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COURSE SYLLABUS
Lakeland Community College
Department of Biology
Course Number/Title: BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credit Hours: 4 (3+1)
Instructor: Dr Prabhat Sharma
Office: Part time faculty Office. Hours are arranged by appointment.
Phone/email: Evening/weekend office: 440-525-7139 (leave message at front desk)
Email: [email protected]
Prerequisites: Successful completion of High School biology in the previous 5 years, High
School chemistry or CHEM 1100, or BIOL 1200, or permission of instructor.
Rationale for the Course:
This course is the first in a two-course sequence designed to provide students with a
comprehensive understanding of the human body.
Course Description:
This course introduces the organization of the human body in the context of the unifying concepts
of feedback regulation and homeostasis. The course assumes a general knowledge of cell
structure and function, and begins with a study of tissues and a general introduction to organs
and systems. It then provides a detailed study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and
nervous systems. This course, and BIOL 2220 provide students with a general introduction to the
biology of the human body.
Course Readings:
1) https://openstax.org/details/books/anatomy-and-physiology
2) TBA
Grading Scale:
A= 90-100%, B= 80-89.9%, C= 70-79.9%, D= 60-69.9%, F= below 60%
F-NA: If a student has not completed any of the course assessments or their attendance is at
or below 30% of class and/or lab meetings. F-NA grades will not be petitionable for
refund purposes.
Withdrawal date with “W”- April 12, 2019
Attendance Reporting and Administrative Withdrawal
Attendance is reported to the college at the end of the first week of classes. Students
must sign in on the class sign-in sheet at least once in order to be counted as having
attended. Students will be administratively withdrawn from any class in which they are
enrolled and have not attended during the first week of the semester. Administrative
withdrawals will occur at the beginning of the 3rd week of classes (during the regular
semester) at 0% refund. A grade of AW will be issued. Should you fail to attend class
after this first week, you will receive an “FNA” grade; failure not attended. BE AWARE
that AW or FNA grade can impact your financial aid.
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Other:
If you are a student who has special needs, it is your responsibility to contact the professor during
the first week of class to inform him of any reasonable accommodations needed. Consideration
of reasonable accommodations will be based on acceptable documentation of special needs.
Course Objectives:
The learner will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the key concepts of human anatomy and physiology, with
an emphasis on the relationships between structure and function.
2. Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the human integumentary, skeletal,
muscular, and nervous systems.
General Comments: This course has been designed in such a way that the lecture and
laboratory may complement each other fluidly. Please be aware that the syllabus is organized to
allow for some degree of flexibility in the time allotted to each topic. It is my hope that your
insightful and constructive feedback will help me to develop the course, and to meet your needs
as students. Please note that my teaching will require you to develop a basic science perspective
on the course content, and clinical problems and references will be utilized throughout the
semester.
There is 24-48 hours for turnaround time for phone calls and emails except the weekends and
holidays.
From the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, "It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3
hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as
readings, research, homework assignments, practical, studio work, and other academic work for
every hour of credit spent in the classroom/laboratory."
You will be asked to think, and problem solve using the basic science information as a
springboard to think about human health and disease. Additional reading from multiple sources,
including the course text, is encouraged. The examinations may consist of practical identification,
multiple choice, matching, fill-in, and short answer. There are no extra credit assignments. There
is no curve. Finally, your performance in this course will be evaluated with the following
distribution of grading:
Lecture exams 70%
Lab exams
Paper chase, Quizzes
20%
10%
Please note the following important dates on the Lakeland calendar:
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TENTATIVE LEC & LAB SCHEDULE
(subject to change anytime as deemed necessary by the instructor)
Dates
Lec & Lab (Chapters)
Introduction, tissues,
Integumentary
Ch 1,2,5
2/5
Exam 1
Nervous System & Tissue, CNS
Ch 12,13
3/5
Exam 2
PNS, ANS
Ch 13, 14, 15
4/4
Exam 3
Bone Tissue, Skeletal system,
Articulations
Ch 6-9 some lab
4/18
Exam 4
Muscular systems, tissues &
physiology
Ch 10-11 some lab
5/7
Exam 5
Note: The schedule is subject to change at any time during the semester upon the
instructor’s discretion. If you are absent, please contact your colleague or me or email
me.
Open note Pop quizzes may be given, so be ready everyday, which will be a part of
lecture exam grade. There is no makeup on pop quizzes in any case- whether it is excused
or unexcused reason.
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Evaluation Procedures
Lecture Exams –
Examination content will consist of information covered in class lectures,
discussions, and all reading assignments. You should write down and keep track of
all your scores:
Lec 1 _______ Lec 2 ________ Lec 3 _________
Lec 4 _______ Lec 5 ________
Laboratory Exams Examination content will consist of information covered in class lectures,
discussions, laboratory practical experiences, and all reading
assignments. You should write down and keep track of all your scores:
Lab 1………….Lab 2………….Lab 3……………….Lab 4……………
Lab 5…………
Please bring these scores to me at any time during the course, and I will help you
calculate your current course grade.
Laboratory Exams – 20% of final grade.
Examination content will consist of information covered in class lectures, discussions,
and all reading assignments. You should write down and keep track of all your scores
Lecture Exams – 70% of the final grade.
Examination content will consist of information covered in class lectures, discussions,
and all reading assignments. You should write down and keep track of all your scores.
Paper chase - 10%
You can bring these scores to me at any time during the course, and I will help you
determine your current approximate course standing.
Details Regarding Course Grading And Requirements
Course Requirements and Behavior (inability to meet the behavioral guidelines of the course may
result in expulsion from the classroom):
The student is expected to:
- attend class, participate in discussions and practical experiences.
- accept the responsibility of obtaining all course materials.
- remain awake and alert during class.
- abide by reasonable rules of professional and polite conduct as noted in the LCC
Student Handbook.
- observe the courtsey of turning off pagers and cell phone while in class/lab.
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- avoid eating, drinking, or chewing gum in class/lab.
ADDITONAL INFORMATION
Class Conduct. Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with LCC policy
covering Academic and Non-Academic conduct as set forth in the Lakeland Student Handbook.
Failure to adhere to LCC student conduct policies will result in the appropriate notification and
disciplinary action if necessary. Please, at all times be respectful of your fellow students in every
way possible. In the lecture setting, disruptive conduct may go unnoticed by the lecturer and
therefore, I ask students to notify me of any disruptive behavior.
Electronic Media – Cell phones are turned off and kept in purse or bag only.
With permission only, restricted Emergency use is permitted for cell phones and/or pagers during
regular lecture. DO NOT CHECK OR SEND TEXT MESSAGES DURING LECTURE—if you
engage in such behavior, you will be asked to leave the classroom. Cell phone and/or Pager
ringers are to be set to vibrate during times of personal crisis, otherwise they are simply to be
turned off. During examinations, electronic devices are prohibited and should either be left home
or disabled. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your dismissal from the class.
Class discussions are largely restricted to the lecture topics and occur such that all students may
benefit. I invite and look forward to constructive questions from you the student during lecture as I
feel it effectively enhances our discussions. Additionally, questions should aim toward enhancing
the Course Topics and not Course Administration. If you have questions about administrative
policy, please schedule an appointment to see me after class.
Recording of lectures is not permitted.
Fairness and Treatment - All administrative policies enforced throughout the school semester are
at the Instructors discretion and are implemented on the basis of fairness to all students enrolled.
There is NO preferential treatment such that any student gains benefit while their peers are
without same benefit and this includes requests for BONUS work. I aim to assist in your EARNED
success by providing equal opportunity to all.
Instructional Methodology
Lectures/Discussions
Question/Answer
Video/DVD
Practical demonstration and participation
Observation
Special Considerations/Features of Technology of the Course
- Blackboard is not mandatory, it is a supplemental tool. My experience with
technology has shown that technical glitches happen and you have to be patient
during its use. I will try to post the lectures on the Blackboard but due to technical glitch,
there might be unexpected delays.
Access to a computer & printer will be necessary to view and print course materials. If
you choose to use them in print form, it is your responsibility to print the
materials and bring them to class.
-Students may be asked to provide their email addresses to the instructor. These
addresses may be used to communicate with, and provide educational information to,
the members of the class.
Checking the email frequently is recommended, and keeping the account open is
viewed as an act of professional courtesy.
Make-Up Exams
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- Only one make up lecture exam is given due to excused absence.
- No make up on lab exam.
-Make-up exams or assignments will be given only under the following circumstances:
• If you anticipate an absence on the scheduled exam day, the new exam date
exam must be arranged with me prior to the originally scheduled exam date with
doctor’s excuse.
• In the event that you do miss the exam as a result of an excused absence by
providing documentation of your absence from a physician only, you may take
an exam covering that material at a time, which I arrange. The exam may be
held at the end of the semester immediately following the final exam. This
“make-up” exam may consist of short answer, or essay-type questions.
• Make up exam will be short answer and long answer.
-This policy has been instituted to maintain fairness to all.
Attendance
-It is the student’s responsibility to get all missed material, announcements, and
assignments.
-The instructor should be notified in advance if you plan to be absent, tardy, or have to
leave the class early. Coming late to class or leaving early may adversely affect your
grade.
See AW and FNA policy below, which can affect your financial aid.
Grievances
-If at any time throughout the semester you have a problem with the course and/or
instructor, contact the instructor. If the issue cannot be resolved after discussion with the
instructor, see the department chairperson. It is expected that the student will abide by
the guidelines for grievance noted in the LCC Student Handbook (pg 161). Failure to
follow the appropriate procedure will be acted upon according to the policies for student
conduct as outlined in the student handbook.
Contacting Me
-In case of emergency, if you need to reach me, feel free to call me at 440-334-3655
Please do not use the number for anything of a trivial nature.
The answering machine is usually on, and I will do my best to return calls promptly.
Honor Code
-Consistent with the Lakeland Community College Honor Code, appropriate student
behavior is expected, and cheating will not be tolerated.
The Syllabus Overall
-The syllabus is subject to change throughout the semester. Students will receive verbal
notification of such modification.
Just In Case You Wondered…
How to Waste Your Time or Receive a Low Grade in This Class
1. Come to class unprepared (do not read or complete study guides).
2. Frequently arrive for class late and/or leave early.
3. Ask if class will get out early as soon as the instructor walks into the room.
4. Ask when an exam will be given, or if the lowest score will be dropped.
5. Ask for extra credit and a curved exam.
6. Sit in class and act disinterested, check your voice mail and email messages often, or
better yet, just fall asleep.
7. Work on an assignment from another class.
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8. During group laboratories let your classmates do all the work.
9. Never volunteer a comment or an answer to a question.
10. Don’t record your exam scores; instead, ask the instructor often for your current
overall grade.
On the other hand…
How to Do Well This Class
1. Come to every class prepared. A rule-of-thumb is to spend 2-3 hours outside of class
(reading and studying) for each scheduled hour of class. This means you should be
studying between 8 and 12 hours each week for this class alone. Make no mistake, while
A&P is understandable, but there are literal volumes of information – so study every day!
2. Arrive to each class on time. Develop a rapport with other students and your instructor.
3. Exchange telephone numbers with fellow students with whom you may wish to study,
and from whom you may use as a source for notes or hand-outs if you should miss class.
4. Always participate in class discussions and ask relevant questions whenever you are
confused or need clarification. If you do not feel comfortable participating in class, you
can still contribute by bringing in relevant articles (newspaper, magazine) and examples
from other courses.
5. Rely heavily on class notes when studying for exams. Read the text to provide a
complementary depth of understanding.
6. During group laboratories, pull your weight.
7. Keep accurate records of all points you earn throughout the semester. This is for your
benefit in case of any questions about your final grade.
8. Know how to use your textbook – don’t just open it and start reading! Take notes from
the text and use it to organize the concepts illustrated during lecture and lab.
9. Maintain a positive attitude. Most scholars agree that a poor attitude (for example:
“why do I need to learn all this stuff, I’ll never use it”) is like taking a well-lit room, pulling
the blinds, and shutting out the lights.
10. Put on your “game face” for class. Stress, relationships, illness, working full-time, etc,
can knock you off center. Work hard to develop a clear, calm and focused “learning
centered” frame of mind, which you can access when you step through the door of the
classroom.
Remember:
1. Cell phones are to be turned off and kept in purse or bag.
2. Let teacher finish the sentence, then ask question. You will have time to ask
questions, don’t worry.
3. No whining, no cell phones again.
4. You are entering professional fields.
Accept responsibility, I am here to help you.
5. Exams are from the lecture and lab material covered in class, NO surprises.
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LakelandCC Mission : To provide quality learning opportunities to meet the social and
economic needs of the community.
LakelandCC VISION: To be the best in creating quality learning opportunities.
LakelandCC CORE PURPOSE : To impact lives through learning.
LakelandCC CORE VALUES : Excellence, Accessibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Joy.
Lakeland Community College Learning Outcomes
Learns Actively
Thinks Critically
Communicates Clearly
Uses Information Effectively
Interacts in Diverse Environments
Essential Skills for Personal & Professional Growth
Attendance Reporting and Administrative Withdrawal
Attendance is reported to the college at the end of the first week of classes. Students
must sign in on the class sign-in sheet at least once in order to be counted as having
attended. Students will be administratively withdrawn from any class in which they are
enrolled and have not attended during the first week of the semester. Administrative
withdrawals will occur at the beginning of the 3rd week of classes (during the regular
semester) at 0% refund. A grade of AW will be issued. Should you fail to attend class
after this first week, you will receive an “FNA” grade; failure not attended. BE AWARE
that AW or FNA grade can impact your financial aid.
FNA : is given if you miss more than 20% of classes which equates to more than 6 classes
in the semester. You can miss only 6 classes and after that FNA will be given
irrespective of your grade in the class.
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