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Course Code: BIOL201 Course ID: 4803 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles associated with the structure and function of the human body. It is intended to prepare students for careers in the health sciences and healthcare systems (medical assisting, medical technology, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, health information management, medical coding, etc.). Lessons and laboratory exercises focus on the organization, microscopic and gross anatomy, and the functions of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of the human body. The basics of chemistry and cell biology are introduced in order to provide the foundation for discussion of the individual organ systems. This course includes a hands-on laboratory component, and students are required to perform dissection of preserved animal specimens. Some of the laboratory activities require the use of glass or sharp laboratory instruments; therefore, students must have a safe work area available to perform laboratory activities. Students must also have room temperature storage available in order to maintain laboratory materials and specimens. Refrigerated storage is not required. In addition, students must be able to document their laboratory work using still pictures and/or video. This is a time and resource-intensive course. Students intending to pursue a career in the health sciences should verify that this course meets the requirements of their intended program prior to enrollment. NOTE: Students may take either BIOL201 or BIOL250/BIOL251 for credit, but not both versions of anatomy & physiology.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 12/27/20||Summer 2020 Session C||16 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 01/24/21||Fall 2020 Session A||16 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 02/21/21||Fall 2020 Session K||16 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 03/28/21||Fall 2020 Session C||16 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session A||16 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1 Explain the principle of homeostasis and its relationship to human health.
CO-2 Explain the principles of basic chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology relevant to human physiology.
CO-3 Describe the functions and general organization of the 11 organ systems of the human body.
CO-4 Identify the gross and microscopic structures of the 11 organ systems of the human body.
CO-5 Explain the normal physiological processes of the 11 organ systems of the human body.
Your final grade in the course will be determined by your performance on five types of assessments:
Discussion Forums (16 forums; 10% of final grade)
During each week of the course, you will provide an initial post to the discussion forum that is relevant to the assigned topic. In addition, you will respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts and answer any questions asked about your initial post. The forums are for student interaction, and input should be submitted per the due dates listed in the classroom in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.
Initial Post (40 possible points)
Reply Posts (30 possible points)
Creates Conversation and Community (15 possible points)
Terminology, Sources, and Attribution (15 possible points)
*Please review Academic Honesty Policies.
Quizzes (10 quizzes; 10% of final grade)
In most weeks, you will complete a quiz. Quiz questions will cover the week’s lesson and reading from the textbook. Quizzes are open-book, open-notes and may be submitted multiple times prior to the due date with the highest grade recorded.
Lab Assignments (6 assignments; 30% of final grade)
You will apply the lesson content in six laboratory exercises. You will submit these laboratory assignments based on the related laboratory exercises. Three of these assignments will be written assignments and three will be video-based submissions.
Unit Exams (5 exams; 35% of final grade)
You will complete five unit exams during the course. Each exam will cover approximately 5 chapters of the course textbook. Exam questions cover both new material and relevant material from previous chapters. Unit exams are closed-book, closed-note, and the use of any external resources is prohibited.
Cumulative Final Exam (1 final exam; 15% of final grade)
You will complete one final exam during the course which will cover all course readings completed during the course. The final exam is closed-book, closed-note, and the use of any external resources is prohibited.
Detailed instructions for each of these assessments are provided in the classroom.
|Introduction Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 2 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 3 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 4 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 5 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 6 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 7 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 8 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 9 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 10 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 11 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 12 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 13 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 14 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 15 Forum||0.63 %|
|Week 16 Forum||0.63 %|
|Quiz 1||1.00 %|
|Quiz 2||1.00 %|
|Quiz 3||1.00 %|
|Quiz 4||1.00 %|
|Quiz 5||1.00 %|
|Quiz 6||1.00 %|
|Quiz 7||1.00 %|
|Quiz 8||1.00 %|
|Quiz 9||1.00 %|
|Quiz 10||1.00 %|
|Lab Reports||30.00 %|
|Assignment 2: Diffusion and Osmosis||5.00 %|
|Assignment 3: Bones and Muscles||5.00 %|
|Assignment 4: The Brain||5.00 %|
|Assignment 5: Blood Typing||5.00 %|
|Assignment 6: The Heart||5.00 %|
|Assignment 7: Electrolytes, Water, Acids, and Bases||5.00 %|
|Unit Exams||35.00 %|
|Unit Exam 1||7.00 %|
|Unit Exam 2||7.00 %|
|Unit Exam 3||7.00 %|
|Unit Exam 4||7.00 %|
|Unit Exam 5||7.00 %|
|Cumulative Final Exam||15.00 %|
|Comprehensive Final Exam||15.00 %|
In accordance with the Student Handbook (http://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/course-materials/), students who have not received a shipping confirmation email from eScience Labs or UPS by the first Friday of class must drop the course and re-register for a future semester.
|Book Title:||Until further notice, eScience kits will ship without any action needed from students. Your shipping address on file must be current - https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/238652|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
|Book Title:||BIOL201 Custom A&P Lab Kit|
|Book Title:||Anatomy & Physiology - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom Lessons section|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.