COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: BIOL - Biology (Health Science Major)

Health science majors biology courses listed below satisfy certificate and degree requirements for many of the health science related certification and degree plans offered at Del Mar college. Biology 1371 may serve as a prerequisite for students planning to take Biology 2401 who may have insufficient science requirements (See Biology 2401 course description). Biology 1371 may also serve as a requirement for a limited number of certification programs at Del Mar College (See Health Science Degrees).

BIOL 1371. INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (3-0-3) 2607075103
An introductory course in human anatomy and physiology. Principles of anatomical structure and function of human body. Emphasizing terminology, including spelling, definitions and pronunciations. Recommended for students who plan to take BIOL 2401, but who lack sufficient high school or college science backgrounds. With advisor's approval, counts as elective hours toward Associate in Arts degree and certain Associate in Applied Science degrees. Does not satisfy the natural sciences requirement for the AA or AAS degree and does not apply toward the AS degree. Assessment Levels: R2, E2, M1.

BIOL 2401. HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (3-3-4) 2607075103
Study of the structure and function of the human body. Course includes anatomical terminology and principles of cell biology followed by an in-depth study of tissues and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Prerequisite: One year high school biology (or 4 semester hours college biology) and one year high school chemistry (or 4 semester hours college chemistry); or BIOL 1371. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M2.

BIOL 2402. HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (3-3-4) 2607075103
Continuation of the study of the structure and function of the human body. Detailed study of special senses and the endocrine, urinary, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems and human development. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M2.

BIOL 2420. MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY (3-3-4) 2605035103
Study of microorganisms; emphasis on microbe morphology and physiology; principles of disinfection, sterilization, immunity and pathogenicity. This course is intended for pre-nursing and associate-degree nursing majors, dental hygiene, pre-medical technology, respiratory therapy and surgical technology majors. Students may take this non-major's course (BIOL 2420) or the major's track course (BIOL 2421) but not both. Prerequisites: one year of high school biology (or 4 semester hours of biology) and CHEM 1406 or equivalent. Assessment Levels: R3, E2, M2.


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