Untitled

Web Schedules

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

One Credit Courses

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

No Cost Textbook/Resources Courses

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

Low Cost Textbook/Resources Courses

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

Course Planning by Program

2024-25

Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 20-May-24
 

Fall 2024 | BIO-2011-VO08 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 1 (as of 07-19-24 8:05 PM)
To check live space availability, Search for Courses.
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00

Faculty

Heather Connolly
View Faculty Credentials
View Faculty Statement
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Natural Science
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This is the first semester of a two-semester course which examines the structure and functions of the human body. Topics include fundamental principles of cell and tissue structure, gross anatomical and physiological organization, electrochemical communication systems and muscle physiology. This is a laboratory course that involves hands-on or simulated laboratory experiences. Prior learning in basic algebra, and chemistry or biology are recommended.


Essential Objectives


1. Describe cellular structure and communication as it relates to the use of organic and inorganic molecules, enzymes, membrane transport mechanisms, cell reproduction, and protein synthesis.
2. Demonstrate the use of anatomical terms for planes, directions, and locations as related to systems of the human body and describe the gross and microscopic anatomical organization of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
3. Identify and describe the histological characteristics of connective, epithelial, nervous and muscle tissues and explain how the physiological roles of each ensure homeostasis.
4. Analyze the integumentary system for its role and structure in the human body.
5. Discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy of the skeletal system and identify the functions and role of joints and articulations.
6. Discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy of the muscular system and the physiology of muscular contraction.
7. Describe the pathway and mechanisms by which skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems interact.
8. Describe the structure and function of the peripheral and central nervous systems, including how electrical signals are generated and communicated throughout the human body.
9. Describe diseased states and how they impact different organ systems.
10. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
11. Explain how knowledge created in the natural sciences has contributed to the creation, maintenance and dismantling of social inequalities and discuss the impacts of diversity and inclusion on scientific research and practice.
Lab Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to:
a. formulate and evaluate real-world scientific questions;
b. ethically plan and implement accurate data collection;
c. analyze and evaluate data;
d. generate conclusions based on analysis and justify claims with evidence;
e. integrate the related work of other scientists; and
f. propose ideas for further inquiry.
2. Communicate findings in a format appropriate to the discipline and type of investigation, such as a laboratory notebook, laboratory report, observational study, field investigation report, poster, or presentation using appropriate evidence to support these findings.
3. Understand the structure and purpose of peer-reviewed publications.
4. Complete labs in the following areas: introduction to anatomy, cellular function, tissues (with an emphasis on skin), the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system (including the brain and integration of the nervous system).
5. Evaluate scientific information for validity, accuracy, reliability, and methodology.
6. Identify and follow lab safety techniques that are aligned with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class.
This does not include lab fees for 4-credit science courses. ***

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Fall 2024 textbook details will be available on 2024-05-20. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

BIO-2011-VO08 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Artificial Intelligence(AI) Policy Statement

CCV recognizes that artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI tools are widely available and becoming embedded in many online writing and creative applications.

Prohibited: The use of generative AI is not allowed in this course, with the exception of spellcheck, grammar check and similar tools. This course rests in the value of students engaging in the learning process without relying on AI-generated content. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills independently, owning their learning journey from start to finish. If you use these tools, your actions would be considered academically dishonest and a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.


Methods

This course will consist of lectures that are recorded and posted on YouTube, virtual labs/homework, weekly quizzes, discussion forums and four exams.


Evaluation Criteria

Quizzes (weekly): 20%

Exams (four): 35%

Discussion forums: 20%

Lab/Homework: 20%

Egg Lab: 5%


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Introduction to the Human Body

  

Chapter 1:Introduction to the Human Body

  

VB Anatomical Scavenger Hunt

VB Planes and Positions

Forum

 

2

The Chemical Level of Organization

  

Chapter 2: The Chemical Level of Organization

  

Chemistry Worksheet

Begin Egg Lab

Forum

 

3

The Cellular Level of Organization

  

Chapter 3: The Cellular Level of Organization

  

Finish Egg Lab

Forum

 

4

The Tissue Level of Organization

  

Chapter 4: The Tissue Level of Organization

  

VB Tissues Lab

VB quiz

Forum

 

5

The Integumentary System

  

Chapter 5: The Integumentary System

  

VB Anatomy ID Integument

VB Quiz

Forum

 

6

Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System

Axial Skeleton

  

Chapter 6: Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System

and Chapter 7.1 & 7.2: Axial Skeleton

  

VB Skull Lab

EXAM 1

 

7

Axial Skeleton

Appendicular Skeleton

  

Chapter 7.3-7.5: Axial Skeleton

Chapter 8.1, 8.2: Appendicular Skeleton

  

VB Axial skeleton lab (Spine only)

VB Quiz

Forum

 

8

Appendicular Skeleton

Joints

  

Chapter 8.3-8.5: Appendicular Skeleton

Chapter 9: Joints

  

VB Appendicular skeleton lab

VB

Forum

 

9

Muscle Tissue

  

Chapter 10: Muscle Tissue

  

Muscle contraction lab assignment

EXAM 2

 

10

The Muscular System

  

Chapter 11: The Muscular System

  

VB Muscle labs

VB

Forum

 

11

The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue

  

Chapter 12: The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue

  

Neural tissue lab

EXAM 3

 

12

Anatomy of the Nervous System

  

Chapter 13: Anatomy of the Nervous System

  

VB Brain and spinal cord labs

VB Quiz

Forum

 

13

The Somatic Nervous System

  

Chapter 14 (skip pages pages 541-557 on special senses): The Somatic Nervous System

  

Somatic Nervous System Lab

VB Quiz

Forum

 

14

The Autonomic Nervous System

  

Chapter 15: The Autonomic Nervous System

  

Autonomic Nervous System Lab

VB Quiz

Final Forum

 

15

Final Exam

    

Final Exam

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

I expect all students to come to class prepared to participate. My classroom is a judgment-free zone and you will never be made to feel bad about asking questions or offering wrong answers. We are all here together to learn and that is best achieved (and most enjoyable) if everyone has a great attitude and participates in class.



Missing & Late Work Policy

I believe once you are learning at the college level you should be able to navigate a course site and be responsible for assignments and due dates. My courses are all teaching students who plan to enter the medical field where responsibility is of utmost importance. For this reason, I do not accept late work. If there are extenuating circumstances, I will consider a rare extension, ONLY if you communicate with me prior to the due date of the assignment.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.