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ANAT 216 - Principles of Human Morphology II

 Winter 2024
 Year 2
 9-10 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

The general principles of the structure and function of human body systems as appreciated through a survey of the morphological sciences, including microscopic and gross anatomy of the lymphatic/immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

NOTE: Priority will be given to students registered in a LISC Specialization Plan.

ANAT 215/3.0.

ANAT 316/3.0

Lecture, labs, small group learning, directed-independent learning, discussions

With successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Learn and use standard anatomical terms and concepts for the purpose of identification, effective communication and critical reading of relevant anatomical literature.
  2. Comprehend and analyze the gross (macroscopic) and histology (microscopic) anatomy of the tissues and organs that make up the human body.
  3. Develop and utilize a systematic logical thinking process to help you recognize anatomical structures and predict the physiological functions of body systems.
  4. Describe the integrated relationship between histology and gross anatomy with respect to structure and function, and be able to extend that knowledge to various aspects of development and function.
  5. Demonstrate ability to collaborate and work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams.

Block Theory Evaluations x3 (35%)

Multiple choice evaluations on course content. (Block 1: 13%; Block 2, 11%; Block 3, 11%)

Midterm Practical Evaluation (15%)

Bell ringer evaluation on lab content.

Quizzes (5 x 2%) 

Five multiple choice quizzes on course content.

Inquiry 216: Discover First, Explain Later (20%) 

Directed-Independent and small group learning.

End-of-term Practical Evaluation (20%)

Bell ringer evaluation on lab content.

Approximately 10 hours/week

Required Text: Principles of Human Anatomy: 14th Ed., G.J. Tortora and M. Nielsen, Wiley

  • Page references to this textbook are included in the lecture outlines. Use this text for reference and to develop a complete understanding of material presented in lecture and labs. It serves as the official indication of the level of detail we expect you to know and understand relative to the lecture outlines. 

Supplementary Texts (optional):

  • Gross anatomy atlas: “A collection of Human Anatomy Images” Queen’s University
  • Histology textbook/atlas

(Although optional, access to one of the above or any other atlas will prove to be beneficial throughout the course)

Course grades are assigned by the University at the completion of the course. There are no formal interim grades assigned by the University although we do post marks on the course website after completion of evaluations so that you can assess your performance relative to the class as a whole.

Students will receive numerical grades for all of the evaluations. A grade of 50 percent or better is necessary to pass the evaluations and the course. Final course grades are not based on the statistical analysis of your class (i.e. class mean and standard deviation). Your final grade reflects only your work and you are not competing with your classmates for your grade. As well, please bear in mind that your final grade in this course will be based on your performance, not your potential.

Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale

Grade  Numerical Course Average (Range)

A+            90-100

A              85-89

A-             80-84

B+            77-79

B              73-76

B-             70-72

C+            67-69

C              63-66

C-             60-62

D+            57-59

D              53-56

D-             50-52

F              49 and below