Queen's University
ANAT 270 Human Anatomy and Morphology

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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.

Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing and PHGY 170/3.0 or BIOL 102/3.0 or permission of the instructor

For non-BHSc students

  • May not be taken with or after ANAT 215/3.0, ANAT 216/3.0, ANAT 315/3.0, ANAT 316/3.0.
  • May not be taken for credit towards the Plan requirement for the LISC Specialization or Major Plans.

After completing ANAT 270 Human Anatomy and Morphology, students will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Analyze the gross (macroscopic) and histology (microscopic) anatomy (and some relevant function) of the tissues and organs that make up the human body.
  3. Develop and apply a systematic logical thinking process to help students work through understanding the structure of the human body.
  4. Describe the inseparable relationship between histology and gross anatomy with respect to structure and function, and be able to apply that understanding.

Assessment 1 – Active Learning Activities (30%)

Assessment 2 – Major Quizzes (30%)

Assessment 3 – Assignments (40%)

  • Human Anatomy, 3rd ed. Michael McKinley and Valerie Dean O’Loughlin, McGraw Hill, 2012.
  • Connect plus, McGraw Hill (includes Anatomy and Physiology Revealed, Learn Smart, and access to an electronic version of the textbook)

This course requires the use of MH Connect in order to complete Practical Evaluations. Please note that you must sign up for MH Connect through OnQ using your QUEEN’S NET ID and NOT through the MH Connect website. Please wait until you have access to OnQ to sign up for Connect, where you will find a link and instructions. Failing to do so could result in significant delays in receiving your grades.

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Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and adhering to the regulations concerning academic integrity. General information on academic integrity is available at Integrity@Queen's University, along with Faculty or School specific information. Departures from academic integrity include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification. Actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning, to loss of grades on an assignment, to failure of a course, to requirement to withdraw from the university.

Specifically, for ANAT 270 Human Anatomy and Morphology, students must express themselves in their own words, and cite sources when they use outside information. Verbatim copying of the module text or textbook is considered plagiarism and is a breach of academic integrity. Further, lying and misrepresentation are dishonest and violate the core values of academic integrity.

All components of this course will receive numerical percentage marks. The final grade received for the course will be derived by converting the student’s numerical course average to a letter grade according to Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale.