Exam #3 Study Guide - Spring 2014

Exam Date & Start Times: 17 March 2014
7:40AM Lab section - Exam begins at 8:30am (please arrive 5 minutes prior)
12:50PM Lab section - Exam begins at 12:55pm (please arrive 5 minutes prior)

Bring to each lab exam:

  1. #2 pencils,
  2. large eraser,
  3. scantron #882

All other materials must be put away (i.e. in cabinets or at the front or side of the room).  Test forms and other materials will be provided as necessary.

Exam Format:

The exam is worth 125 points and consists of a mix of true/false, multiple choice, short answer and fill-in identification questions (with displays at multiple stations that you will need to be able to identify, name, describe and/or explain). Remember that the exam will cover all material from BOTH the lecture and the lab. You will have up to 2 hours (if needed) to complete the exam so there should not be any time pressure. Note that once the exam begins you will not be able to leave and return (please visit the rest room prior to test time).

How to study:

You should review all of the lecture and lab material since the previous exam which includes the following lectures and associated labs:

Lecture Topics: Chpts   Labs:
Muscular System I-IV 9, 10, 11   Lab 7 - Muscular System

Identification of skeletal muscles on cadavers will be emphasized but you should also be prepared to answer general questions about muscle (i.e. general functions, skeletal muscle cell structure, compare & contrast muscle types etc.). Use your lab manual, lecture outlines and notes as your guide to the material you need to know. Note: All of the information presented in the lab manual is important (unless specifically noted otherwise). Terms that are underlined are particularly important, you should be able to identify, describe, explain and/or define them.

Although you should have a clear understanding of all the material covered in all lectures and labs the exam will be more heavily weighted towards certain topics. Below is a list of topics that have been covered in class and the approximate proportion of the exam that will review each of these topics (use this list with caution, the italicized  lists are intended as a general guide only). Remember, your primary "study guide" is your lab manual.

I. General Muscle Structure and Function  (~10%)

II. General Characteristics of Gross Muscle Anatomy  (~15%)

III. Skeletal Muscle Cellular Structure (~20%)

IV. Gross Anatomy of the Muscles (Head, Neck, Trunk and Limbs) (~55%)

Note:  The amount of time you spend in the lab working hands on with the material will directly effect your understanding of anatomy. Rooms are available in the SM building (SM 55F - biology study room, SM 5 - math resource center), the library and in the Fox building for group study. Use your lecture and lab notes along with your handouts as your guide. Use the text and other resources (i.e. study guide, web links, coloring books, video etc.) as references, and practice by answering the questions in the lab manual and in the text. There is a lot to learn in this class, take advantage of the resources available to you, do all your reading, review your notes, form a study group, and ask questions. Remember, studying is work, but it should also be interesting. I hope you are enjoying what you are learning. You will learn a lot in this course!