Anatomy and Physiology

THOMAS COLLEGE

SC 321

Fall Semester 2004

Instructor: Prof. Judy Hansen-Childers

Office: Room 209

Office Hours:

Mondays – 2 PM to 5PM

Tuesdays/Thursdays – 10:50 AM to 11:50 PM

Friday – 2 PM to 3 PM

You are welcome to drop by at other times or make an appointment!

Office Phone: 859-1335

Home Phone: 582-7632

E-Mail: hansenj@thomas.edu 

Snow Phone/Cancellation Line: 859-1140

Class Schedule: Section C: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - From 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM in Room 122.  Section D: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays – From 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Room 126.                

Text:

Understanding Human Anatomy and Physiology by Sylvia S. Mader (McGraw-Hill)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to acquaint students with the structure and function of the human body. An integrated presentation of the anatomy and physiology of organ systems is given. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes):

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

1.      Describe the major organ systems of the human body

2.      Explain how those organ systems work

3.      Explain how many disease processes interfere with normal function

4.      Explain how the body defends against disease

5.      Identify and explain the inter-relatedness of the body’s systems

ASSESSMENT: 

 

The student’s attainment of the learning outcomes will be assessed in the following ways:

 

The student’s understanding of the terminology, concepts, and theory of human anatomy and physiology will be measured through weekly quizzes, three exams, each covering one-third of the course,  weekly written assignments, and lab projects. 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

IMPORTANT! Students are expected to read the material in the text OUTSIDE OF CLASS.

Students will be expected to complete assigned readings and written assignments by their due dates. Students will also study the basic key terms and the clinical key terms at the end of chapters, review the study questions, and complete the objective questions to be turned in at the end of each chapter. These study questions as well as the objective questions will be included on the quizzes and tests. Quizzes and exams will be constructed on a True or False, Multiple-Choice, Matching, Identification, Fill-In, and Short- and Long-Essay format.

 IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS UNDERSTANDING THE READING OR THE MATERIAL COVERED IN CLASS PLEASE SEE ME ASAP!!  (However, I will expect that you have made a good faith effort to attend class and read the assigned material). J

 

GRADING SYSTEM

A (94 - 100) A- (90 - 93) 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 (below 60)

 

GRADING:

Written Assignments and Lab Projects………...………...….. 20%

Quizzes................................................................................…... 20%

Exam #1........................................................................….…… 20%

Exam #2...............................................................................….. 20%

Exam #3………………………………………………………..20%

ATTENDANCE:

Students are expected to attend all class sessions and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings and written homework.  If a student must miss a class session, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange other ways of obtaining the information covered in class. Please notify the instructor in advance if you have to miss a class. Students with excessive absences may not receive a passing grade.

 

INTEGRITY OF SCHOLARSHIP:

Students who plagiarize papers and projects or cheat on exams will receive zeros for the work in question and may fail the course.

 OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES:

·        Changes in the syllabus and assignments may be modified as deemed appropriate by the instructor.   All changes will be announced in class.

·        Students with a disability who are requesting academic accommodations should contact Ellen McQuiston at the Center for Academic Support (CAS) and the instructor as soon as possible.

 

Important Links

 

  

Thomas College Homepage

 

SCHEDULE

 

DATE

TOPICS

8/30, 9/1, 9/3

READ: Chapter 1 in text

 

Introduction

 

Organization of the Body

 

Terminology

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 1 Questions

 

 

9/8, 9/10

READ: Chapters 2 & 3 in text

QUIZ on Chapter 1

 

Chemistry of Life

 

Cell Structure and Function

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 2 Questions

 

 

9/13, 9/15, 9/17

READ: Chapters 3 & 4 in text

QUIZ on Chapter 2

 

Cell Structure and Function

 

Body Tissues and Membranes

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 3 Questions

 

 

9/20, 9/22, 9/24

READ:  Chapters 4 & 5

QUIZ on Chapter 3

 

Body Tissues and Membranes (continued)

 

Integumentary Systems

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 4 Questions

 

 

9/27, 9/28, 10/1

READ: Chapters  5 & 6

QUIZ on Chapter 4

 

Integumentary Systems (continued)

 

Skeletal System

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 5 Questions

 

 

10/4, 10/6

READ: Chapters 6 & 7

 

Skeletal System

 

Muscular System

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 6 Questions

Break 

 Columbus Day Weekend –Oct. 9-12

 

 

10/13, 10/15

READ: Chapters 7 & 8

QUIZ on Chapter  6

 

Muscular System

 

Nervous System

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 7 Questions

EXAM 1

Chapters 1 through 4 – STUDY GUIDE

10/18, 10/20, 10/22

READ: Chapters 8 & 9

QUIZ on Chapter 7

 

Nervous System

 

Sensory System

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 8 Questions

 

 

10/25, 10/27, 10/29

READ: Chapters  9 & 10

QUIZ on Chapter 8

 

Sensory System

 

Endocrine System

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 9 and 10 Questions

 

 

11/1, 11/3, 11/5

READ: Chapter 11

QUIZ on Chapters 9 & 10

 

Blood

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 11 Questions

 

 

11/10, 11/12

READ: Chapters 11 & 12

QUIZ on Chapters 11

 

Blood

 

Circulatory System

EXAM 2 

Chapters 6 through 11 – STUDY GUIDE

 

 

11/15, 11/17, 11/19

READ: Chapter 13

 

Lymphatic System and Immunity

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 12 and 13 Questions

 

 

11/29, 12/1, 12/3

READ: Chapters 14 & 15

QUIZ on Chapter 13

 

Respiratory System

 

Digestive System

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 14 and 15 Questions

 

 

12/6, 12/8, 12/10

READ: Chapters 16 & 17

QUIZ on Chapter 14

 

Urinary System

 

Reproductive System

 

ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 16 and 17 Questions

 

 

Finals Week

EXAM # 3: On Chapters 11-17 (TBA)

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This syllabus may be changed at the discretion of the instructor.

Last Revised: August 20, 2004