlying development, cellular differentiation, and reproduction in complex eukaryotes.
  • 6. Learn the basic structure and function of cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and digestive Understand the relation between form and function in biology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels.
  • 7. Understand how interactions between organisms and their environments drive the dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems.



Books for this Course

  • Human Bilogy by: Sylvia

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015