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Fall 1999

Instructor: Dr. Nancy Tress

Telephone: 777-6206 (office) (e-mail)

643-1532 (home)

Class time: Lecture Lab Recitation

MWF 11:45-12:45 W 1:00-3:00 W 3:00-4:00

Office Hours: M 10:00-11:45 (open office hours)

Textbook: Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Kent Van De Graaf and Stuart Ira Fox.

Lab Text: Virtual Physiology CD-ROM

Goals & Objectives:

This course is designed primarily as a support course for the nursing major. This is the first part of a two semester class whose focus will be the application of principles of anatomy and physiology to a career in nursing. The topics covered in the first semester of this course focus on the anatomy and physiology of the support systems of the body, specifically: integument, skeletal, muscular, nervous and metabolism. Attention is given to clinical correlation and application of basic anatomical and physiological principles.

The specific goals of this course are as follows:


Attendance in class and lab is mandatory. All absences require a written excuse. If a student misses 2 classes, a written warning will be issued. If a student continues to miss class after receiving a written warning, they will be penalized 5% from their final grade.


Four exams will be given during the semester. Each exam will consist of essay questions, short answer questions, problem solving questions and multiple choice questions. Exams must be taken on the scheduled day. Makeups will be given, however a penalty will be assessed for unexcused absences. All absences require a written excuse.

The penalty for an unexcused absence during an exam or a quiz will be 10% of the total point value. Chronic offenders (those who miss more than one exam or quiz) will not be permitted further make-ups.

**No makeup for the lab practical or final exam**


Homework Assignments:

Several assignments will be given over the course of the semester.

Please follow these guidelines when turning in homework assignments:

1) Write name on each page

2) Justify answers with references from the textbook.

3) Please write legible. If you have handwriting that is difficult to read

you may be asked to use a word processor for homework assignments.

**Late assignments will not be accepted**

Grading Criteria:

Exam I 100 points

Exam II 100 points

Exam III 100 points

Final Exam 100 points

Quizzes 100 points

Lab 200 points

Total 700 points



Lab attendance is Mandatory. Failure to consistently attend lab will result in a failing grade.

**Make-ups will NOT be given.**



A recitation will be held each Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 and is a mandatory requirement for the microbiology course. The recitation session will be used to answer question and work on problems and case studies pertaining to material covered in class that week. Recitations will NOT be mandatory for any student with an 85% or better in the course.


** In accordance with the ADA, any student with special needs is urged to inform the instructor on the first day of class. **


Tentative schedule:

9-8-99 Chapters 1 & 2 Introduction, Chemical organization

Lab 1 Scientific Method

9-13-99 Chapter 3 & 5 Cellular level of organization

Lab 2 Macromolecules (VP 9)

9-20-99 Quiz 1

9-20-99 Chapter 6 Tissue level of organization

Lab 3 Microscopes, Cells, Mitosis

9-27-99 EXAM 1 Chapters 1-3,5,6

9-29-99 Chapter 4,27 Metabolism

Lab 4 Histology 1 (Epithelial & Connective)

10-4-99 Chapter 7 Integumentary System

Lab 5 Histology 2 (Muscular & Nervous)

10-11-99 Quiz 2

10-11-99 Chapter 8 Osseous Tissue

Lab 6 Metabolism & Integument

10-18-99 Chapters 9& 10 Axial & Appendicular Skeleton

Lab 7 Axial Skeleton

10-25-99 Exam 2 Chapters 4, 7, 8, 27

10-27-99 Chapter 11 Muscle Tissue

Lab 8 Appendicular Skeleton

11-1-99 Chapter 11-13 Muscle Tissue, Muscular System

Lab 9 Muscles

11-8-99 Chapter 12, 13 Muscular System Lab 10 Muscles (VP3)

11-10-99 Quiz 3

11-15-99 Chapter 14 Neural Tissue

Lab 11 Brain (VP1)

11-22-99 Exam 3 Chapters 9-13

11-24-99 Chapter 15 CNS


11-26-99 No Class - THANKSGIVING

11-29-99 Chapter 16 CNS

Lab 13 Reflexes (VP2)

12-6-99 Quiz 4

12-6-99 Chapter 17 PNS

12-6-99 Lab Practical All assignments due

12-13-99 Final Exam Chapters 14-17