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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom/Hybrid Class
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom/Hybrid Class
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: BSC 2085
Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology
Term/Dates: 08/23/2016
Reference Number: 217652 Credit Hours: 3
Clock Hours: 48
Days: T,R
Time: 9:30-10:45AM
Room: CRA 212
Course Description: An introduction to the structure and functions of the human body is provided. Topics include
chemistry, histology, and study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. In a lecture science
course where there is a required co-requisite lab, students may withdraw from the lab class, but stay in the lecture class.
(Students may also choose to withdraw from both). Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the lecture and
remain enrolled in the lab.
Distance Learning Class Information
This course is a combination (hybrid) of classroom and online instruction. Some courses may require students to take
examination(s) in a proctored lab setting. Before you decide to take the course with some online delivery of instruction,
it is recommended that you:
Visit – www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online
to obtain Detailed Facts & Information about
Blackboard Access
 Access to your Online Course is AVAILABLE each term on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
 Access to your Online Course will NOT BE AVAILABLE unless the course tuition is FULLY PAID
Blackboard Orientations
 How to Register for the Free Online Orientation Course: ELO1000
 Where/When to Attend On-Campus Orientation
Blackboard Tips & Tutorials
 How to Ensure your Computer is Compatible
 Ensure you Understand Examination and Assignment Rules
 Learn the Functions of Blackboard
Then Proceed To – https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
to Login to your Course (not available before the first day of class) using the same
USERNAME and PASSWORD you used to register for classes.
For Additional Information and Notices Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning
Online Examinations Notice
College is considering adapting proctoring service for all online classes; this course requires students to use an Online
Test Proctoring System when taking online examinations. This requires an installation of a LockDown browser on the
student’s computer and use of a Webcam (can be least costly). Instructions how to download/install the free browser
will be provided in the course. Students need to have/obtain their own Webcam. Students can elect to take the
examinations in Student Learning Centers (any campus) where the Test Proctoring System is provided.
Professor’s Information
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Name: Dr. Vetaley Stashenko
Telephone: 561-993-1451
Faculty Web Page:
Office Location: TEC 217
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Posted online on my Web Page
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Anatomy & Physiology
Edition Author
K. Saladin
ISBN-13 9780077676728
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
This book is recommended for students who plan to complete both AP1 and 2 Lecture.
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the basics in the property of atoms, acids, bases; which are the biological/organic molecules that makeup the
human structure.
Describe the structure of eukaryotic/human cell and its component organelles along with its functions.
Describe the various histological components for each organ of the body and its functional correlation.
Describe the components of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems and the interactions of these
systems with the rest of the body.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Please, if you have any questions regarding course material, procedures, or grades--contact me.
I can't help you unless I know the problem. Do not be reluctant to ask -- that is why I am here! I also check my
email daily and I will get back to you as soon as possible if you have questions.
All the tests in this class are taken online.
Students do not need to go to a testing center.
Students need to:
1. be very disciplined in studying;
2. be able to work independently;
3. use (and be able to find) all the resources which the class and the college has to
4. be aware about the due dates and do not wait to the last minute to finish
assignments or take the tests, (check frequently your Bb calendar from your
Bb homepage);
5. be proficient with the computer software and the internet;
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6. utilize additional resources such as The Learning Resource Center (LRC)
and Student Learning Center (SLC);
7. have reliable high speed internet access and Quick Time installed on their
8. be very comfident with operaton of MS Word;
It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to have the proper settings and software on their computer to be able to access this
class and all the learning materials including Unit Modules, Lecture Videos, PowerPoint’s, Assignments, Animations,
Interactive Exercises, Tests, etc.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Unfortunately, we have had some prior problems with cheating during some exams. The competitive nature of some of
the programs in which Anatomy and Physiology students are enrolled, we assume, gives rise to this problem. Any
cheating will be dealt with according to the student Code of Conduct. This may result in receiving an “F” for the exam,
and “F” for the course.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
The course grade will be as follows:
LECTURE: There will be 16 multiple choice lecture examinations of equal weight. Each exam
will cover only the lecture material since the previous exam. Each exam will be approximately
20 min long with 20 questions. The last lecture exam is NOT a comprehensive final, but rather a
16 th., a one hour exam.
Dr. V. Stashenko exam questions are prepared primarily from his lecture notes and text book
although you are responsible for reading the material in the book.
I'm sorry but NO EXCEPTIONS. I will not discuss or consider any grade change. Do not wait
until after the exam to tell me you are having a problem. We really do want you to do well in the
course and will provide any help we can to facilitate the learning process.
Each year students ask whether they can see my lecture notes. My lecture notes, all supporting materials and the
PowerPoint’s you will find online.
This semester we will focus our attention on the Ch. 1 through 17 of your text book.
My homework and grading policy is outlined in the Syllabus which you can download from PBSC website:
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology are a two part lecture series. Students enrolled in these classes take part-1 in their first
semester and part-2 the next semester using the same textbook. The lectures are design to cover materials for
students planning to enroll in Nursing, Dental, Radiation, and other healthcare related areas.
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Shortly (first day of class) you will gain access to your Blackboard class. For the first several days you’ll have
access to all lectures of the course, in two – three days I will change this.
Each lesson will be opened for you during the three (3) weeks. During the first two weeks you can access this
lesson to become familiar with material, answer critical thinking questions, interact with PowerPoints
presentations, etc. If you capable I am encouraging you to start posting your material to the discussion board
and complete the self-assessment tests during this time. Last –at the end of the third week you must finalize:
Your grade will depend on:
16 x 10 = 160
16 x 10 = 160
16 x 10 = 160
Your calendar for this class with all due dates can be found on the left upper corner of
your blackboard home page (your first page after login
Each lesson is due day/time will be defined by the due time for your chapter test. After this time (due date and
time) your access to the chapter material will be restricted and you cannot modify or add any material to this
part of the class.
Your Professor is moderating the Discussion Board. You are required to answer all questions related to all your
posts regardless to any problem. That is why I am encouraging you to finish your original post and follow up
posts minimum one day before the due date. If you disregard any posted question – you will miss 5 points from
your discussion grade.
For additional information read Instructions and Rubrics.
Here are additional several suggestions for your success.
Be sure to have good time management from day 1!!!
1) Identify the tentative dates for all of your exams and place them onto your desk calendar, wall calendar, and
day planner. Pay special attention to those dates when more than one assignment is due.
2) Develop a weekly study schedule to follow through the semester.
a. In a day planner, write in all the time that is taken up by “mandatory activities” like work, class times
and family obligations.
b. Identify the open study times that are available and assign specific times that you will use to review for
lecture and lab.
c. Be sure to check your planner daily or hang a copy of your weekly schedule where you can easily see it.
3) Set your priorities daily. Number them with one as the highest priority. Work down the list so that the highest
priority items are completed first.
4) Set your priorities for your career.
5) Monitor the time you spend on academic and non-academic email and Internet use. If you are spending more
time on non-academic computer use, this may be one cause of “lost” study time.
6) Monitor your television, radio, and phone time. Again these might be areas where you are losing study time
during the week.
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Please do not miss an examination!!! Anyone missing any of the due datess will have a zero recorded.
All course material posted online, also most of class activities are done online.
All the tests and any other examinations are taken online (you need hih speed dependable internet connection).
Students do not need to go to a testing center (you need relialable computer and internet connetion)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by course e-mail from your blackboard. I also welcome
appointments to meet in person.
My office is located in TEC 217 (second floor in the new building)
Phone; 561-993-1451
Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!
We expect professional demeanor and language, as well as mutual respect among students and between students and
faculty. We expect your goal in this course of study to be to learn and retain knowledge of gross anatomy, not simply to
score a great grade. Your future patients and colleagues will not profit from your grades, but they will profit greatly
from your knowledge and ability.
I am often asked what would be the one thing that a student could do to improve his or her performance in the class. I
invariably respond with the same answer. It is very simple: read, read, read. I cannot say it enough: READ, READ, READ
and MEMORIZED. If a student reads the material PRIOR to the lecture, a very interesting phenomenon occurs. As
anatomy and physiology students you should appreciate the following. The brain cannot process new information for
more than 30 minutes at a time without "shutting down". If you are hearing the information for the first time in a
lecture class, you also have to concentrate on collating the information, prioritizing it and writing it down. As the brain is
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busy with these peripheral tasks, very little of the new information is actually "stored" into your short-term memory. If
the information that is stored in short-term memory is not reinforced within 24-48 hours, it is lost. If it is reinforced
within this time, the brain moves the information from short-term memory to long-term memory in a process we call
"learning". Once in long-term memory, the student will be able to recall the information and repeatedly reinforce it with
additional information. Within 24 hours of your next lecture, read the information that is to be covered. You do not have
to study it; you only need to read it. It should be done in any environment that is comfortable for your particular needs.
(Some do it best with a television on, the stereo blasting music or the kids screaming through the house. I need to have
it fairly quiet, or with some soft music on the stereo).
Just make sure you can concentrate on what you are reading. Do not read more than 30 minutes at a time when you are
seeing the information for the first time. If you cannot get all of your reading done within 30 minutes, do something else
for several hours (sorry, you can read physics, Shakespeare, previously learned anatomy and physiology or anything else
but the new material. The brain only burns out on one new subject at a time!!!) Then return to finish your reading.
Before your next lecture, your brain will be receiving the information for the SECOND time. As you listen the lecture, you
will actually be learning and will be able to recall the material at a later date much easier and fairly painlessly. (During
subsequent study sessions, you can read and study as long as you want. It is only when you are learning something for
the very first time that should you limit your exposure to 30 minute segments).
I have repeatedly told students this, yet only a few have taken me up on it. Many start and then quit. It takes a
tremendous discipline to force yourself to read a little bit every day. What a shame! Those who did as I suggested,
learned much easier, more efficiently, gained confidence with the material and consistently received a higher grade.
YOU, YOURSELF, ARE THE BEST TEACHER! One learns by teaching oneself. Your professor is here to facilitate this
process, but you alone can teach yourself the information. I am here to answer your questions and help you with
difficult concepts, but you will ultimately be the teacher in this process we call “learning”.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Late Assignment Policy:
No assignments are accepted beyong due dates.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No make-ups, unless previously arranged
Withdrawal Policy:
Check your College Catalog for dates and regulations.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
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performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is (Check your college academic calendar for
withdraw dates). It is the responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to
withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of "W" in the class.
Department Contact Information
Name: Dr. Roy Vargas
Telephone: (561) 993-1134
Job Title: Dean
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Office Location: CRA 105
Email: [email protected]
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