Course Overview

The Anatomy and Physiology 1 lab course is designed to complement the concepts covered in HA&P 1, which provides a comprehensive introduction to basic cellular human anatomy and physiology including structure, biology, organization and function or cells, tissues, and organs. The integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems are introduced and explored. The course will include bi-weekly labs that use tools for virtual construction of anatomical structures and simulation activities to identify and integrate the understanding of anatomical and physiological concepts.

Note: This course is a lab only. If lecture is needed, please register for the accompanying lecture (HA&P1-456) separately. 

Type Lab


Sara Aucoin, PT, DPT


1 undergraduate


Online Asynchronous


HBIO-450, equivalent, or consent of instructor, and concurrent enrollment in A&P 1.


$540.00 (Fees included)

What to Expect in this Course

This course is fully asynchronous – there are no required meeting times.

Course activities are organized into modules of 1-2 weeks in length.

Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the learning activities into your own schedule.

While instructors make regular course updates to enhance your experience as a learner, the table below provides a general idea of what you can expect from a typical week.

Course Activity Hours Per Lab

Pre-Lab Activities

  • Readings
  • Assignments

Conducting Lab

  • Hands-on experiments
  • Virtual activities

Post-Lab Activities

  • Discussion boards
  • Lab reports
Total Time 3-6
  • Body Orientation
  • Cells & Chemistry
  • Integumentary System
  • Tissues
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves
  • Eye, Ear, Tongue Functions
  • Vestibular System
  • Components of Balance

Course Materials

D2L Required
Textbook Not needed
Lab Kit / Supplies Required
Web-Based Learning Application Required
Standard word/ data processing capabilities Required
Ability to video conference Recommended
Ability to upload images/videos Required

D2L: All of our online prerequisite courses use the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L). D2L integrates text, video, and audio. You can check your system compatibility by reviewing the D2L system recommendations.

Textbook: If a textbook is required, every effort is made to choose high-quality, low-cost materials that students can buy and sell, rent and return, or buy and use again in future courses.

Lab Kit / Supplies: Lab kits/supplies allow students to conduct hands-on experiments at home. Information about ordering lab kits and/or supplies will be provided to registered students approximately 6 weeks before the start of the semester.

Web-Based Learning Application: Web-based applications often serve as an alternative to a traditional textbook or lab kit. Most require students to register for a separate application that will integrate seamlessly with the D2L platform.

Standard word and data processing: Technology that allows the student to create, edit, and save documents and files.

Ability to video conference: Technology that allows live, visual connection between individuals who are in different locations.

Ability to upload photos/videos: Technological capabilities through which a student could record a short video or still image and upload it to an online learning system.

Course Faculty

Sara Aucoin in green dress

Adjunct Assistant Professor Lecturer, Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 Online Prerequisites for the Health Professions

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