BI 490 Advanced Topics in Biology:
F1J 2012 PV
Thompson, Sarah E.
Internship - Equine Field Services; The Ohio State UniversityDoctor of Veterinary Medicine; University of Missouri - ColumbiaBachelor of Science (Biology); Park Univeristy
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August 20, 2012 - October 14, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes that learning is most comprehensive when multiple teaching methods are used. To this end, there will be lectures, discussions, critical thinking assignments, and quizzes required in this course to maximize understanding of the subject matter.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
There will be seven (7) homework assignments due Weeks 2-8, and they will be handed out in class the week before they are due. These assignments will involve critical thinking as it pertains to Medical Terminology. It will also enable you to use medical terms in ‘real world’ scenarios by reading and answering questions on SOAP notes and Case Studies. Answers to homework assignments shall be typed for grading, with appropriate headers and numbering for the questions being answered. The printed answers must be in your hand prior to arriving in class. No emailed or handwritten homework will be accepted.
We will discuss the homework assignments at the beginning of class each week. There will also be interaction required during the lectures as well.
There will be six (6) quizzes given Weeks 2-7. You will have 15 minutes to complete this quiz and each will be worth 25 points.
Weekly lecture will consist of PowerPoint presentations covering the material in each chapter. I STRONGLY urge you to peruse each chapter ahead of time, as I believe this will increase your retention and understanding of the material.
Chapter Learning Exercises/Supervised Study Hall
During the last part of each class, you will be given the opportunity to complete the learning exercises in the textbook while I am present as a resource. I will also have the answer keys to the chapter questions available during this time. I will not require you to stay during this time, but I strongly advise you take advantage of this opportunity as this subject matter is best learned by practice.
The final examination will be administered in the last class period on October 10, 2012. It will be comprehensive and worth 200 points. There will be a review period immediately prior to the final examination, after which you will have the remainder of the class period to complete the examination.
Grade Point Allocation
Weekly Class Participation (8)
Weekly Quizzes (6)
Weekly Assignments (7)
(42 points/Week 2; 28 points/Week 3-8)
59% or less
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be accepted at the instructor’s discretion if the student encounters extenuating circumstances. However, the student must give the instructor notice BEFORE the deadline for this policy to be effective. The instructor reserves the right to deny late work submission.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Weekly Schedule
We will make every attempt to cover every chapter in the book, as all of them have equal importance.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology
Chapter 2: The Human Body in Health and Disease
Chapter 3: The Skeletal System
Chapter 4: The Muscular System
Chapter 5: The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Chapter 7: The Respiratory System
Chapter 8: The Digestive System
Chapter 9: The Urinary System
Chapter 10: The Nervous System
Chapter 11: Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears
Chapter 12: Skin: The Integumentary System
Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
Chapter 14: The Reproductive System
Chapter 15: Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology
Class Time Management
This is an approximation of how we will divide our time each week. Please bring your textbook to each class to take advantage of the Supervised Study Hall at the end of each class.
5:30-6 pm: Questions, Discuss Homework Assignments
6-6:15pm: Weekly Quiz
7pm-9pm: Lecture with Break
9pm-10pm: Chapter Learning Exercises/Supervised Study Hall
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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