Human Anatomy and Physiology I


  2. A. Course Title: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    B. Course Number: BI 214A - 30397
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Farrow, Jaime
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: By appointment. I answer all emails within 24 hours, email me anytime.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): College level biology course with grade of "C" or higher (BI 114, BI 124, BI 134, BI 144, or BI 224)
    M. Corequisite(s): BI214AL Laboratory
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    Human Anatomy and Physiology I is an integrated study of human structure and function of cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, and nervous system. This course is a prerequisite for nursing and recommended for pre-allied health students. Concurrent enrollment in BI 214AL (laboratory) is required. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisite: College level biology course (BI, 114, BI, 134, BI, 144, or BI 224)


    For science and non-science majors, BI 214A will transfer to most two and four year colleges for credit as a laboratory life science. Information concerning articulation agreements with regional colleges and universities can be obtained through NMJC’s Counseling Office. It is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. Planning for course credit transfer is ultimately the student’s responsibility. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution.



    The materials listed below are required.

    TEXTBOOK: Anatomy and Physiology (2017). OpenStax Rice University URL link
    While free downloads are available, students are strongly encouraged to purchase a hardbound copy (ISBN 978-1938168130). Cost is approximately $52.

    LAB MANUAL: Laboratory Manual for Anatomy and Physiology, 6th ed. (2017), by Allen & Harper. (ISBN 9781119304142)

    You must purchase a new (unused) manual, whether you buy the e-option and print the pages out or buy a hardcopy. You will be required to write responses.

    3. Access to a personal computer (PC) or laptop with user rights to install required online Canvas plug-ins (e.g. Respondus Browser, Adobe Reader, Flash, & Java). Canvas does not totally support Smart phones, iPads or tablets. A PC or laptop will be needed to submit the majority of coursework.

    4. Students are also required to have available a computer with a webcam, microphone, and appropriate Internet bandwidth to use Respondus Monitor for submission of Exams. There is a $10 administrative fee for the semester.)

    5. Digital capture device such as digital camera, computer cam, or camera phone for submitting documentation of lab exercises.

    6. Lab Materials List:
    Budget Life Size Skull 4th Quality
    Cheap Charlie Skeleton
    Non-hardening modeling clay (1-2 pounds)
    Pig's foot from a local meat market

    Both the Budget Life Size Skull 4th quality (around $13) and the Cheap Charlie Skeleton (around $3) can be purchased online from:

    Additional Materials list:
    apple, knife, plastic straw, 2 uncooked eggs, Vinegar, Karo syrup, Water, 500ml beaker or glass container, scale, Small plastic straws (coffee stirrers) or pipe cleaners, clock to track time in minutes, 5 pound weight, tape or glue.


    1. Wiley PLUS Orion access code. The code is good for two semesters and include study diagnostics that help with content mastery.

    2. Coloring Book: Marieb, E.N. (2015). Anatomy & Physiology Coloring Workbook (11th ed.). Pearson. Softbound ISBN 978-0-321-74305-3

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    For students to receive credit for coursework, it must be submitted on or before the deadline. Additionally, original individual coursework must be submitted. Plagiarism and academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will result in a zero for that particular assignment along with enforcement of other possible sanctions (refer to NMJC Plagiarism and Academic Honesty Policies within the syllabus).

    Grades earned on tests and assignments will be available in Canvas within 72-hours after the deadline. Some assignments will take longer to evaluate (e.g. lab reports & discussion posts). The following formula will be used to calculate the final course grade, which is composite between lecture and lab.

    40% - Lecture Component (LM Exams, Discussions, Getting Started Assignments) 40% - Laboratory Component (Lab Quizzes, Reports, Practical Exams) 20% - Comprehensive Proctored Final Exam

    Lecture- (Learning Module Exams (32%), Discussions (8%)) Lab-(Lab Reports (16%), Lab Quizzes (16%), Practical Exams(8%))

    No curve on the final course grade will be available.

    Late Submission Policy: In order to submit work after the due date you must email me as an attachment a hospital discharge or admittance form, a doctor's note, or an obituary. Individual circumstances will be evaluated independently.

    Technical Issues: Should technical problems arise during the testing process (e.g. Canvas logs off a student and he/she cannot regain entry into the exam), it is the student's responsibility to report the problem to the instructor within 24-hours and provide appropriate documentation of the issue via NMJC’s helpdesk (575.399.2199). It is at the discretion of the instructor to reset an exam. Individual circumstances need to be evaluated independently.

    Lecture Component:

    Learning Module Exams: Exams will weigh 80% of the lecture component. Three exams are to be administered: one in LM 1, LM 2, and LM 3. Information presented in LM 4 will be included on the comprehensive final exam. Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor (webcam) are required for all exams and are considered closed book. They will consist of at least 50-multiple choice questions open for 75 minutes. They may be open for up to 90 minutes if they include short answer questions. After the submission period has ended, feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the exam’s comment section.

    Discussions: Discussions will weigh 20% of the lecture component. Two discussion assignments are required: one in LM 1 and one in LM 4. Each discussion assignment will require a primary and secondary posts. To earn credit, information submitted must (a) follow guidelines set by the instructor, (b) be original, and (c) reflect properly reference information gathered from credible scientific sources. A grading rubric will be used to provide feedback.

    Getting Started Assignments: These assignments will weigh 0% of the lecture component. These activities are required to be submitted during the first week of the semester prior to students staring course work. They evaluate the student’s technical readiness to participate in an online course. The following assignments are located in Module 0: Introduction Discussion, Syllabus Quiz, Student Profile, Contact Information (inbox message), Academic Honesty (upload file)

    Laboratory Component:

    The course curriculum will include 14 laboratory exercises from the lab manual that integrate the laboratory component with the lecture component. Points for each laboratory exercise will be earned by submitting at least one of the following:

    Lab Quizzes: Lab quizzes will weigh 40% of the laboratory component. Respondus Lockdown Browser required, and they are timed once accessed 30 minutes. No more than half of the quiz points will be earned using simple labeling of diagrams. Integrating the content from Reviewing Your Knowledge and Using Your Knowledge presented at the end of each lab exercise will be important for the other half. Quizzes have a password that will be provided to students. Feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the quiz’s comment section.

    Lab Reports: Lab reports will weigh 40% of the laboratory component. There are 6 activity reports required with all 6 requiring photo-documentation.

    Photo-documentation reports include the following. A grading rubric will be used to provide feedback. LM1: Laboratory Exercise 1 (Anatomical Terms & Directional Terms) LM1: Laboratory Exercise 5 (Transport) LM2: Laboratory Exercise 9 (Skull) LM3: Laboratory Exercise 11 (Joint) LM3: Laboratory Exercise 13 (Contraction) LM3: Laboratory Exercise 14 (Modeling of Muscles)

    Lab Practical Exams: Lab practicals will weigh 20% of the laboratory component. There are two practical exams. Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor (webcam) are required, 50 questions opened for a period no longer than 75-minutes. After the submission period has ended, feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the exam’s comment section.

    Comprehensive Final Exam: Final exam will be administered during the last week of the semester via Respondus Browser and Monitor. No early administering of the final is permitted except in an emergency AND permission from the Dean must be granted. The exam will contain 100 multiple choice questions. After the submission period has ended, feedback over concepts missed will be provided upon request within the exam’s comment section.

    There are no extra credit opportunities in the course.

    Refer to the "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION" section of the syllabus for additional specific polices/details concerning required coursework.

    Discussion Grading Rubric:

    Maximum Points
    Submits a main post (minimum 100 words) related to the main discussion topic by the indicated due date.
    30 points
    Cites ALL references used; including textbook. Important note: Any reference containing "wiki" is not an acceptable reference and points will be deducted. Plagiarism must be avoided.
    10 points
    Expresses opinions and ideas in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic and shows a high level of thought.
    10 points
    Demonstrates use of standard written English with respect to: organization, grammar, composition, punctuation, and construction.
    10 points
    Responds to one student with appropriate feedback and or comments promoting growth of discussion. Secondary post must be at least 50 words minimum. Due by end of unit, see Course Outline for specific due date.
    20 points
    Responds to one student or the instructor with appropriate feedback and or comments promoting growth of discussion. Secondary post must be at least 50 words minimum. Due by end of unit, see Course Outline for specific due date.
    20 points
    *Maximum Total
    100 points

    * To achieve the maximum point value, your main post must be posted early in the unit and you must continue posting to your fellow students with meaningful discussions throughout the unit.

    * Late posts will not be accepted.

    Assignment Grading Rubric
    Exceptional Average Needs Improvement
    Quality Each question is correctly answered and does not exceed 100 words each. (Full credit per question.) Each question is not correctly answered and is lacking some information. (1/2 credit per short answer question.) Incorrect answers or answers are lacking significant details. (0 credit per question.)
    Student uses own thoughts when answering questions. Each question is completely answered in the students’ own words or proper APA Referencing is used. References are cited. (Full credit per question.) Student uses mostly their own words, but has some minor issues with proper referencing. Student does not cite reference. (1/2 credit per question.) Student’s answers are not in their own words and were borrowed from any source. (Sources: Direct sentences from textbook, internet, encyclopedia, etc.) Does not use proper APA Referencing. (See Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty page concerning expectations and actions.)

    Late work is not accepted unless one of the requirements mentioned in the Syllabus is met.

    ** Initial points for each question are based on the total number of questions each assignment contains. For example: if there are 10 questions on the assignment each question would be worth 10 points. **

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

    • Communication
      • Comprehend information to summarize, analyze, evaluate, and apply to a specific situation.
      • Communicate in an accurate, correct, and understandable manner.
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Define a problem and arrive at a logical solution.
      • Use appropriate technology and information systems to collect, analyze, and organize information.
      • Apply critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving to data.
    • Self and Community
      • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and / or scientific issues.
      • Communicate an awareness of a variety of perspectives of ethical issues.
      • Interact with individuals and within groups with integrity and awareness of others’ opinions, feelings and values.


    New Mexico Junior College's broad range of science courses provides students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals by fostering higher order thinking skills, basic academic success skills, discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and scientific and academic values.

    The course content of Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BI214A)supports NMJC’s mission which is “promoting success through learning” by encouraging students to accomplish the following:

    1. Describe the process of scientific inquiry.

    2. Solve problems scientifically.

    3. Communicate scientific information.

    4. Apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems.

    5. Apply scientific thinking to real world problems.


    Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Define anatomy and physiology , and list and define the eleven systems of the body, the organs present in each, and their general functions.
    2. Define the six life processes of the human body and explain their importance in the maintenance of homeostasis.
    3. Define the anatomical planes, regions, and sections, and the directional terms used to describe the body as it is in correct anatomical position.
    4. Describe the major body cavities, the organs they contain, and explain the importance of the linings of those cavities.
    5. Locate the nine abdominal regions and the four abdominopelvic quadrants.

    Chapter 2: Chemical Organization
    1. Identify the main chemical elements of the body by name, symbol, and their most common function.
    2. Draw the graphs of both anabolic and catabolic reactions, and using the graphs, predict the effect of the introduction of enzymes to both types of reactions.
    3. Describe the basic structures of the four biological molecules, and differentiate them according to their monomer, polymers, chemical structure, and functions.

    Chapter 3: Cellular Level of Organization
    1. Explain the interactions that occur among the three principal parts of a cell.
    2. Sketch or draw the process of organelle interaction using the organelles of the endomembrane system.
    3. List and describe the passive and active processes that transport substances across the plasma membrane, including osmosis.
    4. Predict cellular responses to exposure to the three different types of solutions.

    Chapter 4: Tissue Level of Organization
    1. Compare and contrast the four basic types of body tissues in terms of their structures, functions and locations.
    2. Explain how the structure of each type of body tissue matches its function in the body.
    3. Define tissue membrane, and describe the two general types of membranes.
    4. Relate the process of tissue repair to its importance in maintaining homeostasis.

    Chapter 5: Integumentary System
    1. Diagram the layers of the epidermis and create a chart listing the types of cells in each layer, explaining their functions.
    2. Relate the location of nervous and secretory structures in the three regions of the skin to their functions.
    3. Describe the functions of the accessory structures of the skin.
    4. Describe how the skin contributes to thermoregulation, protection, excretion, absorption, synthesis of vitamin D.
    5. Design an experiment, using various sources for applying stimuli, which demonstrates the different degrees of perception by different types of skin receptors.

    Chapter 6: Skeletal System – Bone Tissue
    1. Discuss the functions of the skeletal system and explain its importance in calcium homeostasis.
    2. Relate the structures of the components of a long bone to their functions.
    3. Differentiate between the structures and functions of compact bone and spongy bone, including the types of cells which comprise bone and their functions.
    4. Describe how bones grow in length and diameter.
    5. Predict the effect of poor nutrition and regulatory hormones on bone growth.
    6. Describe the sequence of events in the repair of a bone fracture.

    Chapter 7: Skeletal System – Axial Skeleton
    1. Differentiate the axial and appendicular skeletons in terms of the locations, shapes, and functions of their boney components.
    2. Describe how bones are identified and classified according to shape, location and surface markings.
    3. Correctly identify bones and landmarks of the axial skeleton.

    Chapter 8: Skeleton System – Appendicular Skeleton
    1. Compare and contrast the functions of the pectoral and pelvic girdles.
    2. Explain how the structures of the components of the two girdles match their functions.
    3. Explain the significance of the differences in male and female pelves.
    4. Correctly identify the bones and landmarks of the appendicular skeleton.

    Chapter 9: Joints
    1. Compare and contrast the three types of articulations based on their structures and functions.
    2. Predict the range of motion of synovial joints based on their boney and soft tissue structures.
    3. Describe the structure and function of bursae and tendon sheaths.

    Chapter 10: Muscular Tissue
    1. Differentiate the three types of muscle tissue according to their structures, functions, and special properties.
    2. Describe the microscopic anatomy of a skeletal muscle fiber from the sarcolemma to the structures that comprise a sarcomere.
    3. Outline the steps involved in the sliding filament mechanism of muscle contraction.
    4. Describe the structure of a motor unit, and explain how it initiates muscle contraction.
    5. Differentiate among concentric isotonic, eccentric isotonic, and isometric contractions
    6. Given a graph of a muscle twitch, correlate each region of the graph with the steps involved in the sliding filament mechanism of a muscle contraction.

    Chapter 11: Muscular System
    1. Correlate the structure of bones, joints, and their associated skeletal muscles with their ability to produce movement.
    2. Compare and contrast the functions of prime movers, antagonists, synergists, and fixators in muscle groups as they work together to produce movement.
    3. Develop an appropriate system for the naming of muscles using correctly labeled models.
    4. Identify the location of skeletal muscles.
    5. Predict the movement muscles produce based on origin, insertion, and direction of fibers.

    Chapter 12: Nervous Tissue
    1. List the structures and describe the basic functions of the nervous system and its divisons.
    2. Compare and contrast the cellular characteristics and functions of neurons and the various neuroglia.
    3. Devise a mechanism for the production of resting and action membrane potentials using the structures of neurons and the properties of cellular transport as foundations.
    4. Describe the cellular components and properties that cause and regulate nerve impulse conduction.
    5. Naming synaptic structures involved, explain the events of impulse transmission at a chemical synapse.
    6. Describe the classification and functions of neurotransmitters.

    Chapter 13: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
    1. Describe the protective structures and gross anatomical features of the spinal cord.
    2. Compare and contrast the basic functions of sensory and motor tracts of the spinal cord.
    3. Describe the functional components of a reflex arc and the ways reflexes maintain homeostasis.
    4. Define plexus, and identify the location of the four major plexuses associated with the spinal cord.

    Chapter 15: Autonomic Nervous System
    1. Compare and contrast the structural and functional differences of the somatic and autonomic portions of the nervous system.
    2. Compare and contrast the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system.
    3. Predict the roles of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions in response to different physiological/environmental stimuli.


    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at


    Email and grading response time

    I will respond to all emails within 24 hours of receiving the email, this includes weekends. Grading will take place throughout the week and will be completed by Friday of the following week after the due date.

    Time Zone: It is important to note that this course operates on Mountain Standard Time. Students are responsible for adjusting due dates to their time zone.

    This is an online lecture/laboratory life science course geared for science majors and students entering a healthcare profession. It is the first of a sequenced two-semester course. It is your responsibility to read the textbook and complete assignments in a timely fashion in order to learn the same course content required in a NMJC’s traditional "face-to-face" 16-week lecture/lab course.

    The course contains four learning modules. Canvas, NMJCs Learning Management System, will be used to deliver course information for both the lecture/laboratory component. The design of the course correlates information presented in the textbook with the laboratory manual. Instructions for all coursework, including how to submit assignments, are delivered via Canvas. Pay close attention to the deadlines for each unit. Should any questions arise during the semester concerning course content, simply inbox message the instructor. Questions will be addressed within a 24-hour period.

    To log on to your Canvas account, use your “A” number (or Smart ID) along with a password. This is typically your birth date (e.g. 061280) until you change it within your TBird WebPortal account. If you cannot log into Canvas and/or require technical troubleshooting assistance, call the 24/7 helpdesk at 575.399.2199.

    Lecture Component:

    Learning Module Exams: To access the on-line exams, (a) log-in to Canvas via Respondus Lockdown Browser, (b) click on "Modules", (c) select the approximate unit exam, and (d) enter the password provided. It is case sensitive. Tests once accessed are timed. Upon submission, exams cannot be re-entered. Should technical problems arise during the testing process (e.g. Canvas logs you off and you cannot regain entry into the exam), it is the student's responsibility to report the problem to the instructor within 24-hours and provide appropriate documentation of the issue via NMJC’s helpdesk (575.399.2199). There are no guarantees that late submissions or resubmissions of exams will be accepted for credit. It is at the discretion of the instructor. Feedback on exams will be provided upon request.

    Discussion Board Posts: The purpose of discussions is to broaden students' knowledge by applying course content to the real world. Postings should add information beyond what is presented in the textbook. Always use proper "netiquette" when posting as information is viewed by all class members. Feedback will be provided via a grading rubric.

    Getting Started Activities: These assignments are required to be completed before starting course work. They evaluate student’s technical readiness to participate in an online course. Communicate with the instructor if are unable to complete one of the required tasks due to computer issues.

    Laboratory Component:

    Laboratory exercises are modified for the on-line learner. Even though students may not be able to actually perform all exercises, they are required to read/understand materials presented in the laboratory manual. Some laboratory exercises will require viewing videos and purchasing materials to complete this portion of the course as a traditional student. It is expected that materials be purchased in a timely manner in order to submit assignments by the due date.

    After completion of laboratory exercises, there will be a laboratory quiz, report, and/or practical assignment that is to be submitted.

    Lab Quizzes: Completing the lab exercises (including Reviewing Your Knowledge and Using Your Knowledge at the end of each exercise) will be important in preparing for these quizzes. Protocol for taking quizzes is the same as unit exams, except they are shorter in length and have only 30 minutes to complete. Feedback will be provided upon request.

    Lab Reports: There will be a minimum of six required activity reports requiring photo-documentation. Feedback will be provided via a grading rubric.

    Lab Practicals: There will be two lab practicals scheduled. Feedback will be provided upon request.

    Comprehensive Lecture Final: The Final Exam
    must be completed using Respondus Monitor. Students are required to use Respondus Monitor, which is an extension of Respondus Lockdown Browser. It requires a computer with webcam, microphone and appropriate Internet bandwidth. An ID is required along with an environmental check to ensure testing integrity is maintained. There is a $10 administrative fee for the semester. A practice quiz within Canvas is available to assist you in the set-up.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    • Pay attention to deadlines and do not forget them (keep a calendar if it helps).
    • Carefully read and understand all assignments.
    • Complete assignments according to posted instructions and notes. Do not just glance at an assignment before attempting to complete it (this is likely to result in a poor grade).
    • Questions may be posed for clarification in the class discussion area or by sending an e-mail to your instructor.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.



    Course Schedule_API

    Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture & Lab

    Print out the course outline and use the check off boxes to keep up with your progress.

    The course consists of 4 Modules.


    Module Tasks

    Due Dates

    Check Off

    Module 0

    October 14 – October 16

    All items listed to the left must be completed before Learning Module 1 will open.


    Getting Started Assignments:

    Module 0 Instructions - view the page

    Introduction Discussion - contribute to the page

    Syllabus Quiz- score at least a 10

    Student Profile - update profile in Canvas

    Contact Information - send inbox message

    Academic Honesty- upload a file

    All items above must be completed before Learning Module 1 will open. Note, you may need to sign out of Canvas and then sign back in for Learning Module 1 to show once all items above have been completed as directed.


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    Learning Module 1

    October 14 - October 27

    Textbook Readings:

    Ch. 1 An Introduction to the Human Body (pg. 1-26)

    Ch. 2 The Chemical Level of Organization (pg. 27-58)

    Ch. 3 The Cellular Level of Organization (pg. 59-105)


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    Lab Manual Readings:

    Anatomical Language (pg 1-12)

    Organ Systems and Body Cavities (pg 13-22)

    Cell Structure and Cell Cycle (pg 31-40)

    Transport Across the Plasma Membrane (pg 41-50)


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    Learning Module 1 Discussion- Main Post


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    Learning Module 1 Discussion- 2 Response Posts 


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    Lab 1: Anatomical Terms (Lab Report)


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    Lab 2 Quiz: Organ Systems and Body Cavities (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 4 Quiz: Cell Structure and Cell Cycle (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 5: Transport Across the Plasma Membrane (Lab Report)


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    Learning Module 1 Exam (Chapters 1,2,3) (using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor)


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    Learning Module 2

    October 28 – November 10

    Textbook Readings:

    Ch. 4 The Tissue Level of Organization (pg. 106-141)

    Ch. 5 The Integumentary System (pg. 142-168)

    Ch. 6 The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue (pg. 169-191)

    Ch. 7 Axial Skeleton (pg. 192-230)

    Ch. 8 Appendicular Skeleton (pg. 231-257)


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    Lab Manual Readings:

    Tissues (pg 51-82)

    The Integumentary System (pg 83-94)

    Bone Structure and Function (pg 95-104)

    Axial Skeleton (pg 105-136)

    Appendicular Skeleton (pg 137-158)


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    Lab 6 Quiz: Tissues (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 7 Quiz: Integumentary System (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 8 Quiz: Bone Structure and Function (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 9: Axial Skeleton (Lab Report) 


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    Bone Practical Exam (using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor)


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    Learning Module 2 Exam (Chapters 4,5,6,7,8) (using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor)


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    Learning Module 3

    November 11 – November 24

    Textbook Readings:

    Ch. 9 Joints (pg. 258-290)

    Ch. 10 Muscular Tissue (pg. 291-327)

    Ch. 11 Muscular System (pg. 328-398)


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    Lab Manual Readings:

    Joints and Synovial Joint Movements (pg 159-172)

    Skeletal Muscle Structure (pg 173-184)

    Skeletal Muscle and Their Actions (pg 197-232)


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    Lab 11: Joints and Synovial Joint Movements (Lab Report)


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    Lab 12 Quiz: Skeletal Muscle Structure (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 13: Contraction of Skeletal Muscle (Lab Report)


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    Lab 14: Skeletal Muscles and their Actions (Clay Muscle Models (Lab Report))


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    Muscle Practical Exam (using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor)


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    Learning Module 3 Exam (Chapters 9,10,11) (using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor)


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    Learning Module 4

    November 25 – December 8

    Textbook Readings:

    Ch 12 - Nervous Tissue (pg. 399-441)

    Ch 13 - Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves (pg 442-472)

    Ch 15 - Autonomic Nervous System (pg. 523-545)


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    Lab Manual Readings:

    Nervous Tissue (pg. 255-268)

    Spinal Cord Structure and Function (pg 269-278)

    Spinal Nerves (pg 279-287)


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    Learning Module 4 Discussion- Main Post


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    Learning Module 4 Discussion- 2 Response Posts


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    Lab 16 Quiz: Nervous Tissue (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 17 Quiz: Spinal Cord Structure and Function (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Lab 18 Quiz: Spinal Nerves (using Respondus Lockdown Browser)


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    Final Exam

    December 9 – December 11

    Final Exam administered per NMJC course schedule (via Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor)


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