BIOL 181 Wargo - Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College
Syllabus for Biology 181
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Spring 2010
Meeting times:
Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 – 6:45
Catalog Description:
Prerequisites: One year of high school biology within the last 3 years, BIOL 100,
BIOL 161, or college level equivalent, MATH 096, or MATH 097, or MATH 099 with a
grade of C or better or assessment. Structure and function of the human body, starting at
the biochemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization and continuing with the
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Three hours of
lecture and two hours of lab per week. Lab exercises include animal dissection.
(Anatomy and Physiology II completes the sequence.)
David Shier, Jackie Butler, Ricki Lewis (2004) Hole’s Human Anatomy & Physiology,
12th Edition, Wm. C. Brown
Terry R. Martin (2000) Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab Manual, 10th
Edition, Wm. C. Brown
A set of colored pencils is recommended for the lab, but not required.
Instructor Information:
Betsy A. Wargo, D.C.
Office Hours: Office hours are by appointment. If you have an issue to address outside
of the times available before/after/during lab, then please contact me to make an
appointment. You may often find me before or after class upstairs at the Math and
Science Adjunct Office. If you have a question or comment, please speak with me before
or after lecture or lab. You do not need to report your absences to me, although you
will be responsible for all material. If you can not find me at class or at the adjunct
lounge, please contact me via email at the address provided on the website.
Relationship to Academic Programs and Transfer:
This course is intended for students in nursing, pre-medicine, and allied health
programs. This course does not count as a science course for partial completion of the
IAI requirements for either the A.A. or the A.S. degree. This course transfers to most
Illinois universities and colleges as the second semester of a two semester anatomy and
physiology course. However, some institutions will not accept it as counting towards a
biology major. Check with your advisor to get specific information related to the school
you wish to attend and your specific program requirements.
Course Objectives (Learning Outcomes):
1. To understand basic anatomical terminology, and apply it to the study of the systems
of the human body.
2. To gain the basic knowledge of biochemistry necessary to understanding functions of
the human body.
3. To understand the relationship between cellular structures, normal functions of organ
systems, and homeostasis.
4. To gain knowledge of the physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular,
nervous and endocrine systems.
5. To gain knowledge of the anatomy of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous
and endocrine systems.
6. To gain knowledge of some of the disorders that affect the human body and
understand how they are caused by abnormalities in cellular and systemic
7. To understand changes which occur to the human body during growth and aging.
8. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend articles in scientific journals. (C7)
9. Apply problem-solving skills in laboratory exercises. (PS1)
10. Predict probable diagnoses and/or select possible diagnostic tests and based on
11. Through the use of computer simulations, evaluate the impact of lifestyles and
predict the consequences of lifestyle decisions.
Beliefs about student learning:
Students must take responsibility for their own learning. Part of that
responsibility is attendance and active participation in all lecture and lab sessions.
Taking notes during lecture, asking pertinent questions, and completion of written lab
reports, when required, are a part of that participation. The student must read the
assigned text, and spend enough time in independent study to master the material. If the
student is having difficulty with a particular topic it is his or her responsibility to ask
questions or consult with the teacher to gain additional help in that topic.
Topic Outline For Course:
I. Organization of the Human Body
A. Anatomical terms
B. Chemical level of organization
C. Cellular level of organization
D. Tissues
II. Human Body Systems
A. Integumentary system
B. Skeletal system
C. Muscular system
D. Nervous system
E. Endocrine system
Description of Instructional Techniques and Rationale:
Instruction will take the form of lecture, discussion, and lab work. Lectures and
labs will make extensive use of visual aids and models to aid student learning. While
some overlap will naturally occur, lectures will primarily focus on physiology, while labs
will be concerned with anatomical terminology and identification.
Description of Learning format:
The student should follow this procedure for each topic:
Attend the lectures on the current topic.
Take thorough notes during lecture and lab
Study the required textbook pages and anatomical diagrams
Attend lab and complete any lab assignments with are given
Review the material for lecture and lab tests.
Take lecture and lab tests as scheduled
Review the corrected tests in class after they are returned, using the opportunity to
more completely understand the material.
Grading System/Method of Evaluation
Your grade will be determined by 75% of your final lecture grade plus 25% of
your lab grade.
90% - 100%
80% - 89%
70% - 79%
60% - 69%
0% - 59%
Policies on assignments/tests/makeups
The lecture grade will be based on five assignments worth 10 points each, five
semester exams worth 100 points each, and one final cumulative exam, worth 150 points.
If you know that you will miss an exam, contact me BEFORE the exam to make
arrangements. You will not be allowed to make up a missed exam. At the end of the
semester, the lowest score of your five semester exams will be dropped.
You may be excused from the final cumulative exam ONLY if all five of your
semester exams have earned a score above 90%. These calculations will be made by Dr.
Wargo and you will be informed of your excusal following your last semester exam.
If you are running late for class on an exam day and show up after the first test
has been submitted, you will not be allowed to take that exam. No exceptions.
Attendance will be taken at each class session. If a student presents late for class,
please see me following the class to assure that you are not marked absent. Two tardies
will be counted as an absence. A student may be dropped from the class after the sixth
absence except for documented extenuating circumstances. Please be aware of school
calendar dates for withdrawing from classes. If you fail to withdraw before the cut off
date your grade for the course will be recorded as an “F”.
Students are expected to participate in lecture by taking notes, asking questions,
and entering into discussions (not personal ones). As a courtesy, students should take
care not to disrupt the class. Repeated interruptions will be met with a request for the
student to leave the classroom and will result in an unexcused absence being recorded.
With regards to food and drink, please choose your items responsibly. Drinks must be
covered. If you bring an item in with you, make certain that you leave with it or discard
of it before you leave the lecture area. No food will be allowed in lab.
Academic Integrity:
Academic integrity is a fundamental principle of collegial life at Heartland
Community College and is essential to the credibility of the College’s educational
programs. Moreover, because grading may be competitive, students who misrepresent
their academic work violate the right of their fellow students. The College, therefore,
views any act of academic dishonesty as a serious offense requiring disciplinary
measures, including course failure, suspension, and even expulsion from the College. In
addition, an act of academic dishonesty may have unforeseen effects far beyond any
officially imposed penalties.
Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to cheating, aiding or
supporting cheating or other acts of academic dishonesty, plagiarism, misrepresentation
of data, falsifications of academic records or documents and unauthorized access to
computerized academic or administrative records or systems. Definitions of these
violations may be found in the college catalog.
Calculating your grade:
______/10 for Assignment One
______/10 for Assignment Two
______/10 for Assignment Three
______/10 for Assignment Four
______/10 for Assignment Five
______/100 for Exam One
______/100 for Exam Two
______/100 for Exam Three
______/100 for Exam Four
______/100 for Exam Five
______/150 for Final Exam
Add all of your scores together and subtract your lowest semester exam score.
Divide your total by the lecture points: /600 to get your lecture percentage
Lecture is worth 75% of grade; lab is 25%
Take your lecture percentage X .75
Take your lab percentage
X .25
Add the two together to get your class score