Anatomy and Physiology 101
Dr. Sterling Roulette
Office: Room 1264
Course Meeting Times: Section 1002 M & W 7:30-11:50
Section 1003 M & W 12:30-4:50
Textbooks: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 12th ed., By Tortora and Derrickson; John Wiley, Publisher, older or newer editions are acceptable
Anatomy and Physiology 101 Lab Manual, By Sterling Roulette and Cheri Hodge
Other items required:
1) Lab apron or old oversized shirt
2) "Scantron" computer answer cards #100 (please have ready for the first test)
3) Colored pencil set
4) Latex gloves
Catalog description: Anatomy and Physiology 101: This is an intensive study of the structure and function of the human body. The emphasis is homeostasis and the interrelationship among systems with discussions on selected pathologies. The first semester of the two part series covers the topics chemistry, histology, genetics and inheritance, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and reproductive systems.
1. To discuss a basic understanding and working knowledge of the human body.
2. To outline the concepts of homeostasis and interdependence of all body systems.
3. To provide an introduction to the disruption of homeostasis (pathology) as contrasted with normal processes, particularly as they apply to the allied health occupations.
Course learning outcomes: As part of the requirements of accreditation Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) have been developed that represent examples of capstone outcomes that each course of Anatomy and Physiology 101 needs to become skilled at and evaluated in a standardized format. The three CLOs for this class are listed below. You will have a test on these as either a quiz during the semester or as part of the comprehensive examination.
1. CLO Describe the typical cross section of the integument (skin) to include the 5 layers of the epidermis and dermis, glands and chemical compostion.
2. CLO: Describe the sequence of events in the excitation and contraction coupling in skeletal muscle. Also include the events that result in relaxation after contraction.
3. CLO Digestion: Describe the sequence of events in the digestion to the point of absorption of a cheeseburger. Include in your answer the mechanical and chemical forms of digestion including the major areas, enzymes, and absorption mechanisms in the order presented below:
Prerequisites: The first semester (101) must be taken as a prerequisite to
the second semester (102)
Recommended preparation: High school or college biology and/or chemistry are strongly recommended.
Format: Classes meet two days per week. One and one half hours of theory (lecture) followed by three hours of laboratory.
A. Be prepared for a short quiz every day that will typically cover the previous day of lecture material. These will start at the beginning or end of class so it will be important to be in class on time and remain for the entire period.
B. During the semester there will be at least four midterm examinations.
C. A comprehensive final examination will be given on the last day of class and is a requirement to receive a passing grade.
D. Please read over the textbook and lab assignments BEFORE coming to class. Several laboratory sessions will involve the study and use of cadavers and preserved specimens. Students not wishing to work with these specimens for ethical or health concerns should contact the instructor so an alternative assignment can be determined.
Attendance: If you cannot make it to class, it is your responsibility to check which assignments are due when returning back to class. Exchange telephone numbers and use the buddy system. Please do not call or e-mail for an excused absence. All absences hurt your chances of being successful in this fast paced class and the quizzes cannot be made up. If you need to contact me because of extended absence please e-mail me in this regard.
Drop Policy: It is your responsibility to drop the class by filling out the appropriate form and giving it to Admissions & Records. You will be dropped for excessive absences. Do not assume that I will drop you from class if you stop attending. It is the instructor's responsibility to drop students that are a “no show”. A no show is someone who never attends a single class session.
Make-ups and late work: Typically there will be no make up possibilities for quizzes. That refers to any assignment that is 20 pts or less in value. All of the larger point make-up tests will carry a 50% reduction in points unless there are exceptional extenuating circumstances. Alternate tests may be given instead of the one taken during the scheduled test time. In most instances these will be more difficult than the original test as the student has had time to study and talk to the other students about the previous test. No tests can be made up after two weeks of the initial test date and no make-ups are given during the last two weeks of class. Late lab work also carries a 50% reduction in point value. It is important to put "late" in clear lettering on the front page of the assignment. Not including this is considered cheating and will result in disciplinary action according to the policies outlined later in this document.
Extra credit: Extra credit may be given on exam questions. Extra credit is limited to less than 5% of the total points possible in class and available to all students on an equal basis.
Laboratory credit: The laboratory credit, being two-fifths of the total semester credits, is computed as follows:
A. Points are assigned to laboratory activities such as dissection, knowledge of the models, etc.
B. Points are assigned for practical and written exams particularly on the cadaver, tissues, skeletal, and muscular systems.
C. Most laboratory work cannot be "made-up". The exception to this occurs with practicals that carry larger point values.
D. The lab book is worth 50 points of credit. The lab book is due on the last day of regular classes and immediately after taking the laboratory practical. The lab book will not be returned to the student.
E. There will be a laboratory final on the last day of regular classes. Students may use only their lab books for this examination. No additional material may be added to the lab book during the lab final. This includes the addition of any digital photographs.
Blackboard material: During the semester there may be extra material on blackboard. These will be topical points of interest and additional web sites to check out. The web will be an excellent opportunity to gather extra credit.
Grading policy: All laboratory points have the same weight as lecture points so that students can easily calculate their current point standing. It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of their own point standing. All the points possible in class are totaled and then divided into the student's current points to obtain a percentage. The point percentage for a particular grade is as follows:
"A" Grade-----------90-100% "D" Grade----------60-69%
"B" Grade-----------80-89% "F" Grade----------less than 60%
Further breakdown of grade assignments:
The grade of "F" is given to a student who obtains less than 60% of the points possible in class and/or is found cheating in class. (See Policy)
The grade of "D" is given to those students who satisfactorily obtained at least 60% of all the points possible in class.
The grade of "C" is given to the student who can assimilate the lecture and lab material and is able to obtain 70% of all the points possible in class.
The grade of "B" is given to the student, who in addition to fulfilling 80% of the previous objectives, is also able to display that he or she can satisfactorily answer questions beyond those discussed in lecture material. Other sources of information include the textbook and blackboard reading recommendations.
The grade of "A" is given to the student who fulfills the previous objectives and is also able to integrate information to solve novel situations thereby clearly demonstrating the concept of critical thinking.
Cheating policy: Cheating is any activity that gives an unfair advantage to a particular student. These activities include but are not limited to: using notes or books on examinations of any kind, looking at or copying someone else's paper, changing graded papers for credit, not putting “late” on papers requiring that designation, or falsifying documents. If someone is caught cheating, he or she will receive an automatic zero for whatever work was being completed and the Vice President of Students and the Vice President of Instruction will be notified. If a student is caught cheating a second time the student will receive an "F" in the class. Please check the college catalog for the current policy regarding due process and student discipline. Cheating in a flagrant manner may also be exposed to student disciplinary action as warranted. During the test you must not have a cell phone or other electronic device. A device that is out and turned on during the test constitutes cheating and you will receive a zero on the test at hand and the appropriate notifications submitted.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Mt. San Jacinto College abides by the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits federal and state agencies or programs from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that limits a major life activity which may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see me or Disabled Students Programs and Services. If there is any accommodation that you require prior to being in the program please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
Safety: Safety is the most important issue in the laboratory. Always work in a safe manner. Many labs deal with sharp objects, flammable material, and toxic or infectious substances. If you are ever in doubt about a procedure, ask, never assume. Note the proper disposal of wastes and the location and use of fire extinguishers. At the beginning of the semester every student is given 25 points for safety. These points are lost for eating or drinking in class, breaking sterile procedures, not wearing goggles, not cleaning the lab before leaving class, etc. It is not acceptable to have food or drink on the table or the floor. All food items must be in a backpack or on top of or in the refrigerator.
Sterling’s hot buttons:
1. Eating in class. Please keep your food stored in your backpack or the refrigerator in the classroom. Every day the refrigerator is cleaned out so that other course sections may have room for their food. You will lose safety points if you have food or food containers on the floor or under the cabinet.
2. Please put the microscope away clean and with the arm facing outwards.
3. Cell phones and pagers that go off during lecture times. Texting during lecture is rude and will not be allowed.
4. Students who ask me if it is okay to leave early. If you want to leave class early you do not need my permission. This is a fundamental difference between high school and college. Also do not ask if you will miss anything.
5. Smoking anywhere on campus especially near doorways, hallways, and near the A&P building. If you must destroy your lungs then please walk the short distance to the street sidewalk.
Privacy: Students have a right to privacy. Anyone not wanting their papers to be returned in the out box can get their papers returned to them in person during the office hours directly following the class.
Final comment: I wish all of you the best of learning. To learn how your own body works can be very interesting. It is unfortunate that all of these rules must be spelled out. It is a sign of the times but is still not representative of how the class functions. In large part students accommodate to the rules and procedures and the class in general runs smoothly without incidents. For those of you that have taken the time to read this syllabus you will be rewarded. The first quiz will contain questions regarding its content. In general any material that is handed out should be read and considered "testable material".