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     BIOL 2011 Syllabus Summary
I. Dr. James F. Thompson, SSC B210, 221-6286
   B. Office Hours: Tu-W-Th 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
      and by appointment
   C. Phone number: 931-221-6286
   D. Web page:
            Course Information
Credit Hours: Biology 2010 (lecture) = 3, Biology 2011 (lab) =
   1. You must register for lecture and lab if this is the first
   time you are taking the course. If you are registering for
   the evening sections you must register for both the evening
   lecture and lab sections.

Course Description: : Designed for students in health and
   human performance, psychology, nursing, and allied health
   programs. Structure and function of the human body with
   emphasis on cellular structure and function, tissues, and the
   integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine
Attendance: Students are expected to attend all lectures and
   laboratories. Information which is not in the text or lab
   manuals may be introduced in class for which students will
   be responsible on exams. Laboratory instruction may
   include material that augments lecture topics but which is
   not explicitly required by your lecture instructor.

Electronic Devices: All beepers, cell phones, iPods and other
   electronic media and outside communication devices must
   be turned off during class. Their use during class is
   disruptive to the conduct of the lecture and to the learning
   process for fellow students. You may have a laptop
   computer in lab, but if so, it may only be used for purposes
   associated with lab. No other computing activities are

Students with Disabilities: Any Student who has a
   condition that may affect his/her academic performance is
   encouraged to make an appointment with the coordinator
   of Disability Services, Beulah Oldham, CL 140, 221-6230 or
   (V/TTY) 221-6278 to discuss this matter.
  Academic and Classroom Misconduct
I. Students are expected to conduct themselves
   appropriately at all times. Academic and classroom
   misconduct will not be tolerated.

II. Students must read the Code of Student Conduct in
    the new Student Handbook for an understanding of
    what will be expected of them within the academic
               Policy on Minors
According to APSU policy #3:032, minors (defined as
  those under the age of 18) are not allowed in
  classrooms. While I recognize that extenuating
  circumstances occur and make it difficult for some
  students to attend without bringing children with
  them on occasion, I must enforce University policy
  and thus will deny any request for a child in my
  classroom. You should also be aware that minors are
  not allowed in academic labs, computer labs, science
  labs, or the library. Further, children cannot be left in
  halls outside classrooms. Please be aware that the
  policy on unattended minors is for the purpose of
  ensuring that our classrooms are conducive to
  learning and for the safety and protection of minors.
  For additional information on minors on campus,
  contact the Office of Student Affairs in the Morgan
  University Center.
Lab Grade = Weekly quizzes (10%) + Weekly lab
  reports (30%) + Mid-term practical (30%) + Final
  practical (30%).

Grading Scale: A > 90%, B > 80%, C > 70%, D >
  60%, F < 60%

Make-Up Exams: Advance notice, if possible, and a
  valid reason must be provided for an official
  excused absence in order to qualify for a make-up
  exam. Practical exams are difficult to make-up,
  so avoid missing them if at all possible.
Required Texts
Lecture: Marieb, E. N. 2010, Human
  Anatomy & Physiology, 8th ed.
(“Bundled" with the computer software, Interactive Physiology, as a study aid)

Lab: Marieb, E.N. & Mitchell, S.J. 2011,
      Human Anatomy & Physiology
      Laboratory Manual, cat version, 10th

Optional Texts:
I.    Marieb: E. N. Human Anatomy and Physiology Study
II.   Van De Graaff, K.M. and Crawley, J. L. A Photographic
     Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
III. Eroschenko, V. P. Difiore's Atlas of Histology
IV. Rust, T. G. A Guide to the Anatomy and Physiology Lab
    Course Objectives/Goals
1. To learn basic human anatomy and physiology in
   preparation for careers in health professions.
2. To provide clinical material required for predicting and
    understanding problems that arise when normal
    anatomy and physiology fail.
3. To present and identify the concept of health and
4. To stimulate skills of inquiry and logical thinking.
5. To develop literacy in writing, reading, listening, and
    arithmetic skills.
6. To understand the scientific method.
   Computer Assisted Learning
I. The Human Anatomy and Physiology courses at
   APSU provide computers and numerous computer
   based tools to help students learn the central
   concepts of this discipline. You will find additional
   course review material and useful links elsewhere
   on Dr. Thompson's, Dr. Taylor's, Dr. Schillers', and
   Dr. Pitts' web sites. I urge you to explore those

II.Use the on-line lab syllabus accessed
   through APSU D2L which provides links to
   the weekly lab guides you will need to read
   prior to attending each week's lab.
       Computer Assisted Learning
III.   In addition, compact discs are included in the purchase of new
       textbooks (Interactive Physiology) and lab manual (PhysioEx) that
       provide useful study material (such as practice quizzes, computer
       simulations, etc.). This material provides an excellent coverage of
       some of the most difficult concepts in the subject. All of the
       computer software purchased for A&P may be run on computers in
       the A&P labs during open lab times. See the schedule of open labs
       on the bulletin board between SSC C105 and SSC C108.

IV.    You should have received a packet called MyA&P bundled with the
       purchase of a new textbook. It contains Your access code to the
       publisher's web site that allows you to access many study tools on-
       line such as Interactive Physiology, quizzes, reviews, case studies,
       etc. Students often find these resources to be helpful. You need the
       Course ID, "thompson32435" or “pitts99750” or "schiller61619"
       to register for the online features. Go to
       or to register and/or login to use
       these resources.
Free tutoring is available for all students for a variety
   of classes including Anatomy and Physiology in
   the Academic Support Center, University Center -
   Room 114, (931) 221-6550. Call to check tutoring
   schedules. Some students may also meet eligibility
   requirements to receive academic assistance from
   Student Support Services. For more information
   contact: Student Support Services Program,
   Ellington, Room 337, (931) 221-6142.
    Student Responsibilities
  Your responsibilities as a student in the Biology 2021 Laboratory
   include three duties to be performed before coming to lab:

1. Print out the Lab Guide for the week from APSU D2L 2011
   from Course Documents or Dr. T.’s 2011 web pages

2. Read the contents of the Lab Guide for the week so you will
   know what activities are planned for lab.

3. Using the Lab Guide for directions, read the portions of the
   Lab Manual (Marieb & Mitchell. 2011. Human Anatomy and
   Physiology Laboratory Manual, Cat Version, 10th ed.) so you
   will know the details of what activities are planned for each
   week’s lab.
     Student Responsibilities
1. Dress appropriately.
2. Pay attention.
3. Use safety precautions.
4. Maintain a clean and organized work area.
5. Raise your hand to ask questions.
6. Use any free time to study for the upcoming
   practical exams.
7. Turn in your completed homework on time, either
   electronically on D2L or stapled with the sheets in
   the correct order, and with your name, your
   instructor’s name, and the day and time of your lab
   on each page as indicated in the week’s Lab Guide.
Don’t Lose Your Way

You cannot cram for an
 A&P exam!
   Warning: Exam dates
    are closer than they
Lab 1 –
The Language of

 G. Pitts, Ph.D., J.F. Thompson, Ph.D. & J.R. Schiller, Ph.D.
Lab 1 Activities
 I.   Learn the parts of a microscope and their
 II. Learn the properties of the light
     microscope: light intensity and magnification
 III. Observe effects of magnification on width and
      depth of field
 IV. Calculate total magnification and field of view
 V.   Learn anatomical directional terms
 VI. Obtain a general understanding of organ
 VII. Learn body planes, regions, and cavities
      The Language of Anatomy
I. Anatomical position – a constant reference point

II. Directional terms - Table 1.1, pg. 12 text

III.Regional terms - Figure 1.7, pg. 13 text
   A. Axial
   B. Appendicular
            Language of Anatomy
I. Anatomical Position
II. Body planes and sections
    A. Sagittal
    B. Frontal
    C. Transverse (cross)

   Figure 1.8, pg. 15 text
Regional Terms for Body Areas
Regional Terms for Body Areas
           Language of Anatomy
I. Body cavities
    A. Dorsal body cavity
        cranial
        vertebral or
    B. Ventral body
        thoracic
              pleural
              mediastinum
        abdominopelvic
              abdominal
              pelvic
                             Figure 1.9, pg. 16 text
           Membranes in the Ventral Cavity
I.    Like a “Fist in a balloon”
II.   Membrane inside a membrane with a narrow
      enclosed space in between
      A. parietal
              the outer membrane
              on the body wall
      B.    visceral
              the inner membrane
              on the organ wall
     C. space filled with watery fluid
III. Body cavity lined with serous membrane
     (Serosa) which produces the serous fluid
IV. Membrane named depending on its position,
     and the cavity’s organs inside
     A. parietal pericardium
     B. visceral pericardium
Figure 1.11A Abdominopelvic regions
Figure 1.11B Abdominopelvic regions
Table 1.1A Orientation & Directional Terms
Table 1.1B Orientation & Directional Terms
Table 1.1C Orientation & Directional Terms
           Organ Systems Overview
            (a couple of examples)
I.    Integumentary (Skin & Its Derivatives)
     A.   Major Component Tissues & Organs: Epidermal and
          dermal regions; cutaneous sense organs and glands
     B.   Functions: Protection, Body Temperature Regulation,
          (excretion), Vitamin D synthesis, Sensation,
II. Muscular
     A.   Major Component Organs: Muscles attached to
     B.   Functions: contract and shorten for locomotion,
          other body movements, posture, and facial
          expression; and body temperature regulation via
          heat generation (thermogenesis)
         Organ Systems Overview
I. Learn the Components and Functions of the eleven
   body systems described in Table 2.1 in the Lab

II. Be able to identify the organ system to which a
    specific organ belongs if it is labeled on a chart or
    model (such as a torso model)

III. Be able to correctly associate an organ or organ
   system with the body cavity (Figure 1.6) or
   abdominopelvic region (Figure 1.7) where it is located
The Microscope
The Microscope
Slides for Lab 1
Slides for Lab 1

    Preparing the
    wet mount of
    cheek cells
                  Lab Report
I. Microscope Activities Questions: the last page of your
   printed Lab Guide 1
   A. Turn this sheet in to me at the end of lab, if
     completed, or no later than the beginning of Lab 2.

II. Lab Manual Review Sheet Exercises
   A. Do the exercises in the lab manual as outlined in Lab
      Guide 1; write your answers in your lab manual
   B. Then enter your answers on-line in D2L
End of Lab 1 Presentation

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