About ANPS 020 ZRB

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


CDE students only; degree students register for section B. Prereq: ANPS 019. Please contact Ellen Black (ellen.e.black@med.uvm.edu) with questions. All coursework including integrated lab completed online and asynchronously. 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

For Spring 2021, the entire course will be delivered online. There will be screencast lectures (generally 3/week), along with one assigned online lab exercise per week, and a weekly quiz. There are no class meetings in this section; students will be able to complete all required weekly work asynchronously (at their own time and pace within each week). 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, and weekly quiz assignments.

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