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RELLIS · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL


Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL-2401

  • Summer I 2019
  • Section 211 CRN-30780
  • 4 Credits
  • 06/03/2019 to 07/01/2019
  • Modified 05/31/2019

Meeting Times


Class 10:05 am - 12:00 pm MTWRF Walter C. Schwartz Building 280 Jun 03, 2019 - Jul 01, 2019
Laboratory 12:10 pm - 2:05 pm MTWRF Walter C. Schwartz Building 150 Jun 03, 2019 - Jul 01, 2019

Contact Information


Instructor: Dr. Andrew Syvyk

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am to 10:00 am, #430F, 

During office hours, I am available face to face, online or via phone.

The best way to contact me outside of office hours is via email or phone. Emails and phone calls will be answered Monday-Friday between 8am-8pm. All emails after 8 pm may be answered the next day, but you can expect a response within 24 hours. Emails and phone calls over the weekend and holiday may not be answered until the following Monday morning.

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:

https://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


  1. Textbook (required): Anatomy & Physiology – The Unity of Form and Function, 8th edition, 2018, Saladin, McGraw-Hill) (Available at the Blinn Bookstore, bundled with a Connect Access Code).
    1. Students may purchase a paperbook or an ebook, but either way, students also need Connect access (described below).
  2. McGraw-Hill Connect Access Code (required): You can purchase the code as part of a bundle with a loose-leaf Saladin textbook at the Blinn Bookstore, you can purchase the Connect Access Code alone at the Blinn Bookstore (comes with an eBook), or purchase the code and the Saladin eBook that comes with it directly through McGraw-Hill (please use the link on eCampus to access McGraw Hill).
  3. Laboratory Manual (required): Anatomy & Physiology I, 2nd edition, 2018, Blinn College (Available at the Blinn Bookstore only)
  4. Lab Coat (required): This will remain in the lab for the semester.
    1. Cloth Coats will be returned t students at the end of the semester.
    2. Department policy is that disposal lab coats will be thrown out (not returned to students) at the end of the semester.
  5. Closed Toe Shoes and Pants/Skirts that cover the knee when the student is seated are required to be worn each day in the lab.

Course Requirements


Lecture Exams: There will be four lecture exams, which will be taken online, or using paper and scantron. The exams will include material from Connect online work, Textbook and other specified sources. The exams will typically consist of a mix of multiple choice, short answer, matching, and ordering questions. 

Lab Exams: There will be four lab exams during the semester. The lab exams will include photos/figures of tissues, cells, microscope slides and other preserved laboratory specimens presented during the lab period or from the lab manual, Visible Body, A&P Revealed, or the textbook. Students will be required to identify these specimens or answer questions about their function. Lab exams may also include questions that require the student to analyze and interpret scientific data or answer objective questions over experiments or procedures performed. The format will be multiple choice. Missed lab exams may not be made up unless the student has a Blinn excused absence or other absence that is excused by the instructor.

Lab exams will be completed during class time with the instructor.

Final Exam: The final exam is cumulative and is required for all students.

Technology Requirements

  • REQUIRED eCampus Access: Access to eCampus is REQUIRED.  It will be your responsibility to check this site daily. To log in, click on the “eCampus” link in the “Quick Links” section of the Blinn homepage or go to: http://ecampus.blinn.edu
  • REQUIRED Hardware You will need access to a computer with fast and reliable internet connection. A smartphone will not substitute for an actual computer needed for this class. You will need speakers, earbuds, or headphones to listen to online lessons. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses
  • REQUIRED Software You will need software to use Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. Chrome and Firefox are the best internet browsers for this class. Safari is NOT compatible with many of the programs we use. You must be able to view Tegrity recordings on your computer. This is best done with Chrome or Firefox. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses
  • To download Adobe Reader (free): http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • To access Microsoft Office 365: http://www.blinn.edu/acadtech/Office365.html or contact Academic Technology (979-830-4357)

Tech Information

For assistance on eCampus technical issues submit a help request via the Distance Education Technical support page at Distance Learning Student Support - Help Desk page or by phone at 979-209-7298.

  • For help with passwords go to the Academic Technology Help  page or dial 979-830-4357.
  • For how to use eCampus reference files view the eCampus Quick Tips page and eCampus Tutorials.
  • To participate in this course your Internet connection must be reliable. A cable or LAN connection is recommended. If you have dial-up or satellite you must come to campus or find a location with a faster speed to take tests. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses.
  • A 'broken’ computer or Internet connection is not an acceptable excuse for missing or late assignments. Please designate 2 locations that you will use as backup locations if your Internet connection or computer fail.

Digital Media

  • Visible Body This semester you will have access to an excellent study tool called “Visible Body” which will allow you to view 3D models, illustrations, and animations. It may take a while to open the first time, but it is well worth the wait.

You can access visible body software from any computer on Blinn campus by clicking on the following link: http://aandp.visiblebody.com/

You can also access the software from home by clicking on the following link: http://kidd.blinn.edu:2104/

  •  A&P Revealed: This is another online dissection and physiology review site. Access A&P Revealed via the CONNECT site.

Evaluation


Percentage Distribution

Assessment

Percentage

4 Lecture Exams: one for each unit

40%

4 Lab Exams: one for each unit

20%

Final Exam: cumulative

20%

Online Connect Assignments

10%

In Class activity

10%

Total

100%

 

 Letter Grade Determination

Percentage

Letter Grade

89.5 and higher

A

79.5 – 89.4

B

69.5 – 79.4

C

59.5 – 69.4

D

59.4 and below

F

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations 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 Blinn Buc 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 Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


ATTENDANCE

Instructor’s Attendance Policy: Students must attend both the lecture and lab period to receive credit for daily attendance. Student's who acquire two weeks worth of unexcused absences may be dropped from the course by the instructor.

Student DroppingIf a student chooses to drop the course, it is that student’s responsibility to complete a drop order at the Office of Enrollment Services. Failure to do so could result in a grade of F in the course. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS.

LAST DAY TO DROP: Friday June 21, 2019

Make Up Work

Late work is NOT ACCEPTED for most assignments unless covered under an approved absence according to Blinn policy.

  • If assignment instructions state in writing that late work will be accepted, the specific penalties detailed in the late work policy for that assignment will be followed.

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 Biology Department Head.

Assistant Dean of Biology: Dr. Michelle McGehee

Office: D-201; Phone: 979-209-7378 

Email: [email protected] 

 

Laboratory Safety

Lab Safety: All students are required to follow the Blinn College lab safety protocols.

Lab safety rules:

  • Students may NOT enter the lab until the instructor is in the lab.
  • Before entering the lab, all drinking vessels, electronics, and other personal belongings must be stowed inside the student’s backpack or bag. Drinks may NOT be visible (side pouch is not acceptable).
  • Backpacks, purses and other personal items should be placed on hooks (if available) or stored on a shelf or under the lab bench.
  • Students cannot enter the lab without proper coverage of the body from the neck to their knees.
    • Shorts sleeves are allowed, but tank tops and low cleavage shirts are not. 
    • Students must wear pants or a long skirt that cover the knees when seated.
    • Students must wear socks and closed-toed shoes!!!
    • Students must purchase and wear a lab coat while in the laboratory (may be disposable or cloth coat).

LAB COAT!

  • Lab coats must be stored in the lab for the entire semester (you will need one for each BIOL and/or CHEM class you are taking this semester. 
  • Return of Lab Coats:
    • Disposable Lab Coats: Disposable Lab Coats will not be returned to students. They will be disposed of at the end of the semester.
    • Cloth Lab Coats: Cloth lab coats will be autoclaved by the science department and available for students pick up during their final exam. Lab coats that are not picked up by students by the end of the semester will be disposed.

 

  • A student who is not properly dressed for the lab will not be able to attend lab for that day and it will be counted as an unexcused absence with no chance to makeup that lab or graded assignment.
  • When chemicals or preserved specimens are being handled, students will also be required to wear safety glasses and gloves (provided by Blinn).
  • All students are prohibited from eating, drinking, use tobacco products, or applying make-up, including lip moisturizer or lotion.
  • Upon entering the lab, students must spray and wipe down their lab bench before placing items on the bench or sitting down.
  • At the end of the lab period, students must again spray and wipe down their lab bench as well as wash their hands and collect their belongings before leaving the lab.
  • Students may have their lab book and a pencil with them at their desk.  
  • Long hair must be tied back and all dangling jewelry must be removed and placed in the student’s backpack.

Students will be provided with laboratory safety training during the first week of class

Schedule


WEEK ONE

LECTURES

LABS

LEC min.

LAB min.

Contact hr.

6/3/2019

Chapter 1: Intro to A&P,

Chapter 2: Chem of Life

Lab 1: Safety/Ethics/Teamwork, Connect Orientation

120

115

4.7

6/4/2019

Chapter 2 continued,

Chapter 3: Cells

Lab 2: Microscope and Lab 3: Cell Structure Lab 4: Body Organization

120

115

4.7

6/5/2019

Chapter 4: Cell Function

Lab 5: Metric/Solutions/Transport, Lab 6: Epithelial Tissue; Lab 7: Connective Tissue;

120

115

4.7

6/6/2019

Chapter 5: Histology Chapter 6: Integumentary System;

Lab 8 Muscle/Nervous Tissue; Lab 9 Integumentary System

120

115

4.7

6/7/2019

EXAM 1 (chs 1-6)

LAB EXAM 1 (Labs 1-9)

120

115

4.7

WEEK TWO

LECTURES

LABS

LEC min.

LAB min.

Contact hr.

6/10/2019

Chapter 7 Bone tissue

Lab 10: Bone Histology, Struc./Classif.,  Lab 11: Skull 

120

115

4.7

6/11/2019

Chapter 7&8 Bone tissue; The skeletal System

Lab 11: Skull Cont.  Lab 12: Axial Skel. - Vert./Thoracic cage

120

115

4.7

6/12/2019

Chapter 9 Joints & Chapter 11 Muscular Tissue

Lab 13: Pectoral Girdle/Upper Limb, Lab 14: Pelvic Girdle/Lower Limb

120

115

4.7

6/13/2019

Chapter 11 Chapter 10

Lab 15: Muscle Fatigue, Lab 16: Joints

120

115

4.7

6/14/2019

EXAM 2 (chs 7-11)

LAB EXAM 2 (Labs 10-16)

120

115

4.7

WEEK FREE

LECTURES

LABS

LEC min.

LAB min.

Contact hr.

6/17/2019

Chapter 12 Nervous System

Lab 17: Muscles of Head & Neck,

120

115

4.7

6/18/2019

Chapter 12 Nervous System (Continued)

Lab 18: Muscles of Chest/Shoulder/Upper Limb

120

115

4.7

6/19/2019

Chapter 13 Spinal Cord, Nerves & Reflexes

Lab 19: Muscles of Trunk/Hip/Lower Limb, Lab 20: Actions of Muscles

120

115

4.7

6/20/2019

Chapter 13 Spinal Cord, Nerves & Reflexes (Continued) Review for Exam 3

Lab 21: Neurons & Spinal Cord, Lab 22: Peripheral Nerves and Reflexes

120

115

4.7

Q      6/21/2018

EXAM 3 (Ch. 12, 13)

LAB EXAM 3 (Labs 17-22)

120

115

4.7

WEEK FOUR

LECTURES

LABS

LEC min.

LAB min.

Contact hr.

6/24/2018

Chapter 14: Brain & Cranial Nerves

Lab 23: Brain & Cranial Nerves,

120

115

4.7

6/25/2018

Chapter 15: Autonomic Nervous System

Lab 24: Sheep brain Lab 25: Baroreflex/Sci. meth

120

115

4.7

6/26/2018

Chapter 15: Autonomic Nervous System, Review for Exam 4

Lab 26: general senses and chemical senses

120

115

4.7

6/27/2018

EXAM 4 (CHs 12-15)

Lab 27: Hearing & Equilibrium, Lab 28: Vision

120

115

4.7

6/28/2018

Chapter 16

LAB EXAM 4 (labs 23-28)

120

115

4.7

WEEK FIVE

 

 

 

 

 

7/01/2017

FINAL EXAM

(covers all lecture chapters)

 

115

 

2.3

Total Contact Hours for Course

 

 

 

96

* Last day to Q Drop 6/21/2019