Anatomy and Physiology

HTH 125 OA

3 credits

March 18, 2019-May 10, 2019                                                                                                                         




Doreen Morgan, RN, BSN




Seeley Hall, Basement G03


Office Hours

By Appointment




Text:  Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Marieb, Elaine. N. and Keller, Suzanne M., 12th Edition, Pearson, ISBN 9780134394190

All text options: Mastering with e-text - ISBN 9780134650623
Mastering with e-text plus Loose-leaf - ISBN 9780134625928
Mastering with e-text plus Hardbound - ISBN 9780134394190|3032028|3057380&c1=Scranton&c2=HTH&c3=&c4=&ll=2&pv=


       This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the systems and organs of the human body and the interrelationships of the body's systems.



  1. Define the levels of Organization of the Human Body.
  2. Identify body cavities and body sections and regions.
  3. Identify parts of the human cell.
  4. Explain the process of cell metabolism and its related reactions and pathways.
  5. Describe the structure and function of the skin including accessory organs of the skin;
  6. Describe the general function of bone and list the function of its parts.
  7. Describe the function of skeletal muscle contraction.
  8. Explain the major functions of the peripheral and autonomic nervous system;
  9. Identify the major blood vessels of the human body.
  10. Describe the structure and function of the cardiac and respiratory systems.
  11. Describe the structure and function of the renal system.
  12. Describe the structure and function of the reproduction system.
  13. Describe the structure and function of the digestive system.


  • To show proficiency, the student must achieve an overall minimum average grade of 82.
  • Student performance will be evaluated relative to knowledge, skill and professional behavior, exams, quizzes.
  •  A comprehensive final will provide evidence of success in meeting the performance objectives.
  • Projects generated through MyLab, an online virtual lab.
  •  Participation in weekly discussion forums.
  • Complete all required assignments.




Exams                                                                                                    40%

DQ questions                                                                                     30%

Homework/Mylab/KWL/case studies/simulations                                       20%

Professionalism                                                                                  10%

Online Course Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.


Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes making posts and replies in a course-related graded discussion forum or submitting a course-related written assignment. Activities (Syllabus quiz, Course Navigation Quiz, Academic Honesty Pledge, Autobiography) not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.


Students that fail to participate in an academic activity as described above in the online classroom prior to the last day to drop/add will automatically be dropped from the course.


  • You are required to engage in discussion by making an initial post to your instructor’s prompt by the assigned day of the week, and then submitting the required number of replies by the end of the week.
  • Students who do not participate in any course-related discussions AND who do not submit any course-related assignments for ONE week will be DROPPED from the course. It is the student’s responsibility to formally withdraw from the course at the Registrar’s office.







Online Course Discussion Policy

In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. In addition, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.


Students must make 1 initial post to each discussion question.

Students must make 2 replies, on two separate days, to each question- for a total of 4 replies per week.

Good Discussions in Handouts and Links will help you, but you should also use the rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!

Ask yourself the following questions to help guide you in having a great discussion:

  • Did I answer the discussion questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material that promoted conversation?
  • Did I support my answers to the discussion questions with research and reading?
  • Did I make the required number of replies to my classmates?
  • Did I continue the conversation with peers that replied to my discussion?
  • Did I answer any additional questions the instructor may have asked?
  • Are all of my responses detailed and clear?
  • Did I make my initial post and replies by the assigned due dates?
  • Did I relate my responses to the course reading, notes, and/or personal life?
  • Did I provide the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learned from what I have contributed and can continue the conversation
  • Did I use proper grammar, spelling and netiquette?


Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will negatively affect your weekly score.


Withdrawal Policy

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.


Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.


Instructor Policies

All responses will be polite and professional.


Your final grade must be an 82 or greater to move on to the Sonography program.

Please use Falcon Email to contact me. Do not use personal E-mail accounts.

Check portal regularly for messages.

Check assignments and MyLab site daily for updates and deadlines.


Direct all technical difficulties to the IT department. Technical difficulties are not a reason for late or missed assignments.


In Course Resources, review:

 Tips for Online Success 

Technology Check



Step 1. Verbal Warning—the student will receive a verbal warning from the instructor identifying the undesirable behavior. Verbal warnings will then be recorded electronically with the College Administrative System. The student will receive an email instructing the student to contact the issuing instructor immediately regarding the warning and that failure of the student to contact the issuing instructor may result in the escalation of the consequences of the warning. In addition, the Dean of Students will also receive a copy of the email however; the student is not required to meet with the Dean of Students at this time.

Step 2. Written Warning---The student will receive a written warning from the instructor, which will include a reference to the previous verbal warning. The Dean of Students will also receive a copy of this warning. The student will be notified that they must schedule a meeting with the Dean of Students prior to returning to the classroom the student will receive a letter signed by the Dean of Students or the Associate Dean of students to be returned to the instructor. The letter will verify that they did meet with the Dean of Students and have an action plan.


Step 3. Request for Dismissal—the instructor provides a written request for the student’s dismissal to the Academic Dean, with a copy of the request to be sent to the Dean of Students. The student will be notified that they must contact the Dean of Students to schedule a mandatory meeting. The student will receive a response from the Dean of Students within three (3) business days.




A minimum of 82 must be achieved in order to move into the Sonography Program

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points


96 – 100



90 – 95



87 – 89



83 – 86



80 – 82



77 – 79



73 – 76



70 – 72



67 – 69



60 – 66



0 – 59



Due Dates and Late Penalties:


  • All assignments must be completed on time. There will be no grace period. You will forfeit the points for any paper or assignment not submitted on time.
  • Points will be deducted for spelling errors.


Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.


The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course


(Please see student handbook for more information)


Disability Statement:

Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the academic development office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal Law including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 


In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 


Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589,

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Georgia Egan, Affirmative Action Officer/Director of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, or Gopu Kiron, Affirmative Action Officer/eLearning Director, Angeli Hall, Ground Floor, Vine Street, Scranton PA, (570) 504-7929,

Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email:   










Course Schedule:




Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity


Mach 18, 2019

Body Organization, Chemistry of Life, Cell structure, Tissues and membranes,


1, 2, 3, 4,

Reading chapters 1-4, MyLab, video, quiz, KWL

v.o. PPT, exam


March 25, 2019

Integumentary system,

skeletal system, muscular system

5,6, 7

Reading chapters5,6 , MyLab, video, PPT, quiz,

KWL, case study, exam


April 1, 2019

Nervous system, Endocrine system

8, 10, 11, 12, 13,

Reading chapters7,9, MyLab, video, quiz,

v.o. PPT, simulation


April 8, 2019


Blood, Cardiovascular system, Lymphatic system

9, 10

Reading chapters 10-12, MyLab, video, quiz, PPT,

Case study, case study


April 15, 2019

Respiratory system, Digestive system

10, 13

Reading chapters 13,14, MyLab, video, quiz, PPT, case study


April 22,2019

Urinary system


Reading chapter 15, MyLab, video, quiz, PPT, exam, team project


April 29, 2019

reproductive system


Reading chapter 16 , MyLab, video, quiz, PPT


May 6, 2019

Human Development Body system Review


Case Study,

Comprehensive Final Exam


Examinations: All exams will be done online.















                                                             HTH 125 OM, SPRING

                                                          ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

                                                    Instructor: Doreen Morgan, RN, BSN

                                                          March 18, 2019-May 10, 2019


Read the syllabus completely. If you have any questions, ask them in the General Question section.

You must earn an 82 in this course or you will not move on in the sonography program.  Once you have read the syllabus and had time to ask questions, post the following sentence in general questions:

 I have read the Syllabus for HTH 125 OM completely. I have had an opportunity to ask questions. I understand the contents of the syllabus and what is expected of me.

(type your name here)