Anatomy/Physiology - Tuscaloosa County Schools

Human Anatomy & Physiology
Course Name and Term: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Teacher Name: Mr. Eric Mennen
Conference Information: I am available to talk with you and your child during my planning
periods, or after school. Parents need to make arrangements through the main office at 342-2800.
Communication: You may also contact me trough e-mail at this address [email protected]
Course Description: Anatomy & Physiology is an advanced study of the structure and function
of the human body. The course is preparation for advanced biological studies, biomedical
nursing, and other science-based careers. Laboratory experiences and text based activities provide
student learning in the following topics: the major body systems; how the body systems work
together to provide homeostasis; body functions in the healthy and diseased states; blood typing;
muscle action; cranial nerve functioning; and bioethics. This course fulfills the graduation
requirements for one elective unit of life science for the advanced academic diploma or the
standard diploma.
Prerequisites: Grade of 70 or higher in Biology.
Materials and Textbooks: Elaine N. Marieb, Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 3
ring notebook, graph paper, pen or pencils, and a folder with pockets or brads.
Students are expected to follow all rules in the schools student handbook
Students will respect their teacher and classmates.
Students will be in their seats when the tardy bell rings.
Students will not leave class without permission. Water and restroom breaks should
be taken care of between classes.
Bring all materials to class everyday
Follow all lab safety procedures.
Students may not have food or drinks in the classroom.
Students are expected to remain seated when the bell rings until the teacher dismisses
Students are not allowed to be out of their seat without permission.
Attendance: Attendance is critical to your success in school. In accordance to TCSS Board
Policy, students who miss school may make arrangements to make up missed work and will be
given two days per absence to do so. It is the students responsibility to get make-up work and
schedule a time to make-up a test that is convenient to both the teacher and the student. Students
who miss class due to school functions such as ball games, club activities, field trips, class
meetings, etc. are responsible for getting their assignments in before their absence.
Grading Policy: Grades will be based on a point system. Students will receive points for
homework, class work, laboratory reports, projects, quizzes, and test. Daily work completed
during the term should be kept in an Anatomy folder and will be taken up at the end of each
chapter. The percentage grade for each term will be determined by dividing total points by points
possible. A comprehensive nine-weeks exam will be given at the end of the each nine-week term
that is 20% of the total nine-weeks grade. At the end of the course a comprehensive final
examination will be given that is 20% of the course final grade. Students who meet the criteria set
by the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education may be exempt from their exams.
Statements of Essential Functions: The student will be able to 1. Follow and apply basic safety
requirements. 2. Collect and analyze data. 3. Manipulate apparatus. 4. Perform laboratory
work. 5. Prepare and read graphs. 6. Perform mathematical problems. 7. Prepare written
reports. 8. Communicate effectively in writing and orally. 9. Solve problems. 10. Read from
textbooks, supplemental materials, and teacher made materials. 11. Prepare collections and
projects. 12. Complete written and project based assessments. 13. Work effectively in groups
or teams. 14. Take accurate and useful class notes. 15. Follow written and oral directions.
Alabama Course of Study: Human Anatomy and Physiology
1. Use appropriate anatomical terminology.
2. Identify anatomical body planes, body cavities of the human body.
3. Classify major types of cells
4. Classify tissues as connective, muscular, nervous, or epithelial.
5. Identify anatomical structures and functions of the integumentary system.
6. Identify bones that compose the skeletal system.
7. Identify major muscles, including origins, insertions, and actions.
8. Identify structures of the nervous system.
9. Identify structures and functions of the cardiovascular system.
10. Identify structures and functions of the digestive system.
11. Identify structures and functions of the respiratory system.
12. Identify structures and functions of the reproductive system.
13. Identify structures and functions of the urinary system.
14. Identify the endocrine glands and their functions.
15. Identify physiological effects and components of the immune system.
Tentative Course Outline:
Chapter 1– Introduction
Chapter 3, 4 – Cells and Tissues
Chapter 5 – Skeletal System
Chapter 6 – Muscular System
Chapter 7 – Nervous System
Chapter 8 – The Senses
Chapter 9 – Endocrine System
Chapter 10 – Blood
Chapter 11 – Cardiovascular System
Chapter 12 – Lymphatic System
Chapter 13 – Respiratory System
Chapter 14 – Digestive System
Chapter 15 – Urinary System
Chapter 16 – Reproduction
This course outline is subject to change and the student will be notified of such changes.
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