Anatomy and Physiology Honors Syllabus
Instructor: Mrs. Cappelletti
Course Description: This course examines the inner workings of the human body in
terms of structure and function along with systemic relationships focusing on the tissues,
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Case studies will be a
supplementary key to integrating knowledge through application. Laboratory work will
required, including anatomy dissection of rat, cat, cow eye, sheep brain, pig heart and
kidney. Students will use the Laerdal SimMan ―WALDO‖ who will be programed to
emulate a healthy patient and many pathological scenarios.
Goals and Course objectives: Upon completing the course, students should be able to:
Discuss how organ systems are integrated within the human body;
Demonstrate that physiological responses are dependent on this
Explain how the modification of one system, such as during treatment,
may have effects on other systems
Explain how human behavior can also be responsive to changes in
Learn to distinguish the difference between heart, lung, and bowel
sounds by auscultation using WALDO (SimMan)
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 7th Edition
Author: Frederic H. Martini
Laerdal Human Body Simulator
SimMan Essential (WALDO) Anatomically correct genitalia for male and female
LABORATORY: Lab Fee: $40.00 (help to cover costs of consumables including
preserved cat and annual maintenance for SimMan.
1. Before you are allowed to perform laboratory experiments you must
i. Return the syllabus/laboratory waiver signed by you and your parent(s).
ii. Pass a pre-laboratory safety quiz.
2. Approved protective eye- wear must be worn at all times for designated laboratory
experiments even if you are not performing experiments yourself. Protective eye
wear maybe removed only if your teacher has stated, ―Lab is over it is OK to remove
your protective eye wear.‖
3. All students MUST were gloves when handling WALDO. Any student who does
not wear gloves will lose participation points.
4. Proper cleanup of your lab station and equipment prior to class dismissal is an
integral part of your laboratory grade. 10 point deduction will be assessed for any
station that does not meet Mrs. Cappelletti’s ―white glove test‖
5. Equipment and chemicals must only be used as directed by Mrs. Cappelletti.
Any failure to wear eye protection, or follow laboratory safety protocols will result in a
laboratory violation (see below). For eye -wear to function adequately they must cover
your eyes. Therefore, eye- wear positioned on your forehead constitute a violation.
A. Unsafe use of laboratory chemicals or equipment in a manner not directed by your
instructor will result in a laboratory violation.
B. Improper cleanup or leaving out equipment will impact your grade.
C. A 10 point deduction for each infraction will be assessed. : (
The policy for laboratory violation is as follows:
1) Loss of points set for that specific lab. (10 points)
2) Habitual disregard for lab rules and regulations will constitute a conference
with student/parent/s and teacher
3) If conference does not improve student’s behavior the result will be the loss of
lab privileges for the rest of the year and a special written report (1000 word
minimum) will replace the laboratory experiment.
Participation: (4% of grade). Beginning of each quarter you have receive 211out of
200 points. The 11 extra credit points offset the -5 points lost going to the bathroom if
you did not utilize your breaks, lunchtime, or, is just an emergency. Points will also be
deducted for following infractions;
Participation points are lost for the following infractions.
Not in your seat at the bell rings, you are tardy -5 points
Texting or using a cell phones during class time: -20 points
Talking is during lecture is not permitted: -5 points
Missing books, calculators, etc. required for class -5 points
Trip to the bathroom other than test days -5 points
Not wearing goggles on lab day -10 points
Forgot something in locker -5 points
Sleeping in class (i.e. your head is on the desk) -5 points
Standing by door before end of class bell has rung. -5 points
Not wearing gloves when working with WALDO -20 points
Homework not out and on your desk at the bell, when -5 points
Mrs. Cappelletti is checking homework assignments.
You should strive not to miss lectures or lab sessions. Much of what is taught
in the course is a compendium of several sources and may not be immediately
available outside of the lecture or laboratory. Example: Once your lab
partner has dissected an anatomical structure it cannot be put back together for
you to re-dissect! If you anticipate any excessive absences or sudden
situations that preclude you from attending class, please contact me.
Excessive unexcused absences may result in a grade reduction.
Assignments & Absences:
Written assignments must be completed on clean edged of standard size. Torn out
spiral notebook paper is not acceptable and results in half-credit.
PROPER HEADINGS: On the upper right corner of your paper your name, the
date, and the assignment. You will not be given full credit without the proper
headings. If you name is missing: – 10 point deduction : (
Assignments are due at the beginning of class or they are late – no exceptions.
All students are responsible for making up written class work, homework, tests, and
quizzes if they are absent for any reason. Check with Mrs. Cappelletti to arrange
for make-up work before your absence, if possible. Make-up work will not be
accepted once the class has progressed to the next chapter of the text
Students absent (excused or otherwise) for laboratory experiments generally, are not
permitted to make-up the lab. Reason stated above in attendance.
Students must do their OWN work. Anyone found sharing or copying homework,
tests, or work done in class (unless it is a group assignment) will receive a ―0‖ grade
on an assignment and be referred to the dean.
BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE
I do not anticipate any behavior or classroom problems.
Behavior in the lecture and lab must not interfere with the learning of other
students. I have the right to teach and all students in my classroom have the
right to an environment conducive to learning! Thus,
Conversations during lectures are not a good idea, as should any
behavior in the laboratory that interferes with normal educational
All cell phones must be turned off and out of sight during the lecture
and laboratory sessions during my class. If a student’s cell phone is
used in my class, 20 points will be deducted from participation
Unsafe activities and actions endangering others in lectures, labs, or
field trips will not be tolerated, and will be handled by the Dean.
Adherence to the Academic Code is mandatory; violations will be
dealt with as per the JSerra Student Handbook
1. Students are to be seated and QUIET when the bell rings; otherwise, you are tardy
and – 5 point deduction from participation will be issued. You may not leave the
classroom until your instructor, Mrs. Cappelletti, not the dismissal bell has dismissed
you. Nor are you permitted to stand at the door prior to dismissal of class.(-5
2. Students must also be respectful during class prayer and attentive during
announcements (See handbook pages 20-22 for behavioral standards.)
3. Follow directions the first time they are given and PARTICIPATE! Students are
expected to listen actively, ask questions, and take notes.
Consequences: Your failure to abide by these expectations will be rewarded with an after school
animal cage cleanup and/or a paper on a human body system Structure and function REPORT.
Failure to show for the clean –up or an incomplete report will result in a -10 point deduction from
Grading occurs on a straight value system (and thus is not curved) — I want to know
what you know, and not how you measure up to each other.
I do not round up quarter grades only at the semester. The grading scale follows thus:
A 93% and up C+ 77-79%
A- 90-92% C 73-76%
B+ 87-89% C- 70-72%
B 83-86% D 60-69%
B- 80-82% F 59% and below
There is no extra credit (only participation points) and late assignments DO
NOT EXIST IN THIS CLASS
Exams results will be posted within 48 hours. Homework, laboratory experiment
results and quiz grades will be posted within 72 hours or sooner as possible.
Your quarterly grade will be determined as follows:
Quizzes/case studies 13%
Laboratory Experiments & Results 18%
B) 3-ring binder for notes, lab/case studies, quizzes, tests
C) 3x5 index cards for vocabulary
D) #2 pencils
E) laptop computer
F) colored pencils
*A binder will be collected twice a quarter and is worth 100 points. A forgotten
notebook on collection day results in a 20 point penalty, no excuses.
The notebook shall contain 5 sections with the syllabus and safety contract
preceding the first section. THIS ORDER IS REQUIRED FOR FULL CREDIT.
Syllabus/ signed safety contract
Table of Contents
Section 1: NOTES – Must contain sufficient material from class lectures.
Section 2: BOOK HOMEWORK - contains homework given from textbook.
Section 3: QUIZ - contains each quiz given in class
Section 4: EXAMS – you get to keep your exams
Section 5: HANDOUTS: contains useful biological terminology information and
in-class assignments such as review sheets/work sheets/lab reports/.
Course Outline: Tentative
QUARTER 1 Week 2/3 – Ch.14
Week 1-Ch 1 The Brain
Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology Quiz
Levels of Organization Lab: Sheep Brain Dissection
Homeostatsis Chapter Test
Frames of Reference
Lab: Dissection of rat Week 4 – Ch 4
Quiz Tissue Level of Organization
Chapter Test Types of Tissue
Week 2 – Ch 2 Membranes
The chemical level of Organization Quiz
Atomic Structure Tissue Injuries/repair
Chemical Reactions Lab: Investigating tissue types
Inorganis/Organis Compounds Week 5, 6, 7 – Ch 5 through 9
Quiz Integumentary System
Chemicals and Cells Quiz
Quiz Accessory Structures
Lab- Enzymes Response to Injur/aging
Clinical – Solute concentrations
Week 3 – Ch 3 Bone Structure
Cellular Level of organization Axial/Appendicular Skeleton
Organelles of the Cell Articulations
Passive/Active Transport Chapter test
The Cell Cycle Week 8 – Ch. 10, 11
Quiz Muscle tissue
Lab: Diffusion/Osmosis Quiz
Quarter 2 Quiz
Lab: cat dissection
Week 1- Ch. 12 Chapter test
Spinal Cord, nerves, reflexes
Lab: construct neuron unit
Week 4/5 – Ch 15, 16
Neural Integration Week 7/8 Ch.23
Lab: Nervous System Respiratory System
The Endocrine System Lab: Cat Lung/heart
Chapter Test Chapter Test
Week 6 – Ch.17 Week 9 – Ch. 24
The Special Senses Fluid, Electrolyte, acid/base balance
Quiz Lab: acid/base pH
Eye dissection Quiz/Chapter Test
Quarter 2 Quarter 4
Week 7/8 – Ch. 18 Week 1 Ch.25
The Endocrine System Digestive System
Lab: Hormones Lab: Cat
Chapter Test Chapter Test
Week 9 – Exam Week Week 2,3 – Ch 26
Review for 1st semester Final Metabolism/energetics
Quarter 3 Chapter Test
Week 1 Ch. 19
The Blood Week 4/5 Ch. 27
Lab: ABO/Rh Blood Typing Urinary System
Quiz Lab: Pig Kidney, Cat, WALDO
Chapter Test Nephron Unit
Week 2 – Ch.20 Chapter Test
Lab: Pig’s heart, cat, WALDO Week 6/7 – Ch. 28
Quiz Reproduction System
Chapter Test Lab: cat/DVD
Week 3/4 – Ch. 21
Blood vessels/Circulation Week 8 – Ch.29
Lab: Blood Pressure/pulse Development/inheritance
Quiz Lab: Cat
Chapter Test Quiz
Weeks 5/6 Ch.22
Lymphatic System Week 9 – Exam
Quiz Review for 2nd Semester Final
Chapter Test DVD Body Worlds
* Handwritten class notes as well as handwritten notes prepared by the student outside of
class are permitted on some Chapter Exams. Typed or any form of computer generated
notes are not permitted. It is important that you keep all class notes and assignments,
until the semester has been completed.
**Mrs. Cappelletti does not keep extra textbooks in the classroom. Therefore, unless
otherwise instructed, textbooks must be brought to class everyday. This will be entered
into Edline as an assignment worth 10 points.
Personal Note: My goal as a teacher:
This Anatomy and Physiology Honors course is designed so you, the
student, will not only have enjoyed taking the class, but will be inspired
to continue to explore the human body in some area of the medical
profession after finishing your high school academic career.
The medical field is a fascinating, rewarding, and challenging vocation
needing bright, compassionate people like you!
Parent/s and student please sign, date, and return the syllabus and
Safety contract by Thursday, September 1, 2011
Student/Parent Syllabus and Lab Safety Sheet Acknowledgement
2011 - 2012
Mrs. Cappelletti –Anatomy and Physiology Honors
Student's Name _____________________________ Date: ___________________
This paper acknowledges that the student and parent have been provided in this
syllabus information on:
a. Student assessment and participation point deductions
b. Student expectations in the classroom and laboratory,
c. Consequences of inappropriate behavior in the laboratory.
d. The showing of the DVD “ Body Worlds” and Pre-natal Development
e. Actual Medical Case Studies
f. Use of WALDO including male and female anatomy
g. Make-up Test policy*see below”
h. Lab Fee: $40.00; Handed in to the cashier in building One
TEST ABSENCE POLICY
If a student is absent on the day of an exam, they will have 1 week to make-up the
exam. Make-up exams will be given on Monday afternoons or Thursday mornings.
(the athletic department is aware of this policy). If a student fails to make-up the
missed exam within the 1 week time period, they will receive a zero.
This information in this syllabus is continuously available on Mrs. Cappelletti JSerra
Teacher Website. I can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com I will respond
within 24 hours. Please e-mail me to arrange a phone conservation or conference.
I have read and understand this Syllabus including the
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT in the LABORATORY __________________________
(Sign and date)
PARENT OF STUDENT:
I have reviewed this Syllabus including the
Student Expectations in the LABORATORY __________________________________
(Sign and date)
NOTE: This acknowledgement form properly signed by parent and student
must be returned prior to participating in any laboratory activities.
Due Date: Thursday September 1, 2011
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