Michelle Palmisano, B.ENG., M.S., Ph.D.
Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48164
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 12:45-1:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 4:10-4:40 p.m.
Location: Science, Engineering and Math 251
About Professor Palmisano
For many years, I have been interested in how the human body works. My love of sports: basketball, tennis, triathlons and swimming has made it a natural progression for me to study human physiology and body mechanics. How can we run faster? How can we be more efficient? What foods should we eat? Which should we avoid? How can we be healthy? An intense study of proper diet and exercise programs could be the answer to preventing so many health issues like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. The more we try to know and understand, the healthier we can become. Let’s find out together.
Courses I currently teach:
- Biology 231 General Human Anatomy
- Biology 241 General Human Physiology
Biology 102 C Human Biology
This course explores modern biological concepts applied to the human body. You will learn human anatomy and physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and human population principles. This class is great for non-majors interested in a beginning biology class or science majors who would like a refresher course of human anatomy and physiology.
Biology 102 is a 3-unit online course. It covers modern biological concepts presented from a human perspective. The concepts include human anatomy and physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology and human population. Included in the course are discussions on current topics on public health issues and the environment as they relate to the human body.
This course is not open to students with credit in Biology 101 C or Biology 101 HC.
- Textbook: Mader, Windelspecht. Human Biology, 10th-13th Edition (softcover or hardcover), McGraw Hill.
- Equipment: Refer to the DE Requirements page for updated information on equipment requirements.
- Computer Skills Needed:
- Ability to learn and understand the course management system, Canvas.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office applications: Word and PowerPoint.
- Can organize and save files on computer.
- Have a working email address that is compatible with Canvas.
- Ability to communicate using email and the Canvas system.
- Ability to navigate on the internet.
- Study Skills Needed:
- Read the textbook material weekly. Review the textbook before and after material is discussed weekly.
- Time management to dedicate logging in daily and dedicating adequate study time online, using textbook and exploring extended learning activities.
- Collaboration with the instructor and student-student collaboration for specific class activities and in general organizing study groups
- Distance Education website
Contains DE requirements and explanation of DE readiness for online/hybrid courses.
- Class Canvas site
The login to Canvas, a course management system, to obtain class materials and interactive tools.
To login to Canvas you will need a username and password. Your username is the symbol “@” and your Banner ID Number.
- Dr. Tony Sanchez’s resource page
A list of various web-based information with links to pages containing pictures and tutorials.
- Crimando’s “Human Biodyssey” Tutorial
A comprehensive tutorial with interactive images and quizzes to study histology, bones, muscles and organ system models.