Human Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Joseph Cates-Carney ND.
Office location: L137
Office hours: MW 12:30- 1:30, TTh 12-2, other by appointment
TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES
· Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 9th edition Marieb, Elaine
NOTE: It is recommended that you bring the text to each class, as it will be
referred to frequently. Reading assignments must be completed prior to
classes for which they are assigned. Any material from the required reading
assignments is testable.
Recommended Study Aids:
Anatomy Coloring Book, Kaput
Any medical dictionary/encyclopedia. Tabers, Stedmens, others. (try a used
bookstore) Strongly recommended
Any atlas of human anatomy. Various authors include Grant, Netter,
Clemente, others .
Notes available online
· scantron cards and no. 2 pencils with eraser (bring to scheduled test dates)
Meeting Time and Place
Lecture room: LSC 206
Class days and times: MW 2:15-4:25
Study of the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical
terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary,
skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune,
respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduction to
common human disease processes. For non-science majors OR as preparation
for health profession students intending to take advanced anatomy and
The format of this course is a combination of lecture, small group discussion or
projects, general class discussions, writing assignments and lab investigations as
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Describe, recognize, label or diagram the the interaction of these components with other
arrangement of the atom with its subatomic body systems.
particles. 12. Diagram and describe the process of neural
2. Determine bonding types or recognize transmission.
descriptions of chemical bonding of atoms. 13. Locate, summarize, and compare the
3. Recognize and describe the significance of pH endocrine organs and their hormonal functions
in living systems. within the body to maintain homeostasis.
4. Recognize and describe general 14. Name, summarize, determine function and
characteristics of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, differentiate the cellular and non-cellular
nucleic acids and ATP; and describe food components of blood.
sources of these macromolecules. 15. Describe heart structure and function
5. List, describe, diagram and locate within a cell including pumping mechanism, blood pathway,
the organelles and other cellular features. and the correlations of normal ECG patterns.
6. Describe the cellular transport mechanisms. 16. Compare and contrast artery, vein and
7. List, describe, and recognize the major capillary anatomy and physiology with reference
function of and criteria for the classification of the to pulse, cardiovascular disease and major organ
four basic tissue types: epithelial, connective, supply and drainage.
muscle, and nervous and give a few prominent 17. Summarize components and function of the
examples of sub-types of each. lymphatic system emphasizing its relationship to
8. Label, list, describe or recognize the various circulatory, digestive, endocrine and immune
layers of the skin and discuss their homeostatic systems of the body.
interaction with each other and other body 18. Label, describe, and contrast the various
systems. organs of the respiratory, digestive, reproductive
9. Identify the major components of the skeletal and urinary systems with regard to function,
system and describe the interaction of these structure and effect on other systems.
components to the other body systems. 19. Communicate summary knowledge of the
10. Compare the types of muscle tissue by gross importance of fluid, electrolytes, and pH balance
and microscopic structure, location, and function. to maintaining homeostasis with the systems and
11. Identify, describe and summarize the major the body as a whole.
components of the nervous system and describe
Demonstrated by: small group work, homework, student participation, writing
assignments, quizzes and/or exams both written and practical.
Regular attendance is essential to your success in this course. If you miss a
class, you are responsible for getting missed material from a classmate.
If you are anticipate being absent on the day of an exam, please make
arrangements before the test date. Unanticipated test make-ups may not be
allowed, or may be subject to substantial point penalty. Quizzes may not be
made-up. Quizzes begun late will be collected at the time the last student
beginning on time completes the quiz.
Tests will be passed out at the beginning of the testing period, and students
should be prepared to start on time. Late testing will not be allowed after the
first completed test is turned in.
Be aware that your movements and noise (shuffling papers, closing books,
zipping backpacks) when arriving late or departing early are disruptive to
other students and that it is common courtesy to keep these disruptions to a
If you cannot be mentally present in class, i.e., you feel the need to read
the newspaper or other irrelevant materials, sleep, or be otherwise
disengaged...please do not come to class- it is distracting to others.
If there is emergency closure of the college due to widespread
illness, adjustments may need to be made to the syllabus and/or
mode of instruction in order to achieve the course objectives.
Handouts for the class will be available by student gmail accounts
and web postings as described in class
Plagiarism and cheating
Any required coursework (assignments, projects, tests, etc.) in which one has
represented someone else's work as their own is plagiarism. Plagiarism
includes allowing others to misrepresent your work as their own.
Cheating will result in a zero score for the work on which cheating occurred
(assignments, exams, and any other required coursework).
Students with disabilities who believe they may need academic adjustments,
auxiliary aids or services to fully participate in course requirements are
encouraged to register with the Access and Disability Services (ADS) Office,
Room 115 A in the Administration Building. You may also call the ADS Office to
make an appointment to meet with the ADS Coordinator at (253) 840-8335 or
253-864-3301. Students requesting accommodations must obtain the " Approved
Quarterly Academic Adjustments, Auxiliary Aids or Services" (green) form
provided by ADS.
· There will be 5 lecture exams. The final may be expected to include material
from the entire quarter Lecture tests will cover material presented in class
as well as reading assignments as specified in your course schedule and
· Lecture tests will be completed without the aid of your books or notes.
· All lecture tests consist of multiple choice questions and short answer / essay
Please make a habit of silencing devices before the beginning of class. If calls
must be answered, please take them immediately out of class and complete the
call/message outside the classroom. If you are observed texting/surfing
unrelated to the class, you will be asked to leave.
Emergency Procedures for Classrooms
Call 911 and then Campus Safety in response to an imminent threat to persons
or property. In the event of an evacuation (intermittent horns & strobes), gather
all personal belongings and leave the building using the nearest available safe
exit. Be prepared to be outside for one hour and stay a minimum of 200 feet
from any building or structure. So long as it is safe to do so students are
expected to stay on campus and return to class after evacuations that last less
then 15 minutes. Do not attempt to re-enter the building until instructed by an
Evacuation Director (identified by orange vests) or by three horn blasts or bell
rings. Please notify the nearest Campus Safety Officer or Evacuation Director of
any one left in the building or in need of assistance.
Fort Steilacoom Campus Safety (253) 964-6751
Puyallup Campus Safety (253) 840-8481
Assignments and Projects
You may be given a variety of individual and group assignments and projects
throughout the quarter. All assignments are to be written clearly, with correct
spelling and grammar and with sources cited properly. If you are absent on a
day in which student groups complete in-class assignments or projects, you may
not be able to make-up that assignment or project. Therefore, your regular
attendance is critical to your ability to complete and achieve credit for all
assignments and projects.
Test and quiz schedule
Tests will take place in the weeks indicated on the course schedule. The
exact timing of each test (with the exception of the final) is subject to
negotiation based on the progress of the class.
Quizzes will be unannounced (read "pop quizzes"). There will be up to 12
quizzes through the quarter, with your quiz grade based on 5/6 of the total
points. In this way, you can miss one or two without penalty, and can
accumulate some extra points if you are present for each.
Calculation of your grade
Lecture exams: 5 @ 100 points each 500 points*
Bone/landmark test 75
Muscle practical 75
Lecture (pop) quiz total 50 points
Individual/Group Assignments/Projects/Lab assignments o
Your final percentage of points earned in the course will be calculated as follows:
points earned/ 700 = percentage of points earned
Your final percentage of points earned translates into a decimal grade or letter
% of Total Points Decimal Grade Letter Grade
95 + 4.0 A
90-94 3.5 - 3.9 A-
88-89 3.2 - 3.4 B+
84-87 2.9 - 3.1 B
80-83 2.5 - 2.8 B-
76-79 2.2 - 2.4 C+
72-75 1.9 - 2.1 C
69-71 1.5 -1.8 C-
64-68 1.2 - 1.4 D+
60-63 0.9 -1.1 D
58-59 0.7 - 0.8 D-
< 57 0.0 F
Under no circumstances will individual extra credit assignments be
Please note that the syllabus and schedule are subject to changes based upon
the needs and progress of the class.