Anatomy and Physiology I (API), BIOL1140, covers the study of tissues, the skin and accessory structures, and the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. API is typically a late-start class so students can take the prerequisite, Introduction to Cell Biology, the same semester. Introduction to Cell Biology is offered the first four to five weeks of each semester and students must pass with a C to continue with API. API starts the fifth or sixth week of the semester. Other courses that serve as a prerequisite for API are Principles of General Biology, BIOL1120, or Introduction to Forensic Biology, BIOL1009.
The on-ground sections of API have four hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. API is also offered as an on-line course or hybrid/blended course.
Anatomy and Physiology II (APII), BIOL1141, covers the endocrine, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. The prerequisite course is API which needs to be successfully completed with a C or better before continuing with APII. The on-ground sections of APII have 3 hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. APII is also offered as a hybrid/blended course with internet instruction and on-ground laboratory sessions. Starting Fall 2011 APII will also be offered as an on-line class.
In the spring API and APII are offered in a condensed version with API the first half of the semester and APII the second half of the semester. This option allows students to complete the sequence in just one semester. This is intended for highly motivated students able to commit to an accelerated pace and an intensive course of study.
The images above were photographed by LSC instructor Brian Bich and are representative tissues from various body systems.