ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Jones College Prep
Mrs. Boyle, Instructor
773-534-8600 Ext. 334
Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology – the class about you! Human anatomy is the study of the
structure of human body parts. Physiology is the study of how these body parts function. These two disciplines
are inseparable. This year you will be discovering the beauty and complexity of how the human body
functions. You will be tackling an immense amount of vocabulary and concepts. Yet, at the end of the
course you will be an educated and informed consumer who will be able to decipher through the plethora of
“health news and discoveries”.
Course Goals, you will…
be introduced to basic anatomy and physiology concepts.
develop an understanding of how these concepts play an important role in our daily lives.
become scientifically literate with health issues to make informed decisions involving current medical
gain the necessary laboratory skills required to perform experiments.
be preparing for advanced placement (AP) science classes and/or college course work in health
Materials and Supplies
Everyday for chemistry class you are expected to....
maintain and bring a set of neat, organized class notes.
bring a pen and pencil.
You are expected to....
complete a laboratory safety program before doing any lab work by signing the Safety Contract (with
both student and parent/guardian signatures).
demonstrate an awareness of safety issues within the laboratory at all times taking special precautions
to wear in the laboratory the required safety items (safety glasses, aprons, or gloves) whenever
required by the instructor. Failure to follow safety rules will result in reduced lab grades and/or non-
participation in lab activities.
In simple terms: “Don’t do stupid things.” If it doesn’t seem like a good
thing to do, then don’t do it. =)
Class Assignments and Grading
Grade Category Explanation and expectations Consequences
You are expected to…
Complete homework problems as 3 points for each homework
assigned by your teacher. There will assignment
be homework checks periodically. 3 points - Every problem
shows some effort
Complete and turn in Learning 2 points - 50% of work
logs within the first 5 minutes of complete
Homework class. They are worth 1 point per 1 point - 10% of work
30% day. complete
0 points - No effort or
You will be excused from missing assignment
ONE missing homework
assignment per quarter. Cheating or copying = “0”
and a call home
Participate in at least two inquiry 1st offense of Safety Contract
labs and complete at least two – 10% (2 letter grade)
laboratory reports per semester deduction from lab report
Complete at least one project a 2nd offense – student may not
quarter. participate in lab and will
complete alternate assignment
Labs, Lab Reports, and Follow all rules of the Safety
Contract. 3rd offense – student will not
Projects 30% participate in future labs until
Lab reports and projects parent/discipline dean/teacher
may be turned in ONE meeting.
DAY LATE but will
receive a 10% grade reduction (2 Cheating or copying on lab
letter grades). report = ½ credit once re-
done and a call home
Study notes and assignments. Seek Cheating or copying on
additional help as soon as possible. exam/quiz= “0” and a call
Tests and Quizzes The teacher will inform you of home
30% additional tutoring possibilities at
the beginning of the year.
Be in your assigned seat when the Every class day is worth 1
bell rings and working on the point. If you are tardy for
Attendance/Participation Learning Log. class, you will lose this point.
10% Be prepared to answer questions 3 tardies = detention. If you
appropriately in class. cut class a detention will be
Be a team player in your group. given immediately.
** Extra credit opportunities are seldom given. Extra credit is completing work beyond what was expected.
If an opportunity is given it is usually take home lab.
You are expected to....
actively read the textbook when reading assignments are made. This process may require you to write
questions about your reading and ask about them in class the next day, summarize information
through graphic organizers, participate in discussion groups about the material soon after it has been
assigned, or any other technique you and the teacher feels is necessary.
memorize the prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms commonly used in anatomy.
record missing assignments from the “What Did I Miss Binder” if you have been absent.
Behind the binder you will find the appropriate “missed” handout. “Missed” homework assignments
must be shown during the next homework check. Talk with the teacher before class, after class, or
during a homework check to determine when missed lab reports or projects are due.
fulfill the role assigned to you in your group.
Respect yourself, each other, and Mrs. Boyle. In simple terms: “Don’t be a jerk.”
DO YOUR BEST! :) Anatomy is basically a new language that you are learning, and being proficient
in a new language requires daily practice. Just remember – youire learning about you!
A&P Suggested Timeline
Week Topics Chapters
1,2 Lab Safety 1,2
Unit One: Organization
Chemistry Comes Alive
3 Cells and Tissues 3, 4
4 Unit Two: Covering, support, and Movement 5
5,6 Skeletal System and joints 6,7,8
7,8,9 Muscular system 9,10
10,11 Unit Three: Regulation and Integration 11,12,13,14,15
12 Senses 16
13 Endocrine system 17
14,15 Unit Four: Maintenance of the Body 18
16,17,18 Cardiovascular system 19,20
19 Fetal Pig dissection
20 Review and Testing
21 Lymphatic system 21
22, 23,24 Immune system 22
25,26 Respiratory system 23
27,28,29 Digestive system, Nutrition, and Metabolism 24,25
30,31 Urinary system, fluid, electrolyte balance 26,27
32,33,34 Unit Five: Continuity 28, 29
Reproductive system, pregnancy, and human
35,36,37 Heredity and cloning 30
38+ Review and Testing
The standard Jones College Prep grading scale will be used for all work:
95 - 100% = A 88 - 94% = B 81 - 87% = C 70 - 80% = D 0 - 69% = F
Each semester grade will be determined using the following weighted grades:
First Quarter (47%) Second Quarter (47%) Final Exam and/or Lab Practical (6%)
My grading system is complex but to help keep you up-to-date please check your grade on-line. Check grades
weekly! If you have any questions or if you see a mistake, email me. You will be able to see on my web page
when I last updated.
Please, cut at the dotted line and only return the bottom part to Mrs. Boyle.
Anatomy & Physiology Course – Mrs. Boyle
Students and Parents please sign below to indicate that you are aware you will check the
course grade online, you have read this syllabus, and understand the expectations and requirements of this
course. This signed bottom part is to be returned to Mrs. Boyle by Friday September 10, 2004.
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