Anatomy and Physiology II (in English)--Fall Semester Only

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anatomy and Physiology II (in English)--Fall Semester Only

  • Host University

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A previous course in Anatomy and Physiology required.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    LIMITED ENROLLMENT. This course provides an anatomical and physiological overview of human structure and function. Human gross anatomy and histology is related to cell, tissue, and organ level physiology for each of the major body systems. Topics include the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems as well as cardiovascular, renal and endocrine systems. Lab Fee: 80?.

    ***REQUIRED TEXTBOOK should be bought prior to departure to Spain:
    Hole?s Human Anatomy and Physiology, 12th Edition, Shier, Butler, Lewis, McGraw Hill.,

    Please contact the Site Specialist with questions!

    This is the second part of Human Anatomy & Physiology. We are going to study the
    fundamental building blocks of the human body structure, functions and some
    disorders using an organ system approach. We are going to focus on the endocrine,
    cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary and digestive system and their interactions
    with each other. The laboratory portion of this course is integrated with the lecture
    portion and will reinforce many of the concepts presented in discussions and in the
    text. This will be accomplished through organ dissections, model studies and
    simulation labs.

    We will also examine how certain malfunctions in these systems affect the delicate
    balance known as homeostasis and how the body compensates to maintain itself.

    Course Objectives
    1. You will continue to explore the organ systems of the body, their structure and their
    function. Most importantly, you will learn how the interaction of these systems provides
    for the natural functional state of the body known as homeostasis. You will also see
    how disruptions to the function of one organ system may be compensated by other

    2. You will learn about the following organ systems:
    Endocrine System
    Cardiovascular System
    Immune System
    Respiratory System
    Urinary System
    Digestive System

    3. You will also learn about the concept of water balance, electrolyte balance and Acid/
    Base balance and the implications of disturbances in these balances.

    4.Unifying themes to explore:
    the necessary relationship between form and function in the body
    the importance of homeostasis
    the consequences of disturbances in homeostasis
    the mechanisms by which the body compensates for disturbances in homeostasis the
    great degree of interdependence among the organ systems of the body

    FOUR equally weighted exams 70%
    Connect assignments (Essay and presentation) 10%
    Lab assignments 20%
    Total 100%

    There will be no extra credit work to improve your grade.
    Exams missed due to an excused (medical) absence must be made up within a week
    of returning to classes. It is each student?s responsibility to be informed of exam dates,
    paper due dates, required course activities, etc. before making any travel plans during
    the semester.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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