Anatomy and Physiology Online Course
A survey of the anatomy and physiology of the major human organ systems and the foundational concepts required to understand them.
This course is accompanied by BIMD 220L.
- Pre or Corequisite:
- Either BIOL 150 and BIOL 150L, or CHEM 116 and CHEM 116L, or CHEM 121 and CHEM 121L
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
About the Human Anatomy & Physiology Online Courses
BIMD 220 (3 credits) and BIMD 221 (3 credits) together are a complete survey of the anatomy and physiology of the major human organ systems and the foundational concepts required to understand them. BIMD 220 covers beginner material on introductory A&P, cells, and tissues, as well as advancing through the skin, skeletal, muscle and nervous organ systems. BIMD 221 is a more advanced study of the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Each concept is presented through the lens of a diverse human population and both BIMD 220 and 221 are validated as essential studies special emphasis courses covering "The Diversity of Human Experience" topic. Together the courses are designed to meet field standards using the HAPS learning outcomes and goals.
These courses will use the evidence based best practices of a flipped classroom and active learning. This means at no point will students sit through an extended lecture on a topic. Learning is work and involves student participation.
These courses are also unique in their organization. They use a badge progression model, which is a method of gamification for learning. Essentially the content of these courses is divided into easily identifiable units called badges. By completing BIMD 220 and 221 students will work their way through 14 content badges that represent all the major body systems. Students will start at the Beginner level in BIMD 220, progress through to Advanced at the end of BIMD 220, and finally finish at Scholar when they have completed BIMD 221. This gives students a more visual way to track their progress. The topics covered in BIMD 220 are:
Students will be awarded badges by UND’s Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) via an email sent to their official UND email account. They will be asked to accept this badge, which will give them a permanent Acclaim account where they have URL they can include in their CVs/Resumes or share their badges to various social media outlets.
What can I expect in each lesson?
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule. The instructor will grade up to one lesson/topic per week. Each content badge will consist of the following elements located in TopHat and Blackboard:
- Things to Know – A content assignment not worth points, but lists the learning objectives and anatomical terms students should know for the badge. The assignments to be completed, point totals, and schedule is also listed.
- Textbook Assignments – This course uses an active virtual textbook. Textbook content assignments are the only textbook required for students, which consists of readings, images, and videos interspersed with practice questions. These questions will always only be worth participation points.
- Lecture Series – These content assignments consist of short lectures recorded by Dr. Haage broken down by objective, followed by practice questions. Each question in these assignments are worth 0.5 participation points and 0.5 correctness points.
- Picture Essays – These content assignments require students to draw and label various anatomical structures by hand and upload a .jpg .png or .pdf file. These assignments are always worth correctness points.
- Case Studies – These content assignments focus on application of A&P content to various illnesses. They consist of readings, images, and videos interspersed with practice questions. They are mostly correctness points but may ask for students to participate in opinion style questions.
- Scientist Profiles – These content assignments spotlight one or a few relevant scientists, including aspects of their identities and the science they have contributed. They have readings, images, and videos interspersed with practice questions. They are mostly correctness points but may ask for students to participate in opinion style questions.
- Culture & Med Assignments – These content assignments focus on application of A&P content to various diversity contexts including conversations about race, gender, and disability. They have readings, images, and videos interspersed with practice questions. They are mostly correctness points but may ask for students to participate in opinion style questions.
- Reflections – At the end of each badge students will be asked to complete a short reflection essay to promote metacognitive thinking. These also serve as grading triggers for the entire badge content.
- Exams – Each content badge has an exam. That means this course has 7 exams. Exams are video proctored and consist of 30 multiple choice questions and 1 essay question. Students are provided 3 possible essay questions ahead of time to be prepared, but will be assigned one at random on the exam. No outside resources are allowed on the exams
Required Textbook and Materials
These courses use TopHat and Blackboard. TopHat works through a student-paid subscription service. Students will be required to create an account and purchase a subscription to TopHat. Additional information is in the course syllabus and in Blackboard.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable – UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited – UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits – Transferring credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
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Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.