Anatomy & Phys syllabus

Anatomy and Physiology
Mrs. Suder-Riley
room B202
[email protected]
This is a lab course which takes an in depth look at human cells, tissues and body systems. Some
comparative anatomy with other organisms is included. The course requires a great deal of memorization and
retention of biological terms at a fast pace. This is a good fundamental course for students thinking of medical
and health service professions.
Pre-req: C average or better in both biology and chemistry.
The following chapters will be covered in part this semester.
Ch 1
Ch 2
Ch 3
Ch 4
Introduction to the Human Body
The Chemistry of Life (review)
Cell Structures and their Functions
Tissues, Glands and Membranes
Ch 5
Ch 6
Ch 7
Ch 16
Ch 15
Ch 12
The Integumentary System
The Skeletal System: Bones/Joints
The Muscular System
The Digestive System
The Respiratory System
Students must find one or two people within the class with whom they are willing to
exchange home phone numbers/email addresses. This person(s) will be your “Partner In
Learning”, also known as your PIL. If your PIL is absent, it is your responsibility to record all
needed information from the board and lecture to relay to your partner upon their return. This
will include collecting extra copies of papers for them, writing their name at the top, and placing
those handouts in your PIL folder. Please see your PIL first upon returning from an absence
before coming to me for further clarification.
 Three-ring binder (1 ½ min) – be aware that all materials will be collected at the end of
the semester. If you are interested in keeping it for future reference, they may only be
picked up after YOUR graduation date. There is no notebook ‘grade’, but it must be
turned in to obtain your final grade.
 Notebook or loose leaf
 A pocket folder to leave in the classroom
 Pencils, dark ink pens, set of colored pencils (these can remain in the room)
 Textbook: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology NOT an online text, but good support
and practice available! -
Grades are based on total points accumulated by the student:
 Tests are always worth 100 points
 Quizzes, quests and labs – 15-40 points
 Homework and class work – 5-20 points
 Current Events (TED Talk) – 10 points (must be completed only once – dates assigned)
Come to class on time or with a pass.
Hand in assignments on time. Late work will NOT be accepted.
Keep food, beverages, and book bags in your locker. Water is allowed. Do not have
your electronic devices on while in the classroom, unless instructed to do so. I will take
them and hold them until the end of the period.
Respect yourself and others. Absolutely no put downs or foul language will be tolerated.
Take pride in your work.
If you participate, you and your parents will receive periodic class text
messages/documents through “Remind”, a free and safe text messaging service for
I do not post daily work on my website, but items can be made available upon specific
Use the paper, plastic and aluminum recycling bins appropriately. One-sided scrap paper
is next to my computer and is available for anyone.
A fetal pig dissection will be performed at the end of the year. Observations of some other
mammal organs will also occur. If you have an issue inhibiting you from participating in the
dissection, consult with me privately to resolve it.
Please let me know of possible guest speaker candidates. One perk to this class is to expose you
to a variety of career options. Inform me of any opportunities that arise which may be
TED Talks
TED Talks will represent our current events in science class. The mission of is to
spread ideas. Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) launched in April 2007, is an everevolving work in progress where the group makes the best talks and performances from TED and
partners available in the world, for FREE. More than 2000 TED Talks are now available, with
more added each week. You will be assigned a chapter from your textbook from which you will
locate a very interesting TED talk related to the content. Every week or so, we will view one of
these (up to) 20 minute talks relevant to our lesson as a type of current event activity from the
world’s most inspired thinkers.