Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

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This lab-only course is designed as a standalone addition to StraighterLine's Anatomy & Physiology I course. Students will complete at home laboratory experiments, track and record results and take lab-based questions reflected in the graded lab reports, and complete lab-based assessments to meet the lab requirement. The labs are provided by eScience Labs, a leading provider of at home lab kits and supplemental online materials. This course will give the student a solid foundation for further study into laboratory sciences.

Please note: This lab course involves dissections of both tissue and animal specimens.

Information about the required lab kit is available in the "Course Text" tab below.

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Anatomy & Physiology I Lab   +$49.00
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10/10/14 by seneac

The course is self-paced but the longer it takes the more it costs,

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10/10/14 by seneac

The course is self-paced but the longer it takes the more it costs,

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8/31/14 by tiffany.b

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9/11/13 by lori4n

The course was ok. It needed more practice and review opportunities such as Learn Smart or another review system.

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8/31/13 by bilicke20

good course has a few bugs . but overall very well done.

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8/25/13 by eveganze

It is a complete course and you learn a lot, however the tests even though they are open book are challenging. Especially, come mid-term or final there are no reviews and questions can be very specific. There really is no way to be that versed in all of anatomy down to some of the questions asked. Otherwise, good course to get out the way for better things.

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8/15/13 by arielkdeanda

This course was easy to navigate and I learned lots

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8/15/13 by nathanmjacobs

This class was on the first 18 chapters of the book. I found that reading each chapter completely was most helpful (not just taking notes of the highlighted words). Each topic took me on average of 8-10 hours to complete except for the topics that covered two chapters, those ones took more like 14-16 hours. The quiz questions mostly come from the book and not the online videos, but you should still watch them. And a lot of the information is on the cellular lever which was kind of hard to get used to, be sure that you know the processes of how things work. they like to put that on the quizes.

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8/14/13 by ashleymromano

I found the course material and layout to be very doable. Taking the course online was great for my busy schedule and the slideshows for each chapter made learning the material a little easier. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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8/13/13 by mmreimonenq

it was great!

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8/10/13 by kheartz12

Dont understand the question

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8/8/13 by clark.coupon

I enjoyed being able to go at my own pace. I found the study guides from the professor to be helpful.

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8/3/13 by crittenden_w

Great!

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8/2/13 by johncsusong

Great class that makes material easier to learn

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7/24/13 by lawrencebaiden

no joke

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7/18/13 by cjandsarahjean

Great course that systematically steps you through Anatomy and Physiology.

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7/3/13 by kkpretty4luv

none in my head right now

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5/23/13 by tmccomis76

It was very difficult. This was my first experience with an online course. The content was good. It would have been too difficult to take at home without a professor if this was your first class and you were not familiar with the human body. I am an xray/CT technologist and struggled with it.

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5/19/13 by stephanie.vx

Perfect in every way. One knows what to expect on quizzes, exams, and final. Tutorials, tutoring, and extra materials are provided if needed.

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5/4/13 by klyles90

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5/3/13 by jpiper

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5/3/13 by jpiper

A lot of work but the labs could have been done better

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3/4/13 by mckinstrystaraya

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10/16/12 by cabts

I like the lab portion because it was very fun and engaging.

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10/6/12 by loshman2009

I liked being able to take it on my own time at home.

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8/21/12 by daniellekorioth

I liked that it was online for a good price and transferable to my college.

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8/11/12 by cabts

I like the lab portion because it was very fun and engaging.

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7/19/12 by loshman2009

I liked being able to take it on my own time at home.

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7/5/12 by reginaosemen

I liked the Endocrine System topic

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6/7/12 by saly0524

I liked the labs

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6/6/12 by ramonburton

I liked the Labs, hand-on.

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4/12/12 by christinenatelli

I love that Straighterline offers courses that are "go at your own pace." There were some days/weeks where I had more time to study and/or complete assignments and other days/weeks where I had little or no time. I also liked the format of blackboard. First-time user and did fine with it.

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4/2/12 by daniellekorioth

I liked that it was online for a good price and transferable to my college.

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1/23/12 by segurad

The lab quizes were very helpful!

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1/19/12 by cbskimedic

the lessons were interesting. Content was relevant to my profession.

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1/9/12 by Khatcher

The quizzes, because they really tested my knowledge

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12/29/11 by askleinsmith

The virtual labs and online lessons were presented in an interesting manner.

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12/12/11 by reginaosemen

I liked the Endocrine System topic

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10/8/11 by saly0524

I liked the labs

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10/6/11 by ramonburton

I liked the Labs, hand-on.

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5/28/11 by christinenatelli

I love that Straighterline offers courses that are "go at your own pace." There were some days/weeks where I had more time to study and/or complete assignments and other days/weeks where I had little or no time. I also liked the format of blackboard. First-time user and did fine with it.

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11/21/10 by segurad

The lab quizes were very helpful!

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11/11/10 by cbskimedic

the lessons were interesting. Content was relevant to my profession.

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10/18/10 by Khatcher

The quizzes, because they really tested my knowledge

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9/22/10 by askleinsmith

The virtual labs and online lessons were presented in an interesting manner.

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4/5/10 by chelsea.kaltenbach

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4/4/10 by deannewade

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4/3/10 by Morlu41

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Course Objectives

After completing this course students will be able to,

  • Describe the structural and functional organization of the body.
  • Use anatomical terminology.
  • Describe how the body maintains homeostasis.
  • Relate chemistry to the field of anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe how cells function and divide.
  • Discuss the structures and functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.
  • Describe how muscles, bones, and nerves work together to create movement.
  • Describe the structure and function of sensory organs.
  • Describe the interactions between various organ systems in the body.

Lab Title Objectives
1 Introduction to Science
  • Define hypothesis and determine testable scenarios.
  • Explain the difference between accuracy and precision.
  • Perform various scientific calculations and conversions.
2 Cell Structure and Function
  • Describe the functions of cells.
  • Describe the structure and function of the plasma membrane.
  • Explain the structure and functions of ribosomes, rough and smooth ER, the Golgi apparatus, secretory vesicles, lysosomes, peroxisomes, mitochondria, centrosomes, cilia, flagella, and microvilli.
3 Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Explain the events of mitosis and cytokinesis.
  • Define genetics and explain the roles of chromosomes in inheritance.
  • Explain karyotype.
  • Describe the differences between mitosis and meiosis.
4 Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Explain the ways that substances pass through the plasma membrane.
  • Discuss diffusion and list substances that diffuse across the cell membrane.
  • Explain osmosis and describe the differences among hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic solutions.
5 Tissues and Skin
  • Describe the general characteristics and major functions of epithelial tissue.
  • Classify epithelial tissues based on number of cell layers and cell shapes.
  • Describe the various types of epithelial tissues, including their functions and locations.
  • Describe the various functions of connective tissues.
  • List the different types of connective tissues giving their locations, structures, and functions.
6 The Skeletal System
  • List the components and describe the functions of the skeletal system.
  • Classify bones according to their shapes.
  • Describe the differences between the axial and the appendicular skeletons and be able to list the bones of each.
  • Know the bones of the skull including their sutures and other features.
  • Explain the common features of the vertebrae and contrast the structure of vertebrae from each region.
  • Describe three different types of ribs.
  • Describe the various types of joint movements.
7 The Muscular System
  • Compare and contrast skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle tissue.
  • Describe the connective tissue components of skeletal muscle.
  • Describe the structure of a neuromuscular junction, and explain how an action potential is transmitted across the junction.
  • Describe the sources of energy used to produce ATP in muscle fibers.
  • Name the muscles of the body and describe the locations and actions of each.
8 The Nervous System
  • Explain the functions of the nervous system.
  • Describe the classification of neurons based on structure and function.
  • Describe the general structure of the spinal cord.
  • Describe the following types of reflexes: stretch reflex, a Golgi tendon reflex, a withdrawal reflex, and a cross extensor reflex.
  • Describe the major regions of the cerebellum and the functions of each.
  • Describe the functions of each cerebral lobe.
  • Name the layers of the eye and describe the structures and functions of each part.
9 The Endocrine System
  • Define hormone and target tissue.
  • Explain the main patterns of hormone secretion.
  • Explain the functions of the endocrine system.
  • Describe the structure, location and function of the various glands of the body.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab though we highly recommend concurrent enrollment in Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO201).

This course utilizes custom lab kit from eScience Labs which costs $201 plus shipping from eScienceLabs.com (please use the “Have a code?” button). Search for Kit5310. Please note that purchasing the correct kit is essential to your success in the course.

Students also planning to enroll in StraighterLine’s Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (BIO202L) can purchase a combined lab kit for both courses for $320 (plus shipping) by searching for the code Kit5312.

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.
If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit. There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

TopicAssessmentPoints Available
IntroductionUpload: Lab Kit Photos10
1Lab 1: Introduction to Science Worksheet75
1Lab 1 Quiz35
2Lab 2: Cell Structure and Function Worksheet75
2Lab 2 Quiz35
3Lab 3: Mitosis and Meiosis Worksheet75
3Lab 3 Quiz35
4Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis Worksheet75
4Lab 4 Quiz35
5Lab 5: Tissues and Skin Worksheet75
5Lab 5 Quiz35
6Lab 6: The Skeletal System Worksheet75
6Lab 6 Quiz35
7Lab 7: The Muscular System Worksheet75
7Lab 7 Quiz35
8Lab 8: The Nervous System Worksheet75
8Lab 8 Quiz35
9Lab 9: The Endocrine System Worksheet75
9Lab 9 Quiz35
Total 1000

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