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      Biology 2010 – Fall 2011

     James F. Thompson, Ph.D.
James F. Thompson, Ph.D.

• Office: Sundquist SC B210
• Office Hours: Tu-W-Th 10:00 AM
  – 10:50 AM and By Appointment
• Phone: 931-221-6286
• E-mail:
• Web Page:
• Must be taken with 2011

• Designed for students in health and
  human performance, psychology,
  nursing, and allied health

• Build your scientific vocabulary

• Learn how the body is designed
  and how the body functions (A&P)
Required Texts

 Lecture: Marieb, E. N. & Hoehn,
  K. 2010, Human Anatomy &
  Physiology, 8th ed.

 (“Bundled" with the computer software,
    Interactive Physiology, as a study aid)

 Lab: Marieb, E.N. & Mitchell,
  S.J. 2011, Human Anatomy &
   Physiology Laboratory Manual,
   cat version, 10th edition.
• Required - Be sure to sign the roll sheet
  each class period.
• Punctuality will be appreciated.
• Any material missed will be the
  responsibility of the student.
• It is the student’s responsibility to report
  absences and the reasons for any
  absences, before the fact when possible,
  when they occur.
• No one may be present in the classroom
  or lab who is not enrolled in the course.
Swine (H1N1) Flu
• Epidemic declared over!
• General symptoms of influenza:
 Swine Flu Prevention

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue
  when you cough or sneeze.
  • Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

• Wash your hands often with soap and
  water, especially after you cough or
  sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are
  also effective.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  Microbes are spread this way.
Academic and Classroom
• Students are expected to conduct
  themselves appropriately at all
  times. Academic and classroom
  misconduct will not be tolerated.

• Students must read the Code of Student
  Conduct in the new Student Handbook
  for an understanding of what will be
  expected of them within the academic
 Electronic Devices
• All beepers, cell phones, iPods and other
  electronic media and communication devices
  must be turned to silent or off during class.

• You may have a laptop computer in class, but
  if so, it may only be used for purposes
  associated with the course. No other
  computing activities are permitted.

• They are disruptive to the lecture and to the
  learning process for your fellow students.
  [Contact Dr. T. (privately) if someone disturbs
  you and Dr. T. will deal with it.]
Students with

• Any student who has a disability
  that may affect his/her
  academic performance is
  encouraged to make an
  appointment with the instructor
  or the Coordinator of Disability
  Issues (details in syllabus)
Communication with Dr. T.

• Please ask questions whenever
  you have any problems with the
  material of the course

• If you need extra help or have a
  question outside of class,
  please send me an E-mail or
  make a phone call or an
  appointment with me.
• Lecture Grade = numerical average of 5
  scheduled examinations
• The only opportunity to earn extra
  points in lecture is by taking the
  optional Extra Lecture Exams (T.B.A.)
• Lecture Exams include at least 10%
  additional “bonus points”
• Lab Grade (Dr. T.) = homework
  assignments (30%), quizzes (10%), and 2
  practical examinations (30% each)
• The final exams are not comprehensive
  Make-up exams
• Make-up exams are permitted for only
  those students with excused absences

• It is the student's obligation to arrange
  for make-up exams within 48 hours

• Make-up exams will not receive the
  benefit of bonus points

• Failure "to be prepared" is not a valid
  My Expectations and
  Your Responsibilities
• Prepare Before Each Class Period
   Read the Assigned Chapter before it is
   discussed in class.

   If you cannot read the text before class, then
   you should at least inspect the figures.

   If you cannot read the text before class, then
   you should at least inspect the on-line
   PowerPoint presentations.
My Expectations and
Your Responsibilities
  • Prepare for the Examinations
     Read the Assigned Chapters well before
     the day of the exam.
     Review the exam review guides on Dr.
     Thompson’s web site.
     Review learning materials such as
     Interactive Physiology
     Ask questions of me in or outside of class
     if you need assistance in understanding the
     Do not ask me “What will be on the
     The exam questions will be selected from
     the exam review guides found on-line.
My Expectations and
Your Responsibilities
• Be courteous to your classmates
   No talking among yourselves which disturbs other

• You may interrupt me to ask a question at
  any time – raise your hand

• You are welcome to seek additional help
  from me outside of class

• You should take advantage of all the
  additional support materials available to you
  such as Interactive Physiology
Use the Web Resources

• Dr. Thompson’s Web Site
• Dr. Schiller’s Web Site
• Dr. Pitts’ Web Site
• My A&P

• Let’s take a look at Dr. T’s
The Anatomy and Physiology Place

•   Get Ready for A&P (Do this first!)
•   Interactive Physiology
•   Anatomy 360
•   PhysioEx
•   Games and Tutorials
•   Histology
•   Games and Tutorials
•   Bone Tutorial
•   Muscle Tutorial
Using the Web Resources
• If you have difficulty accessing the
  various web resources, please let me
• You are not to use the computers and
  printers in the A&P labs to print out
  copies of the A&P PowerPoint
  presentations and other A&P review
• You may print them at APSU student
  computer labs – be sure to print in
  such a way as to conserve paper.
 Don’t Lose Your Way

• You can be successful in this
  course by using only the textbook,
  the lab manual, and the materials
  bundled with them
• All the extra material is available,
  but don’t get lost in it
• Spend some time studying for A&P
  each day and each week
Don’t Lose Your Way

•You cannot cram
 for an A&P exam!
   Warning: Exam
   dates are closer
  than they appear!
To Be Ready for A&P Lab

• Print out the Lab Guide from APSU
  D2L Biol 2011 or my Biol 2011 web
  page prior to coming to that week’s

• Read the material in the Lab Guide
  and the material in your Lab
  Manual to which you are directed
  in the Lab Guide.
Welcome to A&P

• Any Questions?
Welcome to A&P

Let’s Begin With Chapter One

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