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Zoology Courses at Centralia College

Zoology 221 Basic Anatomy and Physiology (3), lecture.
Zoology 251 Anatomy and Physiology I (5), lecture and lab.
Zoology 252 Anatomy and Physiology II (5), lecture and lab.
Zoology 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology III (5), lecture and lab.

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Zoology 221 Basic Anatomy and Physiology (3), lecture.
Course description:  This is a one-quarter survey of basic human structure and function, including tissues, organ systems, growth and development, and genetics,
Target audience:  This course is designed primarily to provide an overview of basic human anatomy and physiology and terminology for support personnel in medical offices, such medical billing.  This course does NOT meet the anatomy and physiology requirement for most nursing and health sciences programs.
Prerequisites:  None.

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Zoology 251 Anatomy and Physiology I (5), lecture and lab.
Course description: This course introduces the structure and function of the human through integrated study of body tissues, organ systems, and life processes.  ZOOL 251 includes an introduction to cellular organization and processes and an overview of the organization of tissues.  The course then takes an organ-system level approach to investigate the structure and function of the integument, the skeleton and articulations, skeletal muscles, and the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Target audience:  This course is the first of a two (or three) quarter series especially designed to meet the needs of pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene students.  It is also a valuable introduction for students interested in pursuing health-related professions at four-year schools.
Prerequisites:  High school biology and chemistry or BIOL& 100 or BIOL& 170 and CHEM& 121 or CHEM&161 or permission of instructor.  Given the pace and workload of this course, students are strongly advised to have successfully completed at least one college-level science course (e.g., BIOL& 170 or CHEM& 121) before enrolling in ZOOL 251.

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Zoology 252 Anatomy and Physiology I (5), lecture and lab.
Course description:  ZOOL 252 continues an organ-system approach to human anatomy and physiology.  Specific systems covered this quarter include special senses, endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive systems.
Target audience: This course is the second of a two (or three) quarter series especially designed to meet the needs of pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene students.  It is also a valuable introduction for students interested in pursuing health-related professions at four-year schools.
Prerequisites: Zoology 251.

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Zoology 253 Anatomy and Physiology I (5), lecture and lab.
Course description: This course introduces students to human genetics and inheritance and the processes that regulate gene expression.  It details organ formation during human embryonic development.  It also investigates the unique health problems that accompany aging.
Target audience: This course is the third of a two (or three) quarter series especially designed to meet the needs of pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene students.  In general, this quarter is optional in most nursing programs and required by some dental hygiene programs.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Zoology 252.

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