PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Welcome to Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
Reference # LD07
Instructor: Tom Pefok
Office: CH 209
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, (preferred)
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in either the Subject or the First Line of any e-mails to me during the Fall 2009 semester.
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Web site: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~tpefok
Office hours: TTh, 11:30 – 12: 00 PM
Other times may be available by appointment.
Weekly Class Schedule:
Section: LD07 LEC TTh, 8: 00 AM – 9:15 AM CH 109
LAB TTh, 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM CH 209
REC TTh 10:50 – 11:20 CH 209
Human A&P I is a study of the structures and functions of human body systems with emphasis on cells,
transport, tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
BIO 1010 and DVM 007 are prerequisites for BIO 2050! I expect students in BIO 2050 to have a basic
understanding of biological principles and mathematical skills, as appropriate for someone who has
successfully passed both BIO 1010 and DVM 007. You will find BIO 2050 particularly difficult if you
do not have a basic understanding of general biological principles and mathematics.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, I expect you will be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate your understanding of the complementarity between structure and function that
exists within each body system explored during this course.
2. Illustrate your understanding of homeostasis as it applies to each of the body systems studied
during this course.
3. Summarize your knowledge of the hierarchal nature of the anatomical organization of the human
body systems studied in this course.
4. Explain and apply the critical information (delineated in the Instructional Course Objectives) for
each body system studied in this course: integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular.
5. Illustrate your understanding of the mechanisms by which cells receive nourishment and rid
themselves of wastes through exchanges between the extracellular and intracellular
6. Demonstrate the correct operation of the compound microscope under all of the magnifications
utilized during this course.
Textbook and Other Course Materials
Marieb, E.N. & Hoehn, K. 2009. Human Anatomy & Physiology. 8th ed. Benjamin Cummings. ISBN -0-
8053-9591-1 Feel free to use the 6th or 7th edition.
Hubley, M. J. 2009. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory Manual. 2nd ed. Wolf Creek Press. Check with
me if you have an older edition
GRADES ARE NOT GIVEN! GRADES ARE EARNED!!
Your grade will be determined by your performance on the following assignments:
Five lecture exams 100 points each
Four laboratory exams 100 points each
Total points 900 points
Final letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale:
A 810 points or higher
B 720-809 points
C 630 -719 points
D 540-629 points
F less than 540 points
I may give a quiz at any time during a lecture or lab without prior notice. I will not give any make up
quizzes! Assignments must be completed and turned in on a timely basis. No assignment will be
accepted after given datelines (No Exceptions!!!). Points earned from assignments and quizzes will be
counted as extra credit points, which cannot exceed 3% of total available points. Assignments and
quizzes cannot be made up!!!
All lecture exams will be given in class. Make-up exams will not be given unless extreme circumstances
arise (e.g., hospitalization) and documentation is provided to me. (Any make-up exams, if given, will be
administered during finals week) If you do miss an exam, then contact me as soon as possible to
discuss the possibility (no guarantee!) of a make-up exam. I will announce specific dates for each lecture
exam as I cover the material. Approximate time frames can be discerned from the “Lecture and Exam
Schedule,” which appears on the last page of this syllabus.
Q GRADES: Students are expected to attend and participate in class activities. Students who either
never attended the class or who ceased attendance during the first 20 percent of the course will be
assigned a “Q” grade by the instructor. The Q grade is a final grade and will not be replaced with a
different grade at a later time. Although the Q grade will not impact students’ GPA, the issuance of a Q
grade will likely decrease students’ financial aid awards.
I expect students to attend all class meetings. I will keep a record of attendance at lectures and labs. If
your grade at the end of the semester is within a few points of a higher letter grade, then your attendance
record will be given serious consideration when I decide whether or not to assign the higher grade.
I expect you to be on-time for all class meetings and to remain in class until I dismiss the class. If you
must enter or exit the classroom while class is in session, then please do so discretely. Use the back door
whenever you are late. Pagers and cell phones should be silenced during class!
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DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office (B-124)
or call (301) 322-0838 (voice) or (301) 322-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations.
Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the
semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and
establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and
regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a
manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2009-2010 Student
Handbook, beginning on page 37, for a complete explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of
Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.
CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of
knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to
the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement
and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is
produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code of Academic
Integrity is in the 2009-2010 Student Handbook (pages 39-41) and posted on the college's website.
College Resources and Services
Student Assessment Services Center (Testing Center)
Bladen Wing, Room 100 301-322-0090
Check the web site for hours, policies, and procedures.
Tutoring and Writing Center
Bladen Wing, Room 107 301-322-0748
If you have the feeling that something is missing from your studies, the Tutoring Center can help you
put the pieces of the puzzle together with free one-on-one or group tutoring.
Student Development Services 301-322-0886
Student Development Services has various programs that provide students with mentoring, advising, and
individual counseling. Call or check the website for more information.
Accokeek Hall General information 301-322-0105
Circulation services 301-322-0475
Reference services 301-322-0476
The Learning Resources Division provides a range of library and media services.
Refer to the web site for hours and more information about the services.
Campus Bookstore 301-322-0912
Largo Student Center, Room 116
Lecture exam V will be given during finals week. This exam will include a number of
comprehensive questions, which will assess your knowledge of the material learned throughout
the semester. The goals of the comprehensive portion of the exam are to encourage you to (1)
review information you learned throughout the semester, and (2) think critically about
relationships between concepts you learned throughout the semester. At least 30% of the points
on the final will be based on comprehensive questions. The comprehensive portion of the exam
will contain questions that fall into two categories:
1. Recall questions will assess your ability to remember basic facts learned throughout the
semester. The following question is an example of a recall question:
What is the main chemical ingredient of a plasma membrane’s lipid bilayer?
d. lactic acid
2. Synthesis questions will assess your ability to think critically and link concepts you learned
throughout the semester. The following question is an example of a synthesis question:
During the process of excitation-contraction coupling, there is net movement of calcium
ions from the lumen of the sarcoplasmic reticulum into the myofibrils. This movement of
calcium ions is an example of
b. simple diffusion.
c. active transport.
e. facilitated diffusion.
More information about the final exam, including dates and times will be provided as the
semester comes to a close. By the way, the answer to the recall question shown above is “c.
phospholipid,” and the answer to the synthesis question is “e. facilitated diffusion.”
Information pertaining specifically to the laboratory will be distributed in the laboratory. You are expected to
clean up after yourself following lab activities. This means that you must, for example, return models to their
correct counters, return prepared slides to their specific slide trays, and wash and dry dissecting tools and then
return them to their assigned bins.
Lecture and Exam Schedule
Material covered in the lectures will generally follow the organization of your textbook. However, I will
be adding some of my own material and skipping certain sections of the text. Pay attention to what I
cover in class and the notes that I’ll provide.
Here is a tentative schedule for Fall 2009. Actual dates may be adjusted during the semester. Chapter
numbers from your text (Marieb, 2009) are given in parentheses.
Week of 01/25 Human Body: An Orientation (1)
Week of 01/25 Cells: The Living Units (3)
Week of 02/01 Tissues: The living fabric (4)
Week of 02/08 Exam I : Chapters 1, 3, and 4
Week of 02/08 Integumentary System (5)
Week of 02/15 Bones and Skeletal Tissues (6)
Week of 02/15 Joints (8)
Week of 02/22 Exam II: Chapters 5, 6, and 8
Week of 02/22 Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue (11)
Week of 03/01 Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue (11)
Week of 03/08 Spinal cord, Spinal Nerves, and Reflexes (12 and 13)
Week of 03 /15 Exam III: Chapters11, 12, and 13
Week of 03/15 Brain and Cranial Nerves (12 and 13)
Week of 03/22 Brain and Cranial Nerves (12 and 13)
Week of 04/05 Autonomic Nervous System (14)
Week of 04/12 Exam IV: Chapters 12, 13, and 14
Week of 04/12 Muscles and Muscle Tissue (9)
04/ 19 Muscles and Muscle Tissue (9)
Week of 04/ 26 Muscles and Muscle Tissue (9)
05/03 Review for final
Finals Week Exam IV: Final Exam
IMPORTANT COURSE DATES:
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No classes – College closed – Presidents’ Day Monday, February 15
Last day to apply for spring graduation Tuesday, February 16
Last day to withdraw from first-half semester classes Wednesday, March 3
No classes – College closed – Spring break Monday-Sunday, March 29-April 4
Last day to withdraw from full semester classes Friday, April 16
Last day to withdraw from second-half semester classes Friday, April 30
Final exam period/last week of spring 2010 classes Tuesday - Monday, May 11-17
Commencement Thursday, May 27
No classes – College closed – Memorial Day Observed Saturday-Monday, May 29-31
Summer sessions begin Tuesday, June 1
Begin open registration for all summer 2010 sessions Monday, April 19
Advance registration for fall 2010 Monday-Friday, April 26-30
Begin open registration for fall 2010 Monday, May 3
DELAYED COLLEGE OPENINGS: (required if relevant to your class)
When the college announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45 minutes of class time
remaining at the time of the opening will be held. For example, in the event of a 10 a.m.
opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes. To
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Academic Programs and Services.
Center for Work-Based Learning
Marlboro Hall, Room 2102
The Center for Work-Based Learning assists students with combining work experience and
academic study. Students are placed in jobs or internships where they may apply classroom
learning to the real world. Faculty and on-site supervisors monitor the training to assure that
it is relevant to the student’s major. College credit is earned for this work-based learning.
Work sites are located throughout the Washington, D.C. area as well as in Europe and Africa.
The College’s Collegian Centers provide a “place to belong” outside of the classroom. They
bring students in particular disciplines together for co-curricular activities and opportunities:
Administration of Justice – for students interested in criminal
justice, corrections, forensic science, and paralegal/pre-law
Email: AJCollegianCenter@pgcc.edu 301-322-0753
Bernard Center – for students interested in business
management and accounting
Email: BernardCenter@pgcc.edu 301-322-0554
Health Sciences Collegian Center – for students admitted
to any of the Health Sciences programs
Email: HealthSciencesCollegianCenter@pgcc.edu 301-341-3017
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Email: STEMCollegianCenter@pgcc.edu 301-386-7574
Hillman Entrepreneurs Program
Marlboro Hall, Room 2051
The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program is an innovative educational initiative tailored to the
needs of transfer students who begin their studies at Prince George’s Community College
and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Maryland, College Park. The
four-year Hillman Entrepreneurs Program is a scholarship program targeted to students who
have an interest in entrepreneurship and an enthusiasm for starting a business venture or
leading a company.
Marlboro Hall, Room 1087 301-322-0433
The Honors Academy admits academically outstanding honors students who are interested in
a rigorous program of academic excellence, intellectual development, leadership, and
community service. Prince George's Community College’s Honors Program promotes
students’ intellectual growth and enrichment.
International Education Center
Lanham Hall, Room 221
The International Education Center provides academic support and assistance to students
who need help with courses or with understanding the American higher education system.
The Center brings international and American students together for learning enrichment
activities, including a variety of discussion forums that foster awareness and understanding
of cultural issues.
Marlboro Hall, Room 2038 301-386-7587
Through the Mentoring Program, first-time, full-time students are paired with PGCC faculty,
staff, and administrators who serve as mentors. Mentors share their knowledge and expertise
to help students enhance their education, advance in their careers, and build supportive
networks. The goal of the Mentoring Program is to improve the retention, engagement, and
graduation rates of students in a learning-centered environment.
Lanham Hall, Room 225 301-322-0713
The Service Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through
students’ participation in service projects within the community that support their academic
objectives. Through Service Learning, students learn actively by applying principles learned
in the classroom while developing critical reflective thinking as well as personal and civic
CAMPUS RESOURCES AND SERVICES:
Student Development Services
Student Development Services offers programs that provide students with academic and career
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Computer and Learning Labs
Office Location Phone Hours of Operation
Marlboro Learning Lab Marlboro Hall 301-322-0503 Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am – 8:45 pm
Room 2129 Fri.: 8 am – 3:45 pm
Sat.: 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Sun.: 10 am – 1 pm
Math Learning Center Marlboro Hall 301-583-5257 Mon.-Thurs.: 9 am – 8 pm
Room 3104 Fri.: 9 am – 5 pm
Sat.: 9 am – 2 pm
Open Computer Lab Bladen Hall 301-322-0999 Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am – 10:15 pm
Bladen Computer Center Room 104 Fri.: 8 am – 5 pm
Sat.: 9 am – 4:45 pm
Open Computer Lab Center for Advanced 301-322-0999 Mon.-Fri.: 8 am – 10:15 pm
Center for Advanced Technology Sat.: 9 am – 5 pm (first floor
Technology Rooms 101 and 201 only)
Other Resources, Services, and Academic Support
Office Location Phone Hours of Operation
Academic Advising Bladen Hall 301-322-0151 Mon.-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 8 pm
Room 124 Fri: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Academic Advising Website: http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicResources/academicAdvising.aspx
Office Location Phone Hours of Operation
Bookstore Largo Student Center 301-322-0912 Mon – Tues 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Room 116 Wed – Thurs 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
There are extended and Saturday
hours at the beginning of the
Please call or check website to
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Campus Police Facilities Management 301-322-0666 24 hours, 7 days a week
College Life Services Largo Student Center 301-322-0853 Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 am – 5 pm
eLearning Services Accokeek Hall Building 301-322-0463 Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(formerly Distance Room 335 with phone support available until
Learning) 9 pm
Distance Learning Website: www.pgcconline.com
Library Accokeek Hall 301-322-0476 Mon-Thurs.: 8 am – 8 pm
First and Second Floors Fri.: 8 am – 5 pm
Sat.: 10 am – 3 pm
Library Website: http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicresources/library.aspx
Testing Center Bladen Hall 301-322-0090 Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Room 100 Fri.*: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat.: 9 am – 3:30 pm
No additional students will be
admitted for testing 30 minutes
prior to the posted closing time.
*On the first Friday of each
month, the Center closes at
2:30 pm with no admittance
after 2 pm.
Testing Center Website: http://academic.pgcc.edu/sas/index.html
Tutoring and Writing Bladen Hall 301-322-0748 Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Centers Room 107 Fri.: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat.: 9 am – 3:30 pm
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