BIO 120 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
SYLLABUS 2008

Prof. Paul H. Yancey

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TOPIC GRADING % of grade DATE
I) Biological Principles;
Hierarchy of Structure/Function; Skin
EXAM I 16% Feb. 8
II) Intergration/Coordination EXAM II 16% Mar. 7
III) Support/Movement; Maintenance Systems (I) EXAM III 15% Apr. 14
IV) Maintenance continued; Reproduction FINAL 20% May 9
LAB
REPORTS 27%
DISCUSSION (ETHICS)
Participation 6%
GRADING: 90-100% A; 80-89.9% B; 70-79.9% C; etc. Plus/minus cutoffs at x.33 and x.67%

DATE
LECTURE/DISCUSSION (10M 11WF)
LAB (Wednesdays 1-4 pm)

Lecture #1

Jan. 14

->Brief History of Anatomy & Physiology
->Universal Features of Life

TOPIC LINK: Antiqua Medicina--From Homer to Vesalius
--Ibn-al Nafis: the original discoverer of human circulation
--William Harvey, credited in the West as the original discoverer of human circulation

Introduction to Equipment; ->Principles of Bioethics

TOPIC LINKs: Breaking Bioethics News at MSNBC
___Bioethics Net: bioethical principles and news
___MCW's Center for the Study of Bioethics
___Lecture on Method of Bioethics from the MCW center

Lecture #2

Jan. 16

->Principles of Self-Regulation--Homeostasis and Rheostasis

___A private company trying to clone humans
___A private company providing ova and sperm from paid/screened donors
___California Cryobank
___DNA Copyright Institute: selling the copyrighting of personal DNA
___Alcor: a cryogenics organization working to freeze humans "alive"

Lecture #3-4
Jan. 18-23
->Principles of Evolution by Natural Selection
Feedback; Cells, tissues, organs (FETAL pig 1)
Lectures #4-5
Jan. 24-26

-> Evolution continued
->Hierarchy of Biology: Atoms & Molecules

TOPIC LINK: Beatrix Potter and Symbiosis in Biology

 
Lectures #6-8
Jan. 28-Feb. 1

->Hierarchy of Biology: Cells and Organelles; Tissues; Organs

TOPIC LINKS:
__Animations of transcription and translation at UNL

Fetal Pig 2

Online Virtual Dissection of a Mummy!

Lecture #9
Feb. 4

->HOMEOSTASIS EXAMPLE:
----SKIN; temperature regulation

Temperature regulation
Session #10
Feb. 6
ETHICS discussion: cloning, stem cells, etc. REVIEW for EXAM I
 
Feb. 89

->EXAM I : See REVIEW OUTLINE
--See old exam: ExamI-a, ExamI-b, ExamI-c and article
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Lectures #11-12-13
Feb. 11-15

->CONTROL/COORDIATION Systems:
--->I. NEURAL/NERVOUS SYSTEM BASICS

Nerves I
Lectures #13-16
Feb. 15-27

->CONTROL/COORDINATION Systems:
--->I. NEURAL/NERVOUS SYSTEM:
REGULATORY INTEGRATION; DRUGS

TOPIC LINKs--RECOMMENDED:
__Speech areas of the brain--interactive site at Princeton University
__Anandamide in the brain --and chocolate and marijuana
__The Cerebellum as a Smith Predictor (J. Motor Behav.1993)
__Brain Connection: about memory and language pathways including an animation
__NEUROETHICS: a new field of bioethics
__NEUROTHEOLOGY: brain "roots" of spirituality
__Brain scans detect antisocial people

OPTIONAL READING:
__ New Clues to Why We Dream (New York Times Nov. 2 '99)
__The Thalamocortico Hypothesis of Consciousness

Nerves II
Lectures #16-17
Feb. 27-Feb. 29

->CONTROL/COORDIATION Systems:
--->SENSES

TOPIC LINKs: Vomeronasal organ
__Odorama (Leffingwell & Assoc)--about the sense of smell and the food and perfume industries. Molecular odor models included! Requires Chime plug-in
__Making Sense of Taste--about the sense of taste and why classic maps of the tongue are wrong!
__The cochlea websites1 and website2: information/animations on its function

Senses
Lecture #19
Mar. 3

->REGULATION Systems:
--->II. HORMONAL/ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

TOPIC LINKs:
__ Pharmacology Central
: descriptions and structures of common signal molecules and drugs
__Anabolic Steroids: Anabolics.Com: a site in favor of steroid usage; and a US Government site on Anabolic Steriod Abuse and Addiction
__Stress and your brain--how high stress causes severe brain damage

Hormones
Session #20
Mar. 5

ETHICS discussion: REVIEW for EXAM II

TOPIC LINK: The Medical Feasibility of Marijuana

 
MAR. 7

->EXAM II See REVIEW OUTLINE
--See old exam: ExamII-a, ExamII-b, ExamII-c and ExamIIarticle1
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Lectures #21-23
Mar. 24-28

->SUPPORT and MOVEMENT Systems:
--->SKELETAL and MUSCULAR SYSTEMS

TOPIC LINKS:
__Flexor/Extensor muscles
__ Evolution onto Land QT video (PBS)
__Jaw gene linked to human evolution

Skeleton; Muscles
Lectures #24-27
Mar. 31- Apr. 7
->MAINTENANCE Systems:
--->BLOOD and CIRCULATION

TOPIC LINKS:
__News story: Neckties cause glaucoma?

Circulation
Lecture 28; Session 29
Apr. 9-11

->MAINTENANCE Systems:
--->RESPIRATION ; and BIOETHICS Discussion

Respiration ; ETHICS discussion
APR. 14

->EXAM III See REVIEW OUTLINE
--See old exam: ExamIII-a, ExamIII-b, ExamII-c and ExamIII-d
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Lecture #30
Apr. 16
->MAINTENANCE Systems:
--->EXCRETORY SYSTEM
 
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Lectures #31-32

Apr. 18-21

->MAINTENANCE/CONTROL Systems:
--->IMMUNE SYSTEM

TOPIC LINKs:
__ The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance
(Scientific American '98)--the evolution of new superbacteria
__Immune Response Animations--see T- and B-cells in action (etc.)
__IOMAI Corp.--developing transcutaneous immunization using skin dendritic (=Langerhans) cells; started by a Whitman grad!
__The Triclosan controversy--(ab)use of antibactericidal compound in everyday cleansers

Excretion; Immune
Lectures #33-35
Apr. 23-28

->MAINTENANCE Systems:
--->NUTRITION and DIGESTION

TOPIC LINKs:
__CSU's DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Pathology Page
(lecture notes, pictures, animations)
__Physiologic effects of insulin
__Weight reduction by surgery of the digestive tract (1)
__Weight reduction by surgery of the digestive tract (2)

Metabolism; Digestion
Lectures #36-37
Apr. 30-May 2
->REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

TOPIC LINK:
__The Clitoris: recent discovery

Reproduction
Lecture #38
May 5
->REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM &
->ETHICS DISCUSSION
: Cloning and other reproductive technologies
 
May 9

-->FINAL EXAM See REVIEW OUTLINE
--see old exam: ExamF-1, ExamFinal-2, ExamFinal-3, ExamFinal-4, ExamFinal-5, ExamFinal-article
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