Sample SYLLABUS
BI255
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY



Professor: Dr. Lee Boyd
Office: ST 202D
Phone: 231-1010, ext. 2081
E-mail: lee.boyd@washburn.edu


PREREQUISITES
Passing grade in BI100/101 or BI102 essential.


TEXTBOOK
Silverthorn, D.U. 2004. Human Physiology. 3rd Edition. Benjamin-Cummings, San Francisco, CA.


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This 4 credit course consists of 3 lectures and 1 three-hour laboratory per week. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently. The functions of human organ systems are discussed in lecture and are complemented by weekly laboratory exercises which demonstrate basic physiological principles discussed in class.


COURSE OBJECTIVES
1. To give students a better understanding and appreciation of their own body processes.
2. To provide a basic knowledge of physiology which students can draw upon in pursuing their own areas of interest.
3. To give students practical laboratory experience in physiological principles.
4. To improve students' expression of their knowledge (improve logic, mathematics, and writing skills) through labs, assignments and exams.


ATTENDANCE
Please be on time so as to catch all announcements and instructions. You are responsible for any information that you miss. I do not make my lecture notes available, so you will have to get the notes from someone else if you are absent. While there is no mandatory attendance policy, attendance is important. Students with poor attendance invariably fail the course. My impression of your attendance is a factor in making borderline grade decisions.



WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SERVICES
Students at times experience difficulty with issues such as studying, personal problems, time management, or choice of major, classes, or employment. The Center for Learning and Student Success or CLASS (counseling, testing, learning assistance, career services, academic advising) is available to help students. If you feel you need someone with whom to discuss an issue confidentially and free of charge, contact CLASS in Morgan 122, 231-1010, ext. 1299, zzdpclas@washburn.edu,
www.washburn.edu/services/class.

Students with disabilities may identify themselves voluntarily to the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSWDO) to request accommodations. The office is responsible for assisting in arranging accommodations and for identifying resources on campus for persons with disabilities. Qualified students with disabilities must register with the office to be eligible for services. SSWDO MUST have documentation on file in order to provide services. Accommodations may include in-class notetakers, test readers and/or scribes, adaptive computer technology, and brailled materials. New requests for accommodations should be submitted two months or more prior to the date services should begin; however, check with the SSWDO office as soon as a need may arise.
Location: Morgan Hall, Room 150
Phone: (voice calls) 785-231-1010, ext 1629
(TDD) 785-231-1025

Students may also voluntarily identify themselves to the instructor for a referral to SSWDO.



ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
All students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and ethically in their academic work. Inappropriate and unethical behavior includes (but is not limited to) giving or receiving
unauthorized aid on examinations or in the preparation of papers or other assignments, or knowingly misrepresenting the source of academic work.

Washburn University's Academic Impropriety Policy describes academically unethical behavior in greater detail, and explains the actions that may be taken when such behavior occurs. For a complete copy of the Academic Impropriety Policy, contact the
office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morgan 270, or go on-line to:
www.washburn.edu/admin/fac-handbook/FHSEC7.htm#VIII



EMAIL
Your Washburn University e-mail address will be the official address used by the University for relaying important messages regarding academic and financial information. It may also be used by your instructors to provide specific course information. E-mail messages sent to your Washburn University e-mail address will be considered your official notification for important information. If you prefer to use an alternate e-mail address at which to receive these official University notices, you can access your MyWashburn e-mail account, choose the "Options" tab, and select "Auto Forward"; to complete the process to forward your mail.


Unfortunately, our campus is not crime-free. Be careful with your valuables and be observant!


TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE

Topic                          Chapter
Introduction                        1
Introduction                        1
Review Chapters 2-4 on your own
Membrane Dynamics        5
Communication                 6
Neurons                              8
Neurons                              8
Exam 1

CNS                                    9
Sensory Physiology          10
Sensory Physiology          10
ANS                                  11
Muscles                             12
Muscles                             12
Reflexes                             13
Exam 2

Cardiovascular System      14
Vessels                                15
Blood                                  16
Immunity                            24
Immunity                            24
Respiration                         18
Respiration                         17
Exam 3

Kidneys                               19
Acid-Base Balance            20
Digestion                            22
Digestion                            22
Endocrines                        7 & 23
Reproduction                      26
Reproduction                      26
Final Exam

GRADING
assignments (lowest score dropped):     100 points
4 lecture exams worth 100 points each: 400 points
lab grade:                                                200 points
                                                                700 points


No exams will be dropped and there is no extra credit. Cheating will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Washburn University policy. Missed exams may not be made up unless the student has an extraordinary excuse for their absence. The decision as to whether the excuse is sufficient rests entirely with the instructor. Make-up exams will be essay format. Under NO circumstances may more than one exam be made up. The grading scale will be 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, <60 F. Borderline cases will be decided based on attendance, effort, attitude, and improvement.



Keys to Good Performance
Good attendance is required if you are to pass the course. You are responsible for any information that you miss. To do well in the course you must attend regularly, and study the lecture notes thoroughly between lectures. I recommend skimming the textbook coverage of the topic just before it is covered in lecture, followed by a thorough reading and highlighting after the topic is covered. Start studying intensively about a week before each exam is scheduled. To do well, you should know the material thoroughly enough that you could write it out in your own words. Keep in mind that the two most important criteria for success, in either college or the workplace, are motivation and hard work.


© 2004 by Lee Boyd




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