MITCHELL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
                      821 NORTH CAPITAL
                      MITCHELL, SD 57301

Instructor: Shirlyce Weisser, MLT(ASCP )              Phone: 995-7153
Office: Room 129                                      Office Hours: As Posted

                            COURSE SYLLABUS
                           FALL SEMESTER 2009
                    Monday-Thursday 10:00-10:50 (Section 1)
                    Monday-Thursday 11:00-11:50 (Section 2)

COURSE TITLE: MA 103 Anatomy/Physiology
TEXT: Patton & Thibodeau, The Human Body in Health & Disease
      5th Edition.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers the basic anatomy and physiology of
the human body. Systems studied include: Integumentary, muscular, skeletal,
nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine, and

COURSE PURPOSE: The purpose of this course is to give the student a basic
understanding of the structure and function of the human body. The student can
utilize this knowledge to better understand the relationship between diagnostic
procedures and diseases of the human body.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: With course completion, students should be able to:
    1. Describe the general structural units of the body
    2. List the systems of the body
    3. List the organs of the body
    4. Name and locate the 4 body cavities
    5. Define the body directional terms ( i.e. superior, inferior)
    6. Name the regions of the abdomen
    7. Name the parts of a cell and describe the functions
    8. Name the 4 basic types of cells and tissues
    9. Describe the functions of each type of tissue
    10. List the functions of the skin
    11. Name and describe the 3 types of membranes
    12. List the functions of the urinary system
    13. Name and locate the parts of the nephron
    14. Describe the functions of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and
15. Explain the functions of the nephron using body substances/chemicals as
16. List and define terms that indicate disease states of the urinary system
17. List the functions of the respiratory system
18. Locate and describe the functions of the tonsils, adenoids, Eustachian
    tube, C-rings, epiglottis and diaphragm
19. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the alveoli
20. Explain the process by which breathing occurs
21. Explain the general functions of the 3 blood cells
22. Briefly explain the blood clotting process
23. Name the major blood groups
24. Name and locate the heart valves
25. Name and locate the vessels attached to the heart
26. Distinguish between arteries, veins, and capillaries
27. Trace the flow of blood around the body and through the heart
28. Explain blood pressure
29. List the functions of the spleen, lymph nodes, and lymphatic vessels
30. List the functions of the skeletal system
31. Locate various bones of the body
32. Name the parts of the bone
33. Name and locate bones that normally contain red bone marrow
34. Name and describe the 3 types of joints
35. Define the terms that describe movement
36. List the functions of the muscular system
37. Compare the 3 types of muscle tissue as to location and nerve control
38. Locate various muscles of the body
39. Define ligament, tendon, sphincter, and myoglobin
40. Locate the organs of the endocrine system
41. List the general functions of the endocrine system
42. List the hormones produced by each organ of the endocrine system
43. Explain the function(s) of each hormone
44. List the general functions of the nervous system
45. Explain the branches of the nervous system
46. List and locate the parts of the brain
47. List the functions of the parts of the brain and spinal cord
48. Name the parts of a neuron
49. Explain the formation of cerebrospinal fluid
50. Name the 3 parts of the meninges
51. Name and locate the parts of the eye
52. Define terms that relate to abnormalities of the eye
53. Name and locate the parts of the ear
54. Explain the functions of the 3 areas of the ear
55. List, in order, the ducts through which sperm pass in the male
     reproductive system to the outside of the body
56. List the functions of the testes
       57. List and describe the functions of the hormones that affect the male
           reproductive system
       58. Locate the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, cervix, ovarian follicles,
           corpus luteum, and fallopian tubes
       59. Name the parts of the uterus
       60. Locate the parts of the vulva
       61. List and describe the functions of the hormones that affect the female
           reproductive system
       62. List the functions of the mammary glands, ovaries, and the uterus
       63. Locate the organs of the digestive system
       64. Name the divisions, in order, of the small and large intestines
       65. Name the parts of the stomach
       66. Name and locate the 3 pairs of salivary glands
       67. Name the parts of the mouth and the tongue
       68. List the functions of the stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder, pancreas,
           and salivary glands
       69. Describe plicae, mesentery and villi
       70. Define peristalsis, emesis, heartburn, gastric ulcer, and duodenal ulcer
       71. Name the enzymes produced by the digestive system, the organs that
           produce them, and the food stuff they act on
       72. Name the end products of digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
       73. Describe the structure and function of villi
       74. Locate peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, and synovial fluid

1. Attend all classes/lectures
2. Participate in class activities and discussions
3. Complete and hand in assignments on time
4. Read assigned material
5. Be prepared for quizzes and tests

GRADING SCALE:               100-90         A             *Attendance
                              89-80         B             *Assignments
                              79-70         C             *Quizzes
                              69-60         D             *Tests/Final Exam
                              59-           F
                         ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING
TESTS: Each test will include material covered in class, in the textbook, assigned
readings, and supplementary information provided by the instructor.

MAKE-UP TESTS: Students will be allowed to make up tests if they have notified the
instructor before the test. If a test/exam/quiz is missed, the student will have 48 HOURS
(2 days) to make up the test/quiz or receive a zero (0). You must contact the instructor
to schedule a time to take the test. Make-up tests may be different than the original test

ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period unless
otherwise stated. Late work will have points deducted unless the student has contacted
the instructor prior to the due date.
CLASS INVOLVEMENT: This refers to attendance, evidence of out of class
preparation for discussions and activities and the level of attentiveness during lectures
and other class work. When a student sleeps during class, does class irrelevant work,
talks excessively during lecture, answers a cell phone, is text messaging, or disrupts the
positive learning environment, significant reductions in the class involvement grade will

ATTENDANCE: This is a 4-credit course. You are allowed 3 absences. Grade
deductions will occur for EACH absence after 4. After 6 absences, failure of the course is

CHEATING: The penalty for cheating in ANY FORM will result in failure of the
assignment/test and /or failure of the class.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION : Instruction will consist almost entirely of classroom
lecture and discussion. Some audiovisuals may be used.

EVALUATION OF STUDENT WORK: Most tests/quizzes, assignments will be
graded within ONE WEEK of the day work was submitted.



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