Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Anatomy & Physiology, 5th edition, Elaine N. Marieb
Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, 4th edition, Elaine N. Marieb
Anatomy Coloring Book, Kapit (optional)
In this course you will be studying:
(1) Anatomy – identifying the relationship among structures of the human body,
(2) Physiology – how the structures function as a system,
(3) Pathology – diseases that can cause structural changes within the system,
(4) Medical Terminology – medical language and meaning.
Information will be learned through lectures, reading/research, technology, experiments and
extensive laboratory “hands on” work with some dissections. In addition, you will be working
with the MANIKENS building both the muscular and cardiovascular systems. Second semester
will include a “Shadowing Experience” in the health science field. (see extensive handout on
this that will be given out in October.)
CLASSROOM POLICIES AND GRADING PROCEDURES
1. CLASS MATERIALS:
Bring appropriate text, paper and pen/pencil. The textbooks for the class are very expensive
so covering them is strongly suggested, to prevent from damage. These do NOT need to come
to class with you. The LAB manual is the text that needs to come with you to class every day.
These are expensive, so take care of yours!
2. ATTENDANCE/TARDY POLICY:
I will follow the “district” policy. Students with 3 UNexcused absences will be dropped from
class. I DO NOT WRITE CONTRACTS FOR POOR CHOICES ON ATTENDANCE SO DO
NOT ASK FOR ONE. You can not learn if you don’t attend.
3. GRADING POLICY:
All work is graded. No retakes are given but “objective” tests are given one period +30
minutes of the subsequent period, so that you can restudy in between and make changes
accordingly. Essay tests and lab practicums are given only during that period with no retakes.
Quizzes/exams, practicums = 60% of total class grade
Homework, labs = 35% of total class grade
Lab/class attendance and participation = 5% of total class grade
EC card (1% jump at end of each quarter)
A = 100-90%, B = 89-80%, C = 79-70%, F = 69% and below, I = incomplete at teacher discretion
If you are taking this class for college credit and fall below 70% SOU will give a D but this
grade will NOT transfer.
An up-to-date record of grades will be posted weekly so that you can keep track of your
progress in this class.
Parents can access your grades via PAL. Citizenship grades are based on integrity,
leadership, attitude, work ethic and attendance.
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4. CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:
Be on time and ALWAYS prepared for class.
Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period, or they are counted
Late work can earn only as high as a 75%. MAKE NOTE OF THIS!
If your have an excused absence you must turn in your missed work within 1
week of your absence to receive full credit, later will result in a 25% deduction.
An unexcused absence is the same except the work earns only a 75%, including
ANY and ALL cheating will be reported to the administration and subject to an “F”
Work can be made up utilizing the “office hours” time allotment.
5. My office hours can get VERY full and crowded. Please be sure to respect the learning
environment by being as quiet as possible while working or you will be asked to leave.
To demonstrate understanding of the material there will be 3 types of tests used for each
body system we cover.
An objective test for anatomy, a lab practicum for anatomy and physiology, and an
essay test for physiology and related medical terminology.
7. EXTRA CREDIT:
An extra credit “card”, worth up to 1%, will be given to you EACH QUARTER. If you need to
use the restroom, get a drink, or go to your locker you must use one of the 3 spaces on the
card, thus using valuable extra credit. It is up to you to manage your time wisely so that you do
not have to use these “valuable” points, which can be added to your total points at the end of
the quarter to raise your total grade by 1%. This is the ONLY extra credit option that I allow.
8. COLLEGE CREDIT FOR THIS CLASS:
You mat elect to take this course for 4 college credits PER SEMESTER (8 total per year).
The cost is $30 per credit or $120 per semester. I will act as the “registrar” and will get the SOU
forms to you the first week of OCTOBER and set aside time to collect information and money
from you. The 8 credits you receive will be “elective” science, lab-based credits. This does not
take the place on an Anatomy-Physiology course offered at the college level due to the fact that
we do not study with the use of cadavers. The credits DO transfer to MOST other
colleges/universities. If you take this course for college credit you MUST have your lab book
“paid in full” by December 1st or your grade will be with held. (please make a note of this also)
If you have any questions please give me a call. My voice mail at SMHS is 842-1431 and my
email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach me at home, 855-5311, but
please do not call later than 9:00pm.
I expect a great year! I hope you enjoy and learn a lot about the HUMAN BODY in this course!