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Anatomy 361

Redesign of Anatomy 361


Prerequisites: biology majors, BIOL 274 with a “C” (2.0) or better; biochemistry majors, BIOL 172, 273 with a “C” (2.0) or better; health science majors and kinesiology majors, BIOL 101, BIOL/KNES 210 with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

1. Critically evaluate how levels of organization apply to the construction of the human body

2. Describe the anatomy of organs and major functions of organ systems

3. Demonstrate fluency in the language of anatomy: regional, directional, and sectional terms

4. Integrate regional, directional, and sectional terms.

5. Analyze how organs are arranged relative to body cavities and membranes of cavities.

6. Explain cells are joined together and/or combined with extracellular material to form tissues.

7. Describe the structure and function of the 4 classes of tissues and predict the functions of specific types based on structure.

8. Explain the structure and function of the integument, as well as the characteristics of each of the layers

9. Describe the structures associated with the skin: glands, hair, and nails

10. Evaluate how the functions of bone are related to structure

11. Critically evaluate the interdependence of different levels of organization (cellular, tissue, and organ) to the structure and function of bone

12. Predict bone activity in development and repair

13. Analyze the structure and function of different types of joints. Predict the allowable motion of each type of joint.

14. Describe the structure and function of synovial joints. Use specific examples to illustrate the relatedness of structure and function.

15. Describe the structural and functional divisions of the nervous system

16. Explain the importance of the cellular composition of nervous tissue

17. Describe the structure and function of CNS tissues

18. Link structural areas of the brain to functional specializations

19. Predict how the structural relationship of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland influences the control-system function of the two.

20. Learn the anatomical features and hormonal effects of selected endocrine organs 21. Illustrate the characteristics of the three types of muscle tissue. Predict how muscle tissue characteristics relate to organ function.

22. Illustrate the structure of a muscle from a gross to microscopic level.

23. Describe each of the components of blood and their functions

24. Describe the structure and function of the heart from a microscopic to gross level

25. Describe the structural and functional differences of blood vessels from a histological to gross level.

26. Analyze the significance of capillary structure to organ function.

27. Understand the significance of blood flow routes for example circuits.

28. Describe the structure and function the respiratory system on the gross and histological level

29. Trace the path of air into and out of the respiratory system, including the exchange pathway with the blood

30. Explain the functional significance of the anatomical arrangement between the alveoli and the capillaries

31. Describe the structure and function of the digestive tract and associated organs.

32. Explain how digestive organ structure and function pertains to clinically important disorders.

33. Predict digestive mechanism based upon organ structure and function.

34. Describe the functions of the urinary system

35. Describe the structure and function of the urinary organs

36. Explain the structural and functional relationship of the urinary system to other systems

37.Compare and contrast male and female reproductive systems.


Students will be assessed via:

1) Three lecture exams.

2) Five short in class or online quizes on basic information from previous lecture information

3) Four laboratory practical examinations

4) Five critical thinking write-ups

5) Five virtual cadaver quizes taken online (at home)

6) Participation in class - asking pertinent questions, participating in in-class idssections, helping fellow students on review days

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