Anatomy and Physiology
Keck Graduate Institute offers introductory courses to the principles of Anatomy and Physiology in hybrid modules. Using innovative cyber-anatomy technology, students will explore the human body using a "virtual cadaver" in a simulated 3D space. The course is open to all undergraduate students and fulfills the Anatomy and Physiology pre-requisite for entrance into KGI's School of Pharmacy.
Summer 2015 (TBD)
This eight week course utilizes a hybrid teaching model of online lecture material with live instruction for labs and work in small groups. Online course work can be done according to the student's schedule and; laboratories are taught on Saturdays.
Weekday online coursework:
Three to four hours of online coursework via 2-D/zSpace online platform and other online material.
Saturday in-class coursework:
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Anatomy small group work
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Anatomy laboratory
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Physiology small group work
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Physiology laboratory
KGI Campus, Bldg 517
535 Watson Drive
Claremont, CA 91711
$650 per unit (4 units per course)
The Anatomy module at KGI provides an innovative and proven method of preparing the student for post-graduate studies or work in the health professions. This course delivers a balance of online course work, virtual labs utilizing holographic cadavers, and classroom clinical case discussions that link the online material and labs to real patient cases.
This course will provide an introduction to human anatomy by studying the cells of the body, assessing their structure, and exploring how that structure can impact function. The student will learn this structure/function relationship in the course by examining the tissues and organs of the human body using a systems-based approach. The class covers the skeletal-muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, renal, reproductive, and nervous systems. Students who complete this course will be prepared to enter any aspect of health-professions education.
Download the course syllabus.
The KGI Physiology course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the human body. This course will use an innovative method of teaching that includes online lectures, lab workshops to strengthen basic concepts, and small group classroom discussions of how this information relates to the patient in a clinical setting.
The KGI Physiology course explains and describes how the human body functions at a cellular level. The cellular functions are then used to describe how the systems of the body function and work together. This course integrates the function/structure relationship of the systems studied in most anatomy programs (muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, renal, reproductive, and nervous) to help the student understand how physiology and anatomy are related.
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of how each of these systems work and to prepare the student to enter any aspect of health-professions education.
Download the course syllabus.
The Cyber-Anatomy Medical Station(tm) powered by zSpace, provides an innovative alternative to human cadaver dissection. Using 3D models, painstakingly created using CT/MR images, the platform creates and immersive, individualized system for dissecting virtual organs and body systems. Polarized 3D glasses, interactive tools, and vibration feedback create a realistic simulation of human dissection. More information
General Biology I and II including labs.
KGI is a member of the Claremont Colleges and a WASC accredited institution - check your local academic advising center for transferability of credits.