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ANAT 100 Anatomy of the Human Body

ANAT 100 Anatomy of the Human Body

 Summer 2023 (Online), Fall 2023 (Online), Winter 2024 (Blended & Online)
 Year 1 Core Course
 10-11 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course
Online Course

ANAT 100, Anatomy of the Human Body, is a web-based course suitable for students at all levels of post-secondary education with an interest in Human Anatomy. This foundational anatomy course is designed to introduce basic structure and functional relationships of the human body. The course entails the basic building blocks of the human body at the gross and microscopic levels. 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 and Queen’s online database of organs and tissues, students will discover and understand the functioning of various body systems. Body organ systems covered in this course will include the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Each module of this course will focus on a system, and recognizing that for the beginning anatomist there is a lot of information to assimilate, the topics are structured from the simple to the complex.


No more than one course from ANAT 100/3.0; ANAT 101/3.0; IDIS 150/6.0.

One-way Exclusion

May not be taken with or after ANAT 215/3.0; ANAT 216/3.0; ANAT 270/3.0; ANAT 312/3.0; ANAT 315/3.0; ANAT 316/3.0

After completing ANAT 100, students will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate anatomical terms and concepts for the purpose of identification, effective communication, and critical reading of relevant literature;
  • Analyze the gross (macroscopic) and histology (microscopic) anatomy of the tissues and organs that constitute the human body;
  • Employ a systematic logical thinking process to help you recognize anatomical structures and predict the physiological functions of body systems;
  • Describe the integrated relationship between histology and gross anatomy with respect to structure and function, and be able to extend that knowledge to various aspects of development and function;
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams.
  • Communicator
  • Leader
  • Scholar
  • Collaborator

Assessment 1: You’re the Expert (15%)

This is an opportunity to become an expert on an assigned topic related to the course material through research and presentation. You will decide and plan how to convey the key anatomical concepts of your assigned topic to create a narrated presentation.

Assessment 2:  Anatomical Jeopardy (15%)

This is a group assignment consisting of the following two components:

  1. Part A (Question and Answer Preparation: Asynchronous Activity): Working collaboratively in small groups of 4-5, you will develop well-constructed questions and answers related to your assigned topic. A provided rubric will help guide question/answer formulation. Each member of the group will be responsible for developing four questions relevant to the assigned chapter. The group collectively will discuss on the Jeopardy forum to select two questions from each member's question pool, and only one member of the group will submit all of the questions. You will be evaluated on developing well-constructed questions, your contribution to the group discussion forum in selecting final questions to submit and completion of the task. If you did not contribute in Part A, you will automatically get a mark of “0” for Part B.
  2. Part B (The Game: Synchronous Activity): This assessment will promote student participation and engagement in this activity rather than competition. Three groups (teams) will come together to play a simulated Jeopardy game. All members of the group should participate and play the game, however if this is proving to be difficult for your group than you need to select 2 members to represent your group. The mark that they get, will be the mark for the entire group. If less than 2 team members participate, the entire group will receive 0% for this portion of the assignment. Questions and answers used in the game will be those submitted by other groups. Groups will be given a choice of dates and times to come together and play the game. Date and times are first come, first serve.

Assessment 3: Block Theory Evaluations (30%)

Three block theory evaluations will assess your ability to apply knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the course material. Modules 1-3, 5-7, and 9-12 will be assessed by Block Evaluations 1, 2, and 3 respectively. These evaluations will consist of multiple choice and well-constructed short answer questions that will focus on integration
of material as opposed to strict memorization. These evaluations are proctored to ensure academic integrity. These are not open book evaluations!

Assessment 4: Case Study (15%)

In this learning activity you will review a case study and will be required to think critically about the information presented, while developing a thorough assessment of the situation. The case study is a clinical scenario integrating anatomical knowledge from various modules thus giving you an opportunity to practice and apply several new concepts. You
will be provided with questions about the case study and asked to address those.

Assessment 5: Practical Evaluations (20%)

You will participate in two practical “laboratory” assessments. These interactive and practical evaluations will assess your ability to identify anatomical and histological structures covered through the course. These are not open book evaluations! To practice and prepare for the practical evaluations we strongly encourage you to use the virtual cadaver simulation learning. Upon completion of each module, we suggest you make note of all the structures and concepts mentioned in the lecture and try to identify those in the virtual cadaver.

Assessment 6: Scavenger Hunt (2.5%)

You are asked to complete a scavenger hunt on onQ within the first three weeks of the course. The assignment will encourage you to become familiar with using the course materials by requiring you to answer a series of questions that draw on all of the resources made available to you by the course instructor.

Assessment 7: BHSc Practice Quiz (2.5%)

You are asked to complete a practice quiz in the BHSc Portal. The quiz will encourage you to become familiar with using our proctoring software (Examity) used for your Block Theory Evaluations.

10-12 hours per week (120 hours per term)

1. Content in the modules from the course website.
2. An access code for use of a virtual cadaver called Real Anatomy: Tortora: Real Anatomy WileyPLUS ISBN: 9781119547440.

Please note that there is no required textbook for our course. For any student that would like a textbook resource we have created an option to allow you to get the Real Anatomy code (as in 2 above) with Tortora PHA (textbook). Tortora: PHA LLPC with Real Anatomy WileyPLUS Card set ISBN: 9781119547440