Human Physiology with Laboratory

Human Physiology with Laboratory Syllabus


  • Course Code: BIO 252A, BIO 252AL

    Transcript:

    Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at United States University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.

    Credits: 4 Semester

    Transfer: 4 year degree applicable

    Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits.They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. United States University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course and apply it towards your degree. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page.Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for pre-approval. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4 - 8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 3-4 months. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)

    Required Textbook:

    Yes, this course requires a textbook.
    The embedded etext within the Pearson account is:
    Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th Edition By Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

    Grading Mode:

    Standard letter grade.

    Proctored Final: Yes

    Description

    Presents the physiology of human body systems with emphasis upon functions of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
    Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and Principles of Chemistry with a C or better.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

    1. Describe the fundamental physiological processes and mechanisms.
    2. Explain the basic mechanisms of homeostasis by integrating the functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
    3. Describe how homeostatic mechanisms respond to internal and external changes in the environment.
    4. Perform basic physiological measurements and analyze physiological data quantitatively.
    5. Describe functional mechanisms and their regulation to explain the pathophysiology underlying common diseases.
    6. Use appropriate reference resources to clarify and expand knowledge of Physiology and Pathophysiology.
    7. Synthesize information, think independently and reason through new material in a way that reflects facts learned to demonstrate an understanding of the overall structure and function of the human body.

    Lab Description

    This is the laboratory part of Human Physiology and is taken in conjunction with the main course. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course. Topics include the physiology of cell transport mechanisms, skeletal muscle, nerve impulses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestion, renal, acid-base balance, blood analysis and serological testing.

    Lab Objectives

    At the successful completion of the laboratory part of this course, student will be able to:

    1. Understand laboratory safety and know how to apply safe practices in the laboratory.
    2. Have a basic understanding of the chemical, cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the function of living organisms.
    3. Describe the functions of the major organ systems of the human body, and provide examples of coordinated interactions among these systems.
    4. Relate biological structure to function at different levels of biological organization.

    Lab Activities

    Each exercise below includes 5 lab activities, thus there are a total of 60 labs.
    Exercise 1: Cell Transport Mechanisms and Permeability (Student Learning Outcome for Human Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #3, #6, #7)
    Exercise 2: Skeletal Muscle Physiology (SLO #1, #6, #7)
    Exercise 3: Neurophysiology of Nerve Impulses (SLO #1, #6, #7)
    Exercise 4: Endocrine System Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 5: Cardiovascular Dynamics (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 6: Cardiovascular Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 7: Respiratory System Mechanics (SLO #1, #2, #3, #6, #7)
    Exercise 8: Chemical and Physical Processes of Digestion (SLO #1, #7)
    Exercise 9: Renal System Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 10: Acid-Base Balance (SLO #6, #7)
    Exercise 11: Blood Analysis (SLO #1, #6, #7)
    Exercise 12: Serological Testing (SLO #4, #6, #7)

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Quizzes 35%
    Midterm 20%
    Homework 20%
    Proctored Final Exam 25%
    (You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)

    Laboratory:
    Lab Practical 35%
    Lab Quizzes 40%
    Proctored Lab Final 25%

    Proctored Final: 25%

    This course go towards a degree which means it must have a proctored final. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells them the class will have a proctored final, and the 60% rule will apply. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know these standards won't be met.

    The final exam must be proctored at college testing center or a Sylvan Learning Center. A valid driver's license or State ID must be shown at the testing center. An expired license or State ID will not be accepted. Use this link to help you find a college testing center or Sylvan Learning center near your home: Proctored Final

    The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters of the course. Other than scratch paper, you may view the "Authorized Materials" list for the final exam for each class.

    • Students must obtain a 60% or better on the final exam in order to get a C or better in the class.
    • Students that obtain a grade of an F on the final can receive at most a D in the class. Students that obtain a D on the final can receive at most a C in the class. Students that obtain a C on the final can receive at most a B in the class.

    The 60% rule was set in place to protect the integrity of online math education by requiring a display of competency in exchange for a grade. All schools which are regionally accredited adhere to online standards. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells your college that standards have been met. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know the standards won't be met.

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Course Content Menu:

    Part 1

    BASIC CELL PROCESSES:   INTEGRATION AND COORDINATION

    Chapters
    2   Molecular Interactions
    3   Compartmentation:   Cells and Tissues
    4   Energy and Cellular Metabolism

    Part 2

    HOMEOSTASIS AND CONTROL

    Chapters
    8   Neurons:   Cellular and Network Properties
    9   The Central Nervous System
    10   Sensory Physiology
    12   Muscles

    Midterm

    Part 3

    INTEGRATION OF FUNCTION

    Chapters
    14   Cardiovascular Physiology
    15   Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure
    18   Gas Exchange and Transport
    19   The Kidneys

    Part 4

    METABOLISM, GROWTH, AND AGING

    Chapters
    21   Digestion
    22   Metabolism and Energy Balance
    24   The Immune System
    26   Reproduction and Development

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.


    WeekComplete Chapters
    12
    23
    34
    48
    59
    610
    712
    8Midterm covers chapters above chapters
    914
    1015
    1118
    1219
    1321
    1422
    1524
    1626
    17Final Exam

    __________________________________ Labs

    Week Complete Sections
    2 labs 1 - 4
    2 labs 5 - 8
    3 labs 9 - 12
    4 labs 13 - 16
    5 labs 17 - 20
    6 labs 21 - 24
    7 labs 25 - 28
    8 labs 29 - 32
    9 labs 33 - 35
    10 labs 36 - 38
    11 labs 39 - 41
    12 labs 42 - 44
    13 labs 45 - 47
    14 labs 48 - 51
    15 labs 52 - 54
    16 labs 55 - 57
    17 labs 58 - 60
    Final Exam

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

  • Course Code: None

    Transcript:

    A certificate of completion is issued from Omega Math. This course under the non-credit option does not go through one of our partner universities; thus, a transcript is not included with the course.

    Credits: 0

    Certificate of Completion: Yes

    Transfer:

    If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the non-credit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. If you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. The non-credit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4 - 8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 3-4 months. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)

    Required Textbook:

    Yes, this course requires a textbook.
    The embedded etext within the Pearson account is:
    Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th Edition By Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

    Grading Mode:

    Standard letter grade.

    Proctored Final: No

    Description

    Presents the physiology of human body systems with emphasis upon functions of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
    Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and Principles of Chemistry with a C or better.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

    1. Describe the fundamental physiological processes and mechanisms.
    2. Explain the basic mechanisms of homeostasis by integrating the functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
    3. Describe how homeostatic mechanisms respond to internal and external changes in the environment.
    4. Perform basic physiological measurements and analyze physiological data quantitatively.
    5. Describe functional mechanisms and their regulation to explain the pathophysiology underlying common diseases.
    6. Use appropriate reference resources to clarify and expand knowledge of Physiology and Pathophysiology.
    7. Synthesize information, think independently and reason through new material in a way that reflects facts learned to demonstrate an understanding of the overall structure and function of the human body.

    Lab Description

    This is the laboratory part of Human Physiology and is taken in conjunction with the main course. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course. Topics include the physiology of cell transport mechanisms, skeletal muscle, nerve impulses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestion, renal, acid-base balance, blood analysis and serological testing.

    Lab Objectives

    At the successful completion of the laboratory part of this course, student will be able to:

    1. Understand laboratory safety and know how to apply safe practices in the laboratory.
    2. To acquire a basic understanding of the chemical, cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the function of living organisms.
    3. Describe the functions of the major organ systems of the human body, and provide examples of coordinated interactions among these systems.
    4. Relate biological structure to function at different levels of biological organization.

    Lab Activities

    Each exercise below includes 5 lab activities, thus there are a total of 60 labs.
    Exercise 1: Cell Transport Mechanisms and Permeability (Student Learning Outcome for Human Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #3, #6, #7)
    Exercise 2: Skeletal Muscle Physiology (SLO #1, #6, #7)
    Exercise 3: Neurophysiology of Nerve Impulses (SLO #1, #6, #7)
    Exercise 4: Endocrine System Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 5: Cardiovascular Dynamics (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 6: Cardiovascular Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 7: Respiratory System Mechanics (SLO #1, #2, #3, #6, #7)
    Exercise 8: Chemical and Physical Processes of Digestion (SLO #1, #7)
    Exercise 9: Renal System Physiology (SLO #1, #2, #6, #7)
    Exercise 10: Acid-Base Balance (SLO #6, #7)
    Exercise 11: Blood Analysis (SLO #1, #6, #7)
    Exercise 12: Serological Testing (SLO #4, #6, #7)

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Quizzes 35%
    Midterm 20%
    Homework 20%
    Proctored Final Exam 25%
    (You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)

    Laboratory:
    Lab Practical 35%
    Lab Quizzes 40%
    Proctored Lab Final 25%

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Course Content Menu:

    Part 1

    BASIC CELL PROCESSES:   INTEGRATION AND COORDINATION

    Chapters
    1   Introduction to Physiology
    2   Molecular Interactions
    3   Compartmentation:   Cells and Tissues
    4   Energy and Cellular Metabolism
    5   Membrane Dynamics
    6   Communication, Integration, and Homeostasis

    Part 2

    HOMEOSTASIS AND CONTROL

    Chapters
    7   Introduction to the Endocrine System
    8   Neurons:   Cellular and Network Properties
    9   The Central Nervous System
    10   Sensory Physiology
    11   Efferent Division:   Autonomic and Somatic Motor Control
    12   Muscles
    13   Integrative Physiology I:   Control of Body Movement

    Midterm

    Part 3

    INTEGRATION OF FUNCTION

    Chapters
    14   Cardiovascular Physiology
    15   Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure
    16   Blood
    17   Mechanics of Breathing
    18   Gas Exchange and Transport
    19   The Kidneys
    20   Integrative Physiology II:   Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    Part 4

    METABOLISM, GROWTH, AND AGING

    Chapters
    21   Digestion
    22   Metabolism and Energy Balance
    23   Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism
    24   The Immune System
    25   Integrative Physiology III:   Exercise
    26   Reproduction and Development

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.


    WeekComplete Sections
    11 - 2
    23 - 4
    35 - 6
    47 - 8
    59 - 10
    611 - 12
    713
    8Midterm covers chapters 1 - 13
    914 - 15
    1016 - 17
    1118 - 19
    1220 - 21
    1322 - 23
    1424 - 25
    1526
    16Review
    17Final Exam

    __________________________________ Labs

    Week Complete Sections
    2 labs 1 - 4
    2 labs 5 - 8
    3 labs 9 - 12
    4 labs 13 - 16
    5 labs 17 - 20
    6 labs 21 - 24
    7 labs 25 - 28
    8 labs 29 - 32
    9 labs 33 - 35
    10 labs 36 - 38
    11 labs 39 - 41
    12 labs 42 - 44
    13 labs 45 - 47
    14 labs 48 - 51
    15 labs 52 - 54
    16 labs 55 - 57
    17 labs 58 - 60
    Final Exam

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.