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Revision Date: 01-Aug-22
 

Fall 2022 | BIO-2012-VO07Y - Human Anatomy & Physiology II


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: 11-01-2022 to 12-19-2022
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-10-2022 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-29-2022 - Refund Policy
Open Seats/Section Limit: 6/17 (as of 08-12-22 8:05 AM)
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00

Faculty

Allison Dean
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
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 second semester of a two-semester course that examines the structure and functions of the human body emphasizing and building upon the concepts learned in Human Anatomy & Physiology I. Topics include special senses, endocrine system, blood, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. The course includes a lab. Prerequisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology I.


Essential Objectives

1. Examine and explain the function of the special senses, including taste, hearing, equilibrium and sight.
2. Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of the major endocrine glands and discuss their associated hormones, and the mechanisms involved in their regulation.
3. Discuss the composition of blood and the role of each of its components and be able to explain the fundamentals of immunity.
4. Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of the regulation of the cardiovascular system.
5. Identify the gross and microscopic anatomical components of the respiratory system and be able to describe the physiology of the regulatory mechanisms of this system.
6. Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of the digestive system and understand nutrient digestion and absorption of food components.
7. Understand and explain the gross and microscopic anatomical components of the urinary system, including its role in fluid and electrolyte balance.
8. Identify the gross and microscopic anatomical components of the reproductive system, reproductive hormones and their effects on reproductive function as well as on general body structure and metabolism.
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 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: function of the senses, endocrine system, blood, cardiovascular system (including the heart and blood vessels), lymphatic system and immune function, respiratory system, digestive system, renal physiology, reproductive system, and fluid and electrolyte balance.
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).


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 course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Fall 2022 textbook details will be available on 2022-05-16. 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-2012-VO07Y 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.


Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria:

Please contact me at Allison.Dean@ccv.edu with any questions. I'm looking forward to our semester together.

B. Criteria for Evaluation:

Please read the summary below and be sure that you read the weekly summary for each week (this will be posted in each Canvas module) to understand that you will need to do each week. Each week may look a little different; please make sure you check the weekly summary for a list of what will be due each week.

1. Exams (40%) - The format for the class exams will include a combination of any or all of the following - multiple choice, matching, identification and short answer. These exams will be given online, will be timed, and you should not use materials when taking these exams. You will be required to download and use a lockdown browser when taking the exams.

2. Lab Assignments (30%) - You should expect to do lab assignments weekly. These will be based on the material we are covering and may involve doing some activities, using the Mastering A and P website, completing case studies, etc. Please be aware of Academic Honestly policies when submitting any work.

3. Homework (20%) -You can expect a weekly homework assignment that will be completed online; you should also expect some discussion forums to keep us connected throughout the semester. You will be graded on the content (I expect that these be in your own words) and correctness of the writing you do for this course, so please take that into account when submitting work. You will be able to access your weekly homework assignments more than once so you can work on it throughout the week, and you can resubmit the assignment once to improve your score on all questions that are automatically graded within Canvas. Any short answer questions will be manually graded at the end of the week and are not able to be redone to improve your score on them.

4.Attendance/Participation in Discussion Forum (10%) -Since this is an online course, class participation is based on your discussion activity in our forums. Even when we have exams, there will be an active and required discussion forum.I expect that you will be active in the discussion forums each week.You should post throughout the week and your postings should include meaningful responses to either the required questions or to other students. You may also start separate discussion topics that are related to the material we are talking about each week. Here’s how grades for this will be assessed:

  • 0 posts per week = 0%
  • 1-2 posts per week, minimal effort, posts all at once = 75%
  • 3 posts per week, minimal effort and posts may be all at either the beginning or end of the week =85
  • 3 posts per week, include more than just "I agree" or "Me too" and they are well balanced throughout the week = 95
  • More than 3 posts per week that all include thought and application of the material and are distributed well throughout the week = 100%

5.Lateness- Work that is passed in after the due date will not be accepted, unless you have a valid excuse that I deem acceptable.In any case, you must contact me before the due date in order for this to be considered. I reserve the right to determine whether credit for late work will be assigned; however, I do want students to be successful and am more than happy to work with them when situations arise that deem the submission of late work appropriate. I realize that there are some situations when you are unable to message me prior to the date and will make exceptions as necessary while still maintaining consistent course policies.

Textbooks: Please visit the "textbook link" to find the ISBN number and more detail on the required materials. However, I wanted you to be aware of the following:

If you have Mastering A and P from a previous semester and want to use it this semester, that will work. I don't use or grade any of the assignments on the Mastering A and P website. You will use the site to carry out some labs, collect data and complete other activities that you will use to complete various assignments on Canvas.

If you have a book from another semester but don't have access to Mastering A and P, you can purchase access separately.

You can email me at Allison.Dean@ccv.edu if you have questions about course materials.

Students earning grades within the categories below will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

A (90-100%) Exceptional learning has taken place and has been demonstrated in the following ways:

  1. Complete learning and understanding of all course objectives was demonstrated.
  2. All work was completed on time.
  3. Student work demonstrates maximal effort to be organized and free of errors
  4. Student extensively uses critical thinking skills to complete assignments for the course.

B (80-89%) Significant learning has taken place and has been demonstrated in the following ways:

  1. A proficient amount of learning and understanding of all course objectives was demonstrated.
  2. All or most assignments were completed on time.
  3. Student work demonstrates effort to be fairly well organized and this work has minimal errors.
  4. Student demonstrates adequate use of critical thinking skills to complete assignments for this course.

C (70-79%) General learning has taken place and has been demonstrated in the following ways:

  1. A fair amount of learning and understanding of all course objectives was demonstrated.
  2. Most work is completed on time.
  3. Student work needs some improvement organization and editing for errors.
  4. Student is beginning to demonstrate critical thinking skills used to complete assignments for this course.

D, F (< 69%) Little learning has taken place and has been demonstrated in the following ways:

  1. A minimal (if any) amount of learning and understanding of all course objectives was demonstrated.
  2. Much of the work was not completed on time.
  3. Student work lacks organization and demonstrates little editing.
  4. Student does not show use of critical thinking skills to complete assignments for this course.

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


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 am required to take weekly attendance for CCV, which is based on your submission or activity in any portion of the course. If you have submitted or completed any assignments during the week, you will be present for CCV attendance purposes.
  • This is different from what I will use to assign you weekly discussion/participation grades (see grading criteria for how much this will count toward your final grade).
  • Participation for grading will be assessed based on the discussion forums.
  • If a student misses an entire week of this accelerated course, they will be unable to pass the course. This means that no work was submitted for an entire week.

Since this is an online course, class participation is based on your discussion activity in our forums. Even when we have exams, there will be an active and required discussion forum.I expect that you will be active in the discussion forums each week.You should post throughout the week and your postings should include meaningful responses to either the required questions or to other students. You may also start separate discussion topics that are related to the material we are talking about each week. Here’s how grades for this will be assessed:

  • 0 posts per week = 0%
  • 1-2 posts per week, minimal effort, posts all at once = 75%
  • 3 posts per week, minimal effort and posts may be all at either the beginning or end of the week =85
  • 3 posts per week, include more than just "I agree" or "Me too" and they are well balanced throughout the week = 95
  • More than 3 posts per week that all include thought and application of the material and are distributed well throughout the week = 100%


Missing & Late Work Policy

Work that is passed in after the due date will not be accepted, unless you have a valid excuse that I deem acceptable. In any case, you must contact me before the due date in order for this to be considered.I reserve the right to determine whether credit for late work will be assigned; however, I do want students to be successful and am more than happy to work with them when situations arise that deem the submission of late work appropriate. I realize that there are some situations when you are unable to message me prior to the date and will make exceptions as necessary while still maintaining consistent course policies.

Students may not miss an entire week of this accelerated course (which means no work has been submitted at all during the week) and pass the course.


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.