Anatomy & Physiology


Thank you for joining in the effort to use, expand, and share OER Anatomy & Physiology materials! We hope the following resources and ideas will help you in your own efforts to adopt or adapt OER for your courses.

Three small seated figurines posed as if in conversation. Two sit on a sugar cube on the left, one on a sugar cube on the right.Let’s Talk!

We invite you to share in the collaboration and wisdom-sharing of the OER community. Slack is a free, easy-to-use tool for communication and collaboration. It offers channels for group conversations on specific topics, including Science-Natural and Biological-Sciences.

You can also send direct messages to individuals or groups. Use it from any computer or mobile device.


Lumen Courses

Lumen offers several template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

Anatomy and Physiology Courses

Anatomy and Physiology Labs

  • Anatomy and Physiology Labs are currently under development.

Additional Resources

BodyParts 3D by The Database Center for Life Science (CC BY-SA): This page allows you to create specific models based on the course’s needs. The site isn’t incredibly intuitive, but there are a lot of youtube instruction videos, like this one:

ATD Information

This section provides support for faculty and course developers involved with the Achieving the Dream OER Degree Initiative.

Currently 8 institutions have included anatomy & physiology courses in their course plans.

Collaboration Meetings

Lumen is hosting Collaboration meetings to help bring faculty together as they work on developing their courses. The next meeting for Biological Sciences will be on Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. (PT)/11:30 a.m. (ET). Meetings are hosted in Uber Conference. The meeting can be found at, or you can call in at 1-503-994-6403. No PIN is needed to join the call.