Anatomy and Physiology Syllabus

                                                                             Fall 2014

                        Keith Touzinsky

                       St. John Vianney High School

                       (314) 368-7983


 COURSE DESCRIPTION:  In this course students will be required to use a wide variety of learning methods including lecture, discussion, lab activities, and individual assignments to gain an understanding of the basic principles of structure and function of the human body.  The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to develop interests and appreciation for science, and realize that these processes can be applied in the Marianist tradition to find solutions of current and future problems.  The areas covered will include medical terminology, the 11 systems of the human body, basic chemistry, cell and tissue structure, and a comparative anatomy dissection lab using the cat.

 TEXT:  Human Anatomy and Physiology. Marieb and Hoehn,  Benjamin-Cummings Publishing

                        © 2012.    ISBN:  978-0-321-74326-8

 REQUIRED MATERIALS:  Textbook, spiral notebook or 3-ring binder devoted specifically to A&P, folder, pencil or pen (blue or black ink only).

 EXPECTATIONS:     1) This is an HONORS type class – expect to do honor-level work

                                    2) Expect ME to have honors-level expectations of you  

                                    3) Come prepared for class, bringing all necessary materials and completed homework.

                                    4)  Show respect for others, refraining from disruptive behavior.

                                    5)  Contribute to the class with constructive questions and comments.

            Students who do not make sufficient effort will be assigned mandatory encore.

            Students who fail to turn in assignments must make them up in homework hotel.

CLASS RULES:         1)  Be responsible for your actions.

                                      2)  Be respectful of others learning.

                                      3)  Keep your questions and comments on the topic being discussed.

            Failure to follow these rules will result in:  1) detention, 2) parent notification, and

            3) referral to the dean of students.



Quizzes will be given weekly.

Tests will cover an entire unit and will occur approximately every 1-2 weeks.

Homework assignments are due the next class period unless otherwise stated.

Exams will be comprehensive, covering all topics studied during the semester.

Formal Presentations will be made by each student on certain topics.

GRADING:  Performance will be based on a percentage of total points earned in each category.  Class grades will be based on the following types of assignments with these approximate weights:


            Unit Tests                                     40%                     

            Quizzes                                        20%                     

            Labs                                             20%

            Homework                                   20%

            Semester Exam                          10% of final grade


GRADE SCALE:  The grade scale used follows:

            A            100-93%

            B            92-85%

            C            84-76%

            D            75-70%

            F             69-0%



Late Work will be accepted from excused absences.  All other late work will be accepted for half (1/2) credit.  Please see me with any questions.


STUDY HINTS:  Anatomy and Physiology is a very intense detailed course.  Therefore, it is necessary to master the material as it is presented; it cannot simply be studied before a test and forgotten.  With this in mind, doing the following will greatly enhance your chances for success in this class:

1)  Dedicate some time to review the material of this class each day.

2)  Complete homework and related reading assignments during class.

3)  Write down questions on items you don't understand.

4)  Learn to apply concepts to other problems.

5)  ASK questions!

Finally, don't let others do your work for you—it is your responsibility and you won't have them to help on a quiz or exam.