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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 01-Jul-24
 

Fall 2024 | BIO-2011-VR01 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Rutland
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 06:00P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-12-2024
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: 10 (as of 07-21-24 4:05 PM)
To check live space availability, Search for Courses.
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00

Faculty

Michael Gamache
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Danielle Lafleur Brooks

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 low cost ($50 or less) 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-VR01 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.


Methods

1. Lecture and discussion including slides, overheads, video and computer generated simulations.

2. Textbooks and supplementary learning materials.

3. Laboratory study of biological models, dissection specimens, and computer simulations.

4. Laboratory forms, instructions and reports.


Evaluation Criteria

1. Reading Responses/Discussion Board Posts 20% total grade

2. 5 Tests, 50% total grade

3. Lab proficiency/reports 20% total grade

4. Attendance/punctuality/participation 10% total grade


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

Course Introduction/Overview

  

Read Chapter 1

  

Discussion Board.

Lab Assignment

 

2

Biochemistry

  

Chapter 2

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

 

3

Cells

  

Chapter 3

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment/Physioex # 1

Exam # 1 (Posts Thursday)

 

4

Tissue

  

Chapter 4

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

 

5

Integumentary System

  

Chapter 5

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

 

6

Bone Tissue

  

Chapter 6

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

Exam # 2 (Posts Thursday)

 

7

Skeletal System

  

Chapters 7 & 8

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

 

8

Joints

  

Chapter 9

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

 

9

Muscle Tissue

  

Chapter 10

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

Exam # 3 (Posts Thursday)

 

10

Muscular System

  

Chapter 11

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment/Physioex # 2

 

11

Nervous Tissue

  

Chapter 12

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment/Physioex # 3

 

12

Nervous System Anatomy

  

Chapter 13

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

Exam # 4 (Posts Thursday)

 

13

Somatic Nervous System

  

Chapter 14

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

 

14

Autonomic Nervous System

  

Chapter 15

  

Discussion Board

Lab Assignment

 

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

Participation is expected overall. This manifests itself in discussion board posts, contributions to class discussion and active listening. Using a cellphone in class is not considered good listening.



Missing & Late Work Policy

Discussion board posts must be made by the designated due date to avoid late penalties. This will differ from week to week. Check the weekly modules for specifics.

Class exams are online. You will have 5 calendar days plus 5 hours and 59 minutes to complete each exam. Late penalties apply to exams turned in after the due date time.

Lab activities missed must be made up to avoid academic penalty.

Absences will result in a 5% deduction of the overall attendance/participation grade.


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.