NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|A.||Course Title:||Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|B.||Course Number:||BI 214A - 10280|
|J.||Office Hours:||By appointment. I answer all emails within 24 hours, email me anytime.|
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
|L.||Prerequisite(s):||College level biology course (BI 114, BI 124, BI 134, BI 144, or BI 224)|
Human Anatomy and Physiology I is an integrated study of human structure and function of cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, and nervous system. Enrollment is restricted to nursing and pre-professional students or by consent of the instructor. Concurrent enrollment in BI 214AL (laboratory) is required. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisites: College level biology course (BI 114, BI 124, BI 134, BI 144, or BI 224)
For science and non-science majors, BI 214A will transfer to most two and four year colleges for credit as a laboratory life science. Information concerning articulation agreements with regional colleges and universities can be obtained through NMJC’s Counseling Office. It is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. Planning for course credit transfer is ultimately the student’s responsibility. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution.
The materials listed below are required. I do not give permission to use textbooks and/or lab manuals published by different authors.
1.Lecture Text: Tortora, Gerard. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 2014. 14th edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Hardbound with WileyPLUS access code ISBN 978-1-118-86609-2 is available in NMJC's bookstore.
There are multiple ISBN numbers depending whether you purchase a hardbound book, a loose leaf, or an e-book. Use the author, title, and edition as a guideline. Purchase of WileyPLUS access code is optional.
2.Lab Manual: Allen, Connie & Harper, Valerie. Laboratory Manual For Anatomy and Physiology. 2014. 5th edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Softbound ISBN 978-1-118-34498-9 is available in NMJC's bookstore.
You must purchase a new (unused) manual, whether you buy the e-option and print the pages out or buy a hardcopy. You will be required to write responses.
3.Access to a personal computer (PC) or laptop with user rights to install required online Canvas plug-ins (e.g. Respondus Browser, Adobe Reader, Flash, Java). Canvas does not totally support Smart phones, iPads, or tablets. A PC or laptop will be needed to complete many of the Assignments.
4. Digital capture device such as digital camera, computer cam, or camera phone for submitting documentation of lab exercises.
5. Lab Materials List:
Budget Life Size Skull 4th Quality
Cheap Charlie Skeleton
Non-hardening modeling clay (1-2 pounds)
Pig's foot from a local meat market
Both the Budget Life Size Skull 4th quality (around $13) and the Cheap Charlie Skeleton (around $3) can be purchased online from: https://www.skeleton-factory.com/
Additional Materials list:
apple, knife, plastic straw, 2 uncooked eggs, Vinegar, Karo syrup, Water, 500ml beaker or glass container, scale, Small plastic straws (coffee stirrers) or pipe cleaners, clock to track time in minutes, 5 pound weight, tape or glue.
1. Wiley PLUS Orion access code. The code is good for two semesters and include study diagnostics that help with content mastery.
2. Coloring Book: Marieb, E.N. (2015). Anatomy & Physiology Coloring Workbook (11th ed.). Pearson. Softbound ISBN 978-0-321-74305-3
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F
For students to receive credit for coursework, it must be submitted on or before the deadline. Additionally, original individual coursework must be submitted. Plagiarism and academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will result in a zero for that particular assignment along with enforcement of other possible sanctions (refer to NMJC Plagiarism and Academic Honesty Policies within the syllabus).
Grades earned on tests and assignments will be available in Canvas within 72-hours after the deadline. Some assignments will take longer to evaluate (e.g. lab reports & discussion posts). The following formula will be used to calculate the final course grade, which is composite between lecture and lab.
40% - Lecture Component (LM Exams, Discussions, Getting Started Assignments) 40% - Laboratory Component (Lab Quizzes, Reports, Practical Exams) 20% - Comprehensive Proctored Final ExamLecture- (Learning Module Exams (32%), Discussions (8%)) Lab-(Lab Reports (16%), Lab Quizzes (16%), Practical Exams(8%))
No curve on the final course grade will be available.
Late Submission Policy: In order to submit work after the due date you must email me as an attachment a hospital discharge or admittance form, a doctor's note, or an obituary. Individual circumstances will be evaluated independently.
Technical Issues: Should technical problems arise during the testing process (e.g. Canvas logs off a student and he/she cannot regain entry into the exam), it is the student's responsibility to report the problem to the instructor within 24-hours and provide appropriate documentation of the issue via NMJC’s helpdesk (575.399.2199). It is at the discretion of the instructor to reset an exam. Individual circumstances need to be evaluated independently.
Learning Module Exams: Exams will weigh 80% of the lecture component. 8-Week Course: Three exams are to be administered: one in LM 1, LM 2, and LM 3. Information presented in LM 4 will be included on the comprehensive final exam. Respondus Lockdown is required for all exams and are considered closed book. They will consist of at least 50-multiple choice questions open for 75 minutes. They may be open for up to 90 minutes if they include short answer questions. Exams will have a password that is provided to the student. After the submission period has ended, feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the exam’s comment section.
Discussions: Discussions will weigh 20% of the lecture component. 8-Week Course: Two discussion assignments are required: one in LM 1 and one in LM 4. Each discussion assignment will require a primary and secondary posts. To earn credit, information submitted must (a) follow guidelines set by the instructor, (b) be original, and (c) reflect properly reference information gathered from credible scientific sources. A grading rubric will be used to provide feedback.
Getting Started Assignments: These assignments will weigh 0% of the lecture component. These activities are required to be submitted during the first week of the semester prior to students staring course work. They evaluate the student’s technical readiness to participate in an online course. The following assignments are located in Module 0: Introduction Discussion, Syllabus Quiz, Student Profile, Contact Information (inbox message), Academic Honesty (upload file)
The course curriculum will include 14 laboratory exercises from the lab manual that integrate the laboratory component with the lecture component. Points for each laboratory exercise will be earned by submitting at least one of the following:
Lab Quizzes: Lab quizzes will weigh 40% of the laboratory component. Respondus Lockdown required, and they are timed once accessed 30 minutes. No more than half of the quiz points will be earned using simple labeling of diagrams. Integrating the content from Reviewing Your Knowledge and Using Your Knowledge presented at the end of each lab exercise will be important for the other half. Quizzes have a password that will be provided to students. Feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the quiz’s comment section.
Lab Reports: Lab reports will weigh 40% of the laboratory component. There are 6 activity reports required with all 6 requiring photo-documentation.
Photo-documentation reports include the following. A grading rubric will be used to provide feedback. LM1: Laboratory Exercise 1 (Anatomical Terms & Directional Terms) LM1: Laboratory Exercise 5 (Transport) LM2: Laboratory Exercise 9 (Skull) LM3: Laboratory Exercise 11 (Joint) LM3: Laboratory Exercise 13 (Contraction) LM3: Laboratory Exercise 14 (Modeling of Muscles)
Lab Practical Exams: Lab practicals will weigh 20% of the laboratory component. There are two practical exams. Respondus Lockdown is required, 50 questions opened for a period no longer than 75-minutes. Password will be provided to students. After the submission period has ended, feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the exam’s comment section.
Comprehensive Final Exam: A proctored final exam will be administered during the last week of the course either by NMJCs testing center located in the Ben Alexander Building or another credible testing center. A unique password will be provided to the testing sites. No early administering of the final is permitted except in an emergency AND permission from the Dean must be granted. The exam will contain 100 multiple choice questions. After the submission period has ended, feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the exam’s comment section.
There are no extra credit opportunities in the course.
Refer to the "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION" section of the syllabus for additional specific polices/details concerning required coursework.
Discussion Grading Rubric:
|Submits a main post (minimum 100 words) related to the main discussion topic by the indicated due date.||
|Cites ALL references used; including textbook. Important note: Any reference containing "wiki" is not an acceptable reference and points will be deducted. Plagiarism must be avoided.||
|Expresses opinions and ideas in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic and shows a high level of thought.||
|Demonstrates use of standard written English with respect to: organization, grammar, composition, punctuation, and construction.||
|Responds to one student with appropriate feedback and or comments promoting growth of discussion. Secondary post must be at least 50 words minimum. Due by end of unit, see Course Outline for specific due date.||
|Responds to one student or the instructor with appropriate feedback and or comments promoting growth of discussion. Secondary post must be at least 50 words minimum. Due by end of unit, see Course Outline for specific due date.||
* To achieve the maximum point value, your main post must be posted early in the unit and you must continue posting to your fellow students with meaningful discussions throughout the unit.
* Late posts will not be accepted.
|Quality||Each question is correctly answered and does not exceed 100 words each. (Full credit per question.)||Each question is not correctly answered and is lacking some information. (1/2 credit per short answer question.)||Incorrect answers or answers are lacking significant details. (0 credit per question.)|
|Student uses own thoughts when answering questions.||Each question is completely answered in the students’ own words or proper APA Referencing is used. References are cited. (Full credit per question.)||Student uses mostly their own words, but has some minor issues with proper referencing. Student does not cite reference. (1/2 credit per question.)||Student’s answers are not in their own words and were borrowed from any source. (Sources: Direct sentences from textbook, internet, encyclopedia, etc.) Does not use proper APA Referencing. (See Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty page concerning expectations and actions.)|
Late work is not accepted unless one of the requirements mentioned in the Syllabus is met.
|** Initial points for each question are based on the total number of questions each assignment contains. For example: if there are 10 questions on the assignment each question would be worth 10 points. **|