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Biology 2121 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Spring 2013

 Paulding: Lecture T/R 9:30am-10:45am; Lab T 11am-1pm

                                                                      Lab R 11am-1pm

 

 Georgia Highlands College

 

 

 


Dr. Adam J. Decker

Associate Professor of Biology
            
Email:
adecker@highlands.edu

Office: Cartersville 254 B ph. 678-872-8074

Office hours: TBA

 

 

 

Course Description and Objectives:

Biology 2121 and 2122 constitute a sequence in which the students are reviewed in basic concepts of biology biochemistry (cell theory, cell structure, cell metabolism, and cell reproduction) before proceeding to a detailed study of the normal histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of each body system within the human organism. Emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease. Laboratory study includes examination of life-sized models, prepared tissue slides, and preserved specimens, with analysis of physiological processes within the studentís body.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

 

1.

Identify and describe  the levels of organization of the human body.

 

2.

Identify and describe and apply basic principles of chemistry as they relate to human anatomy and physiology.

 

3.

Identify, describe, and explain cell structures and their functions.

 

4.

Identify, describe, and explain tissue structures and functions.

 

5.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the integumentary system.

 

6.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the bones and joints.

 

7.

Identify, describe, and explain structures and functions of the muscular system.

 

8.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the nervous system.

 

9.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the special senses.

Text:

Lecture: Visual Anatomy and Physiology, Martini et. Al.
Lab: No additional book is required, please bring and use the textbook in lab

Attendance:

Attendance is required and will be recorded.

Prerequisites:

High school biology or consent by the instructor, satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099, MATH 0097.

Week 2: Notification of Non-attendance
Week 5: Evidence of Course Pursuit
Week 8: Mid-term Grades

Grading:

The standard grading system will be used:

A= 100-90, B= 89-80, C= 79-70, D= 69-60, F= 59 and below

Notice: If a student's final average is within one half a point (ex: 89.5) of the next letter grade the instructor will grant rounding up to the next letter grade if the student has attended and participated in at least 90% of the scheduled lectures.

The final grade for the course is based on the average of the following 10 grades:

Five announced lecture exams

Notice: Each exam is worth a maximum of 100 points.

* The highest lecture exam will be counted twice.  

 

Exam I†† _____

Exam II_____

Exam III _____

Exam IV_____

Exam V

Highest†† _____ *

An average of all laboratory work (which is counted twice)

Notice: The laboratory grade is calculated by averaging three grades:  two lab practical examinations (each worth a maximum of 100 points) and a the higher of the two lab practical grades.     

Lab average calculation:

Lab Practical Exam I grade _____ + Lab Practical Exam II grade _____ + Highest lab exam grade _____ = _____ which is divided by a total of 300 points = _____ lab average.

Lab Average _____

Lab Average _____

A final comprehensive exam (which is counted twice)

Final Exam _____

Final Exam _____

Scantron Forms: Tests and exams are multiple choice. Students provide their own Scantron grading forms, which are available at the campus bookstore at a small cost. For this reason and because Scantron forms can become damaged in use, students are encouraged to be prepared with several forms at every test or exam. Scantron forms must be clean and uncreased and must be marked clearly to be read properly. Running out of forms, using forms that are in poor condition, or marking forms improperly will lead to a student receiving no credit for the corresponding test or exam. The answers marked on the Scantron form are the ones graded. No credit will be given for answers marked correctly on the examination copy which are marked incorrectly on the Scantron form.

 

Average for the course:

Exam I + Exam II + Exam III + Exam IV + Exam V + *Highest Lecture + Lab Average + Lab Average + Final Exam + Final Exam divided by 1000 =

Course Average _____

Disclosures:

Scantron Forms: Tests and exams are multiple choice. Students provide their own Scantron grading forms, which are available at the campus bookstore at a small cost. For this reason and because Scantron forms can become damaged in use, students are encouraged to be prepared with several forms at every test or exam. Scantron forms must be clean and uncreased and must be marked clearly to be read properly. Running out of forms, using forms that are in poor condition, or marking forms improperly will lead to a student receiving no credit for the corresponding test or exam. The answers marked on the Scantron form are the ones graded. No credit will be given for answers marked correctly on the examination copy which are marked incorrectly on the Scantron form.


Lecture Schedule
Biology 2121

Schedule subject to change


 

 

Topic

 

 

1/8-1/10

1/15-1/17

 

 

Introduction to Biochemistry

1/22-1/24

Cytology 

1/31

 Exam #1 (Study Guide)

2/5

Histology

2/5-2/7

 

Integumentary 

2/12-2/14

Osseous tissue

 

2/19

Exam #2 (Study Guide)

2/21

Arthrology

2/26-2/28

3/12

Muscle tissue

Muscle Physiology

Muscle System

 

3/19

 

 

Exam #3 (Study Guide)

 

3/21-3/26

Fundamentals of the nervous system

 

3/28-4/4

Central Nervous System

4/9

Exam #4    (Study Guide)

4/11- 4/16

 

Peripheral Nervous System

4/18

Autonomic Nervous System

ANS Drugs

4/23

Exam #5 (Study Guide)

4/25

Special Senses

 

 

 

5/2

 10am

 

COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM

Note: This is a tentative lecture schedule! The instructor reserves the right to alter this schedule at his discretion. Any changes in this schedule will be announced to the students as soon as it is possible.

ajd 6/12


Please click on the following link for the lab schedule:

Lab Schedule

Lab Statement:

"Since this course involves a laboratory component, there are specific safety issues that students need to be aware of (such as use of lab coats and or safety/goggles, or any other such example specifically related to that course).  It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all such issues and act in an extremely cautious manner to avoid any potential causes for accidents in the laboratory.  GHC is not liable for any accident in the lab due to the negligence on the part of any individual."

 


Note: This is a tentative laboratory schedule! The instructor reserves the right to alter this schedule at his discretion. Any changes in this schedule will be announced to the students as soon as it is possible.

ajd 6/12