Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Sections 9 and 10 Fall 2021
Welcome: Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 2310. This course combines two sections for lecture, then half of the class meets for lab on Tuesday and the other half meets for lab on Thursday. Labs are in SI 2087 from 12:30-3:20. The laboratories are traditional laboratory sessions which allow the seeing, touching and feeling of body structures.
Free Resource through The Auraria Library: Visible Body 3D Human Anatomy Atlas is a digital collection of anatomy, physiology, and pathology visualizations and animations.
Instructor: Dr. Clare Hays. Office SI 2032; Phone 303-615-0229; Fax 303-556-6426; [email protected]
Office hours: 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment.
IMPORTANT LINKS for Lecture: (Outlines, Learning Objectives, Recorded Lectures, and PowerPoint Slides all contain the same information, so choose a format that works best for you; you don’t have to look at all four formats.) These resources will help you prepare for the Lecture Exams. https://sites.msudenver.edu/haysc/biology-courses/human-anatomy-physiology-homepage-bio-2310/
IMPORTANT LINKS for Lab: Lab Schedule and Lab Objectives: The syllabus with dates below is for the “lecture” component of the course. There is a separate schedule for the Tuesday/Thursday lab called Lab Objectives.
University Catalog Description
BIO 2310-4 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3+3)
Prerequisite: BIO 1080/1090 or permission of Instructor
This is the first of two courses addressing the structure and function of the human body. Topics include tissues, anatomy, the musculoskeletal system, and neurophysiology. Course content and level are designed for allied health science students and for human performance, sport or recreation professions majors.
TOPICS AND LECTURE EXAMS:
|READING in Van Putte
|Chapter 1, Review Chapters 2&3
|Membranes & Tissues
|ASSIGNMENT #1 Due
|Sept 30-Oct 5
|ASSIGNMENT #2 Due
|Oct 28-Nov 2
|ASSIGNMENT #3 Due
|Autonomic Nervous System
|Autonomic Nervous System
|Chapter 15 & pp. 471-479
|ASSIGNMENT #4 Due
|FINAL EXAM (comprehensive)
EXAMS AND GRADES:
- 1. QUIZZES and FINAL EXAM: There will be 14 online quizzes; one per week. The quizzes are to be taken online on Canvas and each one is 20 questions worth 20 points, for a total of 280 points. The final exam is also taken online on Canvas, is comprehensive over the entire semester, and is 100 questions worth 100 points. Quizzes and the final exam are objective, short answer, or matching questions. These are open-note, open-book exams that are primarily multiple choice format. You may not collaborate with your classmates on any quizzes or the final exam. You can access the exams through Canvas on the MSU Denver Student Hub and then click Quizzes. You will have 30 minutes hours to complete each quiz and 120 minutes to complete the final exam. However, only one chance to complete it. Online quizzes/exam open at 12:01 am on the date listed above and close at 11:59 pm on the date listed above. If you miss the due date for an online exam, still take it. Late online quizzes will have an automatic deduction of 10 percent per day late. A late final exam will have an automatic deduction of 10 percent per day late, but will not be accepted at all past Dec 18, the end of the semester. When you are ready to take the quiz, click on the quiz link, read the instructions, and then begin. After you have answered all of the questions, click “Submit Quiz” at the bottom. You will see your score immediately, but will have to wait 5 days after the due-date to see the correct answers. At any time, click on the “Grades” icon on the left menu of Canvas to see your gradebook for this course. There is a practice test that you may try at any time to make sure your web browser is compatible with Canvas and to get familiar with the format. No points are awarded nor deducted for results on the practice test and you may take it repeatedly.
- 2. LAB EXAMS: There will be 3 lab exams taken in lab, each worth 50 points each plus a Review Sheets Assignment worth 20 points (170 total). Lab exams will consist of short answer and identification questions. The lab, therefore, will be worth about 1/4 of your course grade. The review sheet assignment is described in your lab objectives and is completed in late October and consists of completing 1. the Review Sheet in your Marieb Laboratory Manual “Exercise 13 Review Sheet: Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System” PLUS 2. the review sheet on Skeletal Muscle Physiology found here. (Skeletal Muscle Review Sheet) You may do these review sheets at home. The two review exercises are due when we dissect the brain the following week. 10 points are possible for complete and accurate answers of each review exercise for a total of 20 points. You will lose 5 points per day that they are submitted late.
- 3. ASSIGNMENTS: There are 4 online assignments each worth 50 points. The questions are multiple choice, fill in the blank, complete lists/sequences and matching. The assignments may be found under Quizzes on Canvas. The assignments are all open on the first day of the semester, but are due at 11:59 pm. on the dates listed above. Late assignment submission has an automatic deduction of 10 percent per day late. There is not a time limit on the assignments, but you must do them in one sitting. You may use your books and notes, but not your friends, to complete these assignments. After you have answered all of the questions, click “Submit Quiz” at the bottom. You will see your score immediately, but will have to wait 5 days after the due-date to see the correct answers. At any time, click on the “Grades” icon on the left menu of Canvas to see your gradebook for this course.
- 4. POINT TOTALS: The total number of points possible for the course is 750. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:
- A= 675-750
- B = 600-674
- C = 525-599
- D = 450-524
- F = Fewer than 450 points
- 5. Late exams and assignments that are taken online will have deductions as described above.
- 6. Lab exam make-ups MUST be taken within one week of scheduled exam date. Lab exam make-ups are allowed only for extenuating circumstances. If this occurs, I must be notified in person or by email BEFORE the exam begins.
POLICIES & BEHAVIOR:
- Student Behavior: a) The student assumes certain obligations of performance and behavior while attending MSU Denver. Refer to the student standards of conduct in your Student Handbook. b) Cheating of any sort will result in immediate expulsion with a grade of F. c) Students who disrupt class in any way (which includes whispering to your neighbor) will be asked to leave class. d) Please silence cell phones before class.
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SYLLABUS STATEMENTS – Fall 2021
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should continue to be delivered on-line. A small number of courses will be face to face
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requests to be withdrawn from a course due to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances
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counts toward the student’s attempted hours. The course is not calculated in the student’s
or quality points. Students may request an administrative withdrawal from the Office of the
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proportionally for courses offered during part of a semester, including late-start and weekend
courses. Students should refer to the Student Detail Schedule via the Student Hub to review
drop deadlines for individual courses. For more information see “Administrative Withdrawal”
in the current Catalog.
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the class out of the total points of the class (the grade the student will earn if no additional
work is submitted). Incomplete work must be completed within the subsequent long semester
(fall or spring) or earlier, at the discretion of the faculty member. In the event of extended
extenuating circumstances, the completion date for incomplete work may be extended for an
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completed, the “I” notation will convert to the default grade submitted by the faculty member.
Determination of eligibility does not guarantee that an incomplete will be granted. Students
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teaching the course. The decision to grant an incomplete is up to the faculty member or at the
department chair’s discretion, if the faculty member is not available.
The decision to grant an incomplete as an accommodation based on a student’s disability shall
be made by the faculty member or the department chair, if the faculty member is not available,
in consultation with the Director of the Access Center.
If an incomplete is granted, the student and faculty member must fill out and sign an
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• The course in which the “I” was assigned is required for graduation, or
• The default grade assigned for that course would result in an overall GPA less than 2.00.
The “I” notation may not be given for a self-paced course. If a student does not complete a selfpaced course within the semester that they enrolled in the course, they must re- enroll in the
course in order to complete it. In this case, the student will pay tuition and fees. The
Incomplete Policy is listed in the Grades and Notations section of the catalog.
BEST GRADE STANDS
A student’s grades for repeated courses will be removed from GPA calculations up to 18
semester hours, regardless of the original grade earned. If a student repeats more than 18
credit hours, the student may designate which of the course grades are removed from GPA
calculations (up to 18 semester hours). Only the best grade and its associated credit will be
calculated in the GPA and earned hours totals. Other attempts for the course will appear on the
official academic record but will be annotated to indicate they do not count for academic credit
or GPA calculation. This policy applies only to courses taken at MSU Denver, and it does not
apply to courses designated as repeatable toward degree requirements. For more information,
see “Best Grade Stands” in the current Catalog.
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further information see “Academic Integrity Standards” on the Dean of Students website.
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For more information, refer to the Student Code of Conduct 2020-2021 manual.
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and inclusive learning environment for all students, including those with disabilities.
Students with a diagnosed condition/disability which may impact their access,
performance, attendance, or grades in this class should contact the Access Center,
located in the Plaza Building, Suite 122, 303-615-0200.
The Access Center is the designated department responsible for coordinating
accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Students will need to
provide an Accommodation Notification Letter obtained from the Access Center to their
faculty to activate their accommodations. Information pertaining to a student’s
disability is treated in a confidential manner. Further information is available by visiting
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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION POLICY
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you manage personal challenges and basic needs security, the university offer several
resources. Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat
every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their
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Please use the following to familiarize yourself with these guidelines:
• Please familiarize yourself with this Auraria Campus Emergency Procedures reference
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• MSU Denver will communicate an emergency event through RAVE notifications (text,
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• If you need to report an emergency, you can:
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• Attend campus-wide trainings and/or consult with your instructor if you have any other
questions about what to do in an emergency
NOTE: If you have any difficulty accessing the links in this document, please inform the instructor.
Specific (Measurable) Student Behavioral Learning Objectives from Official Syllabus (format: l , a, i, ii, etc.):
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Define common anatomical terms and understand the various levels of organization in the body.
- Explain the components and functions of the skeletal system.
- Explain structure and function of principal joints.
- Explain the relationship between bones and muscles in producing movements of the body.
- Explain the histological characteristics of neurons.
- Describe neuron types and their functions.
- Describe structure and function of skeletal muscle fibers, skeletal muscle tissues, and whole muscle.
- Describe similarities and differences of smooth, cardiac and skeletal muscle tissues
- Describe organization of nervous system.
- Describe functions of brain regions.
- Describe autonomic controls.
- Explain function of the eye.
- Describe auditory and vestibular function.
- Describe taste, touch, olfactory, pressure and thermosensory mechanisms.
- Show skills in dissection procedures.
- Identify bones and major surface feature of the human skeleton.
- Identify major skeletal muscles by name, attachment and function.
- Identify principal parts of central and peripheral nervous systems.