Syllabus
Anatomy and Physiology I

Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL-2401

Credit Fall 2017
08/28/2017 - 12/17/2017

Course Information

Section 024
Lecture
MW 18:00 - 19:20
RRC3 3330.00
Bernice Speer

Section 024
Laboratory
MW 19:30 - 20:50
RRC3 3325.00
Bernice Speer

Office Hours

  • M W
    4:30 pm - 5:50 pm
    Round Rock Campus, Building 3000, RRC 3322.00
    Other hours by appointment
  • T
    5:00 pm - 5:20 pm
    Round Rock Campus, Building 3000, RRC 3322.00
  • Th
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Round Rock Campus, Building 3000, RRC 3322.00 or 3313.00
    If not in my office, please check RRC 3313.00.

Course Requirements

Please see the complete syllabus below for additional information.

GRADING SYSTEM

 

Summary of Grading

Your grade is based on both lecture and lab components. Your grade will be based on these assessments. (Please note that new homework assignments may be added during the semester.)  Any changes to the grading scheme will be posted on Blackboard and will affect the total points and averages. Grades for each graded component will be posted on Blackboard.

 

            Lecture Exams (5 x 100 pts each)          =     500 points

            Comprehensive Final                              =     100 points

            Homework (17; points vary)                    =     230 points

            Lab Reports (7 x 15 pts each)                 =     105 points

            Bone Coloring Assigment                       =     15 points

            Dissection Points (2 x 15 pts each)        =     30 points

            Lab Practicals (5 x 50 pts each)             =     250 points

                                             Total Points         =     1230 points

 

Grading Scale:                      90-100%          A                     1107-1230 points

                                               80-89%             B                    984-1106 points

                                               70-79%             C                    861-983 points

                                               60-69%             D                    738-860 points

                                               < 60%               F                     below 738 points

 

There are ample extra credit opportunities, so I do not round grades and there are NO curved scores. Your grade is based solely on the points that you earn in lecture and lab, plus any extra credit available on lecture exams, lab practicals, and Connect practice questions.

 

In case of a borderline grade (such as 89.5%), you will receive the higher grade only if your exam average for all exams is that higher grade.  Example:  Susie has a final average of 89.2% for all course work.  Her exam average is 87%, so she will receive a B in the course.  Bill has a final average of 89.2% but his average exam grade is 92%.  His grade will be an A.

 

 

Assessments for Lecture and Lab:

 

(1) Lecture Exams: There will be five lecture exams, each worth 100 points. The exams will be given in class.  See the schedule for specific dates.  The exam format will be a combination of objective questions (such as multiple-choice, true­-false, and matching questions) and written questions (such as short-answer, essay, flow-charts, and drawings).  Exams will be based on all material presented in the course: lecture materials (PowerPoint presentations, narrated PowerPoints, homework assignments, etc.) and lab materials.  Exams may include extra credit, at the instructor's discretion.

 

Cell phones and pagers must be turned off during exams.  Anyone using a cell phone or texting during the exam will receive a grade of 0 and will be referred to student services for cheating.    If you have a work pager that you cannot turn off, you can leave it with me during the exam. All watches must be taken off during lecture exams and lab practicals.

Once you take an exam, you may not take it again to try for a better grade.  All exams will be given in class on the days when they are scheduled unless the class and the instructor think that there is a valid reason for changing the date.  You may not leave the room during an exam without permission from the instructor.  If you do leave the room without permission, you must turn in your exam materials.  Your grade will be assigned based on what you have completed.  If you are late and another student has already completed and turned in an exam, you may not be allowed to take the exam.  Check with the instructor. If so, you will have to either take a makeup exam or a grade of 0. This policy applies to both lecture exams and lab practicals. 

 

If you have a medical condition that would prevent you from taking the lecture exam without a break, you are responsible for arranging in advance to take the exam at a different time, either with student services or with me.   Documentation of your medical condition may be required.  These arrangements must be made in advance. 

 

(2)  Comprehensive Final Exam:  There will be a comprehensive final exam worth 100 points.  The final will be given in class on the last class day of the semester.  The exam format will be all objective questions covering both lecture and lab materials.  Study the assignments as a review.

 

If higher, the grade on the comprehensive final will also replace your lowest non-zero lecture exam grade.  The grade on the final will not replace a grade of zero (0) for a lecture exam that you did not take.  Please note: the final is not an optional exam.

 

(3) Homework Assignments:  There will be several homework assignments given throughout the semester. There are 17 homework assignments for a total of 230 points. (See page 18 for the number of points for each homework.)  Each assignment will have a specific due date. Instructions for the homework for each unit will be posted on Blackboard. This will tell you whether the homework assignment will be done on Blackboard or on Connect. (Also, see the table on page 18.)  No extra time will be given to complete homework assignments. Some units have more homework assignments than others. Each homework differs in the content and number of questions asked. Each assignment should be completed by each student working independently.  Read the ACC policy on academic dishonesty found in this syllabus.    

 

Some homework assignments will be posted on Blackboard, both as a paper copy with instructions and a Blackboard-graded homework. The paper copy will not be graded. You must submit the Blackboard-graded part of the homework in order to earn credit for the homework.

 

Most homework assignments will be available on the McGraw Hill Connect web site. Follow the instructions for each Connect homework assignment. You will be able to work on the Connect homework until the due date.

 

I do not accept late assignments. If there are technology problems, please send an e-mail to the instructor ASAP (before the deadline). Please do not wait until the last minute to work on your homework or you will run out of time!  

 

(4) Lab Reports:  There are seven physiology-based labs this semester. See the lab schedule for specific dates. Each physiology-based lab will have a lab report that is usually due at the beginning of the next lab period.  Each lab report will have a specific due date. Each lab report is worth 15 points, for a total of 105 points. It is your responsibility to place your lab report and other assignments on the instructor desk at the beginning of lab. Please do not wait for a reminder. Lab reports have thinking questions on them to help you learn and understand the material. Please do not ask for answers to thinking questions for you on the day of the lab. 

You must be present in lab to earn any points for the lab report.  Each student will turn in his/her own lab report for credit, even if you worked in groups during lab.  Please note that up to 100% of the lab report grade may be deducted for any of these reasons: (1) You are not present for the entire lab, (2) You do not fully participate in the lab activities (based on the instructor’s evaluation), or (3) You do not assist in cleanup. I do not accept late lab reports.

 

Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in lab when required by the lab instructions.  If you do not have your PPE, you will have to leave class and will not earn points for the lab report.  Closed shoes are required for ALL labs, including lab practicals.  Safety eyewear (safety glasses or goggles) are required for labs with dissection or chemicals or biohazards.  

 

There are no make-up labs in this course.  If you miss the lab for any reason, your grade for the lab report will be 0. You must be present in lab in order to earn any points for the lab activity.

 

If you are absent on the day that the lab report is due (or forget to turn it in during lab), you may turn in your lab report that day using any of these methods: (1) scan and e-mail the lab report to me using your ACC email (must be under 25 MG and sent no later than the due date), (2) put it in my RRC mailbox (must be date-stamped no later than the due date), or (3) mail it to me at the Round Rock Campus (must be postmarked by the due date).  I will accept no more than two lab reports or coloring assignments turned in outside of class for credit.

 

 (5) Bone Coloring Assignment:  There are a bone coloring assignment to prepare you for the Skeletal 1 lab. See the lab schedule for specific dates. The coloring assignment is due at the beginning of the Skeletal 1 lab.  This assignment is worth 15 points.  See section #4 above for alternate ways to turn in the coloring assignment if you are absent from lab that day.

 

(6) Dissection Points:  Two labs involve dissection. (See the lab schedule for specific dates.) Each dissection is worth 15 points, for a total of 30 points. If you are not in lab, you cannot earn these points and your grade will be zero (0).  There are no make-up labs for dissections.

 

The instructor will determine the number of points you have earned, based on participation and other criteria.  It is your personal responsibility to sign the sign-up sheet on dissection days.  If you do not, you may not receive credit for the dissection points.

 

Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in lab when required by the lab instructions.  If you do not have your PPE, you will have to leave class and will not earn points for the lab report.  Closed shoes are required for ALL labs.  Safety eyewear is required for labs with dissection or chemicals or biohazards.  

 

(7) Lab Practicals: There will be five lab practical exams during the semester, worth 50 points each. See the schedule for specific dates. Each lab practical will test you over the material covered during the unit labs, including anatomical structures, slides, and physiology labs. Lab practicals over anatomical structures and slides focus on your ability to recognize and identify things (such as structures, slides, equipment) by sight.   There are no word banks for practicals and these questions will not be multiple choice. You will be expected to spell all terms correctly in order to receive full credit. 

 

Some lab practicals will also include questions that test you over the physiology labs covered in that unit. These questions will test you over the material from the lab and lab report. You may be tested over formulas, do calculations, interpret graphs, or answer critical-thinking questions based on the information covered in the physiology-based labs.

The exam policies described above also apply to lab practicals.  If you are late and another student has already completed and turned in the lab practical, you have missed the lab practical and your grade will be 0.  If you are not wearing closed shoes, you will not be allowed to take the practical and your grade will be 0.  All makeup lab practicals are given during the last lab period of the semester.  If you miss a lab practical, this is your only option to make it up.  If you miss more than one lab practical, the makeup practical will substitute for one grade only. See more information in the section below.

 

Makeup Lecture Exams:  You can miss one lecture exam and make it up. Makeup exams will be given in the RRC Testing Center only.  Due to Testing Center procedures, there is no makeup exam for lecture exam 5 or for the final exam.  You must make up a missed exam within one week of the original test deadline. Makeup exams are (usually) entirely written in nature.  Please note that make-up exams are different from the exams given in class.  If you miss an in-class exam, you must contact the instructor by e-mail to schedule a makeup exam.

 

Makeup Lab Practicals:  You can miss one lab practical and make it up.  All makeup practicals will be given on the last day of class.  See the lab schedule for the specific date. You will have to schedule a makeup lab practical with the instructor in advance of the last week.  The format of the makeup lab practical will be different from the lab practical given in class and will be determined by the instructor only. Check with the instructor if you have additional questions.

 

Connect Extra Credit:  You can earn extra credit points for Units 1 and 2 by completing practice activities at the McGraw Hill Connect site for this class. Most are named “PQ Ch X” and are study tools. These are not graded activities in Connect but you can earn up to 2 extra credit points for each set of practice questions by completing the activities before the deadline.  (See the table on page 18 for specific deadlines.).  The instructor will assign extra credit points based on completion. Other extra credit assignments may be posted later in the semester. No extra credit points will be given for practice questions that are done after the deadline.

 

 

Readings

Please see the complete syllabus below for additional information. 

Required Course Materials:

Required Course Materials:

(1)  Anatomy and Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 2nd edition, by McKinley, O’Loughlin and Bidle. This is packaged with McGraw Hill Connect access. You will use the Connect access to complete homework and other assignments.

Students: Please note you have the option of purchasing Connect access for 1 year for $80. This access comes with the e-book. If you are willing to use an electronic book, this is the cheapest option. You will be able to purchase Connect on the first day of class through the Blackboard site.

(2) A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory, 8th edition by Van de Graff & Crawley. Morton Publishing, Englewood, CO. You need to bring the photo atlas to every lab. If you have an earlier edition (5th, 6th or 7th) of the photo atlas, that will be fine.

(3) Safety eyewear. This can be safety glasses or safety goggles (highly recommended for people who wear contacts) that meet Z87.1 standards.  You are required to bring these to labs involving dissection or chemicals or biohazards. Otherwise, you will not be able to attend the lab on those days.  Due to safety issues, safety eyewear cannot be loaned or shared.  These are available at the ACC bookstore or other stores (such as Home Depot or Lowes).

(4) You will need a set of colored pencils with at least 24 different colors for one lab assignment. 

Recommended Materials:

Many students have found The Anatomy Coloring Book (Kapit and Elson) useful.

Course Subjects

Please see the complete syllabus below for additional information.

 

A&P 1 Lecture Schedule

Fall 2017

Date

Lecture Topic

Narrated PowerPoints

Readings in Textbook

Aug 28

Syllabus/Intro to Human Body

 

Chapter 1

Aug 30

Introduction/Homeostasis

 

Chapter 1

Sep 4

Labor Day Holiday

 

 

Sep 6

Chemistry 2: Acids/Bases/Buffers

Narrated Chemistry 1 PP

Chapter 2 (includes review)

Sep 11

Cells 1

 

Chapter 4 (pages 106-124)

Sep 13

Cells 2

 

Pages 106-124

Sep 18

Cells 3

Narrated Signal/Communication PP

Pages 106-124

Sep 20

Tissues 1 (Unit 2 material)

Narrated Epithelial Tissues PP

Pg 134; Chapter 5 (pp 151-162)

Sep 25

Exam 1

 

 

Sep 27

Tissues 2

Narrated Connective Tissues PP

Narrated Body Membranes PP

Chapter 5 (pages 162-177)

Oct 2

Integument 1

Narrated Integument 2 PP

Chapter 6

Oct 4

Skeletal 1

Narrated Skeletal System 2 PP

Chapters 7 and 8

Oct 9

finish Skeletal 1; Skeletal 3 PP

 

Chapters 8 and 9

Oct 11

Muscles 1 (Unit 3 material)

 

Chapter 10

Oct 16

Exam 2

 

 

Oct 18

Finish Muscles 1

 

Chapter 10

Oct 23

Muscles 2; Muscles 3

 

Chapter 10

Oct 25

Finish Muscles 3; Muscles 4

 

Chapters 10 and 11

Oct 30

Exam 3

 

 

Nov 1

Nervous 1: Neurons/neuroglia

 

Chapter 12

Nov 6

Nervous 2: Neurophysiology

 

Chapter 12

Nov 8

finish Nervous 2: Neurophysiology

start Nervous 3: CNS

(Review Narrated CNS 1, 2 & 3)

Chapter 13

Nov 13

Nervous 3: CNS;

narrated Nervous 4: PNS

Narrated Nervous 4: PNS

Chapters 13 and 14

Nov 15

Nervous 5: Reflexes

 

Chapter 14

Nov 20

Exam 4

 

 

Date

Lecture Topic

Narrated PowerPoints

Readings in Textbook

Nov 22

Nervous 6: ANS (Unit 5)

 

Chapter 15

Nov 27

Senses 1: Intro to sensory (Unit 5);

Narrated Intro to Sensory PP

 

Narrated Intro to Sensory PP

Chapter 16

Nov 29

Senses 2: Eye physiology

 

Chapter 16

Dec 4

Senses 3: Ear physiology

Narrated Sensory 5 PP

Chapter 16

Dec 6

Senses 4: Olfactory & gustatory

Narrated Sensory 6 PP

Chapter 16

Dec 11

Exam 5

 

 

Dec 13

Final

 

 

 

All ACC campuses will be closed for Labor Day, September 4

All ACC campuses will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 23-November 26.

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” is November 27.

 

Note 1:  Schedule changes may occur during the semester.  Any changes will be announced in class or on Blackboard (Bb). In cases of bad weather, narrated PowerPoints may be posted on Bb.

Note 2:  Lecture exams and lab practicals are given on the same day.

 

 

A&P 1 Lab Schedule

Fall 2017

Date

Lab Topic

Narrated PowerPoint

Other Information

Aug 28

Lab 1: Intro to Human Body 1

 

 

Aug 30

Lab 2: Safety Training/Intro 2

 

* Practice lab quiz 1/2

Sep 4

Labor Day Holiday

 

 

Sep 6

Lab 3: Metric Lab (physiology)

 

Lab report due Sep 11

Sep 11

Lab 4: pH Lab (physiology)                $

 

Lab report due Sep 13

Sep 13

Lab 5: Passive Transport (phys)        $

Narrated Osmoles PP for Lab 5

Lab report due Sep 18

Sep 18

Lab 6: Microscopes

 

 

Sep 20

Lab 7: Tissues 1 (Unit 2 material)

Narrated Epithelial Tissues PP

* Practice lab quiz 7

Sep 25

Practical 1

 

 

Sep 27

Lab 8: Tissues 2

Narrated Connective Tissues PP

Bone coloring given out

* Practice lab quiz 8

Oct 2

Lab 9: Integument

 

* Practice lab quiz 9

Oct 4

Lab 10: Skeletal 1

narrated Skeletal System axial PP

Narrated Skeletal System PP

(Axial Skeleton)

Bone coloring due today

* Practice lab quiz 10

Oct 9

Lab 11: Skeletal 2 (Unit 3 material)

Narrated Skeletal System PP

(Appendicular Skeleton)

* Practice lab quiz 11

Oct 11

Lab 12: Muscle Tissues (Unit 3 material)

 

* Practice lab quiz 12

Oct 16

Practical 2

 

 

Oct 18

Lab 13: Muscles 1

 

* Practice lab quiz 13

Oct 23

Lab 14: Muscles Physiology (physiology)

 

Lab report due Oct 25

Oct 25

Lab 15: Muscles 2     

 

* Practice lab quiz 15

Oct 30

Practical 3

 

 

Nov 1

Lab 16: Neurons

 

* Practice lab quiz 16

Nov 6

Lab 17: Brain 1

Narrated CNS 1 PP

 

Nov 8

Lab 18: Brain 2

Narrated CNS 2 PP

* Practice lab quiz 17/18

Nov 13

Lab 19: Brain dissection                       $

Narrated CNS 3 PP

* Practice lab quiz 19

Nov 15

Lab 20: Spinal cord and PNS

 

* Practice lab quiz 20

Nov 20

Practical 4

 

 

Date

Lab Topic

Narrated PowerPoint

Other Information

Nov 22

Lab 21: Reflexes (physiology)

 

Lab report due Nov 27

Nov 27

Lab 22: Sensory anatomy 1                $

Narrated Anatomy of Eye PP

Eye dissection

* Practice lab quiz 22

Nov 29

Lab 23: Sensory anatomy 2

Narrated Anatomy of Ear PP

* Practice lab quiz 23

Dec 4

Lab 24: Sensory physiology 1 (phys)

Narrated Visual Physiology PP

Lab report due Dec 6

Dec 6

Lab 25: Sensory physiology 2 (phys)

 

Lab report due Dec 11

Dec 11

Practical 5

 

 

Dec 13

Makeup Practicals  (See note 4.)

 

 

 

$            This symbol indicates that safety eyewear is required for this lab. Check lab write-ups for safety info.         

Note 1:    Schedule changes may occur during the semester and will be announced in class or on Bb.

Note 2:    Dissection and physiology labs cannot be made up. Points are earned for dissection; physiology labs have lab reports. If you are not in lab, you cannot earn these points. Late coloring assignments are not accepted.

Note 3:    Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in lab as instructed. If you are not wearing PPE, you will have to leave class and will not earn credit. Closed shoes are required for ALL labs and lab practical exams.

Note 4:    Makeup practicals are given on the last day of class and must be arranged in advance. 

 

A&P 1 Homework Schedule

Fall 2017

Homework

# Points

Opens

Deadline

Homework #1 Homeostasis (Blackboard)

15

Aug 28

Sep 6

Homework #2 Transport (Connect)

25

Aug 28

Sep 20

Homework #3 Tissues (Blackboard)

10

Sep 20

Oct 2

Homework #4 Integument (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 4

Homework #5 Bone Structure/Fn (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 9

Homework #6 Bones of Skeleton (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 11

Homework #7 Joints (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 16

Homework #8 Muscle Tissue (Connect)

10

Oct 11

Oct 23

Homework #9 Muscle Physiology (Connect)

15

Oct 11

Oct 25

Homework #10 Muscles (Blackboard)

15

Oct 11

Oct 30

Homework #11 Nervous Tissue (Connect)

10

Oct 30

Nov 8

Homework #12 Neurophysiology (Connect)

15

Oct 30

Nov 13

Homework #13 CNS (Connect)

20

Oct 30

Nov 15

Homework #14 PNS (Connect)

15

Oct 30

Nov 20

Homework #15 ANS (Connect)

15

Nov 20

Nov 29

Homework #16 Sensory Anatomy (Connect)

10

Nov 20

Dec 4

Homework #17 Sensory Phys.  (Connect)

15

Nov 20

Dec 11

 

All homework assignments are due at the beginning of class (10:30 am).

A&P 1 Practice Questions (Extra Credit)

Fall 2017 Schedule

 

Practice Questions for Extra Credit

Opens

Deadline

Practice Questions for Chapter 1 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Labs 1 & 2 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Chapter 2 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Chapter 4 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Chapter 5 (Connect)

Sep 20

Oct 14, 11:59 pm

 

Please notice that the due date for all extra credit practice questions is scheduled

for Saturday at the end of the day (11:59 pm). Deadlines will not be extended.

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Please see the complete syllabus below for additional information.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Course-Level:

Specific skills and competencies expected of students who complete this course include the following:

 

Learning Outcomes for Lecture

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.
  • Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.
  • Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.
  • Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.
  • Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.
  • Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.

 

Learning Outcomes for Lab

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.
  • Locate and identify anatomical structures.
  • Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.
  • Work collaboratively to perform experiments.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.
  • Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to, inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations and predictions.

 

General Education:

As a Core Curriculum course, students completing this course will demonstrate competence in:

  • Critical Thinking - Gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying information. 
  • Interpersonal Skills - Interacting collaboratively to achieve common goals.
  • Quantitative and Empirical Reasoning - Applying mathematical, logical and scientific principles and methods.
  • Written, Oral and Visual Communication - Communicating effectively, adapting to purpose, structure, audience, and medium.

 

Departmental Common Course Objectives:

The ACC Biology Department has specified the content for this course in the departmental common course objectives. Go here: http://www.austincc.edu/biology/          Under “Course Info”, click on “Common Course Objectives.” Then click on the link for BIOL 2401.

 

Course-Specific Objectives:  You will find specific learning objectives for each unit posted in Blackboard.  You are responsible for and will be tested on all of the material specified by lecture and lab objectives, whether it is covered during class time or on outside assignments. 

 

Active learning is a major component of this class.  Students are expected to work through the materials, find appropriate information, and work together to understand the concepts.  Although instructors will discuss most topics in the classroom, some topics will be covered by students working independently.   The instructor will provide guidance to help you find information. 

 

You will be using Blackboard extensively in this course.  Some course activities will require the use of a computer outside of the classroom.  If you do not have access to a computer at home, you need to plan on using an ACC computer lab to complete your work for lecture and lab in a timely manner.  Additional time will not be given for assignments or computer-based activities. 

Complete syllabus

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I

Section 024, Synonym 32104

Lecture: RRC3, Room 3330, MW 6:00-7:20 pm

Lab: RRC 3325, MW 7:30-8:50 pm

Fall 2017

 

Instructor:                 Bernice Speer

Office Location:       RRC3, Room 3322.00

Office Hours:           Mon/Wed     4:30-5:50 pm  (You can also see me after lab.)

                                   Tues             5:00-5:20 pm

                                   Thurs            7:00-9:00 pm (either in office or RRC 3313.00)

                                   Other hours by appointment

Office Phone:           512-223-0323 (with voice mail)

e-mail:                       bspeer@austincc.edu

 

Course Description:

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses.

 

Skills Requirements:

Reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency as determined by the COMPASS or ASSET test, or by the statewide THEA test, or by providing an official transcript from another college.

 

Course Prerequisite:

High school biology with proof of competency through ACC department exam.

 

Course Rationale:

This course is designed for students entering professional programs. It provides a foundation for the clinical topics covered in those courses by requiring mastery of factual material, laboratory techniques, and problem-solving skills. This course is a prerequisite for Introduction to Microbiology (BIOL 2420) and Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 2402) and is intended to adequately prepare students for these courses and for health sciences programs.

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Course-Level:

Specific skills and competencies expected of students who complete this course include the following:

 

Learning Outcomes for Lecture

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

·         Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.

·         Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.

·         Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.

·         Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.

·         Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.

·         Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.

 

Learning Outcomes for Lab

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

·         Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.

·         Locate and identify anatomical structures.

·         Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.

·         Work collaboratively to perform experiments.

·         Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.

·         Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.

·         Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to, inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations and predictions.

 

General Education:

As a Core Curriculum course, students completing this course will demonstrate competence in:

·   Critical Thinking - Gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying information. 

·   Interpersonal Skills - Interacting collaboratively to achieve common goals.

·   Quantitative and Empirical Reasoning - Applying mathematical, logical and scientific principles and methods.

·   Written, Oral and Visual Communication - Communicating effectively, adapting to purpose, structure, audience, and medium.

 

Departmental Common Course Objectives:

The ACC Biology Department has specified the content for this course in the departmental common course objectives. Go here: http://www.austincc.edu/biology/          Under “Course Info”, click on “Common Course Objectives.” Then click on the link for BIOL 2401.

 

Course-Specific Objectives:  You will find specific learning objectives for each unit posted in Blackboard.  You are responsible for and will be tested on all of the material specified by lecture and lab objectives, whether covered in class or on outside assignments or PowerPoint lectures. 

 

Active learning is a major component of this class.  Students are expected to work through the materials, find appropriate information, and work together to understand the concepts.  Although instructors will discuss most topics in the classroom, some topics will be covered by students working independently.   The instructor will provide guidance to help you find information. 

 

You will be using Blackboard extensively in this course.  Some course activities will require the use of a computer outside of the classroom.  If you do not have access to a computer at home, you need to plan on using an ACC computer lab to complete your work for lecture and lab in a timely manner.  Additional time will not be given for assignments or computer-based activities.

 

ACC Biology Department Animal Use Policy:

Labs in this class contain dissection components.  Please see the biology department policy below.  You can also find it at: http://www.austincc.edu/biology/         Click on “Labs,” then on “Lab Animal Policy.”

“Most ACC biology classes, particularly those with laboratory components, use actual organisms during instruction in addition to images and models. ACC students generally are preparing for real-world careers requiring workers with hands-on experience. These careers include health care, veterinary work, horticultural and agricultural work. Other students plan to transfer to four-year colleges and will be participating in biological research where hands-on experience is equally important.

 

Organisms used at ACC are fundamental in biology instruction and they are utilized to teach specific skills and knowledge. Their condition and usage varies from course to course. Students will be expected to actively participate in these activities. Students with particular concerns in this matter should consult with their instructor and/or departmental officials before enrolling in a laboratory course so that they can know what will be required of them.

 

Some organisms are observed alive while others are dead and preserved in various ways. These organisms are dead and incapable of feeling pain although some tissues remain viable for a short period of time. Student manipulation of organisms ranges from culturing living organisms to dissecting preserved ones. Some examples include, but are not limited to: bacterial culturing for microbiology courses; cat, pig or rat dissection for anatomy courses; skeleton and pelt examination for field biology; and use of frogs in physiology experiments.”

 

Instructional Methodology:  Lecture and lab.  In addition to classroom lectures and labs, students will be using Blackboard outside of class time to access course materials, work through narrated PowerPoint lectures and assignments. You will also be using the Connect web materials that comes with your textbook. You will also be expected to independently study lab materials outside of class time, using open study labs and Connect materials.  If you do not have internet access at home, you will need to arrange to use an ACC computer in the ACC computer labs or Learning Labs.

 

Required Course Materials:

(1)        Anatomy and Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 2nd edition, by McKinley, O’Loughlin

                        and Bidle. McGraw Hill Education, 2016. Bring to every class. You will be using the

                        McGraw Hill Connect access to complete homework and other assignments. You can also

                        purchase Connect access for 1 year; this comes with an e-book.

 

(2)        A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory, 8th edition by    Van de

                        Graff & Crawley. Morton Publishing, Englewood, CO. Bring to every lab. If you have an                            earlier edition of the photo atlas, that will be fine.

 

(3)        Safety glasses or safety goggles (highly recommended for people who wear contacts) that                      meet Z87.1 standards.  You are required to bring these to labs involving dissection or

                        chemicals or you will not be able to attend the lab on           those days.  Due to safety issues,                                     safety goggles cannot be loaned or shared. 

 

(4)                    Closed shoes are required footwear for all labs in this course.

 

(5)        Colored pencils with at least 24 different colors will be needed for one lab assignment. 

 

Recommended Materials:

Many students have found The Anatomy Coloring Book (Kapit and Elson) useful.


GRADING SYSTEM

 

Summary of Grading

Your grade is based on both lecture and lab components. Your grade will be based on these assessments. (Please note that new homework assignments may be added during the semester.)  Any changes to the grading scheme will be posted on Blackboard and will affect the total points and averages. Grades for each graded component will be posted on Blackboard.

 

            Lecture Exams (5 x 100 pts each)          =     500 points

            Comprehensive Final                              =     100 points

            Homework (17; points vary)                    =     230 points

            Lab Reports (7 x 15 pts each)                 =     105 points

            Bone Coloring Assigment                       =     15 points

            Dissection Points (2 x 15 pts each)        =     30 points

            Lab Practicals (5 x 50 pts each)             =     250 points

                                             Total Points         =     1230 points

 

Grading Scale:                      90-100%          A                      1107-1230 points

                                                                                    80-89%                        B                      984-1106 points

                                                                                    70-79%                        C                     861-983 points

                                                                                    60-69%                        D                     738-860 points

                                                                                    < 60%              F                      below 738 points

 

There are ample extra credit opportunities, so I do not round grades and there are NO curved scores. Your grade is based solely on the points that you earn in lecture and lab, plus any extra credit available on lecture exams, lab practicals, and Connect practice questions.

 

In case of a borderline grade (such as 89.5%), you will receive the higher grade only if your exam average for all exams is that higher grade.  Example:  Susie has a final average of 89.2% for all course work.  Her exam average is 87%, so she will receive a B in the course.  Bill has a final average of 89.2% but his average exam grade is 92%.  His grade will be an A.

 

 

Assessments for Lecture and Lab:

 

(1) Lecture Exams: There will be five lecture exams, each worth 100 points. The exams will be given in class.  See the schedule for specific dates.  The exam format will be a combination of objective questions (such as multiple-choice, true­-false, and matching questions) and written questions (such as short-answer, essay, flow-charts, and drawings).  Exams will be based on all material presented in the course: lecture materials (PowerPoint presentations, narrated PowerPoints, homework assignments, etc.) and lab materials.  Exams may include extra credit, at the instructor's discretion.

 

Cell phones and pagers must be turned off during exams.  Anyone using a cell phone or texting during the exam will receive a grade of 0 and will be referred to student services for cheating.    If you have a work pager that you cannot turn off, you can leave it with me during the exam. All watches must be taken off during lecture exams and lab practicals.

Once you take an exam, you may not take it again to try for a better grade.  All exams will be given in class on the days when they are scheduled unless the class and the instructor think that there is a valid reason for changing the date.  You may not leave the room during an exam without permission from the instructor.  If you do leave the room without permission, you must turn in your exam materials.  Your grade will be assigned based on what you have completed.  If you are late and another student has already completed and turned in an exam, you may not be allowed to take the exam.  Check with the instructor. If so, you will have to either take a makeup exam or a grade of 0. This policy applies to both lecture exams and lab practicals. 

 

If you have a medical condition that would prevent you from taking the lecture exam without a break, you are responsible for arranging in advance to take the exam at a different time, either with student services or with me.   Documentation of your medical condition may be required.  These arrangements must be made in advance. 

 

(2)  Comprehensive Final Exam:  There will be a comprehensive final exam worth 100 points.  The final will be given in class on the last class day of the semester.  The exam format will be all objective questions covering both lecture and lab materials.  Study the assignments as a review.

 

If higher, the grade on the comprehensive final will also replace your lowest non-zero lecture exam grade.  The grade on the final will not replace a grade of zero (0) for a lecture exam that you did not take.  Please note: the final is not an optional exam.

 

(3) Homework Assignments:  There will be several homework assignments given throughout the semester. There are 17 homework assignments for a total of 230 points. (See page 18 for the number of points for each homework.)  Each assignment will have a specific due date. Instructions for the homework for each unit will be posted on Blackboard. This will tell you whether the homework assignment will be done on Blackboard or on Connect. (Also, see the table on page 18.)  No extra time will be given to complete homework assignments. Some units have more homework assignments than others. Each homework differs in the content and number of questions asked. Each assignment should be completed by each student working independently.  Read the ACC policy on academic dishonesty found in this syllabus.    

 

Some homework assignments will be posted on Blackboard, both as a paper copy with instructions and a Blackboard-graded homework. The paper copy will not be graded. You must submit the Blackboard-graded part of the homework in order to earn credit for the homework.

 

Most homework assignments will be available on the McGraw Hill Connect web site. Follow the instructions for each Connect homework assignment. You will be able to work on the Connect homework until the due date.

 

I do not accept late assignments. If there are technology problems, please send an e-mail to the instructor ASAP (before the deadline). Please do not wait until the last minute to work on your homework or you will run out of time!  

 

(4) Lab Reports:  There are seven physiology-based labs this semester. See the lab schedule for specific dates. Each physiology-based lab will have a lab report that is usually due at the beginning of the next lab period.  Each lab report will have a specific due date. Each lab report is worth 15 points, for a total of 105 points. It is your responsibility to place your lab report and other assignments on the instructor desk at the beginning of lab. Please do not wait for a reminder. Lab reports have thinking questions on them to help you learn and understand the material. Please do not ask for answers to thinking questions for you on the day of the lab. 

You must be present in lab to earn any points for the lab report.  Each student will turn in his/her own lab report for credit, even if you worked in groups during lab.  Please note that up to 100% of the lab report grade may be deducted for any of these reasons: (1) You are not present for the entire lab, (2) You do not fully participate in the lab activities (based on the instructor’s evaluation), or (3) You do not assist in cleanup. I do not accept late lab reports.

 

Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in lab when required by the lab instructions.  If you do not have your PPE, you will have to leave class and will not earn points for the lab report.  Closed shoes are required for ALL labs, including lab practicals.  Safety eyewear (safety glasses or goggles) are required for labs with dissection or chemicals or biohazards.  

 

There are no make-up labs in this course.  If you miss the lab for any reason, your grade for the lab report will be 0. You must be present in lab in order to earn any points for the lab activity.

 

If you are absent on the day that the lab report is due (or forget to turn it in during lab), you may turn in your lab report that day using any of these methods: (1) scan and e-mail the lab report to me using your ACC email (must be under 25 MG and sent no later than the due date), (2) put it in my RRC mailbox (must be date-stamped no later than the due date), or (3) mail it to me at the Round Rock Campus (must be postmarked by the due date).  I will accept no more than two lab reports or coloring assignments turned in outside of class for credit.

 

 (5) Bone Coloring Assignment:  There are a bone coloring assignment to prepare you for the Skeletal 1 lab. See the lab schedule for specific dates. The coloring assignment is due at the beginning of the Skeletal 1 lab.  This assignment is worth 15 points.  See section #4 above for alternate ways to turn in the coloring assignment if you are absent from lab that day.

 

(6) Dissection Points:  Two labs involve dissection. (See the lab schedule for specific dates.) Each dissection is worth 15 points, for a total of 30 points. If you are not in lab, you cannot earn these points and your grade will be zero (0).  There are no make-up labs for dissections.

 

The instructor will determine the number of points you have earned, based on participation and other criteria.  It is your personal responsibility to sign the sign-up sheet on dissection days.  If you do not, you may not receive credit for the dissection points.

 

Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in lab when required by the lab instructions.  If you do not have your PPE, you will have to leave class and will not earn points for the lab report.  Closed shoes are required for ALL labs.  Safety eyewear is required for labs with dissection or chemicals or biohazards.  

 

(7) Lab Practicals: There will be five lab practical exams during the semester, worth 50 points each. See the schedule for specific dates. Each lab practical will test you over the material covered during the unit labs, including anatomical structures, slides, and physiology labs. Lab practicals over anatomical structures and slides focus on your ability to recognize and identify things (such as structures, slides, equipment) by sight.   There are no word banks for practicals and these questions will not be multiple choice. You will be expected to spell all terms correctly in order to receive full credit. 

 

Some lab practicals will also include questions that test you over the physiology labs covered in that unit. These questions will test you over the material from the lab and lab report. You may be tested over formulas, do calculations, interpret graphs, or answer critical-thinking questions based on the information covered in the physiology-based labs.

The exam policies described above also apply to lab practicals.  If you are late and another student has already completed and turned in the lab practical, you have missed the lab practical and your grade will be 0.  If you are not wearing closed shoes, you will not be allowed to take the practical and your grade will be 0.  All makeup lab practicals are given during the last lab period of the semester.  If you miss a lab practical, this is your only option to make it up.  If you miss more than one lab practical, the makeup practical will substitute for one grade only. See more information in the section below.

 

Makeup Lecture Exams:  You can miss one lecture exam and make it up. Makeup exams will be given in the RRC Testing Center only.  Due to Testing Center procedures, there is no makeup exam for lecture exam 5 or for the final exam.  You must make up a missed exam within one week of the original test deadline. Makeup exams are (usually) entirely written in nature.  Please note that make-up exams are different from the exams given in class.  If you miss an in-class exam, you must contact the instructor by e-mail to schedule a makeup exam.

 

Makeup Lab Practicals:  You can miss one lab practical and make it up.  All makeup practicals will be given on the last day of class.  See the lab schedule for the specific date. You will have to schedule a makeup lab practical with the instructor in advance of the last week.  The format of the makeup lab practical will be different from the lab practical given in class and will be determined by the instructor only. Check with the instructor if you have additional questions.

 

Connect Extra Credit:  You can earn extra credit points for Units 1 and 2 by completing practice activities at the McGraw Hill Connect site for this class. Most are named “PQ Ch X” and are study tools. These are not graded activities in Connect but you can earn up to 2 extra credit points for each set of practice questions by completing the activities before the deadline.  (See the table on page 18 for specific deadlines.).  The instructor will assign extra credit points based on completion. Other extra credit assignments may be posted later in the semester. No extra credit points will be given for practice questions that are done after the deadline.

 

Timely return of papers:  I will return graded papers within one week of submission. It usually takes me one week to grade lecture exams and lab practicals.

 

Legible Handwriting:  If I cannot read an answer, your answer will be counted wrong. Do not abbreviate unless you use standard abbreviations or have a written key on the same page. 

 

Testing Center Policy:

Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center. Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam.  

To request an exam, one must have:

ACC Photo ID

• Course Abbreviation:     BIOL
• Course Number:                                    2401
• Course Synonym:                     32104
• Course Section:                        024
• Instructor's Name:                     Bernice Speer

• Instructor's home campus:        RRC

 

Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center. Having your cell phone in the testing room, regardless of whether it is on or off, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the semester. ACC Testing Center policies can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/testctr/

If you have to leave the Testing Center because you have violated any Testing Center policies, your grade on the makeup exam will be a zero (0).  This is a big problem, so be careful!

 

In this class, you will only use the Testing Center for makeup exams and only at this campus.

 

Other Course Policies

 

Attendance Policy:  Regular and punctual class and laboratory attendance is expected of all students. If attendance or compliance with other course policies is unsatisfactory, the instructor may withdraw students from the class.  It is important for you to attend class if you wish to succeed.  You are expected to arrive on time and to stay in class until it is dismissed.  You are responsible for all materials, activities, assignments, or announcements covered in class and on Blackboard.  If you do miss a class, course materials (including assignments) will be found on Blackboard. You will be dropped from the course if you miss three (3) labs.

 

Class Participation and Expectation:  This is a rigorous, time-consuming course.  I expect you to be prepared for each lecture and lab class and to participate in all class activities.  I also expect you to be familiar with the high school biology materials covered in the A&P Assessment Exam.  Class time will not be used to review this material.  It is important for each student to participate actively in class activities to gain the most from them. So jump in and get your hands on the stuff, engage your mind, talk and discuss.

Passive behavior ¹ learning!

 

To pass the course (with a grade of 70% C), you should expect to spend at least 3-4 hours outside of class for every hour spent in class.  For this class, that means a minimum of 36-48 hours of quality study time outside of class per week to work through PowerPoint lectures, complete homework assignments and lab reports, read the textbook, prepare for and complete lab activities, attend open lab, study the material, and prepare for exams and lab practicals.   Attending open lab is necessary for almost everyone. 

 

Withdrawal Policy:

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class.  The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should she feel it is necessary.  If a student decides to withdraw, he/she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the Final Withdrawal Date.  The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.

 

Per state law, any student taking a class for the third time or subsequent time in a course taken since Fall 2002 may be charged a higher tuition rate for that course.  This is the Rule of Three or Third Course Attempt.  There is more information at:                     http://www.austincc.edu/support/admissions/thirdattempt/index.php

 

State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities.  With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count toward this limit.  Details regarding this policy can be found in the ACC college catalog.  This is the Texas Six Drop Rule.

 

 

Student-Initiated Withdrawal:

You are responsible for monitoring your progress in the course and determining if you need to withdraw.  You are responsible for the paperwork. If you decide to withdraw from the class, you will complete this activity through Online Services.  If you stop attending class and do not withdraw yourself from the course, you will end up with a course grade of F. Please make sure you withdraw from the lecture section and the lab section.

 

The last day to withdraw without leaving a “W” on your transcript is September 13, 2017.  If you withdraw by this date, you do not have to worry about the six course withdrawal rule.

The last day to withdraw for the semester (the Final Withdrawal Date) is November 27, 2017.  If you withdraw between September 14 and November 27, you will get a W on your transcript and it will count toward the six course withdrawal limit. 

 

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal:

You will be withdrawn from the course if:

(1) I do not receive your signed student information sheets by the end of the third class period,

(2) I do not receive your signed safety contract by the end of the third class period.  You must    have completed safety training during the first week of class.

(3) You do not complete safety training by the end of the first week,

(4) Safety policies are not followed in lab or in lecture, or

(5) A student is disruptive in class, creating an environment that is not conducive for learning.

(6) You do not attend three labs. Please be advised that labs may start 10-15 minutes early.

 

I reserve the right to drop students who stop attending class or miss exams and/or lab practicals without scheduling and completing makeups.

 

Retroactive withdrawals will not be given in this class.  If you are dropped for any of the reasons stated above, you will not be reinstated into the course.

 

Incomplete Grade Policy: 

An instructor may reward a grade of “I” (Incomplete) if a student was unable to complete all of the objectives for the passing grade in a course.  An incomplete grade cannot be carried beyond the established date in the following semester.  The completion date is determined by the instructor but may not be later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester.

 

Incomplete grades are rarely given in this class, will be given solely at my discretion, and only if a major emergency comes up towards the end of the semester after the withdrawal deadline. 

 

An incomplete (I) will be assigned only if:

1) You have a valid reason and I agree to give an incomplete grade,

2) You request an incomplete, with written documentation,

3) You have completed more than 70% of the course work,

4) You have at least a C (70%) average on completed work, and

5) The reason for your request occurred after the official drop deadline for the semester,

6) You provide all documentation and sign the required form prior to the last day of class.

 

Be aware that incompletes that are not finished convert automatically to F grades, regardless of your class average when you request the incomplete.  Once you receive an incomplete grade, it will not be converted into a withdrawal for any reason.

 

Reinstatement Policy:  If I drop you for any reason, I will not reinstate you.


Student Discipline:

Classroom behavior should support and enhance learning.   Behavior that disrupts the learning process will be dealt with appropriately, which may include having the student leave class for the rest of that day.  In serious cases, disruptive behavior may lead to a student being withdrawn from the class.  ACC’s policy on student discipline can be found on the ACC website at http://www.austincc.edu/current/needtoknow/

 

ACCeID: 

You will need an ACCeID to use the Blackboard site and ACC Online.  If you don't already have an ACCeID, go to the ACCeID Manager Login at:

https://acceid.austincc.edu/idm/user/login.jsp

 

Click on "First-Time Login" and follow the instructions.  You must be able to access Blackboard immediately in this class. 

 

Use of ACC Email
All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the student’s ACCmail account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account. Students should only expect to receive email communication from their instructor using this account. Likewise, students should use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff. Information about ACC mail, including instructions on setting up an account can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/accmail/

 

Blackboard Site:

A Blackboard site has been set up for this class.   You will be using Blackboard extensively to access lecture and lab materials, homework assignments, and other materials for study.   Announcements and grades will be posted on Blackboard.  I will also use Blackboard to send e-mails to the class. 

 

For this reason, you must use your ACC e-mail address.  That is the only e-mail address that Blackboard will use and the only e-mail address that will be used to send out official notices and feedback.  Information about the ACC e-mail can be found at: http://www.austincc.edu/google/

 

Important:  All ACC instructors can communicate with students only through the official ACC e-mail addresses.  I cannot respond to an e-mail from another address. 

 

You can have your ACC e-mail forwarded to another e-mail address if you prefer.  See more information at:  http://www.austincc.edu/google/faq.php

 

To get started on Blackboard, go to the login site at: http://acconline.austincc.edu/  and click on the “Student Guide – Getting Started with Blackboard” link.   This will help you set up your Blackboard account and get you to the course site.

 

You are expected to check Blackboard regularly.  You can use Blackboard to send e-mails to me.  I will post lecture PowerPoint Presentations, lecture assignments, and lab materials on Blackboard.  Hard copies will not be provided in class. 

 

You should also use Blackboard to keep track of your grades. Blackboard will calculate your point total and current average. I post results in Blackboard as soon as I have graded them.  Due to privacy issues, I cannot discuss your grades on the phone or by e-mail.  I encourage you to come to my office hours to discuss your grades and go over any questions you have.

 

Tips on How to Succeed in This Class

Ø  Make and use a study schedule. 

Ø  Attend every class and be on time.  Don’t leave early. 

Ø  Learn as you go. By the weekend, you should know the material covered that week.

Ø  Use active learning.  Make flash cards or use the Cornell system of note-taking. Quiz yourself. Make simple models or play toys to help you with concepts.

Ø  Short study periods every day are much more effective than one long study session just before the exam. 

Ø  Don’t start over at the beginning of the material every time you study. Start where you left off.  That way, you cover all of the material. 

Ø  When you go back to study all of the material, flag problem areas with Post-It notes and keep reviewing.  Then, go back and study those flagged areas more intensively.

Ø  Once you have learned a concept and understand it, don’t keep reviewing it again and again.  If you’ve got the concept, use your study time wisely to study something else.

Ø  Use the Connect practice questions to review course materials.

Ø  Study your homework and study questions. You can look over your homework by using My Grades in Bb.

Ø  Don’t wait until the day before the exam to ask for help.  It’s too late at that point.

Ø  Schedule a regular time to attend open lab.  Most students who succeed in this class come to open lab 1-2 times per week.  This is where you have an opportunity to look over the lab materials during open lab study time.  Most students need this time in order to master the lab objectives.  And, when you are studying for lab, you are simultaneously studying for lecture.

Ø Use the tutors in the Learning Lab to help you with lecture materials.  You will find their web site at:  http://www.austincc.edu/tutor/

            You will find the tutoring schedule for all ACC Learning Labs at this website: 

http://www.austincc.edu/tutor/students/tutoring.php

          Scroll down to “Specialized Tutoring Schedules” and click on “Anatomy & Physiology”.       This will take you to the latest schedule for open labs and tutors at all ACC campuses.  The instructor will also post the Anatomy & Physiology Open Lab/Tutoring schedule in

          Blackboard once it becomes available for the semester and if it is revised.

 

 

Lab-Specific Policies

 

Labs:  Labs are taught in a student-oriented independent approach.  This means each lab will cover certain topics but you will be expected to direct your own learning and determine how best to meet the lab objectives. I encourage you to prepare in advance so you can get the most out of each lab.  Some labs are physiology-based labs and you will work in groups to complete the physiology activities. Please be advised that some labs start 10-15 minutes early. If you do not come to lecture, be sure you are present and ready to start lab by 6:40 pm.

 

You need to bring your lab materials, your textbook and your photographic atlas to each lab.   You are expected to work cooperatively with other students in a lab group to complete the assignment in the time allotted.   You will be expected to actively participate in all labs and follow all safety and cleanup protocols.

 

If you are late and miss any safety instructions for the day’s lab, you will not be able to participate in the lab and will have to leave. You must wear closed shoes to ALL labs or you will have to leave. If safety eyewear is needed for a lab and you do not have it, you will not be able to stay in lab and will have to leave.  Safety eyewear cannot be shared.  If you have to leave lab for these reasons and miss points, you will not be able to make up those points at a later time.  There are no make-ups for missed labs, so you will not be able to earn credit for any dissection labs that you miss. 

 

General Guidelines for Lab Practicals:

Lab practicals will be given on the same day as the lecture exam.   If you are late to a lab practical, you will not be given extra time.  We will meet in the hallway before the practical begins for general instructions.  After the practical is over, we will review the practical together and go over the correct answers.  This is your opportunity to ask questions about the practical.

Please follow these general guidelines when taking a practical:

(1)  No talking in the lab room unless asking the instructor a question.

(2)  Leave all books and belongings (including watches & cell phones) on the side counter or

        instructor-designated area.

(3)  You will be given a clipboard for your answer sheet.  Keep your answer sheet private.

(4)  There are stations set up for anatomical structures. Usually, you have one minute at each station.  There will be a limited amount of time at the end to go back and check answers. Only one student will be allowed at a station at a time and your time will be limited.

(5)  If the unit included physiology-based labs, there will be questions over those labs and lab reports on the unit practical. Follow the instructions.

(6)  While we are doing the timed part of the practical, don’t move until I give you a signal.

(7)  Follow the directions on the cards. Follow the arrows on the cards when you move.

(8)  Don’t touch ANYTHING except the microscope fine focus. Don’t pick anything up.  You will have to leave the lab practical if you touch lab materials or pick them up.  If asked to leave, your grade will be based on the questions you have already answered.  You will not be

      allowed to replace the practical grade.

(9)  If there is a problem, raise your hand immediately.  If I don’t see you right away, please get my attention verbally.

(10) Spelling and neatness count.  If I cannot read an answer, it will be counted wrong.  Do not abbreviate unless it is a standard abbreviation.  If you are not sure your answer is specific enough, give both a more general and a more specific answer for the question.

 

 

Lab Safety

Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/ehs. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/emergency/.

Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

 

You will receive safety training in your lab room prior to working with any hazards such as chemicals or microbes. If you miss in-class safety training and do not make it up as scheduled by your instructor you will be dropped from the class and not reinstated. If you show up on lab days without appropriate safety eyewear and shoes, you will not be able to participate in lab or remain in the room during class.

 

Safety training is mandatory for all students.

¨  You will receive general safety training during the first week of class.  Safety

      training will be held during the first week of lab.

 

¨  If you miss the general safety training, you may not be able to attend labs until you

      have completed the general safety training.  This applies to students who have added the       course during adds and drops, as well as students who were not present on the scheduled    day for safety training.  Alternate safety training times will be posted in Blackboard. Get in            touch with me immediately to schedule an alternate             time for safety training. A limited        number of general safety training sessions are scheduled outside of regular class hours. It    will then be your responsibility to make arrangements to attend any scheduled safety           training.  ACC safety rules require that safety training must occur within the lab room for

      the course. Make-up safety training must be scheduled around other lab activities. You

      must complete safety training by the end of the first week or you will be dropped

      from the course.

 

¨  Any lab points missed because you have not completed safety training cannot be made up.

 

¨  Dissection labs and labs involving chemicals require the use of safety glasses or goggles.

 

¨  If you do not have your safety glasses or goggles with you and the lab requires them,

     you will not be able to attend the lab.  

 

¨  You must wear closed shoes in order to attend ALL labs. Otherwise, you will have to

      leave the lab and you will not earn any points for the lab.  Also, you may be required by the

      instructor to wear a lab apron, depending on the lab or your attire.

 

¨  If you violate a safety policy, I will withdraw you from the class.

 

¨  If I do not have a safety contract from you by the end of the first week, I willwithdraw

     you from the class.

 

¨  If dropped for safety reasons, you will not be reinstated into the class.

 


 

Lab Cleanup:  

You are required to follow the clean-up protocols for each lab.  Be aware that points may be deducted from your grade for failing to clean up after lab.  You will be assigned a microscope and you are expected to follow the correct procedures when you put it away. 

 

In general, these are the things you need to do before leaving lab:

1)      Put away all slides, microscopes, models, books, charts and specimens. 

2)      When putting away microscopes:

          a. Turn off the microscope before unplugging the cord.

          b. Fold the electrical cord loosely. Fasten with velcro strip or wrapping cord.

          c. Put the lowest power objective in place.

          d. Remove any microscope slide and return it to its appropriate location.

          e. Put on the microscope cover.

          f. Return the microscope to its proper location in the cabinet.

3)      For physiology labs, follow the instructions in your lab report and on the board.

4)      Wash and dry dissecting equipment and put them away.  Wash dissecting trays and pans

          and leave to dry on drying racks.

5)      Discard dissected tissues in the designated biowaste container, not in the sink or in the

          regular trash can.

6)      Discard preservative fluid in the designated container, not in the sink.

7)      Wash off the lab bench if you have been dissecting.

8)      Wash your hands before leaving lab.

9)      Follow all instructions written on the board or given by your instructor.

 

Student Injury Insurance:

Students enrolled in lab and field courses are covered by student insurance if they are injured as a result of the lab or field activity.  The instructor will provide the student with the necessary forms and complete an injury report for the office of Environment, Health, Safety and Insurance.  There is a small deductible.  You are covered by a student accident insurance policy if you are physically injured by an accident during A&P lab that was caused by the lab activity. 

 

Open Labs:  Hours for open lab will be posted during the first week of class. All ACC campuses that teach Anatomy & Physiology have open lab hours.  You may attend open lab at any ACC campus.  The open labs may or may not have an A&P tutor available.  Cancellations may occur due to illness or work schedules of the tutor.  Children are not permitted in the lab rooms and are not allowed to be in the building unsupervised.

 

All ACC lab rooms has an occupancy limit of 25 (24 students plus the tutor) at all times.  This occupancy limit is mandated by the college.  This occupancy limit will be enforced.  Open labs are on a first-come-first-served basis. Students who are in the lab will not be asked to leave to allow late-comers into the room. Students are allowed to attend any open lab at any campus, as long as there is space.

 

At RRC, open lab hours are on Friday.  The hours are usually 8 am to 3 pm.


 

ACC Academic Policies and Services

 

Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty:

A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution.  Students have the responsibility to submit coursework that is the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression.  Students must follow all instructions given by faculty or designated college representatives when taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations.  Actions constituting scholastic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, collusion, and falsifying documents.  Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend on the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an “F” in the course and/or expulsion from the college.  See the Student Standards of Conduct and Discipline Process and other policies at http://www.austincc.edu/current/needtoknow

 

I take acts of scholastic dishonesty very seriously in this class.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities:

Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association.  These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process.  Opportunity for students to examine and question pertinent data and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment.  This concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the student.  As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures.

 

Safety Statement

Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/ehs. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/emergency/.
 

Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

 

Statement on Students with Disabilities

Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities who need classroom, academic or other accommodations must request them through the Office of Students Accessibility Services (SAS).  Students are encouraged to request accommodations when they register for courses or at least three weeks before the start of the semester, otherwise the provision of accommodations may be delayed.

 

Students who have received approval for accommodations from SAS for this course must provide the instructor with the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from SAS before accommodations will be provided.  Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from the student.

 

Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to submit the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ to the instructor at the beginning of the semester because a reasonable amount of time may be needed to prepare and arrange for the accommodations.

 

Additional information about Student Accessibility Services is available at http://www.austincc.edu/sas

 

If accommodations must be made for lab practicals, you will probably take the lab practical on the scheduled day at an alternate time when the lab is not in use.  Arrangements must be made in advance with the instructor to ensure the lab room and a suitable proctor are available.

 

Note to SAS students in this class:  Please be aware that lecture exams will be placed only in the Testing Center at the Round Rock Campus.  You are required to take your lecture exams on the same days as other students.  Please see the schedule for dates.  

 

Student and Instructional Services
ACC strives to provide exemplary support to its students and offers a broad variety of opportunities and services. Information on these services and support systems is available at: http://www.austincc.edu/support

 

Links to many student services and other information can be found at: http://www.austincc.edu/


ACC Learning Labs provide free tutoring services to all ACC students currently enrolled in the course to be tutored. The tutor schedule for each Learning Lab may be found at: http://www.austincc.edu/tutor

 

For help setting up your ACCeID, ACC Gmail, or ACC Blackboard, see a Learning Lab Technician at any ACC Learning Lab.

 

Bad Weather:

If classes are cancelled because of bad weather, ACC notifies instructors and students on the ACC homepage (http://www.austincc.edu) and on local radio and television stations. 

 

ACC Policy Concerning Copyrighted Materials:

All class materials provided on the instructor’s web page, Blackboard, CD, and/or in printed form (labs, objectives, assignments, etc.) are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the copyright holder.  This may be the instructor, ACC, or a publisher.  Reproduction consists of photocopying, scanning and copying files, or posting on a server or web site.  Students currently registered for this section have permission to print one copy of course materials for their own personal use.  No permission is given for posting any course materials on web sites.

 

Each student currently enrolled in this section of Anatomy & Physiology 1 is hereby given permission to download and print course materials from the Blackboard site for his/her own use.  Students do not have my permission to post any course materials on any web site.


BLOOM’S TAXONOMY

 

1.00     KNOWLEDGE (remembering previously learned material)

            1.10  Knowledge of specifics

                        1.11 Knowledge of terms

                        1.12 Knowledge of specific facts

 

            1.20  Knowledge of ways and means of dealing with specifics

                        1.21  Knowledge of conventions

                        1.22  Knowledge of trends and sequences

                        1.23  Knowledge of classifications and categories

                        1.24  Knowledge of criteria

                        1.25  Knowledge of methodology

 

            1.30  Knowledge of the universals and abstractions in a field of study

                        1.31  Knowledge of principles and generalizations

                        1.32  Knowledge of theories and structures

 

2.00     COMPREHENSION  (grasping the meaning of material)

            2.10  Translation (converting from one form to another)

                        2.11 Interpretation (explaining or summarizing material)

                        2.12  Extrapolation (extending the meaning beyond the data)

 

3.00     APPLICATION  (using information in concrete situations)

 

4.00     ANALYSIS  (breaking down material into its parts)

            4.10  Analysis of elements  (identifying the parts)

            4.20  Analysis of relationships (identifying the relationships)

            4.30  Analyis of organizational principles (identifying the way the parts are organized)

 

5.00     SYNTHESIS (putting parts together into a whole)

                        5.10  Production of a unique communication

                        5.20  Production of a plan or proposed set of operations

                        5.30  Derivation of a set of abstract relationships

 

6.00     EVALUATION  (judging the value of a thing for a given purpose using definite criteria)

                        6.10  Judgments in terms of internal evidence

                        6.20  Judgments in terms of external criteria

 

What is Bloom’s Taxonomy?  This is a standard model that attempts to place cognitive skills (mental thinking skills) into categories.  Bloom’s Taxonomy has six levels of thinking, going from the simplest level of thinking (knowledge) to the most complex level (evaluation).    Each level requires more of our thinking skills and incorporates the previous levels as well.  When people use the terms “problem-solving” or “critical thinking”, they are usually referring to these higher-level thinking skills. 

 

There are several other models for cognitive skills but Bloom’s Taxonomy is widely used.  In college, students are expected to work beyond the knowledge level (lowest category) and use higher-level thinking skills.   See Blackboard for specific examples of how questions over the same material can be written at different levels.

A&P 1 Homework Schedule

Fall 2017

Homework

# Points

Opens

Deadline

Homework #1 Homeostasis (Blackboard)

15

Aug 28

Sep 6

Homework #2 Transport (Connect)

25

Aug 28

Sep 20

Homework #3 Tissues (Blackboard)

10

Sep 20

Oct 2

Homework #4 Integument (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 4

Homework #5 Bone Structure/Fn (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 9

Homework #6 Bones of Skeleton (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 11

Homework #7 Joints (Connect)

10

Sep 20

Oct 16

Homework #8 Muscle Tissue (Connect)

10

Oct 11

Oct 23

Homework #9 Muscle Physiology (Connect)

15

Oct 11

Oct 25

Homework #10 Muscles (Blackboard)

15

Oct 11

Oct 30

Homework #11 Nervous Tissue (Connect)

10

Oct 30

Nov 8

Homework #12 Neurophysiology (Connect)

15

Oct 30

Nov 13

Homework #13 CNS (Connect)

20

Oct 30

Nov 15

Homework #14 PNS (Connect)

15

Oct 30

Nov 20

Homework #15 ANS (Connect)

15

Nov 20

Nov 29

Homework #16 Sensory Anatomy (Connect)

10

Nov 20

Dec 4

Homework #17 Sensory Phys.  (Connect)

15

Nov 20

Dec 11

 

All homework assignments are due at the beginning of class (10:30 am).

 

 

 

A&P 1 Practice Questions (Extra Credit)

Fall 2017 Schedule

 

Practice Questions for Extra Credit

Opens

Deadline

Practice Questions for Chapter 1 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Labs 1 & 2 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Chapter 2 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Chapter 4 (Connect)

Aug 28

Sep 23, 11:59 pm

Practice Questions for Chapter 5 (Connect)

Sep 20

Oct 14, 11:59 pm

 

Please notice that the due date for all extra credit practice questions is scheduled

for Saturday at the end of the day (11:59 pm). Deadlines will not be extended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A&P 1 Lecture Schedule

Fall 2017

Date

Lecture Topic

Narrated PowerPoints

Readings in Textbook

Aug 28

Syllabus/Intro to Human Body

 

Chapter 1

Aug 30

Introduction/Homeostasis

 

Chapter 1

Sep 4

Labor Day Holiday

 

 

Sep 6

Chemistry 2: Acids/Bases/Buffers

Narrated Chemistry 1 PP

Chapter 2 (includes review)

Sep 11

Cells 1

 

Chapter 4 (pages 106-124)

Sep 13

Cells 2

 

Pages 106-124

Sep 18

Cells 3

Narrated Signal/Communication PP

Pages 106-124

Sep 20

Tissues 1 (Unit 2 material)

Narrated Epithelial Tissues PP

Pg 134; Chapter 5 (pp 151-162)

Sep 25

Exam 1

 

 

Sep 27

Tissues 2

Narrated Connective Tissues PP

Narrated Body Membranes PP

Chapter 5 (pages 162-177)

Oct 2

Integument 1

Narrated Integument 2 PP

Chapter 6

Oct 4

Skeletal 1

Narrated Skeletal System 2 PP

Chapters 7 and 8

Oct 9

finish Skeletal 1; Skeletal 3 PP

 

Chapters 8 and 9

Oct 11

Muscles 1 (Unit 3 material)

 

Chapter 10

Oct 16

Exam 2

 

 

Oct 18

Finish Muscles 1

 

Chapter 10

Oct 23

Muscles 2; Muscles 3

 

Chapter 10

Oct 25

Finish Muscles 3; Muscles 4

 

Chapters 10 and 11

Oct 30

Exam 3

 

 

Nov 1

Nervous 1: Neurons/neuroglia

 

Chapter 12

Nov 6

Nervous 2: Neurophysiology

 

Chapter 12

Nov 8

finish Nervous 2: Neurophysiology

start Nervous 3: CNS

(Review Narrated CNS 1, 2 & 3)

Chapter 13

Nov 13

Nervous 3: CNS;

narrated Nervous 4: PNS

Narrated Nervous 4: PNS

Chapters 13 and 14

Nov 15

Nervous 5: Reflexes

 

Chapter 14

Nov 20

Exam 4

 

 

Date

Lecture Topic

Narrated PowerPoints

Readings in Textbook

Nov 22

Nervous 6: ANS (Unit 5)

 

Chapter 15

Nov 27

Senses 1: Intro to sensory (Unit 5);

Narrated Intro to Sensory PP

 

Narrated Intro to Sensory PP

Chapter 16

Nov 29

Senses 2: Eye physiology

 

Chapter 16

Dec 4

Senses 3: Ear physiology

Narrated Sensory 5 PP

Chapter 16

Dec 6

Senses 4: Olfactory & gustatory

Narrated Sensory 6 PP

Chapter 16

Dec 11

Exam 5

 

 

Dec 13

Final

 

 

 

All ACC campuses will be closed for Labor Day, September 4

All ACC campuses will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 23-November 26.

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” is November 27.

 

Note 1:  Schedule changes may occur during the semester.  Any changes will be announced in class or on Blackboard (Bb). In cases of bad weather, narrated PowerPoints may be posted on Bb.

Note 2:  Lecture exams and lab practicals are given on the same day.

 

 

A&P 1 Lab Schedule

Fall 2017

Date

Lab Topic

Narrated PowerPoint

Other Information

Aug 28

Lab 1: Intro to Human Body 1

 

 

Aug 30

Lab 2: Safety Training/Intro 2

 

* Practice lab quiz 1/2

Sep 4

Labor Day Holiday

 

 

Sep 6

Lab 3: Metric Lab (physiology)

 

Lab report due Sep 11

Sep 11

Lab 4: pH Lab (physiology)                $

 

Lab report due Sep 13

Sep 13

Lab 5: Passive Transport (phys)        $

Narrated Osmoles PP for Lab 5

Lab report due Sep 18

Sep 18

Lab 6: Microscopes

 

 

Sep 20

Lab 7: Tissues 1 (Unit 2 material)

Narrated Epithelial Tissues PP

* Practice lab quiz 7

Sep 25

Practical 1

 

 

Sep 27

Lab 8: Tissues 2

Narrated Connective Tissues PP

Bone coloring given out

* Practice lab quiz 8

Oct 2

Lab 9: Integument

 

* Practice lab quiz 9

Oct 4

Lab 10: Skeletal 1

narrated Skeletal System axial PP

Narrated Skeletal System PP

(Axial Skeleton)

Bone coloring due today

* Practice lab quiz 10

Oct 9

Lab 11: Skeletal 2 (Unit 3 material)

Narrated Skeletal System PP

(Appendicular Skeleton)

* Practice lab quiz 11

Oct 11

Lab 12: Muscle Tissues (Unit 3 material)

 

* Practice lab quiz 12

Oct 16

Practical 2

 

 

Oct 18

Lab 13: Muscles 1

 

* Practice lab quiz 13

Oct 23

Lab 14: Muscles Physiology (physiology)

 

Lab report due Oct 25

Oct 25

Lab 15: Muscles 2     

 

* Practice lab quiz 15

Oct 30

Practical 3

 

 

Nov 1

Lab 16: Neurons

 

* Practice lab quiz 16

Nov 6

Lab 17: Brain 1

Narrated CNS 1 PP

 

Nov 8

Lab 18: Brain 2

Narrated CNS 2 PP

* Practice lab quiz 17/18

Nov 13

Lab 19: Brain dissection                       $

Narrated CNS 3 PP

* Practice lab quiz 19

Nov 15

Lab 20: Spinal cord and PNS

 

* Practice lab quiz 20

Nov 20

Practical 4

 

 

Date

Lab Topic

Narrated PowerPoint

Other Information

Nov 22

Lab 21: Reflexes (physiology)

 

Lab report due Nov 27

Nov 27

Lab 22: Sensory anatomy 1                $

Narrated Anatomy of Eye PP

Eye dissection

* Practice lab quiz 22

Nov 29

Lab 23: Sensory anatomy 2

Narrated Anatomy of Ear PP

* Practice lab quiz 23

Dec 4

Lab 24: Sensory physiology 1 (phys)

Narrated Visual Physiology PP

Lab report due Dec 6

Dec 6

Lab 25: Sensory physiology 2 (phys)

 

Lab report due Dec 11

Dec 11

Practical 5

 

 

Dec 13

Makeup Practicals  (See note 4.)

 

 

 

$            This symbol indicates that safety eyewear is required for this lab. Check lab write-ups for safety info.         

Note 1:    Schedule changes may occur during the semester and will be announced in class or on Bb.

Note 2:    Dissection and physiology labs cannot be made up. Points are earned for dissection; physiology labs have lab reports. If

                 you are not in lab, you cannot earn these points. Late coloring assignments are not accepted.

Note 3:    Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in lab as instructed. If you are not wearing PPE, you will have to leave

                 class and will not earn credit. Closed shoes are required for ALL labs and lab practical exams.

Note 4:    Makeup practicals are given on the last day of class and must be arranged in advance.