Anatomy & Physiology 34A Lecture & Lab
Course Overview - Fall 2009
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Instructor: Margaret Steinberg
(310) 660-3593, ext. 3361
Room: LS 113, T & NATS 123, Th
T, 12:00-1:00 in NATS-106
Lec.- T, Th 2:00-3:01 p.m.
Lab – T, Th 3:05-6:15 p.m.
to the Anatomy and Physiology I lecture and lab!
We have an exciting semester
planned for you.
This is the first semester of the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology lecture
and lab course. It is an in-depth course examining major organ systems, their morphology and
functions, as well as some of their common pathologies. Topics include an introduction to the
human body, chemical and biochemical principles, cell morphology and function, cell division,
genetics and histology. In the first semester, the students study the integumentary, skeletal, and
muscular systems, as well as the first half of the nervous system. Laboratory investigations
include models of the human body and dissection of higher vertebrates, in addition to
physiological experiments. The course is designed for science, health-related, pre-nursing
(Bachelor of Science in Nursing), and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites for this class are
Chemistry 4, Chemistry 20, or Chemistry 21A, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment.
I will do
my best to make this class as interesting and understandable for you as possible.
In return, I
expect you to do your best to learn.
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about anything you
I am here to help you to succeed.
ed., 2010, by E. N. Marieb and K. Hoehn.
ed., 2008, by E. N. Marieb
BIOPAC Student Kit (needed for 34B)
Bound composition notebook with graph paper for lab data.
16 blank scantrons (Form #882).
Surgical gloves and dissection kit for use during dissections.
Other Recommended Materials
The Anatomy Coloring Book
ed., 2002, by Kapit and Elson
ed., 2007, by VanDeGraff,
Morton, and Crawley.
Two 3” diameter metal rings and package of 3” x 5” cards for making flash cards.
points for your 3” x 5” flash cards in the prescribed format.
Three ring notebook with pockets inside the front and back covers and paper for notes.
Lab coat or apron to protect clothes during dissections.