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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: 2085
Course Title: Fundamentals of Anatomy and
Term/Dates: 08/23/2016- 12/19/2016
Reference Number: 215813
Credit Hours: 3
Days: MW
Time: 2:00-3:15
Room: NS 113
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. (*)
Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. Edward Brecker
Telephone: 561-868-3966
Faculty Web Page:
Office Location: NS 209
[email protected]
Office Hours: To be
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
–“A & P – The Unity of
Form and Function
Supplementary Books/Materials
Not applicable
Edition Author
Edition Author
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
1. Saladin- Volume One (packaged with Connect access card and Anatomy and Physiology Revealed on line
access card) 978-007-799-495-2.
This book is recommended for students who are only in need of A&P-1 Lecture. If you do not need to take AP2, then buy this book.
2. Saladin- Volume Two (packaged with Connect access card and Anatomy and Physiology Revealed on line
access card) 978-007-799-498-3.
This book is recommended for students who are only in need of A&P-2. If you do not need to take AP-1 or
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have already taken it, then buy this book. It contains the materials that you will need for all of AP-2 lecture.
3. Saladin Volume One and Ramsammy Lab Manual (packaged with Connect access card and Anatomy and
Physiology Revealed on line access card)
This book is recommended for students who are only in need of A&P-1. If you do not need to take AP-2, then
buy this book. It contains the materials that you will need for all of AP-1 lecture.
The Lab Manual is good for both semesters and do not come in separate parts/volumes; however, it is needed
for the lab.
4. Saladin (2 semester book) (packaged with Connect access card and Anatomy and Physiology Revealed on
line access card) 978-007-799-612-3.
This book is recommended for students who plan to complete both AP1 and 2 Lecture. However, you will have
to buy the lab book separately. 3
5. Saladin (2 semester book) with Ramsammy lab manual (packaged with Connect Access Card and Anatomy
and Physiology Revealed on line access card) 978-007-799-366-7
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
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Any student caught cheating on an exam will be given a zero for that exam score. The Associate Dean will be notified.
Additional action might be taken.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Course Core Outline
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I. Introduction and body organization
A. Structural levels
B. Body cavities
C. Directional terminology
D. Body planes
E. Homeostasis and its implications
II. Chemistry
A. Terminology
B. Atomic structure
C. Chemical bonding
D. Chemical nature of metabolism
E. Inorganic molecules
F. Organic biomolecules
G. Protein Synthesis
_______________________________________ EXAM #1 on above
III. Cytology (cells)
A. Cellular structure - generalizations.
B. Cell membrane-structure and implications
C. Cytoplasmic organelles
D. Nucleus-structure and implications
E. Cell division-karyokinesis and cytokinesis
IV. Histology (tissues)
A. Tissue Structure - generalizations
B. Epithelial tissues
C. Connective tissues
D. Muscle tissues
E. Nervous tissue
V. Membranes, integument and glands
A. Membrane structure - generalizations
B. Mucous membranes
C. Serous membranes
D. Synovial membranes
E. Cutaneous membranes (integument)
F. Glands
___________________________________________ EXAM #2 on above from cytology
through Membranes, integument, and glands
VI. Skeletal system
A. Function - generalization
B. Types - macroscopic and microscopic structure
C. Formation, growth and repair
D. Bone terminology - markings and processes
E. Skeletal divisions - axial and appendicular
F. Inconsistent bones
G. Sexual differences
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H. Age changes
I. Articulation (joints)
J. Age changes and diseases of joints
K. Fractures
EXAM #3 on above from A-K
VII. Muscular system
A. Function - generalizations
B. Macroscopic, microscopic and molecular structure
C. Physiology of contraction
D. Connective Tissue Components
E. Innervation
F. Age changes
G. Types of contractions
H. Types of Muscle fibers
I. Cellular Respiration and Muscle contraction
J. Muscle Disorders
______________________________________________ EXAM #4 on above from A- J
VIII. Nervous System
A. Microscopic and macroscopic structure
B. Nerve impulse conduction
1. Resting potential
2. Action potential
C. Synaptic conduction
D. Neurotransmitters (andrenergic and cholinergic)
E. Subdivisions of the nervous system (SNS, CNS, PNS, ANS)
F. Central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)
G. Peripheral nervous system (cranial & spinal nerves & plexuses)
H. Autonomic nervous system (sympathetic & parasympathetic div.)
I. Special Senses (Taste, Smell, Vision, and hearing)
___________________________________________ EXAM # 5 on Nervous System only
Special Requirements
Read lecture notes ahead of each lecture! My lecture notes are available on my
Faculty website at :
Go to the links on the left side and click on BSC 2085 lectures to find all
lectures for this class.
You must activate your college e-mail! If you have trouble with this, call the help desk at
868-4000. Every student should exchange phone #s or e-mail with one other student and
become a study buddy. If you miss class for any reason other than a legitimate excusable
illness with a doctor’s note, call or e-mail your study buddy to find out what you missed,
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do not e-mail me! I am to only be e-mailed if the missed class is due to a legitimate
problem that is indeed an emergency!
Additional Course Information
EXAMS, Grading Scale and Policy: There will be 5 announced exams each worth 100 points.
The dates for each exam will be announced near the completion of each unit. Each exam will be
a combination of multiple choice, matching, and occasionally a few true and false questions.
Several of these multiple choice questions will be of the multiple/ multiple choice variety which
requires critical thinking skills. This is necessary because of the nature of the material and
because of its application to real life- “in the field” situations. Therefore, if you do not
have, or are unable to develop critical thinking skills, you will have a hard time with these
types of questions and have lower performance on exams than those who can think
critically and focus on tasks.
If at any time, you think a test question is tricky or unfair, you are not thinking
critically!!!!!!!. Or you don’t know the material!!!!!!
The professional field you have chosen demands
this ability to think critically! I am not trying
to trick you!!
Do not ever ask for a retake of any exam!
I do not allow this!
You will need to purchase scantron sheets, form NO.882-E, as they will be used for all exams.
You must not have any bends, tears or folds on these scantrons! Treat them as if they are an important
document, because they are! Keep them in your text book and bring them to class in them so they will stay as
pristine as they were when you purchased them. Folded, torn, or wrinkled scantrons can get caught in the
grading machine and destroyed! Please be responsible and take good care of your scantrons. You will be
notified if you do not follow this recommendation. Failure to adhere to this standard could result in possible loss
of grade points.
You will be able to drop the lowest score of your first 4 exams. The 5th
exam will NOT be dropped under ANY circumstance.
Your final course grade is an average of your highest 3 out of first four exams, plus
the final exam score divided by 4.
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Failure to put proper Identification on your scantron will result in a loss of one
or two points from your test! Follow instructions as per the instructor to the
letter, as to what I request as proper ID on your Scantron. This information
will be put on the board before each exam.
Exam Grades will be reviewed in class, the very next class
meeting. Copy your exam grades down somewhere and keep them
where you can access them so you can keep track of your
progress. Be a responsible and mature student and COPY YOUR
GRADES DOWN so you have a record of your exam grades.
Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Students are expected to attend all courses and course activities for which they are registered. Any class meeting
missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of learning and may adversely affect a student’s achievement in
the course. Students are required to attend at least 90% of the class meetings in order to receive credit for the course.
An accurate record of attendance will be kept for each course. If a student misses one-third or more of a class section,
the student will be counted absent. Three tardies will count as one absence. Leaving early is the same as being tardy.
Excessive absences may result in an administrative withdrawal (WX) from the course.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
No cell phone use allowed in class.
Personal computors are allowed as well as tablets, and I pads as long as thye are being used for class purposes.
All e-mails must include the following:
1. Full Name of student
2. Course- BSC 2085
3. Meeting days and class hours
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The above information must be included in your e-mail or I will not respond to your e-mail! Click here and add your cell
phone/laptop/email policy
Late Assignment Policy:
Not applicable
Make-up Exam Policy:
Make-up exam policy: Since I drop the lowest of the first 4 exams, there will be no make-up exam for any of these tests.
The missed exam will be the dropped exam. However, in the event of severe illness or death of an immediate family
member, I may allow a make-up exam, provided I am notified of the special circumstances within 24 hours of the
scheduled exam and the student must supply a doctor’s note or obituary or bereavement notice, or some other form of
documentation from an authority. There will be no exceptions to this rule!!!!! If you miss the final exam and have a
legitiamate excuse and a doctor's note or bereavement notice in case of death of a close family member, you must
notify me within 24 hours, then you will be issued an Incomplete and you will have a limited time to retake the final
exam during the next semester.
Withdrawal Policy:
See below college policies.
Anatomy and Physiology is a very demanding course which requires good study skills and dedication, more so, in
this class than in most other classes. This is a core course for those who are pursuing a career in nursing,
pharmacology, X-Ray tech, physician assistant and any other careers in the health care arena. These are serious
professions which require dedicated and focused individuals. You must be ready to act as a professional the
moment you enter class! You must have college level reading skills. If you do not, you will have great difficulty
succeeding in this class!
Methods of Instruction: Lecture, power point , and overhead projector. Class notes via e-mail. Students need to
make sure they have activated their PBSC e-mail ! Contact the help desk at 868-3100 to activate your e-mail if you
have not previously done so! Get a study buddy in the same class to study with .
Each student should read the assigned lecture notes prior to coming to class so
they will be prepared for the lecture. I will announce assigned lecture notes to
be read ahead of time before the next class.
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
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.
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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 November 4th. 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.
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 withdraw from both). Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the lecture
and remain enrolled in the lab. (*) Contingent upon approval from Dean.
Other Information from your Professor:
Department Contact Information
Name: Carlos Ramos
Telephone: 561-868-3886
Job Title: Associate Dean
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Office Location: NS 103
Email: [email protected]
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