Spring 2019 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:MW 8-10, TR 10-11, 12:15-1:45, F 9-10 (Email 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
Date(s)            Topics
1/22        Introduction, Overview of A&P, Language of A&P, Core Principles of A&P
1/24        Atoms, Ions, Molecules, Chemical Bonds
1/29     Energy & Chemical Reactions, Water & Mixtures, Acids, Bases, pH
1/31        Organic Compounds, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids
2/5        Structure of Plasma Membrane, Membrane Transport, Organelles
2/7         Organelles, Cytoskeleton, Nucleus, Protein Synthesis, Genetic Code
2/12        Protein Synthesis, Cell Cycle
2/14        Exam 1 Chapters 1, 2, 3
2/19        Histology, Epithelial Tissue, Connective Tissue
2/21        Connective Tissue, Muscle Tissue, Nerve Tissue, Membranes & Coverings
2/26        Integumentary functions, Epidermis, Dermis, Accessory Structures, Pathology
2/28     Skeletal Classifications, Bone structure & growth, remodeling, fractures, landmarks
3/5        Exam 2     Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7
3/7        Joint classifications, synovial joints, joint movements, joint dysfunction
3/11-3/15    Spring Break
3/19     Skeletal muscle structure, sarcomere, muscle excitation, contraction, & relaxation
3/21     Muscle contraction and relaxation, energy sources, fiber types, motor units
3/26        Muscle recruitment and fatigue, muscle training, oxygen debt
3/28        Exam 3 Chapters 8, 9, 10
4/2        Overview of nervous system, nerve tissue, neurons, neuroglial tissue
4/4        Electrophysiology, membrane potential, action potential, propagation of AP
4/9        Propagation of AP, neural synapses, neurotransmitters, Overview of CNS
4/11        Cerebrum, Diencephalon, Cerebellum, Brainstem, Protection of CNS
4/16        Spinal Cord anatomy, process of sensation, Voluntary movement, homeostasis
4/18        CNS and homeostasis, cognition, memory
4/23        Exam 4 Chapters 11, 12
4/25        PNS, Cranial nerves, spinal nerves, classification of receptors, receptive field        
4/30     Receptive fields Reflexes, Motor Neuron Disorders Sympathetic NS,
5/2     Parasympathetic Nervous system, Somesthetic senses, Smell, Taste, eye anatomy
5/7     Eye, Ear, Review Session

5/14        2:30 ? 4:30    FINAL EXAM Chapters 13, 14, 15

Homework Assignments on the Pearson Mastering A&P website
Due Assignment number and name
2/14        Intro    Introduction to Mastering A&P
2/14        Ch 1-1    Overview of A&P, Language of A&P
2/14        Ch 1-2    Core Principles of A&P
2/14        Ch 2-1    Atoms, Molecules, Mixtures, & chemical bonds
2/14        Ch 2-2    Chemical Reactions, water, acids & bases
2/14        Ch 2-3    Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, & Nucleic Acids
2/14        Ch 3-1    Cells, Plasma membrane, transport across membrane
2/14        Ch 3-2    Cellular organelles, cytoskeleton, nucleus
2/14        Ch 3-3    Protein synthesis, cell cycle
3/5        Ch 4-1    Intro to tissues, epithelial & connective tissues
3/5        Ch 4-2    Muscle, nerve tissue and tissue repair
3/5        Ch 5-1    Epidermis, dermis, accessory structures, pathology
3/5        Ch 6-1    Bone Intro, bone structure, formation, growth, repair, & remodeling
3/5        Ch 7-1    Skeletal system Overview and bone markings
3/28        Ch 8-1    Joint Classification, fibrous, synovial, & cartilaginous joints
3/28        Ch 9-1     Overview of Skeletal muscle
3/28        Ch 10-1    Structure of skeletal muscle, excitability, contraction & relaxation
3/28        Ch 10-2    Skeletal muscle energy, tension, performance
4/23        Ch 11-1    Nervous system overview, nerve tissue
4/23        Ch 11-2    Electrophysiology, Neural Synapses, Neurotransmitters
4/23        Ch 12-1    CNS Overview, Brain
4/23        Ch 12-2    Brain Protection, Spinal Cord, CNS in sensation & movement
4/23        Ch 12-3    CNS in Homeostasis, Higher Brain Functions
5/14        Ch 13-1    PNS Overview, Cranial Nerves, Spinal Nerves
5/14        Ch 13-2    PNS, Sensation, movement, reflexes
5/14        Ch 14-1    Overview of ANS, sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous systems
5/14        Ch 15-1    General Senses, Smell, Taste
5/14        Ch 15-2    The Eye, The Ear, Vestibular Sensation

Major Assignments
Date     Exam     Chapters
2/14        1        Chs 1, 2, 3
3/5        2        Chs 4, 5, 6, 7
3/28        3        Chs 8, 9, 10,
4/23        4        Chs 11, 12
5/14 Final        Chs 13, 14, 15

Final Exam Date May 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
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.
Exams will consist of multiple choice, multiple answer and short answer questions. Short answer questions will require you to write definitions, explain a concept, list items, label, etc. Approximately 20% - 30% of the test will be short answer. MY EXAMS ARE VERY THOROUGH!! YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE THE REVIEW QUESTIONS AS A GUIDE FOR WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR THE EXAMS.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Academic Dishonesty, Cheating and Disruptive Behavior
The following cannot be stressed enough: Academic dishonesty / Cheating in ANY form will NOT be tolerated! Suspicious behavior during a test and/or evidence of cheating may result in either a grade of ?0? on that exam or taking an exam in my office that is 100% essay.
NO electronic devises of any type will be permitted while taking exams. I will provide calculators if needed.

Disruptive behavior of any sort, can result in an instructor-initiated drop. This document serves as your ?first warning? as to the result of disruptive behavior. You may or may not receive a 2nd warning before actions are taken. Disruptive behavior includes things such as cell phone usage, passing notes, talking, showing disrespect, excessive noise production or any other behavior which is considered disruptive by the instructor. In addition, getting up and leaving class during a lecture is very disruptive. Unless you have notified me in advance that you will need to leave a lecture early, or in the case of an emergency, you are expected to remain seated until you are dismissed.
Use of a laptop or tablet to take notes during lecture is permitted as long as the process doesn?t produce any sound ? (i.e. noisy keyboard). Using your laptop or tablet to access the internet during lecture is not allowed and will result in loss of your privilege of using your device for note taking.

Cell Phones
As a policy, cell phones MUST remain in your backpack, purse or pocket during class with purses & backpacks on the floor. If you are recording a lecture, your cell phone should be FACE DOWN ON THE CORNER OF YOUR DESK. OTHER THAN TO RECORD LECTURES, CELL PHONE USE DURING CLASS IS NOT ALLOWED AND IS CONSIDERED DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR. Despite what you may think, I CAN see who is using a cell phone during lecture.
*****Violations of my cell phone policy will result in a LOSS OF BONUS POINTS FROM THE NEXT EXAM.****
Attendance Policy The classrooms we will be using are somewhat small and entering lecture late is a disruption to the entire class. Thus, if you are routinely and/or excessively tardy, you will be dropped from the course. Changes in lecture schedule, changes in exam dates, etc will be announced at the beginning of the lecture. Don't be late! If you arrive late to an exam, you will not be given extra time to complete the exam. If you arrive after a student has already turned in the exam, you will not be allowed to take the exam.

THERE ARE NO MAKE UP EXAMS OR ?RE-TAKES?! The dates for ALL EXAMS are clearly posted on the Lecture Schedule and you are expected to be in class on those days. If you miss an exam FOR ANY REASON YOU MUST EMAIL me IMMEDIATELY -- and then CHECK YOUR email for a response from me containing instructions. If you do miss an exam, DO NOT wait until the next class period to email or talk to me! If you do not complete an exam before the next class period, you will NOT be allowed to take the exam. If you do not take an exam, you will receive either a grade of ?0? for that exam or your lowest exam grade will be counted twice. Based on your excuse and your effort to contact me, I will decide which option will apply. If you are missing an exam because of a medical emergency, bring me a copy of the discharge papers from the Emergency Room/Hospital.
If you have a previously scheduled appointment, event, etc that conflicts with an exam, you MUST CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT LEAST ONE WEEK in advance to make arrangements to take the exam EARLY. Exams will NOT be re-scheduled due to poor preparation or work for other classes.
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
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
Other Cell phones may ONLY be used to record lectures. If you are recording a lecture, place your phone face down on the corner of your desk. Other than this, cell phones are to remain on silent and in your backpack, pocket, or purse. Backpacks and purses should be on the floor. Cell phone use or any other disruptive behavior during class will result in a loss of bonus points on the subsequent exam.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.