Syllabus

Science Prerequisites for Health Professionals

ANAT 1005: Anatomy for the Health Professions – Template

Credits - 4

Description

This course focuses on an integrated study of human anatomy using a systemic approach to provide a solid foundation of body structure which is paramount to understanding physiological and pathological concepts. This course includes anatomy content from a theoretical point of view, as well as from the practical applications of the anatomical content in clinical settings. In order to increase student academic performance and facilitate better memorization of the anatomical structures, this course includes hands-on dissection of actual organs, as well as the use of virtual 3D interactive anatomy software that will allow students to perform virtual dissections.

Materials

Textbook

Martini FH, Tallitsch RB, Nath JL. Human Anatomy. 9th ed. New York. NY: Pearson. 2018. ISBN-13: 9780134424828

Dissection Lab Kit

Hands On Lab (HOL) Kit
The kit must be purchased through HOL and cannot be purchased second hand or from another vendor. Kits can take 5 – 7 business days to arrive. For help ordering your HOL Kit, please follow the “Getting Started with Hands-On Labs” guide in Blackboard, on the Welcome to the Course page. For customer service concerns, please use the HOL dedicated phone line (720-360-4034).

Human Anatomy Application

Visible Body (VB) Courseware
This course uses a web-based human anatomy learning platform customized for the course. You will be directed to the Courseware site throughout the learning modules to view content, perform virtual 3D dissections, and complete self-check practical quizzes. You will purchase access to your Instructor’s Courseware site after your course opens. Complete purchase instructions will be provided in your anatomy course section at the bottom of the Welcome to the Course page and the Visible Body link on the left navigation menu.

Your Visible Body Courseware subscription allows you to download and install mobile versions of some web-based apps to use as references. You may only install each Visible Body mobile app one time, on one device. Your subscription to Visible Body web applications expires after 2 years, but the downloaded mobile apps do not; the apps are yours to keep. Instructions on how to install Visible Body mobile apps are provided in the Getting Started with Visible Body Courseware and Apps assignment in your Courseware site.

Mandatory UNE-approved webcam – To be used during proctored exams

*Please note: The two proctored exams, midterm and final, are closed book and closed notes, meaning that no resources, whiteboard, scratch paper, writing utensils, or any aide will be permitted for the duration of the exam.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Science Prerequisites for Health Professions Program

In lecture courses, students should be able to:

  1. Communicate scientific concepts and information clearly.
  2. Illustrate fundamental laws, theories, and principles of scientific disciplines.
  3. Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to scientific problems.

Course Competencies

  1. Develop a working vocabulary related to the structure of the human body.
  2. Describe the general structure of cells and the structure and location of body tissues.
  3. Explain the structure of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.
  4. Describe the structure of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
  5. Perform basic virtual and/or actual organ dissection to examine gross structure.
  6. Locate anatomical structures of organs and visualize and understand the three-dimensional relationships of them in body regions.
  7. Apply knowledge of human anatomy to clinical settings.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define critical terms and concepts related to the anatomical nomenclature.
  2. Explain the structure of human body systems.
  3. Define the location of surface and deep anatomical structures of the body.
  4. Relate the three-dimensional relationship of or between body structures to clinical applications or settings.
  5. Construct a foundation to comprehend the function of body organs and pathological processes.
  6. Apply the anatomical knowledge to clinical conditions.

Assignments

Refer to the Grade Breakdown section for the percent value of assignments towards your total grade.

Discussions

There are four discussions, modules 1, 7, 11, and 16. Discussion board assignments cover interesting current events or materials related to this course that contribute to a deeper understanding of key concepts and allow you to interact with your classmates and the instructor. Each assignment may require you to conduct internet research, read additional materials (a short journal or magazine article), visit a specific webpage, and/or view a short video prior to writing a response following the specific guidelines in the assignment.

To earn full credit, you will need to post an initial response (at least 300 words) to the discussion topic, respond (at least 200 words each) to the original posts of at least two other students, and then contribute meaningfully to an ongoing discussion. You will need to post your initial response before you will see any posts from your classmates. Please keep in mind that only this initial response is included in your assignment grade, so make sure you have followed all of the guidelines and written a complete response prior to submitting the post. For special cases where one or two students are accelerating faster through the course, the instructor will participate in the discussion so that everyone has the opportunity to interact.

Please see Blackboard for a full description, along with specific guidelines, for each assignment. Discussion board assignments should be completed, along with all other assignments in the course, in the order that they appear. Due to the course design, you may be unable to take a proctored exam if you do not complete all assignments that appear prior to that exam. If students start working on any activity of the following module but have the previous discussion incomplete, the discussion will be graded.

Clinical Application Case Study Quizzes

There are seven case studies, modules 1, 2, 5, 10, 12, 14, and 15. These are clinical scenarios about patients so you can see the practical application of anatomy. These case studies will have questions to assess your knowledge and application of anatomy. These questions will only assess anatomical concepts. You will have 5 minutes and one attempt to complete each case study quiz. You will not be able to go back and change the answer to a question once submitted.

Video Presentations

There are ten video presentation assignments in this course. The video in Module 1 is required, but ungraded. Four video presentations (modules 3, 4, 8, and 15) will require you to talk about a specific assigned topic. The other five presentations (modules 4, 6, 9, and 13) will require you to talk about specific organ dissections. Modules 4 and 6 each have two video presentations assigned. Please read each video presentation assignment prompt carefully, especially the organ dissection requirements. At the start of each video recording, you must identify yourself by showing your face and holding up a piece of paper with your name and the date printed legibly. Video recordings without the required identification will not be accepted.

Module Quizzes

There are 15 graded module quizzes. Module one has two quizzes (practical, theoretical) and modules 8 and 16 have none. The quizzes will assess your theoretical understanding of human anatomy in each module. Module 1 and 15 also include practical questions which are not covered in the Visible Body Courseware quizzes. Module quizzes are 10 questions each (except module 15). You will have 15 minutes and one attempt to complete each quiz. You will not be able to go back and change the answer to a question once submitted.

There are 11 ungraded practical quizzes in Visible body Courseware. In modules 3-14, you are required to login to Visible body and complete all the practical quizzes. These quizzes will assess your practical understanding of human anatomy and will assist your study for the midterm and final practical exam. The midterm and final practical exam questions are based on the virtual dissections you will complete in the weekly practical quizzes. That’s why it is important for you to complete all dissections and to practice using the software. The quizzes vary in length. You may take the quizzes as many times as needed, the score will not be counted toward your final grade.

Exams

There are two proctored exams. The University of New England has contracted with ProctorU to provide students with the most convenient online exam proctoring system. Upon enrollment into the course, you will register with ProctorU and establish a login name and password. This will give you access to all of ProctorU’s services. When you’re ready, you will schedule your exam time with ProctorU at least 72 hours prior to taking the exam. For all exams, you must review the Proctored Examinations information and requirements in the Policies section of this syllabus.

You must purchase the Official UNE External Webcam to take your proctored examinations. Remember to order your webcam at least three weeks prior to scheduling your first proctored exam.

These exams are closed book and closed notes, meaning that no resources, whiteboard, scratch paper, writing utensils, or any aide will be permitted for the duration of the exam. These exams are also closed for review. You will not be able to review these exams at any time. Please contact your instructor for specific feedback

Midterm Exam

In module 8, the midterm exam will have 75 theoretical and 25 practical questions. This exam will assess all content from modules 1-7 from your textbook and Visible Body Courseware. You will have 85 minutes and one attempt to complete the exam. You will not be able to go back and change the answer to a question once submitted. The exam will auto-submit at the end of the allotted time. This is a proctored exam. The use of notes or any other type of aid will not be allowed.

Final Exam

In module 16, the final exam will have 75 theoretical and 25 practical questions. This exam will assess all content from modules 9-15 from your textbook and Visible Body Courseware. You will have 85 minutes and one attempt to complete the exam. You will not be able to go back and change the answer to a question once submitted. The exam will auto-submit at the end of the allotted time. your final exam will have 75 theoretical questions and 25 practical questions. This is a proctored exam. The use of notes or any other type of aid will not be allowed.

Grading Policy

Your grade in this course will be determined by the following criteria:

Grade Breakdown

AssignmentsPercent of Total Grade
4 Discussions10%
7 Clinical Application Case Study Quizzes15%
9 (graded) Video Presentations20%
15 (graded) Module Quizzes5%
Midterm Exam25%
Final Exam25%
Total100%

Grade Scale

Grade Points Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 94 – 100% 4.00
A- 90 – 93% 3.75
B+ 87 – 89% 3.50
B 84 – 86% 3.00
B- 80 – 83% 2.75
C+ 77 – 79% 2.50
C 74 – 76% 2.00
C- 70 – 73% 1.75
D 64 – 69% 1.00
F 00 – 63% 0.00

Schedule

Module

Topic

Lab

Assignments

1 Introduction to Anatomy
Textbook Chapter 1
None Introduction Video Recording
Discussion Forum
Case Study Quiz
Module Quizzes (2)
2 Cells and Tissues
Textbook Chapters 2-3
None Case Study Quiz
Module Quiz
3 Integumentary System
Textbook Chapter 4
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Video Presentation
Module Quiz
4 Skeletal System
Textbook Chapters 5-8

Visible Body Virtual Dissections

HOL Organ Dissections (2)

Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Video Presentations (2)
Module Quiz
5 Muscular System
Textbook Chapters 9-11
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Case Study Quiz
Module Quiz
6 Nervous System
Textbook Chapters 13-18

Visible Body Virtual Dissections

HOL Organ Dissections (2)

Video Presentations (2)
Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Module Quiz
7 Endocrine System
Textbook Chapter 19
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Discussion Forum
Module Quiz
8 Clinical Anatomy & Midterm
Textbook Chapters 1-19
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Video Presentation
Midterm Exam
9 Cardiovascular System
Textbook Chapters 20-22

Visible Body Virtual Dissections

HOL Organ Dissections

Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Video Presentation
Module Quiz
10 Lymphatic & Immune System
Textbook Chapter 23
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Case Study Quiz
Module Quiz
11 Respiratory System
Textbook Chapter 24
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Discussion Forum
Module Quiz
12 Digestive System
Textbook Chapter 25
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Case Study Quiz
Module Quiz
13 Urinary System
Textbook Chapter 26

Visible Body Virtual Dissections

HOL Organ Dissections

Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Video Presentation
Module Quiz
14 Reproductive System
Textbook Chapters 27-28
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Case Study Quiz
Module Quiz
15 Surface Anatomy and Cross-sectional Anatomy
Textbook Chapter 12
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Video Presentation
Case Study
Module Quiz
16 Course Reflection and Final Exam
Textbook Chapters 12, 20-28
Visible Body Virtual Dissections Virtual Dissections & Quizzes
Discussion Forum
Final Exam

 

Student Resources

Student Portal: Your Best UNE Resource

We created the UNE Online Student Portal, specifically for you, to be a useful collection of information to support you as you navigate your online course(s).

From the UNE Online Student Portal, you can access:

  • Blackboard
  • Technical Support
  • Library
  • Bookstore
  • UNE Email
  • U-Online

The portal also features:

  • Dates to Remember
  • Support and Services
  • Contact information for your Support Specialist
  • Academic Resources - links to the Academic Calendar, Registrar and Academic Calendar
  • Financial - links to eBilling, Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Instructor and Support Contact Information

Check the course welcome page in Blackboard for specific instructor and support specialist contact information.

Further Assistance

Your student service advisor monitors course progression and provides assistance or guidance when needed. They can assist questions regarding ordering course materials, University policies, billing, navigating the course in Blackboard, and more.

Student Lounge

The Student Lounge Discussion Board is a designated support forum in which students may engage with each other and grapple with course content. Feel free to post questions, seek clarification, and support each other, but be mindful of UNE’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Your instructor will monitor this forum. However, if you are seeking specific and timely answers to questions about course content or your personal grades, please contact your instructor via course messages. For questions about course materials, program policy, and how to navigate and proceed through the course, please contact your Student Service Advisor through the Student Portal.

Accommodations

Any student who would like to request, or ask any questions regarding, academic adjustments or accommodations must contact the Student Access Center at (207) 221-4438 or pcstudentaccess@une.edu. Student Access Center staff will evaluate the student's documentation and determine eligibility of accommodation(s) through the Student Access Center registration procedure.

Policies

Proctored Examinations

The University of New England has contracted with ProctorU to provide students with the most convenient online exam proctoring system. This system provides a simple, no cost to the student, secure, online proctor for exams and allows the student to take all the exams at home and on their own schedule.

Upon enrollment into the course, each student will register with ProctorU and establish a login name and password. This will give the student access to all of ProctorU’s services. When ready, students will schedule each of their proctored exams with ProctorU. Exams must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance to avoid fees. Prior to taking their exams, students must be sure that they have downloaded the ProctorU Chrome or Firefox extension and are using the most current version of Chrome or Firefox. They must also be sure their testing site’s connection meets the minimum requirements by using ProctorU’s “Test It Out” utility.

Upon the exam day and hour, students will log in to ProctorU and click on “exams”. After following the procedures outlined at ProctorU’s web site, the student will log in to Blackboard and locate their correct exam. The proctor will then allow student access to that exam.

Students must use ProctorU and must follow all proctoring requirements for their exams to be credited.

Proctored exams are not available for review at any time. You will not be able to see the questions, nor the answers you've given, after completing the exams. Please contact your instructor for specific feedback.

Course Discussions

Discussion board assignments cover interesting current events or materials related to this course that contribute to a deeper understanding of key concepts and allow you to interact with your classmates and the instructor. Each assignment may require you to conduct internet research, read additional materials (a short journal or magazine article), visit a specific webpage, AND/OR view a short video prior to writing a response following the specific guidelines in the assignment.

To earn full credit: you will need to post a response to the discussion topic, respond to the original posts of at least two other students, and then contribute meaningfully to an ongoing discussion. You will need to post your initial response before you will see any posts from your classmates. Please keep in mind that only this initial response is included in your assignment grade, so make sure you have followed all of the guidelines and written a complete response prior to submitting the post. For special cases where one or two students are accelerating faster through the course, the instructor will participate in the discussion so that everyone has the opportunity to interact.

Please see Blackboard for a full description, along with specific guidelines, for each assignment. Discussion board assignments should be completed, along with all other assignments in the course, in the order that they appear. Due to the course design, you may be unable to take a proctored exam if you do not complete all assignments that appear prior to that exam.

Please also refer to the Grading Policy/Grade Breakdown section of the syllabus to learn the percentage of your grade that each discussion board assignment is worth.

Technology Requirements

Please review the technical requirements for UNE Online Graduate Programs: https://online.une.edu/online-learning/technical-requirements/

Course Length

A schedule of lectures and assignments is included in this syllabus. This is, however a self-paced course and you can complete the course in less time.

  1. Courses in the SPHP program are equivalent to one-semester courses designed to be completed in 16 weeks
  2. Enrollment in the course begins the day your section opens which is listed in the Academic Calendar found on the Student Success Portal.
  3. Course start and end dates are in respect to Eastern Time.

Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Please visit this page to review the withdrawal and refund policies.

Grade Policy

Students are expected to attempt and complete all graded assignments and proctored exams by the end date of the course. To view the incomplete grade policy, please click here.

Transcripts

Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, only the student may request official transcripts. This may be done online by going to the University of New England Registrar website and following the directions on the page.

To view your unofficial UNE student transcript:

  1. Log into uonline at https://uonline.une.edu
  2. Select Student Services
  3. Select Student Records
  4. Select Academic Transcript

To request your official UNE student transcript:

Please review your Unofficial Transcript prior to requesting an Official Transcript.

  1. Log into uonline at https://uonline.une.edu
  2. Select Student Services
  3. Select Student Records
  4. Select Request Printed/Official Transcript
  5. Follow the prompts

After you click Submit Request, your official transcript will be put into the queue to be printed in the Registrar’s Office.

Academic Integrity

The University of New England values academic integrity in all aspects of the educational experience. Academic dishonesty in any form undermines this standard and devalues the original contributions of others. It is the responsibility of all members of the University community to actively uphold the integrity of the academy; failure to act, for any reason, is not acceptable.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Cheating, copying, or the offering or receiving of unauthorized assistance or information.
  2. Fabrication or falsification of data, results, or sources for papers or reports.
  3. Action which destroys or alters the work of another student.
  4. Multiple submission of the same paper or report for assignments in more than one course without permission of each instructor.
  5. Plagiarism, the appropriation of records, research, materials, ideas, or the language of other persons or writers and the submission of them as one's own.

Charges of academic dishonesty will be reviewed by the Program Director. Penalties for students found responsible for violations may depend upon the seriousness and circumstances of the violation, the degree of premeditation involved, and/or the student’s previous record of violations. Appeal of a decision may be made to the Dean whose decision will be final. Student appeals will take place through the grievance process outlined in the student handbook.