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BHSC 0100 - Human Biology

Basic Health Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Provides a survey of the general principles of human body structure and function. Based on the B.C. secondary system's Biology 12 course. Additional content deals with the basics of skeletal and muscular systems. Provides a more medical focus than Biology 12 and may be useful for those desiring a general overview of body structure and function. Most School of Health programs accept this course as satisfying their Biology 12 requirement. Carries no laboratory component.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$352.32 - $357.79 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2015

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2015 term.

CRN 78177

Mon Jan 05 - Fri Apr 03 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Apr 03 Distance

Instructor

Jen Kong

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$352.32

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Distance On-Line course. The text, "Introduction to the Human Body, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology", by Gerard Tortora, is available from the BCIT bookstore. This course is no longer accepted as a prerequisite for Nursing. Students can register up until Friday Janaury 10. For late registration, please contact program assistant at leesa_watt@bcit.ca - please include BCIT student number when possible.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 18060

Tue Jan 06 - Tue Mar 31 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 31 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW1 Rm. 3150

Instructor

Jen Kong

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$357.79

Notes

  1. The textbook, "Introduction to the Human Body, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology" by Gerard Tortora is to be purchased from the bookstore. This course is no longer accepted as a prerequisite for Nursing. Students can register up until Tuesday morning January 13. For late registration, please contact program assistant at leesa_watt@bcit.ca - please include BCIT student number when possible.

Learning Outcomes

In regard to the course content topics listed below, students will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of this material in objective examinations. These will provide opportunities to use relevant terminology with precision and accuracy and to identify key aspects of structure and function in the human.

Overall Body Organization

  • Body Cavities/Descriptive and Directional Terminology
  • Major Body Organ Systems

Cytology

  • Cell: description and organization
  • Organelle Structure and Function
  • Membrane Transport
    • Diffusion/osmosis/facilitated transport/active transport/endocytosis/exocytosis
  • Mitosis
    • Functional overview/mitotic phases

Histology

  • Definition/Description
  • Essential Structure and Function of:
    • Muscle tissue - skeletal/cardiac/smooth
    • Nervous tissue - neuron/neuroglia
    • Epithelial tissue - simple/stratified/principal types
    • Connective tissue - role of extracellular matrix and fibres/principal types
  • Skin Structure and Function: dermis/epidermis/hypodermis/follicle/glands/nails
  • Membrane: mucous membrane/serous membrane

Skeletal System

  • Osseous Tissue: osteocyte/lacuna/canaliculus/spongy bone/trabecula/compact bone/Haversian system/blood supply
  • Bone Structure and Terminology: long bone/epiphysis/diaphysis/medullary canal/cortical bone/periosteum
  • Principal Bones of the Skeleton - number and articulations
  • Articulations - Essential Structure and Function of:
    • Synarthrosis: suture/amphiarthrosis: synchrondrosis/symphysis pubis/diarthrosis: synovial cavity/
    • Synovial membrane/synovial fluid/joint capsule - principles of joint nomenclature - role of ligaments

Muscular System

  • Contractile Mechanism of Muscle Tissue:
    • Muscle fibre/myofibrils/sarcomere/actin/myosin/cross bridges/role of ATP
  • Muscle: Gross Structure: connective tissue components/cellular organization/tendon attachments
  • Muscle Attachments to Bone and Principles of Muscle Action: prime mover/antagonist/synergist
  • Smooth Muscle: histology/function/distribution in body

Nervous System

  • Description and Overview
  • Neuron Classification: Structural: unipolar/bipolar/pseudounipolar/multipolar; Functional: sensory neuron/motor neuron/interneuron
  • Neuron and the Action Potential: membrane potentials/ion distribution/depolarization/repolarization/propagation/role of ion pumps
  • Neuroglia in Neuron Support: role of astrocyte/oligodendrocyte, Schwann cell/myelinated and unmyelinated processes
  • Synaptic Transmission: synaptic structure/terminology/synthesis and binding of neurotransmitter
  • Nerve Structure and Function: connective tissue elements/process arrangement
  • Grey/White Matter: distribution and CNS/PNS organization
  • CNS Anatomy: Forebrain - cerebellum/cerebral cortex/gyru sulcus/frontal/parietal/temporal/occipital lobes - nuclei: thalamus/hypothalamus/basal ganglia - Midbrain - Hindbrain: pons/medulla/oblongata - brain stem
  • CNS Protection - Meninges: dura mater/arachnoid membrane/pia mater/cerebrospinal fluid
  • Principles of Sensory Reception
  • Autonomic Nervous System: function/structural and functional distinctions between sympathetic and parasympathetic function

Cardiovascular System

  • Description of Overall Structure and Function
  • Blood: Plasma - its constituents and their functions; Formed elements - essential features and functions/essentials of hemopoiesis, distribution of red marrow
  • Blood Vessels: essential structural distinctions between arteries/veins/capillaries
  • Cardiac Location, Structure and Function of: pericardial sac: fibrous and serous: parietal/visceral pericardial membranes, cardiac apex/base, endocardium, myocardium, interventricular septum, ventricle, atrium, cuspid valves/semilunar valves, coronary circulation
  • Essentials of Cardiac Cycle: diastole/systole/valve action/blood flow through pulmonary and system circulations

Endocrine System

  • Description and Overall Structure and Function
  • Major Endocrine Glands - location/structure/principal hormones of

Lymphatic System

  • Description and Overall Structure and Function
  • Lymphatic Vessels and Lymph Capillaries - structure/distribution/thoracic duct/right lymphatic duct
  • Lymph Formation/Relationship to Plasma/Tissue Fluid
  • Lymph Gland/Lymphoid Tissue

Respiratory Systems

  • Description and Overall Function
  • Respiratory Airways
  • Lungs: base/apex, fissures/lobes, hilus
  • Mechanics of Ventilation: role of diaphragm/intercostals, intrapleural pressure, respiratory volumes: tidal/inspiratory reserve/expiratory reserve/residual/vital capacity
  • Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport, Role of Hemoglobin, Carbonic Acid Equilibrium

Digestive System

  • Description and Overall Function
  • Physical and Chemical Digestion: particle size reduction/enzyme action on protein/carbohydrate/lipid
  • Alimentary Canal Anatomy
  • Regional Digestion: motility and role of: saliva/gastric acid and enzymes, intestinal enzymes/bicarbonate/bile
  • Absorption: nutrient and water uptake across intestinal epithelium, hepatic port circulation
  • Colonic Processing: absorption, normal flora, role of 'fibre'
  • Liver Functions

Urinary System

  • Description and Overall Function
  • System Structure - Kidney
  • Nephron Structure
  • Nephron Processing

Reproductive System

  • Description and Overall Function
  • Meiosis and Gamete Production
  • Male Reproductive Anatomy
  • Female Reproductive Anatomy

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2014

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2014 offerings of this course.

Winter 2015

Books for Winter 2015 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Ebook Intro To Human Body Digital (180 Days)
Author Tortora
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2012
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-11829-760-5
Price $83.50
Choose One

Introduction to the Human Body
Author Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2012
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-47059-892-4
Price $171.95
Choose One

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Ebook Intro To Human Body Digital (180 Days)
Author Tortora
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2012
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-11829-760-5
Price $83.50
Choose One

Introduction to the Human Body
Author Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2012
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-47059-892-4
Price $171.95
Choose One

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