Anatomy & Physiology – BIOL 1120 – Daily Schedules

Wednesday, January 13 – we are online on zoom at 7:00 p.m.

Week 3 Day 1 (Jan 18)

MICROSCOPE LAB. This lab will take place at VCC, starting at 6:00. We will also do the Cell lab in the same evening.

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:



Week 14 – Day 1

Ch 29 – development

Embryo lab (online)

Week 14 – Day 2

Ch 29 development

Week 14 – Day 3 (Dec 10 – no class)

Hearing assignment due

Week 13 – Day 1

Quiz 2

Ch 28 Female reproductive system – lecture

Week 13 – Day 2

Ch 28 Female reproductive system cont’d

Week 13 – Day 3

Lab – rat dissection – online

Ch 29 – development

Week 12 – Day 1

Endocrine system continued. Lecture.

Crash course video:

Week 12 – Day 2

Male Reproductive System

Week 12 – Day 3

Ch 27 Male Reproductive System

Week 11 – Day 1

Gustation and taste lecture

Senses lab and exercises (online)

Week 11 – Day 2

Introduction to the endocrine system

Introduction to Jamboard and interactive poster-making

Week 11 – Day 3

Midterm 2 online – chapters 12, 13, 14, 15.

Cow eye dissection:

Interactive eye:

human eye game – test yourself:

Week 10 – Day 1

Looking into eyes 🙂 Chapter 16 – vision lecture

Week 10 – Day 2

Remembrance Day – no class today

Week 10 – Day 3

Nervous system review and practice

Week 9 – Day 1

Chapter 14 – brain lecture

Chapter 15 – Autonomic Nervous System

Week 9 – Day 2

Chapter 15 ANS

Week 9 – Day 3

Chapter 16 – general senses and pain

Week 8 – Day 1

The Brain Ch 14 lecture and activities

Week 8 – Day 2

The Brain lecture and activities

Week 8 – Day 3

Reflexes and Reactions Lab

Week 7 – Day 1

Chemical synapses lecture

Video and quiz chemical synapses

Neural integration lecture and demonstration

Week 7 – Day 2

Spinal cord

Colouring book

Week 7 – Day 3

Spinal cord

Individual reviews

Week 6 – Day 1 (Wed)

Nervous tissue Chapter 12 – lecture

Animation and quiz/worksheet: How Neurons Work

Week 6 – Day 2

Midterm 1 – at VCC room 3275, 10:45 a.m. Dissection of a sheep’s brain at 12:15.

Week 5 – Day 1

Genetics – Chapter 4 lecture

Activities: protein synthesis worksheet

Week 5 – Day 2

Protein synthesis review, connection to Covid infection and vaccines.

DNA replication lecture and worksheet:

Introduction to population genetics

Week 5 – Day 3

Histology quiz

Population genetics continued

Midterm review and practice

Week 4 – Day 1

Histology Lecture on Zoom.

Practice quiz

Week 4 – Day 2

Topic: Histology

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).

Week 4 – Day 3

Lab quiz 1 – orientation lab, microscope lab, cells lab

Histology lab

Week 3 – Day1

Chapter 2 – chemistry lecture – energy, chemical reactions, organic compounds

Nutrition knowledge check

Crossword puzzle

Week 3 – Day 2

Chapter 3 – Cell structure and function lecture

Bioflix films: membrane transport and tour of an animal cell

Online annotation quizzes

Week 3 – Day 3

Lab: cells – please make sure to review the assessment, 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.