Zoology Spring 2015 370-01 Vertebrate Physiology
Syllabus

Course Schedule ***
Weekly course activities must be completed in the following order:
Sherwood readings, online notes,  exams, and assignments. 

Week 1

Topic                            

Readings

8th edition notes

Recorded Lectures

Exam Study Guides

M 1/12                                   

Introduction

cell physiology

                    Chapter2                             

                                                                         

                                     

Review sheet exam  1

W 1/14

cell physiology

Chapter 2

Sherwood 2

 

Review sheet exam 2

F 1/16 lab

No lab meeting

 

 

 

Review sheet exam 3

F 1/16

Homeostasis

Chapter 1

 Sherwood 1

 Homeostasis  1
Homeostasis  2
Homeostasis  3

 Review sheet exam
4                                    

Week 2

 

 

 

 

Final exam review sheet

*M 1/19 MLK

No class

W  1/21

Homeostasis

Chapter 1

 

 

 

F  1/23 lab

Lab Safety
Membrane potentials

Chapter 3

 

 

 

F 1/23

TBA

 

 

 

 

Week 3

 

 

.

.

.

M 1/26

TBA

 

 

 

 

W 1/28

Membrane potentials

Chapter 3

Sherwood 3

Membranes and potentials

 

F 1/30 lab

Human reflex physiology

  

  

  

  

F

Membrane potentials

Chapter 3

 

 

 

Week 4

  

  

  

  

  

M 2/2

Neural and hormonal  communication

Chapter 4

Sherwood 4

Potentials and neural communication

 

W 2/4

Neural and hormonal communication

Chapter 4

 

 

 

F 2/6 lab

Exam 1 (chapters 1,2,3)

 

 

 

 

F 2/6

Neural and Hormonal communication

Chapter 4

 

 

 

Week 5

 

 

 

 

 

M 2/9

Central nervous system

Chapter 5

Sherwood 5

 

 

W 2/11

Central nervous system

Chapter 5

 

 

 

F 2/13 lab

General sensation

 

 

 

 

F 2/13

Central nervous system

Chapter 5

 

 

 

Week 6

 

 

 

 

 

M 2/16

Peripheral nervous system Afferent division

Chapter 6A (to pg. 195)

Sherwood 6A

PNS 6A lecture 

 

W 2/18

Peripheral nervous system efferent division

Chapter 6A (to pg. 195)

 

 

 

F 2/20 lab

lab exam 1 (reflex physiology, general sensation)

 

 

 

 

F

Peripheral nervous system efferent division

Chapter 6A (to pg. 195)

 

 

 

Week 7

 

 

 

 

 

M 2/23

Peripheral nervous system afferent division

Chapter 6B (pg. 195 to end)

Sherwood 6B

PNS 6B

 

W 2/25

Peripheral nervous system afferent division

Chapter 6B (pg. 195 to end)

 

 

 

F 2/27 lab

Exam 2 (4,5,6A)

 

 

 

 

F 2/27

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8

 

 

 

 

 

M 3/2

Peripheral nervous system Efferent division

Chapter 7

Sherwood 7

 

 

W 3/4

Peripheral nervous system Efferent division

Chapter 7

 

 

 

F 3/6 lab

Vision

 

 

 

 

F 3/6

 Muscle

Chapter 8

 

 

 

**Week 9

 

 

 

 

 

M 3/9  BREAK

 

 

 

W 3/11    BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

F 3/13 lab  BREAK

Endocrine Physiology
take home lab
 

 

 

 

 

F 3/13   BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10

 

 

 

 

 

M 3/16

Muscle

Chapter 8

Sherwood 8

Muscle Lecture

 

W 3/18

Cardiac

Chapter 9

 Sherwood 9

 Animation

 

F 3/20 lab


Hearing and Equilibrium

 

 

 

 

F 3/20

Cardiac

Chapter 9

 

 

 

Week 11

 

 

 

 

 

M  3/23

Blood vessels

Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Sherwood

 

 

W 3/25

Blood vessels

Chapter 10

 

 

 

F 3/27 lab

Exam 3 (6B,7,8)

   

  

  

 

F 3/27

Blood vessels

Chapter 10

 

 

 

*Week 12

 

 

 

 

 

M 3/30

Body defenses

Chapter 12

Sherwood 12 old notes

Body defenses

 

W 4/1

Body defenses

Chapter 12

 

 

 

*F 4/3 lab 
GOOD FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

*F 4/3 GOOD FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

Week 13

 

 

 

 

 

M 4/6

Kidney

Chapter 14

Sherwood 14 old notes

 

 

W 4/8

Kidney

Chapter 14

  

  

  

F 4/10 lab


Blood pressure and pulse determinations

 

 

 

 

F 4/10

Kidney

Chapter 14

 

 

 

Week 14

 

 

 

 

 

M 4/13

Central endocrine glands

Chapter 18

Sherwood 18 old notes

 

 

W  4/15

Central endocrine glands

Chapter 18

 

 

 

F  4/17  lab

Exam 4 (9,10,12)

 

 

 

 

F 4/17

Central endocrine glands

Chapter 18

 

 

 

Week 15

 

 

 

 

 

M   4/20

Peripheral endocrine glands

Chapter 19

Sherwood 19 old notes

Peripheral endocrine 19

 

W  4/22

Peripheral endocrine glands

Chapter 19

 

 

 

F 4/24 lab

Lab exam 2  (vision, hearing and equilibrium)
Human cardiovascular physiology blood pressure and pulse determinations

 

 

 

 

F 4/24

peripheral endocrine glands

Chapter 19

 

Week 16

   

   

   

M 4/27

TBA

 

 

 

 

W 4/29

TBA

 

 

 

 

4/30  Last day of classes

Graduating seniors take exams. Time to be announced. Resolve all grading issues by 4 PM on  5/1.

 

 

 

 

F 5/2- 5/8 Final exams

Mon. 5/4 at 2:00PM

*** This is a tentative schedule.  The text we are using is new, therefore the instructor reserves the right to alter the schedule at any time.  It is your responsibility to be in class and check your blackboard page in order to keep pace with any changes made to the schedule or assignments.***

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