2017-2018 Anatomy and Physiology syllabus
Course Description: Students will be introduced to the normal structure and function of the body including an understanding of the relationship of body systems in maintaining homeostasis.
Course Objectives: Topics to be covered this course include: foundations of Human Anatomy and Physiology, cells and tissues, membranes and integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, sensory systems, endocrine system, respiratory system, the blood, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune system, digestive system, urinary system and male and female reproductive systems. Students will be doing many labs dissecting real animal parts.
This class involves LOTS of memorization of body terms and functions. Find a study technique to help you learn! Vocabulary is key and vocabulary quizzes will be given. Also, dissection is mandatory, so if you do not think you can handle that, this class is not for you.
Be Prompt – be in class ready to learn when the bell rings
Be Prepared – bring necessary supplies to class every day
Be Productive – participate and try your best. Study and do your OWN work
Be Positive – just because it is hard, long and/or confusing doesn’t mean you have to whine about it
Be Polite – respect yourself, others, the teacher and the school
1. Daily Work will be counted as 40% of your grade – may include worksheets, in class activities, participation, homework, quizzes, etc.
2. Major work will be counted as 60% of your grade – such as tests, projects, labs. If there is anything else that will be considered as major work an announcement will be made the day the assignment is given.
3. Late work policy – For assignments not already graded by the teacher and returned to students: a deduction of 10 points per day until the work is remitted to the teacher. For assignments already graded by the teacher and returned to the students there will be a deduction of 30 points for one day late and a deduction of 10 points each day thereafter until the work is remitted to the teacher. Late work will not be accepted for grading purposes after the completion of a unit or the current six weeks. A system will be in place on each assignment to help keep track of late work.
Every day students will need to bring:
1. Some sort of writing utensil (which I refer to as a “wu”) I am not picky on what a student uses. I will have some pencils/pens, map colors available for students who forget or have lost his/her supplies and they will be at the student station.
2. Something to write notes in/on. Some students prefer composition notebooks, some prefer spirals while others like using notebook paper. I do not care as long as they are taking notes somewhere and are able to locate them when class begins. I will have paper at the student station if a student needs to borrow paper.
3. Students should have a binder or folder to store handouts and worksheets in that are passed out. I do not have a specific size requirement when it comes to binders, but would recommend one large enough to hold work from each semester or from the entire year. No binder checks will be done, but it is important to hang on to all notes, assignments, labs, etc. for the semester and/or year as it will serve as a good review tool for midterm and spring finals. Dividers are handy, but not required.
4. Map colors/markers/crayons. There is a lot of labeling and coloring in Anatomy. I have some supplies students can use, but it would be best for students to bring their own.
In order to keep supply costs down, I am asking students to bring the supplies listed below. These things will be kept in the class and used by all classes. This eliminates students having to pack around extra supplies and also allows for the teacher to spend money on materials and equipment for the classroom and not on refilling supplies.
1st Period – 1 container of hand soap (hand washing is a must after dissection!)
4th Period – 1 roll of paper towels (for cleaning up lab or drying hands after washing)
There are things that happen in the classroom that will be dealt with by the teacher in terms of warnings, private discussions about behavior, contacting parents, activity period detention, etc.; however, the following behaviors will result in immediate discipline referral.
1. Phones – phones will be off and out of sight. Phones will be taken up by teacher if seen and turned in to the office. A student who fails to comply with turning his/her phone over to the teacher will receive a referral to the office.
2. Food or drink (besides water) – Students will NOT be warned. This is a lab/classroom NOT a restaurant.
3. Use of foul language
5. Destruction of property
1. Remind 101: The Remind 101 program is a group text service to students and parents that will provide reminders about certain assignments/test/etc. throughout the year. This program allows the teacher to send out a massive text message or email to 50 kids and parents all at once without anyone being able to text back or see any other numbers. Mrs. Bradley will use this to remind about upcoming quizzes, exams, homework, etc. Instructions are included with the syllabus.
2. Textbooks: We will have a class set of Anatomy books and students will have online access to the book via smart phone or computer. Additional login instructions will be given at a later date. This will be used for students who do not finish an assignment or want to use the online text to read/study. If online access is not an option, a student may check out a book via the library but if the book is lost or damaged fines/fees will be placed on the student’s account.
I love Anatomy and Physiology and am excited to be able to continue teaching this class! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or I can be reached during my conference period 8th period.
Sarah Mercer Bradley