PHYSO 101 – HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
– SPRING 2020 TTH Lec –
T Lab (sec 9264) / TH Lab (sec 9263)
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: Science Community Center Rm. 239 (shared office)
e-mail: email@example.com or
By arrangement, before or after class
Textbooks / Material Required:
Ward, D. G.
(2019) Synopsis of Physiology for Allied Health. Available free from my
Ward, D. G.
(2019) Laboratory Exercises for Human Physiology. Available free from my
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 quizzes, written exams,
laboratory exercises, summaries of current research, and a final exam as
follows (also see course outline):
points – Exams 1-7 (90 points total for each exam: 70 Scantron questions [Scantron®
882 required], 70 points; 20 fill-in questions, 20 points.). Due to CoVid-19, starting with Exam # 5, exams are shifted to Thursday. Starting March 26, 2020, exams will be on Canvas, within the usual "lecture" time.
- 110 points – Quizzes in Lecture (except first day) (5
points for each of following 22 full "lecture" meetings, no quizzes on exam
days). Due to CoVid-19, starting with Thursday, March 19, 2020, quizzes will be on Canvas, within a wide window each "lecture" day.
points – Completion of the laboratory
exercises, and turning in answers to discussion questions for 21 lab
exercises (5 points each exercise). Due to CoVid-19, starting with Thursday, March 19, 2020, labs will be on Canvas, within a wide window each week.
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 the first two pages of the article. Summaries are due via Canvas the week before finals. Each summary is worth 10 points. The assignment is described more the first day of class.
points – Comprehensive Final exam (135 Scantron questions; I will cut and
paste 25 from each of exams 1-3 and 20
Scantron questions from each of exams 4-6); There are no fill-in questions on the
final [Scantron® 884 required]. The final exam is on Canvas at the usual final time.
- Exams cannot be made up.
|A: 89.5 - 100. %
|| = 895 - 1000 points Lose up to 105 points
|B: 79.5 - 89.4 %
|| = 795 - 894 points Lose up to 205 points
|C: 69.5 - 79.4 %
|| = 695 - 794 points Lose up to 305 points
|D: 59.5 - 69.4 %
|| = 595 - 694 points Lose up to 405 points
|F: 00.0 - 59.4 %
|| = 000 - 594 points Lose over 405 points
Suggestions for success:
- Read the text: Synopsis of Physiology for Allied Health.
- Answer all Quiz Yourself and Supplemental Practice questions.
- Do the labs: Laboratory Exercises for Human Physiology.
- Answer and turn in the Discussion questions for each lab.
- Visualize physiological processes by drawing diagrams.
- Establish study groups.
- Avoid absences and leaving early.
- It is the responsibility of the student to drop a course that she/he are no longer attending.
- The instructor may drop a student after two consecutive days of non-attendance unless arrangements are made in advance.
Cell phones and wrist devices:
- 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).
- 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