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									BIO 252: ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
Walla Walla Community College – Winter 2010
M-F 11:30-12:20 Lab T 11:30-1:20
       1:30-2:20 Lab T 1:30-3:20
Instructor: Cyndi Gill    Office: 152 Phone: (509) 758-1727
e-mail: cynthia.gill@wwcc.edu
Email is the easiest and most reliable method to contact me!
Required Texts:
                    1)Anatomy & Physiology, 8th ed. (Seeley, Stephens, & Tate)
                    2)Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, 8th ed. Eric Wise
                    3)Mammalian Anatomy The Cat, 2nd ed. Sebastiani & Fishbeck
Office hours:       M W Th: 10:30-11:20
      If my door is open I am available to talk to you. If my door is closed I am busy preparing for class. I am
still available if you must speak to me about something urgent.

Major topics discussed in the course description may be presented and reinforced through lectures, group work, videos, or
individual assignments. The sequence of topics may not exactly follow the sequence they are presented in the text book, and you
may have to read all or part of several different chapters in the course of working on one major topic. Although the lecture and
the laboratory deal with different aspects of the major topics, the material investigated in the laboratory is meant to support
and clarify lecture topics. For this reason, the lecture exams may contain material from both the lecture and the laboratory. The
laboratory exams will contain material dealt with exclusively in the laboratory. The text book for this course is important. Rely
on it heavily as a valuable resource for learning this material.


GRADING
 Grade         GPA             Percentage range
 A              4.0            93     -      100 %
                                                Lecture Exams: 40% of course grade
 A-             3.7            90     -      92 %
                                                There will be five unit exams. Your lowest lecture
 B+             3.3            87     -      89 %
                                                unit exam will be dropped. Exams will not be
 B              3.0            83     -      86 %
                                                returned to you, you will have the opportunity to
 B-             2.7            80     -      82 %
 C+             2.3            77     -         review your previous exams by appointment.
                                             79 %
 C              2.0            73     -         Expect exams to contain some, all, or none
                                             76 %
 C-             1.7            70     -         of the following at my discretion: multiple
                                             72 %
 D+             1.3            67     -         choice, short answer, essay, diagram
                                             69 %
 D              1.0            60     -      66 %
                                                reproduction and labeling, fill in the blank,
 F              0.0              0    -      59 %
                                                and true/false. Do not expect an exam to
be composed of only multiple choice questions. Please expect more short answer and essay.
Be prepared to address a topic in any of the above formats.

Lab Exams 30% of course grade
The laboratory portion of the course will consist of three lab practical exams and will count for 30% of
your final grade.
In most cases lab exams follow standard testing practices in the biological sciences at the
college level. The exams are timed and structured. You must be on time for lab exams. I
will not allow you to begin the lab exam if you are late. Please be aware of the time
constraints and prepare accordingly.




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Final Exam 25% of course grade
The final exam is comprehensive. You must take the final exam. The final exam is not eligible to be a
dropped score. 200 multiple choice questions. You are required to bring 2 scantron sheets and a
pencil to the final.

Other 5% of course grade
5% of your grade will be based on unannounced/announced quizzes and assignments and lab
participation/reports. You may NOT turn in a lab report for a lab you did not attend. If you do
turn in a lab report for a lab you did not attend I will return it to you ungraded and you will receive a
zero for that assignment.
Grade calculation:
           Grade Possible Calculation (grade     To calculate your grade add up the points received on all
                             ÷ possible)         exams so far and divide your answer by the total number
Lecture                                          of possible points, multiply this by 100. This will give you
Lecture                                          a percentage and a rough idea of your grade. Keep in
Lecture                                          mind that each part of class is weighted differently. If
Lecture                                          you are concerned about your grade please stop by and
Lecture                                          discuss it with me. Refer to the grading chart to
Lab 1
                                                 determine your grade
Lab 2
Lab 3
                                                  POLICY ON MAKE UP EXAMS
Lecture Exams: The first lecture exam you miss will count as your dropped lecture exam grade.
No exceptions! Any subsequent lecture exams missed can be made up with a ten point deduction, the
highest grade you can receive is 90 plus bonus points.
                               There will be NO exceptions to this policy!
I reserve the right to give you a make up exam that is different in form (i.e. all essay) than the
regularly scheduled exam. You must schedule and take a missed exam within one week of the exam
date or you will not be given credit for the exam. You may not reschedule a make up exam after we
have set a date and time.
Lab Exams:
 No makeup exams will be given for lab exams. In the event of an emergency,with documentation
(doctor’s note) and prior notification, I will allow you to make up a lab practical.
No lab exam make ups will be given without documentation of some type of emergency.
Lab exams are time consuming to prepare, the make up will consist of an oral exam in which I ask
questions and you answer. If you miss a lab exam and do not have documentation of an emergency you
will receive a grade of zero for that exam. You must make up the lab exam within one week of the
missed exam. Failure to do so will result in a grade of zero.

ATTENDANCE
I expect you to attend every lecture and laboratory session for the full amount of time that it is scheduled.
(Do not schedule doctor’s appointments, advising appointments or anything else during scheduled class
time!). You will be held responsible for all of the material covered in the course regardless of whether or not
you were in attendance when it was presented. Additionally, you will be held to the due date for an assignment
even if you were not in class when it was assigned. You will not be able to make up any quizzes or in class
assignments given during your absence. If you ever have to miss a class, ask one of your fellow students to
pick up an extra copy of any handouts and assignments for you. Make sure that you get the notes they took in

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class, too. If all else fails, come and see me to get any assignments you may have missed. Under no
circumstances will I allow students to copy my lecture notes after they have missed a class. REMEMBER -
NOT KNOWING THAT I ASSIGNED SOMETHING IS NOT A VALID EXCUSE FOR IT BEING LATE.



EXAM CHALLENGE PROCEDURE
You may resubmit each unit exam for re-grade if corrections are needed due to grading errors. If you feel you
have been graded unfairly, you may challenge individual test questions. The procedures for doing so are written
below. Challenges are due one week after the exam in question is handed back. Challenges turned in after that will
not be considered. I WILL NOT VERBALLY ARGUE POINTS WITH YOU UNLESS YOU BRING IN A
WRITTEN CHALLENGE FIRST.
         1. Check the correct answer. Make sure you are convinced that the answer you selected is
         better than the one the key says is correct.

        2. Write out a challenge. In this challenge, you should indicate why you think you should be
        given credit for something that I counted wrong or did not give you points for. Be precise, and
        back up your assertions with references from the text book or some other valid source. I'm
        pretty confident that the answers I selected are the correct ones. If you want me to give you
        credit for your answer, you need to convince me that it is a better answer than the one I put (or
        at least that it is equally as good an answer).
        Please check the addition on your exams. You may bring exams to me immediately if there
        seems to be an addition problem. All other challenges to exams must be in writing. I will not
        verbally argue with you about points See the challenge procedure above.


THINGS THAT IRK ME
I think it is only fair that I let you know some of the things that upset me, so that you can avoid doing them.
If you really want to annoy me, you should…
         1. let your cell phone ring in class. If your phone rings I reserve the right to answer your phone.
         2. carry on a conversation while I am trying to lecture. If you are whispering and think no one
               can hear you or is disturbed/distracted by your conversation….you are wrong.
         3. show up for class late.
         4. gather up your books and shuffle around before I am done talking.
         5. ask me, “Do we have to know this?”
         6. whine a lot about having too much information on a test.
         7. Argue with me during class about your exam grade

WHAT I EXPECT FROM YOU
As a student in my class, I expect that you will…
         1. show due respect to your fellow students and to me.
         2. frequently review course material.
         3. do all of the reading in the text and lab manual which supports what we discuss in lecture and lab.
         4. Keep track of your progress. In other words, if you are doing poorly, you should realize it early and
             come to see me before it is too late.
         5. Enjoy yourself. The human body is a fascinating thing. If you keep this in mind, the work that this
             course requires is much more tolerable.




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         TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF LECTURE TOPICS / EXAMS
I have not attached exact dates to the topics below so we are free to adjust the amount of time we spend on each.
The test dates are firm, and will include all topics covered in lecture and laboratory up to the exam. The text book
for this course is excellent, and you should rely heavily on it for studying. I will not usually test you on subjects I
have not presented in class, but time limits the amount of detail I can present. I will expect you to fill in the gaps
with your reading. THE MOST RELIABLE THING YOU CAN DO TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS IS TO DO
ALL APPROPRIATE READING.
Topic                                                                                                      Text
Chapter(s)
Introduction / Syllabus review / Cell Bio & A & P I Review                        review
Endocrine System                                                                           17,18
Blood, Cardiovascular System                                                               19, 20, 21
Respiratory System                                                                         23
Digestive System                                                                           24
Urinary System                                                                             26, 27
 Lecture              1            January 15
  Exams                                             TENTATIVE LABORATORY SCHEDULE
                     2             February 1       Lab 1: Endocrine anatomy
                                                    Lab 2: Veins and arteries: histology and identification
                     3             February 12
                                                    Lab 3: Veins and arteries: histology and identification
                     4               March 1
                                                    Lab 4: Exam
                     5              March 15
                                                    Lab 5: Blood histology, Blood typing
Laboratory                                          Lab 6: Heart anatomy
Exams                                               Lab 7: Blood pressure and heart rate, EKG
                 Endocrine,        January 26       Lab 8: Exam
               blood vessels                        Lab 9: Respiratory anatomy and function, CO2 and O2,
                Heart, blood      February 23       Urinalysis, Digestive and renal anatomy
               Resp, Urinary,       March 9         Lab 10: Exam
                 Digestive
Final Exam          11:30          March 19
                    1:30           March 18        Note for students regarding disabilities: If you have a
disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your
instructor and the Disabilities Coordinator in the Student Development Center as early as possible in the
quarter. I can not give you accommodations until you do so.
Note regarding cat cadavers: Cat cadavers may be checked out for home study and dissection. You are
required to obtain permission from all members of your group. You must sign a form accepting responsibility
for the cat and agreeing to only use it for the purposes of further study. You must return the cat cadaver
by the agreed upon date. Failure to return without prior the cat cadaver by the agreed date without prior
approval will result in a 5% deduction from each group member’s next lab exam. I will give you ample time
to use the cat; however, I must have the cats back in time for me to prepare for the lab exams.




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