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Biology ICC Dual-Credit Anatomy/Physiology


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Welcome to Anatomy & Physiology (ICC Dual-Credit)!

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization; homeostasis; cytology; histology; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems, endocrine, cardiovascular, reproductive, urinary, and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. Laboratory work includes dissection of preserved specimens, microscopic study, physiologic experiments, computer simulations, and multimedia presentations.


Instructor: Cathy Krostal

Office Hours:  2nd Hour or after school by appointment

 Phone: 309-446-3349  Ext. 1218

Email:    ckrostal@brimfield309.com


Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval. This course presents an investigation of                        human organisms on the cellular, histological, and organ systems level of development. It is intended as a survey of basic                        anatomy and physiology principles and relationships appropriate for students in certain degreeprograms. Please check your                        specific program requirement. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week.


Course Objectives:

To develop an understanding of the structural and physiological levels of the body from molecules to organ systems (#1)

To develop an understanding of homeostatic control mechanisms that regulate and integrate the functioning body (#1, #3)

To acquire and use a biological vocabulary (#1, #6)

Use scientific reasoning to analyze physiological mechanisms (#1, #3, #6)

Educational Goals:

#1 The student will be able to read and think critically.

#3 The student will be able to demonstrate mathematical and scientific reasoning.

#6 The student will be able to work independently and collaboratively.


Required Books: Supplied by BHS

Text:  Saladin & McFarland, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 1st ed. McGraw-Hill 2014.                          

 Laboratory Manual:  Human Anatomy and Physiology Essentials Lab Manual, Custom Edition for Illinois Central College. McGraw-Hill, 2013.


Computer Access (daily) is a requirement of the class.  

     Lab activities require internet access. 


Lecture Exams:  Five hourly exam (100 points each) will be given during the semester (see lecture schedule). You can drop your lowest exam score.    All exams will be objective in nature (multiple choice, true/false, matching,short answer and will cover material from lecture, lab and the assigned readings.  You are responsible for all assigned readings. One comprehensive exam will be given at end of semester.

The final exam can not be dropped.    


Lab Quizzes and

Attendance           Once a week there will be a quiz over material covered in a previous lab.  They will be worth 15 points each and they                                must taken during class.  The quizzes can not be made up or taken at another time.  Therefore to receive the 15 points                                you MUST be present in class.   These quizzes will also be used to determine your     attendance/participation.  You are                                allowed to drop 1 quiz during the semester. 


Grades:                Grades will be posted on Blackboard at ICC.  Blackboard will also be required for lab activities.  Please sign onto                               Blackboard and become familiar with the site.  Be sure to check your grades weekly. You must notify me of any errors                               within two weeks of the grade being posted.  I will not go back further than two weeks to correct a grade. 


Scale:                          A = 90-100%     

                                    B = 80 -89%

                                    C = 70 -79%

                                    D = 60 -69%

                                    F = 59% or below


Methods of Presentation

1.  Lecture

2.  Discussion

3.  Laboratory

4.  Demonstration

5.  Online learning through Connect by McGraw-Hill