Department of Biology





Biology 387: Human Anatomy

Instructor: Robert J. Schmitz
Biol.387 Course Policies | Biol. 387 Course Topics

UWSP Catalog Course Description

BIOL 387/587. Human Anatomy (formerly 286). 4 cr. Examine human anatomy using models, X-rays, charts, computer animations, and prosected cadaver demonstrations. Complements Biol 285 to provide general background in human structure and function. For students preparing for health care careers. 3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab per wk. Prereq: 281 or 285 or con reg in 281 or 285.

    Learning Outcomes and Goals for Biol. 387: Human Anatomy
1.  Provide an introduction to the structure of the human body in a functional context 
2.  To introduce and define basic anatomical medical terminology and vocabulary 
3.  Sharpen student study skills to prepare them for the rigor of biomedical education at the professional level

What is Human Anatomy?:
In biology 387, you will be exposed to several subdivisions of human anatomyshown below and ways to study human anatomy.
Gross Anatomy: the study of the structures of the human body that can be seen by the naked eye
    Regional Anatomy: Anatomy is studied by regions
        Neuroanatomy: The study of the structure of the nervous system
    Systemic Anatomy: Anatomy is studied by organ systems
Histology: Microscopic study of body tissues and cells
Developmental Anatomy or Embryology: Study of how body structures form grow and mature

What does Wikipedia Say:
Human Anatomy
History of Anatomy
Wikipedia is a very useful resource for this course.  Most often you can search using an anatomical name and get access to a lot of useful information.  For example look up the following structures:  Scapula, Inomminate Bone, Humerus, and Femur

UWSP Library References that you may find useful
A list of resources will be added shortly

Internet Resources
Winking Skull
Gray's Anatomy, 1st edition
Visible Body