BIOL-2010: Anatomy & Physiology I (Web-Assisted)

Instructor Information
Instructor Name

Ruth S. Williams, Ph.D.

Instructor Rank

Adjunct Faculty

Instructor Email rwilli12@southwest.tn.edu
Instructor Website

Not Available

Instructor Office

M Bldg.

Instructor Phone

333-5220

Department Fax

333-5768

Department Phone

333-5220

Course Information
Course Description

This is the first of a two-semester laboratory science course designed to meet Allied Health curriculum requirements. Students will study the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems. They will also be responsible for general knowledge related to molecules, chemistry, cells, and tissues.

Student Learning Objectives

The goals of this course are to prepare students for Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, and further clinical studies through the study of important structures and functions of various organ systems and their interrelationships. Students should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of these subjects on lecture exams.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to….

  1. Conduct an experiment, collect and analyze data, and interpret results in a laboratory setting.
  2. Analyze, evaluate and test a scientific hypothesis.
  3. Use basic scientific language and processes, and be able to distinguish between scientific and non-scientific explanations.
  4. Identify unifying principles and repeatable patterns in nature, the values of natural diversity, and apply them to problems or issues of a scientific nature.
  5. Analyze and discuss the impact of scientific discovery on human thought and behavior.
Prerequisites

 

 

 

Instructional / Learning Methods

Lectures, discussion, audiovisual instruction, individual and collaborative hands-on laboratory exercises, short writing assignments, and computer technology may be utilized. Class Participation I feel the most important part of active learning is communication. Therefore, I encourage class discussion and group student interaction. I expect you to read the assigned chapters PRIOR to each class so you can ask questions if needed and participate in discussions

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware, and Software Requirements
Required Text

Shier, Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology, 13th ed., McGraw-Hill

Carpenter & Younger, Human Anatomy Physiology I, Laboratory Manual, bluedoor, 4th.Edition

 

Required Text

 Texbook Options

1. Loose Leaf (customized) - $177.25 ISBN 0077779975  (there is no buy-back or rent option in this selection)

2. Loose Leaf (non-customized) - $190 ISBN 0077928636 (bookstore will buy back or rent) 

3. Soft - Cover (customized) - $204 ISBN 0077779991  (bookstore will buy back or rent)   

4. Hard-Cover - $253 ISBN 0077927052 (bookstore will buy back or rent)  

5. Inkling interactive eBook for iPad - $159 for entire book

6. Inkling interactive eBook for iPad for individual chapters - $9.99 per chapter

7. Connect access card for digital books (provides access from any computer)

    a. Online price - $111.75 is the Connect Plus w/ebook access code price if students purchase directly from the Connect website

    b. Bookstore price - $146

8. Connect access card for students who buys a book on Amazon or a used textbook

    a. Connect access card online price - $52. 99

    b. Connect access card bookstore price - $72.99

   * Connect houses the 24/7 Student Tutorial

*Connect Plus Access Card is bound at no charge for options 1-4. 

Lab Manual: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 4th edition by Carpenter and Younger -  cost of $62.75

Materials are available in your campus bookstore.

Anatomy and Physiology Revealed (APR) - available in your Student Tutorial for Anatomy and Physiology. You will find it inside Connect - Interactive Programs. You must register and establish a password for useage. No charge and available 24/7.

 

Supplementary Materials

Your Student Tutorial are now available. Please follow the directions below. Make sure you turn off your pop-up blocker when asked.

 Instructions for Getting to the Student Tutorials for A&P

  • There is a link on the PAWS My Homepage located as a widget on the left side of the page titled as Tutorials and Online Registration for Students where students can register for the tutorials.  

 Instructions for Getting inside Connect.

  • The homepage of the student tutorial has a navigation bar called Content. Once inside, you should locate and follow the Directions to Login to Connect. You will be required to register where you may use your SW e-mail address and password Registration will no longer be required once you establish a user name and password. You can then gain access by going to the Connect (listed under the Directions to Login to Connect) link where you would enter your user name and pass word.

 Interactive Programs

  • A.D.A.M. The user name and password is listed on the A.D.A.M. homepage. If you click on the link and the page is not large enough to enter the user name and pass word you should place your curser on the bottom right corner of the page and move downward to widen it. You should now see where to input this information.
  • APRevealed may require you to register and establish a user name and password for the first time.

If you have trouble with your user name you may attempt using your outside e-mail address and password to see if it works. Contact the helpdesk if you have problems during this process.

 

Hardware Requirements

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer
Software Requirements

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Opera 9+
  • Safari 4+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com.

Hardware Requirements

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer
Software Requirements

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Opera 9+
  • Safari 4+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com.

Assessment and Grading
Method of Evaluation

Grading:

4 Lecture exams (100 pts. each) (400 pts. total)

3 Lab Exams (100 points each) (300 pts. total)

Lecture Final (200 total pts.)

COURSE BONUS POINTS - Homework, Quizzes, Other Bonuses* (200 total pts.)

 

* Extra credit may be given for student dissections participation and presentations.

Exams  4 lecture exams will be given throughout the semester/session and a final Lecture Exam. The final will be cumulative (this will be explained in more detail in class). Exams may consist of multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching, and short essay questions. You must respond in complete sentences to receive full credit on essay questions. Lab exams will be practical. Lecture and lab practical exams may include bonus questions.

With the exception of students who are unable to sit for an exam at the regular time, students who earn an average of 89% or higher on the 4 lecture exams can select to be exempt from the comprehensive lecture final and will receive a 90% for the final exam. This will be explained in more detail in class. Lab exams will be practical and may be computer administered. Up to 3 practical lab exams will be averaged for the final lab grade. Up to 2 Scantrons may be required for each lecture and lab exam.

Grading Scale

A  90-100

B  80-89

C  70-79

D  60-69

F  below 60

Testing Procedure / Policy

MAKE-UP POLICY

THERE ARE NO MAKE-UP LAB EXAMS A student who arrives late for an exam risks being counted absent for that exam. The instructor may choose not to distribute an exam to late arrivals once someone in the class turns in an exam. Make-up exams for Lecture material must be arranged between the student and the professor. Make-up lecture exams may be essay. Make-up exams will only be given for excused absences such as death in the immediate family or hospitalization (issues with employment are not excused absences). A student will take a comprehensive make up exam at the end of the semester at the discretion of the instructor.

HOMEWORK

Daily and pop quizzes may be given over assigned lecture and laboratory materials and all handouts. Homework due dates will be announced in advance. Please turn homework in on time. Homework will be counted as late (-10 % of total value FOR EACH DAY LATE), If homework is not turned in on time and must be turned in at the next class meeting. No homework will be accepted after two class meetings have passed.

Participation / Attendance Policy

 

Students are expected to be seated and and ready for each lecture and laboratory class at the scheduled meeting time and to have the required materials and texts with them. The student is expected to attend all classes and laboratories regularly and punctually. No class cuts or early departures are authorized. Regardless of the nature of an absence, the student is responsible for all work covered by the instructor in lecture and lab. Repeated tardiness and early departures may be addressed as an absence. On days when Lecture Exams or Laboratory Practicals are given students will be expected to attend regularly scheduled lectures or labs prior to or following testing as instructed. There will be no excused absences before or after the testing. Attendance will be taken daily, and records of non-attendance will be reported to the appropriate college office. Absences may result in students losing financial aid and may result in failing the course. Veterans should refer to the STCC catalogue for special attendance requirements.

Students should check email, the drop box, and assignments, and notices regarding the course in general on PAWS bi-weekly. All class participants may email me through the course on PAWS. IN EMERGENCIES students may call the Natural Science Department Union Office and leave a message.

Scheduled Meeting Times     

Anatomy & Physiology I - BIOL 2010 - 210   82517

Lecture             9:10 AM - 12:10  PM                    Sat      Union Bldg M309           Ruth S Williams

Laboratory        12:30 PM - 3:30 PM                     Sat      Union Bldg M309           Ruth S Williams

 

Additional Policies

WITHDRAWAL PROCESS

A student is responsible for withdrawing from the course in order to ensure receiving a "W" instead of an "F." A student who is physically unable to come to campus to withdraw should contact the Academic Advising Center. It is the responsibility of the student to know the withdrawal timetable and to contact the records office to ensure that withdrawal has been processed.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students defined as disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act may formally disclose and file proper documentation with the Office of Disabled Student Services. That office will contact the instructor regarding any special accommodations that are required *If the college is closed for any reason on an exam date the student can expect to take the exam at the next regularly scheduled class (lab) meeting

Guidelines for Communications
Email Guidelines

Each student has been provided a Southwest e-mail account. Please do not email your classmates unless the topic relates specifically to this course. E-mails that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden. Below are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when sending email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Typing in all CAPS is considered SHOUTING in Cyberspace. So please use upper and lower case characters when sending e-mails.
  • Remember, without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your e-mails and use good Netiquette
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members.

Online instructors will respond to all e-mails within 48 hours.

Discussion Guidelines

Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to when using the Discussion forum. Messages that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden.

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
  • Please try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the class. Be respectful of others' ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Technical Support
My.Southwest Support

When experiencing problems with My.Southwest, you may need to submit a Student Technical Support Request.

When requesting help please provide as much information as possible, such as, your name and a full detailed explanation of the problem.

If you are experiencing difficulty with this Web site, please contact your instructor.

Online Course Support

Many problems can be solved by making sure your browser settings are correct. Visit the PAWS Online Orientation - and run the "system check" to check your browsers compatibility.

For technical support call the Helpdesk at (901) 333-4357.

Course Topics
Tentative Schedule

Topics                      Chapter

Intro to Human A & P              1

Chemical Basis for Life           2

Cells                                        3

Cellular Metabolism                4

Tissues                                    5

Integumentary System            6

Skeletal System                       7

Joints of the skeletal System   8

Muscular System                     9

Nervous System I:                   10

Nervous System II:                  11

Nervous System III:                 12

 

LECTURE EXAMS              4 LECTURE EXAMS   TBA

Note : The instructor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in content of this syllabus. Verbal notification of revisions or adjustments will be given in class. Chapters will be covered as time permits.

 

   

 DATE                                 LAB PRACTICAL EXAM SCHEDULE

TBA                                    LAB I   ( LAB BK EXERCISES 1-5

TBA                                    LAB II  ( LAB BK EXERCISES  6-11)

TBA                                    LAB III  (LAB BK EXERCISES 12-16)

NOTE: The instructor may adjust this schedule if necessary. If the college is closed for any reason on an exam date the student can expect to take the exam at the next scheduled class meeting.

 

                                       

 

Student Services
Student Services Links
Drop/Withdrawal Dates

See the official college catalog for the current withdrawal policies. Important semester drop and withdrawal dates can be found on the college Web site at http://www.southwest.tn.edu.

Academic Misconduct

CLASSROOM POLICIES (Instructor may add as necessary)

Students are not permitted to leave the room during an exam.

Code of Conduct Handbook.

No eating or drinking in the lab at anytime.

Under no circumstances can specimens be removed from the lab.

Students are responsible for cleaning up the lab and their area after each lab before leaving class.

Children and friends of students are not permitted in the lab.

Do not bring radios, headphones, weapons, tobacco, or illegal drugs to class.

 

Activated laptops, pagers, cell phones, and other electrical devices will not be allowed to be used during class and exams.

Sleeping in the class is not allowed.  A student sleeping may be asked to leave the class and sleeping will be treated as an absence for that class.

Activated cell phones and other electrical devices may only be used in the hall outside the class room before and after class and at approved class break times.

When student dissection of internal anatomy is required the number of students per animal will be determined. Participation is required.

"Preserved" tissues -> RED

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. A student guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, is immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. The instructor has the authority to assign an “F” grade or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” for the course. College sanctions for academic misconduct may include suspension or dismissal from the College. Please see the section in the current Catalog on Academic Misconduct.

Classroom Behavior: Any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct violating the general rules or regulations of the College may be ordered to temporarily leave the classroom. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom can be achieved only through appropriate procedures of the College.

Open Labs

Macon Cove

  • Academic Support Center - Nabors Auditorium, Room 100 (Mac), Room 108 (PC)
  • Bert Bornblum Library (Mac and PC) - Available during Library hours only.

Union Avenue

  • Academic Support Center - F Building, Room 319
  • Parrish Library - Available during Library hours only.

Gill

  • Computer Lab- Room 101 (Please note - this room is available when classes are not scheduled. Schedule fluctuates each semester.)
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Maxine Smith

  • Open Lab- Room 101.
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Whitehaven

  • Open Lab Building 6, Room 127
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.
Syllabus Updates The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes.