Lectures in Human Physiology
BIOS 464/564 
BIOS 486/586
Fall 2005

Curt Anderson, Ph.D.
Office:  BIOS 331
Phone:  282-5813
e-mail:  andecurt@isu.edu
homepage: www.isu.edu/~andecurt

8:00-8:50am; M,T,W,F
Room 114, Plant Sciences Lecture Hall

BIOS 464/564 2005 syllabus and lecture schedule
BIOS 486/586 2005 syllabus and lecture schedule

Week 1 & 2 Learning Objectives
Cell Physiology Vocabulary List
Case Study 1-2005


Course Description
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.
Required Text
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, December 15.

ISU Official Policy on Academic Integrity
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.

Grading Procedures
 The University has instituted a new grading policy that will include the use of a + and - in addition to the letter grade.  The new grading averages will be as follows:

A       (93.0 - 100%)
A-      (89.5 - 92.9%)
B+      (87.0 - 89.4%)
B        (83.0 - 86.9%)
B-       (79.5 - 82.9%)
C+       (77.0 - 79.4%)
C        (73.0 - 76.9%)
C-       (69.5 - 72.9%)
D+      (67.0 - 69.4%)
D        (63.0 - 66.9%)
D-       (59.5 - 62.9%)
F         (< 59.5%)

Your course grade will be based on three exams.  The distribution is approximately: