ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
BIOLOGY  2121          GENERAL POLICIES     Spring 2013

BIOL 2121 GENERAL POLICIES

INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Jeff Hargett
E-MAIL: jhargett@highlands.edu

LECTURE: MW 6:30-7:45

LABORATORY INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Jeff Hargett

Lab Monday 8:00-10:00

Since the instructor is an adjunct (part-time) faculty member, regular office hours are not kept.  Email is the most efficient method of contact.

COURSE  DESCRIPTION
BIOL 2121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: High School Biology or consent of instructor, admission to FloydCollege, adequate placement status for credit-level courses

BIOL 2122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: BIOL 2121 with a grade of C or better

Biology 2121 and 2122 constitute a sequence in which the students are reviewed in basic concepts of biology and 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 specimen, with analysis of physiological processes within the students' bodies by EEG and ECG.

The purpose of the sequence is to provide the students with a basic overview of vocabulary, theory, principles, and hands-on experience in the subject matter in order to support the practical, clinical and technical requirements of the programs which include BIOL 2121 and 2122 in the curriculum.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Science Team Goal:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of at least one scientific discipline, and an understanding of the interplay between theory and experimentation and observations undergirding those concepts.

 

 

1.

Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its informational content.

 

2.

Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its terminology.

 

3.

Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its commonly used units of measurement.

 

4.

Students will demonstrate the ability to operate basic instrumentation, gather data, analyze data, and generate conclusions in a laboratory or observational setting.

 

5.

Students will demonstrate the ability to apply discipline content to problem solving.


COURSE OBJECTIVES
:

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.

The Division of Science & Physical Education supports the mission of  IC @ GHC.

The mission of the Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is to create a curriculum-wide culture of information competency (IC) among students, which will be demonstrated through writing or other modes of communication.

More information on IC @ GHC can be found at: http://www.highlands.edu/ic/index.htm

TEXT:
The currently REQUIRED TEXT for success in the BIOL 2121-2122 sequence is Visual Anatomy & Physiology by Martini, Ober, & Nath. 
This text is new for 2012-2013.  

The text is a comprehensive resource that will help you for the rest of your health-related career.  For this course the text provides definitions of terms, detailed discussion of concepts, tables and charts useful to summarize the information.  Especially valuable are the many photographs and sketches of anatomical structures. You will use these sketches and photographs in lecture and in lab.

A separate lab manual is no longer required.   The lab format will follow the laboratory activities in the online Lab Manual (See link at the bottom of this page).  Students should access the lab pages and print them as they need them.

ATTENDANCE
Lecture attendance will be recorded for advisory purposes and administrative record keeping. You will be given a page to sign each date you attend.

GRADING: There will be no "re-tests" or extra-credit assignments to improve grades.
Grades will be computed on this basis:

  • 5 announced lecture tests, grade based  on % correct; (typical test contains 75-100 objective questions)
  • Highest grade of the above  lecture tests  counted again.
  • An average of all laboratory work (counting twice)
  • A final comprehensive exam grade (counting twice).  Questions will be drawn from the last material covered as well as material covered on other tests, (may not be exact questions from previous tests)
  • Total divided by 10    =    AVG __________

 

 

NOTE: In order to calculate your percentage grade for a particular test, the number of questions you answered correctly is divided by the total number of questions on the test, then multiply by 100:
# correct divided by # possible X 100 = % Correct/Grade

Cheating is strictly prohibited.  Use of, or possession of, "cheat sheets", copying of tests, and giving or getting answers from anyone else will be considered cheating and will result in a grade of zero on the test or assignment to all involved. Cell phones and electronics should be put away before a test.

AVERAGE: 90 or above A
80 or above B
70 or above C (.5 or above goes up to next point)
60 or above D
Below 60 F

The lab grade will be derived as the average of three grades: two lab practicals and the highest lab practical grade counted again. Each lab practical is worth 100 points and will be administered during your normally scheduled lab time.

There are no make-up labs. If an emergency (DOCTOR'S NOTE REQUIRED) causes you to miss a lab practical, email or call as soon as possible so that the makeup practical can be arranged. If you do not, it cannot be made up. You are responsible for learning any missed material from your lab-mates during subsequent labs.

If a lecture test must be missed for a good reason (medical, court, etc.), a make-up test over the material missed may be administered at the discretion of the instructor. There will be no "re-takes".
Only one missed test per semester will be allowed.

Extended Absences:
Extended absences will be handled in accordance with the Georgia Highlands Extended Absence Policy.
Students, who have circumstances that prevent them from continuing to attend classes over an extended period of time, sometimes request that the faculty member permit them to submit work in absentia to receive credit to complete the course.

If the concurrent absences will constitute more than 15% of the class sessions for the term, then written permission from the Division Chair is required before any course assignments can be completed while missing class. The student must be in good academic standing in the course to make the request. All approved coursework must be completed by the end of the semester in which the course was begun.

EARNED F:
This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: "Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student's financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form".

 

DISABILITY STATEMENT:
Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the College Access Center (706-802-5003) to coordinate reasonable accommodations. The students are also welcome to contact the instructors privately to discuss one’s specific needs.

 

UNDER GEORGIA LAW, GRADES CANNOT BE DISTRIBUTED BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, OR POSTED BY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

Any withdrawals after the drop date result in WF unless the Academic Vice-President's office gives approval for a hardship non-punitive withdrawal. Such a decision is made cooperatively between myself and the Academic Vice-President's office. (Having a less-than-desirable grade average is not reason enough for a hardship case. Make a decision based on grade before mid-quarter.) In order to withdraw, a green course withdrawal form or a complete withdrawal form must be obtained from the Admissions & Records Office, filled out by the student, and signed by the instructor (for course withdrawal) or Admissions (for complete withdrawal). If this paperwork is not done, then you are considered still enrolled in the course and will get an F even if you don't participate at all. Do not expect a grade change from F to W once it is on the permanent transcript (following the close of the quarter).

Please be courteous and mindful of your fellow classmates. Please turn off all cell phones.  I do not mind the use of tape recorders during lecture unless they become a distraction.

FOLLOW ALL LABORATORY SAFETY RULES CONSISTENTLY. REVIEW THEM OFTEN. NO BARE FEET IN THE LABORATORY!!!!

MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR CHILDREN DURING CLASS OR LAB TIME!!!

In the event of weather related cancellation of classes, the schedule will pick up the sequence of lectures herein described as classes resume. The semester may then be extended, or "double" lectures designed as we go. If we have covered all material for a test, the test will be given on the first day back.

This is a tentative schedule an may have to be modified as the need arises.  Listen closely in class for updates and changes to this schedule.

BIOLOGY 2121    TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE     

 

DATE

TOPIC

Mon. 1/7 Orientation; Introduction, Terminology - Labs begin tonight

Wed.. 1/9

Basic Chemistry -

Mon. 1/14

Chemistry

Wed. 1/16

Chemistry: Carbohydrates, Lipids & Proteins

Mon.  1/21

No Class / No Lab -  MLK Holiday

Wed. 1/23

Mon.  1/28

Cell Structure

Wed.  1/30

Cell Function

Mon.  2/4

Tissue Types

Wed. 2/6

Tissues

Mon.  2/11

Wed. 2/13

Integumentary System

Mon.  2/18

Integumentary System / Skeletal 

Wed.  2/20

Bone Histology

Mon.  2/25

Bone Histology / LAB PRACTICAL 1

Wed.  2/27

Joints

Mon. 3/4

SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS

Wed. 3/6

SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS

Mon. 3/11

Wed. 3/13

Muscular System

Mon. 3/18

Muscular System - Last Day to Withdraw

Wed. 3/20 Muscular System
Mon. 3/25 Nervous System 

Wed. 3/27

Nervous System

Mon. 4/1

Wed. 4/3

Brain

Mon. 4/8

Brain

Wed. 4/10

Spinal Cord

Mon. 4/15

Autonomic Nervous System / LAB PRACTICAL 2

Wed. 4/17

Autonomic Nervous System

Mon. 4/22

Special Senses

Wed. 4/24

Special Senses

Mon. 4/29

Tue. 4/30

Reading Day

Wed. 5/1

Final Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE LABORATORY SCHEDULE AND ACTIVITIES CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT: Laboratory Schedule and Activities


Some material may be available on-line. You will be required to access some content for this course through Desire-2-Learn (formerly called Vista). You must know your login ID and password.