BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Course: (CRN #34787) SYLLABUS Instructor: Dr. Matt PearcyYour Course Learning Plan Time August 20th through December 10th (Fall 2012) Frame: A. Instructor Contact and Communications Phone: 928-649-5486 E-mail address: Matt.Pearcy@yc.edu Skype address: mattpearcy Office Location: VC.M 208 Office Hours: Office hours will be held Monday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Tuesday from 8:00am to 9:00am and on Wednesday from 8:00am to 10:00am. Classroom location: Monday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 4:45pm in VC.L-106 B. General Course Information Credit hours: 4.0 Course description: BIO 201 explores the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems.Prerequisite/Co-requisite: BIO 156 (Preferred), or BIO 100 or BIO 181. Three lecture; Three lab. Course purpose: To gain an understanding of the human body and how it functions. Textbooks, software, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (13th edition) by G. Tortora and supplies, equipment and B. Derrickson and Laboratory Manual for Anatomy and Physiology tools: (4th edition) by C. Allen and V. Harper C. Course Content and Outcomes Course content: 1. Anatomical terms and homeostasis 2. Cytological and histological anatomy and functions 3. Integumentary system 4. Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system 5. Axial and appendicular skeleton, joints 6. Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system
7. Gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles 8. Muscle contraction 9. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system 10. The central and peripheral nervous systems 11. The automatic nervous system 12. The sensesLearning outcomes: 1. Identify the parts of a typical cell and describe their function and structure. 2. Identify and describe the four basic tissue types, their anatomy and functions. 3. Describe the anatomy and functions of the integumentary system. 4. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system. 5. Identify and describe the anatomy of joints, axial and appendicular skeletal systems. 6. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. 7. Identify and describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles. 8. Describe the biological processes involved in muscle contraction. 9. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. 10. Describe and identify brain and spinal cord anatomy and reflexes. 11. Describe the biological processes involved in the nerve impulse. 12. Describe and identify the anatomy and physiology autonomic nervous system. 13. Describe and identify the anatomy and physiology of the senses. 14. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the systems of the human body. 15. Identify the broad themes that unify studying the systems of the body. 16. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of physiological data and anatomical structures. 17. Use the tools and equipment necessary for scientific analysis and research on physiological data and anatomical structures. 18. Record the results of investigation through writing. Assessments: The assessments for the class will include seven closed book exams as well as a closed book comprehensive final exam. The final exam will cover the material from the entire semester. There will be seven closed book quizzes. Also, lab assignments will be completed weekly.
Grading (credit) criteria: Exams: 7 exams at 60 pts. apiece……………………………………..420 pts. 1 comprehensive final exam………………………………….200 pts. Quizzes 7 quizzes at 20 points apiece…………………………………140 pts. Labs 21 at 15 pts. apiece………………………………...………...315 pts. 1, 075 pts. The grades from the six highest regular exams will be used to calculate the final grades. So the letter grades will be assigned using the points below. Disregarding the lowest exam brings the point total to 1,015 points for the class. A = 913 – 1015 pts. B = 812 – 912 pts. C = 710 – 811 pts. D = 609 – 709 pts. F ≤ 608 pts. Labs: Labs will be graded based on the quality and completeness of the lab. Exams: The exams will be closed book. Quizzes: The quizzes will cover the material covered in both the lecture and lab portion of the class. Absences: There are no make-ups allowed for labs or quizzes. 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 extra credit work is allowed. 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 634-6562
Online resources and Online writing tutoring for any academic subject is available at services: www2.yc.edu/content/learningcenters 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 November 1 in the Fall semester, April 1 in the Spring semester. For classes of 4 days to 14 weeks in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. For classes of 1-3 days in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. 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 instance of academic dishonesty/cheating will result in the student receiving an F in 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.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 correspondence between instructor and students and between individual students must be of a professional nature. Any inappropriate language (profanity) or correspondence of a threatening or harassing nature will result in the student being immediately dropped from the class.
BIO 201 Fall 2012 Tentative Class ScheduleThe general course content and learning outcomes addressed for each class is listed below. The topics coveredwill include, but are not limited to, the content listed below. I reserved the right to change the contents listedbelow. If the content is changed I will issue a new syllabus and syllabus agreement form to insure that allstudents are aware of the changes. The following learning outcomes will be addressed every week: usescientific reasoning to evaluate the systems of the body, identify the broad themes that unify studying thesystems of the body, interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of physiological data andanatomical structures, Use the tools and equipment necessary for scientific analysis and research onphysiological data and anatomical structures and record the results of investigation through writing. Week Due Dates Topic 1 Chapters 1 Course Content: Anatomical terms and homeostasis. Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 2 Quiz #1 is August 29th Chapter 3 Course Content: Cytological and histological anatomy and functions. Learning Outcomes: 3, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 3 Exam #1 is September 5th Chapter 4 Course Content: Cytological and histological anatomy and functions. Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 15, 17, 18 4 Quiz #2 is September 12th Chapter 5 Course Content: Integumentary system. Learning Outcomes: 3, 14, 15, 17, 18 5 Exam #2 is September 19th Chapter 6 Course Content: Anatomy and Physiology of the skeletal system. Learning Outcomes: 4, 14, 15, 17, 18 6 Quiz #3 is due September Chapter 7 26th Course Content: Axial and appendicular skeleton, joints. Learning Outcomes: 5, 14, 15, 17, 18 7 Exam #3 is October 3rd Chapters 8 and 9 Course Content: Axial and appendicular skeleton, joints. Learning Outcomes: 5, 14, 15, 17, 18 8 Quiz #4 is October 10th Chapter 10
Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. Gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles. Muscle contraction. Learning Outcomes: 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, 189 Exam #4 is October 17th Chapter 11 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. Gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles. Learning Outcomes: 7, 14, 15, 17, 1810 Quiz #5 is October 24th Chapter 12 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 14, 15, 17, 1811 Exam #5 is October 31st Chapter 13 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 14, 15, 17, 1812 Quiz #6 is November 7th Chapter 14 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The central and peripheral nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 1813 Exam #6 is November 14th Chapter 15 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The automatic nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 1814 Chapter 16 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The central and peripheral nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 1815 Quiz #7 is November 28th Chapter 17 Course Content: The senses. Learning Outcomes: 13, 14, 15, 17, 1816 Exam #7 is December 5th17 Final Exam is December 10th
BIO 201 Tentative Lab Schedule for Fall 2012Week Due Dates Topic Covered 1 Anatomical Language (pg. 1) 2 Organ Systems and Body Cavities (pg. 13) Compound Light Microscope (pg. 23) 3 Cell Structure and Cell Cycle (pg. 31) Transport Across the Plasma Membrane (pg. 41) 4 Tissues (pg. 51) and Handout 5 Integumentary System Structure and Function (pg. 83) 6 Bone Structure and Function (pg. 95) 7 Axial Skeleton (pg. 105) 8 Appendicular Skeleton (pg. 137) 9 Joints and Synovial Joint Movements (pg. 159) 10 Skeletal Muscle Structure (pg. 173) Contraction of Skeletal Muscle (pg. 185) 11 Muscle Handout 12 Nervous Tissue (pg. 253) 13 Spinal Cord Structure and Function (pg. 267) 14 Spinal Nerves (pg. 277) Brain Structure and Function (pg. 297) 15 Cranial Nerves (pg.321) General Senses (pg. 343) 16 Special Senses (pg. 357