Bio 160 syllabus spring 13


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Bio 160 syllabus spring 13

  1. 1. BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Course: Physiology (CRN# 16084) SYLLABUS Instructor: Dr. Matt PearcyYour Course Learning Plan Time January 14th through May 6th (Spring 2013) Frame: A. Instructor Contact and Communications Phone: 928-649-5486 E-mail address: Skype address: mattpearcy Office Location: VC.M-208 Office Hours: Office hours will be held on Mondays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Other meeting times will be scheduled as needed. Classroom location: Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm in VC.L-106 B. General Course Information Credit hours: 4.0 Course description: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology. Principles of scientific method. Structural organization, homeostasis and control mechanisms of the body. Specific chemistry concepts. Structure and function of the major systems of the body.Prerequisite/Co-requisite: (YC Reading Proficiency Met Y or ACT Reading 17 or ASSET Reading 38 or Accuplacer Reading 061 or Compass Reading 70 or SAT Critical Reading 400 or Credit level ENG 083 Minimum Grade of C) Course purpose: The purpose of the course is to learn the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology. Textbooks, software, Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 10th edition, by Elaine supplies, equipment and N. Marieb and Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology by tools: Elaine N. Marieb. C. Course Content and Outcomes Course content: 1. Scientific method and physiological measurements 2. Structural organization of the body 3. Homeostasis and homeostatic control mechanisms
  2. 2. 4. Specific chemistry concepts of the body 5. Integumentary system 6. Skeletal system and joints 7. Muscular system 8. Nervous system 9. Endocrine system 10. Cardiovascular system 11. Lymphatics and immune system 12. Respiratory system 13. Digestive system 14. Urinary system 15. Reproductive system 1. Use the scientific method to evaluate basic principles of human Learning outcomes: physiology. (1) (PBS 1) 2. Identify the unifying themes of human anatomy and physiology. (2) (PBS 2) 3. Interpret numerical and graphical presentations of physiological data. (1, 12) (PBS 3) 4. Explain the role of specific tools and equipment utilized in clinical evaluation of human physiology. (1) (PBS 4) 5. Record or evaluate investigative results. (1) (PBS 5) 6. Describe the structural organization of the body. (2) 7. Describe homeostasis and homeostatic control mechanisms. (3) 8. Describe the specific chemistry concepts of the body. (4) 9. Describe the structure and function of the integumentary system and body membranes, skeletal system and joints, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and the reproductive system. (5-15) Assessments: Assessments for the class will include four in class, closed book, exams covering the lecture and lab material. There will be 10 quizzes covering the lecture and lab material. Students will complete 17 lab activities.Grading (credit) criteria: Exams: 4 in class exams at 115 pts apiece ……………….………….460 pts. Quizzes: 10 quizzes at 20 pts. apiece .………………………………...200 pts. Labs: 17 at 20 pts. apiece………………………………………….340 pts. Total 1000 pts. Letter Grades: A = 900 – 1000 pts. B = 800 – 899 pts. C = 700 – 799 pts. D = 600 – 699 pts. F ≤ 698 pts. Labs: Labs will be graded based on the quality and completeness of the lab activities.
  3. 3. Quizzes: The quizzes will cover the material covered in both the lecture and lab portion of the class. Exams: There will be four exams worth 115 points throughout the semester. Absences: To receive full credit labs must be turned in on time. Students may turn in labs up to one week past the due date; however, you will receive half credit for the lab. Exams can be made up with instructor permission only. If the student misses an exam the excuse must be accompanied by documentation. (ie, Doctor’s excuse) No individual extra credit work will be assigned. Student Resources (as applicable) Library services: Library services are available at the Prescott Campus and the Verde Valley Campus libraries. Both libraries are members of a countywide library network, which provides access to a wide-range of information and resources at libraries throughout Yavapai County. Possession of a College library card entitles students to access materials housed at member libraries. Instructors may place required course materials on reserve in the library or make assignments that require the use of library resources. Learning Centers: A Learning Center is available on the Prescott and Verde Valley Campuses. These centers provide a variety of learning support for students including tutoring, adaptive computer and equipment for students with disabilities, and a networked general computer lab. Tutoring: Call for details: Prescott 776-2085 or Verde Valley 634-6562Online resources and Online writing tutoring for any academic subject is available at services: Instructor Procedures and Institution Policies Attendance: Students are expected to attend and participate in all class meetings, laboratories, and field trips. A student who expects to be absent due to another school-sponsored activity or compelling personal reason must make prior arrangements with the instructor. All course work must be made up as directed by the instructor. A student who does not adhere to instructor and College attendance requirements may be dropped from the course as defined in the Yavapai College General Catalog. Course withdrawal: After the drop/add period closes, students may withdraw until the deadline for student-initiated withdrawals. Withdrawals result in a "W" on the permanent transcript. For semester-length classes 14 weeks in length or longer, the withdrawal deadline is March 10th.
  4. 4. A "Y" is noted on the permanent transcript for an administrative withdrawal. More information can be obtained from the Admissions & Registration Office.. Academic integrity: Honesty in academic work is a central element of the learning environment. The presentation of another individual’s work as one’s own or the act of seeking unfair academic advantage through cheating, plagiarism or other dishonest means are violations of the College’s “Student Code of Conduct.” Definitions of plagiarism, cheating, and violation of copyright and penalties for violation are available in the Yavapai College General Catalog. All cell phones must be stowed before beginning an assessment. The presence of a cell phone on a student’s desk during an assessment will be construed as cheating and the student will receive an F for the class. Any incident of cheating or plagiarism on any assignment in the class will result in the student receiving an F as their letter grade for the class. Student code of conduct: Respect for the rights of others and for the College and its property are fundamental expectations for every student. The “Student Code of Conduct” outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct.Disability support services: Yavapai College is committed to providing educational support services to students with documented disabilities. Academic support services or accommodations for mobility impaired students must be arranged through the ADA Coordinator (Prescott Campus: 928.776.2079 or Verde Valley Campus: (928.634.6563). Cell phone and pager: Yavapai College is committed to providing a quality learning environment. All cell phones and pagers must be placed in a non- audible mode while in classrooms, computer labs, the library, the learning center, and testing areas. Cell phones and pagers must be used outside these facilities. No cell phones are allowed in the student’s possession during any assessment. All cell phones and other electronic devices must be stored in a place not immediately accessible to the student during assessments. Preventing Harassment: Students are expected to respond and write in a professional and appropriate manner when activities are assigned to create scenarios, discuss opinions, present on a selected subject, or post to a web board. Inappropriate language or objectionable material will not be tolerated and could result in a failing grade for the class. Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintain an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender variance and nationalities. All
  5. 5. correspondence between instructor and students and between individualstudents must be of a professional nature. Any inappropriate language(profanity) or correspondence of a threatening or harassing nature willresult in the student being immediately dropped from the class.
  6. 6. BIO 160 Spring 2013 Tentative Class Schedule The general course content for each class is listed below. The topics covered will include, but are not limitedto, the content listed below. The learning outcomes are addressed in the material covered every week. I reserve the right to change the contents listed below. If the content is changed I will issue a new syllabus and syllabus agreement form to insure that all students are aware of the changes. Week Date Topic 1 Chapter 1 Course Content: Homeostasis and homeostatic control mechanisms 2 Quiz #1 is January 22nd Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 Course Content: Specific chemistry concepts of the body, Structural organization of the body 3 Quiz #2 is January 29th Chapter 3 continued Course Content: Structural organization of the body 4 Exam #1 is February 5th Chapter 4 Course Content: Integumentary system 5 Quiz #3 is February 12th Chapter 5 Course Content: Skeletal system and joints 6 Quiz #4 is February 19th Chapter 6 Course Content: Muscular system 7 Quiz #5 is February 26th Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 Course Content: Nervous system and Special Senses 8 Exam #2 is March 5th Chapters 9 and 10 Course Content: Endocrine system and cardiovascular system 9 SPRING BREAK! 10 Quiz #6 is March 19th Chapter 11 Course Content: Cardiovascular system 11 Quiz #7 is March 26th Chapter 12 Course Content: Lymphatics and immune system 12 Exam #3 is April 2nd Chapter 13 Course Content: Respiratory system
  7. 7. 13 Quiz #8 is April 9th Chapter 14 Course Content: Learning Outcome: Digestive system14 Quiz #9 is April 16th Chapter 15 Course Content: Urinary system15 Quiz #10 is April 23rd Chapter 16 Course Content: Reproductive system16 Exam #4 is April 30th
  8. 8. BIO 160 General Lab Schedule for Spring 2013Week Date Topic Covered The Language of Anatomy (pg. 1) 1 January 15th Organ Systems Overview (pg. 9) 2 January 22nd The Cell- Anatomy and Division (pg. 19) Cell Membrane Transport Mechanisms (pg. 29) 3 January 29th The Skin (Integumenary System) (pg. 55) 4 February 5th Overview of the Skeleton (pg. 67) 5 February 12th Microspopic Anatomy and Organization of Skeletal Muscle (pg. 121) 6 February 19th Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System (pg. 131) Neuron Anatomy and Physiology (pg. 151) 7 February 26th The Special Senses (pg. 199) Functional Anatomy of Endocrine Glands (pg. 227) 8 March 5th 9 Spring Break!! Blood (pg. 235) 10 March 19th Anatomy of the Heart (pg. 247) 11 March 26th Human Cardiovascular Physiology (pg. 281) 12 April 2nd Respiratory System Physiology (pg. 303) 13 April 9th Functional Anatomy of the Digestive System (pg. 313) 14 April 16th Functional Anatomy of the Urinary System (pg. 333) 15 April 23rd No Lab 16 April 30th