Anatomy & physiology
Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
Course: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Teacher: Mr. Capozzi
Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology. In this course, you will be introduced to topics that will allow you to learn how the human body is structured, and how it functions. Through hands-on activities, reading and writing assignments, and lab activities you will gain a base of knowledge in topics that include homeostasis, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
There are three components to your final grade in this class – your performance, your productivity, and your effort.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
It is essential that you work with your eyes and hands in order to understand the anatomy of the body. Therefore, we will be doing several dissections throughout the semester. It is a requirement that you participate in these dissections. If you anticipate any issues with this, please come speak with me the first week of class.
This is a very rigorous class, and I have high expectations for each and every one of you. There will be numerous scientific terms that will be unfamiliar to you. Vocabulary work is a must!
It is also expected that as an upperclassman, you will be able to complete independent work. You may be assigned reading that we will not specifically cover in class. It is therefore imperative that you complete all assignments and keep on top of your studying. It is your responsibility to check the class website on a daily basis. Unless otherwise noted, homework is due to me at the start of the class. Late assignments will not be accepted, and will result in a zero. For major assignments (lab reports, research papers, projects, etc.), the late penalty is 15 points per day subtracted from the grade you achieved on the assignment.
You are expected to come to every class with your homework, a notebook, and a pen or pencil.
I understand that science can sometimes be challenging. Please keep in mind that my reason for being here is to help you learn. If you ever need extra help understanding a concept, or you have some questions, or you would simply like to discuss a topic beyond what we covered in class, I am available most days before school and during Trin Prep periods.
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