BIO-201-20/BIO-201L-20, Human Anatomy & Physiology I (FA13)
INSTRUCTOR: Paul Weldon
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Lecture/Monday & Lab/Wednesday/6:00-8:30 PM, 09/09/2013-12/13/2013
- To understand the study of structure and function of the human body by studying basic biological principals.
- To perform hands-on activities in the laboratory (structural anatomy) and correlate practical knowledge with background/theoretical information covered in lecture (both structure and function).
- To affirm the student’s decision to pursue a career in the life and health sciences.
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology; Martini, F.H., Nath, J.L., Batholomew, E.F. Pearson Education, Inc., San Francisco, CA, 10th Edition.
Virtual Body: http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
NHC Anatomy & Physiology Links I: http://science.nhmccd.edu/biol/ap1int.htm
Gray’s Anatomy: http://www.bartleby.com/107/
Get Body Smart: http://www.getbodysmart.com/
Pictorial Anatomy of the Cat; Gilbert, S.G.; Univ. of Washington Press;
Website for cat dissection: http://www.bio.psu.edu/faculty/strauss/anatomy/biology29.htm
Website for bones: http://www.eskeletons.org
BIO 111 or equivalent, with a minimum of a C. A GENERAL COMPETENCY EXAM WORTH 10% OF YOUR GRADE WILL BE ADMINISTERED DURING THE FIRST MEETING. IT WILL COVER BASIC BIOLOGY THAT MUST BE MASTERED TO PURSUE THIS COURSE.
-Grades will be based on student performance evaluations from both lecture and laboratory exercises. A COMPETENCY EXAM WILL ACCOUNT FOR 10% OF THE COURSE GRADE. Lecture exams will account for 37% and lab will account for 37% of your grade evaluation for the entire course.
-For the lecture portion of the course, the evaluation will be based upon scores obtained from exams and quizzes. There will be ONE COMPETENCY EXAM TO BE ADMINSITERED DURING THE FIRST MEETING, three regular lecture exams, and a final exam. Participation during lecture (6%) includes involvement in discussions, figure presentations, and asking questions.
-For the laboratory portion of the course, the evaluation will be based on lab practicals and lab quizzes. Participation during lab includes involvement in discussions, asking questions, and active participation in dissections or in-lab assignments.
-A final letter grade will be calculated based on student’s percent averages from both lecture and laboratory. Six percent (6%) of the final grade will derive from participation in lecture and lab. Letter grades will be applied on the traditional scale of:
93-100=A, 92-88=B+, 82-87=B, 76-81=C+, 70-75=C, 60-69=D, and <60=F
Every student is responsible for keeping track of their grade. Students are encouraged to actively seek the instructor and/or advisor if needed, particularly when considering dropping the class. If they need to discuss a grade policy or rubric, they should actively seek out the instructor for an explanation. Questions and/or concerns should be brought up early on. Do not wait until the end of the semester to address your concerns. Make sure to maintain open dialogue with instructor and advisor concerning grades.
After the instructor has graded exams, they will be reviewed in class and collected immediately after. Students cannot take the exams home. Students are given one week after the exam is taken to make an appointment with the instructor in order to review and study their exam. Students may use this time to bring concerns and/or issues to the instructor about the exam. After one week, the exam will not be revisited in any fashion.
ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES AND EXAMS:
Quizzes may be given at the beginning of class. No accommodations will be made for quizzes missed because you were late or absent. You will receive a grade of 0 for any missed quiz. If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, all assignments will be due and quizzes or exams will be taken at the next class meeting. Be prepared to have regular access to the internet as some assignments may require you to search various websites and/or download or print materials. Inability to access the internet will not be considered a legitimate reason for missing an assignment. In addition, the instructor will regularly communicate with class members through e-mail. Make sure to check your e-mail regularly; students are responsible for all information and instructions conveyed by email. Notify the instructor immediately if there is a problem receiving emails. Additional assignments or activities may be given as the semester progresses at the discretion of the instructor.