BIO 22: Introductory Human Anatomy

Dr. R. Carter, Ph.D.

carterrc.csus.edu

 

Text: Martini, Timmons and Tallitsch: Human Anatomy 5th edition.

Carter, R: Human Anatomy Study Guide, 5th edition

 

Lab Fee: $5.00

 

Course Policies and Expectations

 

Your registration in this course indicates your knowledge of and acceptance of all policies and examination requirements. If I need to change any of the details in the syllabus (pages 1-3) or on WebCT, then I will announce it in class, and you will be responsible for these changes.

 

Dropping and Adding

 

You may drop at any time during the first two weeks by using CASPER web. After the second week of classes, you must go through the Department office. You will need to obtain the instructor's and the Department Chair's signature. You are responsible for the process and must walk the documents through the entire process.

 

The Department of Biological Sciences has a specific priority for adding students. If you wish to add this class priority will be given to students for whom not getting the class will delay graduation or admission to professional school. If you are in this situation, you should bring a copy of your transcript to within the first week of classes. If you have not passed the prerequisites, either BIO 9 or BIO 20 (BIO 1 and 2 for Biology majors), you should immediately drop this course. Passing the prerequisites with a C- or below will not ensure that you will pass this course.

 

Conduct

 

Cell Phones: Please do not use cell phones during lecture or laboratory. Please turn off these devices when entering the lecture hall or laboratory (use silent mode for emergencies).

 

Late entry: You are required to attend all lecture and laboratory sessions. Missing a lecture or lab is not an excuse for being unaware of any announcements or information covered in class/lab. Late entry is very distracting, and if you are late, please enter as quietly as you can. If you arrive late on a quiz or test day, you will not be given extra time to complete it. The average grades of attendees has been approximately 18% higher than that of non- attendees.

 

Talking: Please do not talk among yourselves when the instructor is talking or making an announcement. This is distracting to both the instructor and your fellow students. If conduct becomes a problem you will be warned the first time and the second time you will be asked to leave.

 

Laboratory material and safety: The materials for lab are expensive and hard to maintain. Please do not mark on them with pencils or pens. Use pointers to point out features/structures, not pencils or pens. Some models have multiple parts that could fall, so be aware when moving models from one table to another. If you break something, or notice that something is broken or missing, please inform the instructor promptly. The greatest protection against accidents is the exercise of common sense. Wet specimens, either preserved or fresh must be handled with gloves. Please keep the aisles clear of book bags, purses, etc. They are a hazard for tripping.

 

 

 

Academic honesty: No form of academic dishonesty is tolerated. Violators are subject to removal form the course (resulting in a grade of F)and disciplinary action as described in the University catalog. Examples of dishonestly include, but are not limited to:

 

How to study

 

This course involves an abundance of simple material. The demands for knowledge recollection will be greater than that of any past course you have taken. The challenge is less a measure of your intelligence than of your discipline, drive, and focus. You must read the chapter or topic before each lecture, this will help your interest and retention during lecture. Read the appropriate parts of the text before hand and know what material will be covered that day and have a plan of how to organize your study time. You should expect to spend a minimum of 2-4 hours outside of class studying for every hour you are scheduled to be in class.

 

Study for this course daily, for no less than an hour per day. Frequent smaller periods of study are more likely to be productive than fewer, longer periods. Material that is presented in the earlier parts of the course will be needed repeatedly. Building strong connections of understanding between the structures and concepts will make for a much easier acquisition of the material.

 

Most of your learning will occur during your studying, and studying requires skill. Developing skills requires frequent practice and involvement. Be imaginative and from study groups. Draw illustration and write out sequences, us the self-quiz in the textbook, talk with classmates, make analogies, learn root words, play word games with the vocabulary (use the twenty page glossary in the back of the textbook). Don't just read the material over and over, visualize the concepts, processes, and/or relationships.

 

Laboratory exams will consist of a number of "stations" where models, slides, illustrations, charts and other laboratory materials are set up with stickers or pins pointing out certain features. There may be a card on the table at some "stations" that has a question about the feature (i.e., What is the origin of this muscle?). You will be given a set time (usually two minutes) per station. If time allows, at the end of the lab exam students may be allowed to go back to a previous station.

 

Grade

 

Please avoid wasting time discussing grades or other personal issues during laboratory sessions. Grades are measures of performance that is not improved by thinking about them. Instead, improve your grade by focusing on the question answered incorrectly and the present material. Remember the final exams are comprehensive and that is why you should understand any material that you did not learn or thought of incorrectly.

 

Disabilities

 

Students having any disabilities or special needs should identify themselves to the instructor so that accommodations may be made. Students needing additional time will be required to take the exam at the testing center. The laboratory instructor should be able to allow up to an additional twenty minutes for students with documented needs.