This course is designed to meet the anatomy prerequisite for students who are applying for admission to health profession programs. Most students taking this course will have an undergraduate degree and will be in the process of a career change. Distance Anatomy is a one-semester course with a virtual laboratory. It will emphasize the concepts that are a necessary groundwork for courses the student will take in his/her professional studies.
Distance Human Anatomy contains the same major subject and content areas as traditional human anatomy courses taught on campus. However, all course material is on the web or purchased through the CSU bookstore. The lectures are available via streaming video. Lecture notes, reading objectives, and assigned problems will be in Canvas. Communication with the instructor will be by both email and telephone. The laboratory is accomplished at a distance using a human prosection guide and virtual human cadaver software.
View a brief description of this unique online lab.
This course has online exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or through Proctortrack, an online proctoring service.
This course can be applied towards:
One semester of college level Biology.
This course does not replace BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy for admitted CSU students.
Students have 4 months to complete this course from the date of course registration. Should it be necessary to withdraw from this course, please do so within the first 17 days for a full refund or the first 65 days for a "W" recorded on your transcript (see "14 weeks or more" information at: http://www.online.colostate.edu/answers/policies/drop-policy.dot. ) If an extension is required, please contact the instructor.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Essential Clinical Anatomy, 5th Ed.
- Human Anatomy Lecture Notes
- The Virtual Edge - Human Prosection Guide
- The Visible Human Dissector (VHD) software
Touch of Life Technologies
- Atlas of Human Anatomy OR
- Color Atlas of Anatomy
Rohen and Yokochi
While you can purchase the Essential Clinical Anatomy text and the Atlas from any bookstore, The Virtual Edge - Human Prosection Guide, Human Anatomy Lecture Notes, and the software are only available through the Colorado State University Bookstore.
Mark Frasier is the primary developer of the human gross anatomy program at Colorado State University. As an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, he is responsible for teaching and coordinating undergraduate courses in gross human anatomy and advanced human dissection. Dr. Frasier is the director and major advisor for the Human Anatomy master’s program as well as advisor for Anatomy’s minor’s program. He has lectured and published in the scientific literature in the area of anatomy and dissection, as well as conducting workshops on innovative teaching techniques and styles for students of anatomy. Students selected Mr. Frasier as the Best Professor on Campus, and his class as the Best Class on Campus in 1997 and 2001. He has received numerous honors and awards for his teaching excellence.