BIOSCI-201 - Introduction to Human Anatomy - Melania Abrahamian
|Course:||Introduction to Human Anatomy|
Hello everyone! My name is Melania Abrahamian and I will be your instructor for the BioSci 201
course. This course is an introduction to the human body. Learning Human Anatomy (BioSci
201) will provide you with a great deal of knowledge about the structure and set up of your
body. The information in this letter will help you decide whether you would like to take the
course, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to sharing my
knowledge with you about this fascinating concept, Human Anatomy!
BioSci 201 is focused on the major structural
characteristics of the human body. This course
addresses the fundamental knowledge of human
anatomy; hence we will start our course by first
understanding what anatomy is then we will focus on
the introduction of the approaches to study the
human body. Then we will explore and learn the
terminology (language) that is used in anatomy.
Learning the appropriate language is critical in
communicating our knowledge about human
anatomy, one should know the appropriate terms used for different planes of dissection and
the directional terms for the body. Next, we will continue our course by learning about the
major tissue types that make-up human body, then we will start to explore the 11 major body systems.
What to Expect in this Course
BioSci 201 is a fast-paced course and every session you will be provided with a lot of information. You have to make sure that you can stay on top of the provided material. You need to consider a few hours per day for your studies in this course to cover the concepts. Make sure to carefully read the following points about lecture and lab portions of BioSci 201. Both lecture and lab portions are going to be online and we will have asynchronous session for both portions. I have posted the syllabus on Canvas, which will provide you with the schedule that we will follow to address the lecture chapters and lab content. You need to make sure to follow this schedule to stay current with the material.
Lecture portion: I will post the course material including videos for each lecture chapter, and external materials/links that will help you with your studies. You should first read the corresponding chapter at least once then consider the above-mentioned posted materials on Canvas. I do suggest you read the chapter one more time after watching the video and external links (optional) to be able to retain the obtained information easier.
Lab portion: I will post videos, images and relevant documents that you should consider for your lab portion after reading the lab book chapters. I will occasionally post some external links (optional for you to consider) that can help you with your studies. You will be required to write lab reports for each lab session. You need to consider the following headings for the lab report: Purpose, Materials, Description, and Reflection. The report should be typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, and single spaced. You may include information and pictures from lecture notes and other relevant materials but you need to include the citations.
Types of Assessments
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Make sure to start shopping around as soon as you can considering the delay in item deliveries due to COVID-19.
• Marieb, E. et al., Human Anatomy, 9th ed. Pearson, 2019: Amazon has used and new condition purchase options, as well as the E-textbook option (ISBN-13: 978-0135168059).
• Marieb, E. Human Anatomy Laboratory Manual, 9th ed. McGraw Hill, 2019: Amazon has the used and new condition purchase options, as well as the E-textbook option (ISBN:0135168031).
• Van De Graaff, K. M. et al. A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory, 7th ed. Morton, 2011 (ISBN 10: 0895828758).
Other Relevant Course Information
Syllabus Quiz: This quiz will be due on the second session of your course (Jun-15th).
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Last updated: 06/09/2021 Sub#: 244