Lectures in Human
Curt Anderson, Ph.D.
Office: BIOS 331
Room 114, Plant Sciences Lecture Hall
464/564 2005 syllabus and lecture schedule
BIOS 486/586 2005 syllabus and lecture
Week 1 & 2 Learning Objectives
Physiology Vocabulary List
Physiology is the study of functions and mechanisms of living
organisms. Human Physiology is a course that addresses the
processes and mechanisms that are characteristic of human life with an
emphasis on several important systems and how these systems interact
with each other for maintenance of homeostasis of the organism as a
whole. The objectives of this course are to provide students with
fundamental concepts of how normal systems work, upon which an
understanding of consequences in disease states can be built. Because
students in this course have had a previous course(s) in human or
mammalian physiology, material will be covered in greater depth.
The material will be presented under several major topic areas: general
physiology and biological molecules, muscle, endocrine,
gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and
neuro-physiology. These units will be integrated as the course
progresses. The study of intrinsic and extrinsic control systems
and how they help maintain homeostasis is of prime importance in
physiology. An attempt will be made to emphasize understanding
the fundamental processes and on problem solving rather than on
memorization and recalling excessive amounts of ‘facts’. However,
we will be building upon your physiology ‘vocabulary’ throughout the
course as your working knowledge of physiology improves.
Detailed objectives will be provided prior to each module, however, in
general your goals should be:
1. To understand processes and mechanisms that are associated
with the normal and abnormal functioning of the neuromuscular, nervous,
cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems.
2. To explore and describe the interrelationships among various
organ systems and the roles played by each of these systems in the
maintenance of homeostasis.
3. To understand how normal functions of systems may be altered
either acutely or chronically to produce abnormal functions leading to
serious impairments in function.
R. Rhoades and R. Planzer. Human Physiology. 4th edition. Thomson
Brooks/Cole. Pacific Grove, CA. ISBN 0 03-032129-8, 2003.
There will be two one-hour exams and a comprehensive final exam.
Each exam will consist of short answers and essays. If you are
going to be absent from an exam, bring your situation to my attention
at least 48 hours before the exam is given and a make-up exam will be
scheduled. All exams will be held in PLSCI 114. Questions
about exam results must be resolved before the next exam is
given. The final will be take place at 7:30 am on Monday,
ISU Official Policy on Academic
Academic integrity is expected of all individuals in academe. Behavior
beyond reproach must be the norm. Academic dishonesty in any form is
unacceptable. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited
to, cheating and plagiarism. CHEATING is defined as the act of
using or attempting to use, in examination(s) or other academic work,
material, information, or study aids which are not permitted by the
instructor. PLAGIARISM is defined as representing another
person’s words, ideas, data or work as one’s own. Plagiarism includes,
but is not limited to, the exact duplication of another’s work and the
incorporation of a substantial or essential portion thereof without
appropriate citation. Other examples of plagiarism are the acts of
appropriating the creative works in such fields as art, music and
technology, or portions thereof, and presenting them as one’s own.
ISU Official Policy on Disabilities
Idaho State University, in the spirit and letter of the law, will make
every effort to make reasonable accommodations, according to Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act. ISU will not discriminate in the recruitment,
admission, or treatment of students or employees with disabilities.
Students who believe they qualify for services under the Act should
contact The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Campus
Box 8118, (208) 282-3599. Please then meet with me privately to
discuss how to accommodate any needs.
Handouts and Class Participation
Extensive copies of the lecture notes will not be available.
Therefore, students are expected to attend class and to take thorough
notes during each class.
The University has instituted a new
grading policy that will include the use of a + and - in addition to
letter grade. The new grading averages will be as follows:
A- (89.5 -
B+ (87.0 -
(83.0 - 86.9%)
(73.0 - 76.9%)
D+ (67.0 -
(63.0 - 66.9%)
Your course grade will be based on three
exams. The distribution