Queen's University
ANAT 270 Human Anatomy and Morphology

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, 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%)

10 hours a week (120 hours per term).

  • 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).

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