Anatomy and Physiology

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

From the CTY Summer Catalog:

One need only view Leonardo da Vinci’s classic anatomical sketches to recognize the wonders of the human body. Works such as Vitruvian Man, the result of da Vinci’s meticulous observations of dissected cadavers, reflect a natural human interest not only in the body as a whole, but in the workings of its individual parts. Today’s doctors and scientists continue to discover new information about how the various systems of the body function and interact to form an amazing machine.

In this course, students survey the organ systems of the human body: the immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive. Students begin by exploring the levels of biological organization, paying special attention to cells and tissues before delving into each body system. Keeping with the theme that structure dictates function, students not only examine the systems individually, but also investigate their interconnectedness. Students perform a number of labs culminating in the dissection of a fetal pig.

As they develop an understanding of the intricacies of the human body, students also learn scientific 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.