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BIO 156 Human Biology for Allied Health

Course:
(082282)

S Y L L A B U S Instructor: Dr. Matt Pearcy


Your Course Learning Plan
Time August 25th through December 13th (Fall 2008)
Frame:

A. Instructor Contact and Communications


Phone: 928-649-5486
E-mail address: Matt.Pearcy@yc.edu
Skype address: mattpearcy

Office Location: VC.J 103


Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 amto 2:00 pm, or by
appointment. Monday’s office hours from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm will
be held in the learning center.
Classroom location: Monday from 8:00 am to 10:45 am in VC.L 105

B. General Course Information


Credit hours: 4.0
Course description: An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an
emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell
history, histology, microbiology, and genetics.
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: None
Course purpose: 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.
Textbooks, software, Human Biology by Daniel Chiras, sixth edition.
supplies, equipment and
tools:
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 in class exams, including a
comprehensive final, quizzes, successful completion and write up of
laboratory assignments, a 10 minute presentation to the class and
participation in classroom discussions.

Exams:
Grading (credit) criteria: 3 in class exams at 100 pts apiece …………………300 pts.
1 comprehensive final ……………………………...200 pts.
Quizzes:
10 quizzes at 20 pts. apiece .………………………..200 pts.
Labs:
Labs, 14 at 25 pts. apiece…………………………..350 pts.
Presentations:
In class presentation………………………………..50 pts.
Learning Styles Assessment…………………………..20 pts.
Total Points 1,120 pts.
Letter Grades: A = 1,008 – 1,120 pts. B = 896 – 1,007 pts. C = 784 – 895 pts. D =
672 – 783 pts. F ≤ 671 pts.
Labs: Labs will be graded for quality and completeness.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be given in class about oncea week. Each quiz will be
worth 20 points.
Exams: There will be three closed book, in class exams throughout the semester
worth 100 points each. There will also be a closed book comprehensive
final at the conclusion of the class worth 200 points.
Presentation: Each student will give a 10 minute presentation to the class during the
semester on a topic assigned by the instructor.
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.
Absences: There are no make-ups allowed for labs or quizzes. Exams can be made
up with instructor permission only. All of the exams and the
presentation must be completed in order to pass the class. No extra
credit work is 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 non-
audible 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 Fall 2008 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 Date Topic
1 August 25th 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
2 September 1st
Course Content: Cellular evolution and respiration.
Labor Day, NO CLASS
Introductory Biochemistry
Learning Outcome: Identify common cell types. Describe
the principles of biological chemistry and how the principles
apply to all cellular life.
3 September 8th Chapters 4 and 5
th
Quiz #1 is September 8 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 September 15th Chapter 6
th
Exam #1 is September 15 Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology.
Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features
of mammals.
5 September 22nd Chapters 7 and 8
Quiz #2 is September 22nd Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology.
Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features
of mammals.
6 September 29th Chapters 9 and 10
Quiz #3 is September 29th Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology.
Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features
of mammals.
7 October 6th Chapters 11 and 12
Quiz #4 is October 6th Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology.
Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features
of mammals.
8 October 13th Chapter 13
Exam #2 is October 13th Course Content: Human anatomy and physiology.
Learning Outcome: Identify the major anatomical features
of mammals.
9 October 20th Chapters 14
th
Quiz #5 is October 20 Course Content: Clinical Microbiology
Learning Outcome: Identify characteristics of clinically
important microbes and the diseases they produce.
10 October 27th Chapter 15
th
Quiz #6 is October 27 Course Content: Clinical Microbiology
Learning Outcome: Identify characteristics of clinically
important microbes and the diseases they produce.
11 November 3rd Chapters 16 and 17
Quiz #7 is November 3rd 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.
12 November 10th Chapter 18
Exam #3 is November 10th Course Content: Molecular genetics.
Learning Outcome: Describe DNA replication and protein
synthesis and relate this to human development.
13 November 17th Chapter 19
Quiz #8 is November 17th Course Content: Molecular genetics.
Learning Outcomes: Describe DNA replication and protein
synthesis and relate this to human development.
14 November 24th Chapters 23
Quiz #9 is November 24th 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.
15 December 1st Chapter 24
Quiz #10 is December 1st Course Content: Describe major ecological impacts of
humans and health-related implications.
Learning Outcomes: Describe major ecological impacts of
humans and health-related implications.
16 December 8th Overall class review and Final Exam
th
Final Exam is December 8
Lab Schedule of BIO 156 Fall Semester 2008
Week Date Labs Covered
1 August 25th Microscope (pages 2-1 to 2-8)
2 September 1st NO LAB (Labor Day Holiday)
3 September 8th Chemical Properties of Cells (pages 5-1 to 5-7)
4 September 15th Cells: A Radical Idea (pages 7-1 to 7-11)
5 September 22nd Diffusion and Osmosis (pages 8-1 to 8-8)
6 September 29th Saliva Enzyme (pages 10-1 to 10-3)
7 October 6th Body Systems: Dissect Heart and Eye
8 October 13th Body Systems: Dissect Fetal Pig
Group 1 and 2 presentations
9 October 20th Viral DNA Analysis
Group 3 and 4 presentations
10 October 27th Simple Stain and Antibiotic Resistance
Group 5 and 6 presentations
11 November 3rd Gram Stain
Group 7 and 8 presentations
12 November 10th Mitosis lab (12-1 to 12-4)
Group 9 and 10 presentations
13 November 17th Blood Typing
14 November 24th Human Genetics
Group 11 and 12 presentations
15 December 1st Genetically Modified Foods
16 December 8th NO Lab (Class Review)
During the course of the laboratory experiments students will use all of the concepts listed in the Learning
Outcomes portion of the syllabus to successfully complete the lab.