Syllabus, BIO 2310, Fall 2015

BIO 2310 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Prerequisite is BIO 1080/90, General Biology I & Lab

Instructor: Dr. C. Hays; Office: 2032 Science Bldg.

Phone: 303-556-8485, 303-556-3213; Fax: 303-556-6426; E-mail: [email protected]; Home Page:

Lecture: 9:30-noon TR

Lab: 12:30-6:10 T (CRN 59780) or R (CRN 59917) SI 2087

Office Hours: Friday 9-2

  • REQUIRED TEXT: Seeley’s Anatomy & Physiology, 10th Ed., by Van Putte, Regan and Russo; (If you don’t want a hard copy of the text, you may also purchase the e-book with Connect Access for 2 semesters instead: ISBN 0780077421465 VanPutte: ConnectPlus Access Card Anatomy &  Physiology 2 Semester Access) REQUIRED LAB MANUAL: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, 12th Ed. – Cat versionby Elaine Marieb
  • Lecture outlines and objectives from Hays Home Page, BIO 2310


August 18 Introdution, Anatomical terminology, Tissues, Skeletal Tissue, Intro to Skeleton Chapter 1, 4, 6


Membranes, Homeostasis: This is review material and must be done at home. Glance at 2 and 3 (esp. pages 59-75)
August 20 Axial and Appendicular Skeletons Chapter 7
August 25 More Skeleton & Articulations Chapter 8
August 27 – 9:30-10:30 EXAM 1
August 27– 11:00 – 12:00 Muscle Physiology: Characteristics of Muscle Tissue, Types of Skeletal Muscle Fibers and Movement of Skeletal Muscles Chapter 9
Sept 1 Human Muscles Chapter 10
Sept 3 Skeletal Muscle Tissue, Contraction, Responses of Skeletal Muscle
Sept 8 Human Muscles  
Sept 10 – 9:30-10:30 EXAM 2
Sept 10 – 11:00-12:00 Nervous System Chapter 11
Sept 15 Nervous System Chapter 12
Sept 17 Nervous System Chapter 13
Sept 22 Nervous System Chapter 14
Sept 24 – 9:30-10:30 EXAM 3
Sept 24 – 11:00-12:00 Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 16
Sept 29 ANS & Sensory Physiology Chapter 15 & pp. 467-484
October 1 Special Senses
October 6 Special Senses  
October 8 EXAM 4

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  • 1. LECTURE EXAMS: There will be 4 lecture exams for a total of 450 points. All exams are cumulative. Exams 1,2,3 are each worth 100 points- with about 10-15% of exams 2 & 3 covering “old” material. The final is worth 150 points-with 100 points new material and 50 points cumulative. Lecture exams consist of objective, short answer, and essay questions.
  • 2. LAB EXAMS: There will be 2 lab exams each worth 50 points plus 1 computer assignments each worth 10 points (110 total). Lab exams will consist of short answer and identification questions. The lab, therefore, will be worth about 1/4 of your course grade. The computer exercise is Physioex Exercise 2 in lab manual, the Physioex Skeletal Muscle Physiology Computer simulation. You may do this exercise at home. It is due on your very next lab period when we dissect the brain. Instructions for the exercise may be found in your lab manual. The computer exercise may also be found at www.mastering Upon completion, complete the review sheet online OR the one in your lab manual. 10 points are possible for complete and accurate completion of the review sheet.
  • 3. POINT TOTALS: The total number of points possible for the course is 560. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:
    • A= 504-560
    • B = 448-503
    • C = 392-447
    • D = 336-391
    • F = Fewer than 336 points
  • 4. There will not be any exam make-ups allowed excepting for extenuating circumstances. If this occurs, I must be notified in person or by phone message BEFORE the exam begins. Make-up exams will be essay tests.
  • 5. Lab exam make-ups MUST be taken within one week of scheduled exam date.
  • 6. The room door closes 15 minutes after the start of the class period on exam day. No exam may be started after this time.
  • 7. EXTRA CREDIT – You may earn up to 2 points of EXTRA CREDIT per textbook chapter by submitting multiple choice quiz results to your instructor, for a total of 30 extra credit points. (No credit given for chapter 5.) You may access these quizzes from Seeley’s website ( You do not need any access code. Go to the Online Learning Center, Student Edition. Next choose the chapter that you wish to study and take the Multiple Choice quiz (either quiz 1 OR 2, not both). Take the quiz by clicking on the answer. Submit the quiz and E-mail the results to your instructor. Submit each quiz only once. You may only submit corresponding chapter quizzes before, or on, exam day over those particular chapters. For example, once you have taken Exam 1, you may no longer submit quiz results for Chapters 1-8. (For technical help on Seeley’s website, contact


  • 1. There will not be any exam (lab or lecture) make-ups allowed excepting for extenuating circumstances. If this occurs, I must be notified in person or by phone message BEFORE the exam begins. Make-up exams will be essay tests.
  • 2. Lab exam make-ups MUST be taken within one week of scheduled exam date.
  • 3. The room door closes 15 minutes after the start of the class period on exam day. No exam may be started after this time.
  • 4. Student Behavior: a) The student assumes certain obligations of performance and behavior while attending Metro State. Refer to the student standards of conduct in your Student Handbook. b) Cheating of any sort will result in immediate expulsion with a grade of F. c) Students who disrupt class in any way (which includes whispering to your neighbor) will be asked to leave class. d) Please turn off cell phones before class. e) Cell phones must be put away during exams and when going over graded exams during class.

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