BIOL 111, Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Syllabus

Instructor:     Dr. Thomas C. LaDuke                          Office Hours: Mon: 1-3
Office:           Moore 128                                                              Wed:  1-3
Phone:           422-3520                                                               Thu:  2-3
e-mail
:           tcladuke@po-box.esu.edu

Textbook
: Saladin, K. S. 2004. Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function. 3nd ed. McGraw Hill 
                    Co. New York. 1120 pp.

Course Description and Objectives: This class introduces students to the general organization of the human body including its cellular components and organ systems. By the end of this course, students should have a basic understanding of:

1)    
The organization of the organ systems of the human body.
2)     The cells and tissues of the human body
3)     The structure and function of the human integument.
4)     The structure and function of the human skeleton, including its joints.
5)     The structure and function of the human muscular system.
6)     The structure and function of the human nervous and sensory systems.
7)    
The structure and function of the human endocrine system.

All students must take the laboratory portion of this course. BIOL 111 is complemented by BIOL 112, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, which covers the remaining organ systems of the human body.

General Course Policies. Attendance of each lecture and laboratory class is required. Attendance will be taken by passing around a sign-in sheet on random days.  Students are responsible for all lecture materials whether they attend class or not.  Any missed lecture notes should be obtained from a classmate.  Students with a borderline final grade may receive the next higher grade if they have good attendance, demonstrating a commitment to learning.

Students will have opportunities to ask questions in class as time permits, but extensive questions about course material, grades, or exams should be brought to my office during office hours.  Please schedule an appointment for extensive discussions.

Exams must be taken on the scheduled date.  Write these dates on your calendar.  Cell phones and calculators may not be used during exams.  Makeup exams will only be available in cases of hardship and may differ from the regularly scheduled exam.  All makeup exams will be given on the day of the final exam.  Makeup exam grades are not subject to any scale adjustment.  Students who need a makeup exam must notify Dr. LaDuke in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the final exam.  If a written request is not received, no makeup exam will be given.  Students who miss both the first and second exam will be dropped from the course. 

Pop quizzes may be given at the end of select lectures and will only cover material discussed during that lecture and the previous lecture and the assigned readings for that lecture.  Pop quizzes will be 10 questions or less and will not be averaged in to the final grade, earned points will be added onto the following exam score.

If you have a documented learning disability, you may be entitled to certain considerations, such as extra time during exams.  Please see me at least one day prior to the first exam to make appropriate arrangements.

Cheating policy. Students caught cheating will be given a zero for that exam.  In the case of pre-meditated cheating or collaborative cheating, all parties may be failed for the course.  Each case of cheating will be brought before the Office of Judicial Affairs and may result in expulsion from the university.

Grades. Grades will be based on a combination of lecture examinations and a final laboratory grade that will be submitted by your laboratory instructor.  The lecture grade constitutes 75% of your final grade, while the lab constitutes 25%. There will be three lecture exams, each worth 25% of your final grade.

If your grades are not satisfactory, you need to see me during the semester to discuss alternative studying strategies, etc. Do not wait until the last week of class to ask what can be done to improve your grade.  Extra credit is not available.

Studying.  I expect students to do the assigned readings for each chapter prior to the lecture on that topic.  Students should attend each lecture and take notes in brief on the material covered.  I will also provide a summary sheet for each topic.  Printouts of powerpoint presentations will not be provided.  After each lecture, students should review the lecture summary sheet and all of the associated diagrams from the textbook, then re-read pertinent sections from the assigned readings.  This should take no more than about five hours per week.

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Lecture Topic Reading
1
What are anatomy and physiology?  The hierarchy of matter.  Homeostasis
Ch. 1, 1-3
         12-21
2
Review of Inorganic Chemistry Ch. 2:56-71
3
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Review of Organic Chemistry Ch. 2:71-87
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Cells
Chapter 3
7
The Nucleus and Heredity
Chapter 4
8
Tissues
Chapter 5
9
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Integument
Chapter 6
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Exam 1

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Skeletal System
Ch. 7-8
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Joints
Chapter 9
18
Muscular System
Ch.  10-11
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Nervous System: nerve structure and function.
Chapter 12
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Central Nervous System: spinal cord, spinal nerves Chapter 13
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Central Nervous System: the brain
Chapter 14
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Autonomic Nervous System
Ch. 15, -567
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Exam 2

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Autonomic Nervous System (contin.)
Ch. 15
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The Senses: receptors, general senses
C. 16, 586-592
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Chemical Senses
592-597
36
Hearing and Equilibrium
597-609
37
Vision
610-629
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Endocrine System
Chapter 17
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Final Exam, 8:00 AM


 
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