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BIO-201-20/BIO-201L-20, Human Anatomy & Physiology I (FA14)

INSTRUCTOR:Paul J. Weldon, email: pweldon@ndm.edu, (410) 532-5721

Office: Knott Science Room 335; Lab: Knott Science Room 306

COURSE GOALS:

-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.

TEXT: 

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology; Martini, F.H., Nath, J.L., Batholomew, E.F. Pearson Education, Inc., San Francisco, CA, 10th Edition.

USEFUL WEBSITES:

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/

LABORATORY TEXT:

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

PREREQUISITE COURSE:

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*:

-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.

-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

*Note: 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.

Note: 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.

Class activities or laboratory procedures may involve exposure to chemicals or require physical challenges/exercise that could affect your health considerations (for example, allergies or pregnancy).  You should discuss any questions related to your particular situation with the instructor, who will help you determine how to safely proceed with course requirements and minimize any health concerns.  Your safety is our primary consideration.

Laboratory Supplies:  Dissecting equipment (property of CND) and gloves will be provided.

Caution: If you have adverse reactions to latex, vinyl gloves are available.