Anatomy & Physiology – BIOL 1120 – Daily Schedules


Week 1 – Sept 8/9

Week 2 – Sept 13/15/16

Week 3 – Sept 20/22/23

Week 4 – Sept 27/28/29

Week 5 – Oct 4/6/7

Week 6 – Oct 11/13/14

Week 7 – Oct 18/20/21

Week 8 – Oct 25/27/28

Week 9 – Nov 1/3/4

Week 10 – Nov 8/10/11

Week 11 – Nov 15/17/18

Week 12 – 22/24/25

Week 13 – Nov 29/Dec 1/2

Week 14 – Dec 6/8/9

Week 15 – Day 1

Final Exam – December 13 – 10:30 – room 3275 VCC

Week 14

Week 14 – Day 1

Human Development

Week 14 – Day 2

Embryo Lab at VCC


Week 14 – Day 3

Lab quiz 3

Week 13

Week 13 – Day 1

Male Reproductive system review:

Labelling game

Science Bingo

Week 13 – Day 2

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 3

Hearing Report Due

Development and Meiosis

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


Week 12

Week 12 – Day 1

Endocrine system continued.

Week 12 – Day 2

Midterm 2

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

Quiz 2

Week 11 – Day 3

The endocrine system

Jamboard activity – endocrine organs

Crash course video:

Hearing assignment

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

Senses lab at VCC.

Eye dissection

Week 10 – Day 3

Remembrance Day – College is closed.

Week 9

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

Week 9 – Day 1

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 2

No class today – it’s VCC day where all staff and faculty meet.

Week 9 – Day 3


Week 8

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

Week 8 – Day 1

Cranial nerves exercise.

Spinal cord: videos and exercises

Ascending and descending tracts:

Week 8 – Day 2

Reflexes and reactions lab at VCC

Reflexes and Reactions Lab

Week 8 – Day 3

Plexuses activity on jamboard

Game: ascending and descending tracts:

Another good game: the Brain and Spinal cord labelling:

Week 7

Week 7 – Day 1 – October 18

Please watch: The remaining nervous tissue videos, and the three brain videos for this week (and next).


Video and quiz chemical synapses

Week 7 – Day 2

Midterm 1 at VCC

Lab at VCC – Brain dissection.

Week 7 – Day 3

The CNS – brain

Video: Neurulation

Video – brain function – Armando

Teen Brains video vocabulary:

Brain function crossword:

Crossword link.

Week 6

Week 6 – Day 1 October 11


Week 6 – Day 2

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

Week 6 – Day 3

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

Animation and quiz/worksheet: How Neurons Work

Midterm review and practice

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

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

Week 5 – Day 3

Continuation of Day 1.

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 (Sept 20)

Microscope lab review:

Chemistry activities

Review energy and chemical reactions

Review carbon

Review macromolecules (organic compounds)

Crossword puzzle

Week 3 – Day 2 (Sept 22)

Lab at VCC – 3275 – cells

Week 3 – Day 3 (Sept 2)


Quizzes for fun:

Bioflix films: membrane transport and tour of an animal cell


Week 2

Week 2 – Day 1 (Sept 13)

Chemistry demonstration

Chapter 2 – Chemistry lectures: please watch Ch2 atoms and Ch2 molecules by 11:30.

Hemoglobin video

Free radicals and antioxidants video

Week 2 – Day 2

Microscope lab at VCC, room 3275. Please look at the VCC access questionnaire and let me know if you answered yes to any of the questions. This will be required for every lab.

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.

Week 2 – Day 3

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

Week 1 Day 1 – Wednesday Sept 8 2021

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 will 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 – Thursday Sept 9 2021 – ZOOM START 11:00.

Watch 1120 Ch1 part 5 human structure: 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).

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) will be posted here in one week.

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