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Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus

Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus ~ 2009-2010

Course Teacher:   Lori Kindsvatter
Classroom:  Room 301          Laboratory:   Room 300        Time of Class:   2nd period

 

Course Description:

            Human anatomy and physiology is the study of the structures and functions of human body organs and organ systems. This course will begin with a discussion of traits that humans have in common with other organisms, followed by a review of the chemistry involved in biological systems and the study of cells and cellular metabolism. Five other units will follow, covering support and movement, integration and coordination, transport mechanisms within the body, absorption and excretion and ending with the human life cycle.

            The first semester will feature an extensive dissection of a preserved cat specimen. Two laboratory practicals will be given; the first testing the anatomy of the muscular system of the cat and the second testing both the anatomy and physiology of the different systems of the cat. We will be completing several experiments including such subjects as exercise physiology, respiration and special senses.

This course is very fast-paced and requires the student to be organized and to complete daily independent study for the class as homework. Students will be expected to complete pre-reading assignments and Internet study sessions. Weekly pre-reading quizzes will be given to assure that the student is keeping up with the material.

 

Textbook:   Holes Human Anatomy & Physiology, 10th & 9th ed., Shier, Butler, Lewis. 2004, 2002.

 

Blackboard 9.0 website:  My website will be an interactive blackboard site that allows the student to view a continuous calendar of events for our class, download worksheets and view Powerpoint presentations. We will also be taking some quizzes and tests on this site. Students can access this website by going to pwc.gennet.us and logging in using a username and password. Each student will receive his/her login information during the first week of classes. Any student that is absent from class is expected to check this site for work they have missed.

 

Schedule of Subjects:

Unit 1:  Introduction & the Chemical Basis of Life             Unit 8:  Somatic & Special Senses

Unit 2:  Cells & Cellular Metabolism                                 Unit 9:  Respiratory System

Unit 3:  Tissues                                                                Unit 10: Blood & the Cardiovascular System

Unit 4: Skin & the Integumentary System                          Unit 11: Lymphatic System & Immunity

Unit 5:  Muscular System                                                 Unit 12: Nervous System

Unit 6:  Skeletal System & Joints                                      Unit 13: Endocrine System

Unit 7:  Digestive System & Nutrition/Metabolism             Unit 14: Urinary System

           

Grading Scale:

A    

100-94

B-

82-80

D+

69-68

A-

93-90

C+

79-78

D

67-63

B+

89-88

C

77-73

D-

62-60

B

87-83

C-

72-70

E

59-0

 

Required Materials:

Each student is expected to bring to class the following materials.

·         3-ring binder with lined filler paper

·         # 2 pencils & pens

·         12 ct. pack of colored pencils

·         Highlighter

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