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Instructors have provided the following information to generally describe what to expect in their classes.


Class Format

Face-to-face format. Lecture and class discussion of lecture concepts will take place each class meeting, followed by demonstration of anatomical parts on models and bones. A short break is given half way through the 2 hour class. Remaining time towards the end of the period can be used for individual or group review of the material. Outlines and parts lists are given for each unit. At this time, PowerPoint slides are not used during the presentation.

Resource Use

Required Textbook: Human Anatomy, 4th ed., McKinley/O’Loughlin/Pennefather-Obrien/Harris, 2015.


Exams: 7 major exams are tentatively scheduled with the 7th exam given during finals week. The 7th exam is not comprehensive. The exam average will be weighted to equal 85% of the course grade.

All exams will have a lecture and practical component. The practical portion will require identifying structures, muscles, bones, organs, etc. without the use of a “word bank.” Word banks are prohibited by all anatomy faculty.

Homework and Quizzes: Students can expect 9-12 announced quizzes, depending on available time.

4-5 homework assignments are given. The combined homework and quiz grade is weighted to equal 15% of the course grade.

Homework Policy

Homework assignments are due on the assigned date. Late assignments will only be accepted for extenuating circumstances.

Attendance Policy

Although attendance is not required, very good attendance is necessary to be successful in this class. It is very unlikely to earn an “A” or “B” in anatomy if coming to class is not a priority.
In addition to good attendance, students need to be physically and mentally engaged while in class. All distractions that take away the chances of doing well in this course need to be eliminated. This includes the use of cell phones and texting during class. Texting is not allowed during class.


Five hours per week are scheduled for meeting with students in CLB 423. Additional meeting times can be arranged on other days or times to accommodate the students’ schedule.

Other Information

2-3 preserved organ dissections are accomplished.