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Anatomy and Physiology I

Course Details

Course Number
1133
Section Number
1133
Semester
Fall 2016
Location
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
127
Days & Times

TR  9:30-10:20 am

Professor
Kimberly Beck (view Profile)
Course Objectives

General Learning Objectives

·         Demonstrate critical thinking skills, including creative and innovative thinking, analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

·         Effectively develop, interpret and express ideas through written, oral and visual communication

·         Analyze numerical data and observable facts to result in informed conclusions

·         Consider different points of view and work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

Course-Specific Learning Objectives

·         Define anatomy & physiology

·         Explain the meaning and importance of homeostasis in human physiology

·         Correctly use proper anatomical terminology to locate body directions, regions, planes, and sections

·         Identify the tissues and organs comprising the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems

·         Describe how tissue and organ structure relates to function within human physiology

·         Identify the molecules and macromolecules that make up the human body and describe the functions they play in human physiology

·         Identify the structures that comprise a eukaryotic cells and describe the roles each plays in cellular function

·         Differentiate between the various tissue types based on microscopic anatomy

·         Describe the types of movement allowed by the various joint types and how each movement is defined by the structure of the joint

·         Describe the mechanism and regulation of muscle contraction

·         Explain what occur at the neuromuscular junction and relate this to muscle contraction

·         Explain the mechanism and regulation of nervous impulse generation and propagation

·         Describe how the nervous system regulates sensory input and body functions

Course Expectations

Course Policies

Please keep this syllabus as a reference. Students are responsible for all information contained in this syllabus and for any needed changes to the syllabus, which may be announced in class.

Lab attendance:

This class contains both a lecture and lab component. You must be registered in and attend both the lecture and your assigned lab section. More than two unexcused absences in lab can result in an F in the course or removal from the course.

Lecture attendance:

While attendance in lecture will be recorded every day, it will not be used in calculating your grade. However, excessive absences will be used in decisions about dropping students from the course.

You are responsible for all material, announcements, reminders, and changes to the syllabus (should they occur) discussed in class whether or not you were present.

Exams

·         There will be four multiple choice exams which require a Scantron sheet (available at the bookstore). Exams will mostly cover material from the notes in class and word roots (listed on D2L)

·         Any action suspicious of cheating, attempting to cheat, or helping someone cheat (such as but not limited to looking on someone else’s paper, using notes, using a cell phone or any electronic device, recording or communicating exam content to other students) will result in termination of your exam and a grade of zero. Cheating will evoke the University Academic Misconduct Policy (see 2015-2016 MSU Student Handbook, Appendix E, “Academic Dishonesty Policies and Procedures, pp. 119-120).

·         No exam grades will be dropped.

Late or Missed Exams

·         If you are late to an exam but no one has turned in a completed exam yet, you have the remaining exam time to take your test. If a student has already turned in the exam, you must schedule a make-up test (see below).

·         For missed exams:

o   A make-up exam will only be allowed if the student contacts the instructor during business hours of the same day that the exam was originally scheduled.  An appointment within the instructor’s available office hours must be made in order to make up the exam.

o   If a make-up exam is granted, it must be taken during the instructor’s available office hours, as soon as possible, and no later than the next business day after the originally scheduled exam.

o   A 10% deduction of the total points possible will be deducted from the make-up exam grade.

o   The make-up exam will not be the same as the original exam and will most likely be in essay format.

o   Failure to contact the instructor within the accepted time, inability to take the exam during the instructors’ available office hours or failure to show up for the arranged appointment will result in a zero for that exam.

Quizzes on D2L

·         Every Monday, a multiple-choice quiz over word roots will be posted on D2L. Quizzes will be due every Sunday by midnight. You are allowed two tries for every quiz and the higher grade out of the two attempts will be recorded.

·         It is the student’s responsibility to remember to take the online quizzes.

·         If you experience problems while taking a quiz and need a quiz reopened, contact me immediately so that any problem can be resolved before the quiz closes. No make-up quizzes will be given after the quiz is closed. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.

Cell phones

Silence any electronic device (“vibrate” does not count as silent) and put them away. Ringing or buzzing cell phones distract the people around you.

If any electronic device is visible during an exam, I will collect your exam and you will receive a zero.

Laptops

If you prefer to use a laptop to take notes, please be aware that students around you may be distracted easily by what is on your screen if you are multi-tasking.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Service in Room 168 of Clark Student Center (940) 397-4140.

Grading Standards

Final grades will be determined as follows.

 

Item

Percent of Final Grade

Lecture exam average

67.5%

D2L Quiz average

7.5%

Lab Quiz average

7.5%

Lab Midterm grade

7.5%

Lab Final grade

7.5%

Lab Poster project

2.5%

 

A         =          90-100%

B      =          80-89%

C      =          70-79%

D      =          60-69%

F       =          below 60%

 

 

 

Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Lab attendance:

This class contains both a lecture and lab component. You must be registered in and attend both the lecture and your assigned lab section. More than two unexcused absences in lab can result in an F in the course or removal from the course.

 

Lecture attendance:

While attendance in lecture will be recorded every day, it will not be used in calculating your grade. However, excessive absences will be used in decisions about dropping students from the course.

 

You are responsible for all material, announcements, reminders, and changes to the syllabus (should they occur) discussed in class whether or not you were present. 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.