Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus

Anatomy & Physiology 2014 – 2015
Union Academy
Lucinda Supernavage
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Welcome to Anatomy & Physiology! Anatomy and Physiology is the
study of the structural and functional characteristics of living things. We
will begin at the microscopic level with atoms & cells and make our way
to tissues, organs, and finally organ systems in order to fully understand
the human body. This course will include animal dissection as a means to
learn body structure and function. We will be studying each body system
(some in more detail than others). Common diseases and current events
within each body system will also be discussed. Homework will be
assigned and participation in classwork, labs and projects is highly
Your instructor is here to help you learn this material, but you are the one who has to make the effort
and do the learning. Daily, active learning (thinking about the information, putting it in context and,
especially, putting it in your own words) is the most efficient and most effective way to learn. Your time
is valuable; make the best possible use of the time you spend studying for this course.
 3-subject spiral notebook with plastic cover
 Pens and pencils and highlighters
 Colored pencils (yes, we color in this class!)
 Glue sticks
 Email address
 Smiles, commitment, positive attitude, and motivation
 Essentials of Human Anatomy 9th Edition ©2019 by Elaine Marieb
Each term will be graded by the following percentages.
 40% Tests – exams, projects, portfolios
 35% Quizzes – daily work, quizzes, vocabulary work, labs
 25% Homework
 Examples of activities will include, but are not limited to:
o portfolio work
o textbook chapter studies
o assessments (quizzes and exams)
o vocabulary building
o writing prompts
o labs (full and mini)
o projects
Midterms will count as 10% of the year’s final grade.
Final Exams will count as 20% of the year’s final grade, however…
seniors who complete the class with an A average AND have 3 or less absences in
the class are exempt from taking the final exam.
Make-Up Work
Students who are absent and excused on a scheduled exam day are responsible to make an appointment
with Mrs. Supernavage in order to make up the exam within two days of their return to class.
Students who are absent and excused on a scheduled lab day must obtain lab data from a lab partner as
well as complete a written summary of what they missed in the lab during their absence. This should be
turned in with their lab sheet/report.
Homework assignments are due the next class period unless otherwise stated. Students who are absent
when homework is assigned will have two days following their return to class to complete the specific
assignment. Students who are present when homework is assigned, but are absent the day when the
assignment is due must submit the homework upon their return to class. Assignments turned in after
those deadlines will be considered late (see below).
Late Work
GRADED work assignments (such as lab reports) will be allowed to be turned in ONE day late only for a
MAXIMUM grade of 85%. Checked-for-completion work is NOT accepted late and will result in a
grade of 0%.
Students are asked to follow the 8 character traits of compassion, respect, initiative, optimism,
perseverance, adaptability, responsibility, and trust. Be mindful of the tardy policy and please come to
class prepared and on time. Be respectful of what we are trying to accomplish in class and in life and of
others, and always give your best effort with a positive attitude. Appropriate classroom behavior is
expected at all times; anything else will not be tolerated. Cheating refers to copying another person’s
work OR giving your work to someone else and will result in an automatic grade of zero and a parent
contact. Electronic devices should be used for classwork only with teacher permission. There are three
questions I do NOT answer: 1) Is this for a grade? 2) Are you taking this up? 3) Is this due at the end of
the period? These questions are asked as a means of determining what type of effort one should put
Course Overview
Semester 1
1. Introduction to Anatomy
2. Basic Biochemistry
3. Histology
4. Integumentary System – independent study/project
5. Skeletal System
6. Muscular System
7. Endocrine System – independent study/project
Semester 2
8. Nervous System
9. Digestive System
10. Urinary System – independent study/project
11. Respiratory System
12. Circulatory System
13. Immunology
14. Lymphatic System – independent study/project
15. Dissection