Anatomy and Physiology
This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the human body. It will provide a firm foundation for further study at the post-secondary level.
Areas of Study
An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Tissues of the Human Body
The Integumentary System
The Endocrine System
The Urinary System
The Digestive System
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Nervous System
The Circulatory System
The Respiratory System
The Reproductive System
Textbook (not required) : Martini, F. and Bartholemew, E. (2010) Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 5th edition. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, United States. Supplementary materials will be used as well.
Schedule: Every week I will post the agenda for class on my website/google calendar. You should check the calendar to get an idea of what we will be doing each week. It will also be a valuable resource when you miss class. Links to material we use in class and all assignments will be posted.
Grades: Grades can be accessed both through the student portal and the parent portal of the Home Access Center of the State College Area School District Website. Once you get to the website it will ask for your ID and password, and your grade will appear. I update grades on-line promptly. It is a good idea to check that your on-line grade is correct, and let me know if you find mistakes.
Attendance: This course will follow the same policy as your student handbook. If you are absent from school due to an illness or some other legal excuse, you will have the same number of days as you were absent to make up the work. If work is assigned in class before your absence, you will NOT be given extra time to complete that assignment as the result of your absence. Should you be absent on the due date of such an assignment, it will be due on the day you return to class.
It is YOUR responsibility to obtain any assignments and notes you have missed. If you miss an exam, you must will be expected to make it up on the day you return, unless you missed new material that is on the test.
If you are absent on a lab day try to schedule the makeup with another class within the allotted lab time (it’s hard to keep materials fresh and current for you). If you are unable to make up the lab you will have to complete the lab using a classmate’s data (not ideal as you won’t learn nearly as much!)
If you have an extended absence (5 days or more) see me.
Laboratory Activities: In order to ensure your safety, you must read and sign a safety contract before you may participate in any lab activities. Failure to follow safety instructions or behaving in any way that endangers others will result in a zero for that day and will result in disciplinary action.
Assignments: All assignments are posted online.
Exams: Dates of unit exams will be announced about a week before each exam. In addition, there will be a midterm at the end of the first semester, and a final during the last week of school. Together, the midterm and final will count for 10% of your cumulative grade in the class.
All SCASD policies found in your student handbook will be enforced in this class.