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The Natural Sciences Department: Anatomy & Physiology

Here is an overview of the course offerings in the Science Department at York County Community College

Anatomy & Physiology Courses

BIO 104 - Overview of Human Anatomy and Physiology
3 credits/3 contact hours
This one-semester introductory course presents an overview of human anatomy and physiology. The organization of the body is studied, starting with cells, tissues, and organs and continuing to cover the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Homeostasis and structure-function relationships are explored.  Prerequisite:  none.


BIO 120 – Human Nutrition

3 credits/3 contact hours

This course examines the basic principles of human nutrition during the lifecycle from infancy throughout adulthood.  The functions of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, and water will be discussed in relationship to growing and maintaining life. The effects of a deficiency or overabundance of each nutrient will be explored, as well as the role of nutrition in preventing and managing human diseases such as obesity, eating disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer.  Prerequisite:  none


BIO 124 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology I
4 credits/3 contact hours
This course is the first of a two-semester sequence that examines the basic principles of animal anatomy and physiology. Structure-function relationships are examined at all levels throughout the course, as well as comparisons between cat, dog, horse, a ruminant, and smaller domesticated animals. Topics include anatomical terminology, cell structure and function, tissue organization and the skeletal, muscular and cardiovascular systems. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 125. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT 050 or MAT 065 or appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam.

BIO 125 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
0 credits/2 contact hours
Laboratory exercises relate to the lecture topics in Animal Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 124) and focus on animal histology and gross anatomy with comparisons made between the cat, dog, horse, ruminant and smaller domesticated animals. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 124. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 050 or MAT 065 or appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam.


BIO 126 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 credits/3 contact hours
The first of a two-semester sequence examining basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Structure-function relationships are examined at all levels. Topics include anatomical terminology, cell structure and function, tissue organization and the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, including the special senses. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 127. Prerequisites: BIO 106/107.

BIO 127 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
0 credits/2 contact hours
Laboratory exercises relate to the lecture topics in Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 126) and focus on human histology and gross anatomy. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 126. Prerequisites: BIO 106/107.


BIO 134 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology II
4 credits/3 contact hours
This course is the second of a two-semester sequence that examines the basic principles of animal anatomy and physiology. Structure-function relationships are examined at all levels throughout the course, as well as comparisons between cat, dog, horse, a ruminant, and smaller domesticated animals. Topics include the blood, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 135. Prerequisite: BIO 124/125.

BIO 135 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
0 credits/2 contact hours
Laboratory exercises relate to the lecture topics in Animal Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 134) and focus on animal histology and gross anatomy with comparisons made between the cat, dog, horse, ruminant and smaller domesticated animals. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 134. Prerequisite: BIO 124/125.


BIO 136 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4 credits/3 contact hours
A continuation of BIO 126, this course focuses on the organ systems of the human body. The Anatomy and Physiology II is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO126/127). This course examines the structure/ function relationships of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Additional topics include blood, cellular metabolism, and water, electrolyte and acid-base balance. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 137. Prerequisites: BIO 126/127.

BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
0 credits/2 contact hours
Laboratory exercises relate to the lecture topics in Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 136) and focus on human histology, gross anatomy and physiology. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 136.


BIO 250 – Human Pathophysiology

3 credits/3 contact hours

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of non-infectious diseases, both acquired and congenital.  Students will examine the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, and laboratory findings of diseases that are prevalent in the U.S. population. Environmental, genetic, and biochemical factors will be considered. Prerequisite:  BIO 136 and BIO 137, or BIO 134 and BIO 135.


Not all courses are taught every semester. For the latest course offerings, see the Course Schedules page of the college website. For information on how to register for classes, click here.