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Human Anatomy and Physiology I - Spring 2012- Morrell

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  Course Title: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Biol 200)

CRN: 20176 (Morning)
CRN: 20178 (Afternoon)

  Instructor:      Dr. Tom Morrell       

  Office: 2724A (enter through 2724)
     Phone number: (760) 355-6148
     Email: t.morrell@imperial.edu

     Personal website:  http://www.imperial.edu/thomas.morrell

  Office hours:

Monday 5:45 - 6:15 pm
Tuesday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 5:45 - 6:15 pm

If for some reason you can not see me during my scheduled office hours   or hours by appointment please call, stop by, or email me so we can arrange a meeting.  I have an open door policy - and my office is always open, so feel free to stop by anytime.
  Class days, Time, Room:

CRN 20176 (Morning)
  Lecture: Monday/Wednesday, 8:35 - 9:30 am,  Room 2737
  Lab:   Monday/Wednesday, 9:40 - 12:50 pm, Room 2737

CRN 20178 (Afternoon)
Lecture: Monday/Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:25 pm,  Room 2737
Lab:   Monday/Wednesday, 2:35 - 5:45 pm, Room 2737

  Credit Units: 4


Cha. 1 Major Themes of A&P
Cha. 2 Chemistry of Life (Pt.1)
Cha. 2 Chemistry of Life (Pt.2)

Cha. 3 Cellular Form and Function
Cha. 4 DNA, genes, and proteins
Cha. 4 DNA & Mitosis (pt.2)
Cha. 5 Tissues (Pt. 1)
Cha. 5 Tissues (Pt.2)

Cha. 6 Integumentary System
Cha. 7 Bone Tissue

Cha. 8 Pt. 1 Axial Skeleton
Cha. 8 Pt. 2 Appendicular Skeleton
Cha. 9 Joints
Cha. 10 Muscle Systems
Cha. 11 Pt. 1 Muscle Tissue
Cha. 11 Pt. 2 Muscle Tissue

Cha. 12 Pt. 1 Nervous Tissue
Cha. 12 Pt. 2 Nervous Tissue

Cha. 13 Spinal Cord & Nerves
Cha. 14 Brain (Pt. 1)

Cha. 14 Brain (Pt. 2)
Cha. 15 Autonomic Nervous Sys.
Cha. 16 Senses

Lists and Figures

Cell figure
Axial Skeleton bone list

Appendicular Skeleton bone list
Joints list
Muscle List
Ear Figure

Ugly Naked Lady
Ugly Naked Man

Muscles Front

Muscles Back

Skin Figure

Transcription Figure
Translation Figure
Connective Tissue Figure


Course description: 
This is an intensive lecture and lab course designed to study the fundamental principles of human anatomy and physiology at the cellular, tissue, organ and systems level of organization.  The course includes pig and organ dissection, study of the human skeleton, structural and functional relationships, and an appreciation of related human diseases and aging.  Prerequisites include Math 090, and CHEM 100 and BIOL 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or MATH 090 with a grade of "C" or better and a current California LVN license. 

Textbooks and other materials:


1.      Saladin, Kenneth. Anatomy and Physiology:The unity of form and function. 6th edition 2012. McGraw Hill Publishing. ISBN 0077575342 (ISBN represents soft cover available at bookstore)
2. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual (Fetal Pig Version). Marieb, and E. N., and S J. Mitchel. 2011, 10th edition, Pearson/ Benjamin Cummings  ISBN 9780321616128



1.   Barron's Anatomy Flash Cards, 2nd Edition

 Attendance Policy:

Attendance is required
.  You will be responsible for all material presented during lecture and lab sessions.   If for some reason you can't attend a lecture, quiz or an exam you must provide a signed medical or legal excuse to document your absence in order for your absenceto be excused.  Students must realize that labs CANNOT be made up (regardless of the extracurricular activity that resulted in the absence, or whether its an excused absence). Some labs require numerous hours to prepare and/or require cooperative student participation.  Lab practical exams may not be made up.  Thus, attendance is mandatory at all labs.  If you miss a lab, you must see me immediately and provide a signed medical or legal excuse to document your absence.  All research indicates that there is a strong positive correlation between class attendance and good grades (i.e., those who attend class get better grades than those who skip class).        

Class attendance and tardy policy follows regulations set forth in the IVC catalog. Additionally, the IVC catalog states "disruption of a class can result in disciplinary action."   I consider coming into class tardy - a disruption.  Any student tardy/absent 4 times (in any combination) will be considered a disturbing element in class and will be directed to student services for discipilnary action.  This includes being tardy following any announced breaks during class or lab.   


Please note that personal issues, such as family obligations, family situations, border slowdowns, babysitters, sick babies, railroad crossings, job interviews, car problems and work schedules are not acceptable excuses for an absence or a tardy.  You are allowed one tardy. For all subsequent tardies you will be asked to provide a 4 page essay on the topic we are covering on that day. This will be due at the beginning of the next class. Failure to provide a 4 page (double spaced, 12 font) will result in the loss of 30 points. If you miss more than 1 hour of a daily lecture you will be recorded as absent. Additionally, leaving class or lab before it has been officially dismissed will be regarded as as an unexcused tardy and will result in an essay as described above. 

    It is the responsibility of the student to fill out the necessary paperwork if he/she no longer attends the class.  In order for a student to "officially" drop the course he/she must fill out the proper paperwork (this can be done on-line).  If this is not done, a semester grade of “F” will be assigned. 

Honor Policy:


       Imperial Valley College students must conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity.  Academic dishonesty by a student will not be tolerated.  Plagiarism or violations of copyright policies are a form of academic dishonesty and are treated as an ethics violation.


You will lose 25 points each time your cell phone rings, vibrates, buzzes, flashes or blinks during lecture or during lab (even if it is in your backpack or purse!).  Similarly you will incur the same penalty if I observe you "checking" your phone by looking at it, or using it as a calculator during a lecture or lab. You can be sure that I will provide you plenty of time to take care of all of your social networking needs. If you go to the restroom during class or lab leave your phone on the desk. You may provide your children's daycare and family health providers the phone number of the IVC Front Office so the office may contact you in class in the event of an emergency. Your course grade will be based on 5 lecture exams, 5 lab practical exams, lab and lecture quizzes, and assignments.  Unannounced quizzes may be given during lecture and lab.  Review sessions prior to exams will be arranged if there is an interest. 
  • Approximately 8 - 10 lab assignments and/or announced or unannounced quizzes (10-20 points each approximately)
  • Five lab practical exams (80 points each approximately)
  • Five lecture exams to cover lectures, textbook, CD-roms, videos, and other lecture/lab materials (80 points each approximately - the final will be partially comprehensive and be worth approximately 160 points.
  • Total = 1,000 points (approximate)

    Grades will be assigned according to the following scale:

    >90%  = A          
    80 - 89.9%  = B 
    70 - 79.9%  = C
    60 - 69.9%  = D
    <59.9%  = F 
I do not accept late homework without a signed legal or medical excuse

Special Needs and Accommodations

Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Program and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible (DSP&S, Room 2177, Health Sciences Building (760 355-6312). If you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please see during the first week of class.


Course Objectives


1. The student will list the characteristics of the human organism and describe the body's organization, regions, and cavities.
2. The student will describe the structure and explain the function of the cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus and associated organelles. The student will describe genetic regulation and protein synthesis.
3. The student will list and describe the types, function, and locations of the different tissues in the body.
4. The student will describe the structure of the integumentary system and derivatives and will explain their functions.
5. The student will explain bone formation and functions. The student will also recall the names and location of selected skeletal parts and describe the various types of articulations.
6. The student will explain the molecular theories of muscle contraction and will recall the names, location and actions of selected muscles.
7. The student will explain transmission and regulation of nerve impulses. The student will describe the structure and function of the human brain, spinal cord, and sensory organs.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Display critical thought related to topics in Human Anatomy using examination.
2. Identify the anatomy and display comprehension of the physiology of the dermis.
3. Display critical thought associated with the functioning of the skeletal muscle system during an exercise in personal responsibility.
4. Display critical thought related to current topics in human anatomy as it applies to a global perspective..

Schedule Anatomy and Physiology 1 - - Spring 2012- - Morrell

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Introduction to class

Nothing needed









Cha. 1 Introduction to A & P

Sm. Human models & lg. Torso models




Cha. 2 Chemical basis of life

CD#27  The chemistry of living things – previous lab









Cha. 2 Chemical basis of life

CD# 27 The chemistry of living things – models from week 1




Cha. 3 Cellular form and function

Microscopes, clean slides, H2O water eye droppers, and cover slips. Animal blood, 150 ml physiologic solution.   Thistle tube Osmosis Experiment: 2,400 ml 5% sodium chloride solution, distilled water. 8 500 ml beakers,, dialysis tubing and string, Disposable water droppers.  All previous labs.









Exam and Lab Practical 1

All previous lab models and posters




Cha 4.  Genetics and cellular function

CD# 36 From DNA to protein synthesis









Cha. 4 Genetics and cellular function

CD# 42  Mitosis




Cha. 5  Histology

Prepared slides: Connective tissue (Areolar, Adipose, Reticular, Dense Regular, Dense Irregular, Elastic, Hyaline Cartilage, Fibrocartilage, Elastic Cartilage, Bone tissue, Blood, Lymph; Epithelial Tissue: Simple epithelium (squamous, cuboidal, columnar), Stratified epithelium (squamous, cuboidal, columnar), Glandular epithelium, Mucus epithelium; Nervous Tissue: Neuron Smears; Muscle Tissue: Cardiac, Smooth, Skeletal. Posters of Animal cells and Tissues









President’s Day – No Class





Cha. 5 Histology

Same as 2-15









Cha. 6  Integumentary system

Skin models and everything from 2-15 




Exam  and Lab Practical 2

Everything from 2/27









Cha. 7  Bone tissue

Bone tissue models, skulls, bone boxes, skeletons (big and small), joint models, bone tissue slides & and all skin models and slides




Cha. 8 (Axial skeleton)

Same as 3-5









Cha. 8 (Appendicular skeleton)

Same as 3-5




Cha. 9 Joints  

All muscle tissue slides and models, all joint models & everything from 3-5









Cha. 11  Muscle Tissue (Pt. 1)

Everything from 3-14




Exam & Lab Practical 3

Everything from 3-19









Cha.  10  Muscle Systems

All muscle models, and slides




Cha. 11 Muscle Tissue (Pt. 2)

BIOPAC  and muscle tissue slides and muscle models           









Cha. 12 Nervous tissue

All neuron and nervous system models & slides  & everything from 3-28         




Cha.  12 cont.

 Everything from 4-2       




Spring Break

Spring Break




Cha. 13. Spinal Cord

Spinal cord models and models with spinal nerves.  Spinal nerve prepared slides and everything from 4-4        




Exam & Lab Practical 4

Everything from 4-16 









Cha. 14 Brain

All brain and spinal cord models         




Cha. 14 Brain

BIOPAC & everything from 4-23









Cha. 15 Autonomic nervous system

Models with autonomic nervous system and everything from 4-23




Cha. 16 Sensory Organs

Eye models, Sensory stimuli rubber hammers, tuning forks, 2 point touch discrimination, 150 q-tips, color blind book,3 600 ml beakers (Hot plate, and tub of ice) 6 reaction time rulers, field of vision boards.  Everything from 4-30










Everything from 5-2