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ANPS 019 Z1: Human Anatomy & Physiology

Summer 2016 - 4 Credit Hours


COURSE SYLLABUS
Rowell Hall 110
MTWTh: 9:00am-1:00pm
Course Director
Dr. Sean Flynn
Phone: 802-656-0414
Dept. of Neurological Sciences
Email: sean.p.flynn@uvm.edu
Office: Given C450
Office Hrs: MTWTh: 1:00pm 2:00pm; F: by appointment
A. Course Summary & Goals:
Summer Undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology is an interdisciplinary, eight-week course
covering the anatomy & physiology of the major systems of the human body. This course is
specifically designed for students interested in the health sciences who need a strong foundational
understanding of how the human body systems work both individually and in concert. The course
format involves didactic lectures presented four days per week, as well as an online laboratory
component. The anatomy & physiology of the whole body will be covered in two courses (ANPS
019 & ANPS20). In ANPS 19 we will focus on cellular biology, the skeleton, the nervous system,
the muscles, and special senses. Special note: The final exam for ANPS 019 will be held on
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am (which is also the first day of ANPS 020). The first lecture
on ANPS 020 will begin after the ANPS 019 final exam.
B. Course Learning Objectives:
1. To provide a common anatomical and physiological language for communication within the health
science community.
2. To provide basic information about the microscopic and macroscopic structure of tissues and organs
of the human body.
3. To develop knowledge of the anatomy of the human body by studying how the structure of an organ
system relates to its function.
4. To understand key physiological principles which regulate normal organ function.
5. To understand how different organ systems work in concert to facilitate normal body functions.
6. To understand how alterations in normal organ function leads to disease.
C. Course Resources:
1. Lectures: All lectures will be presented in Rowell 110 from 9:00 am 1:00 pm, Monday through
Thursday. An electronic copy of lecture handouts will be made available through Blackboard, and a
black & white photocopy of the lecture slides will also be available as a handout in lecture. Students
are responsible for information presented in lecture, appearing in the lecture notes, or assigned by a
lecturer. It is highly recommend you review the lecture notes prior to lecture. This will help you get
familiar with the terminology and concepts that will be discussed in class.

2. Textbook: Human Anatomy & Physiology 10th Edition, 2016 Marieb/Hoehn (Pearson) will be
used for both ANPS 019 (Fall) and ANPS 020 (Spring). Individual lecturers will provide appropriate
sections to read in preparation for lectures. The textbook is recommended, but not required for the
course.

3. Online laboratory assignments: Both ANPS 019 and ANPS 020 include a required online laboratory
component that accounts for 1 credit in this 4-credit course. Laboratory assignments, lab materials,
and self-study materials will be accessible through Mastering A&P. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY
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PURCHASED ACCESS TO CONNECT FOR ANPS AT UVM, YOU DO NOT NEED TO


PURCHASE ANOTHER ACCESS CODE, but you will need to re-register for the Summer ANPS
019 website in Mastering A&P. If you have not previously enrolled in ANPS at UVM please make
sure you purchase a personal access code to Mastering A&P, as we will assign graded homework
and laboratory assignments through this platform. This access code is included in all of the textbook
packages offered for this course at the UVM bookstore (you will find it shrink wrapped with the
book). You may also purchase the access code separately from the Pearson Education website.
Detailed instructions to register for and log into Mastering A&P will be provided in lecture and on
the Blackboard course page.

4. Blackboard: The ANPS Blackboard page is an online resource for accessing course policies, lecture
material, worksheets, practice quizzes, grade postings, lab instructions and material that arent on
Connect. We will also use the Blackboard website for all announcements and course updates.
Bookmark the site on your computer, and check it often. To access Blackboard:
https://bb.uvm.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp
Blackboard ID: Your netID
Password: Your network password

5. Podcasts: Audio recordings of lectures will be released as podcasts and uploaded to the Blackboard
site. These podcasts are provided as a courtesy, and should not be used as a substitute for attending
lecture.
D.

Evaluation Policies:
1. Lecture and Laboratory Exams: Four (4) non-cumulative exams (90 minutes) will be given in
Summer ANPS 019. Each exam will consist of 60 multiple-choice questions drawn from lecture
material and 30 multiple-choice questions drawn from lab material. The lecture and lab components
of each exam will be graded separately (see Grading Policy below) and exam scores will be posted
to your gradebook in Blackboard and can be seen under the My Grades tab. For specific content
covered on each exam see the course schedule. Separate Scantron answer sheets are used with the
exams and only answers that are correctly filled in will be graded. Questions about your exam
grade and requests to review the exam should be directed to the Course Director, Dr. Sean Flynn
within one-week of grade announcement. Exams will not be scaled and no extra credit options
will be offered
Exam
Date
1
May 31
2
June 6
3
June 13
4
June 20
2. Graded laboratory assignments: The required online laboratory component includes laboratory
exercises and graded lab assignments, accessible through Mastering A&P for each lecture block
(see the course schedule). You must complete the lab assignments before the deadline posted
for each lab assignment in order to receive credit. Specific instructions for each graded Lab
assignment will be posted on the Mastering A&P website and may include PhysioEx laboratory
simulations, PowerPoint presentations, videos, or study modules in the practice anatomy lab, PAL.
This lab assignment is open book you may use any of your materials to answer the questions, but
you must complete it before the due date. There will be a bonus for scoring 80% or higher on each
lab assignment. Any student that scores 80% or higher on their assignment, will receive a grade of
100% for that lab. If you score less than 80%, your grade for that lab will be the score you earned
answering questions. There will be no scores dropped for the Laboratory assignments. The best
way to earn a good grade for the lab portion of the course is to start your lab assignments early in
the week so that you have plenty of time to engage in the learning materials and to answer the
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questions.
Late submission penalty for homework assignments: Each lab assignment will have a published
due date or deadline for submission any assignment submitted after the deadline will incur a 1%
penalty for each hour the assignment is late. There will be no bonus grade bump for late
assignments. All students are responsible for ensuring that their assignment is submitted in order to
receive a score for the lab. Students who need extensions on lab assignment deadlines because of
documented illnesses or injuries, hospitalizations, or other documented emergencies should contact
the Lab Director as soon as possible to avoid the late submission penalty.
3. Grading Policy: Your final course grade will be calculated based on individual performance on the
four Lecture exams, four Lab exams and the laboratory assignments as follows:
Component

Graded Material

Percent of Grade

Credit Hours

Lectures

Lecture Exams 1-4

70%

Laboratory Exams 1-4

15%

Lab assignments

10%

Laboratory

Letter grades are assigned and reported to the Registrars office as follows:
A+ 97-100%
A
93-96%
A90-92%
-------------------B+
87-89%
B
83-86%
B80-82%
-------------------C+
77-79%
C
73-76%
C70-72%
-------------------D+ 67-69%
D
63-66%
D60-62%
-------------------F below 60%
-------------------4. Missing an Exam or lab homework assignment submission:
Make-ups for missed lecture exams will be made available only to the student who proves with
documentation that s/he is unable to attend scheduled exams AND has a legitimate reason for
rescheduling an exam. Severe illness requiring students to be away from school and family tragedies
are all qualifying reasons for rescheduling an exam. Vacation plans, minor illness, work schedule
conflicts and social functions are not qualifying reasons for rescheduling an exam. Students
should contact the Course Director prior to the date of the exam if they will need to reschedule an
exam. Students with sudden emergencies will need to document the reason for an absence.
Extensions for submission of lab assignments will be granted following the same rules described for
scheduling make-up exams above.

E. Faculty:
1. Course Director: Dr. Sean Flynn (Department of Neurological Sciences) is responsible for
administrative course duties, evaluation of students and assignment of grades. Contact the course
director concerning rescheduling an exam (with documentation), review of an exam, guidance
studying the lecture and lab material, advice on good study habits, or any other questions related to
the course. Although it is recommended you contact each lecturer directly with questions about the
lecture material, you can also contact the Course Director if not receiving an answer in a timely
manner.
Dr. Sean Flynn
Office: Given C450
Phone: 802-656-0414
email: Sean.P.Flynn@uvm.edu
2. Laboratory Director: Laura Merriam is the coordinator of the online laboratory portion of the course.
Any questions or problems related to accessing Connect, or questions about the lab assignments can
be directed to her.
Laura Merriam
Office: Given D403
Phone: 802-656-8044
email: laura.merriam@uvm.edu
3. Lecturers: There are several instructors presenting the lecture material. Contact information for
each instructor may be also found on the Blackboard course website.
Dr. Ellen Black
Phone: 656-9397

office: Given D103

email: Ellen.E.Black@uvm.edu

Dr. Sean Flynn


Phone: 656-0414

office: Given C450

email: Sean.P.Flynn@uvm.edu

Dr. Diane Jaworski


Phone: 656-0538

office: HSRF 418

e-mail: Diane.Jaworski@uvm.edu

F. Where can you find HELP?


Help can be obtained in a variety of ways. Please avail yourself of any combination that works for you.
Please, don't fall behind. Students who wait until the last moment to study invariably do poorly in
the course. The Course Directors and Lecturers are here to help, and want you to succeed. They are
your primary point of contact should you have questions regarding the course material. If you have
questions ask promptly before or after lecture, make an appointment with the lecturer, or attend a
scheduled review session. Contact lecturers directly to schedule time to meet and please understand that
all of your lecturers have other teaching and/or research commitments; so do not wait until just before
the exam. Review sessions will be offered prior to exams to give students an opportunity to ask
questions. The schedule for any review sessions will be announced in lecture and posted on Blackboard.
G. University Policies:
Student Learning Accommodations: In keeping with University policy, any student with a
documented disability interested in utilizing accommodations should contact ACCESS, the office of
Disability Services on campus. ACCESS works with students and faculty in an interactive process to
explore reasonable and appropriate accommodations via an accommodation letter to faculty with
approved accommodations as early as possible each semester. All students are strongly encouraged to
meet with their faculty to discuss the accommodations they plan to use in each course.
Contact ACCESS: A170 Living/Learning Center; 802-656-7753; access@uvm.edu;
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www.uvm.edu/access
UVMs policy on disability certification and student support:
www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/disability.pdf
Religious Holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. If you need to miss
class to observe a religious holiday, please submit the dates of your absence to me in writing by the end
of the second full week of classes. You will be permitted to make up work within a mutually agreedupon time.
Academic Integrity: The policy addresses plagiarism, fabrication, collusion, and cheating.
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf
Grade Appeals: If you would like to contest a grade, please follow the procedures outlined in this
policy: http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/gradeappeals.pdf
Grading: For information on grading and GPA calculation, go to www.uvm.edu/academics/catalogue
and click on Policies for an A-Z listing.
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/studentcode.pdf
FERPA Rights Disclosure: The purpose of this policy is to communicate the rights of students
regarding access to, and privacy of their student educational records as provided for in the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/ferpa.pdf
H. Purchasing Options for Course Materials
The textbook "Human Anatomy & Physiology" Marieb & Hoehn, 10th Ed. (Pearson), is recommended
for both ANPS19 and ANPS20. Two options to purchase the textbook will be available in the UVM
bookstore. A third option of a Standalone Mastering A&P Access Card will also be available in the
bookstore:
1. Hardcover text bundle:
ISBN: 0134085337
Format: Hard Bound Book Multimedia Package
Estimated price (subject to change): ~$295
This package includes:
A hardcover copy of the textbook (we recommend this option if you would like to use
the book as a reference source throughout your career)
Access to the textbook e-text (e-book)
A 1-year access code for the required online laboratory component (Mastering A&P).
NOTE: If you buy a copy elsewhere (i.e., a friend or somewhere online), you will still
have to purchase a new access code for Mastering A&P that is directly connected to you.
Only through your personal Mastering A&P account will you be able to submit assigned
exercises for the laboratory component of this course.
2. Loose leaf (a la Carte) text bundle:
ISBN: 0134068521
Format: Loose-leaf Book Multimedia Package
Estimated price (subject to change): ~$202
This package includes:
An unbound, 3-hole punch copy of the textbook (Note: the bookstore will not buy back
this format)
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Access to the textbook e-text (e-book)


A 1-year access code for the required online laboratory component (Mastering A&P).

3. Access Code Only


ISBN: 0133995054
Format: Online Access Code
Estimated price (subject to change): ~$135
This package includes:
Access to the textbook e-text (e-book)
A 1-year access code for the required online laboratory component (Mastering A&P).
If you have any technical questions regarding Mastering A&P, please direct these to Pearson 24/7 technical
support, by visiting their website: http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com
Please note: We do not recommend trying to buy the textbook from an online retailer since the
products are often misrepresented and often dont come with the necessary Mastering A&P Access
Code. If you wish to purchase a physical textbook, we highly recommend you purchase it at the UVM
bookstore. If you are interested in a digital option only, you may wish to explore your options at the
Pearson website: http://masteringaandp.com

Suggestions for Succeeding in ANPS


1. Attend Lectures: Students who dont attend lecture usually do not perform well in this class. They also
miss important class announcements and clarifications.
2. Be respectful of your classmates: Classes are for you to listen and learn, and the lecturers are trying their
best to make the material understandable for your benefit. If you come to class and socialize, you may be
asked to leave the room. Turn off all cell phones before entering the classroom.
2. Listen and Take Notes: Turn off your cell phone and tune out your friends so you can get the most out
of class. Bring your lecture notes to class so you can make notes in the margins and highlight areas stressed
by the lecturer.
3. Use your textbook: If you did not understand something covered in lecture, use your textbook as a
reference source. Look up key words in the index, and read that section of the text. Find key diagrams
stressed by the lecturer and read the corresponding explanation. The textbook is an excellent resource, but
sometimes covers material at a different depth than the lecturer.
4. Study every day: The expectation for college students is that they spend 3 hours of study time for
every hour of lecture. Spend this time by reviewing the lecture notes and textbook, and making notes of
key vocabulary. Dont wait until right before an exam, and then study for 24 hours straight and expect to
learn the material! This course covers a tremendous amount of new vocabulary, and can seem like you are
studying a foreign language. If you wait until the last minute to study, you wont have time to master the
vocabulary, let alone the concepts using that vocabulary.
5. Dont wait until the last minute to start your lab assignment: The labs are designed to give you an
opportunity to spend time with the material in order to learn it. The lab assignments involve various
resources (videos, physiology exercises, APR modules) that should be studied before the graded homework
is completed. Dont skip through your assignment quickly just to get your assignment points. Time spent
with lab material will help you learn concepts that will be covered again in the exams.
6. Find some friends and study together. Students who work together usually do well you find out what
you dont know by explaining it to each other. Working in a group also helps keep you motivated to stay
current with the lecture material.
DON'T WAIT TO ASK FOR HELP!