The Human Body in Health and Disease explores the structure and function of the human body system by system. Select diseases that affect each system are also introduced. The first couple of weeks lay the ground-work for the rest of the semester by introducing cell biology concepts necessary to understand the human body.
The Human Body in Health and Disease is a five-credit class, compared to the eight-credit anatomy and physiology sequence, so is broader in scope and less in-depth. It may be offered on-line or on-ground. The on-ground sections have four hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. The labs are designed to enhance the classroom material and give students an opportunity for hands-on learning.
Students may take the Human Body in Health and Disease as a prerequisite, or as part of the program, for the Medical Assistant, Surgical Technician, and Medical Laboratory Technician programs. Please be aware that it will not transfer as the full anatomy and physiology sequence. Students planning to transfer, or who are waiting to get into a program that requires Anatomy and Physiology I and II, may want to take those courses instead of The Human Body in Health and Disease.
This course may be used for elective credits for the Lake Superior College AA and AAS program planners but is not part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Students should speak to an advisor or program director if unsure whether The Human Body in Health and Disease is the right course for achieving their academic goals.