Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401
M, W after 4 pm by appointment
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.
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.
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.
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.
After successfully completing Biology 2401, students will be able to:
Your overall grade for the course will be determined from the final exam, the four lecture exams, the lab section, and class participation.
Any curve added to the class grades is at the discretion of the professor. The class participation portion of your grade will be calculated from a combination of your attendance in the class and pop quizzes (given if class attendance is exceptionally poor). There are multiple time slots available to take the final. The class will vote on which time slot is the best later in the semester.
Test 1 125 A 90 - 100
Test 2 100 B 80 - 89
Test 3 110 C 70 - 79
Test 4 175 D 60 - 69
Final 200 F < 60
Lab 1 50
Lab 2 50
Lab 3 50
Lab 4 50
class participation 100
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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, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdf.
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:
Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty
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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, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdf. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.
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, email@example.com.
Eating and Drinking: Eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms or laboratories.