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Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL-2404

  • Fall 2022
  • Section NT1
  • 4.0 Credits
  • 08/22/2022 to 12/10/2022
  • Modified 08/26/2022

Based on recommendations from the CDC and other governmental agencies, the content delivery method for this course may need to be modified.

 

Online courses can be more challenging than face-to-face classes in that the student must be more self-disciplined and organized in order to keep up with course requirements. All online courses have due dates and deadlines for various assignments, tests, projects, etc. assigned by the professor. Students should familiarize themselves with the syllabus and avoid putting off class work until the last minute. Students should also seek help immediately if they are experiencing difficulties (academically or technically). It is not required that students are experts in using a computer; however, online students must have basic knowledge of operating a computer and various applications (such as Microsoft Office).

 

Academic achievements depend not only on student understanding of the material in this course but also their ability to take responsibility for the actions that can determine their success. The actions listed below are considered the minimum requirements necessary for student to attain their academic goals.

  • Student must read and follow the course syllabus.
  • Student must keep up with the class schedule and assignment due dates.
  • Student must read and follow the instructions for all assignments.
  • Student must read and follow all announcements.
  • Student must give themselves ample time to study and complete assignments. Proper time management is critical, especially in an online course.
  • Student must be proactive in their learning. Do not wait to ask questions. If student is struggling in their study, do not hesitate to reach out to the professor as soon as possible for assistance.

 

Students taking this online course are required to:

  • Have reliable access to a computer and an internet connection to gain access to their classes through our learning management system known as Canvas.
    • Students may check out Navarro College issued laptops to use from computer kiosks on campus.
  • Use the following internet browsers – Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Have a computer/laptop, web camera and microphone, to take online exams.
  • Use student authentication and validation tool known as Respondus LockDown Browser to take online exams.
    • Take all online exams independently and without accessing other online resources (for example: Google, Bing, or other search engines), unless expressly authorized by the class instructor.

 

As an NC online student, you're never on your own. Stay on track and meet your goals with access to a wide variety of student services and resources such as:

  • Tutoring - online, real-time tutoring offered across numerous subject areas. Visit Tutoring Services
  • Academic Advising - available to students who need assistance creating a specific plan tailored to your interests and life goals, mapping a road to graduation, reviewing NC policies, developing class schedules, and exploring transfer options. Visit Academic Advising
  • Career Services - connect with our CTE Success Center Career Development or the Bulldog Life Career Services to get access to all of our online career exploration, resume writing tools, and job boards.
  • Library Services - Navarro College Libraries are available to online students provide resources and services to support academic course work, research, and recreational interests. Visit Library Online Resources
  • Tech Support - information and support available for programs used as part of the NC online experience such as MyNC, Canvas, Self-Service, and more! Visit Support Services / Information Technology

 

Meeting Times

Online (Internet) Course

  • At the beginning of the semester, students must certify their enrollment in the course by completing an attendance assignment. This assignment will be available from 8 AM Tuesday August 23, 2022 until 8 AM Saturday August 27, 2022. Failure to complete the assignment by the due date may result in student being dropped from the course.
  • Student will be an active learner in this course. As an independent learner, student will be responsible for studying the posted materials according to the class schedule. Students will bring their questions, concerns, items that need clarification in their learning to the Zoom Interactive and Office Hours for the professor to address.

 

Zoom Interactive and Office Hours – Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, except when the college is closed.

  • The professor will be available during this time frame for his students.
  • This time frame is reserved for student focus teaching (difficulty topics, further explanation, etc. to facilitate student learning), questions and answers, and any other learning related issues.
  • Attendance is optional for all Zoom meeting; however, students are encouraged to attend for additional instruction and to have their questions/concerns immediately resolved.
  • These meeting sessions will be recorded and posted on Canvas course.

 

Contact Information

Professor: Dr. Dzuy Nguyen

Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours – available by appointment. Student must contact Dr. Nguyen via email to arrange a mutual time to meet.

 

Description

3 lec/3 lab (4 Cr.) Study of the structure and function of human anatomy including the neuroendocrine integumentary musculoskeletal digestive urinary reproductive respiratory and circulatory systems. Content may be either integrated or specialized.

Objectives

Upon completion of the core curriculum, students are expected to demonstrate competence in all of the core objectives listed in the college catalog. The overall content of this course is designed to enhance skills in each of the following core objectives.

  • Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision making
  • Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:

Lecture Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered. Core objective: Communication Skills
  2. Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system. Core objective: Critical Thinking Skills
  3. Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems. Core objective: Critical Thinking Skills
  4. Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis. Core objective: Critical Thinking Skills
  5. Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances. Core objective: Critical Thinking Skills

Lab Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards. Core objective: Teamwork 
  2. Locate and identify anatomical structures in preserved specimens. Core objective: Communication
  3. Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations. Core objective: Empirical and Quantitative Skills
  4. Work collaboratively to perform experiments. Core objectives: Teamwork, Empirical and Quantitative Skills, Critical thinking skills
  5. Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method. Core objectives: Critical thinking skills, Empirical and Quantitative skills, Teamwork, Communication skills
  6. Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions. Core objectives: Teamwork, Communication skills, Empirical and Quantitative skills, Critical thinking skills
  7. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations and predictions. Core objectives: Critical thinking skills, Empirical and Quantitative skills

 

 

 

Required and Optional Materials

Visit the Navarro College Bookstore: College Bookstore

Textbook: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease - Foundation for the Health Profession; Roiger & Bullock, 3rd edition; McGraw Hill Publishing.

This course uses Immediate Access for the electron version of the textbook and all online supplemental materials (Virtual labs, etc.) 

NOTE:  Students may get more information about Immediate Access and the opt out options by going to (http://bookstore.navarrocollege.edu/StoreFiles/167-SchoolFiles/167-IA_QA_Info.pdf) within 10 days of the class start date. If you need further assistance you may contact the Navarro College bookstore at 903-875-7387.

 

Assignments and Activities

A Class schedule with Assignments and Activities is available in Canvas.

 

  • Students are required to complete assignments as scheduled.
  • Students are required to obtain all necessary course materials at the beginning of class to begin working immediately.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to have access to a working computer and reliable internet connection. If this is an issue, Navarro College has laptop available for check-out as well as wi-fi connection on campus.
  • Failure to comply with the requirements is not an excuse for unable to complete assignments and will result in zero grade for missing or incomplete assignments.

 

Important Reminder

 

  • This is a college course and students are expected to complete all the assignments for this course.
  • It is the desire of both the college and the professor to see students succeed academically. Therefore, it is advisable that students contact the professor as early as possible into the semester for help with study, preparing for exam, etc. Do not wait until midterm or later to ask for help for that may be too late.
  • There is no extra credit for this course. Do not ask the instructor for any additional work to improve grade.

 

Lecture Exams

  1. Lecture Exam 1 (Chapter 1 – 4)

Opens at 8:00 AM September 11, 2022

Closes at 8:00 AM September 14, 2022

 

  1. Lecture Exam 2 (Chapter 5 – 8)

Opens at 8:00 AM October 9, 2022

Closes at 8:00 AM October 12, 2022

 

  1. Lecture Exam 3 (Chapter 9 – 12)

Opens at 8:00 AM October 30, 2022

Ends at 8:00 AM November 2, 2022

 

  1. Lecture Exam 4 (Chapter 13 – 16)

Opens at 8:00 AM November 27, 2022

Closes at 8:00 AM November 30, 2022

 

Lab Practical Exams

  1. Lab Practical Exam 1 (Exercise 1 – 5)

Opens at 8:00 AM September 21, 2022

Closes at 8:00 AM September 24, 2022

 

  1. Lab Practical Exam 2 (Exercise 6 – 10)

Opens at 8:00 AM October 26, 2022

Closes at 8:00 AM October 29, 2022

 

  1. Lab Practical Exam 3 (Exercise 11 – 16)

Opens at 8:00 AM November 30, 2022

Closes at 8:00 AM December 3, 2022

 

Lab Activities

  1. Connect Virtual Labs – DUE at 8:00 AM December 5, 2022.

 

  1. Clinical Applications – The Cardiovascular System – The Heart

DUE at 8:00 AM November 20, 2022.

 

  1. Clinical Applications – The Lymphatic and Immune System

DUE at 8:00 AM November 20, 2022.

 

Signature Assignment

Cardiovascular Systems Group Activity.

One group report is DUE at 8:00 AM November 5, 2022.

 

Final Exam

Comprehensive exam – covers all chapters taught through the semester.

Opens at 8:00 AM December 5, 2022

Closes at 8:00 AM December 10, 2022

 

Grading Criteria

Grading criteria will conform to the established policy of Navarro College, as stated in the College catalog: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F= Below 60%. 

Grading criteria for certain programs, including those in the health professions, may differ. Grading criteria for such courses or programs may be located in the course syllabus and/or program handbook.

 

The final course grade is based on the total number of points earned at the end of the semester. The instructor will not round up the total points for grade determination. Final letter grade is assigned as follow.

 

Total Points Earned

Percentage

Letter Grade

900 and above

90% and above

A

800 – 899.99

80 – 89.9%

B

700 – 799.99

70 – 79.9%

C

600 – 699.99

60 – 69.9%

D

599.99 and below

59.9% and below

F

 

NOTEthe percentage is used for performance progress only so that students may gauge their performance as the semester progresses.

 

Students who do not earn the minimum number of points for each letter grade level (A, B, C, etc.) will obtain the grade to which their total points correspond to.

 

Do not ask for extra points to compensate for “almost there” scenario. Total points earned will be taken at face value and letter grade will be assigned as such.

 

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the grading system. Ask for clarification at the beginning of the semester as needed. Do not wait until the end and complain about not able to understand the grading schematic. The professor is not responsible for student failure to understand the grading system.

 

Criteria

Method of Instruction:

Face-to-face courses: Lecture accompanied by PowerPoint, whiteboard/chalkboard diagrams, and various class activities. Labs using microscopes, prepared slides, models, specimens to dissect, and other materials as needed.

Online courses: Lecture notes accompanied by videos, online class activities, virtual labs, prepared slides, and models.  Other materials as needed. 

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor.

Online sections require proctored testing.

 

Students are welcome to take exams at any Navarro College Testing Center, or any testing facilities (example, military base learning center, other college/university testing center) approved by the professor.

 

Click on this link for further information Online Campus Proctoring (Testing)

 

  1. For Navarro College testing center, the following procedures must be carried out.
    • Student must contact the Navarro College testing center to make an appointment for the exam within the time frame of the exam availability.
    • Student must inform the professor of their decision to take exam at the NC Testing center one week prior to the scheduled exam.
    • Student must provide to the professor of which testing center to use, and the date and time of their appointment to take the exam.
    • Failure to follow the procedures will result in student must take the exam online as normally administered.
  2. For any other remote testing site, the following procedures will apply
    • Student must inform the professor of utilizing this option within the first two weeks of the semester (August 22, 2022 – September 2, 2022).
    • Student must provide the contact information of the testing center manager or designator to the professor within the first two weeks of the semester (August 22, 2022 – September 2, 2022) for verification purposes.
    • Once the coordination is made, the professor will inform the student of using this option. If coordination cannot be made for whatever reason, the student agrees to take the online exam as the rest of the class would using LockDown Browser.

 

 

Method of Evaluation:

Lecture Exams

  • Lecture exams will be administered online using Canvas and Respondus Lockdown Browser.
  • Lecture exams will cover material presented in lectures, and/or assigned textbooks readings or correspondence chapters, and/or case study readings.
  • Each lecture exam will have 50 multiple-choice questions and students will have 60 minutes to complete the exam.
  • Lecture Exams will OPEN at 8 AM on Sunday and will CLOSE at 8 AM on Wednesday of the scheduled week.
    • Students are responsible for taking exams during the scheduled date/time.
    • Early/Late exams will not be administered.
    • See ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES section for more information.

 

Lab Practical Exams

  • Lab practical exams will be administered online using Canvas and Respondus Lockdown Browser.
  • Lab practical exams will cover the material that is covered in the lab manual.
  • Each practical exam will have 50 fill-in-the-blank questions using photo of standard anatomical models, histology, dissection that are identical or like those of the lab manuals and publisher online materials.
  • There is NO word bank. Correct spelling is required to receive credit for the question. Any misspellings will result in zero (0) points for the question.
  • Lab practical exams will OPEN at 8 AM on Wednesday and will CLOSE at 8 AM on Saturday of the scheduled week.
  • Students are responsible for taking exams during the scheduled date/time.
  • Early/Late exams will not be administered.
  • See ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES section for more information.

 

Connect Labs

  • Virtual labs will be completed in McGraw-Hill Connect via Canvas. To access your textbook and study materials, simply click on McGraw Hill Connect (located in the left-hand menu of Canvas).
  • All Online lab activities will be OPEN at the start of the online course (August 22nd, 2022) and will CLOSE at the final exam period begins (December 5th, 2022).
  • Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the assignment during the open period.
  • Students are strongly suggested to take note for studying in preparation for the lab practical exam.
  • Once the Connect Lab is closed, it will not be open again.
  • See ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES section for more information.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to utilize publisher provided learning materials including McGraw-Hill Connect lab activities, the Anatomy & Physiology Revealed, and the Anatomy atlas to help in their study to master the course content.
  • If students do not have access to a computer at home, there are computers available for students to check out at the kiosk on campus.

 

Clinical Applications Labs

  • Clinical vignettes will be assigned to enhance student learning and understanding of basic correlation between academic and clinical situations.
  • Clinical Applications Labs are submitted onto Canvas. They are DUE at 8 AM November 20, 2022.
  • Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the assignment during the open period.
  • Once the period is closed, it will not be open again.
  • See ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES section for more information.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to utilize publisher provided learning materials including McGraw-Hill Connect lab activities, the Anatomy & Physiology Revealed, and the Anatomy atlas to help in their study to master the course content.
  • If students do not have access to a computer at home, there are computers available for students to check out at the kiosk on campus.

 

Signature Assignment

  • Topic is determined by the Biology Department.
  • This a group project designed to foster corporation among students in small group. Therefore, no individual completion is allowed.
  • Students are responsible to form their own group and maintain their presence in the group. The instructor is not responsible for student group activities.
  • Specific instruction is provided in Canvas.
  • Each group will submit one report onto Canvas. It is DUE at 8 AM November 5, 2022.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to submit their work before the deadline to prevent unforeseen circumstances.
  • Emailed submission will not be accepted.
  • Failure to follow instructions or submission by the deadline will result in zero grade.
  • See ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES section for more information.

 

Final Exam

  • A comprehensive final exam of multiple-choice questions to evaluate student learning outcomes.
  • The final exam will be administered online using Canvas and Lockdown Brower.
  • The final exam will have 100 multiple-choice questions and students will have 120 minutes to complete the exam.
  • The Final Exam will be available during the Navarro College Final Exam schedule for Fall 2022 from 8 AM December 5th, 2022 to 8 AM December 10th, 2022.

 

The following table provides a summary of Method of Evaluation in this course.

Method of Evaluation

Point Values

Total

Lecture Exam

4 @ 100 points each

400 points

Lab Practical Exam

3 @ 100 points each

300 points

Connect Virtual Labs and Activities

 

40 points

Clinical Applications Labs

2 @ 20 points

40 points

Signature Assignment (group project)

1 per group @ 20 points

20 points

Final Exam

1 @ 200 points

200 points

 

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE – 1000 points

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are strongly advised to contact the professor if they have any question regarding the grading schematic at the beginning of the semester. It is the students’ responsibility to make sure they understand how their Letter Grade is determined.

  • The professor utilizes a point system to evaluate students’ performance.
  • Points are earned from all assignments and are posted in Canvas grade book.
  • The final course Letter Grade is determined by the Total Points Earned at the end of the semester.
  • Student is responsible for keep up with the accuracy of the posted grade in Canvas.
  • During the semester, the percentage is given in Canvas grade book so that students may gauge their performance as they progress. This is not the official final grade determination.
  • The instructor reserves the right to not round up the total points for grade determination.
  • Students who do not earn the minimum number of points for each grade level (A, B, C, etc.) will obtain the grade to which their total number of points corresponds.
  • There is no extra credit for this course. Do not ask for it.

 

Course Policies

Instructional Modalities

Description of instructional modalities

Face to Face 

Hybrid

Online

Face to face courses are taught in a traditional classroom format. 

Courses classified as “Hybrid” in the course schedule (identified with the letter ‘H’ in the course section designation) will use a combination of face-to-face classroom and online instructional methods. A minimum of 50 percent of the course must be taught online to be classified as a hybrid course.

Students must have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, either on campus or in a personal setting, to complete all assignments.

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor. Access user information here:


To access Canvas:
(1) Go to: mync.navarrocollege.edu
(2) Enter your User Name and Password
(3) Click on the Canvas icon and locate your course on the Canvas Dashboard.

 

Method of Instruction:

Lecture:

  • Asynchronous delivery
    • Recording of each chapter lecture is available in Canvas course for students to study at their own pace.
    • Lecture note is also available for students use.
  • Zoom meeting session on Thursday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM to facilitate live interaction of Q&A, problem solving, general concerns, etcetera for both lecture and lab.

 

 

Laboratory:

  • Asynchronous delivery
    • Recording, if needed, of the exercise is available in Canvas for students to study at their own pace.
    • Lab note is also available for students use.
  • Students are required to utilize Anatomy & Physiology Revealed (APR) and Practice Atlas for Anatomy & Physiology to supplement their study.
  • Virtual Lab assignments are in McGraw-Hill Connect through Canvas for student to work and learn the concepts. Students are responsible for keeping notes to prepare for lab exams.

 

Final Exams

Students are required to take final exams during the posted final exam week and should not make travel reservations or other plans which would require them to request a rescheduled final.  Requests to take final exams early, or at a time other than indicated on the final exam schedule, must be approved by the appropriate Campus Dean and are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Personal or family travel plans are not deemed as exceptional circumstances.

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

Students may choose to share personal information or experiences, as appropriate, in written assignments, class discussions, presentations, and conferences with instructors. While instructors and other college employees will strive to keep personal student information private, they are required to report information about sexual misconduct, childhood abuse, and criminal activity to the proper authorities. 

Course Content and Rigor

College-level courses may include controversial, sensitive, and/or adult material. Students are expected to have the readiness for college-level rigor and content.

Email

All Navarro College students are required to use their Navarro College email to correspond with instructors and other Navarro College personnel.

 

Emails policy

  • Students are responsible for their Navarro College email usage and access.
  • Official classroom information will be distributed via Canvas which linked to the student Navarro College email.
  • The professor will not respond to emails originated from outside of the Navarro College email system to protect student’s privacy.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to use Canvas to email the professor.
  • Email is an official and professional communication between students and professor. Failure to comply with this email policy will result in student not receiving a respond.
  • Email should be written with a professional tone throughout the message. Never use foul, vulgar, inappropriate, discriminatory, rude, or otherwise unprofessional language in the email.
  • Remember, the relationship between the student and the professor is a professional relationship, not a friendship.
  • The professor will respond to student emails from 8 AM until 5 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Emails arriving after hours on weekdays or over the weekend will be answered on the following business day. The professor reserves the right to respond to student email after hours.
  • The professor will attempt to respond to student email as soon as possible within 24-hour period barring system downtime, accident, sickness, or any other causes beyond his control.
  • Students are encouraged to follow up with the professor as needed to get the issue resolves.

 

Tips for emailing your professor

  • Use your student Navarro College email. Do not use any other email address.
  • Composing the email as follows. See example below.
    • Make the subject line clear. The sooner the professor knows what you are asking, the sooner he will be able to help you.
    • Use a professional greeting by acknowledging your professor academic status and degree.
    • Clearly identify who you are with your first and last name, and the class you are in. Again, the sooner the professor know who you are, the better he will be able to help you.
    • State your concern or question clearly and concisely in a professional and polite manner. Remember, this is not a text message. Do not use abbreviations, emojis, or slang.
    • If you cannot articulate your specific need in two or three sentences, try your best to give the professor an idea of what you need help with. Do not include personal matter, job activities, or any other non-academically related functions as part of your email.
    • End the email with a formal acknowledgement along with your full name.
  • Check the class syllabus or assignment instructions before emailing your professor to ask a question. Most likely, the answers are in those documents. Asking a question that already answered in the syllabus or instructions is not what a responsible college student should be.
  • If student missed a class, contact a classmate first to ask about missing information. Never write an email to the professor asking, “what did I miss in class?” or “did we do any important thing today?”.
  • My goal is to help students succeed. Learning to write clear, concise, professional emails is an excellent practice, not only for school but for future communication with an employer or anyone in the world.

 

Example email

Dear Dr. Nguyen (or Professor Nguyen),

My name is John Smith, and I am in your Monday - Wednesday BIOL 1406 class, section 61. I was wondering if I could set up an appointment with you to discuss my grade on Exam #1. I did not understand some of your questions and was hoping to meet with you for clarification. Please let me know if you have any availability this week.

Thank you for your time and have a great evening.

Sincerely,

John Smith

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to do their own work at all times. Cheating is a serious offense with serious consequences which may include any of the following:  a grade of zero, course failure, or removal from a program.

 

In this online environment, a certain level of trust was bestowed upon each student to conduct oneself in an honorable and professional manner. Cheating in an academic setting is a cardinal sin. Trust and honesty are the foundation of academia. Keep in mind that there will be severe consequences if this cardinal sin is committed. In case the temptation arises, DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! Student who committed this dishonesty will receive a zero for the exam. This zero will not be removed or replaced from the overall grading schematic.

 

 

Policy for Online Exam Environment – Zero Tolerance Policy

 

Students must discuss with the instructor immediately via email during the first TWO weeks of the course if they have any question or concern about this Zero Tolerance Policy for clarification or accommodation as needed. Watch the instructional video of how to do the room scan and identification for clarification.

 

Navarro College uses Respondus LockDown Browser to monitor online examination. The following rules are strictly enforced to maintain the academic integrity. Failure to comply will result in a zero grade for the exam in which the offense was committed. In addition to these rules, the instructor reserves the right to enforce the policy based on students’ questionable behavior before and during the exam.

  • Getting ready for the exam:
    • Room Scan requirements – Scan the area and the room slowly for clear visibility.
      • Students will scan the immediate area where the computer is used for testing purpose.
      • Students will scan the entire surrounding area where testing is taken place.
      • If this scan does not clearly show the testing area, the student will be given zero for the exam.
    • Place all electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones, tablets, smart watches, another computer away from the testing area. This can be documented during the room scan for evidentiary purpose.
    • Keep the microphone and video turn on until finishing the exam.
  • During the exam:
    • Student is the only person allowed in the exam area. Students are responsible to inform parents, siblings, friends, and anyone else of their exam taking status to stay away from the exam area. If anyone is visible or someone is talking to the student, zero will be given for the exam.
    • Students are strongly advised to keep their eyes straight forward to the computer screen where the exam is displayed. A slight movement of the eyes is allowed for keyboard and mouse usage. However, continuous deflecting one’s eyes to any direction away from the screen is called for academic integrity violation and zero will be given for the exam.
    • Respondus uses facial recognition to determine students’ behaviors while taking exam. The following rules are specifically applied when it comes to Respondus documentation of students’ facial features.
      • The student’s face must be completely and clearly visible in the video for the entire time while taking exam.
      • Student is responsible to ensure lightning is adequate for showing of the face.
      • Student is responsible to ensure the camera lens is clean from smudges, dust, or anything that might impede the visual of the face.
      • The face is defined as the frontal area of the human head to include the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, and chin.
      • Do not cover the face or impede facial features visualization by sunglasses, clothing articles (hoodies, cap, hat, etc.). Face covering as required for health protocol by the State of Texas is the only exception to this rule.
      • Respondus will alert students when facial detection is compromised. Student is responsible to correct their behavior immediately to show their face again. If this alert is turned off by student, it is a clear violation of academic integrity and zero will be given for the exam.
    • Do not read the questions and answers out loud while taking the exam. This is not allowed in person face-to-face setting; thus, is not allowed in the online environment. Violation will result in zero be given for the exam.
    • Students can use one blank piece of paper as scrap paper. If this is needed, students must show the paper slowly and clearly at the beginning of the exam. Students will speak clearly to declare their intention of using the scrap paper for documentation. Failure to do so will result in zero be given for the exam.
    • Once again, students are strongly advised to keep their eyes forward to the computer screen while taking the exam and maintain their behaviors as that of taking an exam in person in a face-to-face setting. Whatever activities are not allowed in the face-to-face setting for the exam are not allowed in the online environment as well. Zero will be given for the exam for violations.

 

Failure to comply to any of the above rules will result in academic integrity violation and zero will be given for the exam. This is a Zero Tolerance Policy.

 

Student Conduct

All students enrolled in classes at Navarro College shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment. Behavior deemed by the instructor to be disruptive may result in the student being dropped from the course.

 

  • Students are treated as adults and as professionals; therefore, be mindful of your words and activities, for every action has its consequences.
  • It is the students’ responsibility and requirement to read the syllabus and course outline and be familiar with the policies contained therein.
  • The students are encouraged to utilize Canvas to locate this syllabus, additional class information, lecture material, class related activities, etc.

 

Subject to Change

The Course Syllabus and/or the Course Calendar may be changed as the term progresses at the discretion of the department and/or instructor.

Method of Instruction: This is an internet-based course.  Students must have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, either on campus or in a personal setting, to complete all assignments.  STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND A MINIMUM OF 6 HOURS PER WEEK READING, REVIEWING, COMPLETING ASSIGNMENTS, TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE. 

Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor.

Late/Make-Up Work

  • All assignments will be open for a set period and students are expected to complete assignments on time as listed on the class schedule. Failure to complete an assignment by the due date will result in a zero (0) grade and it cannot be made up.
  • There is NO MAKE-UP for missing assignments in this course.
  • The professor understands unexpected, or emergency events could happen beyond student controls during the semester. Therefore, to prevent unnecessary penalties to student progress, the following policy is used for ONE missed Lecture Exam or Lab Practical Exam only.
    • The missed Lecture Exam or Lab Practical Exam will be given a zero.
    • At the end of the semester, the professor will take the average of all the other lecture and lab exams that student had taken prior to the final exam and use that to replace the zero for calculating the Total Points Earned for determination of the Letter Grade.
    • Example
      • There are seven major exams (lecture and lab) for the course.
      • Student A missed Lecture Exam 2 – zero is recorded in the grade book.
      • Student A took the other six exams with results as followed
        • Lecture Exam 1 – 80 points
        • Lecture Exam 3 – 90 points
        • Lecture Exam 4 – 70 points
        • Lab Practical Exam 1 – 80 points
        • Lab Practical Exam 2 – 70 points
        • Lab Practical Exam 3 – 80 points
      • At the end of the semester, the average of all six taken exams = (80 + 90 + 70 + 80 + 70 + 80) / 6 = 78 points, which will be used to replace the zero for missing Lecture Exam 2.
    • IMPORTANT – this policy ONLY applies to ONE (1) missed lecture exam or lab practical exam. If the student misses more than one lecture or lab practical exam, there will be no replacement available. Student may need to evaluate their academic standing and consider taking this course during another semester.

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICY

Exams (Lecture, Lab Practical, Final)

Students are strongly advised to take exam early in the availability period to avoid any unforeseen problems such as internet unavailability, computer malfunction, etc.

  • The professor is NOT responsible for granting exam retake due to unforeseen technical issues.
  • Grade will be posted in the Canvas grade book.
  • Students have three days after the grade posted date to challenge their exam grades.
    • Student will email the professor of their challenge.
    • List each question separately to provide the reason of the challenge.
    • Challenging support must come from the required textbook and lab manual. No other sources will be accepted.
    • The professor will make his determination based on the validity of the student challenge and made grade correction as needed.
    • The professor will email the student regarding the decision and what had been done as needed.
  • This challenge, however, does not apply to the last lecture exam, last lab practical exam, and final exam.
  • Once the time is passed, the grade posted will become the official grade.
  • Student is responsible for keep up with the accuracy of the posted grade in Canvas.

 

Connect Virtual Labs

  • Students are responsible for completion of these assignments.
  • Missed completion will result in zero (0) recorded in Canvas grade book. No exception.

 

Clinical Applications Labs

  • Students are responsible for completion of these assignments.
  • Missed completion will result in zero (0) recorded in Canvas grade book. No exception.

 

Signature Assignment

  • Failure to participate in the group project will result in zero (0) recorded in Canvas grade book.
  • Missed submission, or submission failed to follow instruction will result in zero (0) for everyone in the group and recorded in Canvas grade book. No exception.

 

Institutional Policies

Students are expected and required to have read the Student Handbook and to consult appropriate sections of the College Catalog for general academic information.

Attendance and Preparation

Attendance and Preparation Policies

Face to Face and Hybrid

Online

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Navarro College as a key element for student success. Excessive absenteeism is defined as two consecutive weeks of instruction in a 16-week semester (or the equivalent in any shorter term) and may result in being dropped from the course.

Students who miss class to participate in a co-curricular activity must have written permission (e-mail accepted) from a coach/director and must make prior arrangements with the instructor to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day. 

Regular (daily or weekly) online work is a key element for student success in an internet-based class.  Students must complete the first assignment by the designated deadline to document participation in the course.  The instructor will drop any student who fails to complete an assignment by the deadline provided in Canvas.

Although the instructor may drop a student from the class for insufficient participation, the responsibility for dropping a class belongs to the student. Insufficient participation is defined as not logging in and completing assignments for the equivalent of two consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to complete the course, you should formally drop it.

  • Additional information regarding attendance requirements is available in the Navarro College Catalog. College Catalog
  • You may drop this class by completing an online form. It is the student's responsibility to visit with his or her instructor concerning course status before submitting the required paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Records to drop this class. Additional information about dropping a class may be found in the Navarro College Catalog: Dropping and/or Adding Courses
  • Failure to withdraw by the deadline may result in your name remaining on the class roll, resulting in a grade of ‘F’ at the end of the semester. 
  • If you are pregnant, have given birth,  have absences related to pregnancy, or foresee any educational issues related to pregnancy, under Title IX you have a right to request reasonable accommodations. The choice to inform the college of any health concern is voluntary, but if you wish to have accommodations, you must contact the Navarro College Disability Services Office at 903-875-7377 or [email protected]
  • If you are receiving financial aid grants or loans, you must attend and participate in all classes from the first class day.  Do not drop or stop attending any class without consulting the Financial Aid Office. Changes in your enrollment level and/or failing grades may require you to repay financial aid funds.  
  • All students receiving Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must notify the Veteran’s Certifying Official of any enrollment changes as soon as they are made. The Veterans Affairs benefit recipient needs to be aware that the VA may require repayment of all benefits received since the beginning of a semester for any course in which a “W” grade is received
  • According to current Texas law, dropping a course may have serious academic consequences. Under most circumstances, a maximum of 6 courses may be dropped throughout the entire undergraduate degree program. Before you decide to withdraw from this or any other course, make sure you understand the consequences. For more information see the Office of the Registrar.

MyNC Single Sign-On

MyNC Single Sign-On: mync.navarrocollege.edu
The MyNC Single Sign-On page provides one-stop access to several student resources, such as Canvas, Office365 (Student Email), and Self-Service.

For Login Instructions, visit: Contact Center

For Login Assistance:
Contact Center
Phone: (903) 875-7416
Email: [email protected]
Your privacy is extremely important. Please do not share your account information with anyone.

Links to Important Information

Academic Decorum: Academic Decorum Policy
Includes: Civility, Being a Successful Student, Classroom Decorum, Change of Grade, Grade Challenge Procedure, Academic Dishonesty, and User Responsibilities for IT Resources/Penalties for Violation of Technology Policy, Tobacco Use Policy


Academic Integrity: Academic Integrity Policy


College Catalog: College Catalog


Campus Safety: Department of Campus Safety


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): FERPA Policy


Student Rights and Responsibilities: Rights and Responsiblilities Policy


Student Handbook:  Official Student Handbook

Links to Campus Services

Bulldog Life: Learning. Living. Launching: Bulldog Life 

Navarro College's Bulldog Life is a student success service to all students. Opportunities include Canvas courses, meaningful activities, Culture of Caring and travel opportunities. Bulldog Life is a self-guided experience. We know that every student is in a different stage in life. 


Counseling Services: Counseling Services Center

The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students. The Navarro College Counseling Center is free, confidential, and available to all enrolled NC students.


Testing Center Hours and Contact Information: Testing Center

One-week advance notice is strongly recommended for testing appointments.


Online Proctored Testing Information: Online Campus Proctoring (Testing)


Library Services: Navarro College Libraries


Tutorial Services: Tutoring Services

NOTE: In addition to Navarro College tutoring services, students have access to free 24/7 tutoring by visiting UpSwing (Virtual Success Center) and logging in to their UpSwing account.  If you're a new user, click NEW USER to create an account.


Disability Services: Disability and Access Services Office

It is the responsibility of the student to contact Navarro College Disability Services Office to request accommodations. Contact 903-875-7377 or [email protected] for more information.  Once approved, you will be given an accommodation letter that you are to share with your instructor.

The instructor is committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential and to providing every student equal opportunity to participate in and engage with the course.  In keeping with this commitment, effort has been made to develop accessible learning materials that provide equal access.  Please contact the instructor immediately if access to course materials is restricted due to a disability so the issue(s) can be resolved in a timely manner.


Title IX Accommodations Related to Pregnancy: 

If you are pregnant, have given birth,  have absences related to pregnancy, or foresee any educational issues related to pregnancy, under Title IX you have a right to request reasonable accommodations.  The choice to inform the college of any health concern is voluntary, but if you wish to have accommodations, you must contact the Navarro College Disability Services Office at 903-875-7377 or [email protected]

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Student Support and Administrative Services: Support Services

Schedule

Major Course Topics:

Lectures to include:

Chapter 1 – The Basics

Chapter 2 – Levels of Organization of the Human Body

Chapter 3 to 16 – The Body Organ Systems

Labs to include topics corresponding to that of lectures