Web Resources for Human A&P Students created by Dr. James F. Thompson
Individual Lecture and Lab Course Information:
Note: For Spring semester, 2014, the last
day for a student to withdraw from a course with a "W" rather than the mandatory
“F” is Thursday, February 6. Rare exceptions can be approved after this date but
only if the student is
passing the course at the time of withdrawal and there are
extenuating circumstances making it impossible for the student to continue to attend classes. You would be wise to discuss your grade with
Dr. T. well before that date if you are not succeeding in the course.
In response to the CDC’s recommendations regarding the prevention of the
H1N1 flu ("swine flu") virus, APSU will be providing a hand sanitizer
and sanitizing wipes in every classroom, a personal-size hand sanitizer
in every office, and disinfecting wipes in every department on campus.
Although the Swine Flu Epidemic was declared ended
in August, 2010, the basic precautions below are well worth using to
help prevent future epidemics.
At all times,
practice basic precautions recommended by the CDC:
your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the
tissue in the trash after you use it.
your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or
sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Microbes are spread this way.
to avoid close contact with sick people.
If you are
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least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or
for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a
fever-reducing medicine.) Keep away from others as much as possible.
This is to keep from making others sick.
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Use the link below for detailed information about the institution’s smoking
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A Possible Study Aid for You
Academic Support Center is offering Human A&P
Preparation Workshops in early
For information on the schedules for tutors
from Academic Support, use this link:
Academic Support Center is offering a 2020 final exam review in Marxs 110 on
Study Day, April 26 at 2 PM.
Study Sites for You
You can access the textbook
publisher's site for
Marieb & Hoehn Human Anatomy & Physiology,
8th edition, at the following link:
Another Possible Study Aid for You
One of my students (Fall 2008) has informed me of a study resource which you might find helpful. There are several flashcard programs available for use on computers, PDA's, Blackberries and cell phones.
She chose to use one that is free and works on both iPhones and Blackberries. She has already created several data files you can download from the "gwhizmobile" site indicated below. I hope some of you will find this useful and perhaps even contribute to
it. Thanks to Dawn J. for making me aware of this. Dr. T.
http://www.gwhizmobile.com/Desktop/gFlash+.php (We think Blackberry owners download from the website directly.)
iPhone App: (available for free in the app store/on itunes) gFlash+
The cards for 2010 study guides are now available through the catalog at the "gwhizmobile" above site by searching: "Thompson 2010".
The data is also available as a Google spreadsheet for anyone who might already use a different flashcard program.
Ch 5 -
Ch 6 -
Ch 7 -
Ch 8 Muscle Part 1 -
Ch 8 Muscle Part 2 -
Ch 8 Muscle Part 3 -
Ch 9-11 Sketch & Labels:
Ch 9-11 Lists:
Ch 11, Pt 1:
Ch 11, Pt 2:
Ch 11, Pt 3:
A site for more applications:
For the muscular system:
Another on muscles:
is Primal's 3D interactive anatomy and pathology application and is
available through STAT!Ref Online. It gives
you the ability to instantly and visually communicate procedures and anatomical
structures. Models can be rotated and layers of anatomy added or removed.
firstname.lastname@example.org includes features such as
interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI,
clinical slides and x-rays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides,
dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. It focuses on
muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries and bones. You can access
from anywhere with a valid APSU ID.
Still Another Possible Study Aid for You
Researchers at the University of
Utah have created
new iPhone applications that help people study
anatomy and medicine.
One of the applications, called
AnatomyLab, allows students to view a body in
different stages of dissection. Researchers
dissected a cadaver and photographed it at 40
different stages of the process.
“It’s aimed at students who want
to learn anatomy,” Mark Nielsen, a biology
professor, said in a statement. “There’s no
substitute for real dissection, but a lot of
students in the undergraduate world don’t have
access to cadavers in anatomy lab. So we tried to
provide them with a realistic lab setting on their
Another application lets users
look at three-dimensional images of medical scans,
and a third in development would let people analyze
large image files on their iPhones.
Success in college is all about luck;
and the more effectively you study, the luckier you get.
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Click here for information.
Human A&P Tutors: T.B.A.
Free tutoring is
available for all students for a variety of classes including Anatomy
and Physiology in the Academic Support Center (
www.apsu.edu/academic_support ), Marks - Room 122, Ph. (931)
221-6553. Call to check tutoring schedules. Some students may also meet
eligibility requirements to receive academic assistance from Student Support
http://www.apsu.edu/sss/ ). For more information contact: Student Support
Services Program, Ellington, Room 337, (931) 221-6142.
There is a one hour workshop,
"Study Tips for Biol 2010," provided by the Academic Support Center. You
can find times and locations at the
Some of you may wish to consider being
Human A&P tutors in the future. Here is some information (current for
Fall 2012) about the tutoring positions:
Hours per week:
4-20 hours per
week (May vary if we do not receive enough applications)
Additional Web Resources:
Here is an essay with some tips about how to approach life in college from The
GetBodySmart for some excellent visual tutorials on various organ systems of
the human body.
This web site provides links to many useful Human A&P study
J. Ellen Lathrop-Davis
at Community College of Baltimore County .
This website from
Downstate Medical Center has excellent material on histology slides which
could be of value for both semesters of Human A&P.
Surgery (1921) is illustrated with many
fascinating case photographs.
Library of Medicine Medical Subjects Index is a useful search engine.
NetWellness.org has some useful general information about human health and
The following websites provide useful
information on a variety of pathological states:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The American Heart Association website
provided a wealth of infomation on man types of heart and heart-associated
pathology, prevention, treatment, statistics, etc.
The American Cancer Society website has
information on all types of cancer and links to other useful cancer websites.
The American Diabetes Association website has
information on diabetes and releated pathology, prevention, treatment, etc.
National Institutes of Health website
Medline Plus contains health information and
information on a variety of pathological states.
U of Iowa Virtual Slidebox:
Harvard U The Whole Brain Atlas:
The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical
Biochemistry and Cell Biology resources from Monterey Peninsula College (Ron
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Information about the Biopac software for A&P Lab
Students: The Biopac software is installed on the computers in the
science building general computer lab (E 112) and those in the library's
computer labs. To do data analysis
with your Biopac experiments, you will need to make a copy of your student data
folder to a flash drive, and then copy your student folder into the Student Data
Folder in the Biopac program on the computer lab computer. Students should ask the lab attendant about how to log on in the computers in
See your lab instructor if you need additional help in transferring your file to
the computer lab computer.
To Be Prepared for Class, Each Student is Expected to Do
(1) Read the Assignment in the Text Before it is
Presented in Class.
(1) Read your Lab
Manual and its Lab Guide for the week, prior to coming to lab, so you will know what activities are planned for
(2) Using the Lab Guide for the
detailed instructions of the specific activities planned for lab.
Last updated on August 17, 2014.