Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2301- Section: 71
Anatomy and Physiology I
|Instructor||Dr. Nancy Longlet|
|COVID 19 Information||The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.|
|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|
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
A textbook and an access code are required for this course. The textbook is "Human Anatomy & Physiology", 2nd ed by Erin Amerman. The access code is "Modified Mastering A&P" that accompanies this book.
The ISBN number for the textbook only is 978-0134-754239
The ISBN number for the Modified Mastering A&P access code is 978-0134-78807-4
The Access code can also be purchased directly from Pearson on the Mastering A&P site (Cheapest place). If purchased online, there will be 2 options (approximate prices) a $70 version and a $120 version. The ONLY difference between these is the $120 version includes an electronic textbook (etext) while the $70 version does not. This MAP access code is ABSOLUTELY required and you will also be able to use it for the lab, and for A&P2 lecture and lab (4 courses). Instructions for purchase are posted in the Course Information folder on the course website.
The textbook and access code are available at the LSCPA bookstore as a packaged bundle with the ISBN number 978-0135-19376-1. The access code in this bundle contains access to the etext.
1/19-1/22 Orientation, Ch.1 Overview of A&P, Core principles; Ch.2 Basic Chemistry
1/25-1/29 Ch.2 Energy, Chem. Reactions, Water, Acids, Bases, pH, Organic Molecules
2/1-2/5 Ch. 3 Cell Membrane, Membrane Transport, Organelles, cytoskeleton, nucleus
2/8-2/12 Ch.4 Genetic Code, Protein Synthesis, Cell cycle
2/13-2/16 (Sat Tues) Exam 1 Chapters 1, 2, 3
2/16 MAP and DSM assignments due
2/15-2/19 Ch.4Histology, membranes; Ch.5 Integumentary System
2/22-2/26 Ch.6 Bone structure & growth, remodeling, healing, osteoporosis; Ch.7 Landmark terms
2/27-3/2 (Sat - Tues) Exam 2 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7
3/2 MAP and DSM assignments due
3/1-3/5 Ch.8 Classification and function of joints; Ch.9 Skeletal muscle overview
3/8-3/12 Ch.10 Muscle structure, sarcomere, muscle contraction/relaxation, energy sources
3/15-3/19 Spring Break
3/22-3/26 Ch.10 Motor Units, recruitment, fiber types, motor units, recruitment, fatigue, oxygen debt
3/27-3/30 (Sat Tues) Exam 3 Chapters 8, 9, 10
3/30 MAP and DSM assignments due
3/29-4/2 Ch.11 NS overview, nerve tissue, electrophysiology, membrane potential, Action Potentials
4/5-4/9 Ch.11 AP propagation, synapses, neurotransmitters; Ch.12 CNS, cerebrum,
4/12-4/16 Ch.12 Brainstem, CNS protection, Spinal cord, sensation, movement, homeostasis
4/17-4/20 (Sat Tues) Exam 4 Chapters 11, 12
4/20 MAP and DSM assignments due
4/19-4/23 Ch.13 Peripheral NS, cranial & spinal nerves, receptors, receptive fields, reflexes
4/26-4/30 Ch.14 Sympathetic & Parasympathetic NS; Ch.15 smell, taste, eye anatomy
5/3-5/5 Ch. 15 Outer, middle, and inner ear, Physiology of sound
5/6-5/9 (THURS - SUN) FINAL EXAM Chapters 13, 14, 15
5/9 MAP and DSM assignments due
Exam Exam Availability Dates
1 Saturday, 2/13 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 2/16 at 11:59pm MAP and DSM assignments Due
2 Saturday, 3/6 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 3/9 at 11:59pm MAP and DSM assignments Due
3 Saturday, 4/3 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 4/6 at 11:59pm MAP and DSM assignments Due
4 Saturday, 4/24 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 4/27 at 11:59pm MAP and DSM assignments Due
Final THURSDAY, 5/6 at 12:30am to SUNDAY, 5/9 at 11:59pm MAP and DSM assignments Due
It is strongly/highly recommended that you place these dates in your phone calendar with alarm reminders. I forgot about an exam will receive a grade of 0 on that exam.
|Final Exam Date||May 6, 2021 - 12:5 AM Through May 9, 2021 - 11:59 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Your grade for this class will the average of your 5 exam grades and your average of the online MAP and DSM assignments. Each exam will count for approximately 16.667% of the course average and the homework average will also count for 16.667%.
All exams in this course will be given online. Installation of Respondus Lockdown Browser is required on any computer to be used to take an exam/quiz. MOST VERSIONS OF CHROMEBOOKS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH RLB AND THUS CANNOT BE USED TO TAKE EXAMS. Inability to access a computer does not excuse you from the requirements and/or deadlines of the course. Exams not completed by the end of the availability dates will receive a grade of 0. There are no re-takes on any exams and no grades are dropped when calculating course average.
MAP assignments not completed by the due date will have a late penalty assessed. DSM assignments not completed by the due date will receive a grade of 0.
Please read the Online Orientation document posted on the course website for a full list of course policies.
It is imperative that you check your email EVERY DAY. This is an online class and email is the only way I have to contact you.
If you wish to email me about a grade, you must email me from the "send email" link within the course website.
This is an online class and it is the responsibility of each student to have a RELIABLE computer AND Internet access for the duration of the course. Computer labs at LSCPA are available for use. Please note that some course material may not be accessible using a cell phone and/or tablet device.
In this online class there are no scheduled class "meeting times" and it is your responsibility to manage your schedule to include completion of course requirements. All lectures have been recorded and the links to these videos are posted on the course website. You may email me at any time with questions.
If you wish to have a virtual office visit, please email me a time and I will email you a zoom link.
|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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The schedule for assignments and exams is posted on the course website and it is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the schedule. Special reminders will not be sent out.
It is essential that you check your LSCPA email everyday.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|