Instructor: Gary Ritchison
Office: Moore 237
Office phone: 622-1541
E-mail: gary.ritchison@eku.edu

Textbook: Human Physiology, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th edition by Stuart Ira Fox

Lecture notes:

Lecture Notes 1 - Cell Structure & Metabolism

Lecture Notes 2 - Neurons & the Nervous System I

Lecture Notes 2b - Neurons & the Nervous System II

Lecture Notes 3 - Muscle

Lecture Notes 4 - Blood & Body Defenses I

Lecture Notes 4b - Blood & Body Defenses II

Lecture Notes 5 - Cardiovascular System

Lecture Notes 6 - Respiratory System



Course objective: To learn a little about how the human body works


Course requirements:

1. There will be four 100 point exams during fall semester plus a comprehensive test. The comprehensive test will be optional for most students, but must be taken by those who miss one of the first three exams.

2. If one of the first three exams is missed, you will take the comprehensive test as the make-up test. If you take the first three exams, the comprehensive test is optional. If you take the first three exams plus the optional test, I will drop the lowest of these four scores. In other words, if you take the optional test, you can substitute your score on the optional test for your lowest score on the first three exams. The optional test score cannot be used as a substitute for Exam 4. Everyone must take Exam 4.

3. Exams will include questions based on material covered in lecture and in the text. Most readings in the text will be over material also covered in lecture. However, for each exam, you will be responsible for the material in one chapter of the text; material that will not be covered in lecture. Those chapters are as follows: Exam 1 = Chapter 11 (Endocrine Glands: Secretion and Action of Hormones), Exam 2 = Chapter 17 (Physiology of the Kidneys), Exam 3 = Chapter 18 (The Digestive System), and Exam 4 = Chapter 20 (Reproduction).

4. Exams will consist of multiple choice questions.

5. Review questions are available for each exam: Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, Exam 4, & the Comprehensive Exam. Questions are based on material covered both in lecture and the text. All exam questions will be based on these review questions.


Test Information: For each exam, I'll provide you with a test booklet and a Scantron sheet. You'll need to provide a pencil. On exam days, please be on time! Exams will be handed out at the beginning of class. Students who arrive after others have already completed the exam will not be allowed to take the test & will take the comprehensive exam as the make-up test. At the next class meeting after an exam (unless otherwise noted), exams will be handed back.
 

Grading: Grades will be assigned on the basis of 400 possible points. Final grades will be assigned as follows:  

360 - 400
A
320 - 359
B
280 - 319
C
240 - 279
D
< 239
F

Mid-term grade: Your grade at mid-term will be provided with your score on Exam 2.

Disability Accommodation Statement: A student with a “disability” may be an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as learning, seeing or hearing. Additionally, pregnancy or a related medical condition that causes a similar substantial limitation may also be considered a disability under the ADA. If you are registered with the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities, please obtain your accommodation letters from the OSID and present them to the course instructor to discuss any academic accommodations you need. If you believe you need accommodation and are not registered with the OSID, please contact the office in the Whitlock Building Room 361 by email at disserv@eku.edu or by telephone at (859) 622-2933. Upon individual request, this syllabus can be made available in an alternative format.

Academic Integrity: Students are advised that EKU's Academic Integrity Policy will strictly be enforced in this course.  The Academic Integrity policy is available at http://www.academicintegrity.eku.edu.This statement is applicable to all EKU students in all courses. Questions regarding the policy may be directed to the Office of Academic Integrity.

Attendance policy: Attendance is required only on exam days.


Tentative Schedule:

Date Subject Text chapter(s)



August 20 Introduction; Chemical composition of the body 1 & 2
August 22, 27, 29 Cell structure & genetic control 3 & 6
September 3, 5 Cell respiration & metabolism 5
September 10 EXAM 1  
September 12, 17, 19 Neurons & membrane potentials 7
September 24, 26; October 1 The Nervous System 8 & 9
October 3 The Central  & Autonomic Nervous Systems 8 & 9
October 8 EXAM 2   
October 10 Muscle  
October 15 No class - Fall Break  
October 17, 22, 24 Muscle 12
October 29, 31 Blood & Blood clotting 13 
November 5 The Immune System; Blood typing 15 & 13
November 7 EXAM 3
November 12, 14, 19, 21 Cardiovascular System 13 & 14
November 26 COMPREHENSIVE EXAM  
November 28 Thanksgiving - No class  
December 3, 5 Respiratory Physiology 16
December 10 (10:30 - 12:30)
EXAM 4


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