Human Anatomy & Physiology

HAP covers both the structure and function of the body. The course begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of the human body and the key chemistry concepts needed to understand its processes. In a one semester course, there is simply not enough time to cover all nine systems of the body, but students will engage in much discussion and rigor during our course. Laboratory experiences are provided during each unit of study. One mammalian dissection is used as a capstone project for the coruse. Each student will also be expected to fully participate in all the projects of this course. Memorization of anatomical terms is necessary and will likely require significant time outside of class to master. The physiology portions of the class will require engagement and efforts in problem solving and synthesis.

As a general rule, I think students will need to spend at least 3 hours outside of class time per week (in a non test week) on homework in order to get the most out of this course.