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.
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