Bio 160 syllabus spring 2012

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					          Bio 160: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
                                                Spring 2012


Instructor: Tammy Gillespie                                     Office: Math and Science Bldg Rm 304
Phone: 928-428-8364                                             Office Hours: MWF 8-9 am, 12-1 pm
Email: tammy.gillespie@eac.edu                                  Website: http://eacfaculty.org/tgillespie

Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction into human anatomy and physiology.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course you should be able to…

    1. Understand and give examples of the role energy has in human organisms.
    2. Understand the structure, function, and relationships between human body systems.
    3. Gain an awareness of the anatomical and physiological results of disruptions to the normal status of the
       human organism.
    4. Use case studies to investigate normal function and dysfunction of human body systems.

Tests and Grading: There will be 5 concept tests, posttest, and a comprehensive final exam. There will also be
quizzes, homework assignments, reading assignments, and case studies.

An exam can only be made up in the event of a verifiable student absence, provided that the student has
notified the instructor prior to the scheduled time of the exam. You must schedule an appointment to take the
exam prior to the next scheduled class meeting. Any student who enters an exam or quiz late will not be given
any extra time to take the exam, and if sufficiently late, will not be allowed to take the exam at all.

Grades:

A: 89.5-100%            B: 79.5-89.4%           C: 69.5-79.4%           D:59.5-69.4%            F: 0-59.4%

Academic Dishonesty: Acts of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated and
are considered serious offenses. Any such action by the student will be reported to the administration.
Penalties could range from loss of points to permanent expulsion from the institution. Please consult the
institutions Academic Integrity policy for further information.

Assignments:
    1. You will be required to complete the review exercises at the end of each lab exercise. A schedule and
       list of questions to answer are found at the end of this syllabus.
    2. At the beginning of each body system you will complete a case study that deals with some aspect of that
       system. You will be required to submit your answers to the case study when we conclude that system.
    3. You will also do a group presentation on an additional case study of your choosing with your group. You
       will be assigned to a group at the beginning of the semester and be presented with a list of the case
       studies from which you may choose. The guidelines for the project will be given to you shortly.

What you need: You need access to a computer and the internet. There are many readings and activities that
we will be doing from the cyber world and tools on the computer that we will be utilizing.
Bio 160 Class Schedule
Spring Semester 2012
      Date                        Topic                             Readings (online and text)
    1/12/12        Pretest, Introduction to Energy,    Class Notes
                   Cell respiration                    Ch. 14, p. 488-502
    1/17/12        Cell structures/transport,          Ch. 2, p. 25-58 Lab Exercise 3
                   Cell chemistry                      Ch. 3, p. 63-75 Lab Exercise 4
    1/19/12        Cell structures, Cell biology lab   Ch. 3, p. 63-75
    1/24/12        Mitosis/Meiosis/Inheritance         Class Notes
    1/26/12        Inheritance/Evolution               Class Notes
    1/31/12        Test #1/ Tissues and Skin           Ch. 3, p. 87-100, Ch. 4, p. 109-128, Lab Ex. 5
     2/2/12        Tissues and Skin                    Ch. 3, p. 87-100, Ch. 4, p. 109-128, Lab Ex. 6
                   Skeletal System                     Ch. 4, p. 134-144 Lab Exercise 7
     2/7/12        Skeletal System                     Ch. 5, p. 145-157 Lab Exercise 8
     2/9/12        Skeletal System/Joints              Ch. 5, p. 158-173 Lab Exercises 9, 10
    2/14/12        Muscular System                     Ch. 6, p. 181-195 Lab Exercise 11
    2/16/12        Muscular System                     Ch. 6, p. 196-204 Lab Exercise 12
    2/21/12        Muscular System                     Ch. 6, p. 205-214
    2/23/12        Test #2/ Nervous System             Ch. 7, p. 226-239 Lab Exercise 13
    2/28/12        Nervous System                      Ch. 7, p. 240-254 Lab Exercise 14
     3/1/12        Nervous System                      Ch. 7, p. 255-269 Lab Exercise 15, 16
     3/6/12        Nervous System/Senses               Ch. 8, p. 279-301 Lab Exercise 17
     3/8/12        Endocrine System                    Ch. 9, p. 308-330 Lab Exercise 18
    3/13/12        Test #3/ Blood                      Ch. 10, p. 337-352 Lab Exercise 19
    3/15/12        Circulatory System                  Ch. 11, p. 357-369 Lab Exercise 20
    3/27/12        Circulatory System                  Ch. 11, p. 370-382 Lab Exercise 21
    3/29/12        Circulatory System                  Ch. 11, p. 383-391 Lab Exercise 22
     4/3/12        Lymphatic System/Immunity           Ch. 12, p. 398-428
     4/5/12        Test #4/ Respiratory System         Ch. 13, p. 436-444 Lab Exercise 23
    4/10/12        Respiratory System                  Ch. 13, p. 445-452 Lab Exercise 24
    4/12/12        Respiratory System                  Ch. 13, p. 453-455
                   Digestive System                    Ch. 14, p. 464-473
    4/17/12        Digestive System                    Ch. 14, p. 474-488 Lab Exercise 25
    4/19/12        Digestive System                    Ch. 14, p. 474-488
    4/24/12        Urinary System                      Ch. 15, p. 512-532 Lab Exercise 26
    4/26/12        Reproductive System                 Ch. 16, p. 539-568 Lab Exercise 27
     5/1/12        Test #5/ Posttest/Review for
                   Final
     5/3/12        Final Exam

Laboratory Experiences: These lab experiences are designed to allow you to reflect on the ideas and
information that we discuss in each of the learning objects, to help you construct an understanding of the world
in which we live. You will question, challenge and explore science. You will design and perform relevant
experiments, following which you will discuss with your classmates what you have learned and how your
observations and experiments helped, or did not help, you better understand the concept. Your design of your
experiments will be inquiry-based and “hands-on” that you will be able to model in your own classroom.

Below you will find the topics that we will be covering through the semester. They encompass all of the
concepts that are required for students to master by the Arizona Department of Education.

Arizona Department of Education Science Competencies and Performance Standards covered:

1. Energy of the Earth

Learning objectives
What you will learn as you master the competency:
        Identify the ultimate source of energy for the earth and the forms in which it can be found
        Describe how energy causes earth materials to change from one form to another
        Describe how energy is involved in chemical and physical changes
        Describe how energy of sunlight is changed to chemical energy in plants, transferred between living organisms, and utilized.


2. Cell Biology
Learning objectives
What you will learn as you master the competency:
        Describe the structure and function of the cell and its component parts (organelles and cell membrane/cell wall)
        Explain how cellular respiration in plants and animals convers food energy into mechanical energy and heat
        Compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis and identify their relationships to growth and repair and sexual reproduction
        Understand how traits are passed on from parent to offspring


3. Human Anatomy and Physiology

Learning objectives
What you will learn as you master the competency:
        Describe the structure and function of the digestive system in vertebrates
        Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system in vertebrates
        Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular/circulatory systems in vertebrates
        Describe the structure and function of the skeletal system in vertebrates
        Describe the structure and function of the muscular system in vertebrates
        Describe the structure and function of the nervous system in vertebrates


3. Evolution

Learning objectives
What you will learn as you master the competency:
        Explain how variations/mutations within organisms through sexual reproduction could give species an advantage for survival in
         a particular environment
        Give examples of how changes in the environment lead to natural selection

				
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