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									                          VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM

                                        VNSG 1320

                           ANATOMY FOR ALLIED HEALTH

                                        Summer 2011

___________________________________         __________________________________
Dr. Ken Tasa                                Dr. Susan McCormick, MSN
Dean, Educational Programs & Services       Division Chair, Health Professions

_______________________________             _________________________________
Patricia Dusek, RN, BSN                     Kerry Walling
Director, LVN Program                       Faculty

                                      BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE
                                  VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM
                                           VNSG 1320
                                   ANATOMY FOR ALLIED HEALTH

Course Description

Introduction to the normal structure and function of the body including an understanding of the relationship
of body systems in maintaining homeostasis.

Required Textbooks

Scanlon and Sanders. (2011). Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology. (7th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.


Kerry Walling
       Office Hours: posted
       Office Phone: 979-230-3342

Student Contributions

Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, complete all written and reading assignments, to be
prepared and to participate in classroom and laboratory activities in a manner that meets or exceeds the
standards set forth by the faculty. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and the course
at the end of the semester.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies used in the course may include lecture, large and small group work and discussion, guest
presentation, WebCT activities, PDA use, internet, films, exams, quizzes, models and computer software
programs to enhance class discussion and the text.


The Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) identifies foundation skills in the areas
of Basic Skills, Thinking Skills and Personal Qualities and competencies in the area of Resources,
Interpersonal, Information, Systems and Technology. This course is part of a program in which each of these
competencies and skills are integrated.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Define and correctly use medical terminology related to anatomy and physiology.

2. Interpret anatomical diagrams/models to determine the relationship between structure and function.

3. Identify and describe the functions of the organs within each of the body systems.

4. Name and describe the body systems and their interrelationship.

5. Describe the body’s ability to adapt and maintain homeostasis and give examples.

Performance Objectives

 1. Define and/or describe the following terms:

 2. Identify and discuss in order of increasing complexity the levels of organization of the body.

 3. List and define the principal directional terms and sections used in describing the body and the
    relationship of body parts to one another.

 4. Name the major cavities of the body and subdivisions of each.

 5. Identify the basic structure and function of three major components of a cell.

 6. Discuss the functions of the primary cellular organelles.

 7. Define each of these cellular transport mechanisms: diffusion, osmosis, facilitated diffusion, active
    transport, filtration, phagocytosis, pinocytosis.

 8. Name the eleven major organ systems of the body and identify their components and functions.

 9. Describe the structure and function of the integumentary system.

10. Identify the generalized functions of the skeletal system.
11. Explain how bones are formed, how they grow, and how they are remodeled.

12. Discuss the microscopic structure of bone and cartilage.

13. Identify the two major subdivisions of the skeleton and list the bones found in each.

14.   Describe and compare the major types of joints in the body.

15. Locate and compare the structure and function of the three major types of muscle tissue.

16. Name, identify on a model, and give the function of the major muscles of the body.

17. Explain the most common types of movement produced by skeletal muscles.

    18. Identify the organs and division of the nervous system and describe the generalized functions of the
        system as a whole.

    19. Compare and contrast the propagation of a nerve impulse along a nerve fiber and across a synaptic

    20. Identify the coverings and fluid spaces of the brain and spinal cord.

    21. Discuss the anatomical and functional characteristics of the two divisions of the autonomic nervous

    22. List the major senses.

    23. Describe the structure of the eye and the functions of its components.

    24. Describe the anatomy of the ear and its sensory function in hearing and equilibrium.

    25. Identify the general sense organs and their functions.

    26. Distinguish between endocrine and exocrine glands
    27. Identify and locate the primary endocrine glands and list the major hormones produced by each.

    28. Explain how negative and positive feedback mechanisms regulate the secretion of endocrine hormones.

    29. Identify the conditions that may result from hyposecretion or hypersecretion of an endocrine gland.

    30. Describe the primary functions of blood.
    31. Identify the formed elements of blood and the most important function of each.

    32. Explain the steps involved in blood clotting.

    33. Describe components of ABO and Rh factors.

    34. Discuss the location, size, and position of the heart.

    35. Identify the heart chambers, sounds, and valves.

    36. Identify the route of blood flow through the heart, systemic, pulmonary, and hepatic portal circulation.

    37. Name the anatomical components of the heart conduction system.

    38. Identify the primary factors involved in the regulation of blood pressure.

    39. Name the primary structures of and describe the generalized functions of the lymphatic system.

    40. Compare nonspecific and specific, inherited and acquired, and active and passive immunities.

    41. Discuss the major types of immune system molecules and indicate how antibodies and complements

    42. Contrast the development and functions of B and T cells.

43. Compare humoral and cell-mediated immunity.

44. Discuss the generalized functions of the respiratory system.

45. Name the major organs of the respiratory system and describe the function of each.

46. Explain the mechanism responsible for the exchange of gases that occurs during internal and external

47. Describe the volumes of air exchanged during pulmonary ventilation.

48. Identify the mechanisms that regulate respiration.

49. Name in sequence each component of the alimentary canal.

50. Identify the accessory organs of digestion.

51. Describe in order the four layers of the wall of the alimentary canal.

52. Explain the basics of protein, fat and carbohydrate digestion and name the end products of each

53. Contrast chemical and mechanical digestion.

54. Describe body fluid compartments.

55. Discuss mechanisms by which water enters and leaves the body and the specific mechanisms that
    maintain fluid balance.

56. Discuss the importance of electrolytes in body fluids; give examples of common fluid imbalances.

57. Discuss the concept of pH; define acid-base balance.

58. Contrast respiratory and urinary mechanisms of pH control.

59. Compare metabolic and respiratory types of pH imbalances.

60. Discuss compensatory mechanisms that return blood pH to normal levels.

Students with Disabilities:
BC is committed to providing equal education opportunities to every student. BC offers services
for individuals with special needs and capabilities including counseling, tutoring, equipment, and
software to assist students with special needs. Please contact Phil Robertson, Special Populations
Counselor, 979-230-3236 for further information.

Academic Honesty:
BC assumes that students eligible to perform on the college level are familiar with the ordinary
rules governing proper conduct including academic honesty. The principle of academic honesty
is that all work presented by you is yours alone. Academic dishonesty including, but not limited
to, cheating, plagiarism, and collusion shall be treated appropriately. Please refer to the BC

Student Guide for more information, this is available online at, click
on the link found on the left side of the homepage. Cheating is NOT TOLERATED!!!! This
includes plagiarism, any time you use someone else writing or scientific data you must give them
credit for it. If you are caught, you will immediately be given 0 on the assignment, a second
infraction and you will get an F in the course. If you are caught helping others to cheat you will
also be given the same consequences.

Student Services Provided by the College:
Information about the BC Library is available at or by calling 3310.
Tutoring for Math, Reading, Writing, Biology, Chemistry, and other subjects is available in the
LAC, 230-3253.
To contact the Math/Science Department call (979) 230-3225.
The Student Services area provides the following services Counseling and Advising, 230-3040;
Financial Aid,3294; and Student Activities,3355.

Student Responsibilities:
Students are expected to fully participate in the course. The following criteria are intended to
assist you in being successful in this course.
1. Time Management
2. Understanding the Syllabus Requirements
3. Commitment to course requirements
4. Communicating with the Instructor
5. Completing Course Work

Tardiness - roll will be checked at the beginning of the class period. If you are tardy you will be
marked absent. If you are late please try to sit in the front of the class and avoid disruption of
class discussion.

Withdrawal: It is your responsibility to withdraw from the class if you find it necessary.

Cell Phones are NOT TOLERATED in class!! Turn your cell phones OFF before entering the
classroom – lecture and lab. No cell phones or PDAs are allowed on your person during exams.
You will be asked to place all items, including books, papers, cell phones and PDAs at the front
of the room before taking lecture tests. If you do not want to place your items at the front of the
classroom unattended, please leave them in your car/home on test days.

Extra Credit will be up to the discretion of the instructor.

Make-up exams: There are NO make-up exams. If you miss an exam for any reason, don’t
panic because you can always take the final exam to make-up the missed points. You may talk
to me in the event of an emergency that causes you to miss more than one exam. If you know in
advance that an exam will be missed then contact your instructor at least a week in advance and
exams may be taken in the LAC prior to the missed exam.

Tobacco Use is prohibited in the classrooms. “Tobacco” includes snuff and chewing tobacco.

Course Evaluation

Quizzes and/or written assignments will be incorporated at the instructor’s discretion (announced
& unannounced) and are NOT eligible to be made up. Assigned computer or internet activities
may be used as additional quiz grades. All additional grades will be averaged to equal an
additional unit exam grade. All make-up examinations must be completed in the LAC (Learning
Assistance Center) the day the student returns to class. (Students are not allowed to use
scheduled class time for make-up exams). It is the responsibility of the student to schedule with
the LAC and execute the make-up exam. Failure to meet the criteria will result in an exam grade
of 0. A minimum grade of 75 is required in this course to progress in the Vocational Nursing
Final grades less than 75% are not rounded up (74.9% will not be rounded up to 75%). A grade
of C- (74.9%) or less is failing. Students earn grades, they are not deserved, and they are not
inflated or curved in this program. Requesting faculty members to adjust grades is considered
unprofessional behavior.
The final grade for this course is derived from the following components:

  Exams          66%               Final Exam       34%

The Brazosport College Vocational Nursing Program uses the following grading scale
throughout the program:
A = 90-100 B = 80-89       C = 75-79      F = 74.9 and below

                                     Syllabus Receipt Acknowledgement

                                  Anatomy for Allied Health VNSG 1320

I received and read the syllabus, course requirements, required text, equipment, and materials for VNSG 1320
Anatomy for Allied Health

My questions have been answered and clarified. I will seek clarification if needed. I understand there are no
verbal contracts. Instructors may change the syllabus as needed to meet course and program outcomes. I am
accountable and responsible for all syllabus information.

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