Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus

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					                                          PSJA Memorial Early College High School
                                                   CTE Department
                                                    Course Syllabus


                                        Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus
Teacher:           Adrian Gonzalez
Room:              S-102
Email:             adrian.gonzalez@psjaisd.us
Phone:             (956) 354-2420
Conference:        7th & 8th period, A & B days (2:05-3:40pm)

Course Description

Anatomy & Physiology is a branch of science and medicine that covers the structure and function of living things. Anatomy and
physiology is derived from the Greek meaning “to cut up” or “cut open”. In this course we will learn about the human body,
anatomical terminology (names of major body areas), and careers in allied health fields. We will also learn problem solving skills and
the scientific method to make informed decisions. This course is designed to prepare you for college.

Message from the Teacher

I have very high expectations of each of my students. I expect each of you to strive to do your best and obtain the highest grades
possible for this course. Your attitude toward Anatomy & Physiology will make all the difference in your success. Anatomy &
Physiology will be a challenge, but you can meet the challenge if you keep a positive attitude and maintain your grades.

Materials                                                                Classroom Rules

1. 3 Ring Binder                                                         1. Be in your seat and ready to work when the tardy bell rings.
2. Spiral notebook (used to maintain notes and journal)                  2. Come to class prepared.
3. Pencil/Pen                                                            3. Respect others at all times (no fowl or inappropriate
4. Notebook paper - loose leaf                                           language, no cell phones or electronic devices)
5. Pin drive (or access to file saving and transporting i.e.             4. No Food or Drink Allowed in Class. Remember this is a
internet)                                                                laboratory too!
6. Acrylic paint (red, blue, yellow, white, black)                       5. Follow lab safety rules.
                                                                         6. The bell does not dismiss you. I will dismiss you.
Non-Negotiable

1. Due Dates - All work is due on the date announced in class. Only under exceptional circumstances will extensions to that due date
be allowed. If a late assignment should be accepted, points will be deducted at the teacher’s discretion.
2. Make-up Work – If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to obtain make-up work upon their return to school. Students will
be given the number of days they were absent to make-up the work. A student who does not make up assigned work within the time
allotted by the teacher will receive a grade of zero for the assignment . I will be the final judge on how and if it is accepted. This
includes homework, class work, and projects. NO EXCEPTIONS!
3. Make-up Tests, Labs, and Quizzes – A student who misses a test, lab, or quiz because of an excused absence will have a certain
amount of days after he/she returns to class, to make up the exam. See teacher for appointment. Please understand that labs will be
taken down after 1-2 days to prepare for the next, if you know you will be absent in advance please inform me so that we could plan
an appointment.
4. Cheating – Cheating will not be tolerated. The student will receive an automatic written warning, a phone call home, and a zero on
the assignment. I am not obligated to give you a make up exam (unexcused). Plagiarism is when you copy another authors work and
pass it off as your own or don’t properly give credit of work to the author. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and will be treated as such.
5. Horseplay or inappropriate behaviors during a lab will result in a zero for that person or group and a phone call home and the
probability of you never doing a lab in my class again.
6. Bathroom - You may go as needed with my permission, but you must completely fill out the log out sheet before leaving and upon
returning. Bathroom logout is located on my desk. Please understand that I only release one student at a time so reduce your visit time
as much as possible for the courtesy of others.
Attendance Policy

When a student is absent (regardless of age), the parent or guardian must send a note or a doctor's excuse with the student upon return
to school. The note must contain the dates of absence and reason for absence. The student must obtain an admittance slip from the
attendance office to present to the teacher.
      Students should be in the attendance line early enough to avoid a tardy to their first class. The attendance office opens at 7:30
         a.m.
              o Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education–to benefit from
                  teacher-led activities, to build each day’s learning on that of the previous day, and to grow as an individual.
              o Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore,
                  the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.

Tardy Policy

A student is tardy if he/she is not in the classroom when the bell rings. Students should be in their seats as soon as possible. If you are
tardy you must sign in my tardy log.

        1st & 2nd Tardy                      Teacher warns student
        3rd Tardy                            Teacher calls parent, deduction of points of classwork assignments
        4th Tardy                            Phone call home and or Conference with Parent and Teacher
        5th Tardy and beyond                 Referral to Counselor, Campus Liaison, further action taken

Discipline Policy

Found in Student Code of Conduct; these actions will be conducted as needed and at my discretion.

1. Verbal warning
2. Documented warning
3. Phone call home
4. After school detention (1 hour)
5. Isolation (i.e. move to another desk, no lab, no group activity…)
6. Alternative assignment (to replace activities, labs,…)
7. Inform counselor, liason, parents, administration, SLC advocate

Lab Policy

Students will participate in labs as a part of class. The Lab can be a hazardous place if precautions are not taken. Therefore, the
science department has established some laboratory regulations. Before conducting a lab, students must compete the following:

1. Have a lab contract signed by the student and parent/guardian on file with the teacher and a copy in their notebook.
2. Pass a lab safety and equipment test.

In addition, students who create hazardous conditions for themselves and others will not be tolerated. Such students may also suffer
loss of grades due to nonparticipation in lab activities. We are working to ensure a safe environment for all students.

Grading Policy

Tests………………………………40%
                                                                       Please keep this copy in
Quizzes……………………………15%
Classwork/Homework…………….20%
                                                                            your Binder.
*Projects/Labs……………………..10%
Six Weeks Exam………………….15%

Calculating Course Grade

To determine the semester average: Each six weeks grade will count 29% and the semester exam will count for 13% of the final
semester average. To determine the final year average, both the final semester grades will be average.
                                     PSJA Memorial Early College High School
                                              CTE Department
                                               Course Syllabus


                                 Sign the Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus Contract.

     Show this copy to your parents and have them sign below. Return this page to me by the due date for a grade (easy 100).
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________




Name:_______________________________________Phone #:__________________Class period__________

What are your expectations of me as your teacher?




How can I help you succeed in my class?




My child__________________________ (students name) and I______________________________ (parents
name) have read the Anatomy & physiology Syllabus and understand what is expected of my child in this class.
I agree to help my child abide by the rules and regulations proposed in order to maintain a good, working
environment and to insure the safety of everyone in my child’s class (school).

________________________________________________ _________________________

Parents Signature                                                  Date




                                               Return to Teacher!
                         Anatomy & Physiology Tentative Syllabus

                                              Semester 1

        Week             Evaluation                     Content                           Lab/Activity
Aug. 27 - 31             Daily Quiz      Anatomy & Phys. Syllabus/ Lab             Microscope Lab
                                         Safety/Introduction
Sept. 3 - 7              Daily Quiz      Ch 1 – The Human Body: An Orientation     Organ System Foldable/Regions
                                         Levels of structural Organization         of the Body Puzzle
Sept. 10 - 14            Daily Quiz      Ch 1 – The Human Body: An Orientation     Homeostasis Lab
                         Exam            The Language of Anatomy                   Video: Body Systems

Sept. 17 - 21            Daily Quiz      Proper Powerpoint Presentations           Student Power point Presentations
                                                                                   : Systems
Sept. 24 - 28 (end 1st   Daily Quiz      Ch 2 – Basic Chemistry: Concepts of       Acid Base Lab
                         1st Six Weeks   Matter and Energy
6 wk)                    Exam
Oct. 1 - 5               Daily Quiz      Ch 2 – Basic Chemistry: Molecules &       Macromolecules Lab
                                         Compounds, Biochemistry

Oct. 8 - 12              Daily Quiz      Ch 3 – Cells & Tissue: Part 1: Cells      Cell puzzle/Cheek cell Lab/DNA
                                                                                   Lab
Oct. 15 – 19             Daily Quiz      Ch 3 – Cells & Tissue: Part 2: Body       Microscope Lab – Body Tissues
                         Exam            Tissues

Oct. 22 - 26             Daily Quiz      Ch 4 – Skin and Body Membranes:           Integumentary Puzzle
                                         Classification of Body Membranes          Video: Pushing the Limits
Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 (end    Daily Quiz      Ch 4 – Skin and Body Membranes:           Student Powerpoint Presentation -
                         2nd Six Weeks   Integumentary System                      Integumentary Disorders
2nd 6 wk)                Exam
Nov. 5 - 9               Daily Quiz      Ch 6 – The Muscular System: Overview of   Muscular System Puzzle
                                         Muscle Tissues
Nov. 12 - 16             Daily Quiz      Ch 6 - The Muscular System:Gross          Frog Dissection: Muscle Review
                         Exam            Anatomy of Skeletal Muscles

Nov. 19 - 20             Daily Quiz      Ch 5 – The Skeletal System: Bones : An    Frog Dissection: Organ Review
                                         Overview                                  Video: Pushing the Limits
Nov. 26 - 30             Daily Quiz      Ch 5 – The Skeletal System: Joints        Skeletal System Puzzle & Model
                         Exam                                                      Frog Dissection: Skeletal Prep
Dec. 3 - 7               Daily Quiz      Ch 7 – The Nervous System                 Nervous System Lab
                                                                                   Video: Pushing the Limits
Dec. 10 - 14             Daily Quiz      Ch 8 – Special Senses                     Special Senses Lab

Dec. 17 – 21 (end 3rd    Daily Quiz      Review                                    Review
                         3rd Six Weeks   EXAMS                                     EXAMS
6 wk)                    Exam
                         Final Sem.
                         Exam




                          Please keep this copy in
                               your Binder.
                      Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus & Lab Safety Contract
I was given an Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus and Laboratory Safety Contract; and I have read and understand what is expected of
me as a student in this class. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations proposed in order to maintain a good, working environment
and to insure the safety of everyone in my class (school). Remember that returning both signed by you and your parents will result in
two easy grades of 100.

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