Biology 1070 Syllabus

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					                                     Biology 1070 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
                                                 Section 301 - Fall 2011

Instructor:    Cindy Hansen, MD

Contact        Email: or You must put “Biology 1070” in the subject line or your
Information:   message will not be read. Feel free to contact me with questions or to set up an appointment. I check mail
               every day except Sunday, and you should expect a response within 1 day.

               Phone: 455-6108. If I am not in the office, you may leave a message in my voice mailbox.


Office         Room 1132B (Hours below and by appointment. Any changes will be posted on the website.)
Hours:          Monday: 8:30 – 9am, 3:30 – 4:00pm                                Tuesday: 8:30 – 9:30am
                Wednesday: 8:30 – 9:30am, 11:00 – noon, & 3:30 – 4PM, 6 – 6:30PM Thursday: 8:30 – 9:30am
Texts:         Longenbaker, Mader’s Understanding Human Anatomy and Physiology, 7 edition, (McGraw Hill, 2010).
Course         This course provides an introduction to the principles of human anatomy and physiology. It covers
Description:   the basic information necessary for a general understanding of the structures of the human body and their
               functioning. The relationship between structure and function is emphasized.

Course         Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:
                      Demonstrate a familiarity with basic anatomical terminology.
                      Explain the relationship between structure and function.
                      Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of homeostasis.
                      Identify the systems of the body and locate and describe the structure of their major organs.
                      Explain some mechanisms used by each system of the body to maintain homeostasis and some
                       inter-relationships between the systems.

Course         You are expected to attend all classes, to be on time, and to have read the material to be covered
Policies:      before coming to class. You are responsible for all of the material presented, regardless of absence.
               You are expected to turn off your cell phone during class. If you are using your phone or text messaging
               during class, you will be asked to leave.
               Cheating is NOT tolerated. Anyone I observe giving information to, or accepting information from another
               student will receive a “0” on the quiz or test. Cheating is in violation of CCRI’s academic honesty policy.
               Anyone I suspect of cheating will be referred to the Dean of Students in accordance with the school’s

Test           I reserve the right to assign seating. All cell phones must be off. If your phone makes any noise
Policies:      during a test or quiz, I will deduct 3 points from your test or quiz score. All books, notebooks, book bags,
               phones, etc. must be left at the front of the room during a test or quiz. Hats/caps may not be worn, and
               MP3 players are not allowed.

Grading        Grading will be based on quizzes and written exams. Quizzes will be given approximately
Policies:      halfway between exams. Make-up quizzes are not given, but the lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the
               end of the semester. If I feel that students are not coming to class prepared, I reserve the right to give
               unannounced quizzes. Three written exams will be given throughout the semester and will be based on the
               reading and lecture material. Students who are unable to take the exam at the scheduled time must obtain
               prior permission to take the exam at another time. Makeup exams will be given only under extenuating
               circumstances and at my discretion. The format of a makeup exam may differ from the format of the
               original exam. A cumulative final exam will be given during finals week. Extra credit work is not available
               for this course. Lateness may result in a reduction in your course grade.
                                Exam 1                   20%
                                Exam 2                   20%
                                Exam 3                   20%
                                Quiz Average             20%
                                Final Exam               20%
                   Your letter grade for the course will be assigned according to the following schedule:
                               94 -
   Course Average                     90-93     87-89       84-86       80-83       77-79   70-76     67-69       60-66     < 60
     Final grade                A      A-         B+          B             B-        C+     C          D+         D          F

Documented         If you have a documented disability, please let me know at the start of the semester. If you have not
Disabilities:      already done so, you should contact the Disability Services for Students Coordinator on your campus.

Tutoring:          You may take advantage of free peer tutoring provided by the Student Success Center. On this campus,
                   the Student Success Center is located next to the library. It is best to request a tutor early in the semester.

                        Day                                         Topic                               Chapter

                         9/8                             Organization of the Body                            1

                        9/13                                 Chemistry of Life                               2

                        9/15*                           Cell Structure and Function                          3

                        9/20                           Body Tissues and Membranes                            4

                        9/22                            The Integumentary System                             5

                        9/27                                      Exam 1

                        9/29                               The Skeletal System                               6

                        10/4                               The Skeletal System                               6

                        10/6                              The Muscular System                                7

                       10/11*                             The Muscular System                                7

                       10/13                               The Nervous System                                8

                       10/18                               The Nervous System                                8

                       10/20                               The Nervous System                                8

                       10/25                                      Exam 2

                       10/27                                Endocrine System                                 10

                        11/1                                Endocrine Glands                                 10

                        11/3                                        Blood                                    11

                        11/8*                                       Blood                                    11

                       11/15*                           The Cardiovascular System                            12

                       11/17                            The Cardiovascular System                            12

                       11/22                              The Lymphatic System                               13

                       11/24                        Thanksgiving Day – No Classes

                       11/29                                      Exam 3

                        12/1                             The Respiratory System                              14

                        12/6                                Digestive System                                 15

                        12/8*                              The Urinary System                                16

                       12/13                              Reproductive System                                17

                       12/15                              Reproductive System                                17

                                                               Final Exam

Note: This is a tentative schedule and may change depending on the progress of the class. Underlined dates indicate days when
quizzes are scheduled to be given.

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