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BIOL 2404 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Textbook: Saladin, K. S. Anatomy and Physiology. 6th Edition or another comparable A&P textbook.
Instructor: Dr. Christopher M. Ritzi. Rm 216, Tel. 837-8420 Email: email@example.com
Office Hours: M W 9-10:30, T 2-5 in Rm 216 or by appt.
Webpage: http:// bbsrsu.sulross.edu/ & http://faculty.sulross.edu /critzi/
Classroom: Rm 201, Warnock Science Building
Time: Section 001 Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 10:45 pm
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the importance of the human body and its various organ systems. This is designed as the first semester of a two semester course, and will cover basic internal life processes, as well as emphasizing the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Combined with the laboratory, students should come away with an understanding of the above systems, mitosis, protein synthesis, and basic cellular functionality.
The graduating biology student graduating with a BS in Biology should be able to:
1) Demonstrate a mastery of aerobic respiration and its significance for living organisms.
2) Be able to identify evolution and the processes that influence it.
3) Be able to identify the components of cell structure and their functions.
4) Compare the fundamental concepts of Mendelian genetics.
5) Compare and contrast the process of photosynthesis to other cellular processes.
6) Be able to identify the processes of molecular biology.
Student Learning Objectives for this Course:
1) Students will define the cellular aspects of human organ systems, and identify the part of the cell.
2) Students will illustrate knowledge of the central nervous system.
3) Students will diagram the location of muscles and bones within the body, and explain their use and
4) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the mechanics of muscle movement
5) Students will apply the genetic code to solving protein synthesis questions
6) Students will compare and contrast the use and effectiveness of the various senses.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and exams. There are to be four exams during the course of the semester to test if concepts are being retained. These exams will be lumped together to make up 75% of the final lecture grade, with the lowest of these exams being dropped from this calculation. The Final Exam is a comprehensive with the same value as the other four exams. Missing one of the first 4 exams without written excuse will result in a 25% deduction in grade. Missing the final without an excuse will result in failing the course. Periodic attendance quizzes may be offered for extra-credit on exams. Points acquired in lab will account for the remaining 25% of your total grade for the course.
As per SRSU policy, students shall be dropped from the class with an F if they miss 20% (6 lectures) over the course of the semester. If you are unable to attend lecture, please notify me by either e-mail, phone, or in person so that you will not be unnecessarily dropped from the course. Although supplemental material for this course will be provided on-line, previous experience indicates that periodic attendance tends to hurt grades. Some material is only presented during the lecture, with this material typically included on exams to add depth to the tests. It is also encouraged that students spend a couple of hours after each class reviewing the notes and slides covered that day. This course covers a lot of information, and only through continuous efforts can one succeed in learning Anatomy and Physiology.
Lecture courtesy: The general rules of classroom etiquette are below.
1) Please do not talk to others in class while the instructor is lecturing. If you have a question, ASK THE INSTRUCTOR! That’s what I’m here for.
2) No eating, chewing, dipping, etc.
3) If you are gong to attend class, please do so. Leaving and returning to class repeatedly is disruptive, as well as showing up after half the period is over.
4) Please turn cell phones and pagers to silent while in class. They are disruptive to the entire class, and distract others as well.
Students with disabilities will be provided reasonable accommodations. If you would like to request such accommodations because of physical, mental, or learning disability, please contact the ADA Coordinator for Program Accessibility at 837-8203, FH 112.
Tentative Lecture Outline
Date Lecture topic Chapter
Aug 25 Introduction Ch 1
Aug 30 Chemistry Ch 2
Sept 1 Organic Molecules Ch 2
Sept 6 Metabolism Ch 3 (part)
Sept 8 Membranes Ch 3 & 4
Sept 13 Tissues Ch 5 (part)
Sept 15 Exam I
Sept 20 Cell Respiration Ch 26 (part)
Sept 22 Cell Respiration continued Ch 26 (part)
Sept 27 Genome Ch 4 (part)
Sept 29 Protein Synthesis Ch 4 (part)
Oct 4 Exam II
Oct 6 Nervous System Basics Ch 12
Oct 11 Membrane Potentials Ch 12
Oct 13 Neurons Ch 12
Oct 18 Synapses Ch 12
Oct 20 Neurotransmitters Ch 12
Oct 25 Exam III
Oct 27 Central Nervous System Ch 14
Nov 1 Brain Functions Ch 14 & 15(part)
Nov 3 Brain Functions continued Ch 14 & 15(part)
Nov 8 Sensory Perception Ch 16 (part)
Nov 10 Chemoreceptors Ch 16 (part)
Nov 15 Vision Ch 16 (part)
Nov 17 Exam IV
Nov 22-24 Nov 21-25 – Thanksgiving Holidays – No Class
Nov 29 Skeletal System Ch 7 & 8
Dec 1 Skeletal Muscle Ch 10 (part)
Dec 6 Regulation of Contraction and Ch 11 (part)
Dec 8 Design of Muscles Ch 11 (part)
Dec 13 - 8:00am Final Exam for TR 9:30-10:45
Note – This outline is subject to change for reasons of course interest, time constraint, or instructor whim. The exams will be administered on the dates given, unless material relevant for a given exam has not been covered. Under such cases, an exam may be moved a class period or two to aid in the clarity and understanding of the material.
Lecture Powerpoint Presentations
Introduction Nervous system basics
Chemistry Central Nervous System
Cellular Metabolism Senses
Sample exams for Exam 1 (1 and 2)
Sample exam for Exam II
Sample exam for Exam III (bad format, but material is the same)
Sample exam for Exam IV (mainly true false, but useful question material)
Exams and Exercises
Final Exam Review for comprehensive
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