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Introduction to Human Anatomy

NBAN 205
3 credit hours


An introductory human anatomy course that uses a combined regional and systemic approach to examine the relationships and organization of the major structures within the thorax, abdomen, head/neck, and back/limbs regions of the body. Students will learn the fundamentals of human anatomy relevant for clinical application.


The emphasis of the course is on gross anatomy, with relevant microanatomy taught as needed. A systems approach is used to prepare students to understand relationships among structures that contribute to the functioning of organ systems. A combination of lecture and interactive learning activities will help to develop student knowledge and critical thinking skills as applied to anatomical terminology and concepts.


Prerequisite: One semester Biology


Syllabus: Click here for NBAN 205 syllabus.

Online Human Anatomy

NBAN 206          NBAN 206 U/L
1 credit hour        2 credit hours


An introductory virtual human anatomy lab that complements NBAN 205. Prosections will be shown in each region of the body enabling the organs and structures to be displayed fully and clearly.


The one hour lab course will complement NBAN 205 and will be sufficient for most students. The two hour lab course (U/L) includes additional modules (upper and lower limbs) and will help students interested in preparing for professional schools such as medical, dental or physical therapy.


This lab may also be used to complete course requirements for other lecture courses.


Prerequisite: One semester of introductory undergraduate biology. A general anatomy course such as NBAN 205 is recommended, which can be taken before or concurrent with the lab course.


Syllabus: Click here for NBAN 206 syllabus or NBAN 206 U/L syllabus.


Course Success: The student should be in college now or previously and have completed one semester of college biology. This is a semester-based course with scheduled exams. Students should allow reasonable time for this course depending on their situation (current course load, work schedule, military obligations, etc.).

To Enroll: Click on the Register tab on this page for instructions.


Questions? Click on the FAQ tab on this page for answers to many common questions.


Contact Information

About course contentAbout registration, fees and admission
Course DirectorExtended Learning
Jeff AltemusWVU Extended Learning web site
jaltemus@hsc.wvu.eduelearn@mail.wvu.edu
304-293-6921304-293-2834 or 800-253-2762

All courses are available three times a year: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Term Enrollment Deadline Class Starts Class Ends
Summer 2014 May 9, 2014 for Guest Pass students.
May 19, 2014 for students already in WVU system.
May 19, 2014 NBAN 205/206 - July 18
NBAN 206 U/L - August 8
Fall 2014 August 8, 2014 for Guest Pass students.
August 22, 2014 for students already in WVU system.
August 18, 2014 December 17

Enroll via Extended Learning


WVU Students


Currently enrolled WVU part-time or summer students can register by completing a course registration request through WVU Extended Learning. WVU students carrying more than 12 credits are not eligible for these courses.


To register: Contact Extended Learning (see below) or online at Course Registration Request See below for instructions.


Non-WVU Students


Students not currently registered at WVU can register as a guest student through WVU Extended Learning. Guest students are admitted as non-degree undergraduate students for a single term.


All students taking these courses pay the in-state tuition rate. The tuition rate is currently $322 per credit hour.


First: Check with your institution about the transfer of credit for these courses before registering. Each course's syllabus is available in the Course Description tab of this page.


Second: Submit a WVU Guest Application form which can be found here. The application fee is $15. This application must be made at least two weeks before the start of classes. Once students are admitted, they will be notified and will need to register and pay for the course. You may find it helpful to contact Extended Learning at the numbers or e-mail below.


Third: Once you are admitted as a guest student you may register for the course by contacting Extended Learning (see below) or online at Course Registration Request. See below for form instructions.


Registration Form: Fill out the following fields in the Course Registration Request online form with this information:

CRN: (enter the appropriate course number)
Semester Course Credits CRN
Summer 2014 NBAN 205
NBAN 206
NBAN 206 U/L
3
1
2
50910
51219
51043
Fall 2014 NBAN 205
NBAN 206
NBAN 206 U/L
3
1
2
82141
83630
84179
Subject: enter "NBAN"
Course: enter either "205"  or  "206", the CRN will determine the number of credit hours
Prerequisites: See the Course Description tab on this web page

Contact Information
For course content questions. For registration, fees and WVU admission.
Course Director Extended Learning
Jeff Altemus WVU Extended Learning web site
jaltemus@hsc.wvu.edu elearn@mail.wvu.edu
304-293-6921 304-293-2834 or 800-253-2762

Enrollment dates:
Term Enrollment Class Starts Last Add
Summer 2014 WVU student: by May 19, 2014
Guest pass: by May 9, 2014
May 19, 2014 May 19
Fall 2014 August 8, 2014 for Guest Pass students.
August 22, 2014 for students already in WVU system.
August 18, 2014 August 22


Before the class starts...


Introduction to Human Anatomy

NBAN 205


Required Text and Media: Module overviews, lecture notes, and other textual and multimedia resources will be provided on the course web site (see below).  The following book which supports the online lecture materials is required:


Human Anatomy, 6th edition
Marieb, Mallatt, and Wilhelm
Publisher: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings
ISBN-10: 0-321-61611-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-61611-1


See below for purchasing information.


Syllabus: Click here for NBAN 205 syllabus.

Reading assignments: Click here

Online Human Anatomy

NBAN 206


Required Text and Media: Module overviews, lecture notes, and other textual and multimedia resources will be provided on the course web site (see below).  The following workbook and CD-ROM which supports online lecture materials is required:


Learning Human Anatomy: A Laboratory Text and Workbook , 4th Edition
Guy, Julia F.
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall Health
ISBN-10: 0-13-503560-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-503560-3


The Anatomy Lab CD-ROM comes with the workbook.


See below for purchasing information.


Syllabus: Click here for NBAN 206 syllabus or NBAN 206 U/L syllabus.


The books for the courses may be purchased from:


  • WVU Health Sciences Center Bookstore
    112-G Health Sciences Center
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    304-293-4849
  • WVU Online Bookstore, for department use "NBAN". Use your section number which starts with "7D".
  • The book is also available from multiple online sources. Use the ISBN numbers when searching to ensure the correct version.

The book is needed at the start of the course. Any delay in having your course materials will affect your course performance. Students using the free shipping offer of online vendors have experienced several weeks delay waiting for book delivery and have had to drop the course as a result.


Course web site: https://ecampus.wvu.edu/.

Bookmark this site. Entrace is through the WVU Main Campus Login on the upper right side of the page. Your login ID will be your MIX username and password. You will not be able to log into the course web site until the start of the term. If difficulties accessing information on the web site are encountered, contact the Course Director.


Course Policies:


  • Exams: Exams are taken online on scheduled dates. It is the student's responsibility to ensure an appropriate computer setup and a suitable environment. No make-up exams will be given except by prior arrangement with the Course Director. If personal difficulties prohibit taking an exam on its scheduled date, students must contact the Course Director as soon as possible. If difficulties taking an exam are encountered, contact the Course Director immediately.
  • Course Completion: These are not self-paced courses. Failure to take all exams by the class end date will result in an in a grade of Incomplete. If the course requirements are not met by the end of the following semester an F will be automatically recorded.

Non-WVU Students: After the course is completed, the student is responsible for transferring the course credit to their institution. Instructions and the form for requesting a transcript is here.


Contact Information

Course Director
Jeffrey Altemus
jaltemus@hsc.wvu.edu
304-293-6921

Class dates:
Term Class Starts Class Ends
Summer 2014 May 19, 2014 NBAN 205/206 - July 18
NBAN 206 U/L - August 8
Fall 2014 August 18, 2014 December 17

Frequently Asked Questions




Questions you might have about NBAN 205 and NBAN 206.

Q: What is the tuition for NBAN 205 and NBAN 206?
A: All students are considered as “In-State” and pay at the West Virginia Resident Tuition Rate. Click here for crrent rates.

Q: Are NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 accredited?
A: West Virginia University is fully accredited.

Q: NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 are for whom?
A: Students interested in employment in a medical field - medicine, dentistry, nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic trainers, etc. NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 provide basic anatomy concepts and preparation for graduate or professional positions. NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 also provide vocabulary and the basics for mastering higher-level anatomy courses (courses that assume the student already had an undergraduate anatomy course like NBAN 205 and NBAN 206). Many students have taken NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 as a prerequisite for admission into professional medical curricula.

Q: When can I register for NBAN 205 and NBAN 206?
A: Check our Online Course Website for this information. Look at the end of the Course Description tab.

Q: Where do I get my transcripts for NBAN 205 and NBAN 206?
A: WVU Office Of The Registrar

Q: Are NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 self-paced?
A: No, both follow a schedule based on a complete semester or summer term. Exams are taken online on scheduled dates. Failure to take all exams by the class end date will result in an in a grade of Incomplete.

Q: How often are NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 offered?
A: Both NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 are offered three times a year, in the fall and spring semesters and in the summer term.

Q: What is the exam format?
A: Module exams for both NBAN 205 and NBAN 206 are fully on-line. They are given on specific dates, contain 50 questions each and students are given 70 minutes to complete each exam once they begin. Exams become available at 1:00 AM (EST) remain available until midnight (EST) on the scheduled date (giving the student an 23 hour window in which to take the exam).
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