Fall 2021 - BPK 105 C200

Fundamentals of Human Structure and Function (3)

Class Number: 5886

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 25, 2021
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Dec 13, 2021
    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    Recommended: Grade 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics.



Basic anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardio-respiratory, urinary, digestive, immune, and reproductive systems. (distance education). BPK Major and Honours students may not receive credit for BPK 105. BPK 205 or 208 may be used as a substitute for BPK 105 by students in the Kinesiology Minor program. No student may take both BPK 105 and BPK 208 for credit.


This course will provide students with a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology of the nervous, muscular, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, and digestive systems of the human body.

Note: Adds are not permitted after the second week of classes. 


(I) Introduces (E) Emphasizes (R) Reinforces (A) Applies At the end of the course students will be able to;

1. Describe the organization of the human body into molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. (I)

2. Describe the concept of homeostasis, or balance, and the role each organ system we investigate plays in the maintenance of different homeostatic variables such and blood pressure, water and ion content, and blood glucose. (I)

3. Describe the chemical basis of life, including the structural roles of the different biomolecules (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins), their interaction through bonding and the concepts of ions, acids, and bases. (I)

4. Describe the structure and functions of a cell, including transport across cell membranes and the roles of various organelles. (I)

5. For each of the following: muscular system, nervous system, special and general senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system and urinary system; Sketch and label the relevant structures at the level of detailed presented in the course text. (I) Describe how the unique structure contributes to the essential functions being investigated. (I) Use appropriate terminology to describe anatomical and physiological details. (I) (A) There are four individual assignments with short answer questions, each covering 3 units. (E) The are two exams, with multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer questions, each covering 6 units.


  • Final Exam 35%
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Online Quizzes 6%
  • Assignments 24%





Seeley's Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 11th edition, Van Putte et al.
Print ISBN:  9781264131266, 1264131267

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

All courses are delivered through Canvas.  Students will have access starting the first day of classes.   

Required Readings are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase online through the SFU Bookstore's website. 

All courses have an Additional Course Fee of $40.This fee is not associated primarily with physical materials. This also supports developing tools and rich web resources embedded throughout the activities, assignments and videos.

If your course has a take-home exam, please refer to Canvas for further details. 

For information on exams : https://www.sfu.ca/students/exams

NOTE: This course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. Please check your course details in Canvas.

*Important Note for U.S. citizens: As per the U.S. Department of Education, programs offered in whole or in part through telecommunications, otherwise known as distance education or correspondence are ineligible for Federal Direct Loans. This also includes scenarios where students who take distance education courses outside of their loan period and pay for them with their own funding, and attempt to apply for future Federal Direct Loans. 

For more information about US Direct Loans please visit and to read our FAQ on distance education courses, please go here: http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/international/us-loans/federal-direct-loan.html


Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.