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BIO 156 Human Biology for Allied Health

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Online (091522)
Dr. Matt Pearcy January 21st to May 12th (Spring 2009)

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A. Instructor Contact and Communications Phone: E-mail address: Skype address: Office Location: Office Hours: 928-649-5486 Matt.Pearcy@yc.edu mattpearcy VC.J 103 Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and Thursday from 11:00 amto 2:00 pm. Office hours from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday will be held in the Learning Center. The rest of my office hours will be in my office. Office hours will be held at alternate times by appointment. Online B. General Course Information Credit hours: Course description: 4.0 An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell history, histology, microbiology, and genetics. None Human biology is a general education course intended for students with pre-nursing/health professional goals. Although the focus of the class is on the biology of the human species, many of the concepts will allow for a greater appreciation and understanding of the universal processes for all life on this planet. These principles include basic chemistry, cell physiology, cell reproduction, genetics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, evolution and environmental impacts. Human Biology by Daniel Chiras, sixth edition.

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C. Course Content and Outcomes Course content: 1. Clinical microbiology 2. Human physiology and anatomy 3. Molecular genetics 4. Mendelian genetics 5. Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction 6. Cellular evolution and respiration 7. Human evolution and natural selection 8. Light microscopy 9. Scientific method and applications to medicine 10. Human impacts and the environment 11. Introduction to biochemistry Learning outcomes: 1. Identify characteristics of clinically important microbes and the diseases they produce. 2. Identify the major anatomical features of mammals. 3. Identify common human cell types. 4. Describe DNA replication and protein synthesis and relate this to human development. 5. Investigate specific patterns and probabilities of genetic inheritance and describe results. 6. Describe the organization and specialization of human cells into tissues and organs. 7. Diagram the eukaryotic cell cycle and relate its features to the controlled growth of human cells. 8. Describe the evolutionary support for the domains of life. 9. Define natural selection, describe varied evidences for evolution, and discuss the implications for human evolution. 10. Use a light microscope to examine cells and cell structures. 11. Relate the principles of the scientific method to current medical research. 12. Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications. 13. Describe the principles of biological chemistry and how the principles apply to all cellular life. Assessments: Assessments for this course will include online quizzes and exams. The final exam for the class will be proctored . Students will use an approved testing center of their choice to take the final exam. Students will also complete laboratory activities online. Lastly, each

student will take a learning styles assessment and write a short paper on the subject. Grading (credit) criteria: Exams: 3 online exams at 100 pts. apiece …..………………300 pts. 1 proctored comprehensive final exam………...…...250 pts. Quizzes: 10 online quizzes at 20 pts. apiece .………………..200 pts. Labs: Labs, 13 at 25 pts. apiece……………………...…..325 pts. Learning Styles Assessment……………………..……..20 pts. Total Points 1,095 pts. Letter Grades: A = 985 – 1,095 pts. B = 876 – 984 pts. C = 766 – 875 pts. D = 657 – 765 pts. F ≤ 656 pts. Labs: Labs will be graded for quality and completeness. Labs will be assigned weekly and will be due on Fridays at midnight. Quizzes: Quizzes will be given online about oncea week. Each quiz will be worth 20 points and will be due on Wednesdays at midnight. Exams: There will be three online examsthroughout the semester worth 100 points each. There will also be a closed book proctored comprehensive final at the conclusion of the class worth 250 points. Learning Styles Each student will complete a learning styles assessment and write a Assessment: short paper detailing their learning style and their plan to be successful in the class. Assessmen Students will always have a least sixdays to complete an assignment; t Policy: therefore, no late work will be accepted. There will be no individual extra credit work allowed.

Student Resources (as applicable)
Library services: Library services are available at the Prescott Campus and the Verde Valley Campus libraries. Both libraries are members of a countywide library network, which provides access to a wide-range of information and resources at libraries throughout Yavapai County. Possession of a College library card entitles students to access materials housed at member libraries. Instructors may place required course materials on reserve in the library or make assignments that require the use of library resources.

Learning Centers: A Learning Centeris available on the Prescott and Verde Valley Campuses. These centers provide a variety of learning support for students including tutoring, adaptive computer and equipment for students with disabilities, and a networked general computer lab. Tutoring: Call for details: Prescott 776-2085 or Verde Valley 634-6562 Online resources and Online writing tutoring for any academic subject is available at services: www2.yc.edu/content/learningcenters

Instructor Procedures and Institution Policies
Attendance: Students are expected to attend and participate in all class meetings, laboratories, and field trips. A student who expects to be absent due to another school-sponsored activity or compelling personal reason must make prior arrangements with the instructor. All course work must be made up as directed by the instructor. A student who does not adhere to instructor and College attendance requirements may be dropped from the course as defined in the Yavapai College General Catalog. Course withdrawal: After the drop/add period closes, students may withdraw until the deadline for student-initiated withdrawals. Withdrawals result in a "W" on the permanent transcript. For semester-length classes 14 weeks in length or longer, the withdrawal deadline is November 1 in the Fall semester, April 1 in the Spring semester. For classes of 4 days to 14 weeks in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. For classes of 1-3 days in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. A "Y" is noted on the permanent transcript for an administrative withdrawal. More information can be obtained from the Admissions & Registration Office. Academic integrity: Honesty in academic work is a central element of the learning environment. The presentation of another individual’s work as one’s own or the act of seeking unfair academic advantage through cheating, plagiarism or other dishonest means are violations of the College’s “Student Code of Conduct.” Definitions of plagiarism, cheating, and violation of copyright and penalties for violation are available in the Yavapai College General Catalog. Student code of conduct: Respect for the rights of others and for the College and its property are fundamental expectations for every student. The “Student Code of Conduct” outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct. Disability support services: Yavapai College is committed to providing educational support services to students with documented disabilities. Academic support services or accommodations for mobility impaired students must be arranged

through the ADA Coordinator (Prescott Campus: 928.776.2079 or Verde Valley Campus: (928.634.6563). Cell phone and pager: Yavapai Collegeis committed to providing a quality learning environment. All cell phones and pagers must be placed in a nonaudible mode while in classrooms, computer labs, the library, the learning center, and testing areas. Cell phones and pagers must be used outside these facilities. Preventing Harassment: Students are expected to respond and write in a professional and appropriate manner when activities are assigned to create scenarios, discuss opinions, present on a selected subject, or post to a web board. Inappropriate language or objectionable material will not be tolerated and could result in a failing grade for the class. Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintain an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty havethe professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender variance and nationalities.

BIO 156 Spring 2009 Tentative Class Schedule
The general course content and learning outcomes addressed for each class is listed below. The topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the content listed below. I reserved the right to change the contents listed below. If the content is changed I will issue a new syllabus and syllabus agreement form to insure that all students are aware of the changes. Week 1 Date January 18
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Topic Chapters 1 and 2

Course Content: Scientific method and application to medicine. Cellular evolution and respiration. Learning Outcomes: Use a light microscope to examine cells and cell structures. Relate the principles of the scientific method to current medical research. Identify common cell types. Chapter 3 Course Content: Cellular evolution and respiration. Introductory Biochemistry Learning Outcome: Identify common cell types. Describe the principles of biological chemistry and how the principles apply to all cellular life. Chapters 4 and 5 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction. Human physiology and anatomy. Learning Outcomes: Identify common human cell types. Describe the organization and specialization of human cells into tissues and organs. Identify the major anatomical features of mammals. 4 February 8th Exam #1 due February 11th Lab #3 due February 13 5 February 15th Quiz #3 due February 18th Lab #4 due February 20th 6 February 22nd Quiz #4 due February 25 Lab #5 due February 27 7 March 1st Quiz #5 due March 4th Lab #6 due March 6th 8 March 8th Exam #2 due March 11
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January 25th Quiz #1 due January 28th Lab #1 due January 30th

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February 1st Quiz #2 due February 4th Lab #2 due February 6th

Chapter 6 Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology. Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features of mammals. Chapters 7 and 8 Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology. Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features of mammals. Chapters 9 and 10 Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology. Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features of mammals. Chapters 11 and 12 Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology. Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features of mammals. Chapter 13 Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology. Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features of mammals. SPRING BREAK! Find time to have some fun.

Lab #7 due March 13th 9 March 15th

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March 22nd Quiz #7 due March 25 Lab #8 due March 27
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Chapters 14 and 15 Course Content: Clinical Microbiology Learning Outcome: Identify characteristics of clinically important microbes and the diseases they produce. Chapters 16 and 17 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction. Mendalian genetics Learning Outcomes: Diagram the eukaryotic cell cycle and relate its features to the controlled growth of human cells. Investigate specific patterns and probabilities of genetic inheritance and describe results.

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March 29th Quiz #7 due April 1st Lab #9 due April 3rd

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April 5th Exam #3 due April 8th Lab #10 due April 10th

Chapter 18 Course Content: Molecular genetics. Learning Outcome: Describe DNA replication and protein synthesis and relate this to human development. Chapter 19 Course Content: Molecular genetics. Learning Outcomes: Describe DNA replication and protein synthesis and relate this to human development. Chapters 23
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April 12th Quiz #8 due April 15th Lab #11 due April 17th

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April 19th Quiz #9 due April 22nd Lab #12 due April 24

Course Content: Human evolution and natural selection. Human impacts and the environment. Learning Outcomes: Describe the evolutionary support for the domains of life. Define natural selection, describe varied evidences for evolution, and discuss the implications for human evolution. Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications.

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April 26th Quiz #10 due April 29 Lab #13 due May 1st
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Chapter 24 Course Content: Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications. Learning Outcomes: Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications.

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May 3rd Final Exam due May 6
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Overall class review and Final Exam