BIOL-2401-73 - Anatomy-Physiology I
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2015 Course Syllabus
BIOL-2401-73 - Anatomy-Physiology I
|Instructor||Longlet, Nancy Joann|
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|Course Description||Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic skills and competency in reading, writing, and math.|
Lecture: Anatomy & Physiology 7th ed. by Kenneth S. Saladin, McGraw Hill Higher Ed. ISBN 978-0-07-340371-7 (ISBN for textbook only). The LSPA bookstore has a special bundle which includes the textbook, lab workbook and access code required for lab. A 5th or 6th edition of the textbook by Saladin can also be used without any difficulty, but will only be available online.
Lab: Both the following workbook and access code are required. Workbook to Accompany Anatomy & Physiology Revealed, VERSION 3.0 by Robert B. Broyles, Jr. McGraw Hill Higher Ed. ISBN 007-340-367-9 (This is for the workbook only). You will also need the access code for the APRevealed website VERSION 3.0. The ISBN for the v3.0 access code only is: 007-790-591-1. There is a workbook & access code bundle that can be purchased from the LSCPA bookstore. The access code can also be purchased online directly from McGraw Hill. To purchase an access code online using a credit card: 1)go to www.aprevealed.com 2)click “Online Version 3.0” 3)click on the “Student Access” tab on the top 4)Under the Need to Register section on the right, click on “Register as a student” 5)On the right Click on “Don’t have a code, Buy Access online”.
Since this is an online class, there are no set hours when you must be working on class material---EXCEPT FOR EXAMS. This class meets whenever and wherever you have access to a computer and the internet. That gives you A LOT of flexibility, but also A LOT of responsibility!!! It is up to YOU to decide when you are going to work on the material for this course. You are provided a schedule for both the lecture and the lab component of the course. These schedules provided a suggested time frame for when you should be covering the stated material.
The availability period for the exams are CLEARLY STATED ON THE SCHEDULES. ALL EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE STATED AVAILABILITY PERIOD.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE A FUNCTIONING COMPUTER AND INTERNET CONNECTION FOR THIS COURSE. There is a window of availability for all exams, so there things such as "my computer broke", or "my internet was down" ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE EXCUSES!!!!! If you wait until the last hour of the availability period to take your exam, and you do have a computer problem and/or internet problem, you will have to take it the following day with the time penalty -- that is the risk you take of waiting until the last "minute". Exams are available for a few days and thus THERE IS NO REASON FOR MISSING AN EXAM!!!
If you miss an exam and take it after the scheduled availability period has ended, it will remain available to you, but a SIGNIFICANT, AND GRADUATED time penalty will be imposed.
There are review questions and lab assignments posted for you to complete, but these are NOT SUBMITTED TO ME. In fact, there are NO assignments that you will be turning in for this course. The lab assignments and review questions are to be completed and used by you to study for exams. Thus, it is your responsibility to budget your time so that you have time to study and fully understand the material covered in the review questions and lab assignments before the scheduled exam. While you are working through the material, you can email me with questions at any time and you should hear back from me within a few hours. If you are able, you are also welcome to meet with me on campus.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
All grades in this class are NOT weighted equally. Thus, you overall course grade is not a “simple average”.
Lecture Exam Average = (Ex1 + Ex2 + Ex3 + Ex4 + Final + (Bonus points) ) / 5
Term Quiz Average = (Online Orientation quiz + TQ1 + TQ2 + TQ3 + TQ4 + TQ5) / 6
Lecture Average = (Lecture exam average * 0.88) + (Term Quiz Average * 0.12)
Lab Average = (Lab Ex1 + Lab Ex2 + Lab Ex3 + Lab Ex4) / 4
Course Grade = (Lecture Average * 0.75) + (Lab Average * 0.25)
|Final Exam Date||May 7, 2015 - 12:00 AM|
Lecture Exam Summary:
Exam Number Availability Begins Availability Ends
1 Sat., 2/7 @ 12:05am Tue., 2/10 @ 11:55pm
2 Sat., 2/28 @ 12:05am Tue., 3/3 @ 11:55pm
3 Sat., 4/4 @ 12:05am Tue., 4/7 @ 11:55pm
4 Sat., 4/25 @ 12:05am Tue., 4/28 @11:55pm
Final THUR., 5/7 @ 12:05am SAT., 5/9 @ 11:55pm
Lab Exam Summary
Exam Number Availability Begins Availability Ends
1 Mon, 2/9 @ 8am Thur., 2/12 @ 11:55pm
2 Mon., 3/9 @ 8am Thur., 3/12 @ 11:55pm
3 Mon., 4/13 @ 8am Thur., 4/16 @ 11:55pm
4 SAT., 5/2 @ 8am TUES., 5/5 @11:55pm
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week Date(s) Pages Event
1 1/20 – 1/23 7-50 Online Orientation, Introduction, Terminology, General Chemistry
2 1/26 – 1/30 50-90 Water, Acids, Bases, pH, Chemical Reactions, Organic Molecules; Ch 2
3 2/2 – 2/6 91-110 Cell Membrane, Organelles, Passive Transport, Osmosis, Active Transport
4 2/7 – 2/10 (Sat - Tues) Exam #1 Chapters 1, 2, 3
4 2/9 – 2/13 114-122 DNA Structure, Genetic Code
5 2/16 – 2/20 122-176 Protein Synthesis, Cell Cycle, Mitosis, Epithelial & Connective Tissue
6 2/23 – 2/27 180-274 Connective, Muscle, & Nerve Tissues, Skin, Skeletal System
7 2/28 – 3/3 (Sat - Tues) Exam #2 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
7 3/2 – 3/6 279-318 Joints, Muscles
8 3/9 – 3/13 401-422 Muscle Tissue, Muscle Contraction, Muscle Fiber Types
9 3/16 – 3/20 Spring Break
10 3/23 – 3/27 423-451 Nervous System Divisions, Nerve Cells
11 3/30 – 4/3 451-472 Electrophysiology
12 4/4 – 4/7 (Sat – Tues) Exam #3 Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12
12 4/6 – 4/10 478-508 Spinal Cord, Reflexes
13 4/13 – 4/17 512-557 Brain, Brainstem, Cerebrum, Cranial Nerves
14 4/20 – 4/24 562-610 Autonomic Nervous System, Special Senses, Sense Organs
15 4/25 – 4/28 (Sat – Tues) Exam #4 Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16
15 4/27 – 5/1 634-652 Endocrine System; Ch 17
16 5/4 – 5/6 652-673 Endocrine System; Ch 17
17 5/7 – 5/9 (Thurs – Sat) FINAL EXAM Chapter 17
Week # Date(s) Event
1 1/20 – 1/23 Online Orientation, Introduction, Body Orientation, Body Regions
2 1/26 - 1/30 The Cell, Organelles of the Cell, Tissues
3 2/2 – 2/6 Skin
4 2/9 – 2/12 (Mon-Thurs) Exam #1 Body Orientation & Regions, The Cell, Tissues, Skin
5 2/16 – 2/20 Axial Skeleton
6 2/23 – 2/27 Axial Skeleton, Appendicular Skeleton
7 3/2 – 3/6 Appendicular Skeleton
8 3/9 – 3/12 (Mon-Thurs) Exam #2 Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
9 3/16 – 3/20 Spring Break
10 3/23 – 3/27 Head & Upper Superficial Muscles of the Trunk
11 3/30 – 4/3 Deep Muscles of the Trunk
12 4/6 – 4/10 Arm & Leg Muscles
13 4/13 – 4/16 (Mon-Thurs) Exam #3 Muscles
14 4/20 – 4/24 Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System
15 4/27 – 5/1 Endocrine System
16 5/2 – 5/5 (Sat – Tues) Exam #4 Nervous Systems, Endocrine System
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
***PSLOs 3 & 4 will be measured in the lab portion of Bio 1406 & Bio 1407. Students do not receive a separate grade for lecture and lab.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered. (PSLOs Alpha, 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, and/or assignments.
2. Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system. (PSLOs alpha, 1, 2, 3) Measured by pre-post test questions, embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments
3. Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.
4. Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.
5. Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.(PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.
6. Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology. (PSLO 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded test questions, and in the laboratory portion of the course.
|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.|
|Additional Information||All exam grades will be posted to the course website as soon as I get them graded -- usually withing 24 hours. Completed exams will be gone over during the next class following the exam.|
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Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
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