- Course Information
Instructor: Dr. Jay A. Nelson; Office: Smith 257; Tentative office hours: M.4-6; Thur. 3:30-4:30 M 5-6 in room 374 to coincide with study lab (a real good time for your whole group to come talk with me about lab questions. By appointment: almost anytime. While I have scheduled office hours, my general experience with office hours is that students rarely use them, preferring instead to come when it is most convenient for them. Therefore, while I will always be on campus during my office hours, I may not be in my office, in which case I will leave a note on my office door pertaining to where I may be found. I am very happy to speak with you about anything at any mutually agreeable time. Either catch me at lecture/lab or Phone #: 704- 3945 or e-mail <email@example.com> to make an appointment. Certainly you should feel free to e-mail me with your questions at any time of day or even on weekends.
Teaching Assistant: Khalid Srour (Khal); E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEXT: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. 8th Edition. Martini/Nath. Prentice Hall Publishing Co.
The text book is to provide support for you. There will never be exam questions drawn directly from the text. While exam material will be drawn ENTIRELY from the lectures, labs, and material on the web, however, you will find Martini essential for reaching the level of comprehension I am expecting of you. This is a very timely and readable text, but if you have access to another A&P text, you will be fine, however YOU are responsible for matching the assigned readings in Martini with whatever text you are using.
Laboratories: Anatomy & Physiology Revealed CD-ROM or Online Access Code
This cadaver dissection software is a required purchase for this course! Each enrolled student must have his/her own copy of this software to review human anatomy outside of lab. If you haven’t already purchased this software in the bookstore, you may visit http://www.aprevealed.com <http://www.aprevealed.com/> and follow these instructions:
Laboratory manual: You should already have a laboratory manual from A&P I. If not, you will need to purchase : Anatomy & Physiology I & II Laboratory Manual by C. S. Sinclair. Additional instructions for the laboratories will be placed online by the Sunday night preceding the laboratory.
I will be posting addendums to each week's physiology laboratory exercise by the Sunday prior to the scheduled lab. Labs absolutely have to be read before the scheduled laboratory (there may be quizzes at the beginning) and any questions that you have brought up before hand.
Check the WEB page frequently !
Sample lecture outline
Sample problem set
Sample lecture test problems
Sample lab list for an anatomy lab
Laboratory Note: All students must participate in each of the assigned laboratory exercises to satisfy the requirements for this course. Please refer to the official Towson University policy statement regarding students' rights and the use of animals found below:
"Towson University recognizes the right of all students to exercise their ethical beliefs with regard to animal and human rights. No student will be required to violate his/her ethical, spiritual, or religious beliefs in pursuit of education. However, the University recognizes that certain curricula require the use of animals as a necessary part of instruction, and it fully supports this practice. If the use of animals in class demonstrations or experiments is a requirement for successful completion of any course, the student will be obligated to comply with those requirements. Towson University has in place a mechanism to ensure that the use of animals as teaching tools meets all standards set forth by the USDA and NIH with regard to the humane treatment of animals. If any student finds the use of animals in teaching and research to violate his/her personal standards of ethics, this student should be apprised, beforehand, not to enroll in such courses and not to declare a major in a field which regularly requires the use of animals".
Computers/Web: If you haven't become familiar with the use of computers and the world wide web yet, you will need to do so for this course. Lecture outlines, problem sets, laboratory protocols and sample tests will only be available on our web site.
|LECTURE EXAM #1||Mar. 3||100||Laboratory Exam #1||Mar. 8-10||100|
|LECTURE EXAM #2||Apr. 19||100||Laboratory Exam #2||May 3-5||100|
|LECTURE EXAM #3||May 23||100|
Your final grade will be calculated out of 600 total points. +/- grading will be used. There will be no make-up exams. The exceptions to this are illness severe enough to warrant a medical excuse and a death in the immediate family. Make-up exams will be administered at a mutually agreeable time during finals week.
Course objectives: Biol 214 is the second part of a two semester human anatomy and physiology course sequence. Body systems studied in this course include the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. The objectives of Biol 214 are to: (1) demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between form (anatomy) and function (physiology) for each body system, (2) identify physiological changes that occur in homeostasis and disease, (3) demonstrate competence in using instrumentation and technology to collect, analyze, and interpret physiological data. Specifically, along the way you should:
1) get a feeling for the unique physiological capabilities of humans
2) begin to UNDERSTAND how humans work and become prepared for more advanced physiology courses
3) collect and work with scientific data like actual physiologists do
4) challenge your brain to actually learn something, as opposed to memorizing
1) work cooperatively in group situations
2) execute laboratories designed to answer scientific questions
3) present and analyze data effectively
4) improve your competence with scientific instrumentation
Wondering why the University makes you take Chemistry, Physics and Math as pre-requisites for biology courses?
This is where you find out!
Students with Disabilities: Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations, students who have any emergency medical information I should know of or students who need special arrangements in the event of an evacuation, should make an appointment with me as early as possible in the semester, preferably no later than the first week of the semester to explain their situation.
Academic Honesty The integrity of an academic community requires the full and correct citation of ideas and research findings. Each student can promote academic honesty by protecting his or her work from inappropriate use. Academic honesty is essential to ensure the validity of the grading system and to maintain a high standard of academic excellence throughout the university. The principle violations of academic honesty are cheating and plagiarism. Cheating includes the unauthorized use of certain materials, information, or devices in writing examinations, or in preparing papers or other assignments. Any student who aids another student in such dishonesty is also guilty of cheating. Other possible forms of cheating include submitting the same work in more than one class without permission. Plagiarism is the presentation of ideas, words, and opinions of someone else as one's own work. Paraphrased material, even if rendered in the student's own words, must be attributed to the originator of the thought. Students may be required to sign a plagiarism agreement in order to remain in this course.
Cheating policy: Cheating of any kind is not acceptable. Anyone caught cheating will be dismissed from the room and will earn a zero for the exam and/or quiz. In addition, the incident will be reported to Academic Affairs and a letter noting the incident will be placed in your permanent academic records. Don’t risk it…it’s not worth it! Please visit http://wwwnew.towson.edu/provost/resources/studentacademic.asp for additional information.
Attendance: Attendance is critical for your success in both the lecture and laboratory sections of the course. Lecture exam material is drawn only from my lectures, so these are, in essence, your first study guide. There is essentially no way to make up laboratory time; it will be hard for you to cobble together enough time from study labs to make up for your 3 scheduled hours of laboratory and you will have no guidance; the physiology labs are virtually impossible to make up and material from them will make up a substantial portion of the laboratory exams.
Laboratory rules: Food is prohibited in the lab at all times. Open drinks are not allowed.
Cell phones, ipads, twitter etc.: The use of cell phones or MP3 players is prohibited during class, including the labs. This refers to both "incoming" and "outgoing calls". Texting of all types is likewise forbidden as is use of electronic devises in lecture for doing anything other than looking at lecture slides or outlines. All of these can be very disruptive to your fellow students who have payed good money to be here as well as to me who is taking your money to be here and be competent. If this is difficult for you, just pretend that you are on an airliner taking off; use of your electronic device is likely to make Dr. Nelson crash.
Student conduct: Do everything you can to arrive on time; arriving late disturbs your fellow students' learning experience. Excessive talking or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated in lecture; you may be asked to leave.