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Human Anatomy and Physiology


Enjoy small student-to-faculty ratio in the classroom and lab (15:1 student to professor)


Conveniently located south of Portland in Wilsonville, OR (free parking)


No prerequisites to start the course sequence, and the sequence includes lecture and laboratory


Receive 12 credits upon successful completion of all courses


Sequence meets requirements of many programs in allied health fields


Face-to-face interaction with highly qualified, experienced instructors

In-depth Study of Human Anatomy and Physiology

The BIO 231, 232, 233 series is offered sequentially each year (Fall, Winter, Spring) at the Oregon Tech Portland-Metro campus, and consists of three 4-credit courses (total of 12 term credits; usually equivalent to 8 semester credits). The series offers small class sizes and a highly personal learning environment, with lecture sections typically under 30 students and laboratory sections under 15 students. This close face-to-face interaction with highly qualified, experienced faculty (you will interact exclusively with the primary instructor, not Teaching Assistants) significantly improves the likelihood of a student’s successful completion of this important prerequisite course series.

The Anatomy and Physiology course sequence is also available online.

There are no prerequisites, but some background in biology and chemistry is very helpful.

Human Anatomy and Physiology Textbook

Human Anatomy and Physiology by Elain Marieb and Katja Hoehn.

Please check the Oregon Tech Bookstore for the correct edition as well as other supplemental materials.


BIO 231

Introduction to the systematic studies of human anatomy and physiology. Introduction to cytology and histology followed by the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and endocrine systems and the physiology of excitable tissues.

BIO 232

A continuation of the systematic study of human anatomy and physiology. The nervous, cardiovascular and immune systems are studied.

BIO 233

Conclusion of the sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Digestive, respiratory, renal and reproductive systems are examined. Metabolism, human genetics and development are also studied.

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