Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2301- Section: 4E
Anatomy and Physiology I
|Instructor||Dr. Nancy Longlet|
|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.|
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.
* 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|
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.
Date Topics to be covered
1/23 Ch.1 Overview, Language of A&P, Core Principles
1/28 Ch.2 Atoms Ions & Molecules, Chemical Bonds, Energy & Chemical Reactions
1/30 Rates of chemical reactions, Water, Acids Bases pH, Organic compounds, Carbohydrates, lipids
2/4 Proteins, Nucleotides, DNA, RNA. Ch. 3 Cell membrane
2/6 Cell Membrane Transport, Protein Synthesis
2/11 Cell Cycle, Cellular Organelles
2/13 Exam 1 Chapters 1, 2, 3
2/18 Ch. 4 Histology, Epithelial Tissue, Connective Tissue
2/20 Connective Tissue, Muscle Tissue, Nerve Tissue, Membranes & Coverings, Growth & Repair
2/25 No Class. ECH students work at home
2/28 Ch 5. Integumentary functions, Epidermis, Dermis, Accessory Structures, Pathology of Skin
3/4 Ch. 6 Skeletal system, Bone structure & growth, Bone Remodeling, fractures Ch7 Bone landmarks
3/6 Exam 2 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7
3/11-3/15 Spring Break
3/18 Ch.8 Joint classifications, Synovial joint movement, Arthritis
3/20 Ch.9 Overview of Skel. Musc., Ch.10 Muscle types & properties, Structure of muscle cell, sarcomere
3/25 Membrane potentials, gated membrane channels, changes in Mem. Potential, contraction & relaxation,
3/28 Energy Sources, Muscle fiber types, Motor units, recruitment, fatigue, performance, oxygen debt
4/1 Exam 3 Chapters 8, 9, 10
4/3 Ch. 11 Overview of nervous system, Nerve tissue, neurons, neuroglial tissue
4/8 Electrophysiology, Ion channels, membrane potential, local & action potential, propagation of AP
4/10 Propagation of AP, Neural synapses, neurotransmitters, Ch.12 Overview of CNS
4/15 The Brain; Cerebrum, Diencephalon, Cerebellum, Brainstem, Protection of CNS
4/17 Spinal Cord, Sensation, Movement, Homeostasis
4/22 No Class. ECH students work at home
4/24 CNS & homeostasis, Higher Mental Functions, Selected diseases of Nervous system
4/29 Exam 4 Chapters 11, 12
5/1 Ch 13. Peripheral Nervous System, Cranial nerves, Spinal nerves, Sensation & PNS
5/6 Sensation & PNS; Receptor Classification, Receptive fields, Reflex arc, Reflexes
5/8 Ch. 14 ANS; Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous systems, Ch.15 Special Senses, smell
5/13 Taste, Anatomy of the Eye, Physiology of Vision, Anatomy of the Ear
5/15 FINAL EXAM 2-3:15pm Chapters 13, 14, 15
Homework Assignments on the Mastering A&P Website
Due Assignment number and name
2/13 Intro Introduction to Mastering A&P
2/13 Ch 1-1 Overview of A&P, Language of A&P
2/13 Ch 1-2 Core Principles of A&P
2/13 Ch 2-1 Atoms, Molecules, Mixtures, & chemical bonds
2/13 Ch 2-2 Chemical Reactions, water, acids & bases
2/13 Ch 2-3 Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, & Nucleic Acids
2/13 Ch 3-1 Cells, Plasma membrane, transport across membrane
2/13 Ch 3-2 Cellular organelles, cytoskeleton, nucleus
2/13 Ch 3-3 Protein synthesis, cell cycle
3/6 Ch 4-1 Intro to tissues, epithelial & connective tissues
3/6 Ch 4-2 Muscle, nerve tissue and tissue repair
3/6 Ch 5-1 Epidermis, dermis, accessory structures, pathology
3/6 Ch 6-1 Bone Intro, bone structure, formation, growth, repair, & remodeling
3/6 Ch 7-1 Skeletal system Overview and bone markings
4/1 Ch 8-1 Joint Classification, fibrous, synovial, & cartilaginous joints
4/1 Ch 9-1 Overview of Skeletal muscle
4/1 Ch 10-1 Structure of skeletal muscle, excitability, contraction & relaxation
4/1 Ch 10-2 Skeletal muscle energy, tension, performance
4/29 Ch 11-1 Nervous system overview, nerve tissue
4/29 Ch 11-2 Electrophysiology, Neural Synapses, Neurotransmitters
4/29 Ch 12-1 CNS Overview, Brain
4/29 Ch 12-2 Brain Protection, Spinal Cord, CNS in sensation & movement
4/29 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
Date Exam Chapters
2/13 1 Chs 1, 2, 3
3/6 2 Chs 4, 5, 6, 7
4/1 3 Chs 8, 9, 10,
4/29 4 Chs 11, 12
5/15 Final Ex Chs 13, 14, 15
|Final Exam Date||May 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
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.
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.
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.
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.****
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.
*****I DO NOT DROP ANY EXAM GRADES!!!*****
|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.|
|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.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|