BL 406 Bulletin Course Description
organ-system-based course in human anatomy that also places human
anatomical structure into its evolutionary and developmental context.
Includes a general overview of anatomical variation among vertebrates.
Teaches anatomy as an active biological discipline. Co-Requisite(s): BL
407. Prerequisite(s): BL 260 and BL 262. Note: Pre-Nursing or
pre-Physical Therapy students should take BL 274 to meet the
requirements for these programs.
(BL 406/407 Combined)
course seeks to provide students with both a solid knowledge of human
anatomy, and an understanding of that anatomy as a biological phenomenon
clearly connected to the rest of biology. Anatomy can be learned
as a simple memorization of names of parts, to allow communication and
clinical facility. However, anatomy as a biological discipline is
not a static list of terminology, and anatomy is only truly understood
when the evolutionary and developmental context is understood. It is
hoped that a more full understanding of human anatomy in its comparative
and embryological context will help students not only to remember
anatomical terminology, but also to be able to deal with novel
anatomical material and anatomical abnormalities as would an anatomist.
(BL 406/407 Combined)
Students should be able
design, and execute a simple comparative anatomical study that correctly
tests a clear hypothesis.
a clear, concise, and accurate scientific poster.
the major terms used in human anatomy, embryology, and comparative anatomy.
the major organizing concepts in human anatomy, embryology, and comparative
anatomical and histological structures as discussed in class.
the the conceptual connection between anatomy and the rest of biology, both
generally as a scientific discipline and more specifically as a
subdiscipline based on the subdisciplines of developmental and evolutionary
260/261 and BL 262/263.
Time and Place:
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, and
1:30-2:20 PM in 204 Science Building
Mon. 4:00-5:50 PM in 204 Science and Thurs. 1:45-5:10PM
in 204 Science
Dr. Michael Ghedotti
225 Pomponio Science Center, Phone: (303) 458-4091
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:30-11:25am, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm.
OR by appointment.
If I am not in my office I may be in another room
nearby in the
Biology Department [try S204 or S210].
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