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Course SummaryBiology 105: Anatomy & Physiology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This resource offers self-paced study, expert instruction and short, engaging lessons that give you a head start on your degree.
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|Course Progress||Best Score|
|Lesson 1 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Mouth||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 2 - Anatomy of the Throat and Esophagus||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 3 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach and Autonomic Nervous System Controls||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 4 - What is the Small Intestine? - Anatomy and Functions||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 5 - Movement Through the Small Intestine: Peristalsis, Segmentation & Pendular Movement||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 6 - Small Intestine: Nutrient Absorption and Role In Digestion||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 7 - What Is the Pancreas? - Function, Enzymes & Role in Digestion||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 8 - The Gallbladder & Liver: Function & Role in Digestion||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 9 - Chemical Digestion of Carbohydrates: Definition & Process||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 10 - Protein Digestion and Absorption Process||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 11 - Lipids Digestion and Absorption||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 12 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Large Intestine||Take Quiz|
|Lesson 13 - Rectum, Functions of the Large Intestine & Water Absorption||Take Quiz|
The course objective of Biology 105 is to explain and apply foundational principles of biology, including ecology, evolution, genetics and cell division.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
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- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the nucleic acids DNA and RNA
- Differentiate the parts of cells and explain cell biology
- Understand genetics and the principles of heredity
- Describe and analyze metabolic biochemistry
- Classify organisms to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of taxonomy
- Analyze how the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, musculoskeletal, nervous and immune systems work
- Demonstrate how ecosystems form and evolve
- Illustrate the theory and principles of evolution
- Know the history of life on Earth
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Biology 105 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category and by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the associate/certificate category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
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|Anatomy and Physiology Overview||Gain a broad understanding about major topics in anatomy and physiology, including structural organization and function of the human body, terminology for describing anatomy, and organ systems and homeostasis.|
|Chemical and Cellular Biology||Learn about the structures and organization of atoms, molecules, and cells, as well as their respective functions.|
|Tissue Biology||Explore the various types of tissues that are found in the human body, including epithelial tissue, connective tissues, and bone and muscle tissues, as well as any subtypes of these tissues.|
|Integumentary System||Learn about the role of the integumentary system by covering both the epidermal and dermal layer, as well as the accessory structures of this system like nails, hair, and glands.|
|Skeletal System||Cover the function of the skeletal system as well as the various parts of the skeletal system around the body, including the bones of the arms, pelvis, face, legs, joints, and more.|
|Muscular System Anatomy||Learn about the composition of muscles and how they are organized within an organism by covering the muscles in different parts of the body. Cover the forearm muscles, leg muscles, head and neck muscles, and arm muscles, among others.|
|Muscular System Physiology||Continue the study of the muscular system by learning about how muscles contract, function, and the various elements that make their movement possible.|
|Introduction to the Human Nervous System||Gain an overview of how the nervous system functions in humans and the major parts of this system, including neurons, sensory nerves, and various muscles.|
|The Central Nervous System in the Human Body||Explore the role of the central nervous system in humans by covering the different parts of this system, like the brain, the limbic system, and the spinal cord, as well as how each of these structures is made up and what it does specifically.|
|The Peripheral Nervous System||Study the various parts and roles of the peripheral nervous system, including chemoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, dorsal root ganglion, and acetylcholine. Learn about the differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.|
|The Five Senses||Review the five senses and gain a deeper understanding of each of the five senses by studying the respective structures that govern them, like the ears for sound and the eyes for sight.|
|The Endocrine System||Learn about the different parts of the endocrine system and the role of the endocrine system in the proper functioning of the body. Topics covered included hormones, the pituitary gland, the adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the thyroid, among others.|
|The Human Cardiovascular System - Blood & Heart||Study blood, blood cells, blood types, and the structure and anatomy of the heart in order to learn about how the cardiovascular system functions in humans.|
|The Human Cardiovascular System - Vessels & Circulation||Learn about how blood is circulated throughout the body and the role of blood vessels, capillaries, arteries, and veins in this process, as well as how blood pressure is regulated.|
|The Lymphatic System & Immunity||Cover the relationship between the lymphatic system and the immune response of the human body. Topics covered include lymphocytes, lymph fluid, and lymphatic vessels.|
|Human Respiratory System||Learn about the respiratory system facilitates breathing and the various muscles, organs, and other structures that are involved in this process. Cover the process of gas transport by learning about oxygen and hemoglobin.|
|Digestive System||Explore the different structures that are involved in digestion, including the mouth, throat, esophagus, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. Learn how different macronutrients are digested and absorbed.|
|Urinary System||Gain an understanding of the major features of the urinary system, including the kidneys and their function in water balance and filtration. Learn about the nephron, the renal tubule, and the renin angiotensin aldosterone system.|
|Male and Female Reproductive Systems||Explore both the male and female reproductive systems, the major organs and structures within them, and their respective functions. Topics covered include spermatogenesis, oogenesis, the ovarian cycle, and the uterine cycle.|
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