This year-long course is designed to introduce students to the structure and function of the human body. It is of special interest to students who intend to pursue careers in the allied health fields. Building in an understanding of anatomical vocabulary, concepts and physiological processes, rather than rote memorization, is emphasized. Discussions of clinical examples, current research techniques, and medical ethics occur to highlight these complementary areas. The meticulous dissection of several lower mammals and mammalian organs form the framework for the Gross Anatomy study. Physiology labs and microscopic studies of the various tissues enable the students to master good laboratory technique and report writing.