Biology 48 - Course Schedule - Fall 2017
Reading for Silverthorn 6th Ed.


Biology 48: Human Physiology (return to top of page)
West Valley College - Fall 2017

TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE

Wk Date ! Lecture Topic (Q indicates tentative quiz dates) Text Chpt (6th ed. Silverthorn)
1 29-Aug Introduction / Homeostasis 1: 1-20, 6: 192-201 (rec 9: 314-317)

31-Aug Biomolecules 2
2 5-Sep Cell: Cell Chemistry / Metabolism 4: 98-117 (rec 2: 49-56, 4: all)

7-Sep Q1 Cell: Membrane Transport / Potentials 2: 44-46, 3: 65-69 (rec all), 5: 129-173
3 12-Sep Cell: Membrane Transport / Potentials 2: 44-46, 3: 65-69 (rec all), 5: 129-173

14-Sep Cell: Signalling 6
4 19-Sep Q2 Cell: Signalling 6

21-Sep E1 Muscle Physiology I 11: 391-393, 12
5 26-Sep Muscle Physiology II 11: 391-393, 12

28-Sep Muscle Physiology III 11: 391-393, 12
6 3-Oct Neurophysiology I (topics due) 8, (review 6)

5-Oct Q3 Neurophysiology II 8, (review 6)
7 10-Oct   Neurophysiology III 8, (review 6)

12-Oct Nervous System: ANS 11, (rec 9)
8 17-Oct Q4 Hematology 16, 18: 606-615

19-Oct E2 Immunology 24
9 24-Oct   Cardiovascular Physiology I (bibliography due) 14, 15

26-Oct Cardiovascular Physiology II 14, 15
10 31-Oct Cardiovascular Physiology III 14, 15

2-Nov Q5 Respiratory Physiology I 17, 18
11 7-Nov   Respiratory Physiology II 17, 18

9-Nov Digestive Physiology I (term paper due) 21
12 14-Nov Q6 Digestive Physiology II 21

16-Nov E3 Renal Physiology I 19, 20
13 21-Nov Renal Physiology II 19, 20

23-Nov Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes -
14 28-Nov   Endocrine Physiology I 6, 7, 22: 753-765, (rec 23)

30-Nov Q7 Endocrine Physiology II 6, 7, 22: 753-765, (rec 23)
15 5-Dec Reproductive Physiology I 26

7-Dec Q8 Reproductive Physiology II 26
16
12-Dec
  FINAL EXAM (165 pts.) (study guide)
Section #71397 - Tue, Dec 12th from 4:10PM-6:10PM in SM 58
† Note: the scheduled time for the final is based on the start time for the lecture.



Biology 48: Human Physiology (return to top of page)
West Valley College - Fall 2017

TENTATIVE LABORATORY SCHEDULE

Wk Date ! Topic ( * indicates report lab) Lab Chpt Text Ref (6th ed.)
1 29-Aug Introduction: Homeostasis 1, App. A, E 1: 10-20, 6: 192-201

31-Aug Bioinstrumentation 2, App. F -
2 5-Sep Data Presentation and Analysis 3 1: 20-25

7-Sep * Cellular Chemistry: Enzyme Activity 4 4: 98-109
3 12-Sep Cellular Metabolism: TCA 5 4: 109-128

14-Sep * Membrane Transport: Diffusion / Osmosis 6, App. B, C 5, append. B
4 19-Sep Review I / Quiz#2 / Lab Reports Due - -

21-Sep Practical Exam I (100 pts.) (study guide) - -
5 26-Sep Muscle Physiology I: Human 12 12

28-Sep * Muscle Physiology II: Frog 12 12
6 3-Oct Reflexes (topics due) 8 13

5-Oct * Neurophysiology: Action Potential 7 8
7 10-Oct Sensory Physiology I (lecture + lab) 9, 10, 11 9: 307-308, 10

12-Oct Sensory Physiology II (lecture + lab) 9, 10, 11 9: 307-308, 10
8 17-Oct Review II / Quiz #4 / Lab Reports Due - -

19-Oct Practical Exam II (125 pts.) (study guide) - -
9 24-Oct Hematology / Blood (bibliography due) 13, 14, App. E 16

26-Oct Cardiovascular I: Heart Sounds & ECG 15, App. E 14
10 31-Oct Cardiovascular II: Blood Pressure & Flow 16, App. E 14

2-Nov * Cardiovascular III: Pharmacology 17 11, 14
11 7-Nov * Respiration 18, App. E 17, 18

9-Nov Digestive Physiology (term paper due) 19 21
12 14-Nov Review III / Quiz #6 / Lab Reports Due - -

16-Nov Practical Exam III (125 pts.) (study guide) - -
13 21-Nov Renal Physiology I: Urinalysis 20 19-20

23-Nov   Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes - -
14 28-Nov *
*
Renal II: Volume Reg
Endocrine Physiology: GTT
21
22
19-20, 6-7, 22

30-Nov Exercise Physiology / Physical Fitness 23 6-7, 19-20, 22
15 5-Dec Nutrition (Pot-Luck!) 24, App. D 25

7-Dec Review IV / Quiz #8 / Lab Reports Due - 4, 22
16
13-Dec
  FINAL EXAM (165 pts.) (study guide)
Section #71397 - Tue, Dec 12th from 4:10PM-6:10PM in SM 58
† Note: the scheduled time for the final is based on the start time for the lecture.