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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: kfjab02 @ tamuk.edu
Baskin's home page:  http://users.tamuk.edu/kfjab02/

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Lecture schedule -- Laboratory schedule

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.

6 drop policy

Sexual harassment policy

Tentative Lecture Schedule

 

 Week of

TOPIC

 

Chapter Readings
3rd ed

Lecture Outline
pdf 3 slides

Lecture Outline
pdf 6 slides

Review Questions

Jan 16

Introduction
Allometry     Problem set 1

   1
   D, E, F

1

1

1
practice graphs

Jan 22

Neurons      Problem set 2

   12

   12

12

 12

Jan 29

Synapses    Problem set 3

   13

  13

13

  13

Feb 5

Feb 7

Movement and Muscle Problem set 4 x-bridge
EXAM 1 

   20

20, 8

20, 8

20

Feb 12

Movement and Muscle

  20

 

Feb 19
Feb 21

Intro to Respiration   Problem set 5 Partial Presure
External Respiration

22
23

22
23

22
23

22
23

Feb 26

CO2 and O2 transport    Problem set 6 Bohr

  24

  24

  24

  2 4

March 5

  Circulation   Problem set 7 Heart Cycle:

EXAM 2

  25

25

25

   25

March 12

Spring break

 

 

 

 

March 19

Circulation ; Diving   Problem set 8 bp:

25, 26

26  

26

26

March 26

 Osmoregulation I

27
28

  2 7
  2 8

  2 7
. 2 8

  27
  28

April 2

Osmoregulation II


29

  29

29

  29

April 9

EXAM 3

Excretion   Problem set 8 GFR:

 g

 

 

 

April 16

Excretion  
Desert Mammals

29,
30

29
30  

29
30  

29
  30

April 23

Energetics     Problem set 9:

7

7

7

      7 

April 30

Energetics      Problem set 10 Drug dosage:

Problem set 11 physiological time:

7

7

7

      7 

   EXAM 4

May 7

Energetics    

 

May

 am Final EXAM 

        check the final exam schedule  

 

Tentative Lab Schedule

Date

Lab No.

Report Type

TOPIC

18-Jan

1

Individual

Lab Safety, Models (Individual report)

25-Jan

2

Individual

Allometry (Indivdiua

1-Feb

3

Individual

Lab questions to be answered, Statistics, Tutorial

8-Feb

4

Group

Stretch Receptors and Reflexes with Plethysmograph

15-Feb

5

Group

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

22-Feb

6

Group

Grip Strength and Electromyogram (EMG) Activity

1-Mar

 

 

Study time

8-Mar

7

Group

Breathing Parameters at Rest and after Exercise

15-Mar

 

 

Spring Break

22-Mar

8

Group

Breathing and Gravity Factors that Affect Breath Patterns

29-Mar

9

Group

Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Peripheral Circulation

5-Apr

10

Group

The Diving reflex

12-Apr

11

Group

The Electrocardiogram and Peripheral Circulation

19-Apr

12

Group

Hand, foot, ear and eye Reflex speeds

 

 

Individual

Hypothesis

26-Apr

13

Group

Urinalysis or Lie Detection lab


 

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