“Emphasizes a systematic study of fundamental principles of human anatomy at cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels of organization. Introduces precise terminology, structural-functional relationships, scientific method, and appreciation of related human diseases. Laboratory uses preserved animal and organ dissection, skeletal study, models, and other visual aids.”

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Notes from the prof

Anatomy students studying the reproductive system for an upcoming exam (summer 2019).

This is a tough class. A really tough class. Probably one of the hardest you’ll take as you start your career toward a nursing or other allied health degree. It’s not so much the material that makes it hard; it’s the amount of it! Students who want do well should expect to spend 20-30 hours a week outside of class studying, coming to Open Lab, along with office hours with the prof. You should come into this class with the mindset of going to boot camp: Get ready to work hard and suffer.

The good news: I’m totally here to help you get through it. In addition to giving you my personal attention, there are a whole bunch of resources that will help. I am dedicated to helping you succeed. If you study hard and come to class ready to to rock-and-roll, you will probably do well. But be ready to put in the time! It’s not going to come easily.

I would strongly recommend enrolling in this class at a time when you won’t be taking other difficult ones, like Chemistry or Microbiology.

Student resources

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