Syllabus for BIO-212

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Anatomy and Physiology II provides a survey of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on normal anatomy and physiology and physiological processes of the following systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary,, and reproductive. The course includes overviews of development, genetics, and inheritance. Animal dissection species is required.

COURSE TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Examine the structures and functions of the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human body.

  1. Use correct terminology to describe superficial anatomy, regional anatomy, body cavities including subdivisions, and directional or sectional planes used to describe relative positions of body parts.

  1. Examine separate parts of an organism to determine their position, relations, structure, and function through focused lab activities.

  1. Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

  1. Describe the nonspecific and specific defense mechanisms that protect the human body.

  1. Identify the features of and the functions associated with the stages of life.

  1. Relate the basic principles of genetics to the inheritance of human traits.

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College’s textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Textbook

  • Frederic H. Martini, William C. Ober, and Judi L. Nath, Visual Anatomy & Physiology (Boston: Benjamin Cummings, 2011).

    ISBN-13: 978-0-321-78667-8

Required Laboratory Kit

  • eScience Labs, Anatomy and Physiology Version 2 [Labs 1–11]

    Note: If taking both semesters of Anatomy and Physiology (BIO-211 and BIO-212), students should purchase version 3 of the eScience Labs Anatomy and Physiology kit, which combines both version 1 and version 2 into a single, discounted kit. Students who do this will be using labs 9 through 14, 16, and 18 in this course.

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To order your Laboratory Kit, go to:  http://www.esciencelabs.com/catalog/custom_kits

Go to “Find your Custom Kit”.  Enter your kit SKU (see below) and proceed to checkout.  This is where you will pay for your kit and enter your shipping information.

 

Version 1

Your kit SKU is: TE5018

Price: $249.00

Shipping: $19.95

 

Version 2

Your kit SKU is: TE5019

Price: $249.00

Shipping: $19.95

 

Version 3

Your kit SKU is: TE5069

Price: $389.00

Shipping: $19.95

A  note about disposal of laboratory materials: The company that provides your lab materials, eScience Labs, has informed Thomas Edison State College that most trash companies accept the dissection remains. If a student's trash company will not, eScience Labs will send that student a carton upon request so that he or she can return the necessary items to eScience Labs for safe disposal.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Anatomy and Physiology II is a four-credit online course, consisting of eight (8) modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

Course objectives covered in this module: 1, 2, 3, 4

Course objectives covered in this module: module: 1, 2, 3, 4

Course objectives covered in this module: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Course objectives covered in this module: 1, 2, 3, 4

Course objectives covered in this module: 1, 2, 3, 4

Course objectives covered in this module: 1, 2, 3, 4

Course objectives covered in this module: 1, 2, 3, 4

Course objectives covered in this module: 1, 2, 6 ,7

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums, complete written assignments and laboratory activities, and take two online exams: a proctored midterm and a proctored final. See below for details.

Consult the course Calendar for due dates.

Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in eight (8) graded discussion forums as well as an ungraded Introductions Forum. The online discussions are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules.

For posting guidelines and help with discussion forums, please see the Student Handbook located within the General Information page of the course Web site.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete eight (8) written assignments. The written assignments consist of a group of individual questions and are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules.

Laboratory Reports

You are required to complete eight (8) laboratory reports. The laboratory kit from eScience Labs will provide you with everything you need to perform each lab, including the questions you are required to answer and submit as a laboratory report.

For ordering information and disposal instructions, see the Course Materials area of this syllabus.

Examinations

You are required to take two (2) proctored online examinations: a midterm exam and a final exam. Both exams require that you use the College's Online Proctor Service (OPS). Please refer to the "Examinations and Proctors" section of the Online Student Handbook (see General Information area of the course Web site) for further information about scheduling and taking online exams and for all exam policies and procedures. You are strongly advised to schedule your exam within the first week of the semester.

Midterm Examination

The midterm exam is a closed-book proctored exam, worth 20 percent of your course grade. It is two hours long and covers all topics and material from Modules 1–5 of the course. The exam consists of multiple-choice, short answer, and short essay questions based on the assigned reading.

Final Examination

The final exam is a closed-book proctored exam, worth 20 percent of your course grade. It is two hours long and covers all topics and material from Modules 6–8 of the course. The exam consists of multiple-choice, short answer, and short essay questions based on the assigned reading.

Online exams are administered through the course Web site. Consult the course Calendar for the official dates of exam weeks.

Statement about Cheating

You are on your honor not to cheat during an exam. Cheating means:

If there is evidence that you have cheated or plagiarized in an exam, the exam will be declared invalid, and you will fail the course.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

All activities will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

A

=

93100

A–

=

9092

B+

=

8889

B

=

8387

B–

=

8082

C+

=

7879

C

=

7377

C–

=

7072

D

=

6069

F

=

Below 60

To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of C or better (for an area of study course) or D or better (for a nonarea of study course), based on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., exams, assignments, discussion postings, etc.).

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

Study Tips

Consider the following study tips for success:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students at Thomas Edison State College are expected to exhibit the highest level of academic citizenship. In particular, students are expected to read and follow all policies, procedures, and program information guidelines contained in publications; pursue their learning goals with honesty and integrity; demonstrate that they are progressing satisfactorily and in a timely fashion by meeting course deadlines and following outlined procedures; observe a code of mutual respect in dealing with mentors, staff, and other students; behave in a manner consistent with the standards and codes of the profession in which they are practicing; keep official records updated regarding changes in name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address; and meet financial obligations in a timely manner. Students not practicing good academic citizenship may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension, dismissal, or financial holds on records.

Academic Dishonesty

Thomas Edison State College expects all of its students to approach their education with academic integrity—the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception. All mentors and administrative staff members at the College insist on strict standards of academic honesty in all courses. Academic dishonesty undermines this objective. Academic dishonesty takes the following forms:

Academic dishonesty will result in disciplinary action and possible dismissal from the College. Students who submit papers that are found to be plagiarized will receive an F on the plagiarized assignment, may receive a grade of F for the course, and may face dismissal from the College.

A student who is charged with academic dishonesty will be given oral or written notice of the charge. If a mentor or the College official believes the infraction is serious enough to warrant referral of the case to the academic dean, or if the mentor awards a final grade of F in the course because of the infraction, the student and the mentor will be afforded formal due process.

If a student is found cheating or using unauthorized materials on an examination, he or she will automatically receive a grade of F on that examination. Students who believe they have been falsely accused of academic dishonesty should seek redress through informal discussions with the mentor, through the office of the dean, or through an executive officer of Thomas Edison State College.

Plagiarism

Using someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism. Although it may seem like simple dishonesty, plagiarism is against the law. Thomas Edison State College takes a strong stance against plagiarism, and students found to be plagiarizing will be severely penalized. If you copy phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or whole documents word-for-word—or if you paraphrase by changing a word here and there—without identifying the author, then you are plagiarizing. Please keep in mind that this type of identification applies to Internet sources as well as to print-based sources. Copying and pasting from the Internet, without using quotation marks and without acknowledging sources, constitutes plagiarism. (For information about how to cite Internet sources, see Online Student Handbook > Academic Standards > “Citing Sources.”)

Accidentally copying the words and ideas of another writer does not excuse the charge of plagiarism. It is easy to jot down notes and ideas from many sources and then write your own paper without knowing which words are your own and which are someone else’s. It is more difficult to keep track of each and every source. However, the conscientious writer who wishes to avoid plagiarizing never fails to keep careful track of sources.

Always be aware that if you write without acknowledging the sources of your ideas, you run the risk of being charged with plagiarism.

Clearly, plagiarism, no matter the degree of the intent to deceive, defeats the purpose of education. If you plagiarize deliberately, you are not educating yourself, and you are wasting your time on courses meant to improve your skills. If you plagiarize through carelessness, you are deceiving yourself.

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