Human Anatomy and Morphology

ANAT 270/3.0

This course is designed to introduce the foundations of human structure and function to students at all levels of post-secondary education. Through a series of learning modules, students will develop an understanding of the architecture of the human body through interactive study using a virtual cadaver. This course will survey the gross and microscopic anatomy of the body organ systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Description

ANAT 270, Human Anatomy and Morphology is designed to introduce the foundations of human structure and function to students at all levels of post-secondary education.  Through a series of learning modules that will include readings, group learning activities, assignments, inquiry and a practicum that involves an interactive study using a virtual cadaver, students will discover an understanding of the architecture of the human body. This course will survey the gross and microscopic anatomy of the body organ systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Evaluation

2 Active Learning Activities30%
3 Major Quizzes30%
4 Assignments40%

Topics

Learning Outcomes

After completing ANAT 270, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic language of human anatomy and apply standard anatomical terms and concepts for the purpose of identification, communication and critical reading of relevant anatomical (medical) literature.
  • Analyze the gross (macroscopic) and histology (microscopic) anatomy (and some relevant function) of the tissues and organs that make up the human body.
  • Develop and apply a systematic logical thinking process to help you work through understanding the structure of the human body.
  • Describe the inseparable relationship between histology and gross anatomy with respect to structure and function, and be able to apply that understanding.

Topics

Module 1Foundations of Human Anatomy

Module 2

Musculo-Skeletal System
Module 3Musculo-Skeletal (Axial)
Module 4Musculo-Skeletal (Appednicular)
Module 5Nervous System
Module 6Nervous System
Module 7Endorine System
Module 8Cardiovascular System
Module 9Respiratoy System
Module 10Digestive System
Module 11Accessory Digestion Organs, Urinary System

 

 

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours a week (120 hours per term) in study / practice and online activity for ANAT 270.

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About MOODLE

Moodle is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into Moodle to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the Moodle site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a good-quality computer (Windows XP/Vista/7, Pentium III, or Mac OS X 10.5, G4 or G5 processor, 256 MB RAM) with a high-speed internet connection, soundcard, speakers, and microphone, and up-to-date versions of free software (Explorer/Firefox, Java, Flash, Adobe Reader). See also Preparing For Your Course.

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Dates and Deadlines section.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for 2014-15 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Canadian students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $605.31; for a 6.0-unit course, $1210.62. See also Tuition and Payment.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.