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1 SYLLABUS Biology 4160, Section 1 VERTEBRATE PHYSIOLOGY Spring 2017 Dr. Fernando Galvez Class Meets: 202 Williams HALL Lecture Times:Tuesdays & Thursdays; 1:30-2:50 p.m. Office hours: Every Tuesday and Thursday (3-4 p.m.) except during scheduled LSU holidays. Please email me to make an appointment to meet outside of the regular office hour time slots. Instructor contact information: Life Sciences Building, Room 216 Phone: 578-0599 email: [email protected]Course description:This course will focus on the physiology of vertebrates at levels of biological organization ranging from the interaction of organ systems down to the action of individual molecules. This course will use an integrative approach to examine the principles of vertebrate physiology with an emphasis on mammalian systems. So, the course is targeted then to individuals who are interested in health sciences and in health science professions, such as medicine, dentistry, physical or occupational therapy, and physician assistance, or those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in physiology. It is an excellent preparation for the MCAT exam. Students should spend a minimum of two hours outside of the classroom for every hour in class previewing Powerpoint slides, reviewing pre-class videos, completing case studies, studying for quizzes and the final exam. Recommended text: Physiology, 5thEdition, 2014; L. Costanzo; Saunders Publisher; ISBN: 9781455708475. This textbook can be purchased at the LSU bookstore. Alternatively, hardcopy and digital copies of the textbook can be ordered from online vendors (e.g., -CONSULT-Online-Costanzo/dp/145570847X). Note: Be careful that you order the correct book if you decide to use outside vendors. There is at least one textbook written by the same author with a very similar name. I will use both Moodle and the Top Hat classroom response system in this course (see below).
2 Moodlewill be used to post the syllabus, introductory course material, lectures, and all assignments. I will post lecture slides 1 to 2 days before each lecture. Note that some of the lecture material will be posted as pre-lecture homework. These lectures will contain slides that have audio embedded in the slide. It is your responsibility to review these slides before the lecture that they will be presented. I have pop quizzes on this material.