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Human Biology

Human Biology Learning Goals

The Human Biology Program has the following learning goals:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of human organs and organ systems
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of molecular / biochemical processes
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of cell structure, organelles and cellular processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of evolutionary forces on the human organism
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ecological context of humans
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of nutrients on human physiology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions of exercise and human physiology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific processes, including inductive and deductive reasoning, formulation of hypotheses and experimental design
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and the relative value of information obtained from experiments involving observation, correlation and examination of cause/effect relationships
  • Know and execute state-of-the-art laboratory techniques
  • Analyze and interpret scientific information
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the ethical and social dimensions of science, as well as weaknesses / limitations and assumptions of science as practiced in the US
  • Demonstrate the awareness, understanding and skills necessary to work in a diverse world