About ANPS 020 ZRA

Part II of two-semester course sequence. Structure and function of human body. Prerequisite: ANPS 019.


CDE students only; degree students register for section A. Prereq: ANPS 019. Please contact Ellen Black (ellen.e.black@med.uvm.edu) with any questions. Class meets 3x a week with integrated online lab. See Expanded Course Description for more details.

Section Description

Undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology is an interdisciplinary, two-semester course covering the anatomy & physiology of the major systems of the human body. This course is specifically designed for students interested in the health sciences who need a strong foundational understanding of how the human body systems work both individually and in concert. In ANPS 20 we will focus on the organ systems of the body including the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, immune system, renal system, and reproductive system. Course Objectives Include: 1. Provide a common anatomical and physiological language for communication within the health science community. 2. Recognize anatomical structures and explain physiological functions of body systems. 3. Use anatomical knowledge to predict physiological consequences, and use knowledge of function to predict the features of anatomical structures. 4. Understand key physiological principles which regulate normal organ function. 5. Recognize & explain the interrelationships within and between anatomical and physiological systems of the human body. 6. Make a strong connection between knowledge of anatomy and physiology and real-world situations, including healthy lifestyle decisions and disease states.

Section Expectation

The course format involves didactic lectures, online problem solving sessions, and an online laboratory component. Lectures are presented as screencasts for students to watch online at their own pace before the scheduled class. Usually there will be 3 lectures per week to accompany the three class sessions. Class itself will involve a 50 minute online session working together through problems from the assigned lecture material; the intent of these sessions is to enhance student understanding of the lecture material, review the more challenging aspects, and see the application of the material to human health. Students must participate in 70% of these sessions in order to receive participation points. In order to get the most out of the class sessions, students should expect to spend 1-2 hours before each class watching the screencast lecture, reviewing the lecture objectives, and familiarizing themselves with key vocabulary. The weekly laboratory assignments are completed online at the students own pace. Exams will be delivered online at times specified in the syllabus.


There will be a weekly online laboratory assignment and a weekly online open book quiz. The content of the four units of the course will be tested with online exams based on the material covered in lecture and the material covered in the lab. Final grades will be based on a weighted average including lecture exams, lab exams, lab assignments, weekly quiz assignments, and class participation.

Course Dates



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