Northern Virginia Community College/Annandale Campus

NAS 161  Health Science I, Spring, 2012

     03N  lecture TR 11:00-12:15AM CS 129

     A3N lab R 8:00-10:40AM CS 132       A4N lab R 2:00-4:40PM CS 132   

 

Instructor:  Dr. Mary A. Vander Maten, mvandermate@nvcc.edu

Web site:  http://www.nvcc.edu/home/mvandermate/

Phone:  (703)323-3228, (703)323-3224 (BIO office), (703)278-9325 (home), (703)371-9349 (cell)

Office:  CS 204B; mailbox CS 204

Office hours:  T 9-10 AM, 1-5 PM, and other times by appointment

 

Course Objectives:  The basic objective of this course (and NAS 162) is to provide the student with the background knowledge needed to perform adequately in a health technology field.  The student should acquire a sound understanding of the structure and functioning of the normal human body along with some common pathological disturbances.  The student will also acquire a general familiarity with the principles of microbiology to understand the role of microorganisms in health and disease and the importance of sterile techniques.  Specific objectives will be given for each unit.

 

Lecture Texts:  Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 12th ed.  Tortora and Derrickson.

                           Microbiology:  An Introduction, 10th ed.  Tortora, Funke, and Case.  

Optional text:  An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, any ed.  Sackheim.

 

Grading:  Lecture 2/3 (attendance/quizzes worth 50, exams worth 100, 100, 100, 150; scantrons needed).  Attendance is essential.  No attendance or quiz points will be awarded unless student is present.  At least two hours study expected per hour lecture.  Please save all assignments and exam scantrons for your personal record. 

     Lab 1/3 (lab practicals worth 60, 60, 10, 60; scantrons needed; attendance, participation, diligence worth 5 points per lab; 12 labs x 5 = 60 points)

           A     *     B     *     C     *     D     *     F         

750           675        600         525         450

100%       90%       80%        70%        60%

 

Make-up policy:  Missed exams will be taken with the final.  Please call or email if you will be absent for an exam.  No exams can be “retaken.”

Withdrawal policy:  Students who miss 4 labs or 8 class sessions before March 23 will be withdrawn.  This may affect financial aid, insurance, or visa status!

Academic integrity:  Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.  Students are expected to follow Information Technology Student/Patron Ethics Agreement as posted in computer areas and academic integrity standards as set down in the Student handbook.  In this class, the first offense will result in a “0” for that quiz or exam; the second will result in an “F” for the course. 

 

Special needs:  Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact a Counselor for Disability Services in the CA building to discuss possible accommodations.  All information is kept confidential and may increase your chances of success in the academic setting.

 

FireEscape/Evacuation:  outdoors, meet in front of pond

 

Tentative Lecture Schedule and Reading Assignments for NAS 161

 

DATE                                 TOPIC                                                READING ASSIGNMENTS

                                                                                              A&P               Micro

Jan 10, 12                Introduction, Chemical levels              1, 2

 

Jan 17, 19               Chemical levels of organization           2                       2

 

Jan 24, 26               Cellular level of organization               3                       4

Jan 26                      last day to drop with tuition refund

 

Jan 31, Feb 2          LECTURE EXAM/Metabolism        3, 25

 

Feb 7, 9                Cellular metabolism                              2, 3, 25

                               (Enzymes, respiration, information flow)

 

Feb 14, 16              Introduction to microbiology                                        1, 2, 4, 10

 

Feb 21, 23              Microbial metabolism                                                   5

 

Feb 28, Mar 1        LECTURE EXAM/ Microbiology                              3, 4, 10

 

Mar 5-11                Spring break

 

Mar 13, 15             Bacterial study & growth, control                                6, 7, 20

 

Mar 20, 22             Control of microbes, defenses                                     7, 14, 15, 16

Mar 23                    last day to change to “W”

 

Mar 27, 29             Bacteria tour, viruses, fungi                                         11, 12, 13

 

Apr 3, 5                 LECTURE EXAM/Tissues             4

 

Apr 10, 12             Skin, Skeletal system                         5, 6, 7, 8          21

 

Apr 17, 19             Joints, Muscular system                     9, 10, 11

 

Apr 24, 26             Muscular system                               10, 11

 

May 3                     FINAL EXAM, Thursday  1000-1150            

 

NAS 161 LAB SCHEDULE

SPRING 2012

 

 

DATES                      LAB EXERCISE

 

Jan 12-13                     #1 Intro to Anatomy & Metric System

 

Jan 19-20                     #2 Chemistry of Life

 

R Jan 26                      Last day to drop with tuition refund

 

Jan 26-27                     #3 The Microscope and Mitosis

 

Feb 2-3                        #4 Cytology                                

 

Feb 9-10                      LAB PRACTICAL I*                  

 

Feb 16-17                    #5 You and Disease I

 

Feb 23-24                    #6 You and Disease II                       

 

Mar 1-2                       #7 You and Disease III                     

 

Mar 5-11                     SPRING BREAK                   

 

Mar 15-16                   LAB PRACTICAL II*

 

Mar 22-23                   #8 Histology & Integumentary System            

 

F Mar 23                     Last day to drop with “W” grade

 

Mar 29-30                   #9 Skeletal System and Articulations                      

 

Apr 5-6                        #9 Skeletal System and Articulations

 

Apr 12-13                    #10 Movements and Muscle System                  

 

Apr 19-20                    #10 Movements and Muscle System

 

Apr 26-27                    LAB PRACTICAL III*

 

 

Lab texts:  a)  Laboratory Manual for Anatomy and Physiology, 3rd ed.

                     by Allen and Harper

                  b)  NAS 161-162 Health Science I and II Laboratory Supplement

 

Each lab group is required to purchase a sleeve of petri dishes.  Do not open the sleeve; the plates are sterile!  Periodic charts are available in the bookstore.

*Missed lab exams can be made up the following semester.  Make every attempt NOT to miss a lab exam.

Fire Escape/Evacuation:  out both doors of lab and out nearby entrances, meet in front of pond

 

 

 

NAS 161 Record

 

Exam 1 (100)                          __________

 

Exam 2 (100)                          __________

 

Exam 3 (100)                          __________

 

Final (150)                              __________

 

Attendance/Quiz (50)           __________

 

Extra Credit                            __________

 

Lab Attendance (60)               __________

 

Lab Practical 1 (60)                __________

 

Lab Practical 2 (60)                __________

 

Lab Quiz on histology (10)      __________

 

Lab Practical 3 (60)                __________

 

 

Grand Total (750)                   __________

 

 

 

 

           A     *     B     *     C     *     D     *     F         

750           675        600         525         450

100%        90%       80%       70%        60%

 

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