Anatomy Curriculum

General Education Communication:

6 Total credit hours

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Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

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Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Prerequisites:ENGL 1301 Composition I

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General Education Mathematics:

6 Total credit hours

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Choose from two of the below courses to complete your Mathematics Requirement:

MATH 1314 – College Algebra
MATH 1316 – Trigonometry
MATH 1325 – Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistical Methods I

For more information on the math courses, please see the following link:

Math Course Descriptions

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General Education Natural Sciences:

6 Total credit hours

credit hours

Choose two of the following courses Biology, Physics, Kinesiology, Chemistry, Exercise Physiology, or Other

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Social & Behavioral Sciences:

9 Total credit hours

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A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.

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A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

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Choose from one of the below courses to complete your Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement:

Psychology
Human Growth Sociology
or Other

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Humanities:

6 Total credit hours

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A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.

Prerequisites:ENGL 1301 Composition I

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Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. (Does not apply to a music major degree).

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Computer Literacy:

6 Total credit hours

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Overview of computer systems—hardware, operating systems, the Internet, and application software including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases. Current topics such as the effect of computers on society, and the history and use of computers in business, educational, and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student’s major field of study in business or computer science.

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Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, and human resources and explores their integration and application in business and other segments in society. The fundamentals of computer problem solving and programming in a higher level programming language may be discussed and applied.

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Natural Sciences Foundation:

32 Total credit hours

credit hours

This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of 1311 General Chemistry I Lecture and
1111 General Chemistry I Lab, including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.
Prerequisite(s): High School Algebra or equivalent academic preparation

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of 1312 General Chemistry II Lecture and
1112 General Chemistry II Lab, including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I (Lecture and Laboratory) or equivalent

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture) and BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I (lab), including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture) and BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II (lab), including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of CHEM 2323 (lecture) and CHEM 2123
(lab), including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II (Lecture and Laboratory)

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of CHEM 2325 (lecture) and CHEM 2125
(lab), including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry (Lecture and Laboratory)

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of PHYS 2325 University Physics I Lecture
and PHYS 2125 University Physics I Lab, including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 1316 Trigonometry or equivalent

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of 2326 University Physics II Lecture and
2126 University Physics II Lab, including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2425 Physics I

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Anatomy Core:

52 Total credit hours

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This course provides an overview of fundamental concepts in biochemistry, which focuses upon the major macromolecules and chemical properties of living systems. Primary topics include basic concepts on the physical properties of water, pH, and buffers; basic organic chemistry and importance of functional groups in biomolecules; structure and function of amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics, general properties and regulation; cellular signaling mechanisms; bioenergetics; the structure, function and metabolism of carbohydrates; hormonal regulation of metabolism; fundamental of molecular biology: DNA replication, transcription, and translation. Emphasis is placed on using
biochemistry in the process of clinical problem solving.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Natural Sciences Foundation Courses
Cross-List BASC 5105: Credit cannot be earned for BASC 4415 and 5105.

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This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental foundation in biochemistry by exploring concepts of the biochemical basis of human growth, metabolism, and disease. This includes a comprehensive consideration of the role of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals in maintaining a healthy state. It will help students to develop a general foundation for understanding the biochemical basis of human growth, metabolism, and disease. Special emphasis will be placed on, but not limited, to the biochemical basis of metabolism including the biosynthesis and breakdown of lipids, amino acids, nucleic acids, eicosanoids, some important special products derived from amino acids. Mechanisms of action of various nutrient molecules, vitamins, and 235 minerals, and their essential biochemical roles will be explained and emphasized. This will also discuss the deficiencies, toxicities and pathologies associated with vitamin and minerals in our diet.

Prerequisites:BASC 4315 Biochemistry I – 3 Credit hours

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This course is designed to provide student with a general overview and foundation of the way cellular components of different organ systems are combined to produced coordinated function. The course requires students to develop conceptual skills to visualize the functions of individual components and coordinate them with the overall function of an organ. The course presents microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues organs and organ systems in the human body and correlates these structures with their various functions. The unity of the human body is examined beginning first at the cellular level with a study of the basic life processes of cells including cell structure and function. Emphasis is given to growth, maintenance, energetics, and membrane transport, as well as to how information that is used to run the cell is stored and expressed. Secondly, the way various kinds of cells and their products are organized into the basic tissues are examined, and thirdly the organization of tissues within the various organs and organ systems are studied with an emphasis on the inter-relationship between the structure and function of tissues. Laboratory sessions are used to visualize concepts and the development and application of skills obtained from the lectures or assigned readings. This course provides a foundation for the study of biochemistry and physiology as well as illustrating the cellular organization of systems studied in anatomy.

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This course is designed to give the student a general overview of human embryology and anatomy using a systems approach via a lecture and laboratory format. The course requires students to utilize evidence-based research to gain insight into the concepts presented. The course will introduce embryological and anatomical concepts whose understanding is essential to continuing in gross anatomy. Each section in anatomy is preceded by the embryological
development of that area or system. The main body of information will be presented in a lecture format supported by self-paced labs using models and student partners to emphasize the anatomical features and topographical landmarks.

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The topics considered in this lecture/laboratory course are centered on the fundamental neuroanatomical and neurophysiological principles essential to establishing a foundation of knowledge related to the human nervous system. This course provides a general study of the nervous system with an emphasis on brain organization, neuron physiology, perceptual systems, and motor systems. The course is intended for Anatomy majors, and those considering neuroscience, graduate academic science studies, or other advanced medical majors.

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This course is an introduction to the science of Pathology. The basic principles of pathology will be presented with an emphasis on understanding the mechanism of development of the disease process. The general cellular and molecular events involved in the pathogenesis of disease will be introduced, with 236 an emphasis on the fact that the pathological process is not a new entity, but a misapplication of the normal processes already encountered.

Prerequisites:BASC 4404 Developmental and Applied Anatomy (lecture + lab) – 4 Credit Hours

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This course focuses on the recognition and understanding of normal images, variations of normal and congenital anomalies of the neuro musculoskeletal structures of the axial and appendicular skeleton. Although conventional radiography will be the main imaging modality studied, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging will also be evaluated.

Prerequisites:BASC 4404 Developmental and Applied Anatomy (lecture + lab) – 4 Credit Hours

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The course is a general study of human gross anatomy and its correlation to clinical practice. The course provides students with a regional study of the back, chest, abdominal muscles, spinal cord and structures, and upper and lower limb structures. The laboratory component utilizes human dissection to enhance the concepts of the course by macroscopic visualization of the anatomical regions. This course is appropriate for undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, pre-medical and pre-allied health students who are seeking to gain a better appreciation of the anatomical and functional relationship of the human body.

Prerequisites:BASC 4404 Developmental and Applied Anatomy (lecture + lab) – 4 Credit Hours

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The course is a general study of human gross anatomy and its correlation to clinical practice. The course provides student with a regional study of the thoracic, abdomen, pelvic, and cranial cavities. The laboratory component utilizes human dissection to enhance the concepts of the course by macroscopic visualization of the anatomical region. The course is appropriate for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students, pre-medical and pre-allied
health students who are seeking knowledge of the anatomical and functional relationship of the human body.

Prerequisites:BASC 4501 Gross Anatomy I (lecture + lab)-5 Credit Hours

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The course explores the foundational physiological principles that apply to normal body function by an in-depth examination of the underlying chemical and physical mechanisms. Primary topics include the nervous system, muscle physiology, and special senses. Discussion will include ion movement, action potential, synapses and receptors, the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal
muscle and the mechanisms specific to vision, hearing, smell, and taste, in addition to the somatosensory system. The laboratory component of the course enhance student understanding of the concepts of the primary topics of the course.

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The course explores the foundational physiological principles that apply to normal body function by an in-depth examination of the underlying chemical and physical mechanisms. Topics covered in the course consists of the physiological mechanism that regulate the renal, digestive, and endocrine systems, as well as well as exercise, acidbase regulation, and temperature regulation. The laboratory component of the course enhance student understanding of the concepts covered.

Prerequisites:BASC 4503 Physiology I (lecture + lab) – 5 Credit Hours

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Microbiology is a six-credit hour lecture/laboratory course. Microbiology is the study of microorganisms further defined as the branch of biology focused on microorganisms and the effects they have on other living organisms. Microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, viruses, rickettsia, protozoa, and helminths. Topics include an overview of growth, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, infectious processes, defense mechanisms, immunology, and control of microorganisms, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and development of resistance to antimicrobial chemicals. Laboratory exercises develop fundamental skills in aseptic technique, microscopy, pure culture study, and the isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms.

Prerequisites:BASC 4401 Biology of Cells and Tissues (lecture + lab) – 4 Credit Hours

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