Summer Semester 2004
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings
Carl Moxey

Textbooks EN Marieb, 2003
Human Anatomy and Physiology, 6/e
Benjamin Cummings
ISBN 0-8053-5462-X
BD Wingerd, 1996
Rat Dissection Manual
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN 0-8018-3690-5
Session Date Lecture Laboratory
I Mo. 14 June Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Terminology and Systems
[ Marieb: 1 ]
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Skeletal System Design [ Marieb: 7 ]
II Tu. 15 June Basic Chemistry [ Marieb: 2 ] Axial Skeleton
  Bones of the vertebral column and rib cage
  Skull:  cranial and facial bones; sutures
III Th. 17 June Cells & Membrane Transport Systems [ Marieb: 3 ] Histology
Basic Histology [ Marieb: 4 ]   Microscopic examination of tissue types 1
IV Mo. 21 June Integumentary System [ Marieb: 5 ]
Bone, Cartilage, and Osteogenesis [ Marieb: 6 ]
Appendicular Skeleton
  Bones of the upper and lower extremities
V Tu. 22 June Articulations & Movements [ Marieb: 8 ] Bone Identification Review
VI Th. 24 June Mid-Term Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
Quiz 1
« A Collection of Bones »
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VII Mo. 28 June Introduction to Muscles [ Marieb: 10 ] Muscles 1
Muscle Action [ Marieb: 10 ]
VIII Tu. 29 June Muscle Microanatomy and Physiology [ Marieb: 9 ] Muscles 2
  Skin the rat and examine fascial planes
  Dissect muscle groups as instructed
IX Th. 01 July Introduction to Membrane Potentials
Action Potentials & Impulse Conduction
[ Marieb: 11 ]
Nervous System Organization and Function
[ Marieb: 11 ]
X Mo. 05 July Holiday
XI Tu. 06 July Brain Development and Anatomy
[ Marieb: 12 ]
Brain Anatomy
Dissection of the sheep brain
XII Th. 08 July Final Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
Quiz 2
« A Sampler of Brain Views »
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  Lecture Laboratory
Prerequisites General and Animal Biology (BIO 4040-4042) or equivalents are strongly recommended.
Prior courses in mathematics and physics or chemistry would be useful.
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Description Introduction to anatomy and physiology:
  overview of the Chordata;
  body cavities;
  anatomic specialties;
    directional and relational terms
    planes of reference
  body organization:
Basic chemistry:
  matter and energy;
  atoms and elements;
  molecules and compounds;
  chemical bonds;
  chemical reactions;
  inorganic compounds;
  organic compounds;
Membrane dynamics:
  structure of the membrane;
  movements across membranes;
  fluid and solute distribution;
  cell adhesion molecules;
  membrane receptors.
Cell structure:
  cytoplasmic organelles;
  the nucleus;
  cell life cycle.
Integumentary system:
  adnexal structures;
  functional considerations.
Skeletal design:
  bones as organs;
  structure of bone and cartilage;
  development of bone.
Articulations and movements:
  types of joints;
  joint axes and movements.
  gross anatomy;
  mechanics of action;
  lever systems.
Skeletal muscle physiology:
  muscle microanatomy;
  excitation-contraction coupling.
Action potentials and impulse conduction.
Anatomy of the brain stem, cerebellum, diencephalon, and cerebrum.
Skeletal design:
  bones as organs;
  structure of bone;
  development of bone;
  axial skeleton:
      cranial bones
      facial bones
    vertebral column;
  appendicular skeleton:
    limb girdles;
    upper extremity:
      bones of the shoulder girdle,
        arm, forearm, and hand
    lower extremity:
      bones of the hip, thigh, leg, and foot.
  epithelial tissue and glands;
  connective tissues;
  muscle tissue;
  nervous tissue.
Analysis of muscle action.
Skinning the rat:
  fascial planes.
Muscle dissection.
Anatomy of the central nervous system:
  evolution and general design.
Sheep brain dissection:
  cranial nerves.
To learn and use basic relational anatomic terminology.
To learn the anatomic components of the human body and to understand their regional and systems relationships.
To refresh one’s basic understanding of chemical processes and how they apply to living organisms.
To understand how bones, joints, and muscles operate in consort to permit body movement.
To refresh one’s knowledge of cell structure and function.
To understand the structure of the cell membrane and how it operates to regulate cellular input, output, and communication.
To understand the anatomy and physiology of the human central nervous system and how it functions in homeostasis.
To learn how to use the Internet as a tool for gathering information.
To identify the individual bones of the human body, and selected structures.
To identify selected structures of the central nervous system through examination of models and specimens and by dissection.
To understand how the body obtains information, processes it, and executes a function based on that processing.
To appreciate how to design experiments to test physiologic phenomena, to learn how to be organized in performing the experiments, to collect data accurately, and to prepare a detailed report of the exercise.
To achieve practical dexterity in dissection and keenness of observation.
To learn how to use the Internet as a tool for augmenting knowledge learned in the laboratory exercises.
With the fully integrated anatomy and physiology curriculum, the laboratory component is integral to the student’s learning experience. Not only do the data acquired during hands-on dissection and observation, and physiologic experimentation facilitate comprehension of the lecture material, but much of the anatomy is now presented only within the laboratory setting.
Methodology Class lectures based upon the distributed outlines. This material may, from time to time, be augmented by assigned readings, Internet searches, or video presentations.
Exams will be based on the lecture presentations and any other assigned material.
Study of the human skeleton and dissection of the rat, with other anatomic specimens as available. The student will be responsible for being able to identify items specified in the laboratory guide handout. Material may be added to or deleted from this list as the instructor deems necessary. Laboratory exercise content may be augmented by assigned readings, Internet searches, or video presentations.
The practical examinations used to test the student’s knowledge may use specimens or illustrations.
Requirements Two examinations with a good attendance record, as specified on the fine print page. Two practical examinations with a good attendance record and active participation.