Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
The Essential Body
Grade Mode:
Credit Value:
Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



PSWR 1014 Body Structure and Function
and OCPT 1008 Clinical Anatomy - Physiology

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

In this course, students are provided with a foundational overview of human anatomy from a systems perspective including but not limited to the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, integumentary, immune, endocrine and reproductive systems. Focus is on the interrelationships of these systems as they relate to normal human function.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Recognize and use basic medical terminology
2. Describe the interrelationship of cells, tissues, organs and body systems.
3. Describe the structure and function of the various systems of the human body.
4. Compare and contrast the structural and functional characteristics of the various human body systems.
5. Discuss basic chemical concepts and principles as they apply to the structure and functioning of the various systems.
6. Analyze the interrelationships of body organ systems, homeostasis, and the connectedness of structure and function as they relate to the systems of the human body.

Course Content:

Medical terminology
Cellular structures and their functions
Tissue types
Cardiovascular and lymphatic systems
Respiratory system
Gastrointestinal system
Reproductive system
Integumentary system
Urinary System
Musculoskeletal system
Nervous system


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Tests: 55%
Assignments 20%
Final Examination 25%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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