National Park, AR · General Education · General Education Lab Sci
Anatomy and Physiology I
- Spring 2021
- 4 Credits
- 01/11/2021 to 05/15/2021
- Modified 01/12/2021
- Class Days: Tuesday
- Class Time: 5:30-8:20
- Class Location: LS 220
- Class Format: Blended
Designed to study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include introductory biological chemistry, study of cells and tissues, the integument, skeletal system, muscular system, and the nervous system.
ACTS Equivalent: BIOL 2404
Prerequisites: Eligible for enrollment in ENG 1113 English Composition I without precollege level corequisite course
Next Course in Sequence: BIOL 2234, Anatomy and Physiology II
General Education Purpose and Objectives
National Park College (NPC) is committed to its mission statement, "Learning is our focus, student success is our goal." NPC is dedicated to helping all students develop as communicators, critical thinkers, and professionals who behave ethically and recognize the diversity of the world around them. The General Education Objectives are designed to be an integral component of all courses at NPC.
General Education Objectives (GEO)
It is the expectation that upon successful completion of a certificate or degree program at National Park College, the student will be able to:
- Communicate effectively using oral, written, and electronic methods.
- Use critical and analytical thinking skills.
- Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and competencies.
- Exemplify professional demeanor, ethical behavior, and respect for diversity.
Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)
Course Title: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Course Number: BIOL 2404
A two-semester study of the structure and functions of the organ systems of the human body and how they work together to maintain homeostasis. Designed for majors in health profession programs. Lab required.
For transferability, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, or equivalent must be taken at the same institution.
ACTS Course Objectives (ACO):
The student will explain, describe, discuss, recognize, and/or apply knowledge and understanding of the following:
- General body organization and function (CLO 1, 2)
- Basic biochemistry (CLO 3)
- Cellular structure and function (CLO 4)
- Metabolism (A&P II)
- Histology (CLO 5)
- Integumentary system (CLO 6)
- Skeletal system (CLO 7)
- Joints (CLO 8)
- Muscular system (CLO 9)
- Nervous system (CLO 10, 11)
- Special senses (CLO 12)
- Digestive system (A&P II)
- Reproductive system (A&P II)
- Blood (A&P II)
- Cardiovascular system (A&P II)
- Endocrine system (A&P II)
- Lymphatic system (A&P II)
- Respiratory system (A&P II)
- Urinary / excretory system (A&P II)
- Proper use of microscope, other lab equipment, and lab techniques (CLO 13)
- The student will participate in dissections. (CLO 13)
Course Level Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify general body organization and function. (GEO 3)
- Recognize general anatomical and medical terms used in reference to the human body. (GEO 3)
- Apply basic biochemistry principles. (GEO 2, 3)
- Identify basic cellular structure, function, and genetics. (GEO 3)
- Apply knowledge of histology as it relates to the structure and function of the body (GEO 2, 3)
- Identify the structure and functions of the integumentary system. (GEO 3)
- Apply knowledge of the structure of the skeletal system and recognize the principles of its function and chemistry. (GEO 2, 3)
- Identify the structure/composition and function of articulations (Joints). (GEO 3)
- Apply knowledge of the structure, function, and physiology of the muscular system. (GEO 2, 3)
- Recognize the overall structure and anatomy of the nervous system and its divisions. (GEO 3)
- Apply knowledge of nervous tissue physiology. (GEO 2, 3)
- Identify basic structure and function of the sense organs involved in the special senses. (GEO 3)
- Perform hands-on science laboratory experiments and dissections, properly caring for and maintaining laboratory equipment. (Laboratory sessions throughout course meet this objective). (GEO 3)
- Use computer technology/software to enhance the Anatomy and Physiology learning experience. (GEO 1)
- Read, summarize, and make personal conclusions/comments on newspaper, journal and internet articles within the realm of Anatomy and Physiology. (GEO 1, 2, 3)
- Collaborate effectively in diverse laboratory or course groups. (GEO 4)
Required and Recommended Materials
Optional Textbook: A digital version of this text comes included with MH Connect.
Title of Textbook: Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 9th Edition.
Author: Kenneth Saladin
Publisher: McGraw Hill
All required materials are now included in your course fees, if you are taking this course as a repeat from last semester please contact me to see about waiving this fee.
Additional Materials: Disposable Gloves, A lab coat or long sleeve shirt, closed toed shoes.
To accommodate different learning styles, I will employ a variety of teaching methods in this course. Instructional methods will include lecture, laboratory exercises, in class discussions, digital self-assessments/study materials using McGraw Hill Connect, viewing supplemental videos, and writing article summary papers.
At the end of the course, the overall numerical grade will be converted from a numerical scale to the following letter grade scale as indicated in the Grading Scale.
Major Exams (5 and a final)
Lab Exams (3)
McGraw Hill & misc.
900 - 1000
90 – 100%
800 - 899
80 – 89%
700 - 799
70 – 79%
600 - 699
60 – 69%
0 - 599
Evaluating Student Work (Rubrics)
Rubrics may be provided for some assessments such as written papers and reports. The rubrics will provide guidelines for you to follow in completing assessments.
All other student work including self-assessment activities are objective in nature and will be marked as correct or incorrect. Any essay style questions will have comments added on the exam.
Assessments (Exams, Projects, Papers, etc.)
LECTURE: AP I will have a total of five major exams and a comprehensive final exam. Expect at least 10% of the major exam questions to be lab related. Each exam will consist of primarily higher-level multiple choice questions but they will also include a number other question styles such as labeling and open responses.
LABORATORY: The laboratory meetings are vital to your success in this course. Exercises are to be filled in as much as possible before coming to the lab meeting. This will help you understand the concepts behind each exercise. Laboratory attendance will be taken at various times during the lab time and if you are not present when role is taken, you will be counted absent. Generally, you may not make up the lab. There will be Three MAJOR laboratory practical exams: (1) Systems, organs, and Histology 50 points, (2) bones, 100 points, and (3) muscles, 50 points,. The comprehensive exam will not substitute for any of these practical exams. Lab scores are an integrated part of all other scores for calculating your final grade.
OTHER ASSIGNMENTS: There will also be homework assignments such as films to watch, current events written reports, and McGraw Hill Connect assignments.
TESTING PROCEDURES: All major exams are pre-announced.
- Tests given at scheduled times will be taken from class notes, class assignments and any concurrent text or lab material.
- Each student will be required to have five lecture test grades. A comprehensive exam may be substituted for ONE missed exam and also count as your final exam grade. IT IS NOT WISE TO MISS AN EXAM.
- If a second exam is missed, a grade of ZERO will be recorded.
- If, for some reason you have an excused absence approved by me (such as a court date on exam day), you may take the exam on an earlier than scheduled date. The format of the exam may be oral or written depending on time constraints.
- There will be NO cellphones, audio devices, or smart watches allowed during testing. NO EXCEPTIONS.
This course will adhere to the NPC attendance policy. You must attend 85% of class time in order to remain in the course. You MUST communicate with me via D2L messages concerning ANY missed class time. Communication is key where attendance is concerned. You may be dropped from the course if you miss an excessive number of assignments.
Late and Make-up Work:
Due dates are provided in the schedule and D2L course calendar. No late work will be accepted. See exam procedures above for the policy on make-up exams.
Some opportunities will be provided as indicated in the course.
I will typically respond within:
- 24 hours, Monday-Friday, to LMS email or NPC webmail
- 48 hours, Monday-Friday, with grades and feedback for graded work that is submitted on time.
Time and Effort Commitment: The key to success in this class is persistent effort. You should carefully consider your time obligations before committing to this course. According to federal guidelines, one hour of classroom instruction should be accompanied by two hours of out-of-class student work each week. You should therefore expect 12 hours of work per 4 credit hour class regardless of the mode of delivery (i.e., web-enhanced, blended, or online).
Inclement Weather / D2L Downtime: When NPC is out of class due to weather, our class will continue as set in the calendar. The only time this will be modified is in the case of an unplanned D2L downtime. If D2L goes down unannounced, any assignments that are due during that time will be reopened for one day. D2L down time that is announced by the NPC Online office will need to be observed by the learner and assignment submission modified by the learner if it interferes with a final due date/time for any assignment.
Communication Policy: I am here to help you understand the material. I will closely monitor all online communications. My aim is to have a learning community where we can all share knowledge, ideas, and experiences – and thus learn from one another. I may give you information periodically through LMS Announcements, LMS or discussion. For your own benefit, please learn how to use these resources and monitor them closely to keep informed. You will be held responsible for all information I provide. Below is a guide for how you can get your questions answered quickly.
LMS E-mail: Use the email built into the LMS for private discussion between the two of us. We will use this instead of NPC webmail. This keeps all communication within the course and provides me with notification when you have posted something and vice-versa. You may also use the LMS instant messaging feature anytime you are online and have a question and see that I am online too.
Expectations for Written Assignments: All written assignments should be completed using APA format or the format of your discipline. This is a class of professionals so the assumption is you can spell and use proper grammar and punctuation. Formatting, grammar, punctuation and spelling are a component of all assessments in this course.
Board Policy 6.600 -- NPC Attendance Policy
Instructions to Students regarding attendance:
- Students are responsible to know and comply with syllabus attendance and coursework guidelines in each of their courses.
- Students are expected to meet all attendance requirements and engage in coursework as outlined in the course syllabus. Failure to maintain satisfactory course participation is the equivalent of excessive absenteeism and may result in the student being dropped. To maintain good-standing in online courses, students are expected to submit assigned coursework in a timely manner per instructor requirements.
- Students participating in athletics or a college-sponsored extracurricular activity are required to communicate scheduled absences ahead of time and to make arrangements with their instructors regarding missed coursework, including exams. The instructor determines how academic work associated with a college-sponsored absence(s) can be completed by the student.
- Failure to meet a course’s attendance policy does not mean a student will be automatically withdrawn from a course. Students seeking to withdraw from a course should do so either online through the student’s account or in person by visiting Student Affairs.
- Students who do not withdraw from a course by the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date will receive an earned grade.
- A faculty member may administratively withdraw a student from a course, including online courses, any time during the semester up to the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date if attendance does not meet syllabus guidelines.
- Students will not be administratively withdrawn by faculty after the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date except in life-changing circumstances or as a result of military orders.
- The withdrawal of a student from all courses may require the student to repay all or a portion of the financial aid received as calculated by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with government grant guidelines.
- Only in extraordinary circumstances may a student earn a grade of IP (In Progress) to defer course completion. Please see the Incomplete Grades policy in the Student Handbook located at www.np.edu.
The full attendance policy is available by clicking on this link to the Board Policy
Academic Honesty Policy
National Park College considers honesty and integrity as essential qualities of any learning institution. The faculty and staff strive to live up to these qualities in all aspects of their lives and encourage their students to do the same. Integrity and moral values will carry over in to their professional lives and careers. NPC’s goal is to successfully prepare all students for their futures and equip them to handle whatever challenges they may face; therefore, NPC considers academic dishonesty as unacceptable.
Any NPC students who display dishonesty in their behavior while attending classes at NPC will be subject to disciplinary action to help the student first and foremost, but to also protect the rights, dignity, and property of others while maintaining an environment that fosters success and learning.
Violations of the Academic Honesty Policy will not be tolerated on the campus. Violations may range from receiving an “F” on the assignment in question up to permanent removal from the College.
- Technology manipulation
- Misrepresentation and Lying
- Fabrication and Falsification
- Stealing, Defacing, and Destruction of Property
Please take time to read the entire policy, which can be found by clicking on this link to the Academic Honesty Policy.
Brightspace by Desire to Learn (D2L) is the official learning management system (LMS) for the College. All students are expected to complete the LMS Student Training prior to the first day of class during their first semester here. Below you will find various policies relating to the LMS.
Accessibility Statement: Links to the accessibility statements for all technologies required in the course are provided in LMS. You can find the various accessibility statements by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.
Netiquette Policy: The netiquette policy for this course is located in your course in the LMS. You can find the Netiquette policies by clicking on the Netiquette Link by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.
Flexibility Clause: The aforementioned requirements, assignments, policies, evaluation procedures, etc., are subject to change. Learners’ experiences and needs, as well as emerging knowledge, will be considered in modifying this course syllabus.
National Park College (NPC) believes in providing equal access and opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. It is our goal to ensure equal and comprehensive access to College programs, services, and campus facilities. It is the policy of NPC that no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and advantages or accommodations at the College. National Park College’s ADA statement may be accessed by clicking on this link to ADA statement.
The Disability Services office is located in Room 225 of the Student Commons Building. You are also welcome to call us at (501) 760-4227 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Students with disabilities should visit our website using this link to disability services for more information.
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center provides tutoring and other resources to help students succeed. Visit our webpage at this link to the Academic Success Center.
Computer Services Department
The Computer Services Department provides computing resources for students including password resets. Visit our webpage at this link to the Computer Services Department.
The NPC Library provides a wide variety of services to students. Visit the NPC Library website.
Support for the LMS is available through NPC Online by email to [email protected], phone at 501-760-4292, or visit Charlotte Phelps Room 204.
The Testing Center provides test support for students and faculty. To learn more about the testing center visit our webpage at Testing Center.
The schedule for this course will be made available in the LMS. The instructor reserves the right to modify the schedule as the semester progresses.
Students will be asked to evaluate their instructor and course near the end of the semester. These student evaluations are very important to the improvement in the quality of instruction and course materials. All results are anonymous and shared with the faculty only after the semester is over and grades have been posted.
The schedule, policies, and assignments in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances or by mutual agreement between the instructor and the students. The instructor will always inform the students of any changes in a timely manner.
In the event of a community crisis the college reserves the right to change the mode of instruction for any or all classes.