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Basic Physiology
BIOL 123, 3 cr. hrs. (& BIOL 123L, 1 cr. hr.)
Black Hills State University
Fall, 2009
 
Course Meeting Time and Location:
lecture - 2:00-2:50 MWF, BJA 304
lab - 10:00-11:50 or 12:00-1:50 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
 
Course Description :
This course involves a study of the function of the human body. It is specifically designed to prepare students for undergraduate nursing or similar allied health programs.
 
Course Prerequisites:
Basic physiology is designed for students with no prior college science experience, but having had anatomy and chemistry would be an advantage. 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 human 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. 
 
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 (Martini) 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 Tues., Dec. 15 (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
?
 
15
Exam 4 (9:45-11:15)
462-650
 
 
 
 
 

Basic Physiology
BIOL 123, 3 cr. hrs. (& BIOL 123L, 1 cr. hr.)
Black Hills State University
Fall, 2009

Course Meeting Time and Location:
lecture - 2:00-2:50 MWF, BJA 304
lab - 10:00-11:50 or 12:00-1:50 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 undergraduate nursing or similar allied health programs.

Course Prerequisites:
Basic physiology is designed for students with no prior college science experience, but having had anatomy and chemistry would be an advantage. 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 human 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.

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 (Martini) 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 Tues., Dec. 15 (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 ?
15 Exam 4 (9:45-11:15) 462-650