Anatomy & Physiology
Course Instructor: K. Snyder, M.S.

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1.  Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology by Scanlon, V.  and Sanders, T, 6th edition.
2.  American Psychological Association (2009, July) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.) Washington, DC. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5).
3.  Internet sources: Wisc-online
Grading policies
1. These are explained in the Syllabus.
2.  Students should not expect extra credit.
3.  Assignments are due, and points are accumulated weekly.
7:00 - 8:15
The week begins on Monday and ends Saturday.  Work not submitted by weekly deadlines will have points deducted.  Chapters in Text
 1: Anatomic Terminology
This week we will learn the terminology to identify the human body in space.  Relevant vocabulary concerning levels of organization will be discussed.  Students will complete activities to ensure their comprehension of terminology and understanding of assigned readings.
2: Skeletal System
This week we will learn terminology specific to the skeletal system.  All week one terminology will be applied in referencing landmarks on the skeleton.  Levels of organization found in all body systems will be reviewed in the lecture, and applied with  each subsequent body system.
3: Muscular System
These two weeks will be focused on the macro and micro anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. The structure of the muscle fiber (cell), myofibrils, and process of contraction at the level of the sarcomere will be explored.

4: Exam #1
This cumulative exam will cover all information covered in the first four weeks of class.  A portion of the test will be objective, and a second portion will be short constructed response.  Study guides will be distributed.

5: Nervous System & Senses
Students will explore the Central, Peripheral, and Autonomic Nervous systems.  Structure, function, and pathology will be discussed.  Students will discover the manner in which nerve impulses are transmitted, and cross synapses.
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6:  Circulatory and Respiratory Systems and Vascular System
Students will be able to trace a red blood cell from its interaction with a molecule of oxygen in the alveoli through the circlatory system, describe the chemical change that occurs in the myofibril following exercise, and the release of carbon dioxide and its transport to, and through the heart, and lungs until it is released and exhaled.
Students will retell the effect of disease processes on the functional performance of the circulo-respiratory systems.
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7.  Digestive System
Students will trace proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids from the mouth through its absorption and the elimination of waste.  They will be able to explain where nutrients are moved into the circulatory system, water is resorbed, and digestive juices enter this system.
8:  Lymphatic System & Immunity
Students will discern the two primary functions of the lymphatic system and be able to restate their importance in the maintenance of homeostasis in the body. 14
9:  Endocrine System
Students will learn the names, anatomical structure, and physiology of the glands in the body.  They will explore the hormones produced, and the way they regulate
10:  Cells & tissues
Cells:  Students will learn the names of all cell organelles and their functions.  They will create an analogy between the cell and a city or other structure demonstrating their understanding in a narrative published to  Examples of student work:  Will  Stephen Kylee Jaimee
Mitosis and meiosis: the means of diversity within the species, and reproduction of the species.
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11: Body Temperature and Metabolism Students will state the normal ranged of human body temperature, explain how cellular respiration produced head, and the factors that affect heat production.  They will describe the mechanism of heat loss through the skin, and respiratory systems. The interaction with the endocrine system via the master thermostat (they hypothalamus) will be demonstrated along with the mechanisms used by the body to increase and decrease heat loss.  Students will follow a molecule of glucose through the process of respiration, and investigate the use of amino acids and lipids to create energy.
12.  Urinary System

13. Fluid-Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance

14. Human Reproductive System

15.  Genetics and Inheritance

16.  Final Exam