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Anatomy Courses Online

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Quality classes that meet your requirements on your schedule!

Online Introduction to Human Anatomy Lecture

PALM 205
3 credit hours

An introductory human anatomy course that uses a combined regional and systemic approach to examine the relationships and organization of the major structures within the head/neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and back/limbs regions of the body. Students will learn the fundamentals of human anatomy relevant for clinical application.

The emphasis of the course is on gross anatomy, with relevant micro-anatomy taught as needed. A systems approach is used to prepare students to understand relationships among structures that contribute to the functioning of organ systems. A combination of lecture and interactive learning activities will help to develop student knowledge and critical thinking skills as applied to anatomical terminology and concepts.

Prerequisite: One semester of introductory undergraduate biology

Syllabus: Click here for PALM 205 syllabus (updated 3/23/2020, syllabus will open in a new window as a PDF and can be saved or printed from browser).


Online Introduction to Human Anatomy Laboratory

PALM 206
Anatomy of Body Systems - 1 credit hour

Anatomy of Body Systems including Upper/Lower Limbs - 2 credits 

An introductory anatomy lab utilizing human cadaver dissection videos and interactive learning activities to examine the relationships and organization of the major structures within the head/neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and back/limbs regions of the body. In addition, pro-sections will be shown in each region of the body enabling the organs and structures to be displayed fully and clearly. The anatomy lab course can complement the PALM 205 lecture course or can be taken on its own.

The one credit hour lab course will complement PALM 205 and will be sufficient for most students. The two credit hour lab course (U/L) includes additional modules (upper and lower limbs) and will help students interested in preparing for professional schools such as medical, dental, physical therapy and physician assistant.

This lab may also be used to complete course requirements for other lecture courses.

Prerequisite: One semester of introductory undergraduate biology. A general anatomy course such as PALM 205 is recommended (not required).

Syllabus: Click here for PALM 206 syllabus or PALM 206 U/L syllabus (updated 3/23/2020, syllabi will open in a new window as a PDF and can be saved or printed from your browser).

NotePALM 205 and 206 successfully passed a WVU National Quality Matters Review. The Quality Matters program (https://www.qualitymatters.org/higher-education-program) is a faculty-centered, peer review process to certify the excellence in quality of online courses and online components. Quality Matters is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its faculty-centered approach to continuous improvement in online education.

Registration for Spring Semester 2022

Student Registration: Starts on October 20, 2021 (depending on your college year).

Registration Deadline for Students: Last Day to register is Friday, January 14, 2022.

Preferred Application Deadline for Non-degree and Visiting Students: Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Classes Start: Classes start on Monday, January 10, 2022. 

Semester End: Classes end on Friday, May 6, 2022 (earlier if needed).

Registration for Summer Semester 2022

Student Registration: Starts on October 20, 2022 (depending on your college year).

Registration Deadline for Students: Last Day to register for students is Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Preferred Application Deadline for Non-degree and Visiting Students:  Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Classes Start: Classes start on Monday, May 16, 2022. 

Semester End: Classes end on Friday, August 5, 2022 (earlier if needed).