PHYSO 101 – HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
– FALL 2020 ARR Lec –
T Lab (sec 0588) / TH Lab (sec 0589)
Synopsis of Physiology (PDF)
Synopsis of Physiology (MOBILE)
Laboratory Exercises (PDF)
PHYSO 101–INTRODUCTORY HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 4 Units
54.00 Lecture Hours, 54.00 Lab Hours
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ANAT 125 and CHEM 143)
Study of physiological principles, function, and homeostasis of
the human body in health and disease; at the biochemical, cellular, tissue,
organ, and system levels: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous,
endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive.
Includes cellular communication, sensory reception, and neural and hormonal control:
body movement, oxygen and nutrient delivery, immunity, fluid and electrolyte balance,
metabolism and reproductive function.
Intended primarily for Nursing, Allied Health, Kinesiology, and other health
related majors. Field trips are not required. (A-F or P/NP)
Transfer: (CSU, UC) (CC: BIOL 60; BIOL 60 + BIO 10 = PHYSO 101 + ANAT 125) General Education: (MJC-GE: A) (CSU-GE: B2, B3) (IGETC: 5B, 5C)
David G. Ward, Ph.D.
Office: via Canvas / Zoom
e-mail: email@example.com or
By arrangement, before or after class
Textbooks / Material Required:
Ward, D. G.
(2020) Synopsis of Physiology for Allied Health. Available free from my
https://dgward.com/pdf_2/physo101/pdf_text_physo101.htm (pdf version)
https://dgward.com/htm_mobile/physo101/htm_text_physo101.htm (mobile version)
Ward, D. G.
(2020) Laboratory Exercises for Human Physiology. Available free from my
https://dgward.com/pdf_2/physo101/pdf_labs_physo101.htm (pdf version)
Expected Learning Outcomes:
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student should be prepared to
- Define homeostasis, and
explain how homeostasis is maintained in cells, in organs, and in the
- Explain how cells
communicate with and control each other, using neural, humoral, and cellular
- Describe key functions of
the major organ systems and explain how they are integrated and regulated.
- Explain how disease
states critically involve abnormal cellular communication, homeostatic
control, and metabolism in organ systems.
- Apply the scientific
method, analyze experimental data, and interpret biomedical literature, to
solve problems in physiology and medicine.
Grades are assigned based on points earned in exams,
chapter quizzes and discussions, laboratory activities, summaries of current research, and a final exam as
follows (also see course outline):
points – Exams. 60 points for each of 7 exams. Each exam includes 12 sets of matching / put-in-order questions. All exams
will be on Canvas, during scheduled laboratory time as indicated on the course outline.
- 120 points – Chapter quizzes or discussion assignments. 5 points for each of 24 chapters (chapters 9 and 10 are omitted; chapters 14 and 17 are spread over 2 days). All quizzes and assignments will be on Canvas, with end of week due dates.
points – Laboratory
activities, discussion, or reports. 5 points for each of 44 labs (lab 14a gets double points). All labs will be on Canvas, with end of week due dates.
points – Completion of two (2) typed summaries of two (2) peer
reviewed journal articles, located using PubMed at the National Library of
Medicine. The link to PubMed is on my website and is also listed here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Each summary must
be two (2) pages long, double spaced, and must include a complete reference to the article and the PubMed ID number. Summaries are due via Canvas the week before finals. Each summary is worth 12.5 points.
points – Comprehensive Final exam. I will cut and
paste 20 questions from each of exams 1-4 and 15
questions from each of exams 5-6. The final exam will be on Canvas during scheduled finals time as indicated on the course outline.
- Exams cannot be made up.
|A: 89.5 - 100. %
||= 805 - 900 points Lose up to 95 points
|B: 79.5 - 89.4 %
||= 715 - 804 points Lose up to 185 points
|C: 69.5 - 79.4 %
||= 625 - 714 points Lose up to 275 points
|D: 59.5 - 69.4 %
||= 535 - 624 points Lose up to 365 points
|F: 00.0 - 59.4 %
||= 000 - 534 points Lose over 365 points
Suggestions for success:
- Read the text; answer the Quiz Yourself and Supplemental questions.
- Do the labs; answer and submit the Discussion / Reports for each lab.
- Visualize physiological processes by drawing diagrams.
- Establish study groups
- It is the responsibility of the student to drop a course that she/he are no longer attending or participating in.
- The instructor may drop a student after two consecutive days of non-attendance or non-submission of assignments, unless arrangements are made in advance.
Cell phones and wrist devices (as relevant):
- Turn off and do not use cell
phones and wrist devices unless their use is integral to the class.
- Use of a cell phone or a wrist devices for any reason during an exam
will result in zero (0) points for that exam (SME Policy).
Classroom environment (as relevant):
- Students are
entitled to and deserve a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
- Disruptive behaviors are not permitted; this includes, but is not
limited to, talking and using cell phones when not integral to the class.
- Students are required to obey generally
accepted protocols for handling sharps and biohazardous fluids and materials.
- Eating and drinking are not permitted in the classrooms nor in the lab rooms.
The Academic Senate at MJC shares the original jurisdiction for conduct violationsin the area of academic integrity. The Academic Senate at MJC has defined academi integrity and identified possible means for maintaining academic integrity at the College. The following are violations of academic integrity.
- Cheating - Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids in any academic exercise; misrepresenting or non-reporting of pertinent information in all forms of work submitted for credit.
- Facilitating Academic Dishonesty - Intentionally or knowingly helping, or attempting to help, another to violate a provision of the institutional code of academic integrity.
- Plagiarism - The deliberate adoption or reproduction of ideas, words or statements of another person as one's own, without acknowledgement. This includes all group work and written assignments.
Consequences of Violations:*
The grading of a student's work rests on the fundamental idea that an instructor is
evaluating a student's own work, so cheating or plagiarism demonstrates a failure
to complete this most basic requirement of any course. Thus, a faculty member may
administer academic consequences for violating the Academic Integrity Policy ranging
from partial credit to an 'F' on the assignment or exam.
The instructor may also consider that a student's violation of academic integrity
should be a consideration for disciplinary measures. Disciplinary action for violating academic integrity is administered by the Student Discipline Officer under Board Policy & Procedure 5500 Standards of Conduct.
*Source: MJC - Student Services https://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/freedomintegrity.php