Biology 2401 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Dr. Jon A. Baskin
Syllabus, Spring 2008, TAMUK
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Dr. Jon A. Baskin
Office: Kleberg Engineering 116 -- Telephone: 361 593-3580 -- e-mail: kfjab02 at tamuk.edu
Baskin's home page: http://users.tamuk.edu/kfjab02/
Office Hours: 9-10:30 M,W, F; 9:30-11:30 T, Th; or by appointment. University duties, such as committee meetings, may prevent me from being in my office. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to me before or after class or phone me at the office for an appointment
: : Gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the cells and tissues, integument, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Course prerequisites: Six hours of chemistry recommended. Exemption from or credit in WRIT 0300, READ 0300 and ALGE 0301 with a grade of C or better
Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology, 11th Edition, by Shier, Butler and Lewis: McGraw Publishers (If you already have the 9th or 10th edition, either will suffice).
Textbook Website: Online Learning Center for Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology
Thanks to the internet, you have a variety of options to consider when it comes to buying a textbook. Here are a few sources
Laboratory Manual to Accompany Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology, 11th Edition, by Terry R. Martin, Kishwaukee College: McGraw Publishers (If you already have the 9th edition, it will suffice).
Website: Laboratory Manual for Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology
OBJECTIVES: This course is designed for students following the Pre-Nursing Curriculum; the Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Clinical Lab Sciences Generic Curriculum; or pursuing a degree in Health and Kinesiology. Structure (Anatomy) is covered primarily in the laboratory and function (physiology) primarily in lecture. Topics include blood, the heart circulation, immunity, digestion and nutrition, respiration, kidneys and excretion, and reproductive anatomy and physiology.
The Internet: You should visit this website regularly for further information, outlines, handouts, and links to other sites of interest. Here are a few of the more important INTERNET Resources for Anatomy and Physiology.
Lecture will account for 75% of your grade.
Lab will account for 25%.
The total number of points allotted for the course = 600.
Lecture will consist of 450 points as follows: 100 points for Exam 1 covering chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 100 points for Exam 2 covering chapters 10, 11 100 points for Exam 3, covering chapters 12, 13, 6 150 points for a semi-comprehensive final. Half of the final will cover chapters 7, 8, and 9, while the other half will cover the entire semester.
Please keep all of your tests and assignments, in case there is a question concerning your grade in the course. Grades will be awarded according to the regulations on page 58 of the 2006-2009 catalog. The last day to drop the course with an automatic grade of Q is April 3. After April 3, you must talk to me before dropping the course. The last day to drop the course with a Q if you have a passing grade is May 5. It is up to you to take care of all the necessary paperwork
Lecture Exams: The lecture exams and the FINAL exam will cover notes given in class and pertinent information from the textbook. Some notes will come from sources other than the text. The examinations will consist mainly of multiple choice questions, with additional short answer questions, definitions, and characterizations.
Multiple choice questions will be machine graded. Each student must buy their scantron sheets from the bookstore, one for each exam. Bring a Number 2 pencil and your Texas A&M-Kingsville ID to each examination. The scantron sheet and the examination sheets MUST be turned in together, or else you will be given an incomplete (I) grade for the course and a zero (0) for the examination.
MAKE UP POLICY There will be NO make-ups for missed lecture exams.
LABORATORY GRADE: will be explained by your laboratory instructor.
Laboratory attendance is mandatory. There is no policy of required attendance in lecture. However, it is unlikely that you will earn an acceptable grade if you do not attend class regularly. Attendance will be considered in the final grade, especially in borderline cases. Attendance alone does not guarantee a passing grade. It is important that you take complete and comprehensive notes of the lecture material. It is also essential that you study regularly. Reading the material in the textbook beforehand will help you better understand the lecture material. Shortly after each lecture you should reread and/or rewrite your notes and read the material in the textbook to make sure that you correctly took the notes and fully understand the material that was covered. At this point, use the online study guide to assess whether you have learned the material. Do not use the study guide only as quick way to cram for the exams. The university offers special workshops for students who need to improve their note taking and study skills.
Study Suggestions for Introductory Biology from other universities. I expect no less from you.
- Biology Learning Strategies: Muskingum College
- University of Georgia Marshall Darley
- Southern Plains College
- Cornell Learning Strategies
- How to Succeed in Biology: University of Miami
- Chemeketa Community College study skills
Talking or other disruptive behavior during lecture will not be tolerated.
Academic dishonesty includes giving, receiving, or using unauthorized aid on any academic work. This includes a person who has taken a test discussing what was on a test with a person who has not taken the test. Any student guilty of cheating or plagiarism will receive a grade of F.
Students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who wish to request accommodations in this class should notify the Services for Students with Disabilities Office early in the semester so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Tentative Lecture Schedule
Introduction to Anatomy and
Chemical Basis of life
|Jan 23||Chemical Basis of life
|Feb 4||Cellular metabolism||4|
|Feb 11||Cellular metabolism
EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE
|Feb 18||Nervous system structure and function||10|
|Feb 25||Nervous system divisions 1||11|
Nervous system divisions 2
EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE
Somatic and special senses 1
Somatic and special senses 2
|Mar 17||SPRING BREAK|
|Mar 24||Endocrine system||13|
|Mar 31||Skin and integumentary system||6|
Skin and integumentary system
EXAM 3 STUDY GUIDE
|Apr 14||Skeletal system||7|
Joints of the skeletal system
Muscular system part 1
|Apr 28||Muscular system part 2||9|
|May 5||Muscular system part 2||9|
DOWNLOAD a Microsoft Word version of the LABORATORY syllabus
Tentative Lab Schedule
The week of: Laboratory Exercise
Jan. 28th Pre – Test , Introduction, Syllabus and Safety Handout
Lab Exercises 2 -Body Organization & Terminology, 4- Microscope
No labs on Jan 21st due to MLK holiday
Feb. 4th Lab Exercises 6 – Cell Movements, 7 - Cell Cycle
Quiz 1 & 2
Feb. 11th Laboratory Exercises 8 – Epithelial Tissues, 9 -Connective Tissues, 10 – Muscle & Nervous Tissues
Feb. 18th Lab Exercises 25 - Nervous Tissue & Nerves, 26 – Meninges & Spinal Cord,
27 – Reflex Arc & Reflexes, 28 – Brain and Cranial Nerves, 29 – Dissection of Sheep Brain
Feb. 25th Lab Exercises 11 – Integumentary System, 30 – Receptors & General Senses, 31 – Smell & Taste Quiz 5
March 3rd Mid-term Practical (25 points)
March 10th Lab Exercises 32 – Ear and Hearing, 33 – Equilibrium No Quiz
March 17th -23rd Spring Break
March 24th Lab Exercises 34 – Eye Structure, 35 – Visual Tests & Demonstrations
March 31st Exercises 13 - Organization of Skeleton, 14 – The Skull, 15 – Vertebral Column & Thoracic Cage Quiz 7
April 7th Lab Exercise 16 – Pectoral Girdle & Upper Limb, 17 – Pelvic Girdle & Lower Limb,
20 – Muscles of Face, Head & Neck
Lab Exercise 21 – Chest, Shoulder & Upper Limb Muscles,
22 – Muscles of the Deep Back Abdominal
Wall & Pelvic Outlet,
23 – Hip and Lower Limb
April 21st Lab Exercises 21, 22 & 23 continued & review for final
April 28th Comprehensive Final Practical (45 points)
The grade breakdown is as follows: Point Breakdown
10 Points: Homework
30 Points: Quizzes (10 @ 3 points each)
25 Points: Mid-term Practical
45 Points: Comprehensive Final Practical
110 Possible Points
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