Anatomy & Physiology – BIOL 1120 – Daily Schedules

FINAL EXAM: April 21, 7:00 p.m.

Week 16 – Day 1 (April 12)

Hearing assignment due.

Embryo lab (remote)

Week 16 – Day 2

Lab quiz 3

Week 15 – Day 1 (April 7)

Chapter 29 – Development

Embryo Lab:

Week 14 – Day 1 (April 5)

Easter Monday – no class

Week 14 – Day 2


Hearing report due

Week 13 – Day 1 (March 29)

VCC lab day: rat dissection, practice microscope use and slide preparation

The lab will be at VCC, 1155 East Broadway on the 3rd floor, rooms 3275 and 3279. Take your lab manual with you for the rat dissection.

You must read the access form, and if you answer yes to any questions, do not go to the college, rather you can read the lab review.

Week 13 – Day 2

Female Reproductive System

Week 12 – Day 1 (March 22)

Lab quiz 2

Male reproductive system

Week 12 – Day 2

Female Reproductive System

Week 11 – Day 1

Midterm II

Eye dissection

Week 11 – Day 2

The endocrine system

Jamboard activity – endocrine organs

Crash course video:

Hearing assignment

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

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 9 – Day 1

Cranial Nerves – exercise

Brain dissection.

Week 9 – Day 2

Ch 15 – autonomic nervous system – lecture

ANS crossword, quiz.

Reflexes and reactions

Reflexes and Reactions Lab

Week 8 – Day 1

Lab Quiz One – online – answer sheet sent

Spinal cord: videos and exercises

Ascending and descending tracts:

Week 8 – Day 2

Chapter 14 – The Brain

Video: Neurulation

Teen Brains video vocabulary:

Words for the brain crossword:

Week 7 – This is a reading break – no UT classes from Feb 15-19

Please watch: The remaining nervous tissue videos, and the two spinal cord videos.

Also, prepare for the lab quiz on Monday, February 22 by reviewing the lab summaries.

Week 6 – Day 1

Midterm 1 – on Zoom.

Week 6 – Day 2

Nervous tissue Chapter 12 – lecture

Animation and quiz/worksheet: How Neurons Work

Chemical synapses lecture

Video and quiz chemical synapses

Neural integration lecture and demonstration

Week 5 – Day 1

Review of genetics

Bioflix worksheet

Activities: protein synthesis worksheet

DNA replication lecture and worksheet:

Week 5 – Day 2

Introduction to population genetics

Histology quiz

Population genetics continued

Midterm review and practice

Week 4 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 4 – day 2

No lectures to watch for this day. For next week Monday Feb 1, please watch: Chapter 4 genetics, parts 1, 2 and 3, before 7:00.

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

Week 3 Day 1 (Jan 18)

MICROSCOPE LAB. This lab took place online.

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

Please read face-to-face protocols:

Please make sure to review the vcc-site-access form below, and if you answer yes to any of the questions, email me at Wear a mask. Bring your lab manual, goggles, and pen/pencil and paper.

Microscope lab review:

Week 3 – Day 2 (Jan 20)

Chemistry activities

Watch 1120 Ch3 cells 1 by 7:00: lecture playlist

Nutrition knowledge check

Crossword puzzle

Quizzes for fun:

Bioflix films: membrane transport and tour of an animal cell


Week 2 – Day 1 (Jan 11)

Chemistry demonstration

Chapter 2 – Chemistry lectures: please watch Ch2 atoms and Ch2 molecules by 7:00.

Hemoglobin video

Free radicals and antioxidants video

Backchannel chat for activities and questions

Mnemonics exercise

Week 2 – Day 2 (Jan 13)

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

Water demonstrations and experiments 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 1 Day 1

Introductions, zoom directions, icebreaker – on zoom beginning at 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021

Chapter 1 lecture: introduction to anatomy and physiology; history of medicine. You can find the lecture and a summary under the Biol 1120 tab. I will show the lecture on the screen, and write some notes you will want to write down as we go along.

Videos: 1) human body systems

2) vaccines,

3) leeches

The videos will have short questions to answer.

Week 1 Day 2

Watch Chapter 1, part 5 human structure at: lecture playlist

Join the Zoom class at 7:00

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).

Please download the lab here. In class we will watch this YouTube video to learn terminology for anatomical orientation.

And this YouTube for abdominal quadrants and regions:

Answer key for the orientation lab (excluding dental terms – won’t be tested):

For future labs, you should get the lab manual, and the colouring book from the bookstore: