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BIOLOGY 3408 - ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
Spring 2018

Dr. Jon A. Baskin

Office: A J Kleberg Hall 116 -- Telephone: 361 593-3580 -- e-mail: Jon.Baskin@ tamuk.edu
Baskin's home page:  http://users.tamuk.edu/kfjab02/

Lecture schedule -- Laboratory schedule

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Lecture Syllabus       Laboratory Syllabus

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Grading: Your grade will be determined in the following manner:

Grades will be awarded according to the regulations on page pages 70-71 of the 2017-2018 catalog. Letter Grades will be assigned according to the standard percentages (A = <89.9%, B = 80-89.9%, C = 70-79.9%, D = 60-69.9%, F=< 60% of total score. The components of the grade are as follows:

Exams: 1-4.....................................400 points/100 points each
Final Exam (Optional) ...................   *
Quizzes/Homework ......................   80 points 
Laboratory.................................... 120 points   
Total..............................................600 points  

Lecture Exams: There are Four in semester lecture exams. Each will cover material given in lecture and pertinent information from the textbook. Each exam will cover material during the preceding section of lectures (see schedule). The examinations will consist of a mixed assortment of question types, mainly short answer questions, definitions, and annotated classifications. You may also be asked to illustrate your answers. 

*The optional final exam is comprehensive. If you take it, it will replace a single lowest exam grade

MAKE UP POLICY: The makeup will be a comprehensive final exam. You will only be allowed to make up one exam; you will receive a zero for each exam beyond that.

Please keep all of your tests and assignments, in case there is a question concerning your grade in the course.  The last day to drop the course with an automatic grade of Q is April 2. After April 2, you cannot be awarded a Q and you will receive a grade based on your average. It is up to you to take care of all the necessary paperwork.  Before dropping a course you should consult tamuk.edu/registrar/drop_policy/.

Lab Safety:  For Animal Physiology, you must complete the entire safety module or you will be dropped from the class after the 12th class day.  Follow the attached the instructions to access Blackboard.

Laboratory grade: Dr. Richard Patrock will be teaching the lab. Download the lab syllabusSee below for schedule.

OTHER: There is no policy of required attendance. However, it is unlikely that you will earn an acceptable grade if you do not attend class regularly. Attendance will be considered in the final grade, especially in borderline cases. Attendance alone does not guarantee a passing grade. It is important that you take complete and comprehensive notes of the lecture material. It is also essential that you study regularly. Reading the material in the textbook beforehand will help you better understand the lecture material. Shortly after each lecture you should reread and/or rewrite your notes and read the material in the textbook to make sure that you correctly took the notes and fully understand the material that was covered. 

Talking or other disruptive behavior during lecture will not be tolerated. Cell phones must be turned off.

Academic dishonesty includes giving, receiving, or using unauthorized aid on any academic work. This includes a person who has taken a test discussing what was on a test with a person who has not taken the test. Any student guilty of cheating or plagiarism will receive a grade of F. 

Students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who wish to request accommodations in this class, should notify the Services for Students with Disabilities Office early in the semester so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Sexual harassment policy

 Week of

TOPIC

 

Chapter Readings
3rd ed

Lecture Outline
pdf 3 slides

Lecture Outline
pdf 6 slides

Review Questions

Aug 20

Introduction
Allometry     Problem set 1

   1
   D, E, F

1

1

1
practice graphs

August 27

Neurons      Problem set 2

   12

   12

12

 12

Sept 5

Synapses    Problem set 3

   13

  13

13

  13

Sept 10

Sept 12

Movement and Muscle
EXAM 1 

   20

20, 8

20, 8

20

Sep 17

Movement and Muscle Problem set 4

  20

 

Sept 24
Sept 26

Intro to Respiration     Problem set 5
External Respiration

22
23

22
23

22
23

22
23

Oct 1

CO2 and O2 transport    Problem set 6

  24

  24

  24

  2 4

Oct 8

  Circulation   Problem set 7:

  25

25

25

   25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 15

Circulation ; Diving   Problem set 8 bp:

EXAM 2

25, 26

26  

26

26

Oct 22

 Osmoregulation I

27
28

  2 7
  2 8

  2 7
. 2 8

  27
  28

Oct 29

Osmoregulation II


29

  29

29

  29

Nov 5

Excretion   Problem set 9 GFR:

EXAM 3

 

 

 

 

Nov 12

Excretion  
Desert Mammals

29,
30

29
30  

29
30  

29
  30

Nov 19

Energetics     Problem set 10:

7

7

7

      7 

 

Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

Nov 26

Energetics      Problem set 11 Drug dosage:

Problem set 12 physiological time:

7

7

7

      7 

   EXAM 4

Dec 3

Energetics    

 

Dec. 11

 8: a.m. Final EXAM 

        check the final exam schedule  

 

Tentative Lab Schedule

Tentative Lab Schedule

Date

Lab No.

Report Type

TOPIC

23-Aug

1

Individual

Lab Safety, Models

30-Aug

2

Individual

Allometry and Error Analysis

6-Sep

3

Individual

Statistics, Tutorial, Review Time

13-Sep

4

Group

Stretch Receptors and Reflexes with Plethysmograph

20-Sep

5

Group

Stimulus Response, Work, Summation, and Tetanus in Human Muscle

27-Sep

6

Group

Grip Strength and Electromyogram (EMG) Activity

4-Oct

 

 

Breathing Parameters at Rest and after Exercise

11-Oct

7

Group

Breathing and Gravity Factors that Affect Breath Patterns

18-Oct

 

 

Review Time

25-Oct

8

Group

Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Peripheral Circulation

1-Nov

9

Group

The Diving reflex

8-Nov

10

Group

Review Time

15-Nov

11

Group

Hand, foot, ear and eye Reflex speeds

12

Individual

Hypothesis

22-Nov

 

 

Thanksgiving

29-Nov

 

Review Time

 


 

 

 

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