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									Biology 218 – Human Anatomy Course Overview

Session: Section: Days / Time: Instructor:

Fall 2009 52999 M W 5:00 PM – 9:20 PM RIDDELL

Contact Office: Lecture & Lab: Phone: eMail:

2038 2041 707 253 3190 briddell@napavalley.edu

Course Overview / Objectives / Rational
A practical and systematic study designed to provide the student with:  comprehensive identification and understanding of the structural organization, gross function and integration of the human body  an appreciation for the levels of organization - cellular, tissue, organ and systems  the basic vocabulary common to life science and medical professionals  an initial understanding of “normal” conditions relative to variant, age, injury, disease and stress  a personal inspiration and basis for career selection to generalize or specialize in some area of life science, health care and/or medical practice  a practice of cooperative and professional interaction with colleagues on gaining common career subject expertise Pre-requisites: BIOL 105 Requisite for: Associate Degree in Nursing @ NVC A.S. Degree in Respiratory Care @ NVC A.P. Program for Licensed Vocational Nurses BA / BS Degree in Life Sciences (some)

Texts, Materials and Resources:  Textbooks: Principles of Human Anatomy, 11th ed. Tortora (required) diFiore’s Atlas of Histology, 10th ed. Eroshchenko (required) Photographic Atlas of Anatomy & Physiology van De Graaff (required)  Lab Manual: Human Anatomy Lab Manual NVC, Moore and Clemens (eds.) (provided)  Lab Notebook Drawing / Note Pad - 100 pages  Memory Stick 1-2 GB  Study Helps: www.napavalley.edu/Directory/RIDDELL/Home Page/Anatomy Specimens and Materials: (provided)  Human Cadaver  Cat  Sheep Heart and Brain  Organ and System Models  Human cell and tissue MS slides  Illustrations, Tables, Photographs, Charts Web Resources  The instructor maintains a course website that includes the current course syllabus, outlines, and study guides. The site is updated regularly to provide links to current course materials. These resources are provided only for use by students enrolled in this section of this course. See above.  All assignments are required to be submitted in digital format. Additional: (nice to have))  Lab Coat  Medical Dictionary:  Anatomy Atlas:

Webster, Dorland, Mosby, Taber’s, other Netter, Gray’s, Various
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Biology 218 – Human Anatomy Course Overview

Session: Section: Days / Time: Instructor:

Fall 2009 52999 M W 5:00 PM – 9:20 PM RIDDELL

Policy
Safety - See Laboratory Safety Policy (signature required) Attendance  Attendance is an important part of learning Anatomy; therefore attendance will be monitored in lab. Attendance may be taken and / or quizzes will be given at any time during the scheduled class period. If you miss a quiz you will not be allowed to make it up.  Note: The Napa Valley College Catalog states: “…a student who has been absent for as many times as a class meets each week will have exhausted this provision for unavoidable absences. Further absences may cause the instructor to drop the student from the class.”  Note: Doctors appointments and child care issues are considered absences. Grades  Course requirements include regular attendance in lectures and laboratories, successful completion of the lecture and laboratory examinations, and participation in laboratory dissections. Regular attendance is essential; however, attendance alone does not earn a passing grade. Experience with thousand’s of former students, teaches that, every student will need to spend a considerable amount of dedicated study time outside of class hours in order to earn a grade of C or better.  Note: Study, study, study! Study = memorizing! Memorizing typically requires a framework of association and/or hierarchical structure. Early, daily and often are good practices! (See Study Practices guide). Scale Metric Pts per Metric
100 100 25 25 25 50 100 100 100

Sub-Total

% of Total Grade
22 22 7 8 6 11 11 6 6 100

Achievement

Letter Grade
A+ A B C D Fail

Ach. Level
Platinum Gold Blue Green Red Red

4 Lecture Exams 4 Lab Exams 5 Lab Maintenance 5-6 Quizzes 3-4 Dissections 3 -4 Project s 2 Compendia 1 Final Lecture Exam 1 Final Lab Exam TOTAL (approx)

400 400 125 150 100 200 200 100 100 1,800

100 + 90% + 80 - 89% 70 – 79% 60 – 69% < 60%

* Actual number of quizzes and lab participation totals are estimates 

Your course grade will be based on your performance on lecture exams, laboratory exams, quizzes, projects and lab participation (which includes regular attendance, performance on dissections). Grding follows the point scale delineated above. Adjustments may be made for overall trends in performance (such as improvement during the course) when determining the final grade. Final grades are rounded up to the next highest point from any excess fraction.

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Fall 2009 52999 M W 5:00 PM – 9:20 PM RIDDELL

Examinations and Other Assignments  Lecture exams and quizzes may consist of matching, multiple choice, true/false, short answer and fill-in questions. The four midterm lecture exams will emphasize the material covered since the previous exam and as a general rule consist of approximately 70% current topics and 30% cumulative topic. Your assimilation of all material presented in the textbook augments and reinforces the information presented / highlighted in lecture. Select samples from all sources of information, lecture, text, lab write up, and current events, may be included on any single lecture exam. The final exam will be comprehensive and amortized equally across topic sections of the course.
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Laboratory exams will be given on the dates shown on the schedule. Any changes to this schedule will be announced in class. The lab exams will emphasize identification of gross and microscopic structures on anatomical models, dissected specimens, and prepared microscope slides. Lab exams will include problem solving, and demonstration of your ability to perform, and your understanding of, the lab exercises covering subjects since the previous lab exam. A series of stations will be set up in the lab / classroom. You will have approximately two minutes at each station and will move from one station to the next until you complete the exam. You will not be allowed to return to any previous station in order to check your answers. The lab exams will usually begin 15 - 30 minutes after the normal lab starting time and the lab will be closed prior to the exam to allow for setup. Be on time for lab exams; you will not be allowed to make up missed stations. Generally, you will have a prescribed time limit for completing this type of practical. This is usually shorter than normal laboratory period. Short quizzes will be given from time to time during the class periods. The quizzes will generally cover the material of that day’s or the immediately preceding lab exercise and lecture information. These quizzes may or may not be announced in advance. To prepare for the quizzes and for the lab in general, read the current lab exercise and review your lab notes prior to each lab, maintain your current reading schedule and review your lecture outlines. You will also be required to prepare two Digital Compendia; 1 Comprehensive Histological and 1 Anatomical Compendium that includes illustrations, photographs, drawings and schematics for each major tissue types and organ systems respectively as well as additional assignments presented and prepared during the course. Combined, these two major projects constitute more than 10 percent of your overall course grade. All assignments will be submitted in digital format and all assignments will serve as the core constituents your final Anatomical Compendium. Students will not be allowed to use cell phones or MP3 players during exams. However, cell phone/audio recordings of your own notes to self, and digital camera photos are encouraged as part of your laboratory study. Make-up exams There are NO make-up opportunities for laboratory exams. They are lab practicals! In rare instances and for extraordinary circumstances, a makeup lecture exam may be required / allowed. You must call (253-3190) or e-mail me @ [briddell@napavalley.edu] before the exam in order to be allowed to make-up the exam! You will NOT be allowed to make-up a lecture exam if you contact me after the exam. With appropriate advance notice and mutual agreement, make-up exams can be taken prior to and after the official exam. It is your responsibility to make arrangements for scheduling a make-up exam. If you fail to do so, you will receive a zero for the missed exam. Project assignments will not be accepted for credit after the agreed upon time and date they are due. Computer crashes, printer problems, car, or traffic problems are NOT acceptable excuses for turning your assignments in late!

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Ethics  Professional Conduct and Communication are expected.  Formal and professional conduct is expected of you at all times in lecture, lab and on campus. Your practice of study, communication, politic, inter-personal and group interaction skills, generally accepted and expected of a medical-professional, begins and / or continuously improves in this class. Pro-actively shared, cooperative assistance is highly valued in the professional setting because it is a critical factor in providing high quality health care, patient, peer and medical practice safety and quality scientific process. Because unprofessional, disruptive, and / or rude behavior demonstrated by you is harmful to these objectives, and to the professional setting to which you aspire, its demonstration in this educational setting toward anyone, including me, is unacceptable and will result in your immediate discharge from the classroom / lab. Your grade will be negatively affected based upon the severity of the offense. You may be refered to the Vice President of Student Services for student disciplinary action.
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Cheating / Plagiarism - Cheating / Plagiarism are not tolerated in any form. Cheating defined:  Copying, in part or in whole, from another’s test or other evaluation instrument or obtaining answers from another person during the test.  Submitting work previously presented in another course, if contrary to the rules of either course.  Using or consulting, sources or materials not authorized by the instructor during an examination  Altering or interfering with grading or grading instructions  Sitting for an examination by a surrogate, or as a surrogate  Any other act committed by a student in the course of his or her academic work, which defrauds or misrepresents, including aiding or abetting in any of the actions defined above  Talking or consulting during the test with another person  Giving other students information that allows the student an undeserved advantage on an exam, such as telling a peer what to expect on a make-up exam or prepping a student for a test in another section of the same class Plagiarism defined:  The act of incorporating the ideas, words, sentences, paragraphs or parts thereof, or the specific substance of another’s work, without giving appropriate credit, and representing the product as one’s own work  Representing another’s artistic/scholarly or similar works as one’s own  Plagiarism may either be deliberate or unintentional, but it must be avoided with all due diligence. Consequences of academic dishonesty, un-acceptable behavior: Upon the first infraction of academic dishonesty, the instructor may do one or more of the following:  Give a lower or failing grade on the assignment or exam  Give a lower or Fail grade in the course  Refer the student to the Vice President of Student Services for student disciplinary action.  In the event of a second infraction, upon consultation with the division chair, the instructor may do one or more of the following:  Fail the student from the course  Refer the student to the Vice President of Student Services for student disciplinary action

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Important Dates: th  SEP 4 Last day to drop a class without receiving a “W” th  SEP 18 Last day to request Credit/No Credit grading st  NOV 20 Last day to drop a class with a “W”  Note: A letter grade must be assigned for any class not dropped by this date. It is the student’s responsibility to drop a class through the registration office.
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Session: Section: Days / Time: Instructor:

Fall 2009 52999 M W 5:00 PM – 9:20 PM RIDDELL

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to fill out the appropriate forms in order to be dropped from the course. Do not assume that the instructor will drop you from the course if you stop attending class. If you stop attending the class, and if you fail to officially drop the course by filing for drop within the appropriate period, and with the Records Office, you will receive a grade of Fail in the course.

Special Needs:  Students with learning disabilities, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact Diagnostic Learning Services in room 861 in the 800 building to schedule an appointment with a Learning Disabilities Specialist as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Authorization from Special Services is required before any accommodation can be made. The phone number is 253 - 3080 and they are located in the Administration Building, room 1339E. Accommodations for physical or other types of disabilities should schedule a time to meet with Sheryl Fernandez (253 - 3098) of the Counseling Department in the Administration building.

I have read, understand and agree to abide by the above course policy, the rules, regulations and policy of Napa Valley College and any additional direction provided by the instructor.
BIOL 218 Course Policy Please print Student ID #: Please print your name:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Please sign and date:

Signed:

Date:

2009, MM, DD

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