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					 Los Angeles City College                                                              ANATOMY 1
 Natural Sciences Department                                                            Fall 2006

                                 Introduction to Human Anatomy (Sec5000)
                                       COURSE SYLLABUS (4 Units)

 Instructor: Khalil Khollesi

 5006   lec   6:50PM - 10:00PM    F        K. KHOLLESI        LS 203
 &      lab   3:30PM - 6:40PM     F        K. KHOLLESI        LS 201
 5007   lec   6:50PM - 10:00PM    F        K. KHOLLESI        LS 203
 &      lab   3:30PM - 6:40PM     S        S. DAFTARI        LS 201

  TEXTBOOK Required:             Human Anatomy & Physiology                       6th Edition
                                  or newer addition/                   Elaine N. Marieb
Human Anatomy, Martini, Timmons, Tallitsch (5th Edition, 2006. The 4th edition, 2003 is OK as well)
Atlas of the Human Body, Martini, Timmons, Tallitsch (2003)

Course Description:
ANATOMY 1 is an intensive lecture and laboratory course, which includes the study of cells,
tissues, and organs of the human body. The lectures correspond closely with the laboratory
exercises providing the student with various tools to learn about many organ systems:
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
reproductive systems. Use of the microscope and dissection of cat highlight this course.

Advisory: college-level biology course with laboratory.
Biology 3or 6, & English 28

 Course Objectives: Students should gain basic knowledge and learn key principles in Human
 Anatomy, and should recognize the unique role of anatomy in clinical settings. The student will learn
 the terminology and fundamental concepts of basic Human Anatomy, and work as a member of a
 laboratory team. This anatomy course serve students in different majors in order to be successful in
 future academic and professional endeavors. Upon completion of this course, the student should be
 able to identify and describe the basic structures of the human body through concepts of organ and
 system structure in relation to its clinical implication, and learn the role of human anatomy in health
 and disease.

Teaching Methods: I will lecture most of the time. I am open to questions during lectures. There will be
occasional group discussion and study sessions for problem solving and critical thinking.
My goal is to insure instruction that provides systematic development of your academic skills to meet
high academic standards. Comprehensive instructional design to accommodate the different needs will
be used, including a variety of teaching techniques, strategies and learning methods.

Office Hours:
I will be available during my office hours to discuss any of your concerns and answer your questions about
course content or requirements.
               Office: LS111                           Office Hours: By appointment and TBD
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Evaluation Methods: I assume that you want to do well on exams and you want to understand and
enjoy this Human Anatomy course. In order to get the most out of it, please plan to spend enough
time studying. You are expected to read assigned material in advance of the lecture in which the
material will be discussed. Evaluation methods may include standardized tests, short essay tests,
quizzes, and a comprehensive final examination. Multiple Choice, True-False, and Matching
questions will be used for midterm and final exams. A schedule of lectures and exams is attached.
I encourage taking notes during my lectures and use the power point lecture by visiting the web site.
Attendance is Mandatory!! If you miss a class, you are responsible of obtaining lecture notes and
assignments from another student in the class. There will be some in class assignments that you can
earn up to 25 points.
Lecture Grades:
 Midterm and final (3X100)                                             300 points
 Final exam is “comprehensive and inclusive”
Laboratory Practicums (4 X 100 = 400 points)*
There will be 4 practicums The practicums are set up with specimens at specific “stations” with the
students alternating at each of the stations at precise 2-minute intervals.

Each midterm exam will cover one part the course as discussed in the class and the textbook.
The final examination is inclusive! Comprehensive! Covering the entire course.

Lab Grades:
Laboratory related assignments, quizzes, & participation                                  50 points

Students are required to complete the assignments given during the lab or lecture session.
NO MAKE-UP for quizzes, midterm exams, final exam, lab practical exams, or assignments!!! The date and
content of the quizzes will be discussed and announced in class a week before. It is your responsibility to get all
the information needed from other students in case you were absent.

Final Grade: The final grade is based on the percentage of the total number of points earned in the
course (800 points). The grade range is usually as follows:

A 90-100%                B 80-89%                C 70-79%             D 60-69%                F less than 60%

Course Withdrawal Policy: Non-attendance does NOT constitute withdrawal. Exclusions after the fourth week of
instruction should be expected ONLY for students who didn’t attend class and missed 6 hours or more in either the lecture
or the lab, or both. Withdrawals are NOT permitted during the final weeks. It is the student responsibility to be aware of the
COLLEGE POLICIES and submit proper documentation to DROP the class.

Important dates:
LAST DAY TO:                                                  LAST DAY TO:

Drop classes with a refund........... Mon, Sept 18          File for Dec 2006 graduation..............Fri, Dec 1
Drop classes and not owe a fee.... Mon, Sept 18             Purchase Spring parking permits.......Wed, Nov 22
Add traditional classes................... Fri, Sept 15   COLLEGE IS CLOSED:
Drop classes w/o a “W” ................. Fri, Sept 29     Labor Day......................................Mon, Sept 4
   This may be done via STEP thru Sun, Oct 1              Veterans’ Day................................Fri, Nov 10
Drop classes with a “W”............... Wed, Nov 22        Thanksgiving Holiday......................Nov 23 - Nov 26
   This may be done via STEP thru Sun, Nov 26
File for Credit/No Credit Grades...... Fri, Sept 29

Each student should purchase Scantron Answer Sheets for the Midterms and Final Exam.

Each student will also need to obtain the following:

1) surgical weight gloves (several pairs since they might get punctured during dissection!); be sure to
obtain gloves that fit!

2) dissection instruments – includes scissors, scalpel, forceps, and probe. Since we will be dissecting cats
in teams of at least 4 students, one kit per 4 students will be sufficient.

3) clothing/smock/apron is necessary to protect one’s clothes during the dissection procedure. The tissues
are saturated with preservatives and sometimes squirt and even observers may be sprayed.

4) hand/skin protection since the powder in the gloves tends to dry the hands and skin. Bring hand cream
or lotion.


Be sure to handle the lab equipment with care. Many of the bones and other lab apparatus are fragile and
are easily broken.

No late assignments will be accepted so do work when it is assigned!!!!!

Lab practicums, like the Midterms and Final, CANNOT BE MADE UP. Do not forfeit points!!!!!

Eating, drinking, smoking is PROHIBITED in both lecture and lab. Also, please be sure to turn OFF all
cell phones or at least put them in SILENT mode!!! Of course, everyone has emergencies, but common
courtesy should prevail and your fellow classmates should have the opportunity to learn!!! There will be
breaks to accommodate your needs.

Please clean up after yourself in both lecture and lab!! Leaving a dirty lab or lecture means that you are
NOT participating as a proper student in the class and as such your participation points will be in

Frequent tardies may affect your grade!!!! 3 tardies is equal to one absence! A tardy is defined as
coming in after the roll call has been taken! If you are more than 20 minutes late, the instructor
DOES NOT have to count you as being present for that day! Two or more absences is grounds for
exclusion (as is missing a day during the first couple weeks of class – especially missing the first
WEEK (& week start date) LECTURE                  LAB___________________

1      Class Intro; Anatomical Terminology                            Vertebrae, Sternum, Ribs
       Organ System Overview Chapter 1 (text)                         165-176 (text), B-18 to B-20
2      Medical Imaging;                                               Skull
9/15/06                                                               135-155, B-1 to B-17

3      Cell Structure; Mitosis                                        Appendicular Skeleton
9/22/06                                                               180-209, B-21 to B-33

4       Histology Overview                                            Practicum #1

5      Integumentary System; Skeletal Tissue                          Muscles
10/6/06                                                               266-316

6      Test #1 Muscle Anatomy; Brain & Cranial Nerves                 Cat Muscles
10/13/06                                                              See online powerpoint

7      Axial/ Appendicular Skeleton & Articulations/ Muscles          Cat Muscles
10/20/06                                                              See online powerpoint

8      Spinal Cord & Nerves Sensory Receptors                         Practicum #2

9 Test #2 Brain; Cranial Nerves                             Eye; Ear; Spinal Cords & Nerves

10     Veterans’ Day Holiday

11     Spinal cord/ Menengies/ General and special senses             Practicum #3

11/24/06 Thanksgiving Holiday

13     Blood vessels/ Circulation/Heart                               Internal Organs
       Digestive System                                               Circulation

14     Respiratory System                                    Circulation; Reproductive system
       Urinary system
       Reproductive system
15     Final exam: December 15 7:00-9:00 PM LS203                               Practicum #4