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BMS 100: The Human Body

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: One semester High School Biology.

Structure and function of the human body. Non-technical introduction to anatomy, physiology, exercise, fitness and nutrition. Laboratory experiments in human physiology; study of human anatomical materials. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. Satisfies Anatomy and Physiology requirements for SBCC LVN program. Does not satisfy requirements for ADN majors.

BMS 107: Human Anatomy

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Structure of the human body. Laboratory includes study of a human anatomical specimen and comparative anatomy. Transferable to all four-year institutions, including nursing schools. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

BMS 108: Human Physiology

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: BMS 107, CHEM 101 or CHEM 104.

Functions of the human body. Laboratory emphasizes recording physiological data from each student. Transferable to all four-year institutions, including nursing schools. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

BMS 118: Human Microanatomy

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: BMS 100 or BMS 107.

Functional histology of the human body. Cell structure and function; architecture, control and integration of cells in tissues of all major organs.

BMS 119: Human Dissection

Prerequisites: BMS 107 or BIOL 102.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Directed dissection of human cadaver. May be taken for one to three units of credit per semester. Each unit of credit requires 48 hours laboratory work per semester. Graded Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated to a maximum of nine units of credit.

BMS 119A: Human Dissection of the Head and Neck

Prerequisites: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B.

Directed dissection of the head and neck of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours of laboratory work per semester. Graded pass/no pass.

BMS 119B: Human Dissection of the Appendages

Prerequisites: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B.

Directed dissection of the appendages of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours laboratory work per semester. Graded Credit/No Credit only.

BMS 119C: Human Dissection of the Torso

Prerequisite: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B.

Directed dissection of the external and internal structures of the torso of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours of laboratory work per semester.

BMS 127: Medical Microbiology

Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 104 or
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: BMS 108, BIOL 100.

CHEM 155. Surveys the microorganisms that contribute to human health and human disease. Biology of bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions, and a variety of Eukaryotic organisms will be investigated; emphases includes the structural and metabolic diversity of microorganisms, and the molecular and cellular basis of host-microbe interactions.

BMS 128: Human Nutrition

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Nutritional needs of the human body. Studies individual, local, national and world nutritional efforts.

BMS 128L: Human Nutrition Laboratory

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Corequisite: BMS 128.

Laboratory investigations of human nutrition; nutritional analysis of food; and guidelines for prevention of chronic diseases through diet.

BMS 136: Biology Of Human Sexuality

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Fundamental principles and current research focused on the anatomy and physiology of reproductive systems, hormonal control of reproductive cycles, diversity of sexual responses, basic genetics and heredity, early human development, pregnancy, parturition, causes and treatments of infertility, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, age-related changes in sexual function and behavior, sexual dysfunction and comparative sexual behaviors.

BMS 146: Human Form And Function

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: Chem 101 or Chem 156. Computer and internet competence.

Descriptive introduction to the structure and function of the human body.

BMS 157: General Microbiology

Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or one year of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 104 or CHEM 155.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: BIOL 100, BMS 108.

Surveys the biology and ecology of various microbiological taxa: bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, protists, and microscopic animals. Emphasis placed on their symbiotic roles in nature, as well as on their evolution, taxonomy, metabolism, and genetics. Associated biotechnological techniques and industrial applications are explored.

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