COURSE SYLLABUS Fall 09
I. COURSE NUMBER & TITLE: Biology 2256 – Advanced Physiology (NCTC)
II. CREDIT HOURS: 2
III. HOURS PER WEEK: 3 Thursday 10 am – 11:40 am Room 601
IV. CATALOG DESCRIPTION INCLUDING PRE-REQUISITE:
A course designed to increase the student’s understanding of the mechanisms involved in the normal functioning of the human body, with lesser emphases regarding the effects of disease on that functioning. Focus is on body defenses and interaction and integration of body processes.
This course follows the order of “Nursing Related to Cellular Activity.” Coordinated with the respective nursing units, “Advanced Physiology” promotes the learning of Level III science content which students find most relevant when they are actively involved in nursing applications. Specific content included is related to physiological functioning in the maintenance of homeostasis.
VI. INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA:
B. Audio-visual materials
C. Assigned readings
D. Unit testing
Text: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 12th Edition
VII. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of summary papers, unit exams and quizzes are mandatory. Regular attendance to lectures is mandatory, as well as performing required readings. While attendance in lecture will not be used in calculation of your course grade, it has been obvious over the years that frequent absences are always associated with lower grades on exams. If you are absent frequently, you may be asked to explain your lack of attendance.
Do not bring your children to class or park them in the halls. Extensive conversation during lectures is disturbing to nearby students, and if you cause a problem in this area, you will be asked to leave. If you would benefit by taping lectures, you are welcome to do so.
The keys to success in this course are simple:
1. Come to all the class meetings
2. Read the appropriate text material before each lecture.
3. Take notes in class, at least in an outline form.
4. Go back and re-read the text; fill in your notes, based mainly upon those topics we covered in lecture.
5. If you have done all the above and still do not understand some concept, ask me about it before, during, or after class.
There will be very little time spent on concepts from pre-requisite courses. This material is in the book, if you need refreshing.
VIII. QUIZZES & TOPIC EXAM SCHEDULE:
Quizzes will be given each lecture when a unit exam is not scheduled. Quizzes cannot be made up for any reason. Three unit exams will be given. Unit exams can be made up, however the test will be given with modifications. Summary papers are due on the dates indicated on the tentative lecture schedule. Summary papers submitted after the due date may be considered for less than full credit. Any summary paper submitted more than one week late may not be considered for credit.
A minimum grade of C must be attained to successfully complete the course.
A = 90-100 B = 81-89 C = 73-80 D = 66-72 F = below 66
A = 90-100
B = 81-89
C = 73-80
D = 66-72
F = below 66
3 Unit exams 100 points each = 300
11 Quizzes 11 points each = 121
3 Summary papers 27 points each = 81
Summary Paper Criteria
1) 1-2 pages in length
* 1 ½ spaces between lines
* font size no greater than 12
* margins no greater than 1 inch
3) 1 source listed
4) Paper must apply to some aspect of nursing pertaining to the most recent materials presented in lecture.
5) Topic is left to the writer.
6) Papers may be handed in electronically by e-mail as a MS Word attachment only
Internet search engines, journals and your textbook are very good sources for topics on summary papers. A good source with links to medical sources is given as a link from the home page
Extra Credit (Optional)
You may perform case studies for each unit for extra credit. Each case study will be worth up to 10 points each. You may perform only one case study for each unit for credit. On the home page you will find a link to the CASE STUDIES INDEX. For each unit there are a variety of case studies available to perform. You can choose any one of these case studies to perform for credit. A discussion of criteria on how the case studies are graded is given as a link from the CASE STUDIES INDEX.
X. COURSE CONTENT:
Office hours: 9 -10 am Thursday
Office Phone: 683-8726
Home phone: 681-1217
Tentative Lecture Schedule
September 24 Exam # 1 December 10 Exam # 3
September 24 Exam # 1
December 10 Exam # 3
• Copying from another student's test paper
and/or collaboration during a test with any other person by giving or
receiving information without authority; using materials during a test not
authorized by the instructor.
If a student disagrees with charges of academic dishonesty policy against him/her, they must meet with the instructor and attempt a resolution. If the student and the instructor cannot come to a resolution the student may appeal the decision through the appeal process.
SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED TO KNOW
It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the Registration Office is notified of any change(s) in his/her class schedule.
ADDING A COURSE
During the first six class days of the semester, students may add a class to their schedule by filling out an “ADD” form and having it approved by an advisor.
DROPPING A COURSE
WITHDRAWING FROM CLASS
After the sixth day of the semester and through the sixtieth day of the semester students may withdraw from a class by completing a “WITHDRAWAL” form and having it signed by an advisor. Classes withdrawn from will appear on the transcript with a grade of “W”.
Last Day for Late Registration, Drop/Add August 28
Last Day to Withdraw December 1
REGISTRAR’S OFFICE Rocky Ammerman Phone 683-8540
ISSUING OF GRADES
Disagreements or issues concerning the issuing of grades should first be brought to your instructor. If you feel you need further resolution, contact the Academic Dean’s office. The Academic Dean’s office will assist you in your pursuit of the matter.
ACADEMIC DEAN Norma Konschak Phone 683-8613
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