MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
NOTICE: A & P 1 LABS WILL MEET THE FIRST WEEK!
This course is intended to provide an overview of human anatomy and physiology. The lecture will focus on vocabulary and the principles of physiology and the laboratory will focus on anatomy.
See Attachment (Syllabus Cover)
There will be a class participation/quiz grade, four tests and a final exam. Class participation exercises and quizzes will occur without prior announcement and the average will count as a test grade. The final exam is comprehensive. The tests and the final will cover material from lecture and the text. Bring no electronic devices to the tests or the final exam. All tests and the final must be attempted; a zero on a test or the final will result in a grade of "F" for the course.
Laboratory: The laboratory component of the course will be 25% of the total grade. The relative values of work done in the lab (i.e. quizzes/write ups/exams) will be determined by the lab instructor.
Grade Scale Components
A 90-100 Participation/quizzes, 4 tests & Final (12.5% each) yield 75%
B 80-89 Laboratory yields 25%
F < 59
Make-up Work or Exams: PRIOR arrangements must be made for any for make-up work. If a student is absent for a test without prior arrangement no make-up test will be offered. Any exception will be at the discretion of the instructor. See excused absences (below).
Satisfactory attendance is required. Students with excessive unexcused absences (more than 3) may be dropped from the course. See Student Conduct (below).
Excused absences: Absences will be excused for the following reasons: presenting at/attending a scientific meeting, a university sanctioned extracurricular event, attendance at the funeral of a close family member (parent, sibling, grandparent or child). Any other excused absences will be at the discretion of the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain notes or other information covered in class during an absence.
Laboratory attendance and participation is required. Failure to participate constitutes unsatisfactory attendance. Unexcused absence for the lab midterm, unexcused absence for the lab final or more than two unexcused laboratory absences will automatically result in a grade of “F” for the course.
Student Conduct: Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for university policies related to student responsibilities, rights and activities. For example, see page 37 for a statement on the university's policy on class attendance (attend all meetings of all classes), page 66 for the university's policy on classroom conduct and page 67 for definitions of academic dishonesty that may be subject to disciplinary action (cheating, plagiarism, and collusion). The MSU catalog page 72 specifies procedures for course changes or drops, page 73 specifies valid grounds for an instructor drop (excessive absence, indifferent attitude, disruptive conduct, failure to meet class assignments).
Students with disabilities: It is the responsibility of the student to first contact Disability Support Services and then the instructor to determine what accommodations might be made for a disability. It will be the responsibility of the student to make arrangements to acquire notes. Any requests for accommodations must be made 2 weeks prior to the first exam.
Disclaimer: No medical advice will be given. No student will be accepted as a patient.