Course Number: SCM 302

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab


Adam Riso, PA-C  631-830-7520

This course will introduce students to the concepts, principles and fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. In this course, you will familiarize yourself with scientific thinking and techniques and will enable you to explore of some key principles of human anatomy. You will be asked to assess your knowledge, which eventually can be put to practical or experimental use. Experiments in this course will involve studying the different body tissues, the skeletal system, and the muscular system.

This course is delivered in a hybrid format. An experiment kit is required to be purchased from Hands On Lab (HOL), a vendor not affiliated with Holy Apostles College. The lab experiments are accessed via the HOL portal which will be available through the Populi course. The cost of the kit for this semester is $155 plus shipping and this is paid directly to HOL via their website and NOT to Holy Apostles College. The lab kit will be delivered to you directly, not to Holy Apostles College.

Students will be able to demonstrate competency and understanding of the basic concepts of introduction Anatomy and Physiology. Students will be able to demonstrate creativity through developing their own Anatomy lab.

The are 8 labs included in this course which includes an introduction and safety lab. Labs are self-paced but will correlate to the weekly lectures. Step-by-step instructions of the labs are listed on the HOL portal website. Each lab consists of experiments and an evaluation. The individual labs are listed below.
        1. Introduction and Safety
        2. Overview of Anatomy
        3. Histology
        4. Overview of the Skeletal System
        5. Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
        6. Joints and Body Movements
        7. Organization of Muscle Tissue
        8. Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System

The unique to this semester link to purchase the lab kit will be posted on Populi. This kit is mandatory and should be purchased prior to beginning the course as you will receive items needed for the individual experiments. The kit is required to take this course.  At the end of the course, the experiment materials are yours and do not need to be returned. Please see the end of the syllabus further instructions from Hands On Labs on how to purchase your lab kit.

Labs:                 100%


A94-100; A-90-93; B+87-89; B84-86; B-80-83; C+ 77-79; C 74-76; C- 70-73 D60-69; F59 and below


Holy Apostles College & Seminary is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunities and full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities who qualify for admission to the College. Students enrolled in on campus courses who have documented disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Bob Mish, the Disability Resource Center ADA Coordinator, or 860-632-3015. In all cases, reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to course materials in a mode in which they can receive them.


Students at Holy Apostles College & Seminary are expected to practice academic honesty.

Avoiding Plagiarism

In its broadest sense, plagiarism is using someone else's work or ideas, presented or claimed as your own.  At this stage in your academic career, you should be fully conscious of what it means to plagiarize. This is an inherently unethical activity because it entails the uncredited use of someone else's expression of ideas for another's personal advancement; that is, it entails the use of a person merely as a means to another person’s ends. Plagiarism includes: 1. Directly quoting without acknowledging the source. 2. Changing a few words of a text without indicating this was done and/or not acknowledging the source. 3. Not acknowledging that the structure of ideas or logic is from another author. 4. Not acknowledging a unique image (including analogies, similes, metaphors etc.) is from a particular document or author.

Students, where applicable:

·     Should identify the title, author, page number/webpage address, and publication date of works when directly quoting small portions of texts, articles, interviews, or websites.

·     Students should not copy more than two paragraphs from any source as a major component of papers or projects.

·     Should appropriately identify the source of information when paraphrasing (restating) ideas from texts, interviews, articles, or websites.

·     Should follow the Holy Apostles College & Seminary Stylesheet (available on the Online Writing Lab’s website at

Consequences of Academic Dishonesty:

Because of the nature of this class, academic dishonesty is taken very seriously.  Students caught plagiarizing will receive a zero for the assignment, and may be withdrawn from the class and/or expelled from Holy Apostles.


Students are expected to participate with all labs.


An Incomplete is a temporary grade assigned at the discretion of the faculty member. It is typically allowed in situations in which the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling, but has encountered extenuating circumstances, such as illness, that prevent his or her doing so prior to the last day of class.

To request an incomplete, students must first download a copy of the Incomplete Request Form. This document is located within the Shared folder of the Files tab in Populi. Secondly, students must fill in any necessary information directly within the PDF document. Lastly, students must send their form to their professor via email for approval. “Approval” should be understood as the professor responding to the student’s email in favor of granting the “Incomplete” status of the student.

Students receiving an Incomplete must submit the missing course work by the end of the sixth week following the semester in which they were enrolled. An incomplete grade (I) automatically turns into the grade of “F” if the course work is not completed.

Students who have completed little or no work are ineligible for an incomplete. Students who feel they are in danger of failing the course due to an inability to complete course assignments should withdraw from the course.

A “W” (Withdrawal) will appear on the student’s permanent record for any course dropped after the end of the first week of a semester to the end of the third week. A “WF” (Withdrawal/Fail) will appear on the student’s permanent record for any course dropped after the end of the third week of a semester and on or before the Friday before the last week of the semester.