UIC Online: University of Illinois at Chicago

Course Information

KN 253 / Human Anatomy and Physiology I / 4 Undergraduate Credit Hour(s) / 0 Graduate Credit Hour(s)
College of Applied Health Sciences
Kinesiology and Nutrition

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and KN 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II will both be offered in the fall and spring terms.

Spring 2014 Course Dates:
January 13- May 9, 2014
Enrollment Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2014


KN 253 is the first in a series of two online courses presenting an introduction of the anatomy and physiology of the systems of the human body. The structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues and the human skeletal, muscular and nervous systems are discussed. The integration of the functions of the various systems is also emphasized. Students will utilize interactive software packages throughout the course, including PhysioEx 8.0, which provides additional concepts in physiology and Practice Anatomy Lab (PAL) 3.0, a virtual lab experience involving human cadavers, anatomical models and histology to enhance the students' understanding of anatomical structures.

Course Objectives
• Develop an understanding of the structure and function of the human body.
• Develop a basic understanding of cells, tissues, the skeletal system, muscular
   system and nervous system.
• Experience a simulated lab using PhysioEx. 8.0, an interactive software package
   that includes 11 modules containing 79 lab simulations.
• Experience a virtual lab using Practice Anatomy Lab (PAL) 3.0, an interactive
   software package that includes human cadavers, anatomical models and histology.

IMPORTANT: This online course does NOT include a lab students are required to attend.

NOTE: Credit is not given for KN 253 if the student has credit for KN 251.

For additional information about the course, please click here.


Prerequisites: BIOS 100 or consent of the instructor.