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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Sciences • Biology - BIOL


Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section B02 CRN-30125
  • 4 Credits
  • 06/04/2018 to 07/02/2018
  • Modified 06/05/2018

Meeting Times


Lab

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:10 PM to 3:10 PM, H Bldg. 123

Lecture

  • Online -eCampus and Connect

This is a blended course. Students meet in campus for lab only and do their lecture on eCampus and on McGraw Hill Connect.

 

Students MUST log in to eCampus and participate in the lecture activities for approximately 2 hours each day.

Contact Information


Professor: Dr. Mohamad Termos

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Description


3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week; 96 total contact hours. Credit: 4 semester hours.

Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Content may be either integrated or specialized. Biology 2401 is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. Lab activities reinforce lecture topics.

Requisites

Prerequisites: A student must be college ready in reading according to TSI college-ready standards.

Recommendation: BIOL 1406 is recommended.

 

Core Curriculum Statement


Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge in human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. For details relating to this core course, please see:

http://www.blinn.edu/academics/core_curriculum.html

Outcomes


Lecture Based Outcomes

Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.

Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.

Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.

Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.

Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.

Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.

Lab Based Outcomes

Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.

Locate and identify anatomical structures.

Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.

Work collaboratively to perform experiments.

Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.

Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.

Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to,inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations, and predictions.

Materials


Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 8th Edition, 2018, Saladin, McGraw-Hill. New York. ISBN: 9781260178876

 

Lab Manual: Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory Manual, 1st Edition, Johnson and Ebbole, 2017, Bluedoor LLC, Minneapolis, MN. ISBN:   9781681353845

 

 

Course Requirements


Exam and Activities

 

Lecture Exams

There will be four lecture exams worth 40% of your final grade. All should be proctored.

Exam format:  Exams may consist of any of the following: multiple choice, matching, diagrams, fill in the blank, and short answer. Exams will NOT be take-home or open book exams.

Exam materials: Lecture exams will be given in the lab and proctored by the instructor. Exam is either paper exam or on eCampus/Connect.

Exam policies: The use of notes, textbooks, lab manuals, cell phones, laptops, headphones, or other electronic devices is NOT allowed during the exam.  Talking or leaving the classroom while taking the exam is not permitted unless there is an emergency situation.  If a student leaves during the exam, the exam must be turned in and graded as is. The student will not be allowed to complete the remainder of the exam for a grade.

Make-up Exams: Make-up tests will only be offered to those with excused absences and proper documentations, no exceptions. Excused absences are described in the "Attendance Policy" section below. Refer to the "Make-up Policy" section below.  Exam grades will not be dropped or replaced.

Lab Exams

There will be 4 laboratory practical exams worth 20% of your final grade. All should be proctored.

Exam format:  Lab exams cover lab activities and material found in the lab manual. The exam may consist of any of the following: multiple choice, matching, diagrams, and fill in the blank. You may be asked to refer to images.

Exam materials:  Lab exams 1, 3, and 4 will be online and held in the computer lab.

Exam policies: The use of notes, textbooks, lab manuals, cell phones, laptops, headphones, or other electronic devices is NOT allowed during the exam.  Talking or leaving the classroom while taking the exam is not permitted unless there is an emergency situation.  If a student leaves during the exam, the exam must be turned in and graded as is. The student will not be allowed to complete the remainder of the exam for a grade.

Make-up Exams: Make-up tests will only be offered to those with excused absences and proper documentations, no exceptions. Excused absences are described in the "Attendance Policy" section below. Refer to the "Make-up Policy" below. Exam grades will not be dropped or replaced.

Lab Quizzes 

There will be four-five lab quizzes worth 5% of your course grade. 

Lab Quiz Format:  Lab quizzes are to be taken as scheduled at the beginning of the lab and may include of any of the following: multiple choice, matching, diagrams, fill in the blank, and short answer. A grade of zero will be recorded for missed quizzes due to tardiness or unexcused absences. Arrive to class on time to avoid receiving a zero for missing a quiz.  

Cumulative Final Exam

The Final Exam is a mandatory comprehensive final worth 20% of your course grade. Final exam should be proctored and taken through proctorU service.

Exam format: The exam may consist of multiple choice, fill in the blank, diagrams, and matching.

Exam policies: The use of notes, textbooks, lab manuals, cell phones, laptops, headphones, or other electronic devices is NOT allowed during the exam.  Talking or leaving the classroom while taking the exam is not permitted unless there is an emergency situation.  If a student leaves during the exam, the exam must be turned in and graded as is. The student will not be allowed to complete the remainder of the exam for a grade

Make-up Exam: There is no final exam make up.

Quizzes and Assignments 

There will be a number of ONLINE quizzes during the course of this class. All of them will be worth 10% of your course grade.

Lecture Quiz Format:  Quizzes are all to be taken on eCampus and on Connect as scheduled (see schedule) and may include of any of the following: multiple choice, matching, diagrams, fill in the blank, and short answer.  A grade of zero will be recorded for missed quizzes.

Quiz policies: Unless otherwise instructed, the use of notes, textbooks, lab manuals, cell phones, laptops, headphones, or other electronic devices is NOT allowed during the quiz. 

Make-up Exams: Make-up exams will only be offered to those with excused absences and proper documentations, no exceptions. Excused absences are described in the "Attendance Policy" section below. ONLY one exam will be made up per student per semester.

Online Homework (Connect)

There will be 12 online LearnSmart Assignments on Connect that are worth 5% of your course grade.

Due dates: Due dates/times coordinate with lecture exam dates and are indicated on the Connect website.

Make-up Exam Policy

You should contact me prior to missing a scheduled examination by email.
I will offer an opportunity to take an alternative examination only to those who make prior contact with me with an excused absence. Only 1 make-up lab OR lecture exam is allowed. For example, missing a lab and lecture exam will result in the opportunity to make-up the first missed exam and a zero on the later missed exam(s).


Lecture make-up exams should be taken at the learning center located in the Academic Building, room 13. 979-830-4442 Lecture make up exams will be given the week before finals. 

Bonus points will be available throughout the semester at the discretion of the instructor. There will be no extra credit projects. No exceptions.

Make up exams need not be identical to regular exams.

Grading Scale 90-100 = A      80- 89= B     70- 79= C     60- 69   = D     59-under= F

Evaluation


PERCENTAGE BREAKDOWN

  • Lecture Exams (4)                                        
    • 40% of final grade
  • Lab Exams (4)
    • 20% of final grade
  • Comprehensive Final Exam                           
    • 20% of final grade
  • Class Participation                                         
    • 20% of final grade
      • Chapter Quizzes (Online) (5%)                                
      • e-Campus Discussions (5%)
      • Lab Quizzes (5%) 
      • LearnSmart Assignments (5%)

 TOTAL POSSIBLE = 100%

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


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 Science Department Head.

Department Head: Chelsey Dankenbring

Phone: 979-209-7348

email: [email protected]

Laboratory Safety

Students will be provided with laboratory safety training during the first week of class. Students are expected to follow all safety rules including rules related to proper lab attire. Closed toe shoes and lab coats are required in ALL laboratory sessions. Students that fail to follow this rule, will be required to leave the lab and will be assigned an unexcused absence for the class day.

Policies

Civility Statement

Blinn College holds all members of the college community, which includes students, faculty, and staff accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that respects and demonstrates concern for the dignity, rights, and freedoms of others, including respect for the physical and intellectual property of all members of the college community.

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 within two school days of being notified of the suspension from class. This statement reflects step one of three possible steps in the incivility process.  The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Catalog and in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (LOCAL).

 

Attendance Policy

Class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to attend all classes promptly and regularly. A record of attendance is maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations.

Students who accrue one week’s worth of absences during the semester will be sent an e-mail through their Buc account requiring them to contact their instructor and immediately schedule a conference to discuss their attendance issues. Students who accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences may be administratively withdrawn from class. There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:

  1. Observance of religious holy days - Students should notify their instructor(s) no later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) for absences for any religious holy day(s);
  2. Representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. Dual credit students representing the high school or independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. Military service.

Other circumstances may be considered an excused absence at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. College District-mandated attendance policy applies to all coursework; including coursework in developmental/ non-credit courses. Failure to attend developmental classes will also result in removal from the course as defined by the College District. (Blinn College Board Policy FC Local).

It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. (Blinn College Board Policy ECC Local). Students interested in dropping a course or withdrawing from school may do so by logging into myBlinn and clicking on the “My Records” tab, clicking on “add or drop classes” under registration tools, and then selecting the current registration term and “webdrop” from the action drop down menu. The final step is scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking submit. Students should contact Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800 for assistance with webdrop or to drop due to: severe illness, care for a sick, injured, or needy person, death of a close relative/relation, military duty, military duty of a close relative/relation, or change in work schedule. The last day to drop a class with a Q is set according to the Academic Calendar.

 

Scholastic Integrity

The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations. A student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in these documents.

It is the responsibility of students and faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty.  If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor will address the infraction.

 

Students with Disabilities

Non-Discrimination Statement

Blinn College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by applicable federal laws and regulations.

For questions about Blinn College’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), please contact the Office of Disability Services at (979) 830-4157 for Brenham, Schulenburg, and Sealy campuses and (979) 209-7251 for Bryan campus.

Services for Students with Documented Disabilities

Students with documented disabilities must self-identify and provide current, appropriate documentation of the disability to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) prior to receiving services. Students are encouraged to contact this office as early as possible to initiate services. Direct services to students with disabilities are provided in the following areas:

  • Assessment of needs and appropriate services
  • Provision of classroom and testing accommodations
  • Assistance in orientation and registration procedures
  • Counseling on disability related issues

Information, education, referrals, and consultation about specific disabilities are available to interested parties on request. For answers to specific questions or to request an information packet, contact the Office of Disability Services on the specific campus you will be attending.

Bryan Campus: (979) 209-7251; Brenham, Sealy, Schulenburg Campuses: (979) 830-4157; Distance Learning students may contact either office.

 

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final course grade, the guidelines and timeline for a three-step appeal process are detailed in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations.

 

Alternative Retailers

A student of this institution is not obligated to buy or rent a textbook from a Blinn College affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

 

Campus Carry

Pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 411.2031 and Blinn College Policy CHF (Local) (Blinn’s CHL Policy), a concealed handgun license holder may carry a concealed handgun, on or about the license holder’s person, on College District property or in a College District vehicle, unless prohibited by state or federal law, college policy, or procedure. Concealed handguns may not be carried on the second floor of the Health Sciences Center and all other areas identified in Blinn’s CHL Policy. The open carrying of handguns on College District property is prohibited. More information on Blinn’s CHL Policy is available at https://www.blinn.edu/campus-carry/

Schedule


Anatomy & Physiology I - 30125 - BIOL 2401 – B02

 

Date

Lecture Details

Lab. Details 

LEC MIN

LAB MIN

Contact HR 

 

6/4/18

Intro + ch:1 Orientation of the human body 

Connect LearnSmart-1

Lab-1: Safety/Scientific method, Exercise 2: Organ Systems Overview. Lab-2 Microscope

120

120

4.8

 

6/5/18

Ch:2 Chemistry of Life

Connect LearnSmart-2 and Chapter Quiz-1 and 2

Lab-3 Cell Structure. Lab-4 Body Org. Metric/Solutions/Transport

120

120

4.8

 

6/6/18

Ch 3: Cells

Connect LearnSmart-3

Lab-6 Epithelial Tissue + Lab Quiz-1 (Body regions, planes, and directional terms)

120

120

4.8

 

6/7/18

Ch 4: Cells

Connect Chapter Quiz-4

Lab-7 Connective Tissue

120

120

4.8

 

6/8/18

Lecture Exam – 1 (Covers Ch 1, 2, 3)

Lab-9 Integumentary System + Review of Tissues

120

120

4.8

 

6/11/18

Ch 5: Tissues

Connect LearnSmart and Chapter Quiz-5

Lab exam 1 (covers lab materials from 6/4 through 6/8)

Lab 10: Bone Histology, Structure/Classification

120

120

4.8

 

6/12/18

Ch 6: Integumentary System

Connect LearnSmart and Chapter Quiz-6

Lab 11: Skull

Lab 12: Axial Skeleton – Vert/Thoracic Cage

120

120

4.8

 

6/13/18

Ch 7 & 8: Bones and Skeletal Tissue

Connect LearnSmart and Ch: Quiz-7 &8

Lab 13: Pectoral Girdle/Upper Limb

Lab-14 Pelvic Girdle/Lower Limb + Lab Quiz-2 (Bones)

120

120

4.8

 

6/14/18

Ch 9: Joints

Connect LearnSmart and Chapter Quiz-9

Lab 15: Muscle Fatigue & Lab 16: Joints

120

120

4.8

 

6/15/18

Lecture Exam-2 (Ch 4, 5, 6, 8)

Lab 17: Muscles of the Head and Neck (Covered on Lab Exam-3)

120

120

4.8

 

6/18/18

Ch 10 and 11: Muscles and Muscle Tissue

Connect LearnSmart and Ch: Quiz-10-11

Lab exam 2 (Labs 10-16)

Lab 18: Muscles of Chest/Shoulder/Upper Limb

120

120

4.8

 

6/19/18

Ch 12: Nervous Tissue

Lab 19: Muscles of Truck/Hip/Lower Limb

120

120

4.8

 

6/20/18

Ch 13: The Spinal cord, nerves, and somatic reflexes.

Connect LearnSmart and Ch: Quiz-12-13

Lab 20: Actions of Muscles

Lab 21: Neurons & Spinal Cord + Lab Quiz-3 (Muscles)

120

120

4.8

 

6/21/18

Lecture Exam 3 (Ch: 9 and 11) 

Lab 22: Peripheral Nervous System

120

120

4.8

 

6/22/2018 Q

Ch 14: The Brain and Cranial Nerves

Lab exam 3 (Labs 17-22) Lab 23: Brain & Cranial Nerves

120

120

4.8

 

6/25/18

Ch 14: Brain Video

Connect LearnSmart and Chapter Quiz-14

Lab 24: Sheep Brain & Lab 25: Baroreflex/Sci Meth. – Vernier homeostasis.

120

120

4.8

 

6/26/18

Ch 15: Autonomic Nervous System

Connect LearnSmart and Chapter Quiz-15

Lab 26: Gnl./Chem. Senses) + Lab Quiz-4 (Nervous System)

120

120

4.8

 

6/27/18

Ch 16: Special Senses

Connect LearnSmart and Chapter Quiz-16

Lab 27: Hearing & Equilibrium + Lab Quiz-5 (Sense Organs)

120

120

4.8

 

6/28/18

Lecture Exam 4 (Ch 12, 13, 14, 15)

Lab 28: Vision

120

120

4.8

 

6/29/18

Lab Exam 4 (Nervous System Tissue, Brain and Spinal Cord, Cranial and Spinal Nerves, Sheep Brain, Eye and Ear, Cow Eye)

 

 

120

2.4

 

7/2/18

Final Exam

1:10 - 3:10PM (ProctorU – Check Syllabus for Details)

120

 

2.4

 

Total Contact Hours for Course

96

 

Q: LAST DAY TO DROP with a Q

 

Note that all lecture and lab exams should be proctored.