Anatomy 125: Course Description

Instructor: Dr. Robert Droual
Office: Science Community Center 246
Phone: 575-6834
Email: droualb@mjc.edu
 
Objectives:
     This course is designed to familiarize the student with the organs of the human body on both the micro- and macroscopic levels. At the completion of this course the student should understand the basic anatomical organization of the human body including the relative position of various organs, systems and tissues. Some information about organ system functions (physiology) will also be included. This course is designed to prepare those who are entering the health professions.
     Course Learning Outcomes
 
Materials:
  A. Required:
1. Lecture Text: Human Anatomy, FH Martini et al
  2. Scantron answer sheets (form 882E)
  3. Rubber gloves We will NOT supply gloves for dissection.
  B. Recommended:
  1. Histology Text: Many excellent texts are available  and can be purchased cheaply if you get a used copy or an older edition. 
  3. Atlas of Human Anatomy: Again, many excellent texts are available and can be purchased cheaply, particularly if you buy an older edition.  
  C. Optional:
  1. Anatomy Coloring Book (Various ones found in the bookstore)
  2. Medical Dictionary (Very useful, particularly if you go on into a health profession.)
  3. Anatomy Flash Cards (Mostly for skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems)
 
Grading Policy: The final grade will be a single letter grade based upon the following:
Quizzes - There will be at least 12 unannounced quizzes on the lecture covered during the previous day. The quizzes will be given promptly at the beginning of the class and will last for about 5 minutes. Each quiz will be worth 5 points. Only the 10 quizzes with the highest scores will be counted for the final grade. 
Exams The dates of these exams are in the syllabus. Exams will cover information from textbook assignments, lectures, laboratory exercises, and audiovisual materials.
     Each exam will have a multiple-choice section and a second section that will test your knowledge of laboratory materials, the practicum. There will be four exams, 100 points/exam. The lowest score of one section (either the multiple-choice or practicum section) of one exam will be dropped.
     There are no make-up exams for the practicum section of any exam! If you miss an exam, you can make up only the multiple choice section. The practicum section will be assigned a score of zero and will be dropped as described above. 
Exam Rules Once an examination has begun you will not be permitted to leave the room until you have completed the exam or the exam is over. In other words, once you have left the room (including bathroom breaks) it will be assumed that you have completed the examination. Exceptions to this rule will be granted only if a medical necessity is adequately proven (e.g. doctor's note). An accommodation will then be arranged.
     The use of pagers or cell phones during the exam is not permitted!
Final Exam The final exam will include an online multiple-choice exam in which multiple choice questions from practice exams will be selected. This review section will be worth 50 points. The remaining section will be an exam similar to the four exams given during the course with a 50 point multiple point section and a 50 point practicum. Only new material will be covered in this portion of the exam. This exam will not be dropped!
Laboratory Rules - Laboratory rules include but are not limited to cleaning up your messes and putting equipment and materials away correctly. It is also assumed that all students will contribute toward creating a pleasant and productive learning environment.
     You cannot have children in the lab!
Extra Credit Each exam and the final will be associated with 20 extra credit points. The extra credit points are associated with attendance, cooperation and the completion of oral demonstrations of knowledge in front of the instructor. 
      The extra credit points are earned by the students on a provisional basis. Extra credit points my be withdrawn if the student fails to cooperate with his/her peers and the professor in creating a pleasant and productive learning environment. Here are some examples of how you may lose these extra credit points:
    Attendance    You are expected to attend all laboratories. You are permitted two absences. After that you will lose 4 extra credit points for every absence. If you leave early without explanation you will be counted absence. 
    Demonstration of Knowledge   If you do not perform the demonstration of knowledge exercise you will lose all extra credit points for that unit.
    Use of Electronic Devices   The use of any type of electronic device during lecture or lab is prohibited. This includes laptops and cell phones. The first instance of the unconcealed use of an electronic device will incur a penalty of 1extra credit point. Attempts to conceal the use of an electronic device and repeated infractions will incur greater penalties. 
Cooperation   Excessive talking, failing to take care of equipment or to clean up, and rudeness either to peers or myself will result in the loss of extra credit points according to the severity of the offense. 
Scoring The grading scale is as follows: 
A-  90 - 100%
B-  80 - 89%
C-  70 - 79%
D-  60 - 69%
F-  less than 60%
 
I reserve the right to change this scale in favor of the student.
Grading Points - 
Four exams with low section dropped -  350 points
Final exam - 150 points
Quizzes -   50  points
Total - 550 points
Grading Policy A final letter grade will be assigned according to the points earned and will not be adjusted either up or down. In other words, if your total number of points earns you a C this is the grade you will receive. You will not be given either a higher or lower grade. B's as well as D's will have to be earned. Again, grades will not be modified in either direction by a student's request.

Dishonesty -There is an expectation that all students will display the utmost academic integrity. This means that students will do their own work and will employ only their own knowledge and skills on assignments and exams.
Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to:

Using unauthorized electronic devices during an exam
Copying another students work on the exam
Assisting another student during an exam verbally or otherwise
Using unauthorized notes during exam

Penalties for violation of academic honesty include:

The requirement that the assignment or exam be repeated. (This will only be allowed if there are mitigating circumstances.)
The assignment of a grade of zero for the exam or assignment.

The assignment of a course grade of "F" in instances where the violation is severe or repeated.  


Food and Drink - No food or drink is allowed in the lecture room without permission from the Dean of the SME department. Only drink will be allowed in the laboratory. However, I reserve the right to cancel permission to drink in the laboratory when I deem necessary.
Attendance - If you are absent during the first two weeks of the semester without a valid reason and without informing me either by voice mail (575-6834) or by email droualb@mjc.edu you will be dropped and your space given to someone else.
     You are expected to attend all lecture and laboratory sessions for the entire class period. There are NO excused absences except as defined in the MJC catalog. Any student missing the first class without prior notification will be dropped. If you are absent more than six (6) hours during the semester, you may be dropped from the class.
     If you plan to drop the class, remember that it is up to YOU (not me) to see that you are dropped. It is possible that I may fail to drop you and then be forced to give you an F grade at the end of the semester.
     You are responsible for making up anything covered in class during an absence.