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Human Anatomy & Physiology I





Credits:
Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
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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).

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

I have a Ph.D. in Physiology & Cell Biology. To give you a brief history of my experiences, I worked for 25yrs. as a research scientist at various biotech firms, landing my best and last research job at Johnson & Johnson (the big pharmaceutical company). There I did breakthrough research on alternative methods for putting drugs into the brain via the nose. Also during that same timeframe, I began teaching Human Anatomy & Physiology to undergraduates. I am currently entering my 15th year of teaching this material, with CCV being the 5th higher education institution where I have taught. I have a passion for this material and for science in general. My goal is infuse some of my passion into you, so that you will come away with a deep understanding of the interconnections of the physiological systems of the body, producing a strong integrated knowledge base for your future careers.

How do you succeed in this course? The most important thing is to be prepared before coming to class. This means having read the appropriate chapter in the book, completed the appropriate study guide material for that chapter, and looked over and assimilated the information in the PowerPoint slides for that chapter so that you are prepared for the discussions during class. The PowerPoint slides represent a summary of each chapter and contain visual aids for comprehending the material. We will be referring to these visual aids during our discussions. In addition, I have generated and provided you with chapter notes to help you assimilate the material. If you haven’t spent time getting familiar with the material, you will not do well in the discussions and in the course.

Methods:

We will access a variety of techniques to learn the material. Lecture material will include animations, videos, and PowerPoint visual aids, and we will also include small and large group discussions, independent study, and hands-on laboratory experiences. I encourage all students to talk to me concerning my teaching techniques so that we can work together to overcome any problem that you may experience while learning this material. Two-way communication is vital so that you get the explanation that you need for your success. My moto while teaching this material is that if it doesn’t make sense then I haven’t taught it correctly. Physiology has to make intuitive sense and be logical because it’s a science. And always remember that the only question that is stupid is the one that was never asked.

Evaluation Criteria:

Assignments: Textbook chapters, chapter notes (provided by me) and PowerPoint slides must be read & studied before class. Homework assignments, consisting of filling out Study Guide Coloring Book sections, need to be completed and recorded by me before each class.

Lecture Exams: There will be 4 lecture exams that will consist of 50 multiple choice questions worth two points each. Lecture exams cover material presented and discussed in lecture (not lab material). The exams will be 90min long. Extra time will not be granted, even if you arrive late. We will review the exam when completed. Further discussion of the covered material will occur after the exam or new material with be discussed.

Laboratory Exercises: Must be completed by the end of the laboratory period.

Lab Exams: There will be 4 lab exams. They will consist of 25 multiple choice questions worth two points each. Lab exams will cover material from the lab (not lecture material).

Independent Study: Each student must access one of my scientific journal articles, and write a report analyzing whether the material in the article follows the scientific method. These analyses must include an examination of each of the aspects of the scientific method as presented and discussed in class. This report is due as per the schedule below.

Class Participation: Each student will participate in all small group “Think, Pair, Share” events, and all large group discussions. To participate in the discussions, each student will produce 3 questions from the chapter notes, to be discussed in class. These questions will be handed in to me and recorded for your participation grade.

Extra Credit Project: All students will have the opportunity to do an extra credit paper on the disease of their choice. This paper will be worth 5% of the total grade and will be able to improve your overall grade by half a grade level.

Grading Criteria:

Final grades will be based on the percentage of points each student earns. The scale for the course is: 100-90%=A, 90-85%=A(-), 85-80%=B(+), 80-75%=B, 75-70%=B(-), 70-65%=C(+), 65-60%=C, 60-55%=D(+), 55-50%=D, <50% = F

Textbooks:

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.

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.

Attendance Policy:

Your participation in lectures, group discussions and lab are essential for your success in this course. Please be on time and prepared for class. I will take attendance each class. To pass this class means only missing three (3) days total. You are responsible for contacting me within 24 hours of any absence to make arrangements for completing any/all missed coursework and labs.

Syllabus:

This syllabus is a summary. The complete syllabus will be available to all students at least one week before class begins.

Week

Day

Date

Lecture Topics

Textbook Assigned Readings

Study Guide

Assignments

1

T

5/26

Course Intro & Expectations

Laboratory Safety Forms

Scientific Method PPT

Human Body: An Orientation

Chap. 1

SM PPT

Chap. 1

Th

5/28

Chemistry Comes Alive

Chap. 2

Chap. 2

2

T

6/2

Cells: The Living Units

Chap. 3

Chap. 2

Th

6/4

Cells: The Living Units

Chap. 3

Chap. 3

3

T

6/9

Lecture Exam 1

Th

6/11

Tissue: The Living Fabric

Chap. 4

Chap. 3

4

T

6/16

The Integumentary System

Chap. 5

Chap. 4

Th

6/18

Bones & Skeletal Tissue

Chap. 6

Chap. 5

5

T

6/23

The Skeleton & Joints

Chaps.7,8

Chap. 5

Th

6/25

The Skeleton & Joints

Chaps.7,8

Chap. 5

6

T

6/30

Lecture Exam 2

Th

7/2

Muscles & Muscle Tissues

Chap. 9

Chap. 6

7

T

7/7

Muscles & Muscle Tissues

Chap. 9

Chap. 6

Th

7/9

The Muscular System

Chap. 10

Chap. 6

8

T

7/14

Fundamentals Nervous Tissue

Chap. 11

Chap. 7

Th

7/16

Fundamentals Nervous Tissue

Chap. 11

Chap. 7

9

T

7/21

Lecture Exam 3

Th

7/23

Independent Study Paper Due

The Central Nervous System

Chap. 12

Chap. 7

10

T

7/28

The Central Nervous System

Chap. 12

Chap. 7

Th

7/30

Peripheral Ner. Focus Sensory

Chap. 13

Chap. 7

11

T

8/4

Peripheral Ner. Focus Sensory

Chap. 13

Chap. 7

Th

8/6

Peripheral Ner. Focus Auton Output

Chap. 14

Chap. 7

12

T

8/11

Peripheral Ner. Focus Auton Output

Chap. 14

Chap. 7

Th

8/13

Lecture Exam 4

Extra Credit Due

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 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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