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Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – ELearning Online Class
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: BSC2085
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology I
Term/Dates: Summer 2016
Reference Number: 213438
Credit Hours: 3
Days: On Line course
Time: On Line Course
Room: On Line Course
Course Description: An introduction to biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and evolution is provided.
This course is intended for science and pre-professional majors. Students planning to take BSC1011 and BSC1011L
must take both BSC1010 and BSC1010L. 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.
Credit Hours: 3 Clock Hours: Lecture Hours: 48
Lab Hours:
Clinical Hours:
Funding Category: Advanced Professional (Transfer)
General Education Status: Yes
Gordon Rule: No
Pre-requisite Courses: Appropriate Math, English and reading placement scores or course completion required to
enroll in this course.
Co-requisite Courses: BSC1010L (with a grade of C or higher)
Materials/equipment/Links required by student: None
Course Effective Term: Summer, 2016
Special Fees: None
Distance Learning Class Information
This course is taken completely on the Internet without attending a classroom on campus. Some courses may require
students to take examination(s) in a proctored lab setting. Before you decide to take the course via online delivery, it
is recommended that you:
Visit – http://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
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Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. Silvio Arango-Jaramillo
Telephone: 561-207-5072
Faculty Web Page:
Office Location: SC252
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours:
No office hours during Summer term.
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Recommended: Anatomy & Physiology.
The Unity of Form and Function.
Edition Author
Saladin K.S.
McGraw Hill.
ISBN-10: 0073403717
ISBN-13: 9780073403717
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
General Education Learning Outcomes:
Communications - Develop effective communication skills for a variety of audiences.
Global Awareness - Exhibit a sense of social, cultural and global responsibility.
Critical Thinking - Engage in purposeful reasoning to reach sound conclusions.
Information Literacy - Demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, organize and use information.
Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning - Apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve real-world
Online course outline available at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-andprograms/course-outlines.aspx.
Course Learning Outcomes:
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.
Methods of Assessment:
Objective Tests
Essay Tests
Course Core Outline:
Unit 1. Major themes of anatomy and physiology. General orientation to human anatomy.
Unit 2. The chemistry of life. A review.
Unit 3. The cell. Cellular form and function.
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Unit 4. Genetics and cellular function.
Unit 5. Histology.
Unit 6. The Skin. Integumentary system.
Unit 7. Bone tissue.
Unit 8. The Skeletal system.
Unit 9. Joints.
Unit 10. The Muscular system.
Unit 11. The Muscular tissue.
Unit 12. The Nervous tissue.
Unit 13. The Spinal cord, nerves, and somatic reflexes.
Unit 14. The Brain and cranial nerves.
Unit 15. The Autonomic nervous system and visceral reflexes.
Unit 16. Sense Organs.
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
This course is divided in 16 units. Only one chapter per unit. There will be 3 units or chapters per week for the first 4
weeks, then, during the 5 and 6 weeks, we will have two chapters or units per week, (Chapters 13 and 14, and
Chapters 15 and 16 respectively). For every chapter you need to submit one assignment, and one discussion, before the
deadline for the respective unit.
Every week you will have to take 3 assignments and 3 discussions, except for the last two weeks, where you will have
to take two assignments, and two discussions per week.
The 6 exams have a different schedule or calendar. ( See the schedule of the exams below).
The windows and deadlines for the Exams, Assignments, and Discussions for every unit are stated below, under the
title: Assignments, Tests or Exams, Schedule.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Cheating or Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If any participant is found violating this rule, the whole exercise ( exam,
assignment or discussion) will be graded with a zero, and the person will be reported to the Dean for Student Services
for the corresponding disciplinary action from the college.
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Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Every participant must take the exams, assignments, and discussions, for every chapter of the 16 ones of the course,
following the deadlines stated below.
No additional time after the deadline established.
Exams: (All of them open only for 30 minutes, but the window for taking them could be day and night at your
convenience during the specific days stated below).
Exam # 1, for Ch. 1 and Ch. 2: From Monday, May 16, to Sunday, May 22.
Exam # 2, for Ch. 3, Ch. 4, and Ch. 5: From Sunday, May 22, to Sunday, May 29.
Exam # 3, for Ch. 6, Ch. 7, and Ch. 8: From Sunday, May 29, to Sunday, June 5.
Exam # 4, for Ch. 9, Ch. 10, and Ch. 11.: From Sunday, June 5, to Sunday, June 12.
Exam # 5, for Ch. 12, Ch. 13, and Ch. 14: From Sunday, June 12, to Sunday, June 19.
Exam # 6, for Ch. 15, and Ch. 16: From Sunday, June 19, to Sunday, June 26.
Assignments and Discussions: The Deadlines are:
1, 2, and 3 : Open from Monday, May 16, to Sunday, May 22.
4, 5,and 6 : Open from Sunday, May 22, to Sunday, May 29.
7, 8, and 9: Open from Sunday, May 29, to Sunday, June 5.
10, 11, and 12: Open from Sunday, June 5, to Sunday, June 12.
13, and 14 : Open from Sunday, June 12, to Sunday, June 19.
15, and 16: Open from Sunday, June 19, to Sunday, June 26.
Grading: The grading scale is based upon the total of 100 points possible, obtained in 6 multiple choice exams, with 20
questions each, one exam per each unit, 16 assignments, and 16 brief discussions. All the exams have a value of 45 % of
the final grade for the entire course, the assignments have a value of 45 %, and the discussions a value of 10 %.
Here is one example of how the grades will be calculated automatically by the system according to those percentages:
If you get an average grade of your 6 exams like this: 90 + 80 + 80 + 80 + 90 + 100: Total is 520. Average: 520/ 6 = 86.6
Since the average of exams has a value of 45 %, you need to multiply that average by 0.45 (or 45%) which gives you 38.9
If your average of assignments was 100 (meaning that in each one of the assignments you got 100, you also need to
multiply that average for 0.45 (or 45 %) which gives you 45 points.
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If your average of Discussions was 100 (meaning that in each one of the discussions you got 100, you also need to
multiply that average for 0.10 ( or 10 %) which gives you 10 points.
Finally, you need to add those 3 values of the points for exams, assignments, and discusssions, and you will end up with
the final grade for the entire course, like this: 38.9 points for exams, + 45 points for assignments, + 10 points for
discussions: 38.9 + 45 + 10 = 93.9 points out of 100 possible, which will be an A in the course.
Do not forget that the grades are automatically calculated by the system based on the average for exams, assignments
or discussions, thus, if you get the same grade for several exams or assignments,or discussions, you will not see a change
in the total grade, because the average is not changing. You will see a total change only when you get a different grade
in one of those 3 components.
The final grade is given when you completed all the exams, assignments , and discussions before the mandatory
deadlines. If you do not take them before the deadline, the system will give you a zero ( 0.00) which will produce a
significant change in your final grade. Any total grade which appears in the system before the last deadline, is not the
real final grade, only the one that you see after the last deadline, and after all the grades have been given by the
professor for all the exams, assignments, and discussions, will be your real final grade.
The grades for exams are showing automatically immediately after you finish the test. The grades for assignments and
discussions, have to be graded one by one by the professor, and may take even a week to get them, except for the last
Each exam has 20 multiple choice questions which must be answered in a period of a total of 30 minutes. But the exams
can be taken during a window of about one weeks at your convenience. But once you decided the day and the time to
take the exam during that period or window, the exam will be open for only 30 minutes. There is only one attemp, and
there will be no extentions of the deadlines established below in this syllabus. All the participants should be aware that
they have to use a reliable computer to avoid any technical difficulties during the 30 minutes of the exams. In the
extreme case of a technical problem opening the exam or during the process of answering it, the participant should
inform the Professor through the MAIL system in Blackboard, as soon as it is possible, and provide the specifics of the
technical problem in maximum detail. The blackboard system has a sophisticated way to examine those technical
records and determine what exactly happened, at what time, for how long, and what was the possible cause etc. In case
that the surveillance system corroborates the written complaint, the professor will take the final determination about
the issue. I strongly recommend to avoid this problems by taking the exams in reliable computers and places, as close as
possible to complete safety of technical problems, because in many cases the participant will have to deal with a
negative decision about the grade for such exam. One exam will represent a preliminary value of 100 points which will
be averaged at the end of the course by an automatic blackboard computed system, that will consider that average as
the 45 % of the total value of the grade for the entire course. The other 45 % , will come from the average of the grade
for the so called research assignments, and the other 10 % from the average grade of the discussion questions, for the
total possible grade of 100 points.
Grades will be calculated by the following: A=90-100, B= 80-89, C= 70-79, D= 60-69, F= below 60.
Letter Grade
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90 - 100
80 - 89
70 - 79
60 - 69
Below 60
Percentage (if applicable)
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
All the participants must demonstrate that they have opened and start working the course in the On Line Blackboard
system version during the first week of the term. Every participant must access the MAIL of the Blackboard system at
least once a week. Every participant must take the exams, assignments, and discussions, following the deadlines stated
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
No special one. This is a pure On Line course.
Late Assignment Policy:
No additional time after the deadlines established.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No Make-up for the exams, Assignments, and Discussions. Make up tests are only given in extreme emergency
situations, officialy certified with the precise reliable documentation, which prove the total impossibility of fullfilling one
of the deadlines for exams, assignments, and discussions. Or proof from the E Learning office technical personnel, that
there was a technical problem with blackboard or the computer that you were using, and that the computer
sophisticated surveillance used by the E learning Office was able to corroborate the technical problem. After that s/he
has to request the approval from the Professor to get an alternative solution. Do not forget that the blackboard record is
able to show extreme detail information about the day and time, and how you have navegated the program and the
computer that you atre using. If the petition is approved by the Profesor, the student is responsible
for the fee to take the proctored test in the Test Center. Special arrangements for make-up exams should be discussed
with, and approved by the Professor.
Withdrawal Policy:
Any serious violation of the academic policies stated in this syllabus, could be a cause for withdrawing a participant from
this course. The last day to Add or Drop is Tuesday, May 17 (100 % refund for dropped classes). The last day to withdraw
from this course with a "W" grade is Monday, June 13. (No refund).
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 Monday, June 13. (No refund).. 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.
Distance Learning Requirements
Computer Systems
Your computer system resources must be compatible with the Learning Management System (LMS) used to deliver/manage course
content. System Check (analysis) is provided on the course login page at https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com. Your computer
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needs to be configured per recommended settings. Failure to do so generally results in test submission and other participative
action errors. These types of errors are generally not accepted as an excuse for missed submissions.
SLC Computer Lab
If students do not have access to a computer at home, the SLC Computer Lab at a Palm Beach State campus can be used to complete
course assignments. Visit the SLC Computer Lab webpage at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/slc for location and hours.
Student Computer & Learning Management System Skills
Students need to possess basic web-browsing skills and need to learn the functions of the Learning Management System (LMS).
Online video tutorials are provided for all major LMS functions and can be accessed from the online classroom or directly at
Course Login
Courses become accessible on the first day of class and tuition must be fully paid to obtain access. If this is your first PBSC online
course, review the Course Access Facts & Information at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online before attempting to
login to your course -- information on how to change your password and solving other login related issues is provided on this page.
Login Page: https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
Username: Your PBSC Student ID
Password: Your PBSC Password (must be 6 characters)
Online Textbook Purchase
The textbook(s) can be purchased at the PBSC Campus Bookstore or online at http://www.efollett.com.
Online Course Assistance
For assistance, contact your:
o Professor -- with Course Instructional Content (assignment/test availability dates, course instructions, etc.) issues.
o Student Helpdesk -- with Username/Password & General Access issues. Call 561-868-4000.
o Blackboard Administrator -- for Course Availability issues. Email [email protected]
Department Contact Information
Name: Dr. Silvio Arango-Jaramillo. Dept. Chair.
Dr. Robert Van Der Velde. Associate Dean.
Telephone: 561-207-5072
Job Title: Dr. Arango-Jaramillo: Professor &
Dr. Van Der Velde: Associate Dean.
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Office Location: SC 252
SC 160
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
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