This course is designed to meet the anatomy prerequisite for students who may be applying for admission to health-profession programs. Many students taking this course possess an undergraduate degree and are in the process of making a career change. BMS 310 is a four-month course with a virtual laboratory and emphasizes the concepts that contain the necessary background for courses the student will take in his/her professional studies.
BMS 310 - Anatomy for the Health Professions includes the same major subject and content areas as traditional human anatomy courses taught on campus. However, all course material is on the web via Canvas or purchased through the CSU bookstore. The lab is accomplished using a human prosection laboratory guide that interfaces with virtual human cadaver software.
Communication with the instructor will be by both email and phone.
This course is offered five times per year. Our summer course runs May-August, we have two fall courses running August–December and October-January, and we have wo spring classes running January-May and March-May.
View a brief description of this online lab.
One semester of college-level biology.
This course does not replace BMS 301 - Human Gross Anatomy for admitted CSU students.
This course is offered five times per year. Our summer course runs May-August, we have two fall courses running August–December and October-January, and we have two spring classes running January-May and March-May.
Textbooks 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 was responsible for teaching and coordinating undergraduate courses in gross human anatomy and advanced human dissection. Mr. Frasier was 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.