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:

  • Had fun and enjoyed the term
  • Increased your overall problem solving skills, including your ability to define problems, gather and evaluate information, and develop solutions
  • Developed effective knowledge acquisition skills
  • Developed better team skills
  • Increased your communication skills
  • Increased your self-assessment skills
  • Increased your ability to assess the work of others
  • Increased your ability to identify, find and use appropriate resources
  • Developed a 3-dimensional understanding of anatomical relationships for each region of the body studied
  • Increased your test taking abilities
  • A firm understanding of anatomical terminology
  • Accomplished the individual goals listed at the beginning of each lecture and laboratory section, as outlined in your lecture and laboratory outline


  • “Human Anatomy“ (6th ed.) by F.H. MartinI, M.J. Timmons and R.B. Tallitsch. (2009) San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings Publishing.
  • “Lecture and Laboratory Outline for Human Anatomy” (7th ed) by R.B. Tallitsch ( ) Rock Island: Augustana Press.

Human Anatomy