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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL


Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401

  • Spring 2014

  • Section SECTION_302 CRN-21249

  • 4 Credits

  • 01/13/2014 to 05/06/2014

  • Modified 01/09/2014



Meeting Times


lecture

Monday, Wednesday, 10:35 AM to 11:50 AM, H212

lab

Monday, Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, H123

Contact Information


Instructor: Dr. Michael L. Ko, Ph.D., MBA

Email: mko@cvm.tamu.edu
Office: S117
Phone: 979-845-6853

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, S117

Description


Principles of structure and function of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology I is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. The chemistry of life provides a foundation to investigate the major organ systems of the body. The areas of study include the structure and function of cells, histology, the physiological and anatomical aspects of support and movement systems and the nervous system.

Requisites

Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with a grade of "C" or better or approval of the division chair on the relevant campus. CHEM 1407 or 1411 is recommended.

 

Core Curriculum Statement


This is a Core Course in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.

Outcomes


  1. Explain the principle of complementarity of structure and function.
  2. Relate homeostasis to feedback mechanisms.
  3. Use correct anatomical terms to describe the human body.
  4. Explain the major molecular structures basic to life.
  5. Describe the anatomy and physiology of cells.
  6. Compare the structures and functions of major tissue types.
  7. Explain the integumentary system histology and function, including repair, cancer, and thermoregulation.
  8. Describe the formation, anatomy, and physiology of bone and how they facilitate movement.
  9. Explain the sequence of events during muscle contraction and properly identify human muscles.
  10. Describe neural physiology and components of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Materials


Bryan

Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 6th Edition, 2012, Saladin, McGraw-Hill. 

Lab Manual: Custom Lab Book A&P (BIOL 2401& 2402), 2012 Edition, Martin. McGraw-Hill.

Course Requirements


All sections of this course regardless of location or modality will include:

  1. A minimum of three major exams
  2. A minimum of two laboratory exams
  3. A comprehensive final exam

Course objectives and student learning outcomes:

 

After successfully completing Biology 2401, students will be able to:

 

  • explain the principle of complementarity of structure and function
  • relate homeostasis to feedback mechanisms
  • use correct anatomical terms to describe the human body
  • explain the major molecular structures basic to life
  • describe the anatomy and physiology of cells
  • compare the structures and functions of major tissue types 
  • expleain the integumentary system histology and function, including repair, cancer, and thermoregulation
  • describe the formation, anatomy, and physiology of bone and how they facilitate movement
  • explain the sequence of events during muscle contraction and properly identify human muscles
  • describe neural physiology and components of the central and peripheral nervous systems

Evaluation


The following are required components of a students grade:

  1. Major Exams: At least three major exams covering the lecture material evenly distributed throughout the semester.  Information from the laboratory experiments may be included on major exams. Major exams will account for at least 30% of the final grade.
  2. Laboratory Exams: At least two laboratory examinations on knowledge and skills acquired through laboratory activities, covering histological slides, models, dissections, and any other lab work deemed appropriate by the instructor. Laboratory  exams will account for at least 20% of the final grade.
  3. Minor Exams/Quizzes/Homework: Given at the discretion of the instructor.
    Additional Reports or projects: Assigned at the discretion of the instructor. These materials will account for approximately 10% of the final grade.
  4. Final Exam: Comprehensive exam covering the entire course. The final  exams will account for at least 20% of the final grade.

Criteria

Your overall grade for the course will be determined from the final exam, the four lecture exams, the lab section, and class participation. 

Breakdown

                                    points

Test 1                          135                                          A         90 - 100

Test 2                          105                                          B          80 - 89

Test 3                          110                                          C         70 - 79

Test 4                          170                                          D         60 - 69

Final                            200                                          F          < 60

Lab 1                           50                                           

Lab 2                           50

Lab 3                           50

Lab 4                           50

class participation       100

quizzes                        30

 

Total                            1050

Blinn College Policies


Blinn College policies on civility, class attendance; scholastic integrity; students with disabilities; final grade appeals; and electronic devices as stated in the Blinn College Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Blinn College Catalog and specific technical program handbooks. All policies, guidelines and procedures in the Student and Faculty Handbook and the Board and Administrative Policy Manuals are applicable to this course

Civility Statement

Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.

      Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference. 

      This statement reflects step one in a possible four step process.  The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Student Handbook.

Attendance Policy

The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of unexcused absences during the semester, he or she will be sent an e-mail by the College District requiring the student to contact his or her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. Should the student accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, he or she will be administratively withdrawn from class.

There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:

  1. observance of religious holy days—The student should notify his or her instructor(s) not later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s);
  2. representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. military service.

Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation.  A student enrolled in a developmental course is subject to College District-mandated attendance policies. Failure to attend developmental classes shall result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.

It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending.  To officially drop a class the student must obtain the class withdrawal form from Enrollment Services, complete the class withdrawal form, secure the required signatures, and return the completed form to Enrollment Services. The last day to drop with a Q is according to the Academic Calendar.

Scholastic Integrity

Blinn College does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty with regard to the course in which you are enrolled.  The following text defines the faculty member’s responsibility with regard to the scholastic integrity expectation for this and all courses at Blinn College.

It is the responsibility of faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty.  Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventive measures should be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism.  If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor should assume responsibility and address the infraction.  Likewise, any student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).  The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.

Students with Disabilities

Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Special Populations serving the campus of your choice.  For the Bryan campus, the Office of Special Populations (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)209-7251.  The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the Office of Special Populations on the Brenham campus (Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at (979)830-4157.  Additional information can be found at www.blinn.edu/disability/index.html.

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final grade in a course, Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local), Course Grade Complaints, outlines the timeline for the appeal and the four steps in the appeal.  This policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook.

Electronic Devices

Cellular telephones and beepers/pagers must be disengaged while the student is in the Blinn College Library or any classroom/lab, unless otherwise instructed. Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the College District civility policy (administrative policy).  This information is contained in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).

Course Policies


Attendance Policy Reminder:  Missing lecture, lab or both will count as one absence.  For classes that meet twice a week during the spring semester two absences counts as one week's absence.  Students accumulating two week’s worth of absences (four unexcused absences) will be dropped.

Problem Resolution: If you have a complaint about your class, you should first request a conference with your instructor to try and resolve the problems or issues. If the problems or issues cannot be resolved at the instructor level, you should request a conference with the Division Chair, Mr. Dwight Bohlmeyer, Science 241, dbohlmeyer@blinn.edu.

Eating and Drinking:  Eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms or laboratories.

Schedule


WhenTopicNotes
tentative schedule
spring 2014
H212, H123
 

Date

Ch.

Lecture topic

Lab

Lab topic

1/13/14

 

 

Introduction

 

 

1

2

lab safety

measurements

body (do at home)

1/15/14

1

2

homeostasis

chemistry

ch. 2

 

1/20/14

 

MLK holiday

 

 

1/22/14

2

chemistry

3

chem. of life

1/27/14

2

3

chemistry

cells

4

5

ch. 3

microscope

cell structure

1/29/14

3

4

cells

genetics/cell function

6

7

diffusion

cell cycle

2/3/14

4

genetics

ch. 4

 

2/5/14

 

 

review

 

lab exam 1 (1-7)

2/10/14

 

test 1 (ch. 1-4)

8

9

epithelial

connective

2/12/14

5

tissues

10

ch. 5

muscle and nerves

 

2/17/14

5

review test

 

11

integument

2/19/14

6

integument

12

13

14

bone

skeleton

skull

2/24/14

7

8

bone

skeletal system

15

16

17

vertebrae

upper limb

lower limb

2/26/14

9

joints

19

joint structure

3/4/13

 

review

 

lab exam 2 (8-17, 19)

3/6/13

 

test 2 (ch. 5-9)

20

62

muscle structure

cat

3/10-

3/14/14

 

spring break

 

 

3/17/14

 

10

review test

muscles

22

23

62

head and neck

upper limb

3/19/14

11

 

muscular tissue

24

25

62

back, abdomen

lower limb

3/24/14

11

muscular tissue

26

surface anatomy (do at home)

cat review (optional)

3/26/14

11

12

muscular tissue

nervous tissue

27

 

nervous tissue

cat review (optional)

3/31/14

 

review

 

lab exam 3 (20, 22-26, 62)

4/2/14

 

test 3 (ch. 10-11)

27

ch. 12

nervous tissue

4/7/14

 

12

review test

nervous tissue

ch. 12

 

4/9/14

12

 

nervous tissue

 

28

ch. 13

spinal cord

4/14/14

13

spinal cord

29

ch. 13

reflexes

4/16/14

14

brain

30

ch. 14

brain, cranial nerves

4/21/14

14

brain

32

sheep brain

4/23/14

 

review

 

lab exam 4 (27-30, 32)

4/28/14

 

test 4 (ch. 12-15)

 

test 4 (ch. 12-15)

4/30/14

 

semester review

 

semester review

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL

 

301 – Friday, May 2, 7:45 – 9:45 am, lab room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

302 – Friday, May 2, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, lecture room