Anatomy and Physiology

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Anatomy and Physiology
Science Course
Course CodeANPY
Year Opened2011
Sites OfferedCGV
Previously OfferedATN, BRI, BTH, EST, HAV
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Course Description

From the CTY Summer Catalog:

One look at classic anatomical sketches such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, created from the artist’s meticulous observations of dissected cadavers, can inspire a deep interest in the body and how it works. Doctors and scientists continue to discover new information about how bodies function.

This course surveys the human body’s immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems—paying special attention to cells and tissues. Keeping with the theme that structure dictates function, you’ll examine the systems individually and then explore their interconnectedness through readings, lectures, discussions, and labs, which culminate in the dissection of a fetal pig.

As you develop an understanding of the intricacies of the human body, you’ll learn techniques employed in the health sciences.

Class History

ANPY.BRI.14.2 boys bonded over not being circumcised, scarring the other girls and college tours. Unfortunately, these two boys were sitting on either side of a girl. So in class when the instructor was talking about circumcision, one of the boys said, "Haha, not me!" and the other said "Me either!" and they fist bumped. The girl sitting in between them was mortified, as were all other girls present.

There was a bizarre, peanut-y smell in MNS one day, so ANPY had to learn the reproductive system outside while college tours were going on. The computer programming instructor, JD, participated in this class, ignoring his own programming students.

Muscles were used as insults, confusing all who were spoken to in this way. "You, gastrocnemius!" "Why do you have to be such a sternocleidomastoid?"

The pronunciation of "vitamins" was debated among the ANPY class. Vytamins or vitamins? No one knows.

  • Student: "Who says vitamins like 'vitamins'?"
  • Instructor: "British people."

Two students in were sent into timeout when they were caught throwing out gum wrappers during class.

  • Bernard (instructor): What are you doing?
  • Students: Throwing out gum wrappers.
  • Bernard: It didn't look like that. Go to the hall.

They were out in the hall for about 45 minutes. The class theorized that they were making out the entire time.