Honors Anatomy and Physiology

Honors Anatomy and Physiology


Instructor: Dr. Nilay

Please review the course details below



REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start Sept 2, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

·      Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

·      Winter Break: December 16, 2019 - January 19, 2020

·      Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


This rigorous course in human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology is aimed towards students interested in pursuing degrees in the health sciences. Topics covered include: Introduction to anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology; Musculoskeletal system; Cardiovascular system; Respiratory system; Gastrointestinal system; and the Neurosensory system. Students will be expected to employ problem solving skills to understand common disease processes. Furthermore, prefixes, roots, and suffixes commonly encountered in medical terminology will be taught.

This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 5 hours per week.


  • Develop a vocabulary of appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information related to anatomy and physiology

  • Identify anatomical structures and explain the the physiological function of body systems

  • Understand the intricate relationship between form and function

  • Connect knowledge of anatomy and physiology to real-life cases

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures

  • Participate in interactive online student forums

  • Deliver assessments and/or assignments in a timely manner


  • This course is recommended for students 14 years of age or above.

  • Prior completion of a high school level course in Biology or Honors Anatomy and Physiology is highly recommended.


  1. Betts, J., Young, K., et al. Anatomy and Physiology. 1st edition. Openstax.

    [This free online textbook can be downloaded by clicking here.]

  2. Binder with loose leaf paper, pen/pencil, and eraser

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Dr. Nilay graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, prior to obtaining her degree as a physician from the prestigious Sydney University School of Medicine. Dr. Nilay worked in the hospital setting prior to specializing in General Practice and sub-specializing in child health. She incorporates many of her experiences throughout her career into her courses, providing insight, and purpose to course content. She is a respected and sought after homeschooling educator. Read more.