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Course Syllabus – ELearning Online Class
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: BSC 2086
Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology
Term/Dates: 05/16-08/09/2016
Reference Number: online
Credit Hours: 3
Clock Hours: 48
Course Description: A continuation of BSC2085, the circulatory, endocrine, digestive, excretory, respiratory, and
reproductive systems of the body are studied. 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.
This class is 100% pure online and there are NO face to face class seminars or regular consultations.
(my open door policy is aplicable for any college student)
All course material posted online, also all class activities are done online.
Internet classes are NOT for every student.
All the tests and any other examinations are taken online.
Students do not need to go to a testing center (you need relialable internet connetion).
There is a considerable more work in this class for students than on campus class.
If you want to be a part of this class you should:
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;
6. utilize additional resources such as The Learning Resource Center (LRC)
and Student Learning Center (SLC);Palm Beach State College
7. have reliable high speed internet access and Quick Time installed on their
8. be very confident 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.
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
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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
Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. Vetaley Stashenko
Telephone: 561-993-1451
Faculty Web Page:
Office Location: TEC 217
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: posted online.
I can't help you unless I know the problem. Do not be
reluctant to ask
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Anatomy and Physiology
Edition Author
K. Saladin
Loose Leaf
©2015, 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 structure and function of the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, urinary, endocrine, and
reproductive systems.
Describe and differentiate between the processes of physical and chemical digestion.
Explain the cardiac cycle and conduction system, hemodynamics, and process of hemopoiesis.
Explain the physiology of internal and external respiration.
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Differentiate and explain specific as opposed to non- specific immunity.
Explain counter current multiplication in the production of urine.
Explain the role played by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the regulation of hormone production.
Describe water, pH and electrolyte balance.
Describe meiosis and mitosis and distinguish between the two processes.
Explain the process of gamete formation, fertilization and development.
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
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.
After grades have been assigned, no grade will be changed except in the case of a clerical error. Each year professors
have several students with hard-luck stories such as: "the coach will throw me off the team" or "I will lose my financial
aid", or "I can’t get into Nursing School." While I can sympathize with your plight, you must realize that your grade
reflect your work - not your social status. Please understand that if I make one exception, dozens of others in the class
will feel they have a good reason too.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
The course grade will be as follows:
LECTURE: There will be 12 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 10-20 questions. The last lecture exam is NOT a comprehensive final, but
rather a 12 th., an 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.
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Each year students ask whether they can see my lecture notes. My lecture notes and the PowerPoint’s which
you will find online. Thus, you also have the outline of my lectures.
My homework and grading policy is outlined in the Syllabus which you can download from PBSC website:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by e-mail. I also welcome appointments to meet in person. You
can contact me at [email protected]
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!
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.
Shortly (first day of class) you will gain access to your Blackboard class. For the first several days you’ll have access to
all the courses, in two – three days I will change this.
Each lesson will be opened for you during the three (3) weeks – except lesson 1. 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:
a. Self – assessment test
b. Chapter test
c. Discussion Board
All three items will be taken to consideration for your final grade.
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.
Your grade for each chapter will be composed of credits for yours:
(10 points)
12 x 10 = 120,
(only 10 points accepted) 12x10=120,
Chapter test
(10 points)
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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).
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.
Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Attendance is based on completion of assignments
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This class is 100% pure online and there are NO face to face class seminars or regular consultations.
All course material posted online also all class activities are done online.
Internet classes are NOT for every student.
All the tests and any other examinations are taken online.
Students do not need to go to a testing center.
There is a considerable more work in this class for students than on campus class.
Students need to:
1. be very disciplined in studying,
2. be able to work independently,
3. use all the resources which the class and the college have to offer,
4. be aware about due dates and not wait to the last minute to finish assignments or take the tests, (check frequently
your Bb calendar and course email)
5. be proficient with computers and the internet,
6. utilize additional resources such as The Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Student Learning
Center (SLC).
7. have reliable high speed internet access, Quick Time installed on their computers.
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.
There is NO EXTRA CREDIT in this class.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Do not apply
Late Assignment Policy:
Please do not miss an examination!!! There will be NO
MAKE-UP EXAMS given for lecture exams. Anyone missing one of these exams will have a zero recorded.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No late submission or make ups is allowed
Withdrawal Policy:
Check college Policy.
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,
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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 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
Just make sure you can concentrate on what you are reading. Do not read more that 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.
When you come to your next lecture, your brain will be receiving the information for the
SECOND time. As you sit in 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”.
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,
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(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
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 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.
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
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.
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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. Barry Moore
Telephone: (561) 993-1134
Job Title: Dean
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Office Location: CRA 105
Email: [email protected]
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