Course Number: SCM 301

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology 1


Adam Riso, PA-C  631-830-7520


This course presents a systemic approach to the study of the human body.  Lecture topics include an  introduction of anatomical terminology and an overview of cellular processes and tissue classification.   Students then learn the gross and microscopic anatomy of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, and muscular system. Section 2 of this course includes discussion of the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.  




Required: McKinley/O'Loughlin: Human Anatomy, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0077523008

Recommended: Kapit/Elson: The Anatomy Coloring Book, 3rd  Edition, Pearson, ISBN 0321832019


Tests: Three 50 question lecture exams         300 points

Quizzes: Ten 10 question quizzes                 100 points

Muscle Project                                  60 points

Participation / forum discussion                  40 points

Assignments (5)                                100 points

Total                                                600 points


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

Quizzes will be administered weekly (on non exam weeks) and will cover material from the prior week's lecture.

Assignments relevant to the lecture material will be given with expected due date. You may be required to complete a worksheet or record a demonstration. Specific instructions will be provided for each assignment.


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.


Even though you are not required to be logged in at any precise time or day, you are expected to login several times during each week. Because this class is being taught entirely in a technology-mediated forum, it is important to actively participate each week in the course. In a traditional classroom setting for a 3-credit course, students would be required, per the federal standards, to be in class three 50-minute sessions (or 2.5 hours a week) and prepare for class discussions six 50-minute sessions (or 5 hours) a week. Expect to devote at least nine 50-minute sessions (or 7.5 quality hours) a week to this course. A failure on the student’s part to actively participate in the life of the course may result in a reduction of the final grade.


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.


WEEK        TOPIC                                        CHAPTER                PAGES

1                Introduction                                        1                        3-22

2                Cells                                                2                        24-52

3                Embryology                                        3                        54-74

4                Tissues                                        4                        80-117

5                Integumentary System                        5                        118-145

6                Exam 1                                        1-5

                Bones                                                6                        146-172

7                Axial Skeleton                                7                        173-219

8                Appendicular Skeleton                         8                        220-251

9                Articulations                                        9                        253-287

10                Exam 2                                        6-9

                Muscles                                        10                        288-321

                Discuss Muscle Project

11                Axial Muscles                                        11                        322-353

12                Appendicular Muscle Project                        12                        354-396

13                Surface Anatomy                                 13                        398-414

14                Endocrine System                                20                        605-636

15                Exam 3                                        10-13, 20


WEEK 1:        Objective:         Understand the history and definition of Anatomy as well as discuss the                                                broad breakdown of the body systems and nomenclature.

                Reading:        Pages 2-20

WEEK 2:        Objective:        Understand basic cell structure and function. Discuss structures of the cell                                                 and their function.                

                Reading:        Pages 24-51

WEEK 3:        Objective:        Discuss the developmental events during the prenatal period.

                Reading:        Pages 55-71

WEEK 4:        Objective:        Discuss the types of tissues, their makeup, and their functions.

                Reading:        Pages 81-117

WEEK 5:        Objective:        Discuss the largest organ of the body and understand its' layers and                                                         function.

                Reading:        Pages 119-144

WEEK 6:        Exam 1:                Chapters 1-5

                Objective:         Discuss the function of the skeleton and makeup of bones.

                Reading:        Pages 147-174

WEEK 7:        Objective:        Discuss the bones of the central axis of the body.

                Reading:        Pages 174-219

WEEK 8:        Objective:        Discuss the bones of the extremities of the body, both upper and lower.

                Reading:        Pages 221-251

WEEK 9:        Objective:        Discuss the joints of the body and their type of movement and function

                Reading:        Pages 253-287                   

WEEK 10:        Exam 2:                Chapters 6-9

                Objective:        Understand the types of muscle and their composition

                Reading:        Pages 289-319

WEEK 11:        Objective:        Discuss the muscles that relate to the axial skeleton.

                Reading:        Pages 323-353

WEEK 12:        Objective:        Discuss the muscles that relate to the upper and lower extremities

                Reading:        Pages 355-395

WEEK 13:        Objective:        Discuss the shapes and markings on the surface of the body

                Reading:        Pages 398-414

WEEK 14:        Objective:        Discuss the hormones that regulate the functions of our body

                Reading:        606-635

WEEK 15:        Exam 3:                Chapters 10-13, 20