Spring 2022 - BPK 326 D100

Functional Anatomy (4)

Class Number: 3361

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3149, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2022
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    AQ 3003, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Admission to the major or honours program in Behavioural Neuroscience or Biomedical Physiology or Kinesiology. BPK 142, 201, 205 and at least 60 units. Behavioral Neuroscience Major and Honours students require BPK 142, 205, PSYC 280 and at least 60 units.



A detailed study of human anatomy with emphasis on clinically relevant applications in health, injury and disease. Virtual cadaver dissection, comparative laboratory work, and an introduction to medical imaging emphasize the layered, three-dimensional organization of the human body. Participation in all labs is required. BPK major and honours students who have taken BPK 325 must also take BPK 326. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 326.


Currently, all lectures, laboratories and exams will be conducted in person. However, this is subject to change based on SFU guidelines


All lectures and laboratories will be conducted synchronously.

Number of weeks

12 weeks

Number of hours of lecture/labs/tutorials per week

2 hours of lecture, 4 hours of laboratory

Schedule or list of topics covered in the course

  1. Cranium
  2. Cervical spine
  3. Shoulder
  4. Elbow
  5. Wrist and hand
  6. Thoracic wall
  7. Thoracic and abdominal cavity
  8. Lumbar spine
  9. Pelvis
  10. Hip
  11. Knee
  12. Ankle and foot


  1. Discern and describe tissues and structures within and across anatomical regions and systems, linking structure to function.
  2. Describe anatomy accurately and accessibly to diverse audiences, including colleagues, clients, patients, and friends and family outside of this course and the university.
  3. Interpret anatomical sections (physical and digital) to identify structures and describe their relationship to other structures.
  4. Predict the clinical outcome of injury to specific structures and use clinical symptoms and signs to localize injury.


  • Participation 30%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Final exam 50%



Laboratory manual

  • Top Hat registration (through Canvas) is $30
  • Top Hat Laboratory manual is $15


  1. Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AM. Clinically oriented anatomy. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2017.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

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 spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.