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Physiology

BIOL 325, 3 cr. hrs.  (& BIOL 325L, 1 cr. hr.)

Black Hills State University

Fall, 2009

 

Course Meeting Time and Location:

lecture - 12:00-12:50 MWF, BJA 303

lab - 2:00-3:50 Th, BJS 153   (first lab meets Thur., Sept. 04)

 

Instructor’s Contact Information:

Dr. Charles Lamb

Office - BJS 150

Office hours – MTuWF 9:30-10:30

Phone - 642-6026

Email - CharlesLamb@bhsu.edu

Website – www.bhsu.edu/charleslamb

 

Course Description :

This course involves a study of the function of the human body.  It is specifically designed to prepare students for advanced study in professional or graduate school programs.

 

Course Prerequisites:

This course requires prior completion of BIOL 151/151L & 153/153L and one year of college chemistry, and I would recommend BIOL 381/381L (vertebrate anatomy) as well.  As far as student preparation, I will announce the required reading for each meeting in advance, and I expect each student to read the material before coming to class.  Falling behind in this course is easy to do and difficult to remedy, so it is the responsibility of each student to be prepared. 

 

Course Learning Goals or Objectives:

We will be learning how individual cells and whole systems function in the vertebrate body.  You should come out of this course with a detailed knowledge of general cellular functions, as well as more specific coverage of neural, muscular, hormonal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and excretory physiology as it applies to humans and other vertebrates. 

 

Description of Instructional Methods:

This course will be taught using a combination of lecture presentations, laboratory experiments, and computerized instruction formats. 

 

Course Requirements:

Required textbook(s) and other materials:

lecture - "Human Physiology ", by Fox (11th Ed.);

lab -    (materials to be distributed by instructor)

 

Class attendance policy:

In general, enrollment in a class implies the responsibility for attending each class session.  However, the attendance policy for a specific class is at the discretion of the faculty member teaching that class and will be outlined in the course syllabus.   Students will be allowed to make up graded work if an absence is due to participation in university-sponsored activities, provided prior notification of the impending absence has been given to the instructor. You will not be penalized for missing lectures (other than having to depend on your fellow students for the material covered that day), but you will lose points for missing exams or laboratories (see below).  You should remember that I will be supplementing the material provided in your textbook (Fox) with additional information about non-human vertebrates where I think it better illustrates physiological concepts, so attendance and attention are vital to your success in this course.

 


Cheating and plagiarism policy:

Each student should be familiar with the guidelines for Personal Identification and Representation as stated in the Student Handbook.  The following passage is particularly relevant:

"A student who, in connection with his or her studies, disrupts a class, plagiarizes, cheats, or otherwise violates reasonable standards of academic behavior may, at the discretion of the faculty member involved, have his or her enrollment cancelled and/or be given a reduced or failing grade."

You're investing your money and your time in order to get a quality education, so I expect all of you to act as responsible adults.

 

Make-up policy:

(see below)

 

Evaluation Procedures:

Total points -

      There will be 450 points possible in this course, and final grades will be determined roughly on a scale of:

                                          90-100% (405-450 pts) - A

                                          80-89%   (360-404 pts) - B

                                          70-79%   (315-359 pts) - C

                                          60-69%   (270-314 pts) - D

                                          <60%      (0-269 pts)     - F

There will be three (3) midterm exams worth 100 pts each (given during the laboratory period), and the final exam will be worth 100 pts.  The remaining 50 pts will be earned in the laboratory (see below).

 

Lecture -

      Each of the three midterms will cover only material presented during that section of the course, while the final will be comprehensive (covering all three sections).  You must notify me, in advance, if some unavoidable crisis prevents you from taking a test at the scheduled time so we can make appropriate arrangements.  Unexcused absences will result in zero points for that test.  Missing more than one midterm will result in the loss of 100 pts, regardless of the excuse (your highest possible grade would then be a C, so don't miss exams!).  The final exam will be comprehensive, with an emphasis on your ability to integrate the functioning of multiple systems in the body (which is the main purpose of this course, anyway!).

 

Labs -

      Students will be expected to come to each lab prepared to maximize the short time we have available, with appropriate reading material being distributed or identified by the instructor during the week prior to the lab.  Points will not be given for the labs, strictly speaking, but each student is expected to submit a one-page (maximum) summary of each laboratory session at the beginning of the lecture on the following day (each Friday, unless notified otherwise by the instructor).  These summaries are to be a list of the concepts covered in that laboratory session and their relationship to concepts covered in the lecture portion of the course.  If you turn nothing in, you get no points for that week's lab. 

 

ADA Statement (must be used verbatim):

“Reasonable accommodations, as arranged through the Disabilities Services Coordinator, will be provided students with documented disabilities. Contact the BHSU Disabilities Services Coordinator, Mike McNeil, at 605-642-6099, (Jacket Legacy Room in the Student Union) or via email at mikemcneil@bhsu.edu for more information.  Additional information can also be found at http://www.bhsu.edu/StudentLife/Learning/DisabilityServices/tabid/162/Default.aspx

 

Academic Freedom and Responsibility (must be used verbatim):

“Under Board of Regents and University policy student academic performance may be evaluated solely on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards.  Students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled.  Students who believe that an academic evaluation reflects prejudiced or capricious consideration of student opinions or conduct unrelated to academic standards should contact the chair of the department in which the course is being taught to initiate a review of the evaluation.”

Tentative Course Outline/Schedule:

Section 1 -           Chapters 1-7 in Fox;

                              Test 1 on Thur., Sept. 24.

 

Section 2 -           Chapters 7-10 in Fox;

                              Test 2 on Thur., Oct. 22.

 

Section 3 -           Chapters 10-14 in Fox;

                              Test 3 on Thur., Nov. 19.

 

Final -                   Everything we have studied in Fox (& additional lecture material);

                              Final Exam on Wed., Dec. 16 (9:45-11:15).

 

 

Lecture Schedule:

 

Date

Topic

Pages

Sept 02

Introduction

2-22

03

no lab

 

04

Inorganic Chemistry

25-30

07

Labor Day

 

09

Organic Chemistry

30-47

10

Metabolism Lab

 

11

Cells

51-71

14

Enzymes

88-102

16

Cellular Metabolism

106-125

17

Enzyme Lab

 

18

Diffusion & Transport

129-145

21

Membrane Potential

146-156

23

Neural Cells

161-169

24

Exam 1

2-169

25

Action Potential

170-177

28

Synapses

178-181

30

Neurotransmitters

182-199

Oct 01

NeuroSim Lab

 

02

no class

 

05

Central Nervous System

204-221

07

CNS (cont.)

222-235

08

EEG Lab

 

09

Autonomic Nervous System

240-246

12

Native American Day

 

14

ANS (cont.)

247-260

15

Sensory Lab 1

 

16

Sensation

263-270

19

Taste & Olfaction

271-273

21

Vestibular & Audition

274-285

22

Exam 2

170-285

23

Vision

286-299

26

Vision (cont.)

300-307

28

Muscle Contraction

356-369

29

Sensory Lab 2

 

30

Muscle (cont.)

370-379

Nov 02

Muscle (cont.)

379-396

04

Endocrine

312-332

05

Muscle Activity Lab

 

06

Endocrine (cont.)

333-351

09

Blood

401-413

11

Veteran’s Day

 

12

ECG Lab

 

13

Heart

414-426

16

Vasculature

427-441

18

Cardiac Output

445-461

19

Exam 3

286-461

20

CO (cont.)

462-483

23

Respiratory System

524-545

25

Resp. Syst. (cont.)

546-570

26

Thanksgiving

 

27

 

 

30

Excretory System

574-590

Dec 02

Excretory (cont.)

591-608

03

Spirometry

 

04

Digestive System

613-627

07

Digestion (cont.)

627-650

09

?

 

10

Polygraph Lab

 

11

?

 

16

Exam 4  (9:45-11:15)

462-650