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HTH 300 - Anatomy & Physiology- Winter 2022

Academic Credit Value:
3 units
Course Delivery Mode:
Hours of Study:
39 hours
Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Anti-requisite(s):
Instructor Name:
Elizabeth Belenguer
Course Dates:
01/17/2022 - 04/24/2022

Required Course Materials:
: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 16th ed. By Gerard J Tortora & Bryan Derrickso. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Optional Course Materials:
Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions. Publisher: Elsevier
Course Description:

This comprehensive course provides students with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Topics include an overview of the human body in health and disease, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic and Immune System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Nervous System, Special Senses, Integumentary System, Endocrine System, Reproductive System. This course is designed for individuals with limited, or no, educational background in anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will:

1. Use appropriate medical terminology to describe the location and function of body structures.
2. Locate and identify all major structural components associated with each body system.
3. Understand the normal physiology of each body system from the cellular level to the organ system level.
4. Appreciate the interconnected nature of how each body system works together to support the health and function of the human body as a whole.
5. Identify the main age-related changes which occur for each body system.
Course Evaluation
The final grade is calculated based on the following components:
Test #1 – 20%
Test #2 – 20%
Test #3 – 20%
Online Quizzes – 20%
Online Wiley Assignments – 15%
Discussions – 5%

Course Format:

This course is designed to present the fundamental concepts and theories in accounting and promote the application to the workplace and professional practice. Course activities will include instructor presentations, required readings and experiential learning activities (i.e. case studies, group discussions, projects, etc.).  The curriculum will be delivered online via Avenue to Learn.

Assignment Submission:
Course assignments are submitted to the appropriate A2L Assignment folder by the specified due date
Late Coursework:
Late assignments will be subject to a 2% per day late penalty (includes weekends and holidays) for up to seven (7) days. After this date, no assignments will be accepted and a grade of zero (0) will be applied.  Extensions for course work must be approved by the instructor before the due date (see Academic Regulations below), and will be granted for illness or emergencies only. Students may be asked to submit supporting documentation for an extension request. 

Policy & Procedures:

Academic Regulations (Attendance, Coursework, Tests/Exams):

In accordance to McMaster University’s General Academic Regulations, “it is imperative that
students make every effort to meet the originally scheduled course requirements and it is a
student’s responsibility to write examinations as scheduled.” Therefore, all students are
expected to attend and complete the specific course requirements (i.e. attendance,
assignments, and tests/exams) listed in the course outline on or by the date specified.
Students who need to arrange for coursework accommodation, as a result of medical, personal
or family reasons, must contact the course instructor within 48 hours of the originally
scheduled due date. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Program Manager to
discuss accommodations and procedures related to deferred tests and/or examinations within
48 hours of the originally scheduled test/exam, as per policy. Failure to contact the course
instructor, in the case of missed coursework, or the Program Manager, in the case of a missed
test/examination, within the specified 48-hour window will result in a grade of zero (0) on the
coursework/exam and no further consideration will be granted.

*Note: Supporting documentation will be required but will not ensure approval of

Academic Integrity

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning
process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic
integrity. Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could
result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious
consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the
transcript (notation reads: “Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty”), and/or suspension
or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information
on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy,
located at

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit
has been obtained.
2. Improper collaboration in-group work.
3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Academic Accommodations:
Students with disabilities who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services(SAS) at 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or  to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. For further information, consult McMaster University’s Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities policy.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous or Spiritual Observances (RISO)

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religious, indigenous or spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the RISO policy. Students will need to contact their instructors as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements for classes, assignments, and other coursework. and tests. It is the student’s responsibility to contact McMaster Continuing Education to discuss accommodations related to examinations. (if applicable)
On-line Elements:

Conduct Expectations:
As a McMaster student, you have the right to experience, and the responsibility to demonstrate, respectful and dignified interactions within all of our living, learning and working communities. These expectations are described in the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (the “Code”). All students share the responsibility of maintaining a positive environment for the academic and personal growth of all McMaster community members, whether in-person or online.

It is essential that students be mindful of their interactions online, as the Code remains in effect in virtual learning environments. The Code applies to any interactions that adversely affect, disrupt, or interfere with reasonable participation in University activities. Student disruptions or behaviours that interfere with university functions on online platforms (e.g. use of Avenue 2 Learn, WebEx or Zoom for delivery), will be taken very seriously and will be investigated. Outcomes may include restriction or removal of the involved students’ access to these platforms.

Copyright and Recording:
Students are advised that lectures, demonstrations, performances, and any other course material provided by an instructor include copyright protected works. The Copyright Act and copyright law protect every original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, including lectures by University instructors.

The recording of lectures, tutorials, or other methods of instruction may occur during a course. Recording may be done by either the instructor for the purpose of authorized distribution, or by a student for the purpose of personal study. Students who wish to record sessions need to acquire permission from the instructor. Students should be aware that their voice and/or image may be recorded by others during the class. Please speak with the instructor if this is a concern for you.
In this course, we will be using a web-based service ( to reveal plagiarism.
Students will be expected to submit their work electronically to and in hard copy
so that it can be checked for academic dishonesty. Students who do not wish to submit their
work to must still submit a copy to the instructor. No penalty will be assigned to a
student who does not submit work to All submitted work is subject to normal
verification that standards of academic integrity have been upheld (e.g., on-line search, etc.). To
see the Policy, please go to McMaster Academic Integrity Policy.
Course Changes:

The instructor reserves the right to modify elements of the course and will notify students

Extreme Circumstances:
The University reserves the right to change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances (e.g., severe weather, labour disruptions, etc.). Changes will be communicated through regular McMaster communication channels, such as McMaster Daily News, A2L and/or McMaster email.

Course Withdrawal Policy:
Policies related to dropping a course and course withdrawals are posted to the Centre for
Continuing Education’s program webpage, FAQs & Policies (
Storm Closure Policy:
In the event of inclement weather, the Centre for Continuing Education will abide by the University’s Storm Closure Policy:, and will only close if the University is closed.  All in-class courses, exams and room bookings by internal and external clients will be cancelled if the Centre for Continuing Education is closed.  On-line courses will take place as scheduled.
Grading Scale:



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Week 1






Module 1 Review of Basic Anatomical Terminology

Module 1.1: Review of Key Concepts in Biology

Module 1.2: Review of Chemistry for Biology





Wiley Assignment #1

Quiz #1





Week 2






Module 2.1: Cells

Module 2.2: Tissues

Module 2.3: The Integumentary System





Wiley Assignment #2

Quiz #2





Week 3






Module 3.1: The Skeletal System

Module 3.2: The Articular System

Module 3.3: The Muscular System





Wiley Assignment #3

Quiz #3

Test #1 (Modules 1-3)





Week 4






Module 4.1: The Nervous System & Neurophysiology

Module 4.2: The Central Nervous System





Wiley Assignment #4

Wiley Assignment #5

Quiz #4





Week 5






Module 5.1: The Peripheral Nervous System

Module 5.2: Special Senses





Wiley Assignment #6

Quiz #5





Week 6






Module 6.1:The Endocrine System

Module 6.2:The Cardiovascular System: Blood





Wiley Assignment #7

Wiley Assignment #8

Quiz #6





Week 7






Module 7.1:The Cardiovascular System: Heart

Module 7.2:The Cardiovascular System: PVS





Wiley Assignment #9

Quiz #7





Week 8






Module 8.1:TheLymphatic System

Module 8.2: The Immune System





Wiley Assignment #10

Quiz #8

Test #2 (Modules 4-8)





Week 9






Module 9.1:The Respiratory System

Module 9.2:The Urinary System





Wiley Assignment #11

Wiley Assignment #12

Quiz #9





Week 10






Module 10.1: Acid/Base & Fluid Balance

Module 10.2:The Digestive System





Wiley Assignment #13

Quiz #10





Week 11






Module 11.1:Genetics

Module 11.2:The Male Reproductive System

Module 11.3:The Female Reproductive System





Wiley Assignment #14

Quiz #11





Week 12






Module 12.1:Pregnancy & Lactation





Wiley Assignment #15

Quiz #12





Week 13






Final Test





Test #3 (Modules 9-12)