Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401
Only face to face meetings June 8, June 22, July 13, July 27. Exams must be taken in proctored setting like Blinn's Learning Center.
Professor: Ellen Ott-Reeves
Use communicate tab in ecampus to access Live Office Hours Fridays at noon.
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.
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.
Textbook: Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn, 2013, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA.
Lab Manual: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual – Cat Version, 10th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Susan Mitchell, 2010, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA
Blended sections offered in Bryan do not require lab manual. We will use worksheets instead.
- Ecampus http://ecampus.blinn.edu has your course materials under the Lessons tab. The Start Here folder has the syllabus and a short orientation video for ecampus links as well as publisher review sites. You will take a quiz over the syllabus, which will be averaged with grades from connect, A&P Revealed, any quizzes during lab. Contact with Professor: email in ecampus, or email@example.com. I will also have live office hours on ecampus Fridays at noon. Grades are available with the ecampus report tab. Choose the drop down menu for my grades. Useful resources has links to connect & LearnSmart as well as A&P Revealed.
- Especially in this blended section, you are expected to read your textbook! I have posted detailed “what should I know” reviews for each chapter in ecampus. Read a few pages, answer the questions, read a few more pages. Each unit of the lessons tab has lab reviews with pictures of the slides and models you are expected to know for the practical. I also have recorded lectures available in the Tegrity link from the course home page. The powerpoints for these lectures are available under the lessons tab for that unit & chapter.
- 4 lecture exams. Ecampus Lessons tab will also have links to your 4 lecture exams for the course. Each of the exams will need to be taken in a proctored setting such as Blinn’s Learning Center. You log in to ecampus as usual, then proctor will enter the password for the exam. If arrangements are made well ahead of time, you may be able to take the exam in another proctored testing center. If you miss a lecture exam, or are unhappy with your grade on one test, you can take the cumulative makeup exam which has material evenly distributed among the 15 chapters we’ve covered. I will count whichever grade is higher. 40% course grade comes from your exam average.
- 4 lab days. We meet 8:00A – 12:30 in H123A on Bryan campus. You should should know the material before coming to lab. You will have also reviewed the materials with your chapter work (reading, connect and ecampus, LearnSmart, A&P Revealed) prior to lab. You will complete worksheets during the lab meeting, so you do not need a separate lab book. Lab work is part of your classwork average (10% of course grade) along with the online assignments. We’ll review slides and models, dissect, etc., Your work must be COMPLETE and have your name on it when turned in to get credit. Missing lab counts as a week’s unexcused absence. You can expect to see your grades from lab work within one week of the lab meeting. Each lab day will end with multiple choice lab practical over materials for those chapters and that day’s work. Anything in the chapters, connect, A&P Revealed can be on the practical! Lab practical average is 20% of course grade.
- Classwork average: connect, A&P Revealed, Lab worksheets, quizzes online and in class, ecampus lab reviews. Classwork average is 20% course credit.
- Connect is a review site from McGrawHill, the book publisher. You received an access code when you bought your book, or you can purchase an access code from the publisher. Each chapter has optional reviews of the figures, animations, A&P Revealed for the chapter. However, these images can show up on the practicals and / or exams. In addition, you must complete the REQUIRED connect assignment prior to due date for each chapter.
- Connect registration URL http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/e_ottreeves_sum13b01
- A&P Revealed From your connect assignment list, you can follow the link to A&P Revealed. Please use my Course Content code k2zVA for A&P1. When in APR, use the green my button! Study the modules in APR, dissections, animations, imaging. A&P Modules do not correspond exactly to chapters in your text. Each unit will have REQUIRED APR assessments.
- LearnSmart is another review source linked from the connect assignment screen. Your average across all 15 modules can earn up to 5% extra credit in the course. Each unit’s LearnSmart modules are due by 11PM the day of the exam for that unit. If you miss a LearnSmart module, zero will be averaged. Some exam questions are taken from LearnSmart. My exams are challenging. You will likely need the bonus points! There is an app for LearnSmart, however, grades may not record into the gradebook accurately. Log in to connect, access LearnSmart to make sure grades are recorded. If any discrepancies in grades, you must log in to LearnSmart and show me when we meet face to face.
- Online Tools. Should ecampus, connect, A&P revealed be down during a deadline, I will be notified by distance education, to determine if the assignment should be extended. Otherwise, deadlines on the assignments are firm. Your getting off work late is not grounds for me to extend the assignment date for you.
- Final Exam is Cumulative, 100 questions, about evenly distributed across all the chapters. If you work the “What should I know” for each chapter in addition to connect, LearnSmart, A&P Revealed, you should be well prepared for the final. I suggest reviewing with the end of chapter student learning outcomes in your text around final exam time. If there are topics you don’t remember, you can delve more deeply into that part of the chapter. Final will be taken in proctored environment like Blinn’s Learning Center. Final exam is 20% of course credit.
- The Distance Education page http://blinn.edu/disted lists many resources to help you complete this internet course, including tutorials for using the online classroom environment, system requirements and guidelines for online testing. Please review these guidelines.
- 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
Classwork average 20%
Lab Practical average 20%
Lecture Exam average 40%
Final Exam 20%
Bonus LearnSmart average 5%
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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.
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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. 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
Makeup Policy: Missed labs cannot be made up. If you have an unexcused absence for lab, you get no points for that day. Missed quizzes, connect, APR cannot be made up. Assignments are open for an extended time. Your schedule should permit you to access the quiz during that time. A Lecture exam can be made up by taking the cumulative exam at the end of the semester. The final exam cannot be made up. I do not accept late work that you did not turn in during lab meetings. All work must be completed and have your name when turned in to get credit.
No eating or drinking allowed in lab. Lab work begins when class does! Work you miss by arriving late cannot be made up, nor can the class be delayed while you catch up.
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.
The above requirements and policies are discussed more fully in the Blinn College Student Handbook which, by reference, is incorporated into this information. Please obtain and read.
Dropping: If 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. The last day to withdraw with a Q is July 19. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS. If you drop after the Q date, you receive a QF, which affects your GPA as an F would.
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.
Summer 2013 A&P1