Cells, Tissues, and Organ Systems (CaTOS) – SMD 572

Total Contact Hours:

153 hours

Course Director:

Larry J. Ream, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology

Course Description:

This course introduces the foundations of cellular biology, histology, physiology, and organ systems physiology. Through presentation, laboratory exercises, and team-based learning modules, the principles of cellular structure and function are applied to clinical problems.


Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

1.
Institutional Objectives

2.
Learning Goals

3.
Assessment
Activities (graded)

4.
Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5.
Teaching and Learning Activities

K1

C2, C3

Identify and describe features of normal cell structure and function including basic cell components, cell-to-cell attachments, basic principles of signal transduction, mechanisms of cellular homeostasis, the cell cycle, and cell death.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Lecture Review Sessions

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Capstone sessions

 

 

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Describe normal tissue structure and function, including the ability of classify the four basic tissues (epithelial cells, connective tissue cells, muscle cells, and nerve cells).

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Microscope lab sessions

Capstone sessions

TBL

K1

C2, C3

Recognize the normal histological appearance of the major organs of the body, including the organs that make up the nervous, cardiovascular, integumentary, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Lecture Review Sessions

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Computer lab sessions

Physiology Problem-Solving Workshops

Capstone sessions

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given case vignettes or other problem-solving questions, identify and solve problems using physiological principles of each of the major organs of the body, including the organs that make up the nervous, cardiovascular, integumentary, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

“Written” MCQ Exam

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Lecture Review Sessions

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Computer lab sessions

Physiology Problem-Solving Workshops

Capstone sessions

TBL

K1

Interpret the normal ultrastructure of cells, tissues and organs using electron micrographs.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Capstone sessions

K1

C2

Demonstrate the ability to effectively use the standard light microscope.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

Practice Practical Labs

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Microscope lab sessions

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Work effectively to solve complex problems in teams.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Practice Practical Labs

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

TBL GAPP

Microscope lab sessions

TBL

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Teach fellow students and learn from fellow students in a peer-learning mode.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Practical Labs

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

TBL GAPP

Microscope lab sessions

TBL

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Provide constructive feedback to peers and respond to constructive feedback.

TBL peer feedback