Biology of Human Pregnancy Spring 2019 Syllabus
BIO 3070 section 01 – CRN (34225)
Biology of Human Pregnancy
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 8:00AM - 8:50AM
Place: 24A 1407
Spring Semester Dates: Jan 19, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women's Health NursingThird Edition ISBN: 978-1-60831-801-8Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2013
Instructor Information:Faculty name: Professor Cynthia Anderson Sanchez
Faculty contact information:
Office Location: 94-278
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9am – 10am
This course presents concepts of women’s health during childbearing years, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and the health of newborns. Students will explore the concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and alterations in health related to women in these phases and the newborn infant. Emphasis is on whole-person care and will include concepts from a variety of culturally diverse settings.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychosocial and developmental aspects of maternity.
- Discuss the overall aspects of maternal health during antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care.
- Understand appropriate communication techniques for pregnant women, new mothers and newborns with diverse psychosocial, physical, and cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings.
- Evaluate possible legal/ethical issues in the areas of maternal–newborn nursing.
- Understand cultural/social/economical and political influences that can impact health and care provided to the maternal–newborn client.
Attendance will be taken at randomly during the Semester and will be worth a total of 30 points toward your overall grade.
Grading Scale: You will be graded according to the following standard scale, in percent: A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, and F=0-59. The point breakdown for the course will be as follows:
Online Quiz 1: 20 pts
Online Quiz 2: 20 pts
Midterm Exam 80 pts
Online Quiz 3: 20 pts
Online Quiz 4: 20 pts
Final Exam 80 pts
Opinion Essay 30 pts
Attendance Points 30 pts
Total Points: 300 pts
Exams and Quizzes: This course will consist of 4 online quizzes worth 20 points each, one in-class midterm worth 80 points, and one in-class final exam worth 80 points.
The 1st and 2nd online quizzes will take place during the first half of the course and will take place before the midterm. The midterm will be based on the material covered in the first half of the course and will consist of similar questions as those that will be presented in the 1st and 2nd onlne quizzes. You should review the answers to your online quizzes to serve as a study guide in preparation for the in-class midterm.
Similarly, the 3rd and 4th online quizzes will take place during the last half of the course and will take place after the midterm and before the final exam. The final exam is non-cumulative and will be based on the material covered in the last half of the course. The final exam will consist of similar questions as those that will be presented in the 3rd and 4th onlne quizzes. You should review the answers to your online quizzes to serve as a study guide in preparation for the in-class final exam.
Examination Policy: Online quizzes will be available no less that 2 weeks before their due date. Given the ample time you will have to complete online quizzes, late quizzes will NOT be accepted without a written doctor’s excuse that covers the entire 2-week period. Midterm and Final Exam cannot be made up without a written doctor’s note or other varifyable emergency.
Opinion Essay: Students will write a 3-5 page essay on any topic of their choice presemted in the texbook. The essay should be between 750 and 2000 words. Essays are due no later than Friday May 10th, and must be printed and handed in during class for full credit.
Expectations of Students:
Students are expected to exhibit maturity, tolerance and mutual respect. There will be open and honest discussions on several topics that will require a level of maturity, respect, cultural sensitivity and tolerance. Images of genitalia, labor and delivery may be shown for the purposes of sexual education and reproductive education.
Finals week: May 11 – 17
Add Period: January 14 - February 4
Last day to drop and receive 100% refund: January 21
Last Day to Drop Period without a ‘W’: February 4
Last day to drop and receive a pro-rated refund: March 31
Last day to drop and receive a "W": February 18
NO CLASS / CAMPUS CLOSED
Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday – January 21
Spring Break (Instruction) - March 30 - April 5
Memorial Day - May 27