Exploring Anatomy & Physiology is an online course webpage of Professor James Crimando. It provides tutorials, topic outlines, study questions, and practice quizzes on various systems of the body. The site presents interactive resources to learn, practice and self quiz important concepts in Anatomy and Physiology. Additional links are provided to further strengthen the concepts learned. Answering essay questions in science classes and college survival tips are also described to support student success.
Type of Material:
There is such a wide variety of materials it is difficult to categorize.
Guide to Academic Success
Course and lab resource
Lab resource for distance learnng
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
After completing the contents presented, the learner would be able to:
identify the histological features of epithelial, connective, muscular and nervous tissues.
diagram the major structures of the skeletal, muscular, nervous and cardiovascular systems.
describe the structures and functions of the major systems of the body.
Target Student Population:
AP Biology, lower level undergraduate.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
For best success, recommend a basic biology background--one semester of freshman level biology or equivalent.
Evaluation and Observation
High quality material very clearly presented
Concise and relevant
Content cover core curriculum within the discipline
Provides useful and accurate information
Integrates the concept very well
All materials are accurate
Material covers all organ systems
Quiz and study questions appropriate
Study and success skills tips are solid.
Coverage of some organ systems is not uniform - some more compete than others.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Very efficient; could learn a lot in a short time
Simple and clear images allow easy understanding of the core concepts
Builds up on prior concepts
Appeals to multiple learning styles
Excellent source to master basic concepts.
Additional resources are appropriately linked
Excellent as study materials for students in anatomy and physiology or introductory biology
Study questions good preparation for exams
Quizzes good check on understanding
Study and essay tips could be used for any course
Without guided assignments students may not get full value of the materials.
One tutorial not currently available
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to navigate
High quality graphics
All major links are complete
Tutorial entry attractive and easy to use
Provides both hi-res and lo-res versions of tutorials to optimize student downloads
Home page makes finding all materials relatively easy
All links worked as expected
Home page list of materials could use some annotation so that students know exactly what is at the link