Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture Syllabus
Georgia Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus
BIOL 1611-160 (33369), M/W, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
I. INSTRUCTOR: Karen Troncalli, B.S., M.S.
II. CONTACT INFORMATION: Karen.Troncalli@gpc.edu
III. WEBSITE: www.wisescience.org/A&P.htm
IV. OFFICE HOURS: Monday/Wednesday after class, by e-mail (Monday-Friday), or by appointment
V. REQUIRED TEXT: Marieb, E. N., Human Anatomy and Physiology. Eighth Ed. San Francisco, California:
Benjamin Cummings, 2007 or newer only. – purchase a new copy in the student bookstore
VI. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a lecture course that introduces the complementarity of both anatomy and
physiology at the basic cellular and molecular, tissue, organ and organ system levels. There are emphases on
skeletal systems, muscle system and nervous system including the brain and sense organs.
VII. COREQUISITE: BIOL 1611 Laboratory
VIII. PREREQUISITE: Exit from CHEM 1151, CHEM 1211 Lecture and laboratory with a C or better,
or CHEM 1951 Lecture
IX. GENERAL EDUCATION RESULTS:
1. The student should be able to communicate effectively through listening, reading, writing and speaking.
2. The student should be able to recognize and apply scientific inquiry in a variety of settings.
X. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Define and differentiate between anatomy and physiology.
2. Describe and integrate the levels of organization of the human body.
3. Describe the basic principles of chemistry as they relate to human anatomy and physiology.
4. Describe and differentiate between the various cell structures and their functions.
5. Describe and differentiate between tissue structures and functions.
6. Define, describe, classify, compare and contrast the structures and functions of bones and joints.
7. Classify and describe the structures and functions of muscle.
8. Define and describe the structures and functions of the nervous system.
9. Define and describe the reflexes and various sensory structures.
XI. ATTENDANCE POLICY: It is the responsibility of the student to punctually attend all classes and
examinations as scheduled. The instructor must be notified if a student is unable to attend a class. The
student is responsible for all missed material, assignments and announcements. Failure to attend class has a
detrimental result on the student’s grade. Students should be able to check with the instructor prior to or at
the midpoint of the semester to determine their grade at that point in the course. Handouts will be the only
information that the instructor will furnish. NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES will be allowed.
XII. WITHDRAWAL POLICIES: Please refer to the College Handbook or Catalog or Schedule of Classes
Booklet to understand the different types of withdrawals:
Student-Initiated: Should a student wish to withdraw from the course, it is his or her responsibility to
initiate the request. The instructor will not be responsible for withdrawing the student. A student who
officially withdraws from a collegiate level course by the midpoint of a course will receive a grade of W. A
student who withdraws after the midpoint of the semester will receive a WF (unless a hardship withdrawal
is granted by the college administration).
If a student has excessive absences, the instructor has the right to adjust the grade to and including a failing
grade due to lack of participation. If absences extend beyond two (2) days due to illness, accidents, death
in the family, etc., documentation MUST BE presented to the instructor for review to determine grade. If
documentation is not available, then a serious grade reduction will result. Realize that the lecture and the
lab of Biology 1611 are co-requisites. Any student who withdraws or is withdrawn from one (lecture
or lab) must be withdrawn from the other.
XIII. ACADEMIC HONESTY AND CHEATING: As stated in the Georgia Perimeter College Catalog, “Cheating
is contrary to the policy of Georgia Perimeter College.” Cheating is defined as any attempt to defraud,
deceive, or mislead the instructor in arriving at an honest grade assessment. Plagiarism is a form of
cheating that involves presenting the work of another as one’s own ideas. Cheating is considered a serious
matter in any academic setting. Unless specifically authorized by the instructor, the following are examples
of cheating or plagiarism. This is not an exhaustive list:
1. Looking at or copying from another student’s work
2. Allowing another student to look at or copy your work
3. Exchanging information or communicating with another student during an exam or quiz
4. Opening a textbook or notebook or looking at notes during an exam or quiz
5. Allowing another student to use your work as their own
6. Copying another student’s or the instructor’s answers
A first offense violation of the cheating policy will result in a grade of zero for the assignment in question.
A second offense will result in assignment of an F grade for the course, and a formal charge of cheating
will be presented to the Campus Dean for Student Services. Policies have been established by Georgia
Perimeter College to insure due process in charges of cheating or plagiarism. A copy of these procedures
can be found in the Student Handbook.
XIV. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR: Any student behavior that detracts the instructor from directing the class
or interferes with the ability of other students to perform their work, such as talking while the instructor is
talking or failing to turn off cellular devices, is considered disruptive. After two warnings, the instructor
reserves the right to exclude the student offender(s) from the remainder of that class period. If the
offending behavior persists, Protective Services may be called. Upon the second exclusion, the instructor
will permanently exclude the student from the class.
XV. GRADING ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS: Students are required to read all lecture assignments
prior to each lecture. The midterm and final exams will be written exams. No make-up quizzes or
exams will be given for any reason.
Writing Assignments 20% A = 90 or better
Quizzes 23% B = 80 - 89
Midterm Exam 27% C = 70 - 79
Final Exam 27% D = 60 - 69
Assessment Exam 3% F = 59 or below
XVI. INCOMPLETE GRADES: A grade of incomplete is assigned only when the student, for nonacademic
reasons beyond his/her control, is unable to complete some specific part of the work required. The work
completed must be satisfactory (passing) to that point. An incomplete must be made up the following
semester or it will be converted to an “F”.
XVII. LECTURE CONTENT:
Introduction – Anatomy and Physiology
Language of Anatomy
Cell Structure, Division and Transport Mechanisms
Histology, Epithelial and Connective Tissue
Skeleton and Articulation
Nervous Structures and Systems
Reflexes and Senses
XVIII. SPECIAL CONCERNS:
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