|It is the responsibility of the student to
read and fully understand this syllabus, as well as continue to check the
website and email for updates and any notification of changes in the class.
All communications with students will be through
instructor student VCCS e-mail
addresses, this syllabus website
(especially the "What's New" section), and Blackboard.
Bidwell DVM firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (703) 450 -2619
Office Hours (I will be there): TBA.
"Flex" Office Hours (best to schedule
A = 90 -100
B = 80 - 89
C = 79- 70
D = 69 - 60
F = 59 & below
Grades determined as follows:
Assignments (submitted via Blackboard)* 15%
Lab exam 1 (during campus visit #1)
Lab exam 2 (during campus visit #2)
Lab exam 3 (during campus visit #3)
Written exams are taken at your local Virginia
community college testing center using the computer based testing system Blackboard.
*Late assignments will not be accepted. Please
see due dates below.
To pass this course a student
must receive a C (at least 70%) in both the lecture and laboratory portions of
this course. Please note - the lecture portion of the course is worth 50% of
your final grade and the lab portion of the course is worth 50% of your
Attendance at all campus visits
mandatory to pass this course.
Schedule adjustments August 24-30
Labor day holiday September 7
Last day to drop with refund September 10
*Last day to withdraw from classes without grade penalty
Thanksgiving holiday November 26-27
Classes and exam end December 20
Campus visit #1 - Monday, September 21st or Monday,
October 5th; 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM each day.
Approximately 1/2 of the class will come to campus each day; you will
review, then take lab exam #1.
Please sign up for campus visit by e-mailing instructor - first come, first
Lesson Assignments #1-6 due on October 1st by
Exam #1 - can be taken from October 2nd to 19th at local testing center.
Campus visit #2 -Monday, October 26th or Monday,
November 2nd; 9:30 AM -
3:00 PM each day.
Review then take lab exam #2; please sign up for campus visit by e-mailing instructor - first come, first
serve basis. PLEASE BRING A CHICKEN LEG (DRUMSTICK PLUS THIGH)
AND DISSECTION KIT (THUMB FORCEPS, PROBE, SCISSORS, ETC) TO
CAMPUS VISIT #2.
Lesson Assignments #7-10 due on November 6th by
Campus visit #3 - Monday, November 30th or
Monday, December 7th; 9:30 AM -
3:00 PM each day.
Review then take lab exam #3; please sign up for campus visit by e-mailing instructor - first come, first
Lesson Assignments #11-14 due on December 3rd by
Exam #2 - December 4th to 17th at local testing
The semester and exams end on December 20th.
Please remember that these dates are TENTATIVE and
may change due to unforeseen events.
Colville, Thomas & Bassert, Joanna: Clinical
Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd edition. St.
Louis, 2008, Mosby, Inc. ISBN 978-0-323-04685-5.
2. Romich, Janet A.: An Illustrated Guide to
Veterinary Medical Terminology, 3rd edition. Clifton Park, NY, 2009,
Thomson Delmar Learning. ISBN 978-1-4354-2012-0
Cochran, Phillip E: Laboratory Manual for Comparative
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology. Clifton Park, NY, 2004, Thomson
Delmar Learning. ISBN 978-0-7668-6185-5.
After reading the syllabus,
please copy this statement to an e-mail and send to instructor (email@example.com).