COURSE SYLLABUS                                                    Fall 09

 

I.                  COURSE NUMBER & TITLE:  Biology 2256 – Advanced Physiology (NCTC)

http://programs.northlandcollege.edu/biology/

 

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.

 

V.               OBJECTIVES:

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:

A.                Lecture

B.                Audio-visual materials

C.                Assigned readings

D.                Unit testing

E.                Text: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 12th Edition
         
by Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson @2009

Study Guide: Advanced Physiology Study Guide, 1st Edition,
            by Terry Wiseth,
            Published by EMG Publishing, @December 2006

 

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.

 

IX.             GRADING:

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

 

 
 


3          Unit exams              100 points each    = 300

11       Quizzes                     11 points each       = 121  

3          Summary papers  27 points each       =    81  

                                                            Total              500

 

Summary Paper Criteria

1) 1-2 pages in length

2)    Typed

* 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:

Acid – Base

Respiration

Liver, Pancreas

Electrolytes

Blood Gases

Immune System

Fluid Balance

Gas Transport

Reproduction

Homeostasis

 

Genetics

XI.             INSRUCTOR:

Terry Wiseth          

e-mail:         Terry.Wiseth@NorthlandCollege.edu

Office:                     265E 

Office hours:      9 -10 am Thursday

Office Phone:      683-8726       

Home phone:       681-1217

 
Tentative Lecture Schedule

                                 

EXAM DATES

 

September      24            Exam # 1

November       5             Exam # 2

December       10            Exam # 3

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LECTURE AND ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

DATE

LECTURE

EXAM

QUIZ

SUMMARY PAPER

August 27

Lecture #1 Acid-Base

 

Quiz #1

 

September 3

Lecture #2 Acid-Base

 

Quiz #2

 

September 10

Lecture #3 Electrolytes

 

Quiz #3

 

September 17

Lecture #4 Fluid Balance

 

Quiz #4

Summary Paper #1

September 24

Lecture #5 Gas Exchange

Exam #1

 

 

October 1

Lecture #6 Gas Exchange

 

Quiz #5

 

October 8

Lecture #7 Gas Transport

 

Quiz #6

 

October 15

NO CLASS (MEA)

October 22

Lecture #8 Liver

 

Quiz #7

 

October 29

Lecture #9 Liver

 

Quiz #8

Summary Paper #2

November 5

Lecture #10 Pancreas

Exam #2

 

 

November 12

Lecture #11 Immune System

 

Quiz #9

 

November 19

Lecture #12 Immune System

 

Quiz #10

 

November 26

NO CLASS (THANKSGIVING)

December 3

Lecture #13 Immune System

 

Quiz #11

Summary Paper #3

December 10

NO LECTURE

Exam #3

 

 

December 17

NO CLASS (FINALS WEEK)

 

TEXT BOOK LECTURE CORRELATIONS

 

LECTURE

CHAPTER

PAGES

 

Acid-Base

Chapter 27

1046-1055

 

Electrolytes

Chapter 27

1042-1045

 

Fluid Balance

Chapter 27

1037-1041

 

Gas Exchange

Chapter 23

870-877

 

Gas Transport

Chapter 23

870-877

 

Liver

Chapter 24

918-921

 

Pancreas

Chapter 24

916-918

 

Immune System

Chapter 22

815-836

 

Immune System

Chapter 22

815-836

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
Academic dishonesty refers to misconduct related to academic assignments or examinations, plagiarizing or other misconduct directly related to the academic learning experience. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another person's work (either word for word or in the substance of an idea) in one's own work offered for credit. Plagiarism, cheating, and possession and/or distribution of un-administered examinations may be handled as a scholastic matter (i.e. failing the assignment and/or the course) or as a disciplinary matter in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Academic dishonesty or cheating includes, but is not limited to:

• 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.
• Stealing, buying, or otherwise obtaining all or part of an un-administered test or information about said test.
• Selling, giving, or otherwise supplying to another student for use in fulfilling an academic requirement, any theme, report, term paper, painting, drawing, sculpture, or other work of art; or submitting as one's own, in fulfillment of an academic requirement, any theme, report, term paper, essay, or other written work, painting, drawing, sculpture, or other work prepared totally or in part by another.
• Submitting nearly identical work that one has previously offered for credit in another course, without prior approval 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.

 

DISABILITIES
If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accommodations, please contact the Learning Services Office (Dean Dahlen).

 

SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
We anticipate that we will follow the schedule that has been outlined here, but adjustments may be made based on what actually happens during the course. If there are changes, you will be notified by email and/or by a message given on the home page alerting you to the change or changes being made. Remaining in the course after reading this syllabus will signal that you accept the possibility of changes and responsibility for being aware of them.

 

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
During the first six class days of the semester, students may drop a class from their schedule by completing a “DROP” from and having it signed by an advisor. A course this is dropped will not appear on a student’s transcript, however, if it is dropped after the first day of the semester and no classes are added, the student will be charged for the class.

 

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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