HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
TAKOMA PARK CAMPUS OF MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
Dr. Carole Wolin, Associate Professor
|General Course Information and Specific Outcomes
Course Description and Objectives: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, as described in the Montgomery College Catalog, is a "detailed study of the structure and function of the body, including tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sense organs." The Human Anatomy and Physiology student will be able to identify all assigned body parts and explain their physiological mechanisms. The student will be able to explain how life is maintained by integrating the body's structural design with its function. The student will be able to apply the information provided by this course to analyze and explain new situations involving the human body. Specific learning objectives for each chapter will be given to you in individual chapter packets.
Prerequisite: To be enrolled in Human Anatomy and Physiology I you must have previously completed four credits of college biology. If you participated in the American English Language Program, you must have previously completed EL 104. Within the guidelines of Montgomery College's Academic Regulation 9.65, Professor Wolin will drop students from the course who are unable to provide evidence that they meet these prerequisites.
REQUIRED BOOKS by Elaine Marieb
RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL BOOKS
Software and Hardware Needs:
Classroom Policies and Student Code of Conduct
Attendance: In general, you will earn better
exam scores with consistent attendance. Announcements, handouts,
and lectures are provided only once. Professor Wolin assumes you
will be in class whenever she distributes any form of information.
If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to obtain notes and handouts
from classmates. Lab activities may be made up in another lab section
if materials for the activity are still available.
Lecture Behavior: Each and every student
is expected to behave in ways which promote a teaching and learning atmosphere.
Students have the right to learn; however, they do not have the right to
interfere with the freedom of the faculty to teach or the rights of other
students to learn. Students will be treated respectfully in return
for respectful behavior.
Lab Behavior: Your lab time is very limited.
To complete the labs in the allotted time, you will need to recognize,
before coming to lab, the required anatomical structures on the diagrams
in the assigned chapter and assigned lab manual activity. Homework
should be done at home!
Auditing Class: The student must complete all assignments and tests. If the student does not complete all assigned work, the instructor may assign a final grade of W.
Support Services: The Math-Science Learning
Center, located in SN101 has reinforcement materials to support the course,
including videos and computer programs, including the A.D.A.M. interactive
anatomy and physiology that we use in the course. The phone is 240-567-1427.
All computer activities done in class can also be found in the Math-Science
Student Disability: If you have a disability
which will require accommodation, please see me after class or during office
hours. It is usually possible to work out whatever arrangements are
necessary, be it special seating, testing, or other accommodation.
If you have not already contacted the Disability Support Services office
(CAB231), please do so to obtain a letter authorizing your accommodations.
Academic Dishonesty and Misconduct: Allied Health professionals deal with patients' lives, therefore, honesty and reliability are paramount. All students are expected to achieve their goals with academic honesty. Montgomery College and Professor Wolin are committed to imposing appropriate sanctions for breaches of academic honesty. The Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook includes the following on cheating:
Students are expected to present their own work in all examinations.
Some examples of cheating as it might occur in examinations are as follows:
Communicating with other students is not permitted during examinations.
Exam Coverage, Format and Scheduling: Specific
instructional objectives will be given to you, primarily in writing, which
will direct your studying for the exams. Each exam will cover both
lecture and lab objectives. Most of our Anatomy and Physiology students
plan careers in Medical/Allied Health fields. In the actual practice
of medicine many unusual situations arise that must be quickly dealt with.
At those times you may have to apply your knowledge to solve previously
unencountered problems. To help you prepare for these situations
you will be presented with test questions that require you to apply your
knowledge, reasoning, and critical thinking to new situations.
Quiz and Exam Make-ups: Missed quizzes may
not be made up, but your two lowest quiz scores will be dropped.
You are expected to take each exam at the scheduled time. When you
miss an exam due to a serious and unavoidable circumstance, you may, at
my discretion, be permitted to take another exam. If you provide
me with sufficient advance notice that you will unavoidably miss an exam,
arrangements can possibly be made to give you the same exam at another
Homework: Homework, in the form of “review sheets” from the lab manual, incredible journeys, and other exercises, is assigned to help students integrate the concepts studied. It is due at the beginning of lab on the class before an exam on a unit. Each assignment completed on time is worth two points.
Participation: Attendance in class is essential for mastering course materials. Your participation grade is worth 10 points. Students receive all 10 points if they regularly attend class and participate in class activities. With three absences in a semester, a student can receive a maximum of 5 participation points. With four or five absences, a student can receive a maximum of 3 participation points. With six or more absences, students receive 0 participation points. Three late arrivals count as 1 absence.
Course Grade: Your course letter grade will be based on the accumulated points you earned from quizzes, exams and practicals as well as homework and participation. About 91% of your course points come from exams and quizzes, about 7% from homework and 2% from your participation grade. When graded exams are returned to you for review, you will LOSE 50% of all points earned on that exam if you allow your exam to leave the classroom, rather than returning it to Professor Wolin. Your course letter grade will be computed as follows:
A = 90% of all possible points