Human Anatomy

Biology 255

A course taught by a modified Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach involving the study of the structure and three-dimensional relationships of the human body, including weekly lab work. This course counts towards partial fulfillment of the “Perspective on the Natural World” graduation requirement.


At the completion of this course you should have:

  • Gained factual knowledge, including new terminology and knowledge regarding the anatomy of the human body.
  • Learned how to apply course material to improve your thought processes, problem-solving skills, and decision-making processes..
  • Developed a 3-dimensional understanding of anatomical relationships for all structures discussed within each region of the body studied.
  • Developed specific skills, competencies and points of view needed by anatomists.
  • Acquired skills in working with others as a member of a team.
  • Learned how to find and use resources by answering questions or solving problems.
  • Increased your written communication skills.
  • Increased your test-taking abilities.
  • Accomplished the individual goals listed at the beginning of each lecture and laboratory section, as outlined in your lecture and laboratory outline


  • “Human Anatomy“ (7th ed.) by F.H. MartinI, M.J. Timmons and R.B. Tallitsch. (2011) San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings Publishing.
  • “Lecture and Laboratory Outline for Human Anatomy” (7th ed) by R.B. Tallitsch ( ) Rock Island: Augustana Press.

Human Anatomy