Winter 2020 Syllabi

MED 125.71

MED 125.71

by Lisa Dunlap -
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22 Spring Semester

Intro to Body Systems


Number of Credits: 3 credits

Days Class Meets: Monday & Thursday

Meeting Times: Monday 12:45-1:15 & Thursday 12:45-2:00

Location/Venue: LISD TECH Center room 310 and online / Hybrid course

Instructor: Lisa Dunlap

Contact Phone: 517-425-1090

Contact Email:

Online Office Hours: by appointment

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the anatomy of each body system in relation to the field of medical assisting.



Course Goals

To obtain a general understanding of the anatomy of the human body in which to apply knowledge to future program courses.

Course Objectives

Describe structural organization of the human body

Identify body systems


Body planes

Directional terms


Body cavities

List major organs in each body system

Identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system


Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 7th Edition By Jason LaPres and Beth Ann Kersten ISBN13: 9781260400984 Copyright: 2019

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Grading Procedure

Your grade will be calculated based on the following percentages:

25% - Lab practicals (3)

40% - Final Exam

25% - Activities

10% - Other (Participation)

Grading Scale


Medical Assistant students must pass with a 2.5 or higher. This course may be repeated one time.

Academic Honesty Policy

Academic Honesty is defined as ethical behavior that includes student production of their own work and not representing others' work as their own, by cheating or by helping others to do so.


Plagiarism is defined as the failure to give credit for the use of material from outside sources. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

Submitting other's work as your own

Using data, illustrations, pictures, quotations, or paraphrases from other sources without adequate documentation

Reusing significant, identical or nearly identical portions of one’s own prior work without acknowledging that one is doing so or without citing this original work (self-plagiarism)


Cheating is defined as obtaining answers/material from an outside source without authorization. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

Plagiarizing in any form

Using notes/books/electronic material without authorization


Submitting others' work as your own or submitting your work for others

Altering graded work

Falsifying data

Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical

Allowing your work to be submitted by others


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Dental Clinic

Community members may utilize Jackson College Dental Hygiene Clinic, which offers dental hygiene services while helping students gain experience. Students work under the supervision of license dental hygiene instructor and dentist as they offer preventative services.

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Course Management and Makeup Policy

If a student feels they are struggling or may be unable to complete the course, they must contact the instructor/program director as soon as possible to discuss options for moving forward in the program. Late work must still be completed, but will not earn credit.


Please contact your instructor if you need assistance. We want to see you succeed.

Academic Advising

Student success navigators serve not only as academic advisors but as a student’s academic, financial, and total resource advocate or coach.

Students will have an assigned navigator to meet with for advising and any questions they may have. Navigators will serve as the “go-to” person to help students throughout the college experience.

It is important to know your Student Success Navigator.  You may find your Navigator by visiting this website and click on your pathway. You should also receive an email from your Navigator at the beginning of the semester. 

Student Responsibilities

1. Students are expected to utilize McGraw-Hill to meet the course objectives and prepare for a comprehensive final exam.

2.All email must come from your Jackson College assigned email. Other email addresses will not receive a response.

3.Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and utilize class time efficiently.

4. All assignments are expected to be completed on time. If they are not completed on time you will receive a zero. No make ups will be allowed. Therefore, be sure to have a back-up plan to ensure you are able to complete your work as all assignments must be completed in this course. If all activities are not completed in McGraw-Hill Connect you will not receive a passing grade in this course.

5.Students are expected to participate in class sessions, including but not limited to working in groups with fellow classmates.

Attendance- Participation Policy

Regular class participation and keeping up on the reading and assignments is strongly correlated with survival in college. It is my recommendation that you plan to do your assignments and take your exams BEFORE the last day they are due. If problems occur, there is time to fix them before the deadline.

In compliance with Federal Title IV funding requirements, as well as college initiatives, I will be monitoring student participation on a regular basis and officially reporting student activity throughout the term to assure compliance with college policy and federal regulations.  It is imperative that you log in to the course and actively participate within the first couple of days of the term to validate your enrollment in the course. After that, not actively participating in class may result in you being withdrawn from the course. Being withdrawn from a course can have an impact on financial aid, billing, athletic eligibility, and housing status. As a college student you are responsible for how your participation impacts your academic progress; the accountability lies with you.


Please note: The format and timing of this course may need to change due to unforeseen circumstances. In particular: school closings, instructor illness, weather, or other situations that may arise. If you are taking an in -person class, you will be required to complete a Reintegration Video Training course in JetNet prior to being admitted to campus. All COVID safety protocols in place are based on current guidelines and will be enforced while students are on campus.


Important Dates:

Course Agreement

I am aware that I will not earn credit for late work and understand that it is my responsibility to get any homework, papers, assignments, etc. submitted by the due date or sooner. I understand that even if late, I still must hand it that assignment, homework, etc. I also understand that if any work is handed in late, that I will receive a “1” grade on that assignment.

I have been told and understand that all activities in McGraw-Hill Connect must be completed to receive a passing grade in this course. If I do not meet these requirements, I will be given a grade of 1.5 or my current grade in the course if my overall grade is lower than a 1.5

I understand that if I do not actively participate in class, I may be given a failing grade in the class.

I am aware that Smartbook assignments, APR assignments, and Chapter assignments will be untimed and have unlimited attempts until the due date and time. Chapter assessments will be timed at one minute per question and will have unlimited attempts until the due date.

I acknowledge that each of the three lab practical’s must have a final score of 85% and I will have 3 attempts at one minute per question to reach this score. Additionally, the final exam I will have one attempt at one minute per question.

I have been told and understand that if I am in the Medical Assistant program, I must receive a 2.5 minimum in order to pass this course.

Sign this agreement by responding to the agreement forum in JetNet.