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					                             Physiology 1 – Introduction to Human Physiology

                                     Fall 2011 - Los Angeles City College
       5138 LEC 6:50 pm - 10:00 pm W KHOLLESI, K SCI 130
       AND LAB 6:50 pm - 10:00 pm M KHOLLESI, K SCI 114
       8491 LEC 8:00 am - 11:10 am F KHOLLESI, K SCI 130
       AND LAB 8:00 am - 11:10 pm S KHOLLESI, K SCI 114
       8492 LEC 8:00 am - 11:10 am F KHOLLESI, K SCI 130
       AND LAB 12:00 pm - 3:10 pm F KHOLLESI, K SCI 114



       Khalil Khollesi                                      E-mail: kkholle@yahoo.com
             Office: SCI 225-8: 218 N                              office Hours: By appointment and TBD

    Instructor Website:
http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/kkholle/Physiology1
Prerequisites: Anatomy 1

Physiology 1 is an intensive lecture and laboratory course that focuses on the function of organ systems of the
human body. The lectures correspond closely with weekly laboratories allowing the student several modalities
to learn the fundamental concepts of physiology including: homeostasis, membrane transport, and the function
of muscle, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, immune, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems.
Standard laboratories and computer-assisted laboratories enhance the study of this interesting subject matter.

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. To learn the fundamental concepts of human physiology for advancement to allied health programs and
   bachelor degree programs at the university level.

2. To understand basic laboratory aspects of human body function working individually and in small groups, as
   will be expected in future course work and/or professional endeavors.

3. To learn to organize, process, and think critically about complex scientific processes in such a way as to
   become an independent learner, able to continue to grow as a student of science.
SLO
Integrating salient concepts such as human organ body system function and homeostasis with specific disease
pathology, the student will research and write comprehensive paper on the pathophysiology of a human disease.

SLO Authentic Assessment Performance Task:
Integrating salient concepts such as human organ body system function and homeostasis with specific disease
pathology, the student will research scientific sources and write a comprehensive paper on a chosen topic about
the pathophysiology of a human disease. The paper will be logically organized and written in and established
college level format.
BOOKS

Required:
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Elaine N. Marieb (8th Edition) you may use older Edition as well
A Laboratory Guide to Human Physiology, Stuart Fox (13th Edition, 2009)
EVALUATION AND GRADING
You will receive a single grade for the lecture and lab portions of the course. There will be three lecture
midterm exams (100 points each) and one lab final exam (50 points). The exam may be multiple choice, T or
False, fill in the blank, matching, and essay questions. Examinations will cover material presented in the textbook reading
assignments, the lectures, and the laboratories. The final lecture exam (100 points) will have about 80% on new material
and 20% on cumulative material. The final lab exam will be cumulative and include all the lab materials
covered during the course. There will be several quizzes (usually about 10 points each), and will be
unannounced. Quizzes will emphasize all reading assignments and material covered in previous class meetings.
Each quiz will start at the beginning of class and will take approximately five to ten minutes. The quizzes are
intended to stress the importance of reading the assigned material in the text before coming into the lecture and
staying up with the material as the semester progresses. Quizzes cannot be made up. Do not be late to class!
At the end of the semester, the lowest quiz score will be dropped.
In addition, there may be in class assignments and homework assignments and will be discussed in the class.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ATTEND THE CLASS AND BE AWARE OF THOSE ASSIGNMENTS.
CONTACT OTHER STUDENTS IN CASE YOU MISSED THE CLASS AND ALWAYS BE AWARE OF
ANY CHANGES DURING THE COURSE OF THIS CLASS. Letter grades will be determined based on the
class curve, with the class average being a C. Individuals with lower than 60% of the total points possible will
receive grade of F for the course. There will be NO makeup on the exams, labs, or related assignments.
NOTES: Points for weekly laboratory assignments and all other lab related activities will be discussed in the laboratory. Late
assignments will not be accepted.

Students are required to write a term paper. The purpose of the term paper is to provide you with the opportunity
to explore some area of physiology, in depth. The subject of this paper is to deal with a disease commonly
attributed AND RELATED TO PHYSIOLOGY. The maximum length of this paper will be 5-7 pages
typed. A brief presentation of your paper may be also expected by end of the course. (50 pts). The details
of this activity will be discussed during the lab.

Final Examination (100 points)

The Final Examination will be given as follows but it is subject to change:
:
Section              8487                 Friday, December 16, 2011         7:00-9:00 AM                     SCI 130
Section                  5136 and 5137          Monday, December 12, 2011            7:30-9:30 PM            SCI 130


It will cover all material covered in the course. The final lecture/lab exam must be taken to receive a grade for
the course. No make-up Final Exam will be given. Therefore, schedule all future personal, family, and
vacation plans accordingly.

Tentative Grading Scale
Percentage of Total Points                Letter Grade

100 - 90                                  A
89 - 80                                   B
79 - 70                                   C
69 - 60                                   D
59 - lower                                F
OFFICE HOURS AND GETTING HELP

My office is 225 SCI 218N and I will be there usually before the class starts. Office hours will be announced by
end of first week.. In addition, appointments to meet at other times may be arranged and are strongly
encouraged. Do not be shy. I am here to help you learn the material and it is a joy for me to help students
learn physiology.



GENERAL COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS


Several #1 (or #2) soft lead pencils

A good eraser

About 4 Scan-Trons (#882) for computer scoring


Optional Texts & Materials:
Laboratory apron or coat or other physiology text books

Attendance Policy:

Regular class attendance and performance of laboratory work will be considered in the determination
of the student’s Course Grade. Roll will be taken. There is a strong correlation between poor
attendance and poor grades.

You are responsible for information, exam announcements, date changes, etc.
presented in class, whether or not you are present
Students who are given add slips must complete the process by the 3rd class meeting. No
replacement add slips will be signed.

Frequent tardies may affect your grade!!!! 3 tardies is equal to one absence! A tardy is defined as
coming in after the roll call has been taken! If you are more than 20 minutes late, or if you leave the class
early, the instructor DOES NOT have to count you as being present for that day! If you have two or
more absences, you may be excluded form the class (as is missing a day during the first couple weeks of
class – especially missing the first day!!!).

Withdrawal from Class:

You are responsible for your credit and enrollment status. Any student
withdrawing from class must inform the admissions office of this decision. Students failing to
follow the correct procedure for withdrawals will receive a grade of "F" for the semester. No
withdrawals are permitted after the deadline.
(see your Schedule).
Laboratory Guidelines:

1. You are NOT permitted to remove any materials from the
     classroom at any time.

2. At the end of lab-time, all materials must be returned to where
      they are kept, and the table-tope cleared and cleaned-up.

3. There is no eating/drinking in the classroom or laboratory.


Cheating/Academic Dishonesty:

Each student is expected to do his/her own work on all assignments, reports,
examinations, etc. CHEATING ON AN EXAM WILL RESULT IN AN “F” FOR THE COURSE.

Here is a list of some actions that are considered cheating:
     NO TALKING DURING THE EXAM.
     KEEP YOUR EYES ON YOUR OWN EXAM.
     USING NOTES OF ANY KIND (ON CARDS, STRIPS OF PAPER, DESK TOP, ETC.) DURING
     AN EXAM IS NOT PERMITTED.

     Showing a fellow student your exam, or passing information in any way is not
           permitted.
     Place your answer sheet(s) directly in front of you and cover your answer sheet.
     If you have a question, quietly walk up to the instructor and whisper your
            question.
     Translation dictionaries are not permitted.
     Turning in someone else's work is not permitted.
     Exiting the room during the exam is not permitted.
     Providing your work for someone else to copy is not permitted.
     Using any electrical device (phone, text message, etc…) is not permitted.
     Changing the version of your exam.

 PLEASE turn OFF your cell phone. Failure to do so and interrupting the class may result in
  automatically 5 points deduction from your test score.


Recommendations for Succeeding in Class:

1. Expect to Work. This is not supposed to be easy.

2. Get to class on time, every time, and stay the whole time.
     • Never miss class unless you're dead, & take good notes.

3. Find someone in the class to contact if you miss a meeting.

4. Be organized! Use a daily calendar to set times for regular
    studying for each of your classes.

5. Study & Review each night the class is given.
     • Learning is easier if you schedule time daily to read, to think & review.

     • Every time you study. spend at least 10 minutes reviewing previous lessons.
        (These "refresher shots" are the secret for long-term memory.)
     • Read the relevant chapters in your textbook; hi-lite pertinent lines, & add
        these notes to your class notes (never read without writing).
     • Use associations to help you remember things.
     • Prepare note cards and carry them with you to review.

6. Begin preparing for your exams at least 1 week in advance.

7. Anything you turn-in (exams, lab reports) should look neat.


ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

Each student should purchase Scantron Answer Sheets for the Quizzes, Midterms, and Final Exam. For essay
questions, a sheet of paper will be provided to you.




             PHYSIOLOGY 1 CLASS TENTATIVE SCHEDULE & READING ASSIGNMENTS
                                     Subject to change
WEEK         LECTURE (TEXT CHAP)                       LAB_(LAB MANUAL EXER)___

1     Class Intro; Homeostasis                              Intro; Safety, Microscopy & Metrics
      Chapter 1                                                       1.1 and 1.3

2     Basic Chemistry & Biochemistry                         Colorimetry
      Chapter 2                                                            2.1

3     Plasma Membrane, Transport, Organelles                 Diffusion, Osmosis, & Tonicity
      Chapter 3                                                           2.6

4     Muscle Physiology                                       Muscle Physiology & the Frog Heart
      Chapter 9                                                     5.1-5.3 & 7.1

5     Test #1, Neurophysiology                            Thin Layer Chromatography
      Chapter 11                                                      4.2, (2.2)
6       Neurophysiology II & Reflex Physiology                Reflex Arc & Sensory Physiology
        Chapter 11, 13                                                3.3-3.6

7       Autonomic Nervous System                    Genetics of Metabolism & Blood, Heredity Patterns
        Chapter 14                                              2.5, 6.3, and 11.3
        Vision & Hearing and Equilibrium
         Chapter 15

8      Vision & Hearing and Equilibrium                       ECG, Blood Pressure & Heart Sounds
        Chapter 15                                            7.2-7.6

9       Test #2: Composition & Function of Blood              Hemoglobin & Oxygen Transport
              Chapter 17                                      Differential White Blood Cell Count
                                                              & Immunity            6.1, 6.2
10      Circulation Physiology
              Chapter 19

11      Heart Physiology                                      Pulmonary Function; Spirometry*
        Chapter 18                                                    8.1


12      Test #3; Respiratory Physiology                       Exercise & Lung Function; Acid/Base Balance*
              Chapter 22                                      8.2 & 8.4

13      Urinary Physiology Chapter 25                         Thanksgiving

14      Urinary Physiology                                    Renal Function and Urinalysis
              Chapter 25                                               9.1, 9.2, & 9.3

15      Digestive Physiology                          The Immune System (selected topics)
        Chapter 23                                                      Chapter 21
                                                   Endocrine system (selected topics) Chapter 16

16      Reproductive Physiology                               Paper due and presentation
              Chapter 27
     17 Lecture final exam and Lab Final exam
Final Exam Week           Dec 12 - 17
Deadlines: Last
Day To...
Add traditional classes   Friday, Sept 9
Drop classes with a
                          Monday, Sept 12
refund
Drop classes and not
                          Monday, Sept 12
owe a fee
Drop classes without a
                          Friday, Sept 23*
"W"
*May be done via Web
                          Sunday, Sept 25
through
File for Credit/No Credit
                          Friday, Sept 23
Grades
Drop classes with a "W" Friday, Nov 18*
*May be done via Web
                          Sunday, Nov 20
through
Filing Period for June
                          Sept 12 - Nov 18
2012 Graduation
Dates College is
Closed
Labor Day                 Monday, Sept 5
Veterans Day              Friday, Nov 11
                          Thurs, Fri, & Sat;
Thanksgiving Holiday
                          Nov 24, 25, & 26

				
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