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ANPS 020 Z1: Human Anatomy & Physiology

Summer 2015 - 4 Credit Hours

Terrill Building 108
MTWTh: 9:00am-1:00pm
Course Director
Dr. Sean Flynn
Phone: 802-656-0414
Dept. of Neurological Sciences
Office: HSRF 432
Office Hrs: MTWTh: 1:00pm 3:00pm; F: by appointment
A. Course Summary & Goals:
Summer Undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology is an interdisciplinary, eight-week course
covering the anatomy & physiology of the major systems of the human body. This course is
specifically designed for students interested in the health sciences who need a strong foundational
understanding of how the human body systems work both individually and in concert. The course
format involves didactic lectures presented four days per week, as well as an online laboratory
component. The anatomy & physiology of the whole body will be covered in two courses (ANPS
019 & ANPS20). In ANPS 020 we will focus on the cardiac system, immune system, digestive
system, respiratory system, endocrine signaling, renal system, and reproductive system. Special
note: The first lecture on ANPS 020 will begin after the ANPS 019 final exam at 11:00am on
June 16th.
B. Course Learning Objectives:
1. To provide a common anatomical and physiological language for communication within the health
science community.
2. To provide basic information about the microscopic and macroscopic structure of tissues and organs
of the human body.
3. To develop knowledge of the anatomy of the human body by studying how the structure of an organ
system relates to its function.
4. To understand key physiological principles which regulate normal organ function.
5. To understand how different organ systems work in concert to facilitate normal body functions.
6. To understand how alterations in normal organ function leads to disease.
C. Course Resources:
1. Lectures: All lectures will be presented in Terrill 108 from 9:00 am 1:00 pm, Monday through
Thursday. An electronic copy of lecture handouts will be made available through Blackboard, and a
black & white photocopy of the lecture slides will also be available as a handout in lecture. Students
are responsible for information presented in lecture, appearing in the lecture notes, or assigned by a
lecturer. It is highly recommend you review the lecture notes prior to lecture. This will help you get
familiar with the terminology and concepts that will be discussed in class.

2. Textbook: Anatomy & Physiology, An Integrative Approach 1st Edition, 2013

McKinley/O'Loughlin/Bidle (McGraw-Hill) will be used for both ANPS 019 and ANPS 020.
Individual lecturers will provide appropriate sections to read in preparation for lectures. The
textbook is recommended, but not required for the course.

3. Online laboratory assignments: Both ANPS 019 and ANPS 020 include a required online
laboratory component that accounts for 1 credit in this 4 credit course. Laboratory experiments,
exercises, assignments, and self-study materials will be accessible through Connect Anatomy &


need to re-register for the Summer ANPS 020 website in Connect. Students who were not enrolled
previously in ANPS at UVM will need to purchase a personal access code to Connect since this is a
required and graded component of the course. This access code is included in the textbook
package options offered for this course at the UVM bookstore (you will find it shrink wrapped with
the book), or you may purchase the access code separately from the McGraw-Hill Connect website.
Detailed instructions to register for and log into Connect will be provided in lecture and on the
Blackboard course page.

4. Blackboard: The ANPS Blackboard page is an online resource for accessing course policies, lecture
material, worksheets, practice quizzes, grade postings, lab instructions and material that arent on
Connect. We will also use the Blackboard website for all announcements and course updates.
Bookmark the site on your computer, and check it often. To access Blackboard:
Blackboard ID: Your netID
Password: Your network password

5. Podcasts: Audio recordings of lectures will be released as podcasts and uploaded to the Blackboard
site. These podcasts are provided as a courtesy, and should not be used as a substitute for attending

Evaluation Policies:
1. Lecture and Laboratory Exams: Four (4) non-cumulative exams (90 minutes) will be given in
Summer ANPS 020. Each exam will consist of 60 multiple-choice questions drawn from lecture
material and 30 multiple-choice questions drawn from lab material. The lecture and lab components
of each exam will be graded separately (see Grading Policy below) and exam scores will be posted
to your gradebook in Blackboard. For specific content covered on each exam see the course
June 22
June 29
July 6
July 10
2. Graded laboratory assignments: The required online laboratory component includes laboratory
exercises and graded homework assignments, accessible through McGraw-Hill Connect A&P for
each lecture block (see the class schedule). You must complete the lab assignments before the
deadline posted for each lab assignment in order to receive credit. Specific instructions for the
exercises that should be completed for each lab assignment will be posted on the Blackboard
website and may include simulated physiology experiments (PHILS), powerpoint presentations,
videos, or study modules in the cadaver dissection tool, Anatomy & Physiology Revealed (APR).
After you complete the suggested exercises for each lab assignment, there will be a homework
assignment on Connect that will be graded. This homework assignment is open book you may
use any of your materials to answer the questions, but you must complete it before the deadline for
that lab. You will have two attempts maximum to complete each lab assignment; only the attempt
with the highest score will be recorded as your final grade. However, on your second attempt, 5%
will be deducted from your score. There will be a bonus for scoring 80% or higher on the Connect
lab homework assignment. Any student that scores 80% or higher (in either the first or second
attempt) on their assignment, will receive a grade of 100% for that lab. If you score less than 80%,
your grade for that lab will be the higher of your two attempts.

Late submission penalty for homework assignments: Each lab assignment will have a published
due date or deadline for submission any assignment submitted after the deadline will incur a 1%
penalty for each hour the assignment is late. Students who submit their assignments after the
deadline will have only one attempt to do the assignment, and there will be no bonus points for late
assignments. All students are responsible for ensuring that their assignment is submitted (by
clicking the SUBMIT button) in order to receive a score for the lab. Students who need extensions
on lab assignment deadlines because of documented illnesses or injuries, hospitalizations, or other
documented emergencies should contact the Lab Director as soon as possible to avoid the late
submission penalty.
3. Grading Policy: Your final course grade will be calculated based on individual performance on the
four Lecture exams, four Lab exams and the laboratory assignments as follows:

Graded Material

Percent of Grade



Lecture Exams 1-4


Laboratory Exams 1-4


Lab assignments



Separate Scantron answer sheets are used with the exams and only answers that are correctly filled in
will be graded. Questions about your exam grade and requests to review the exam should be
directed to the Course Director, Dr. Sean Flynn within one-week of grade announcement. Exams will
not be scaled and no extra credit options will be offered.
Letter grades are assigned and reported to the Registrars office as follows:
below 60%
-----------------------------------------4. Missing an Exam or lab homework assignment submission:
Make-ups for missed lecture exams will be made available only to the student who proves with
documentation that s/he is unable to attend scheduled exams AND has a legitimate reason for
rescheduling an exam. Severe illness requiring students to be away from school and family tragedies
are all qualifying reasons for rescheduling an exam. Vacation plans, minor illness, work schedule
conflicts and social functions are not qualifying reasons for rescheduling an exam. Students

should contact the Course Director prior to the date of the exam if they will need to reschedule an
exam. Students with sudden emergencies will need to document the reason for an absence.
Extensions for submission of lab assignments will be granted following the same rules described for
scheduling make-up exams above.
E. Faculty:
1. Course Director: Dr. Sean Flynn (Department of Neurological Sciences) is responsible for
administrative course duties, evaluation of students and assignment of grades. Contact the course
director concerning rescheduling an exam (with documentation), review of an exam, guidance
studying the lecture and lab material, advice on good study habits, or any other questions related to
the course. Although it is recommended you contact each lecturer directly with questions about the
lecture material, you can also contact the Course Director if not receiving an answer in a timely
Dr. Sean Flynn
Office: HSRF 432
Phone: 802-656-0414
2. Laboratory Director: Laura Merriam is the coordinator of the online laboratory portion of the course.
Any questions or problems related to accessing Connect, or questions about the lab assignments can
be directed to her.
Laura Merriam
Office: Given D403
Phone: 802-656-8044
3. Lecturers: There are several instructors presenting the lecture material. Contact information for
each instructor may be also found on the Blackboard course website.
Dr. Ellen Black
Phone: 656-9397

office: Given D103


Dr. Carson Cornbrooks

Phone: 656-0406
office: Given C427B


Dr. Victor May

Phone: 656-4579

office: HSRF 428


Dr. George Osol

Phone: 656-1203

office: Given C217A


F. Where can you find HELP?

Help can be obtained in a variety of ways. Please avail yourself of any combination that works for you.
Please, don't fall behind. Students who wait until the last moment to study invariably do poorly in
the course. The Course Directors and Lecturers are here to help, and want you to succeed. They are
your primary point of contact should you have questions regarding the course material. If you have
questions ask promptly before or after lecture, make an appointment with the lecturer, or attend a
scheduled review session. Contact lecturers directly to schedule time to meet and please understand that
all of your lecturers have other teaching and/or research commitments; so do not wait until just before
the exam. Review sessions will be offered prior to exams to give students an opportunity to ask
questions. The schedule for any review sessions will be announced in lecture and posted on Blackboard.

G. University Policies:
Student Learning Accommodations: In keeping with University policy, any student with a
documented disability interested in utilizing accommodations should contact ACCESS, the office of
Disability Services on campus. ACCESS works with students and faculty in an interactive process to
explore reasonable and appropriate accommodations via an accommodation letter to faculty with
approved accommodations as early as possible each semester. All students are strongly encouraged to
meet with their faculty to discuss the accommodations they plan to use in each course.
Contact ACCESS: A170 Living/Learning Center; 802-656-7753;;
UVMs policy on disability certification and student support:
Religious Holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. If you need to miss
class to observe a religious holiday, please submit the dates of your absence to me in writing by the end
of the second full week of classes. You will be permitted to make up work within a mutually agreedupon time.
Academic Integrity: The policy addresses plagiarism, fabrication, collusion, and cheating.
Grade Appeals: If you would like to contest a grade, please follow the procedures outlined in this
Grading: For information on grading and GPA calculation, go to
and click on Policies for an A-Z listing.
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities:
FERPA Rights Disclosure: The purpose of this policy is to communicate the rights of students
regarding access to, and privacy of their student educational records as provided for in the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.
H. Purchasing Options for Course Materials (NOTE: If you purchased material for ANPS 019 you do
not need to purchase anything else!)
The textbook "Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach" McKinley et al., 1st Ed. (McGrawHill), is recommended for both ANPS19 and ANPS20. Two options to purchase the textbook will be
available in the UVM bookstore:
1. Hardcover text bundle:
ISBN: 9780077927042
Format: Hard Bound Book Multimedia Package
Estimated price (subject to change): ~$294
This package includes:
A hardcover copy of the textbook (we recommend this option if you would like to use
the book as a reference source throughout your career)
Access to the textbook e-text (e-book)
A 1-year access code for the required online laboratory component (Connect Plus).
NOTE: If you buy a copy elsewhere (i.e., a friend or somewhere online), you will still
have to purchase a new access code for Connect that is directly connected to you. Only
through your personal ConnectPlus account will you be able to submit assigned
exercises for the laboratory component of this course.

2. Loose leaf text bundle:

ISBN: 9781259137914
Format: Loose-leaf Book Multimedia Package
Estimated price (subject to change): ~$159
This package includes:
An unbound, 3-hole punch copy of the textbook (Note: the bookstore will not buy back
this format)
Access to the textbook e-text (e-book)
A 1-year access code for the required online laboratory component (Connect Plus).
If you are unsure if you will remain in this course, you can also select the free 2-week trial option at the
ANPS 020 Connect website. With the trial option you also will be given access to the e-book textbook so
you can decide if you would prefer the hardcopy version. The e-book in Connect is fully printable and
searchable. In addition, you can annotate and highlight the e-book (and print out a study page with your
annotations) and view helpful study tools as you read the e-book online.
If you have any technical questions regarding CONNECT, please direct these to McGraw-Hill tech support,
either by visiting their website at: for helpful FAQs, or by calling 800-331-5094.
They are open Monday-Thursday 9am- Midnight, Fridays 9am-7pm, as well as Sundays 7pm-Midnight.
Please note: We do not recommend trying to buy the textbook from an online retailer since the
products are often misrepresented and often dont come with the necessary Connect Access Code. If
you wish to purchase a physical textbook, we highly recommend you purchase it at the UVM
bookstore. If you are interested in a digital option only (ConnectPlus with e-text, or Connect (no etext), you may wish to explore your options at the ANPS 020 course website that is used to register for
Connect. You may register for a free trial while you decide which textbook option is best for you.
Please feel free to email Laura Merriam with any questions.

Suggestions for Succeeding in ANPS

1. Attend Lectures: Students who dont attend lecture usually do not perform well in this class. They also
miss important class announcements and clarifications.
2. Be respectful of your classmates: Classes are for you to listen and learn, and the lecturers are trying their
best to make the material understandable for your benefit. If you come to class and socialize, you may be
asked to leave the room. Turn off all cell phones before entering the classroom.
2. Listen and Take Notes: Turn off your cell phone and tune out your friends so you can get the most out
of class. Bring your lecture notes to class so you can make notes in the margins and highlight areas stressed
by the lecturer.
3. Use your textbook: If you did not understand something covered in lecture, use your textbook as a
reference source. Look up key words in the index, and read that section of the text. Find key diagrams
stressed by the lecturer and read the corresponding explanation. The textbook is an excellent resource, but
sometimes covers material at a different depth than the lecturer.
4. Study every day: The expectation for college students is that they spend 3 hours of study time for
every hour of lecture. Spend this time by reviewing the lecture notes and textbook, and making notes of
key vocabulary. Dont wait until right before an exam, and then study for 24 hours straight and expect to
learn the material! This course covers a tremendous amount of new vocabulary, and can seem like you are
studying a foreign language. If you wait until the last minute to study, you wont have time to master the
vocabulary, let alone the concepts using that vocabulary.
5. Dont wait until the last minute to start your lab assignment: The labs are designed to give you an
opportunity to spend time with the material in order to learn it. The lab assignments involve various
resources (videos, physiology exercises, APR modules) that should be studied before the graded homework
is completed. Dont skip through your assignment quickly just to get your assignment points. Time spent
with lab material will help you learn concepts that will be covered again in the exams.
6. Find some friends and study together. Students who work together usually do well you find out what
you dont know by explaining it to each other. Working in a group also helps keep you motivated to stay
current with the lecture material.