Human Anatomy and Physiology I Hybrid (Biol 2212)
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Meyer: 218 A Sequoya Hall
Phone: 272-2581 (272-4440- secretary) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours will be posted on my door.
Student learning outcomes for Biol 2212: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
· Accurately use basic anatomical and directional terminology
· Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of biochemistry, cell biology and histology.
· Identify the basic cell types and structures of the following systems: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, special senses, and endocrine.
· Demonstrate understanding of how the above systems function in a healthy human body.
· Demonstrate understanding the concept of homeostasis and the role each of these systems plays in maintaining homeostasis in a healthy human body.
Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology I as a Hybrid course! Now, what the hybrid part means to you is
that we will not have traditional lectures where I stand and give you the
material you need to understand. All your lecture material will be delivered
online as Learning Modules. We will meet
1 time a week for a combined Lecture/Lab period. In this meeting we will devote
an hour or so to clarifying complex issues in the material, discussing, and
thinking about how things work in our body. This is one of your chances to ask
for clarifications and other questions. The rest of the time will be spent
doing the normal lab activities. We will take our tests in class. We will also use
Now, in terms of what you need to do in order to be successful in this format. First of all, you better LIKE using the computer. You need to be comfortable emailing, posting to discussions, chatting, and just generally interacting with others online. If you have ANY questions about the material, you should be comfortable ASKING online for help. I will also be happy to meet at other times to help you if you need so just let me know! I really do expect each of you to be active participants- logging in once a week to download the material is NOT a good approach to doing well in the course. Ok. Enough of the format- it will be obvious to me who is participating and who is not, so don’t try to hide! J
Anatomy and Physiology I is the first course in a two part series of courses designed to give you a working overview of how our bodies function. One of the major concepts you will need to understand along the way is that all of our body systems contribute significantly to a healthy condition we call homeostasis. Once you get acquainted with that idea, you will begin to see how all of our systems work together.
What we will do this semester is start small and look at the chemicals and molecules that make up our bodies. This should be review for most of you, but it does introduce some things we will need to know later... even next semester. My best tip to you is to do your best to REMEMBER EVERYTHING. Our bodies are not organized in chapters and tests... what is on Test 1 does NOT disappear after you take the test. We use and build on things we learn. The more you can make and keep the connections as we build the better you will do. We will then build our molecules into cells, and discuss how cells work and function as tissues. Our tissues come together to make organs and systems- the interesting part of anatomy and physiology!
As we approach each system, we will generally spend our lab time learning about the anatomy of that system. We dissect brains, eyes, cats, and other things to SEE how things are put together. We learn the names and structures of things, and have weekly quizzes over what we see and do in lab. Lectures are used to discuss HOW these things work. We will find out all sorts of interesting things like how drugs work on our brains, why we get tan, what happens when good eyes go bad, and why strychnine is bad for you.
At the end of the semester, we will have a comprehensive final. Most people are stressed by this concept, but if you work on REMEMBERING things and making connections as we build a body, you will find it to be an enjoyable and pleasurable experience. I am here to help you learn and build and make connections in the material covered. Please ask for any and all assistance you may need. Studying in GROUPS is also helpful. I highly recommend small study groups as a way of improving your understanding. I will have a web site available to you with helpful hints, tips, and other information that will help you learn (I hope). So, Enjoy and get smart and ask for help!
Attendance: You are expected to attend all class and lab periods. If you miss a class or a lab, YOU are the one responsible for finding out about missed assignments, announcements, and any material covered in your absence. If you must miss a lecture exam or quiz, please notify me the day of the exam or sooner. Under extreme circumstances, an essay/short answer make up exam may be given. There will be NO make up exams for missed lab quizzes. Late assignments may not be accepted. Please do not bring children/guests to lab or class.
Academic Integrity: You will be expected to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity. Cheating of any sort will result in an “F” for the course. This includes giving information as well as receiving information. Plagiarism is a serious offense, and if you are not sure if what you are doing is ok, please ask. Ignorance is no excuse.
Cell Phones: Please turn off your cell phone during BOTH CLASS and LAB periods. This includes TEXT MESSAGING and GAMES. If you feel the need to play games/text message with your phone during class periods please get up and excuse yourself. If you have an emergency situation brewing, just let me know beforehand your cell phone may ring during class.
Grading: Your grade will be based upon the following: there are 1000 points total possible. See the web site for a comprehensive explanation of how to figure your grades.
5 lecture exams: 100 points each 90-100%=A
1 comprehensive final: 200 points 80-89%=B
Lab grade (effort, assignments, quizzes, etc) : 200 points 70-79%=C
Disability Support Statement
Students with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services in Academic Resources. In order to make an appointment to obtain information on the process for qualifying for accommodations, the student must contact the Disability Support Specialist.
Workforce Development Statement
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