Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401
Professor: Ellen Ott-Reeves
We have been selected to pilot the new version of ecampus this semester, using Desire 2 Learn as the Learning Management System.
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.
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.
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.
Explain 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.
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.
All sections of this course regardless of location or modality will include:
- A minimum of three major exams
- A minimum of two laboratory exams
- A comprehensive final exam
For this semester:
4 lecture exams
3 lab practicals
Classwork & Online assignments
The following are required components of a students grade:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Final Exam: Comprehensive exam covering the entire course. The final exams will account for at least 20% of the final grade.
A > 89.5 B > 79.5 C > 69.5 D > 59.5 Below 59.5 F
Lecture Exam Average
Lab Practical Average
Classwork & Online assignments
Blinn College Policies
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.
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:
- 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);
- representing the College District at an official institutional function;
- high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
- 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.
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
Final Grade Appeal
Lecture Exams cover material presented in both lecture and lab, generally in a multiple choice, true/false, matching format. Students will need to bring an Advantage Scantron for the lecture exams unless given in Open Computer Lab. If you miss a lecture exam or want to try to improve your grade on one exam, you can take an optional cumulative exam given the last day of class. If the grade on the cumulative is higher, it can replace your lowest test grade. If your cumulative exam grade is lower, it will not be used.
Lab practicals cover material presented in both lecture and lab, presented as slides, dissected specimens, models, test results, images, etc. You will take 4 lab practicals, with the lowest grade being dropped. The lab practicals are multiple choice. I will provide you the answer sheets. Ecampus has lab reviews under the chapters. In addition, you can come into lab to study at other times, as long as instructor teaching at the time is agreeable.
Final Exam is cumulative, over the entire course content. Students will need to bring an Advantage Scantron for the final exam unless administered in Open Computer Lab. I suggest using Assess your learning outcomes in back of each chapter as study guide for final.
Classwork includes any assignments given in class, such as group work, lab reports, quizzes, etc. The online components include required connect assignments and A&P Revealed myquiz grades.
- My lecture notes are available in ecampusd2l.blinn.edu under content, unit and chapter designation. From the ecampus d2l course home page, you can access Tegrity, which has recordings of my lectures. Ecampus also contains lab reviews for each unit. In face to face sections, lab reviews are not for credit. For each chapter, ecampus has “what should I know” review questions over the material. I suggest reading a page or two of the text, then answering the questions, then read some more and answer the questions. What should I know reviews are not turned in for credit.
- Some examples of classwork may be identifying specific structures in histology slides, showing me markings on bones, cat dissection, lab reports from the lab work, working in a group to match histology images with descriptions or put steps in order for a specific project. Work must be complete and have your name on it when turned in or you get no credit. For the lab report, I accept the original from the lab book, or a photocopy. I do not accept your lab report answers written on loose leaf. Missed classwork cannot be made up. If you have an unexcused absence for that day your grade will be zero for the activity. If your absence is excused as described above or illness with acceptable documentation, the grade will remain blank in the grade book.
- Ecampusd2l course home page contains a link to McGraw Hill Campus, which will take you to connect, is an online review site for the text. Alternately, here is the URL for your section http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/e_ottreeves_2401sp14306_1
- With your text, you should have a student access code. If you have a used book, you can purchase access from McGraw Hill. You can use the free 3 week preview. When you register with the purchased code, your work will link to the new account.
- Each chapter has optional assignments to review and also required assignments which have a firm deadline. From the connect web site, you can follow the link to LearnSmart, which is another type of review for the course material. Students have told me time and again that LearnSmart has really helped them process the material for the course. Some exam questions come directly from LearnSmart. 3% Bonus will be added to your grade from the average across all 15 chapters’ LearnSmart. LearnSmart for Ch 1-5 are due with Exam 1. Ch 6-9 are due with Exam 2. Ch 10-11 are due with Exam 3 and Ch 12-14 are due with Exam 4. Ch15 LearnSmart is due with the cumulative exam on the last regular class day, before finals.
- A&P Revealed is an online dissection and physiology review site. Access A&P Revealed via the connect site. Please use my Course Content code k2zVA for A&P1’s content edited to highlight your textbook’s information. When in APR, use the green my button! For each module listed on the syllabus, you will have a connect assessment over that module. Some questions on exams and practicals come from APR.
Makeup Policy: Missed classwork is not made up. If you have an excused absence, the grade will not count against you. I must receive documentation for the excused absence the class period you return. Missed online work cannot be made up. Online exercises are open for an extended time. Your schedule should permit you to access the assessment during that time. Lecture exams can be made up by taking the cumulative exam at the end of the semester. You will drop one practical, which could be used to make up for a missed practical. The final exam cannot be made up. I do not accept late work that you did not turn in during class. To get credit, all work must be complete and have your name on it when turned in.
Health Concerns: Eating and drinking are not allowed during class or laboratory work.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright Notice Some of the materials utilized in this course are copyrighted. They are intended for use only by students enrolled in this course and only for instructional activities associated with and for the duration of the course. They may not be retained in another medium or disseminated.