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BIO 156 Human Biology for Allied Health


( CRN# 14177)
Dr. Matt Pearcy January 18th through May 8th (Spring 2012)

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A. Instructor Contact and Communications Phone: E-mail address: Skype address: Office Location: Office Hours: 928-649-5486 Matt.Pearcy@yc.edu mattpearcy VC.J 103 Office hours will be held on Mondays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Office hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays will be held in the Learning Center. The rest of my office hours will be in my office. Office hours will be held at alternate times by appointment. Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 10:45am in VC.L 105 B. General Course Information Credit hours: Course description: 4.0 An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell history, histology, microbiology, and genetics. None Human biology is a general education course intended for students with pre-nursing/health professional goals. Although the focus of the class is on the biology of the human species, many of the concepts will allow for a greater appreciation and understanding of the universal processes for all life on this planet. These principles include basic chemistry, cell physiology, cell reproduction, genetics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, evolution and environmental impacts. Human Biology by Michael D. Johnson, sixth edition.

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C. Course Content and Outcomes Course content: 1. Light microscopy 2. Scientific method 3. Introduction to biochemistry 4. Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction 5. Cellular evolution and respiration 6. Mendelian genetics 7. Molecular genetics 8. Clinical microbiology 9. Human evolution and natural selection 10. Human impacts and the environment 11. Selected topics in human biology Learning outcomes: 1. Use a light microscope to examine cells and cell structures. (1) 2. Describe the principles of the scientific method and relate them to topics in the allied health fields. (2) 3. Describe the principles of biochemistry and how these principles apply to all cellular life. (3,5) 4. Describe the structure of a eukaryotic cell including the properties of the cell membrane. (4) 5. Identify common human cell types and describe the organization of human cells into tissues and organs. (4) 6. Describe cell reproduction in eukaryotes and how this process occurs in various human tissues. (4) 7. Describe the principles of cell metabolism including aerobic cellular respiration. (5) 8. Describe the evolutionary support for the domains of life. (5) 9. Describe the principles of Mendelian genetics as they apply to inheritance in humans. (6) 10. Describe DNA structure, replication and protein synthesis. (7) 11. Identify characteristics of clinically important microbes and the diseases they produce. (8) 12. Define natural selection, describe varied evidences for evolution, and discuss the implications for human evolution. (9) 13. Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications. (10) 14. Apply general concepts to selected topics in human biology. (11) 15. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the biology of human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) 16. Identify the broad themes that unify studying the biology of human

cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) 17. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of data related to human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) 18. Record the results of investigation through writing. 1-11) Assessments: Assessments for this course will include inclass exams, including a comprehensive final, quizzes, successful completion and write up of laboratory assignments, a 10 minute presentation to the class and participation in classroom discussions. Exams: 7 exams at 60 pts. apiece..420 pts. Grading (credit) criteria: 1 comprehensive final exam.200 pts. Quizzes 7 quizzes at 20 points apiece140 pts. Presentation..50 pts. Lab Activities 14 labs (30 points apiece).....420 pts. 1,230 pts. Letter Grades: A = 1,107 1,230 pts. B = 984 1,106 pts. C = 861 983 pts. D = 738 860 pts. F 737 pts. Labs: Labs will be graded for quality and completeness. Quizzes: Quizzes will be given inclass about once a week. Each quiz will be worth 20 points. Exams: There will be seven closed book, inclass exams throughout the semester worth 60 points each. There will also be a closed book comprehensive final at the conclusion of the class worth 200 points.

Presentation: Each student will give a 10 minute presentation to the class during the semester on a topic assigned by the instructor. Absences: There are no make-ups allowed for labs or quizzes. Exams can be made up with instructor permission only. All of the exams and the presentation must be completed in order to pass the class. No extra credit work is allowed.

Student Resources (as applicable)

Library services: Library services are available at the Prescott Campus and the Verde Valley Campus libraries. Both libraries are members of a countywide library network, which provides access to a wide-range of information

and resources at libraries throughout Yavapai County. Possession of a College library card entitles students to access materials housed at member libraries. Instructors may place required course materials on reserve in the library or make assignments that require the use of library resources. Learning Centers: A Learning Center is available on the Prescott and Verde Valley Campuses. These centers provide a variety of learning support for students including tutoring, adaptive computer and equipment for students with disabilities, and a networked general computer lab. Tutoring: Call for details: Prescott 776-2085 or Verde Valley 634-6562 Online resources and: Online writing tutoring for any academic subject is available at services: www2.yc.edu/content/learningcenters

Instructor Procedures and Institution Policies

Attendance: Students who do not attend all class meetings and complete all required assignments during the first two weeks of the semester will be dropped from the course. The last date for student initiated withdrawal is October 16, 2011. Withdrawing from a course after the published deadline for withdrawal requires instructor approval and signature. I will only sign off on withdrawals from this course after October 16, 2011 in the event of a serious and unavoidable situation. Students enrolled in this course after October 16, 2011 will receive the grade earned for the semester. As this is a college course that transfers as a Humanities option and articulates as a sophomore level Art History Course to all three state universities, the S/U grades are not an option for college students. Course withdrawal: After the drop/add period closes, students may withdraw until the deadline for student-initiated withdrawals. Withdrawals result in a "W" on the permanent transcript. For semester-length classes 14 weeks in length or longer, the withdrawal deadline is November 1 in the Fall semester, April 1 in the Spring semester. For classes of 4 days to 14 weeks in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. For classes of 1-3 days in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. A "Y" is noted on the permanent transcript for an administrative withdrawal. More information can be obtained from the Admissions & Registration Office. Academic integrity: Honesty in academic work is a central element of the learning

environment. The presentation of another individuals work as ones own or the act of seeking unfair academic advantage through cheating, plagiarism or other dishonest means are violations of the Colleges Student Code of Conduct. Definitions of plagiarism, cheating, and violation of copyright and penalties for violation are available in the Yavapai College General Catalog. Cell phones must be stored during assessments. The presence of a cell on a students desk during an assessment will be construed as cheating and the student will receive a 0% on the assessment. Student code of conduct: Respect for the rights of others and for the College and its property are fundamental expectations for every student. The Student Code of Conduct outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct. Disability support services: Yavapai College is committed to providing educational support services to students with documented disabilities. Academic support services or accommodations for mobility impaired students must be arranged through the ADA Coordinator (Prescott Campus: 928.776.2079 or Verde Valley Campus: (928.634.6563). Cell phone and pager: Yavapai College is committed to providing a quality learning environment. All cell phones and pagers must be placed in a nonaudible mode while in classrooms, computer labs, the library, the learning center, and testing areas. Cell phones and pagers must be used outside these facilities. Preventing Harassment: Students are expected to respond and write in a professional and appropriate manner when activities are assigned to create scenarios, discuss opinions, present on a selected subject, or post to a web board. Inappropriate language or objectionable material will not be tolerated and could result in a failing grade for the class. Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintain an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender variance and nationalities. All correspondence between instructor and students and between individual students must be of a professional nature. Any inappropriate language (profanity) or correspondence of a threatening or harassing nature will result in the student being immediately dropped from the class.

BIO 156 Spring 2012 Tentative Class Schedule

The general course content and learning outcomes addressed for each class is listed below. The topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the content listed below. I reserved the right to change the contents listed below. If the content is changed I will issue a new syllabus and syllabus agreement form to insure that all students are aware of the changes. Week 1 Date Chapters 1 and 2 Course Content: Scientific method, Introduction to biochemistry Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 15-18 2 Quiz #1 is January 26th Chapters 2 and 3 Course Content: Light microscopy, Introduction to biochemistry, Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction, Cellular evolution and respiration Learning Outcome: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15-18 3 Exam #1 is February 2nd Chapter 4 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction, Selected topics in human biology Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15-18 4 Quiz #2 is February 9th Chapter 5 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction, Selected topics in human biology Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 14, 15-18 5 Exam #2 is February 16th Chapter 6 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction, Clinical microbiology, Selected topics in human biology Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 11, 14, 15-18 6 Quiz #3 is due February 23rd Chapter 7 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction, Clinical microbiology, Selected topics in human biology Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 11, 14, 15-18 7 Exam #3 is March 1st Chapter 8 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction, Selected topics in human biology Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 14, 15-18 Topic

Quiz #4 is March 8th

Chapter 9 Course Content: Clinical Microbiology Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 14, 15-18

9 10 Exam #4 is March 22nd

SPRING BREAK!! Chapters 17 Course Content: Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction, Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 14, 15-18


Quiz #5 is March 29th

Chapter 18 Course Content: Introduction to biochemistry Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 15-18


Exam #5 is April 5th

Chapter 19 Course Content: Mendalian Genetics Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 6, 15-18


Quiz #6 is April 12th

Chapter 20 Course Content: Molecular genetics Learning Outcome: 2, 3, 4, 9, 15-18


Exam #6 is April 19th

Chapter 22 Course Content: Human evolution and natural selection Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 10, 15-18


Quiz #7 is April 26th

Chapter 23 Course Content: Human evolution and natural selection Learning Outcomes: 2, 8, 12, 15-18


Exam #7 is May 3rd

Chapters 24 Course Content: Human impacts and the environment Learning Outcomes: 2, 12, 13, 15-18

FINAL EXAM is May 8th

Overall class review and Final Exam

Lab Schedule of BIO 156 Spring Semester 2012

Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Date 1/19 2/24, 2/26 1/31, 2/2 2/7, 2/9 2/14, 2/16 2/21, 2/23 2/28, 3/1 3/6, 3/8 3/13, 3/15 3/20, 3/22 3/27, 3/29 4/3, 4/5 4/10, 4/12 4/17, 4/19 4/24, 4/26 5/1, 5/3 Microscope Chemical Properties of Cells Cells: A Radical Idea Presentations 1 and 2 Diffusion and Osmosis Presentations 3 and 4 Saliva Enzyme Presentations 5 and 6 Blood Typing Presentations 7 and 8 Heart Dissection Presentations 9 and 10 Simple Stain and Antibiotic Resistance Presentations 11 and 12 SPRING BREAK!! Gram Stain Presentations 15 and 16 Vaccine Wars Presentations 17 and 18 Viral DNA Analysis Presentations 19 and 20 Mitosis lab Presentations 21 and 22 Human Genetics Presentations 23 and 24 Genetically Modified Foods Genetically Modified Foods Labs Covered

During the course of the laboratory experiments students will use all of the concepts listed in the Learning Outcomes portion of the syllabus to successfully complete the lab.