Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2301- Section: 71
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)            Event
1/22-1/25         Orientation, Overview of A&P, Core principles, Basic Chemistry
1/28-2/1        Energy, Chem. Reactions, Water, Acids, Bases, pH, Organic Molecules
2/4-2/8        Cell Membrane, Membrane Transport, Organelles, cytoskeleton, nucleus
2/11-2/15     Genetic Code, Protein Synthesis, Cell cycle
2/16-2/19 (Sat Tues)    Exam 1    Chapters 1, 2, 3

2/18-2/22        Histology, Epithelia, connective tissue, muscle, nerve, membranes
2/25-3/1        Integumentary system, bone structure & growth, remodeling, healing
3/2-3/5 (Sat - Tues)    Exam 2 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7

3/4-3/8 Joints, skeletal muscle structure, sarcomere structure
3/11-3/15 Spring Break
3/18-3/22     Muscle excitation contraction coupling, relaxation, energy sources
3/25-3/29     Muscle fiber types, motor units, recruitment, fatigue, oxygen debt
3/30-4/2 (Sat Tues)     Exam 3 Chapters 8, 9, 10

4/1-4/5     NS overview, nerve tissue, electrophysiology, membrane potential, Action Potentials
4/8-4/12     AP propagation, synapses, neurotransmitters, CNS, cerebrum, diencephalon, cerebellum
4/15-4/19     Brainstem, CNS protection, Spinal cord anatomy, sensation, movement,
4/20-4/23 (Sat Tues)    Exam 4 Chapters 11, 12

4/22-4/26     Peripheral nervous system, cranial & spinal nerves, receptors, receptive fields, reflexes
4/29-5/3     Sympathetic & Parasympathetic nervous system, smell, taste, eye anatomy, photoreceptors
5/6-5/8     Outer, middle, and inner ear, Physiology of sound

5/9-5/11 (Thurs Sat)    FINAL EXAM Chapters 13, 14, 15

Homework Assignments on the Pearson Mastering A&P Website
Date Assignment number and name
2/19        Intro    Introduction to Mastering A&P
2/19        Ch 1-1    Overview of A&P, Language of A&P
2/19        Ch 1-2    Core Principles of A&P
2/19        Ch 2-1    Atoms, Molecules, Mixtures, & chemical bonds
2/19        Ch 2-2    Chemical Reactions, water, acids & bases
2/19        Ch 2-3    Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, & Nucleic Acids
2/19        Ch 3-1    Cells, Plasma membrane, transport across membrane
2/19        Ch 3-2    Cellular organelles, cytoskeleton, nucleus
2/19        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

4/2        Ch 8-1    Joint Classification, fibrous, synovial, & cartilaginous joints
4/2        Ch 9-1     Overview of Skeletal muscle
4/2        Ch 10-1    Structure of skeletal muscle, excitability, contraction & relaxation
4/2        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

5/11        Ch 13-1    PNS Overview, Cranial Nerves, Spinal Nerves
5/11        Ch 13-2    PNS, Sensation, movement, reflexes
5/11        Ch 14-1    Overview of ANS, sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous systems
5/11        Ch 15-1    General Senses, Smell, Taste
5/11        Ch 15-2    The Eye, The Ear, Vestibular Sensation

Major Assignments
Exam     Availability Begins        Availability Ends
1        Sat., 2/16 @ 12:05am        Tue., 2/19 @ 11:59pm
2        Sat., 3/2 @ 1205am        Tue., 3/5 @ 11:59pm
3        Sat., 3/30 @ 12:05am        Tue., 4/2 @ 11:59pm
4        Sat., 4/20 @ 12:05am        Tue., 4/23 @ 11:59pm
Final        Thur., 5/9 @ 12:05am     Sat., 5/11 @ 11:59pm

Final Exam Date May 9, 2019 - 12:05 AM   Through  May 11, 2019 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Your grade in this course will be calculated by the average of your 5 lecture exams and the average of all of the homework assignments.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies If you wish to email me about a grade, you must email me from your LSCPA email address. Since this is an online class, the only way I can contact you is through email. Thus, it is imperative that you check your email EVERY DAY.
Attendance Policy This is an online class. It is YOUR responsibility to have a RELIABLE computer AND Internet access for the duration of this course. Please note that while many of the course materials can be accessed using a cell phone and/or tablet device, there are many questions on the homework assignments that can only be accessed on a computer (desktop or laptop). In addition; EXAMS CAN ONLY BE TAKEN ON A LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER. If your computer breaks for any reason during the semester, IT DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM THE REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES OF THE COURSE. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure all assignments and exams are completed by their due date. Any assignments and/or exams not completed by the end of the availability date will receive a grade of "0" zero.
In this online class it is your responsibility to schedule your time so that you have adequate time to complete all assignments and master all material prior to the scheduled exams. There are no scheduled class "meeting times". If you have questions, you can come by during my office hours, or you can email me at anytime. You will need to schedule time to complete exams during their period of availability. You will be able to take an exam after the scheduled availability period, but there will be a time penalty imposed.
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.