ZOOLOGY 142L SYLLABUS
ZOOL 142L SECTION: 33334 Thursday 11-1:45
Rooms: Kokio 209A
Instructor: Michelle Smith
Office: Kalia 218
Office Hours: MWF 10-11am
Required Material: (available in KCC Book Store)
Integrated Human Anatomy, by Daniels
Lab Handouts for ZOOL 141/142L
Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Lab; by DeGraff & Crawley
Optional Materials: (available in KCC Book Store)
Atlas of Skeletal Muscles, by R.J. Stone & J.A. Stone (2 ed.), or Bowden & Bowden
Strength Training Anatomy, by Frederic Delavier
This course is intended to complement the material presented in the Zoology 141/142 lectures, by giving
hands-on experience with anatomical models, computer/laser discs, organ dissections, and physiological and
biochemical experiments. The labs held in the Health and Natural Science Learning Assistance Center
(HNSLAC/Kokio 202) are designed to further develop independent learning skills.
It is expected that students who pass this course will be able to identify the significant anatomical
structures of the human nervous, special senses, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems. Students will also
have acquired practical experience in the examination of human reflexes, reaction times, and sensory function,
respiratory analysis, the chemical analysis of urine, and kidney regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance. The
information to be learned about anatomy models and dissections is contained in the Daniels manual. Anatomy
and histology is presented on the Computer Laser Image Disc Educator (CLIDE) in the HNSLAC 'dry lab'.
Physiological experiments and tests will be performed in the 'wet lab' laboratory (Kokio 208 or 202C).
This is an "integrated" laboratory, meaning it combines the best of the old and new in the study of the
anatomy and physiology of the human body. Animal dissections in the 'wet lab' gives students hands on
experience, with preserved animal specimens that are analogues to those in the human, such as the fetal pig, and
sheep brain and cow eye. Also in the 'wet lab', students will be both clinicians and patients in physiological tests
to demonstrate principles and gain experience performing clinically-related exams.
The NSLRC 'dry lab' represents the modern "open lab" concept in which the students are able to learn at
their own pace. Students are expected to dissect detailed models of the human body and study the pre-
programmed diagrams and photographs (computer system). The locations and functions of any anatomical
feature noted on the computer monitors, bookstore handouts, or in the Daniel's manual (underlined terms
only) is also required. In addition to the usual class period the student may attend the HNSLRC at any open
time, using the class schedule as a guide-line for when to start and finish a subject area. The instructor will be
present in the HNSLRC during scheduled lab times to answer questions and provide information about past and
Two Creative Images (CIs) are to be done for each of the first two 'dry labs'. Two from the torso model in
the general anatomy ‘dry lab’. Two from computer system (not from any drawn diagrams) during the
histology ‘dry lab’. They are due on the date noted on the lab schedule. The theory is given on pages 4-10 of the
Daniels manual, and the method for producing the creative images is given on two outlined pages of the main
points (in the lab handouts). Examples, and the proper blank forms to be used in making the creative images are
shown in the back of the Daniels manual.
Laboratory practical exam 3x 200 600 points
Attendance 100 points
Participation 100 points
Oral Inquiry 10x 20 200 points
TOTAL 1000 points
LABORATORY PRACTICAL EXAM (600 points). Three laboratory practical exams will be given throughout the
semester. Each is worth 200 points each toward your lab grade.
The exam questions may consist of multiple choice, and pertain to: 1) any of the structures and functions
underlined in the lab manual, or noted on handouts (referring to anatomical models and dissections); 2) the
information related to physiology experiments performed; 3) any of the structures and functions on the assigned
materials contained on the Computer Slides. Refer to the “Information to be covered on the exam” in the
bookstore handout packet for each exam.
ATTENDANCE (100 points): Attendance is mandatory. Be aware that since this is an accelerated lab it will be
impossible to make up a lab with another instructor, because we are on a different lab schedule. Each unexcused
absence will result in a deduction of 10 points. Also, the Oral Inquiry cannot be made up.
PARTICIPATION (100 points):
This includes participating in all laboratory activities and working cooperatively within your group. You are also
responsible for cleaning up the lab after an activity (e.g., putting specimens away, cleaning equipment you use,
and bleaching table after dissecting).
Oral Inquiry (200 points): Each student takes a turn as Inquisitor and will be responsible for constructing 1 oral
question related to that days activities to ask to the class. The questions should be a mix of anatomy and
physiology. If the group cannot answer a particular question, then the Inquisitor can provide hints. The 10 labs
that this will be done are labs without Lab Exams. Each Lab Inquiry is worth 20 points for a total of 200 points.
Exam scores will be posted within three school-days. Tentative grades associated with semester exam scores are
only to give a rough estimate of relative class standing, and are not used to determine the final grade
The standard grade scale will be used to determine your final grade.
MATH/SCIENCE DEPARTMENT POLICY ON WITHDRAWALS (W GRADES) AND INCOMPLETE (I GRADE):
1. WITHDRAWALS (W GRADES) – After the “last day of withdrawals” March 29, 2010, the instructor will
sign withdrawals only in cases of extreme or unusual circumstances. Grade related excuses are
Examples of extreme or unusual circumstances are:
1. a certified medical reason
2. a death in the immediate family
Students who no longer attend class and who DO NOT OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW from the course will
receive “F” grades.
2. INCOMPLETE (I GRADE) – Students must present the “Request for Incomplete” form prior to the last
day of instruction. “I” grades will be given only to students who are achieving passing grades and are
very close to completing the course. In addition, the student must have a very good reason for not
being able to complete all the work on time.
Examples of good reasons are the same as those listed under the withdrawal policy above.
KAPI’OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICY:
1. Kapi’olani Community Collage is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution.
2. Extended time in a distraction-free environment is an appropriate accommodation based on a
student's disability. If you do have a disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your
disability and the support you need, you are invited to contact the Special Student Services Office,
734-9552 (V/TTY), Ilima 105, for assistance.
3. Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. If a student is unable to
attend class, he or she should contact the instructor in advance to give notification of the absence
and make necessary arrangements.
4. For those students who receive financial aid and fail to attend the first week of classes without
making arrangements with the instructor, the instructor will submit the student’s name to the
Financial Aid Office. The student will be denied financial aid for the class he/she is not attending. In
addition, it is solely the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the class or attend the class and pay
Additional Information for Students:
Disability access statements
Extended time in a distraction-free environment is an appropriate accommodation based on a
student's disability. If you do have a disability and have not disclosed the nature of your
disability and the support you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services
Office, 734-9552, ‘Ilima 103.
These and all other course materials are available in alternative formats.
TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICES:
These devices are not allowed in the classroom. Please see to it that these devices are turned
off while in class.
UH POLICY ON EMAIL COMMUNICATION:
The electronic communications policy adopted in December 2005 establishes the University of Hawai'i
Internet service as an official medium for communication among students, faculty, and staff. Every
member of the system has a hawaii.edu address, and the associated username and password provide
access to essential Web announcements and email. You are hereby informed of the need to regularly
log in to UH email and Web services for announcements and personal mail. Failing to do so will mean
missing critical information from academic and program advisors, instructors, registration and business
office staff, classmates, student organizations, and others.
ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE STATEMENT:
In instructional activities, the students are responsible for meeting all of the instructor's attendance and
assignment requirements. Failure to do so may affect their final grade. In all college-related activities,
including instruction, they must abide by the college's conduct codes and regulations, refraining from
behavior that interferes with the rights and safety of others in the learning environment. Finally, if they
decide to file a grievance, they are fully responsible for providing proof that they have been wronged.
This Syllabus is subject to change, when appropriate.