Lecture 1 - Dr. Stanescu Office: Gittings Room 108 email:

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Dr. Stanescu Office: Gittings Room 108 email: stanescu@email.arizona.edu Office phone: 621-2795 Office Hours in Gittings 3D Monday 9-10:30am Friday 3-4:30pm
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How to study: • Focus on the information presented in lecture – Take notes during lecture and ask questions during class and during breaks – Highlight terms found on figures – you only need to know the terms mentioned in class • Read the textbook to clarify difficult concepts and use the figures to study anatomy • Manage your time well – Plan your study times, review times and study center (hands-on learning) times – Learn as much as possible while you are in lab
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‘Science as a Way of Knowing’ Science is not a collection of facts or concepts. .. It’s a way to determine what is ‘fact’ and to develop concepts So (later in this lecture) we’ll ask: ‘How do we know that….?’ using the ‘Scientific Method’
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Anatomy: Study of Structure Physiology: Study of Function Structure without function is ‘empty’ Function without structure is without mechanism
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Characteristics of Living Systems 1) Metabolism 2) Responsiveness 3) Movement 5) Reproduction
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Characteristics of Living Systems A. Metabolism = sum of all chemical processes breakdown of large molecules into small building new structural components (proteins) providing chemical energy for cells B. Responsiveness detect & respond to changes in internal or external environment electrical signals, hormone or glandular secretion
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C. Movement (at any structural level)
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Lecture 1 - Dr. Stanescu Office: Gittings Room 108 email:

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