Reviews for course code ANAT (Anatomy)

ANAT 200: Human Morphology (2015)

Difficulty: 3/5

Anatomy, as you could imagine, entails quite a bit of memorization. However, the lectures are team taught by a group of extremely competent and wonderful professors, which helps ease the load. As with any course, the work you put in will correlate directly to your grade, and with the appropriate amount of work, an A is no issue.

ANAT 200: Human Morphology (2018)

Difficulty: 3/5

Coursework: 2 Midterms (30% each), Final (40%)

Instructor: Dr. Pierre Lemelin, Dr. Daniel Livy, Dr. Jennifer Hocking

ANAT 200 is a fairly broad and introductory class to human anatomy, and you’ll find that the material itself is not hard to understand or learn. The difficulty in this class is the pace and the large quantity of information. We covered cranial nerves in one day and the entire nervous system in a week and a half, and that was probably the most difficult unit in the course. If you study regularly and stay caught up, the class should be a breeze and a very good segue into NEURO 375 (Functional Neuroanatomy) and PHYSL 403 if you choose to take it. ANAT 200 covers a general introduction of all body systems, including skeletomuscular, integumentary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, urinary, nervous, and lymphatic systems. The first couple lectures introduce anatomical positioning terms and different cell types of the human body, which are really fundamental to understanding the overall anatomy and structure that is taught from there on out. Midterms and final were multiple choice, midterms were non-cumulative while final was cumulative.

NEURO 375/ANAT 401: Human Neuroanatomy (2015)

Difficulty: 5/5

Textbook: Not necessary

Professor: Dr. Webber

The class is extremely information dense but highly rewarding. This is a class to take if you want to learn neuroscience in the truest term. It involves a significant amount of information on pathways for different types of sensory information within the body, such as touch, heat, pain, hearing, vision, etc. The course is not easy, but is at the level that a neuroscience course should be. If you slack on the work, you will do poorly. I kept up on my work regularly and received an A+.

NEURO 375/ANAT 401: Human Neuroanatomy (2019)

Difficulty: 5/5

Coursework: 1 Midterm (40%) and Final (60%)

Textbook: Not necessary

Professor: Dr. Christine Webber

Review: This course covers several topics regarding the entire nervous system. Heavy emphasis was made on particular functional systems such as the cranial nerves, limbic system, basal ganglia, cerebellum, and more. Dr. Webber is an extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable professor. While the class is very intensive and dense, Webber teaches the course with contagious enthusiasm and joy for the content. The content is intensive, so it can be very easy to fall behind without consistent review of lectures. Her lecture slides can be very busy and hard to sort through independently, so attendance is key. She often shares stories related to the content to help solidify learning the material, but she makes it clear what will be required to know for the exams. Webber is overall a great professor who is genuinely interested in seeing her students succeed and will ensure that she addresses any questions to her best ability.