Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2301- Section: 03
Anatomy and Physiology I
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Nancy Longlet
Phone(409) 984-6324
Location:Education Annex - Room: 108
Hours:MWF 11a-12noon, TR 1p-2p; Additional office hours available by appointment. Email with questions at anytime.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.
Prerequisites Corequisite(s): BIOL 2101. Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in reading.
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of anatomical terminology, general biological chemistry, and the role of the cell and cell membrane in maintaining homeostasis throughout the body. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, and/or assignments.

2. Demonstrates an understanding of the structure and function of nucleic acids and their role in protein synthesis, as well as the structure and function of epithelial tissues and the skeletal system including knowledge of specific bones. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the muscular system including knowledge of specific muscles, the organization of the nervous system, and the electrophysiology involved in membrane potential and action potential generation. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the various components the brain and spinal cord, the autonomic nervous system, and sensory organs in the body. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of reading material including relevant terminology. (PSLO alpha) measured by pre-post test questions.

6. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with fellow students to complete/cover assigned material. (PSLO 4) Measured by group assignments in the lab portion of the course.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

* PSLO Alpha: Reading Skills-Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks There is a textbook and an access code that are required for this course. The textbook and access code are available at the LSCPA bookstore as a packaged bundle with the ISBN number 978-0-135-19376-1. The textbook is Human A&P, 2nd ed by Erin Amerman. The access code is "Modified Mastering A&P".
The ISBN number for the textbook only is 978-0134-754239
The ISBN number for the Mastering A&P access code is 978-0-134-78807-4            
The Access code can also be purchased directly from Pearson on the Mastering A&P site. Instructions for purchase are posted in the Course Information folder on the course website.
Lecture Topics
Day      Date         Feature Presentation(s)
T    8/28        Introduction, Overview of A&P, Language of A&P, Core Principles of A&P
R    8/30        Atoms, Ions, Molecules, Chemical Bonds
T     9/4        Energy & Chemical Reactions, Water & Mixtures, Acids, Bases, pH
R     9/6        Organic Compounds, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids
T    9/11        Structure of Plasma Membrane, Membrane Transport, Organelles
R    9/13         Organelles, Cytoskeleton, Nucleus, Protein Synthesis, Genetic Code
T    9/18        Protein Synthesis, Cell Cycle
R    9/20         Exam 1 Chapters 1, 2, 3
T    9/25        Histology, Epithelial Tissue, Connective Tissue
R    9/27        Connective Tissue, Muscle Tissue, Nerve Tissue, Membranes & Coverings
T    10/2        Integumentary functions, Epidermis, Dermis, Accessory Structures, Pathology
R    10/4     Skeletal Classifications, Bone structure & growth, remodeling, fractures, landmarks
T    10/9            Exam 2     Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7

R    10/11    Joint classifications, synovial joints, joint movements, joint dysfunction
T    10/16     Skeletal muscle structure, sarcomere, muscle excitation, contraction, & relaxation
R    10/18     Muscle contraction and relaxation, energy sources, fiber types, motor units
T    10/23    Muscle recruitment and fatigue, muscle training, oxygen debt
R    10/25        Exam 3 Chapters 8, 9, 10
T    10/30    Overview of nervous system, nerve tissue, neurons, neuroglial tissue
R    11/1        Electrophysiology, membrane potential, action potential, propagation of AP
T    11/6     Propagation of AP, neural synapses, neurotransmitters
R     11/8    Overview of CNS, Cerebrum, Diencephalon, Cerebellum
T    11/13    Brainstem, Protection of brain & spinal cord, SC anatomy, process of sensation
R    11/15    Voluntary movement, homeostasis of vital functions, cognition, memory
T    11/20        Exam 4 Chapters 11, 12
R    11/22    Thanksgiving

T    11/27     PNS, Cranial nerves, spinal nerves, classification of receptors, receptive field    
R    11/29     Receptive fields Reflexes, Motor Neuron Disorders Sympathetic NS,
            Parasympathetic NS
T     12/4    Smell, Taste, Eye, Ear

T    12/11        FINAL EXAM 2:00-3:30 Chapters 13, 14,15

Major Assignments
Exam     Exam Date
1        Thursday, 9/20
2        Tuesday, 10/9
3        Thursday, 10/25
4        Tuesday, 11/20
Final        Tuesday, 12/11 2;00 - 3:30pm
Final Exam Date December 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Your grade for the lecture component of this class will be based on your exam grades and your grade on the online homework assignments. The average for the lecture component will be calculated by the average of your 5 lecture exams and the average of all of the homework assignments.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Cell Phones must remain off AND IN YOUR PURSE OR BACKPACK and your purse or backpack must be on the floor during class. Cell phone use during class will result in a loss of bonus points on the next exam.
Attendance Policy Class attendance for exams is mandatory. NO makeups are given and no grades are dropped. If exams are missed due to a medical EMERGENCY, you must email me immediately. Exams not taken will be given a grade of "0". Exam grades will be posted on the course website as soon as exams are graded. If you email me with a question about a grade, the email must come from your LSCPA email address.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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