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HTH 300 - Anatomy & Physiology Fall 2019

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:
09/09/2019 - 12/08/2019

Required Course Materials:
: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 15th 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 accommodations must contact the Student
Accessibility Centre (SAS) to meet with an appropriate Disability Services Coordinator. To
contact SAS, phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652, or email For further
information, consult McMaster University’s Policy for Academic Accommodation for Students
with Disabilities.
On-line Elements:
In this course, we will be using on-line elements, which may include email, Avenue to Learn,
WebEX, and external web sites. Students should be aware that, when they access the
electronic components of this course, private information such as first and last names, user
names for the McMaster e-mail accounts, and program affiliation may become apparent to all
other students in the same course. The available information is dependent on the technology
used. Continuation in this course will be deemed consent to this disclosure. If you have any
questions or concerns about such disclosure please discuss this with the course instructor.
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
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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Course Schedule:

Week & Date

Lesson/Module Title



Discussion topic: Health Care in Canada (2 topics)

Discussion Original and Reply Posts

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)