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Revision Date: 01-Jun-20

BIO-2011-VR01 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Synonym: 184887

Location: Rutland - Meets Online

Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Michael Gamache | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00
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This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Scientific Method
  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 page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

This is the first semester of a two-semester course which examines the structure and functions of the human body. Topics will 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. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
Lab Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to construct hypotheses, predictions, and lab reports and to design, analyze, and/or critique experiments found throughout peer-reviewed research and laboratory notebooks.
2. 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).
3. Utilize mathematical techniques necessary to properly collect and interpret data (i.e., unit conversions, standardization, and scaling necessary for data collection, graphing and charting).
4. Apply proper techniques in using common scientific tools to collect data and describe how they work (i.e., microscopes, spectrophotometers, UV sterilizers, etc.).
5. Identify and demonstrate lab safety techniques that are in line with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).


Because the course is currently on line, Human A & P I instruction will be based on an engaged dialogue of assigned readings, video lectures, and laboratory/research assignments.

Evaluation Criteria:

Accomplishment of course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of: Evaluation of student learning in this on-line version is based on the following: 1. Student comments & questions posted to discussion boards. Discussion board categories include: a. Assigned textbook readings. b. Assigned video lectures c. Laboratory & Research topic 2. Student performance on Free Response Essay Exams

Exams: 50%

Discussion Boards: 20%

Assignments 20%

Attendance 10%

Total: 100%

Grading Criteria:

Assignments and Exams are graded on a 100 point scale. Final grades are based on the following breakdown: A+ 98-100 A 93-97 A- 90-92 B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73- 76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62 F <59 Return to Menu


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

BIO-2011-VR01 Textbooks.

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

Contact Faculty:

Email: Michael Gamache
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Catherine Garland

Notes: Notes:

Attendance Policy:

Attendance in an on-line course such as this is based on the following: 1. Checking in and timely submission of comments to discussion boards. 2. Timely submission of Free Response Essay Exams


Class Date Topic Areas Assignments Due 1. Module 1: May 26th - May 29th Course Introduction Read Chapter 1/Discussion Board # 1 2. Module 2: June 1st - June 5th Biochemistry/Read Chapter 2/Discussion Board # 2 3. Module 3: June 8th - June 12th Cell Structure & Function/Read Chapter 3/Discussion Board # 3 Exam # 1 Shared June 11th/Due June 15th 4. Module 4: June 15th - June 19th Tissue/Read Chapter 4/Tissue Research Sharing Discussion Board # 5 Integumentary System/Read Chapter 5/Skin Research Sharing/Discussion Board # 6 5. Module 5: June 22nd - June 26th Bone Tissue/Read Chapter 6/Discussion Board # 7: Bone markings I Exam # 2 Posted June 25th, Due June 29th 6. Module 6: June 29th - July 3rd Skeletal System/Read Chapters 7 & 8/Discussion Board # 8: Bone markings II 7. Module 7: July 6th - July 10th Joints/Read Chapter 9 Discussion Board # 9: Joint Research Sharing 8. Module 8: July 13th - July 17th Muscular System/Read Chapters 10 & 11/Discussion Board # 10: Muscle Insertions & Origins Sharing Exam # 3 Posted July 16th/Due July 20th 9. Module 9: July 20th - July 24th Nervous System/Read Chapters 12 & 13/Discussion Board # 11: 10. Module 10: July 27th - July 31st Somatic/ Nervous Systems: Read Chapter 14/Discussion Board # 12: 11. Module 11: August 4th - August 8th Autonomic Nervous System/Read Chapter 15/Discussion Board Exam # 4 posted August 7th/Due August 11th

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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.
  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 Honesty: 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.

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