Valley College Wenatchi
Fitch, Biology Professor 682-6755
COURSE & TITLE: BIOL& 242 - Human Anatomy &
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the second quarter of a two-quarter
the structure & function of the human body. The second quarter includes study of special
endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR
ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS
AND FOR TRANSFER TO MOST 4-YEAR COLLEGES &
The course is also
offered to general studies students. Includes
Biology 241 with a C grade or equivalent or permission of instructor.
CREDIT & HOURS:
5 credit hours. Three 1-hour, 15 minute
lectures & one 2-hour lab/week.
TEXTBOOKS: 1. Seeley’s
Anatomy and Physiology 11th edition, Vanputte, et al.
Manual for Seeley’s Anatomy & Physiology 11th
Wise. Vanputte, et al.
TEACHING METHODS: Lectures, discussions, assigned readings and
answer sessions will all be utilized. Laboratory exercises are designed to
students with techniques and emphasize major concepts. Occasional use of
audio-visual media will be
incorporated, as appropriate.
OFFICE HOURS: I am available to help you at the hours
posted next to my office
door or at any time I am in my office or the lab; feel
free to drop in or to schedule
an appointment if you wish.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
1. An understanding of the levels of
organization of the human body.
2. A firm grasp of the structure and
function of the various systems.
3. An appreciation of the interrelatedness
of structure & function and of the
interdependence of the
4. A competency in the terminology,
concepts & techniques of anatomy &
enabling the student to be successful in the allied health
sciences or in other fields
where such competency is required.
5. A working concept of homeostasis and
the understanding that disease is a
perturbation of the
6. The enjoyment and fulfillment that
comes from having a large body of
about, and an understanding of, any organism; particularly
EVALUATION: Exams of 100 points each will be given in
both the lecture & the lab.
addition quizzes of 25 points each will be given. There is no extra credit given.
Grades for the course are then earned
according to the following percentage scale:
93è100 = A 83è87
= B 70è77
= C 60è65
90è92 = A- 80è82
= B- 68è69
= C- < 59 = F
88è89 = B+ 78è79
= C+ 66è67
CHEATING: Cheating will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating, you will be
given an "F" for the course. Cheating includes (but is not limited to):
copying someone's answers on a test or quiz, letting someone copy answers from your
test or quiz, copying someone's assignment & calling it your own, letting someone copy
your assignment, informing other students of quiz or test material,
using assignments/reports/papers for this course which have been
or will be used for this or other courses, and plagiarism (copying information
from a written or electronic source - such as the internet - without giving
credit to the author).
OTHER POLICIES: Regular attendance in both the lecture and
laboratory is necessary
for the student to accomplish the goals of the
course. If you do not complete the
work to your satisfaction during your laboratory section, it is
strongly recommended that you
attend another laboratory section or come in when
the lab is open to master the material.
A complete lecture and laboratory schedule is attached for your
convenience. It is STRONGLY
that you read the material for the day before coming to class. This is an
ABSOLUTE NECESSITY if you expect
to get through the laboratory material in the time allowed.
successful completion of this course will require most students to spend at least 3 hours
of home work
and study for every hour of class (lecture and laboratory) time.
a courtesy to your classmates, all cell phones and portable electronic
devices MUST be shut off and securely stowed during lecture and
POPULATIONS OFFICE: The Disability Support Services Office has
designated by the college as the primary office to guide, coach and assist
disabilities. If you
receive services (or think you should) through that office and require
accommodations for this class, make an appointment with me as soon as possible
discuss your approved accommodation needs.
Bring your Instructor Notification and
Request form provided by the
Special Populations Coordinator to the appointment.
I will hold any information you share with me
in strictest confidence unless you give me
written permission to do
otherwise. If you need a referral to
that office or have further
questions, I will be available to assist you. The Special Populations Coordinator will
appropriate documentation of disability. The use of that office is voluntary.