Anatomy & Physiology – BIOL 1120 – Daily Schedules


Week 1 Jan 4.5

Week 2 Jan 9.11.12

Week 3 Jan 16.18.19

Week 4 Jan 23.25.26

Week 5 Jan 30. Feb 1.2

Week 6 Feb 6.8.9

Week 7 Feb 13.15.16

Week 8 Feb 20.22.23

Week 9 Feb 27. Mar 1.2

Week 10 Mar 6.8.9

Week 11 Mar 13.15.16

Week 12 Mar 20.22.23

Week 13 Mar 26.29.30

Week 14 Apr 3.5.6

Week 15 – Day 1

Final Exam – TBA

Week 14

Week 14 – Day 1

Reproduction/Human Development

Week 14 – Day 2

Human development

Hearing assignment due

Science Bingo

Week 14 – Day 3

Lab quiz 3

Embryo Lab at VCC

Week 13

Week 13 – Day 1

Midterm 2

Week 13 – Day 2

Labelling game

Male Reproductive system:

Female reproductive system and hormones video (Armando) with worksheet:


Week 13 – Day 3

VCC lab day: rat dissection

Week 12

Week 12 – Day 1

Week 12 – Day 2

Endocrine System

Crash course video:

Jamboard activity

Week 12 – Day 3

Male reproductive system

Week 11

Week 11 – Day 1

Ch 16 – the senses. Please watch:

1120 Ch 16 Senses 2 Vision 1, and Vision 2 + Ch16 senses 4 taste and smell

Eye dissection:

Cow eye dissection:

Interactive eye:

human eye game – test yourself:

Week 11 – Day 2

Learning about hearing will be an asynchronous class with an assignment. The assignment is in two parts: Part 1 is a look into the anatomy and physiology of hearing and equilibrium. You will have five questions to answer. Part 2 will be an essay on a hearing topic of your choice. Please download the assignment here:

The marking rubric is here:

Here is an example of a flow chart.

Week 11 – Day 3

Rat dissection

Week 10

Week 10 – Day 1

Chapter 16 – the senses. Please watch on the 1120 playlist:

1120 Ch16 Senses (1)

Senses: activities & links on backchannel:

Week 10 – Day 2


Week 10 – Day 3

Please watch lectures: ANS 1 and 2, for this week.

Week 9 – Day 1


Week 9 – Day 2

ANS introductory video and worksheet:

ANS quiz and crossword

Quizlet ANS quiz : Quiz and flashcards for practice.

ANS crossword

Armando ANS review YouTube:

Week 9 – Day 3

Senses lab at VCC.

Eye dissection

Week 9

Week 8

Week 8 – Day 1

Week 8 – Day 2

Week 8 – Day 3

Reflexes and reactions lab at VCC

Reflexes and Reactions Lab

Week 7

Week 7 – Day 1

Please watch spinal cord lectures: 1 – spinal cord anatomy and tracts, and 2 – nerve plexuses.

Spinal cord: videos and exercises

Ascending and descending tracts:

Plexuses activity on jamboard

Game: ascending and descending tracts:

Another good game: the Brain and Spinal cord labelling:

Week 7 – Day 2

The CNS – brain

Video: Neurulation

Video – brain function – Armando

Teen Brains video vocabulary:

Brain function crossword:

Crossword link.

Week 7 – Day 3

Midterm 1 at VCC

Week 6

Week 6 – Day 1

Midterm review and practice

Week 6 – Day 2


Video and quiz chemical synapses

Week 6 – Day 3

Lab at VCC – Brain dissection.

Quiz 1 at VCC, Labs: Orientation, microscopes, cells, histology.

Week 5

Week 5 Day 1

Histology lectures to watch: Histology 1, 2 and 3


This Khan Academy video explains various cell junctions, such as tight junctions (like glue between cells and watertight – kidney, bladder …), desmosomes, allow water and ions through but cells held together in places of stress – kidneys, intenstines, and gap junctions, like a tunnel between cells allowing cellular components to flow from cell to cell (heart – intercalated disks).

This video by Dr. John Campbell describes exocrine and endocrine glands. Exocrine are ducted glands and usually multicellular, such as salivary, mammary, and sweat glands. Some, such as a goblet cell is one cell but as with all exocrine glands secretes substances to a surface. Endocrine glands, on the other hand, produce endocrine products (chemical messengers) and release them in the blood where they will reach a target cell with specific receptors for particular products. This may trigger a second messenger system, and produce a metabolic reaction in the target cell.

This Khan Academy video explains the inflammatory response – redness, swelling, heat and pain. Mucus and skin are the first defenders. If penetrated, injured cells release chemicals which activates a chain reaction involving white blood cells, antibodies, histamine, and other players.

This video by Dr. John Campbell discusses regeneration of tissue, through mitosis and migration tissue is replaced without injury. If there is an injury, the epidermis is very good at healing, often not leaving a scar. Bone heals well, and the liver regenerates (not with chronic insults however). Kidney endothelial cells can heal, but not whole nephrons are glomeruli. Lungs regenerate well, but not if continual injury due to smoking for example, then fibrosis occurs. Nerve cells don’t regenerate (except olfactory and peripheral nerves – but very slowly – 1mm/month).

Here are answer keys to the video questions for junctions, inflammatory response and glands.

Week 5 – day 2

Nervous Tissue.

Please watch for this week: Nervous tissue Chapter 12 – lectures 1-4

Animation and quiz/worksheet: How Neurons Work

Week 5 – Day 3

Histology lab – please have your lab manual handy, and paper for sketching. The textbook also has very useful diagrams.

Week 4

Week 4 – Day 1

Watch: Chapter 4 – Genetics 1-4

Review of genetics

Activities: protein synthesis worksheet

DNA replication lecture and worksheet:

Film: Personal DNA testing.

Week 4 – Day 2

Watch: Chapter 4 – Genetics 5-7

Introduction to population genetics

Week 4 – Day 3

Week 3

Week 3 Day 1

Microscope lab review:

Chemistry activities

Review energy and chemical reactions

Review carbon

Review macromolecules (organic compounds)

Crossword puzzle

Week 3 – Day 2


Quizzes for fun:

Bioflix films: membrane transport and tour of an animal cell

Organelle activity with Jamboard

Source for organelle function:

Khan academy article

Week 3 – Day 3

Lab at VCC – 3275 – cells


Week 2

Week 2 – Day 1

Chapter 2 – Chemistry lecture in class

Hemoglobin video

Here are answers to the hemoglobin video worksheet:

Free radicals and antioxidants video

Week 2 – Day 2

Watch 1120 Ch2 part 2 water, 1120 Ch2 all parts 3&4: lecture playlist

Water demonstrations and experiments may be at home. Gather any of the following items you may have in your home, and make a space for doing some water experiments.

  1. food colouring
  2. white flowers, preferably tulips
  3. A small glass for the flowers
  4. a medium sized glass
  5. raisins
  6. vinegar
  7. baking soda
  8. Three differently-sized containers for water with lids (small, medium, large)
  9. A glass with a flat top and about 20 quarters (or more)

Week 2 – Day 3

Microscope lab at VCC, room 3275.

Here are the manual pages to bring with you, as well as pencil/pen and paper for drawings:


Week 1

Week 1 Day 1

Introductions, zoom directions, icebreaker – on zoom beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Chapter 1 lecture: introduction to anatomy and physiology; history of medicine. You can find the lecture and a summary under the Biol 1120 tab.

Today I will lecture in person. In future, I may be assigning lectures to watch in advance.

Lectures are on my playlist: lecture playlist

Videos: 1) human body systems

2) vaccines,

3) leeches

The videos will have short questions to answer.

Week 1 Day 2

Chapter one continued. (parts 2,3,4 – also on: lecture playlist)

Videos: 1) human body systems

Lab: Orientation lab. This lab is about terminology describing direction and areas of the body. For example, supine (facing upwards), and epigastric region (one of 9 regions).

Here is a good YouTube video to learn terminology for anatomical orientation.

And this YouTube for abdominal quadrants and regions:

Please download the lab here:

Answer key for the orientation lab (excluding dental terms – won’t be tested) will be posted in the hall in one week.

For future labs, you should get the lab manual (or you can download it below), and the colouring book from the bookstore:

You can also download the entire lab manual here: