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Join for all or part of online and interactive ACE (BCS) study groups covering the topic details below. Workshops will be held at the same time every week; however, the topics will change.

The topics are updated weekly on this page. Drop-in tutoring is also available face-to-face on the Springfield campus, or online. For hours and more information click: Speckman Tutoring & Learning Center or call (417) 477-8164

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 4: 9/13/20 to 9/19/20 (Scroll Down for Next Week)

9/14/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am It’s Only Skin Deep:  The Integumentary System Topic Details: Chapter 5: The Integumentary System. List functions, organs, and accessory structures, or specialized cells, ordering pathways to/or/ through the system, layers from superficial to deep and corresponding tissues in each layer, and medical terminology. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/14/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm  The Digestive System: Topic details: Chapter 22 Material: The Digestive System. An overview of the lecture material: structures, tissues, and function of the alimentary canal and accessory organs. Practice naming and tracing the pathway of digestion with all structures & valves. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/15/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Digestive System: Topic details: Chapter 22 Material: The Digestive System. An overview of the lecture material: structures, tissues, and function of the alimentary canal and accessory organs. Practice naming and tracing the pathway of digestion with all structures & valves. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/15/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm The Respiratory System: Topic details: Chapter 21 Material: The Respiratory System Practice naming and tracing the pathway of air through the system.  An overview of the functions, structures/layers, tissue types & locations, Upper vs lower repository system, and Conducting vs Respiratory zones. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/17/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Digestive System: Topic details: Chapter 22 Material: The Digestive System. An overview of the lecture material: structures, tissues, and function of the alimentary canal and accessory organs. Practice naming and tracing the pathway of digestion with all structures & valves. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/19/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Respiratory System: Topic details: Chapter 21 Material: The Respiratory System Practice naming and tracing the pathway of air through the system.  An overview of the functions, structures/layers, tissue types & locations, Upper vs lower repository system, and Conducting vs Respiratory zones. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 5: 9/20/20 to 9/26/20

9/21/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Digestive System: Topic details: Chapter 22 Material: The Digestive System. An overview of the lecture material: structures, tissues, and function of the alimentary canal and accessory organs. Practice naming and tracing the pathway of digestion with all structures & valves. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/21/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Respiratory System: Topic details: Chapter 21 Material: The Respiratory System Practice naming and tracing the pathway of air through the system.  An overview of the functions, structures/layers, tissue types & locations, Upper vs lower repository system, and Conducting vs Respiratory zones. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/22/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Respiratory System: Topic details: Chapter 21 Material: The Respiratory System Practice naming and tracing the pathway of air through the system.  An overview of the functions, structures/layers, tissue types & locations, Upper vs lower repository system, and Conducting vs Respiratory zones. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/22/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm  The Heart, Chapter 17: The Cardiovascular System: The heart. We will be focusing on the Cardiac System; labeling structures/layers and listing their functions and relevant tissue types. Can you trace the pathway of blood through the heart? Let Practise it! Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/24/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Respiratory System: Topic details: Chapter 21 Material: The Respiratory System Practice naming and tracing the pathway of air through the system.  An overview of the functions, structures/layers, tissue types & locations, Upper vs lower repository system, and Conducting vs Respiratory zones. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/26/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Heart, Chapter 17: The Cardiovascular System: The heart. We will be focusing on the Cardiac System; labeling structures/layers and listing their functions and relevant tissue types. Can you trace the pathway of blood through the heart? Let Practise it! Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 6: 9/27/20 to 10/03/20

9/28/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Respiratory System: Topic details: Chapter 21 Material: The Respiratory System Practice naming and tracing the pathway of air through the system.  An overview of the functions, structures/layers, tissue types & locations, Upper vs lower repository system, and Conducting vs Respiratory zones. Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/28/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Heart, Chapter 17: The Cardiovascular System: The heart. We will be focusing on the Cardiac System; labeling structures/layers and listing their functions and relevant tissue types. Can you trace the pathway of blood through the heart? Let Practise it! Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/29/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Heart, Chapter 17: The Cardiovascular System: The heart. We will be focusing on the Cardiac System; labeling structures/layers and listing their functions and relevant tissue types. Can you trace the pathway of blood through the heart? Let Practise it! Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

9/29/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm The Cardiovascular System: vessels. What is the difference between the Pulmonary, Cardiac, Systematic Circulation? Let trace the pathway of blood through structures Artery-> arteriole–> capillaries (Continuous vs Fenestrate vs sinusoid)–> Venuoles —>Veins and more. We will compare Veins vs Arties and sketch out layers.

10/1/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Heart, Chapter 17: The Cardiovascular System: The heart. We will be focusing on the Cardiac System; labeling structures/layers and listing their functions and relevant tissue types. Can you trace the pathway of blood through the heart? Let Practise it! Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

10/3/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Cardiovascular System: vessels. What is the difference between the Pulmonary, Cardiac, Systematic Circulation? Let trace the pathway of blood through structures Artery-> arteriole–> capillaries (Continuous vs Fenestrate vs sinusoid)–> Venuoles —>Veins and more. We will compare Veins vs Arties and sketch out layers.

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 7: 10/4/20 to 10/10/20

10/5/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Heart, Chapter 17: The Cardiovascular System: The heart. We will be focusing on the Cardiac System; labeling structures/layers and listing their functions and relevant tissue types. Can you trace the pathway of blood through the heart? Let Practise it! Jamboards interactiveStudy Guide 

10/5/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Cardiovascular System: vessels. What is the difference between the Pulmonary, Cardiac, Systematic Circulation? Let trace the pathway of blood through structures Artery-> arteriole–> capillaries (Continuous vs Fenestrate vs sinusoid)–> Venuoles —>Veins and more. We will compare Veins vs Arties and sketch out layers.

10/6/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Cardiovascular System: vessels. What is the difference between the Pulmonary, Cardiac, Systematic Circulation? Let trace the pathway of blood through structures Artery-> arteriole–> capillaries (Continuous vs Fenestrate vs sinusoid)–> Venuoles —>Veins and more. We will compare Veins vs Arties and sketch out layers.

10/6/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm  What does the Lymphatic System Do? The Lymphatic System: Chapter 20: The Lymphatic System
Let’s list the primary & secondary organs, and label the structure/function of the lymphatic drainage and circulation.  Compare and contrast lymphatic vessels and blood vessels in terms of structure and function and discuss the mechanisms of lymph formation, and trace the pathway of lymph circulation through the body.

10/8/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Cardiovascular System: vessels. chapter 20:  What is the difference between the Pulmonary, Cardiac, Systematic Circulation? Let trace the pathway of blood through structures Artery-> arteriole–> capillaries (Continuous vs Fenestrate vs sinusoid)–> Venuoles —>Veins and more. We will compare Veins vs Arties and sketch out layers.

10/10/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm What does the Lymphatic System Do? The Lymphatic System: Chapter 20: The Lymphatic System
Let’s list the primary & secondary organs, and label the structure/function of the lymphatic drainage and circulation.  Compare and contrast lymphatic vessels and blood vessels in terms of structure and function and discuss the mechanisms of lymph formation, and trace the pathway of lymph circulation through the body.

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 8: 10/11/20 to 10/17/20

10/12/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Cardiovascular System: vessels. What is the difference between the Pulmonary, Cardiac, Systematic Circulation? Let trace the pathway of blood through structures Artery-> arteriole–> capillaries (Continuous vs Fenestrate vs sinusoid)–> Venuoles —>Veins and more. We will compare Veins vs Arties and sketch out layers.

10/12/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm What does the Lymphatic System Do? The Lymphatic System: Chapter 20: The Lymphatic System
Let’s list the primary & secondary organs, and label the structure/function of the lymphatic drainage and circulation.  Compare and contrast lymphatic vessels and blood vessels in terms of structure and function and discuss the mechanisms of lymph formation, and trace the pathway of lymph circulation through the body.

10/13/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am What does the Lymphatic System Do? The Lymphatic System: Chapter 20: The Lymphatic System
Let’s list the primary & secondary organs, and label the structure/function of the lymphatic drainage and circulation.  Compare and contrast lymphatic vessels and blood vessels in terms of structure and function and discuss the mechanisms of lymph formation, and trace the pathway of lymph circulation through the body.

10/13/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm  The Kideney and more. Chapter 24: The Urinary System. We will label and describe the organs of the urinary system with a special focus on the structures and functions of the kidneys. Let’s trace the pathway of filtrate flow through the nephron and collecting system.

10/15/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm What does the Lymphatic System Do? The Lymphatic System: Chapter 20: The Lymphatic System
Let’s list the primary & secondary organs, and label the structure/function of the lymphatic drainage and circulation.  Compare and contrast lymphatic vessels and blood vessels in terms of structure and function and discuss the mechanisms of lymph formation, and trace the pathway of lymph circulation through the body.

10/17/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Kideney and more. Chapter 24: The Urinary System. We will label and describe the organs of the urinary system with a special focus on the structures and functions of the kidneys. Let’s trace the pathway of filtrate flow through the nephron and collecting system.

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 9: 10/18/20 to 10/24/20

10/19/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am What does the Lymphatic System Do? The Lymphatic System: Chapter 20: The Lymphatic System
Let’s list the primary & secondary organs, and label the structure/function of the lymphatic drainage and circulation.  Compare and contrast lymphatic vessels and blood vessels in terms of structure and function and discuss the mechanisms of lymph formation, and trace the pathway of lymph circulation through the body.

10/19/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Kideney and more. Chapter 24: The Urinary System. We will label and describe the organs of the urinary system with a special focus on the structures and functions of the kidneys. Let’s trace the pathway of filtrate flow through the nephron and collecting system.

10/20/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Kideney and more. Chapter 24: The Urinary System. We will label and describe the organs of the urinary system with a special focus on the structures and functions of the kidneys. Let’s trace the pathway of filtrate flow through the nephron and collecting system.

10/20/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm  Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

10/22/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Kideney and more. Chapter 24: The Urinary System. We will label and describe the organs of the urinary system with a special focus on the structures and functions of the kidneys. Let’s trace the pathway of filtrate flow through the nephron and collecting system.

10/24/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 10: 10/25/20 to 10/31/20

10/26/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Kideney and more. Chapter 24: The Urinary System. We will label and describe the organs of the urinary system with a special focus on the structures and functions of the kidneys. Let’s trace the pathway of filtrate flow through the nephron and collecting system.

10/26/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

10/27/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

10/27/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

10/29/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

10/31/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 11: 11/1/20 to 11/7/20

11/2/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

11/2/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/3/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/3/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/5/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/7/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 12: 11/8/20 to 11/14/20

11/9/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/9/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/10/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/10/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm  Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures and functions of the endocrine system.

11/12/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/14/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 13: 11/15/20 to 11/21/20

11/16/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/16/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/17/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/17/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

11/19/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/21/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

 

 

CLOSED For ThanksGiving Break: 11/22/20 to 11/28/20

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 14: 11/29/20 to 12/05/20

11/30/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/30/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6&7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/1/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6&7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/1/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/3/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6&7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones and their features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/5/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 15: 12/6/20 to 12/12/20

12/7/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6 &7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/7/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/8/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/8/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Articulation/Joints. Chapter 8: Articulations and review of bones. Describe the basic functions of joints and how joints are classified both structurally and functionally.

12/10/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/12/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Articulation/Joints. Chapter 8: Articulations and review of bones. Describe the basic functions of joints and how joints are classified both structurally and functionally.

 

Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 16: 12/13/20 to 12/19/20

12/14/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/14/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Articulation/Joints. Chapter 8: Articulations and review of bones. Describe the basic functions of joints and how joints are classified both structurally and functionally.

12/15/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

12/15/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm To Be Determined.

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