Web Resources for 2010 Lecture Sections.



If you do not yet have your textbook, you can read the first six chapters in PDF format from the links below:

Chapters 1-2

Chapters 3-4 part 1

Chapters 3-4 part 2

Chapters 5-6

PowerPoint Presentations:

If you have difficulty accessing any of these materials, be sure to contact Dr. Pitts.  Note:  If you have difficulty seeing the complete slide image in a PPT with audio, you may need to adjust the "zoom" feature on your display screen.  Check for the Zoom Control at the bottom of your screen.

MasteringAandP Initial Student Registration Instructions

An Introduction to the Human A&P Course

Chapter  1 The Human Body:  An Overview

Chapter  2  Chemistry Comes Alive

CH 2 Matter

CH 2 Matter with audio (~18 min.)

CH 2 How Atoms Are Combined

CH 2 How Atoms Are Combined with audio (~9 min.)

Chapter  3  Cells:  The Living Units

CH 3 Non-Membrane-Bound Cell Organelles

CH 3 Non-Membrane-Bound Cell Organelles with audio (~20 min.)

CH 3 Membrane-Bound Cell Organelles

CH 3 Membrane-Bound Cell Organelles with audio (~ min.)

Chapter  4  Tissues:  The Living Fabric

Chapter  5  The Integumentary System

CH 5 Skin Histology:  Epidermis

CH 5 Skin Histology:  Epidermis with audio (~14 min.)

CH 5 Skin Histology:  Dermis

CH 5 Skin Histology:  Dermis with audio (~9 min.)

CH 5 Skin Histology:  Epidermal Derivatives

CH 5 Skin Histology:  Epidermal Derivatives with audio (~14 min.)


Chapter  6  Bones and Skeletal Tissue

Chapter  7  The Skeleton

Chapter  8  Joints

Chapter  9  Muscles and Muscle Tissue

CH 9 Skeletal Muscle Histology

CH 9 Skeletal Muscle Histology with audio (~30 min.)

CH 9 Skeletal Muscle Development

CH 9 Cardiac Muscle Histology

CH 9 Cardiac  Muscle Histology with audio (~7 min.)

CH 9 Smooth Muscle Tissue

CH 9 Smooth Muscle Tissue with audio (~9 min.)

Chapter 10  The Muscular System

Chapter  11  Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue

CH 11 Histology of Nervous Tissue

CH 11 Histology of Nervous Tissue with audio (~16 min.)

Chapter  12  The Central Nervous System

Chapter  13  The Peripheral Nervous System

Chapter 15  The Special Senses

Chapter  14  The Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter  16  The Endocrine System

How to print the PowerPoint slides efficiently?  [Note:  Do not print PowerPoint presentation from the computers in the A&P labs.]

Please follow these instructions.  Go to the File Menu.  (Do not use the print icon!)  Click on Print.

A dialogue box will open.  

On the lower left side there is a Print What? drop down menu.  Select "Handouts" and then to the right select "6 to a page."

On the lower left side there is a Color/grayscale switch.  Choose color if you desire color and are using a color printer.

Push the OK button.   It should print.  Let me know if you have problems.

For certain chapters, when you try to print the handouts in black-and-white, some of the printed material or some of the art does not appear.  If that should happen, and you are working at a black-and-white printer, try this:  Switch the printer option to "colorscale."  This should allow the printer to print all the different color schemes, including text and art, that are used in the slides.  Since you are working at a black-and-white printer,  you will not be wasting colored inks.  Do not do this at a color printer unless you have permission to print the slides as "handouts" in color. 

Absolutely, do not do any printing of PowerPoint presentation slides in the A&P labs!

Let me know if you have problems.


You should have received an individual access code on a card in a packet to enter the MasteringAandP web site with the purchase of your bundled text and lab manual.  MasteringAandP allows you to access many study tools on-line such as Interactive Physiology, quizzes, reviews, case studies, etc.  Students often find these resources to be helpful.    You use your access code to enroll in the appropriate MasteringAandP lecture and lab course and, from then on, use the course ID each time you enter MasteringAandP. 

This MasteringAandP web site contains a variety of review materials for 2010 lecture and, in a separate MasteringAandP 2011 lab course, all of the homework assignments for the laboratory.  In addition, the MasteringAandP lab course provides access to PhysioEx, a laboratory simulation program that you will utilize in laboratory.  Go to the study area of MasteringAandP to use these resources.

Tutoring:  Free tutoring is available for all students for a variety of classes including Anatomy and Physiology in the Academic Support Center, Marks - Room 122, (931) 221-6553.  Call to check tutoring schedules. Some students may also meet eligibility requirements to receive academic assistance from Student Support Services. For more information contact: Student Support Services Program, Ellington, Room 337, (931) 221-6142.

Fall 2013 Academic Support Center A&P tutoring schedule: 

Candace Calloway

         Mon:     10:10 - 11:05 AM and 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM and 3:35 - 4:30 PM and 4:35 - 5:30 PM

         Wed:     8:00 - 8:55 AM and 10:10 - 11:05 AM and 12:20 - 1:15 PM

         Sat:        1:30 - 4:30 PM

 Krysta Miller

         Fri:     8:00 - 8:55 AM

Review for Exams:

Advice for preparing for exams: 

Keep cool!  Keep calm!  You can do this! 

Contact your instructor with any specific questions. 

Study over several days.  After using the online review materials, make a short outline of the material covered on the test.  Which topics are you most confident about?  Review them only briefly, then move to the ones that need more work.  Repeat.  With every repetition, the list of topics needing more work should be shorter.

Use the same approach on the exam.  Find the questions for which you are most confident.  Complete those answers first.  That way you keep stress to a minimum.  Then progress to those questions about which you are a little less confident.  Work through the test under your own control, not just following the layout of the exam which is somewhat arbitrary. 

We want you to succeed.  You want to succeed.  To succeed, master the material.  That is your goal.  Go for it! 

Exam Review Materials:


Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Exam 4 Exam 5


A good definition is complete and clarifies the term so that the reader knows what the term stands for and what the term does not represent. You may give an example, but giving an example by itself is not a definition. A proper definition indicates something about the location, composition, and function(s) of a structure or process, and possibly something about how it is produced or regulated.

Visit The Human Anatomy Table of Contents for more useful review material which may help you to study for the exams and lab practicals.

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Last updated on August 17, 2014.