Course Descriptions



Open to School 25 - all other students must get special permission from the instructor.

This course CANNOT be used to fulfill the requirements of the Biological Sciences major.


Fall and Spring


4 (including laboratory)


None for 119:127. 119:127 is a prerequisite for 119:128

Course Description

This is a two-semester sequence for nursing, medical technology, physical therapy and other health science students. It is intended as an introduction to the structure and function of human organ systems. A rudimentary treatment of microanatomy and physiology is also included.

119:127 Topics Include:

  • Chemistry of Life
  • Cell Biology
  • Structural Organization
  • Integumentary System
  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Nervous System

119:128 Topics Include:

  • Vision and Audition
  • Olfaction and Gustation
  • Somatic Sensation
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Cardiac Function
  • Blood Vessels
  • Lymphatic System
  • Immunity
  • Respiration
  • Renal System
  • Digestion
  • Reproduction
  • Development

Course Syllabi

Course Syllabus for Spring 2017

Course URL

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

1. To develop academic skills that will provide a foundation for success in advanced courses, gate-keeper standardized tests, graduate or professional school, and life-long learning.
2. To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides student with a foundation on which they can further their immediate education and to manage a career.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

The final grade is comprised of lecture and laboratory components and will reflect collective performance during the entire semester. Although attendance to the lectures is not a component of grade calculation, historically, students attending lectures have performed better than those who did not.

Lecture: Three hourly exams, three quizzes, and a cumulative final exam. The final and hourly exams will include multiple choice and short answer questions.

Laboratory: Two quizzes, midterm practical exam, and cumulative final exam. The hourly and final exams will include multiple choice and short answer questions.

There are a total of 875 points:

Lecture Points (675):

Quizzes: 25 points x 3 =75 points

Hourly Exams: 100 points each = 300 (lowest score is dropped)

Final Exam: 300 points

Laboratory Points (200):

Quizzes: 25 points each = 50
Midterm Exam: 50 points
Final Exam: 100 points

Course Materials

Seeley: Anatomy and Physiology, 10th Edition (ISBN:9780073403632)

Marieb: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Lab manual 11th Edition, Cat Version (ISBN:9780321822192)

Selected lecture and laboratory material will be made available on the website

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2023 Courses .  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075  or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.


Course Coordinator:

Dr. Anthony Uzwiak
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Office: Busch Lab Center 127A


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.