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  Biology 2121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Spring 2013  

Marietta: Lecture 8:00-9:15am (and)

Lab sections: M (20550) 9:30-11:30am, W (20551) 9:30-11:30am, W (20552) 11:45am-1:45pm

Georgia Highlands College

 Marietta Site


Instructor: Thomas Harnden, Ph. D.

Office Hours: Listed on Dr. Harnden's main page

Email:
tharnden@highlands.edu

Office: Norton Hall 227

Phone: 678-872-8528

Course Description and Objectives Text Attendance Prerequisites
Grading Disclosures Lecture Schedule Lab Schedule

Course Description, Outcomes, 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 student’s body.

Student Learning Outcomes: 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.

 

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. The instructor will either take roll or pass around an attendance sheet. Failure to be present when roll is taken or when the attendance sheet is pass around will result in a zero. Furthermore, a student cannot sign in for another student. Signing in for another student is considered a violation of academic integrity. Lastly, Georgia Highlands College requires that all faculty members report their students' progress throughout the course of the semester as part of the institution-wide Early Warning Program (EWP).  The objective of the program is to support academic success by reviewing early indicators of satisfactory student progress.  In accordance with EWP, faculty members provide the Registrar's Office with academic reports of each student enrolled in their course(s) at checkpoints staggered throughout the semester.  The following success factors are reported at their corresponding checkpoint:

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

Prerequisites:

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

NOTE: If a student is currently enrolled in a developmental course or has not satisfactorily completed a high school biology, then the probability of being successful in this course is exceedingly low!

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 11 grades:

Six announced lecture exams

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

Exam I _____

Exam II _____

Exam III _____

Exam IV _____

Exam V _____

Exam VI _____

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

Notice: The laboratory grade is calculated by averaging two grades:  two lab practical examinations (each worth a maximum of 100 points). NOTE: laboratory exams cannot be made up!

Lab average calculation:

Lab Practical Exam I grade _____ + Lab Practical Exam II grade _____  = _____ which is divided by a total of 200 points = _____ lab average.

Lab Average _____

Lab Average _____

A final comprehensive exam (which is counted twice) Final Exam _____

Final Exam _____

  Average for the course:

Exam I + Exam II + Exam III + Exam IV + Exam V + Exam VI + Lab Average + Lab Average + Final Exam + Final Exam divided by 1000 =

Course Average _____

Disclosures:

  • COURSE PROCEDURES AND EXPECTATIONS
    • Lecture and lab behavior that is considered disruptive will not be tolerated. Behavior that may be perceived as disruptive include, but not limited to:
      • active cell phones not set on vibrate (therefore rings when receiving calls)
      • laptop computers whose volume is not muted
      • students chattering and whispering while the instructor is lecturing
      • students walking in late
    • The instructor reserves the right to move students from one location in the lecture room or laboratory to another location without notice nor reason. For example, the instructor may request that students occupy seats in the first row before the next row can be occupied.
    • Although the instructor supports science education for all, individuals not registered for the course cannot attend lecture or laboratory.
    • Board of Regents policy 1902 DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR - "Any student, faculty member, administrator, or employee, acting individually or in concert with others, who clearly obstructs or disrupts, or attempts to obstruct or disrupt any teaching, research, administrative, disciplinary, or public service activity, or any other activity authorized to be discharged or held on any campus of the University System is considered by the Board to have committed an act of gross irresponsibility and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures, possibly resulting in dismissal or termination of employment" (BR Minutes, 1968-69, pp. 166-168; 1970-71, p. 98) source: USG Manual
    • Please ask relevant questions. The art of questioning is the greatest tool regarding success in education!
    • Students are responsible for collecting and saving all graded material. If a problem or dilemma arises (e.g. error on an exam or grade miscalculation), students may be asked to provide all graded material handed out during the semester. Therefore, save all graded material handed back! Failure to provide (when requested) any or all graded material handed back may result in a grade of zero for the missing material.
    • Cheating will not be tolerated!!! Any student who cheats on an exam will receive a grade of zero on the exam. Behavior that may be perceived as cheating include, but not limited to:
      • talking immediately before and during the administration of an exam
      • using a cell phone or other electronic devices while taking an exam
      • looking in the direction of another student's exam
      • fumbling through a book-bag, knapsack, purse, etc..
      • use of scrap paper that is not blank prior to the administration of an exam
    • In regards to exams, projects and assignments: Any evidence of violating the academic integrity code will result in a grade of zero for that exam, project, or assignment and possible further disciplinary action which may include failure in the course.
    • Students are responsible for all graded material designated in the syllabus. If lecture or laboratory is canceled due to inclement weather or instructor absence students are still responsible for the graded material not covered. If students have questions regarding missed material, the instructor has office hours (and/or will have an extra class period) to answer any questions. Therefore, it is imperative to read at least a chapter ahead of the schedule.
    • Unless other wise noted, students are responsible for all material in the textbook.
    • Students are responsible for any announcements made or handouts distributed in their absence.
    • THE INSTRUCTOR WILL NOT CALCULATE TENTATIVE AVERAGES such as a cummulative course average. If a student requests a tentative course average or any other grade calculation, then the instructor will automatically deduct ten points from a students highest lecture exam grade.
    • WITHDRAWING FROM THE COURSE - The instructor will not give advice as to whether or not a student should withdraw from the course! Only the student is capable of knowing their potential for future success. If a student asks the instructor whether he/she should withdraw, then the instructor will automatically deduct ten points from a students highest lecture exam grade.
    • Extra credit is considered a privilege not a requirement for the course. Failure to follow class procedures as defined by the syllabus or oral instruction by the instructor may result in the loss of such a privilege. The administration of extra credit is done at the instructor's discretion. DO NOT ASK IF EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN! If a student asks for extra credit, then the instructor will automatically deduct ten points from a students highest lecture exam grade.
    • Absolutely and positively no tape recorders are to be used to record my lecture or laboratory!!! The instructor provides detailed notes that enable a student to listen to lecture and still have time to make additional notes and ask questions. Exceptions to this rule are those students who have documented reasons and verified by Georgia Highlands College. Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the College Access Center immediatelty to coordinate reasonable accommodations. HOWEVER, VERIFICATION FROM THE ACCESS CENTER MUST BE GIVEN TO THE INSTRUCTOR NO LATER THAN TWO CLASS PERIODS BEFORE THE FIRST EXAM - NO EXCEPTIONS! AFTER THIS DEADLINE NO ACCOMADATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
    • 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.
    • In regards to technology:
      • If using computers not associated by the Georgia Highlands College
        • Students must check to see if their computers contain the appropriate programs specified by the college
        • Students must check to see if their computers and programs are working correctly
      • The instructor is not responsible for any technical difficulties a student faces if a student chooses to use technology not provided by Georgia Highlands College
      • Students must use email provided by Georgia Highlands College
  • EXAMINATION POLICIES
    • Exam Preparation
      • Receiving high grades is dependent upon the extent of preparation for exams not the manner or format of the exam. Therefore, the instructor reserves the right not to disclose the amount or types of questions on any exam.
    • Exam Attendance and Make-up
      • Unless prior notice was given to and approved by the instructor or a document/verifiable excuse provided, missed exams result in a grade of zero.
      • Excusing students from missed exams is done at the instructor's discretion.
      • Excused absences enable a student to take a missed exam. Missed exams will be taken at the last week of classes unless otherwise noted by the instructor. NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE UP MORE THAN ONE LECTURE EXAM DURING THE SEMESTER!
      • The instructor reserves the right to choose an alternate format (ex: essay/oral) for missed exams.
      • If a student is 15 or more minutes late to an exam, then the tardiness will be considered an absence. NO EXAM WILL BE ADMINISTERED 15 MINUTES AFTER THE BEGINNING OF ANY EXAM! 
    • Lecture Exams
      • Students are to use #2 pencils for lecture exams and students must bring two or more penscils to an exam. If a student does not have pencils in hand for an exam, then he or she will not be admitted into the exam room!
      • All electronic devices such as a cell phone or laptop computer must be shut off and stored away during an exam. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a 10 point deduction on the exam administered at the time of this violation.
      • STUDENTS MUST OBTAIN/PURCHASE SCANTRONS TO BE USED TO RECORD THEIR EXAM ANSWERS! IF A STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE A SCANTRON IN HAND FOR AN EXAM, THEN HE OR SHE WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE EXAMINATION ROOM! FURTHERMORE, IF A SCANTRON CANNOT BE SCANNED DUE TO CONDITION ISSUES (E.G., CRUMPLED, FOLDED, OR DISCOLORED), THEN THE STUDENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A 10 POINT DEDUCTION ON THE EXAM.
      • After a lecture exam has been completed, both the exam and answer sheet is to be signed and handed in. Failure to hand in both the exam and the answer sheet may result in a grade of zero. Exams are graded by hand or by machine. Errors may occur! Therefore, students are responsible for checking their answers with the answer sheets/exams after receiving their graded exam.
      • Exams are not returned to the students. Students must make an appointment to review any tests taken during the term. Appointments to review old exams are not available the last week of class - therefore it is suggested to review exams immediately after they are handed back! Furthermore, A student can review an exam only after the exam is taken - BUT before the next scheduled exam is administered. Once the subsequent exam has been administered, students will not be allowed to review old exams. Therefore, it is imperative to make an appointment to review exams during the instructors office hours. 
    • Laboratory Exams
      • Students are to use black or blue PERMANENT ink pens for laboratory exams - no pencils are to be used in lab - no exceptions!
      • Answers on exams cannot be erased!
      • Use one line and cross out the answer that is to be replaced.
      • Unanswered questions will receive the grading comment symbol B or BL representing a blank answer.
      • Correct or incorrect, any answers written in pencil is automatically considered incorrect and will be graded as such.
      • If an answer is illegible to the instructor will be considered incorrect. Therefore, write legibly.
      • Laboratory exams are kept by the instructor. Students must make an appointment to review their laboratory exam.

Lecture Schedule
Biology 2121


Date Topic

NOTE: Click on the links below to access the notes. Please print them up and bring them to class.
If you do not bring the notes with you to lecture, then the instructor reserves the right to deduct 5 points from your overall course average for each infraction.
1/7
Orientation of the course
1/9
Introduction to the Human Body

1/14-1/23

Chemical Basis of Life

College Closed 1/21!
1/28
TEST I

Bring pencils and scantrons with you to the exam!
1/30-2/4
Cell Basis of Life
2/6-2/11
Tissues
2/13
Test II - Last day to review exam one
2/18
Integumentary System
2/20-2/27
Skeletal System
3/11-3/13
Articulations
3/18
Test III - Last day to review exam two
3/20-3/25
Muscular System
3/27-4/1
Nervous Tissue
4/3
Test IV - Last day to review exam three
4/8-4/10
Central Nervous System
4/10-4/15
Peripheral Nervous System
4/17
Test V - Last day to review exam four
4/22
Autonomic Nervous System
4/24
Human Senses
4/29
Test VI - Last day to review exam five

  4/30 no classes (Reading Day)
5/1 at 8am
Comprehensive Final

NOTE: Students must make an appointment the first two weeks of the Summer 2013 semester to review exam six and the 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.


Dates
Topics Covered

NOTE: (1) The links below are PDF files and computers require a PDF reader to download the files and, (2) some files may take several minutes to download

Please print up the notes and bring them with you to lab! If you do not bring notes with you to lab, then the instructor reserves the right to deduct 5 points from your overall lab average for each infraction.
Monday 1/7 or Wednesday 1/9
Orientation and Risk Assessment
Monday 1/14 or Wednesday 1/16
Use of Microscope
Cytology: The study of cells
No labs 1/21 nor 1/23
No labs the entire week of 1/21
Monday 1/28 or Wednesday 1/30
Histology: The study of tissues
Monday 2/4 or Wednesday 2/6
Osteology: The study of bones (Axial Skeleton)
Monday 2/11 or Wednesday 2/13
Osteology: The study of bones (Appendicular Skeleton)
Monday 2/18 or Wednesday 2/20
First Lab Practical Examination
Monday 2/25 or Wednesday 2/27
Myology: The study of muscle (List of muscles)
Myology: The study of muscle (Head and Neck)
Myology: The study of muscle (Torso)
Monday 3/11 or Wednesday 3/13
Myology: The study of muscle (Arms)
Myology: The study of muscle (Legs)
Monday 3/18 or Wednesday 3/20
Neurology: The study of nerves and nervous tissue (Histology, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves)
Monday 3/25 or Wednesday 3/27
Neurology: The study of nerves and nervous tissue (Ventricles and Brain)

The Human Senses
Monday 4/1 or Wednesday 4/3
Second Lab Practical Examination

 

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.