Zanella, L.J. 1995. The Human Body - An Owners Manual
Human Anatomy is a fifteen week course that meets five and one half hours each week. Two and one half hours are spent in lecture and three hours are spent in the laboratory. The lecture is based principally on descriptive material with theoretical support where appropriate. Success in the laboratory will be founded on self-discipline and effort on the part of the student. The pace of the laboratory work will be set to match progress in lecture so far as is possible.
Student evaluation will be based upon biweekly quizzes, three laboratory practical exams, and threewritten lecture exams.
Allied health science deals with the normal and pathological processes of the human organism. Since structure and function are uniquely interrelated, one must have a basic knowledge of the human functional morphology to understand these processes. To communicate within the health professions, a common anatomical language is necessary. To understand the sick or damaged body, one must be familiar with the normal body. To ascertain the damage to muscle, bone, nerves, or other tissues, and to repair that damage requires knowledge of the function of these structures as they work together.
Our general goals will be:
To attain these goals we will rely on the textbooks listed in the syllabus, the lecture and especially the time spent in lab, both assigned and extra, as far as possible.
Laboratory Practical Exams 100 points each
Written Lecture Exams 100 points each
Quiz Average 100 points total
Total Possible Points 700
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following point accumulations:
To pass the course the student must have a lecture exam grade that is passing and a laboratory exam grade that is passing.
At least one quiz will be given each week. The material for these quizzes will be announced at least one class in advance. Make-up quizzes are never given. All quizzes must be taken with ones assigned section.
Three written lecture exams will be given. The exams will be based on reading assignments and lectures. Make-up exams will be given if arrangements are made with the instructor PRIOR to the scheduled exam or if proof of a legitimate absence can be furnished.
Three laboratory practical exams will be given. The exams will be based on the laboratory assignments. Make-up laboratory exams are never given regardless of the reason for the absence.
Often, at the end of the semester students request that their grades be made available before the school sends out the grades. If a student desires early notification of their grade, he or she should bring a self-addressed stamped #10 business envelope to the instructor before the last meeting. Do not under any circumstance call the school for a grade unless otherwise directed because of the significant impact this has on the staff's ability to perform their normal workload. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
The Biology Department will provide dissection instruments. Scissors, a probe, and forceps will be needed. No scalpel is to be used.
Attendance is essential in lab. Each lab is three hours long. The student must complete any work missed on his/her own time.
Human Anatomy instruction will be "Self Instruction". The student is expected to prepare for class and laboratory by completing the reading assignments in the text and/or dissector. The laboratory is a place to work and study. The lab will be open to all students as announced in class provided there is room. If you wish to study while another class is using the facilities, be sure and ask the instructor's permission before working in the lab. The following rules must be followed throughout the semester:
2000 by William Johnson II