House Bill 2504 Fall 2013 Course Syllabus BIOL-2401-74 - Anatomy and Physiology I
Fall 2013 Course Syllabus
BIOL-2401-74 - Anatomy and Physiology I
|Instructor||Longlet, Nancy Joann|
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|Course Description||Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic skills and competency in reading, writing, and math.|
There are 3 items that are REQUIRED for this course: Lecture textbook, Lab workbook, and access code for the lab. Specifically, these items are listed below:
Lecture Textbook: Anatomy & Physiology 6th ed. by Kenneth S. Saladin. McGraw Hill Higher Ed. The ISBN number for the textbook ONLY is 978-007-337-825-9. The LSCPA bookstore has a special bundle which includes all 3 books/items you will need for this course; The textbook by Saladin, Workbook to accompany A&P Revealed v3.0, and the access code for A&P Revealed v3.0.
Lab workbook and Access code: Workbook to accompany A&P Revealed v3.0 by Broyles, McGraw Hill Higher Ed publishing. You will also need the access code to access the A&P Revealed v3.0 website. The ISBN number for the workbook and access code is 007-790-591-1. The ISBN number for the workbook only is 978-007-340367-0. The Access code can be purchased directly from the McGraw Hill website at www.mhhe.com. Students in the ONLINE LAB will NOT need the book “A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy”.
|Attendance Policy||This is an online LAB, so you have the freedom to work on the material when it fits your schedule; however, you should plan on spending AT LEAST if not more time that you would in a face to face lab section. i.e. 2 hours "in lab" (completeing the lab assignments) + time to study and learn the material - probably another 2 hours. There is a lot of responsibility that goes with that freedom. You are responsible for making sure that you have mastered all of the scheduled material in time to take the scheduled exam and/or quiz over that material. For each exam and quiz, there is a window of availability which last for a few days. You can take the exam at anytime during this window. Thus, there is NO excuse for missing an exam or quiz. If you fail to complete an exam or quiz, you will be allowed to take it but a significant time penalty will be imposed. Please refer to the Course Policies statement posted on the course website for specific details.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Lab Average = (Lab Ex1 + Lab Ex2 + Lab Ex3 + Lab Ex4)4
I DO NOT DROP ANY GRADES WHEN CALCULATING AVERAGES!!!
Course Grade = (Lecture Average*0.75)+(Lab Average*0.25)
|Final Exam Date||November 30, 2013 - 12:05 AM|
Lab Exam Availability Times
Exam Number Availability Begins Availability Ends
1 Mon, 9/16 @ 12:05am Thur., 9/19 @ 11:55pm
2 Mon., 10/14 @ 12:05am Thur., 10/17 @ 11:55pm
3 Mon., 11/11 @ 12:05am Thur., 11/14 @ 11:55pm
4 SAT., 11/30 @ 12:05 am TUES., 12/3 @11:55pm
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
8/26 – 8/30 Online Orientation, Introduction, Body Orientation, Body Regions
9/2 – 9/6 The Cell, Organelles of the Cell, Tissues
9/9 – 9/13 Skin
9/16 – 9/19 Exam #1 Body Orientation & Regions, The Cell, Tissues, Skin
9/23 – 9/27 Axial Skeleton
9/30 – 10/4 Axial Skeleton, Appendicular Skeleton
10/7 – 10/11 Appendicular Skeleton
10/14 – 10/17 Exam #2 Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
10/21 – 10/25 Head & Upper Superficial Muscles of the Trunk
10/28 -11/1 Deep Muscles of the Trunk
11/4 – 11/8 Arm & Leg Muscles
11/11 – 11/14 Exam #3 Muscles
11/18 – 11/22 Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System
11/25 – 11/29 Endocrine System
11/30 – 12/3 Exam #4 Nervous Systems, Endocrine System
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
***PSLOs 3 & 4 will be measured in the lab portion of Bio 1406 & Bio 1407. Students do not receive a separate grade for lecture and lab.
|Course Student 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 the structure, function, and regulation of the endocrine system and the role it plays in maintaining homeostasis throughout the body. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of reading material including relevant terminology. (PSLO alpha) measured by pre-post test questions.
7. 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.
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Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
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Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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