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Human Anatomy

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Description: This course is a rigorous anatomy course designed for health sciences and physical education majors. It covers the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Course topics begin with an introduction of anatomical terminology and tissue classifications, followed by the structural and functional anatomy of the organ systems (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems). A structure-function approach provides the background to achieve the learning objectives for the course, which are concepts necessary in understanding the human body and in professions such as medicine, physician assistant, chiropractic, dental hygiene, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, sports and leisure studies, and other medical related fields. Laboratory includes work with microscope, Anatomage table, human body models, and cadavers.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology I (BIO111 and BIO111L) or equivalent
Lab Hours: 0 (Self-Paced Online lecture only) or 30 (Interactive Online and Self-Paced Online)
Total Units: 3 (Self-Paced Online lecture only) or 4 (Interactive Online or Self-Paced Online courses that include lab)
Total Units: 4

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in four or five weeks. Starting on March 13th, all on-campus courses and labs were shifted to online. Classes and laboratories are currently offered in two formats. Interactive Online, which previously were our on-campus courses and Self-Paced Online, which were already online courses. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Once the campus reopens, SCU will provide details and directions for students relating to the transition back to on-campus learning. As soon as that date has been determined, SCU will notify students.


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We’ve developed two ways for you to accomplish your learning goals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Interactive Online (lectures and labs): Prior on-campus courses are now being delivered online via an interactive online format (specific class times). That means you attend the course during a scheduled time, just like if you were to drive to class. Interactive Online classes provide group-based virtual learning through Zoom. Classes happen in real time with required attendance during a set schedule. Students can participate in group discussions with classmates and the instructor. This format is suited for students who prefer to learn with others, who like the structure of coming to class at a set time, and who may need additional review of foundational concepts.
  • Self-Paced Online (lectures): SCU’s traditional online lecture courses fit into this format (no specific class times). Self-Paced Online classes provide the chance to study at your own pace (as long as you meet certain assignment due dates) and meet individually or in small groups with instructors as needed via Zoom at times that work for the students (after an initial Zoom meeting, there are no required attendance times). This format is best for students who need flexibility in their schedule and who are self-directed learners with recent exposure to relevant foundational knowledge in their course subject.

    Note: All online labs will continue to be run in the interactive online format with specific class times, as this is necessary for the simulation of a hands-on lab experience. Labs are offered on a four-week schedule or an intensive week-long schedule, both with specific class time requirements.

All classes cover the same learning outcomes, have the same rigor and similar pacing of assessments, and are taught by the same experienced instructors. All classes at SCU are recorded in the same way on transcripts (i.e. there is no indication of modality on the transcript).

Transferability of online lab credits: As is always the case, SCU or any institution cannot guarantee the transferability of our courses because those decisions are made by the receiving institution. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction. Students are encouraged to continue their education uninterrupted during this global pandemic, and therefore are encouraged to complete their labs online. You may want to contact your institution to determine their policy about online versus on-campus labs, which may change due to the global pandemic.

Regardless, SCU is committed to making on-campus labs available when the campus is able to reopen and resume normal operations. Students who have completed a course with an online lab that determine later that they need a ground lab will be given the opportunity to “make up” the ground lab.

Exams: Exams will be proctored remotely through Proctorio or Tegrity. Interactive Online students need a webcam and the Proctorio Google Chrome extension. Self-Paced Online students need a webcam and must demonstrate their ability to use Tegrity before taking exams. Instructors have adapted their quizzes and exams to assess mastery of materials. In addition to the usual multiple-choice question exam format, you may also be tested via short essays, oral exams, and home-based projects.

Once the campus reopens, SCU will provide details and directions for students relating to the transition back to on-campus learning. As soon as that date has been determined, SCU will notify students.


What to Expect

  • Your instructors will use a combination of Zoom and Canvas to deliver your classes, enable discussions, and make all aspects of learning happen remotely.
  • You should be prepared to use these tools to connect with your instructors and other students.
  • If your course includes a lab, your faculty will let you know details.
  • You will be contacted by your faculty directly about the details of your course. Please keep an eye on your SCU email and Canvas. Please note that each faculty member may manage their class slightly differently.
Attend Class

Attend your class in Zoom or through Canvas

Manage Class

Learn and manage class work in Canvas

Join Class

Join in class discussions through Zoom chat or Canvas


Accelerated Science Course Overview

Accelerated Science Labs


Registration for Interactive Online or Self-Paced Online course offerings include lecture (BIO251) and lab (BIO251L).


Summer 2020 Interactive Online Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
May 4, 2020 May 27, 2020 Mon, Tues 1:00P-9:30P
June 27, 2020 July 29, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P


Summer 2020 Self-Paced Online Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units – 3 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Apr 30, 2020 May 27, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
May 28, 2020 Jun 24, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
Jun 25, 2020 Jul 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit Interactive Online Lab – 1 start date option

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jul 27, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Interactive Online Lab 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Interactive Online Lab Final 8:00A-10:30A

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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