BI-111: Introduction to Human Biology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-111 Introduction to Human Biology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

Levels of organization of the human body is emphasized, from biochemistry and cell biology to tissues, organs and organ-systems. Both the anatomical structure and the physiological function of the human body and its component parts will be studied . Designed for students in the Medical Office Assistant program and recommended for those students who do not have a strong background in the sciences and plan to take BI-301 (Anatomy & Physiology). Not open to students who have successfully completed BI-110, BI-140, BI-160, BI-201, BI-301 or BI-501. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

Certificate Program - Medical Office Assistant

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Provide an understanding of basic biological principles related to human body structure & function

2. Provide skills required to understand the biological basis of disease and current ethical and legal issues related to biology

4. Build a basic foundation of knowledge necessary for a career in health sciences

Program-specific outcomes

1. Accurately use basic medical terminology and apply relevant human biological principles to patients’ needs

2. Execute medical office responsibilities and tasks within ethical and legal boundaries

3. Practice patient-centered and coordinated care.

4. Employ state-of-the-art software to complete administrative tasks, including patient medical records management, collections, and insurance processing

5. Perform the most commonly used clinical testing procedures, such as EKS and phlebotomy

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Exams, take-home assignments, and a group project that may involve reports or powerpoint presentation

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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