Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Hybrid
Welcome: Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 2310 online. This course is a HYBRID Online course. It combines required weekly laboratory meetings on campus, with the use of the electronic classroom on the Internet for the “lecture portion” of the course.YOU MUST ATTEND WEEKLY LABORATORIES in Science 2087 or 2089 . The laboratories are traditional laboratory sessions which allow the seeing, touching and feeling of body structures that is not available on the computer. This allows for a better understanding of body structures and their relationships. This class is NOT a self-paced course. You MUST complete assignments and exams by the dates provided on the McGraw-Hill Connect website and below in this syllabus.
|The URL for initial registration into your course is unique for this course.|
|You initially go to: https://connect.mheducation.com/class/c-hays-spring-2020|
Once here, enter your email address and set up an account. Use the code in your book if you purchased it new from the Auraria bookstore for access. The second option is to purchase a registration ($125 and it comes with e-book), and third is to try a 14 day temporary access while you are awaiting your financial aid money to arrive.
After the initial set up, you will always login to your course through the following URL: http://connect.mheducation.com For any technical problems, call McGraw-Hill tech support at 800-331-5094.
On the McGraw-Hill website, click on this class from the menu on the left and then this class. Now you will find your home page for this class called the Assignments page that has all of the LearnSmart Homework assignments for each chapter with their due dates as well as a link to the four exams and their availability dates. You will also find a link to your e-book and this syllabus.
“Results” tab, which is found on the left menu, is where you will find your homework assignment grades and your exam grades once you have something to report.
Instructor Information:Dr. Clare Hays. Office SI 2032; Phone 303-615-0777; [email protected]
Office hours: 8-10, 12-12:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Science 2032, or by appointment.
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.
Student Learning Objectives: See below from Regular Course Syllabus. More detailed Learning Objectives are found at: http://sites.msudenver.edu/haysc/biology-courses/human-anatomy-physiology-homepage-bio-2310/
TOPICS AND LECTURE EXAMS:
|WEEKS||TOPICS||READING in Van Putte|
|Week 1||Introduction, Anatomy Terminology, Membranes, Tissues||Chapter 1, Review Chapter 2, 3,4|
|Week 2||Skeletal Tissues & System||Chapter 6,|
|Week 3||Skeletal System||Chapter 7|
|Week 3-4||Skeletal System & Articulations||Chapter 8|
|During Week 4 Feb 13-15||EXAM 1|
|Week 5,6||Muscle Physiology||Chapter 9|
|Week 6,7||Muscular System||Chapter 10|
|During Week 8 Mar 12-14||EXAM 2|
|Week 9, 10||Nervous System||Chapter 11,12|
|Week 11,12||Nervous System||Chapters 13,14|
|During Week 12 Apr 16-18||EXAM 3|
|Week 13||Autonomic Nervous System||Chapter 16|
|Week 14||Sensory Physiology||Chapter 15, & pp. 469-474|
|Week 15||Special Senses|
|During Finals Week May 7-May 16||EXAM 4|
Students are responsible for full knowledge of the provisions and regulations pertaining to all aspects of their attendance at MSU Denver, and should familiarize themselves with the policies found in the MSU Denver Catalog.
For information on drop dates, see academic calendar: http://www.msudenver.edu/events/academic/
EXAMS, ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES:
There will be 4 lecture exams, each worth 50 points (50 questions) for a total of 200 points. All exams are online and taken at the McGraw-Hill Connect site. Exams open at 12 am on Thursday and close at 11:59 pm on Saturday for the dates given above. Lecture exams consist of multiple choice and true/false questions. A 10% deduction per day will be taken away from your exam scores for any exams taken and submitted after the due date. No late submissions once the semester is over. No other make-up opportunities exist. Exams cover the same material that you will be studying in the LearnSmart chapter questions completed for homework and described below. Exams are not comprehensive.
You will be give one chance to take each exam and a time limit of 50 minutes. All exams must be taken during the dates listed on the Connect homepage. To prevent any computer problems during the exams, try the “Practice Exam,” worth zero points, to make sure the format works with your computer. Any technical problems you experience during exams require that you immediately contact McGraw Hill Tech support (info at the end of this syllabus) AND your instructor. When you are ready to take your exam, simply click on it and click “Begin.” Note that answers are automatically saved as you click your answer. However, you can return to any question, and change the answer, as long as you have not yet submitted it and have not yet run out of time. The menu to navigate through the questions is at the bottom of your screen. As you finish the last question and you are done, click submit. Note: Depending on your computer settings, you may need to scroll down to see ALL of the multiple choice answers.
Tips for success on the exams: Completing the LearnSmart homework questions AND glancing at my learning objectives for each exam from my homepage at http://sites.msudenver.edu/haysc. (Note, look for a link to the answers to those lecture objectives at the bottom of my “sites” course homepage at this site too.)
You may see your exam score through “RESULTS” from your Connect homepage.
HOMEWORK: LEARNSMART CHAPTER QUESTIONS:
You will be required to complete a set of LearnSmart chapter questions from the Connect site for EACH chapter that is covered in this course. The maximum points you can earn for completing these modules is 400 total points for the entire course. Exam One covers chapters 1, 2,3,4,6,7,8 and the corresponding homework questions for these chapters will be 100 points if you complete all of the questions. Yes, your score is based on COMPLETION, not whether or not you got the questions right. Then, Exam Two covers chapters 9,10 and the corresponding homework questions for these chapters will also be 100 points if you complete all of the questions… and so on through the Exam Three and Four chapters. Note that there are due dates for these LearnSmart homework assignments. If you don’t complete a homework chapter by the due date, a score will automatically be recorded for your work up until the due date. Since you have access to the LearnSmart homework questions from the first day of class, there are no due date extensions for the homework assignments (start early!)
You can access the LearnSmart homework questions by clicking the Smart Book arrow on the right of each listed homework assignment and then click “Begin.” This brings you to the correct e-book chapter and then you should start with reading the chapter, especially the highlighted sections. (Note: The yellow highlights mean you need to focus on the material and blue highlights are meant for just perusing the major concepts. If the highlights annoy you, you can access the e-text directly from the menu on your homepage and avoid the highlighting.) Whenever you feel ready, go to Questions. Each question requires you to click on the answer as well as your confidence level for your answer. If, at anytime you need to switch back to your textbook, just click on the Reading icon. You can then return to the Questions at anytime.
You will have the full amount of points with 100% completion of each chapter because your grade is based on completion, not the number of questions you get right. However, if you miss a question, the system will ask you that question again and again, to make sure you know it. Please note, that these chapter questions are time-consuming and should not be done at the last minute! You may do the LearnSmart homework questions more, even if you have 100% completion, as this completion percent will not change. You do this by clicking on “recharge” from the Assignments page. For more details, read the FAQs below.
You must attend traditional on-campus laboratories each week. You must attend traditional on-campus laboratories each week. There will be 3 lab exams each worth 50 points plus a review-sheet assignment (consisting of 2 review sheets) 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 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 on your very next lab period when we dissect the brain. You may hand these in to me during lab, or scan/photograph them and submit them electronically. You will lose 5 points per day that they are submitted late. 10 points are possible for complete and accurate answers of each review exercise for a total of 20 points.
Make up exams may be given for extenuating circumstances as long as your lab instructor is notified BEFORE the lab exam begins. Make up lab exams will be primarily a one-on-one identification of lab specimens.
The total number of points possible for the course is 770. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:
|F||Fewer than 462|
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.
Campus Closure for snow days: Call 1-877-556-3637 for a recording to find out if the campus is closed.
Access Center for Disability Accommodations and Adaptive Technology www.msudenver.edu/access; 303-556-8387; Plaza Suite 122.
Counseling Center (provides help with test anxiety) 303-556-3132; Tivoli 651.
Tutoring Center 303-556-6439; Tivoli 219; online tutoring is free for 20 hours per year at Connect U – click on the student tab to log in for your free tutoring.
COLLEGE OF LETTERS, ARTS, AND SCIENCES
SYLLABUS STATEMENTS – Spring 2020
Students are responsible for full knowledge of the provisions and regulations pertaining to all aspects of their attendance at MSU Denver, and should familiarize themselves with the policies found in the MSU Denver Catalog. For more information and most recent updates from these sources, click on the links provided below.
WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE
The Withdrawal (W) notation is assigned when a student officially withdraws from a course via the Student Hub after the drop deadline (census date) and before the withdrawal deadline posted in the Academic Calendar. Deadlines differ 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 and withdrawal deadlines for individual courses. Students who withdraw from a course are responsible for the full tuition and fees for that course. After the withdrawal deadline, students may not withdraw from a course and will be assigned the grade earned based on the course syllabus. A student-initiated withdrawal will appear as an “F” on the student’s academic record in any case of academic misconduct resulting in a permanent “F”. For more information see “Grades and Notations” in the “Academic Policies and Procedures” section of the current Catalog, as well as the Financial Aid/Withdrawals page.
The Administrative Withdrawal (AW) notation is assigned when a student, or representative, requests to be withdrawn from a course due to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. When the “AW” notation is assigned, no academic credit is awarded. The course remains on the student’s academic record with an “AW” notation and counts toward the student’s attempted hours. The course is not calculated in the student’s GPA or quality points. Students may request an administrative withdrawal from the Office of the Registrar after the drop deadline (census date) posted in the Academic Calendar. Deadlines differ 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 “AW-Administrative Withdrawal” in the current Catalog under “Grades and Notations.”
The Incomplete (I) notation may be assigned when a student who is achieving satisfactory progress in a course and who has completed most class assignments is unable to take the final examination and/or does not complete all class assignments due to unusual circumstances, such as hospitalization or disability. Incomplete work denoted by the Incomplete “I” notation must be completed within one calendar year or earlier, at the discretion of the faculty member. If the incomplete work is not completed within one year, the “I” notation will convert to an “F.” Students must have completed at least 75% of the course work to qualify for consideration for an incomplete. The student must be passing the course in order to be granted an incomplete. The course counts toward the student’s attempted hours, does not count toward earned hours, and is not calculated in the GPA or quality points. Determination of eligibility does not guarantee that an incomplete will be granted. Students who meet the qualifications may request an incomplete from the faculty member who is teaching the course. The decision to grant an incomplete is up to the faculty member or at the department chair’s discretion. . . . If an incomplete is granted, the student and instructor should fill out and sign an Incomplete Agreement form to clarify what the student needs to do to complete the course. For further information, see the “I – Incomplete” section in the current Catalog under “Grades and Notations.”
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.
As students, faculty, staff and administrators of Metropolitan State University of Denver, it is our responsibility to uphold and maintain an academic environment that furthers scholarly inquiry, creative activity and the application of knowledge. We will not tolerate academic dishonesty. We will demonstrate honesty and integrity in all activities related to our learning and scholarship. We will not plagiarize, fabricate information or data, cheat on tests or exams, steal academic material, or submit work to more than one class without full disclosure. For further information see “Academic Integrity” and “Academic Dishonesty” on the Dean of Students website.
Access Center – Accommodating Students with Disabilities
The Metropolitan State University of Denver is committed to providing an accessible 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 Accessibility 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. This “Required ADA Syllabus Statement” along with additional information are available on the Access Center website.
Attendance during the first week of class is required. It contributes greatly to teaching and learning. Some departments determine a student’s enrollment in a course based upon attendance during the first week of class. Consult the department for more information about the attendance policy for the class that you are attending. Students who drop classes are financially responsible for those classes in accordance with withdrawal/refund policies. . . . Students at MSU Denver who, because of their sincerely held religious beliefs, are unable to attend classes, take examinations, participate in graded activities or submit graded assignments on particular days shall, without penalty, be excused from such classes and be given a meaningful opportunity to make up such examinations and graded activities or assignments provided that proper notice and procedures are followed. For further information, see the Class Attendance policies page.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION POLICY
Use of MSU Denver email services should follow standards of normal academic and professional ethics, and is governed by University policies and applicable law. Inappropriate use may result in revocation of access to University computing systems, and could result in disciplinary action pursuant to the Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and Staff Handbook. For more information, see the Electronic Communication policy page.
The College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is committed to, and cares about, all students. To help 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 performance in the course, is urged to contact the Dean of Students (303-615-0220), the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (303-615-2052), or our CLAS office (303-615-0600) for support.
CAMPUS-WIDE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:
In the event the Auraria campus experiences inclement weather, a natural disaster, or any type of campus emergency, it is the responsibility of each student to understand any evacuation and/or “lockdown” guidelines if an emergency is declared. More information can be found at the Emergency Preparedness webpage: https://msudenver.edu/facilities/emergencypreparedness/ .
Please use the following to familiarize yourself with these guidelines:
- Please familiarize yourself with evacuation procedures and Quick Reference Sheet located in each classroom as well as at this website: https://www.ahec.edu/for-campus-faculty-staff/emergency-preparedness/emergency-procedures/
- MSU Denver will communicate an emergency event through RAVE notifications (text, email, voicemail). Please visit the RAVE webpage to register, review, and/or update your information: https://www.getrave.com/login/MSUDenver
- If you need to report an emergency, you can:
- dial 911 from a campus phone
- Dial 303-556-5000 from a cell phone
- Text-a-Tip to 720-593-8477
- 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 consult the university catalog.
FAQs for Connect:
May I post messages on McGraw Hill Connect? Only your instructor may post messages, if you need to get a message to me, use my email.
What are my grades on LearnSmart homework questions and how much do I have left to complete? You will only receive a grade (points) on the LearnSmart homework questions if, either you complete the entire chapter, OR the due date has passed. The assignments homepage shows the due date for all LearnSmart homework chapter questions as well as the dates during which you must take the four exams. The “Results” tab on your left shows your points/percentage only if you have finished 100% of the chapter questions. (You may need to log out and then log back in to update the results page.) You can find out how far you are in any non-completed (“in progress”) LearnSmart homework assignments by looking at the progress bar. Once you have completed a chapter you will have a “see report” icon that shows your grade.
Can I still practice on the homework questions even if I have already completed that chapter? Yes! Just click on “recharge” as from the SB arrow. This won’t affect the fact that you already have 100% completion.
I have completed all chapter questions and now it says recharge. Do I have to do that? No. Periodically, the computer system will have you repeat some of the questions as a refresher. This is optional.
How do I exit the Questions or E Book? Just click on the Exit Assignment whenever you are done reading or answering questions and then you can sign out.
How do I continue working on the LearnSmart chapter questions even though the computer thinks I should take a break? You can re-enter the questions at any time from the course assignments homepage.
These modules are taking SO LONG to complete, how can I speed them up?Read your BOOK!! The LearnSmart homework system remediates you based on the type and number of questions you miss. The more you get correct, the quicker you will be done. So, obviously looking at the corresponding chapter on the eBook or your textbook BEFORE you start the questions will increase your success in the questions and get you out of the quicker. If you are fed up with any certain chapter questions, you may go on and accept the grade you get once the due date has passed, but incomplete modules will not receive a 100%.
The textbook covers so much information. How do I know what material is most important to study for the exams? My Lecture Objectives help you to prioritize the most important material. http://sites.msudenver.edu/haysc/biology-courses/human-anatomy-physiology-homepage-bio-2310/. Note there is a link to the Answers to the objectives at the bottom of the page.
How do I navigate the SmartBook? From the Assignments homepage, click on the e-book. The menu bar is at the top next to the page changing arrows.
How do I get technical help from McGraw Hill? http://mpss.mhhe.com/contact.php; or contact Support – 800-331-5094
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.