Bio 3058. Physiological Control Systems
Spring Semester 2016

Professor: Paul S.G. Stein

Systems physiology with emphasis on human physiology. Examination Schedule: Tests, at which attendance is required, will be given from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays: February 18, March 24, and April 21. No makeup exams will be given. Therefore, do not schedule any conflict for the evenings of the exams. Prereqs: Bio 2960 and Chem 112A. Must be taken for a letter grade.

Announcements

  1. Bio 3058 exam rooms are assigned according to the first two letters of your last name:
    A-LI: Simon 1 (in the basement of Simon Hall--located between Francis Field and the DUC)
    LO-Z: Lab Sci 300

  2. Exam 1 is Thursday, February 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Arrive about 15 minutes early to check in, and bring your university ID. No food, no cell phones, no calculators, no electronic devices, no books, no notes, no backpacks, etc. are allowed at your seats; phones must be off and in backpacks at the front of the room. NOTE 6:00PM START TIME!

  3. Use a dark black pencil or a dark black pen or a dark blue pen. No red pens or no red pencils can be used. There will be 25 questions with the format of
    A: Fill in A if A is the only correct answer.
    B: Fill in B if B is the only correct answer.
    C: Fill in C if C is the only correct answer.
    D: Fill in D if both A and B are correct (and C is NOT correct).
    E: Fill in E if both A and C are correct (and B is NOT correct).
    F: Fill in F if both B and C are correct (and A is NOT correct).
    G: Fill in G if A and B and C are all correct.
    H: Fill in H if none of the above are correct (A is NOT correct and B is NOT correct and C is NOT correct).
    ONLY MARK ONE LETTER PER QUESTION

  4. Exam 1 will cover material from the January 22 - February 15 Stein Lectures. CONTROL and TRANSPORT material will be covered on Exam 1. NEURON material will include signal transduction, neuron morphology, resting potential, action potential; NEURON material discussed in lectures up to and including the February 15 Lecture will be covered on Exam 1.

  5. Stein TAs will hold their weekly TA review session from 6:00PM-7:00PM in McDonnell 162 on Tuesday February 16. They will cover the material of the previous two lectures as well as review material from the beginning of the course.

  6. Stein will hold a question-and-answer session from 6:00PM-7:00PM in McDonnell 162 on Wednesday, February 17. Bring hardcopies of the 3058 Handout and the in-term and final exams from prior years.

  7. Stein will answer questions on the BlackBoard Discussion Board that are posted up to 8:00AM on Thursday February 18. BlackBoard questions posted after 8:00AM Thursday February 18 will be answered over the weekend.

  8. Stein TAs will hold their Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday office hours in Life Sciences 112 according to the hours posted on the TA webpage, http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio3058/ta.html.

  9. Stein TAs will hold their Thursday office hours in Life Sciences 108 according to the hours posted on the TA webpage, http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio3058/ta.html.

  10. There will be 3 one-hour in-term exams from 6:00pm-7:00pm on selected Thursdays: February 18, March 24, and April 21. There will be a two-hour final exam from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Friday, May 6, 2016. All exam questions will be multiple choice. All in-term exams and the final exam will be cumulative and will test material presented in all previous course lectures. 50% of the total course score will be calculated from the sum of the scores of the best two in-term exams; the score for the lowest in-term exam will be dropped. 50% of the total course score will be calculated from the score on the final exam. No makeup exams will be given. There will be 25 questions on each in-term exam and 50 questions on the final exam.

  11. There are 9 outstanding undergraduate TAs who hold office hours, have regularly-scheduled tutoring sessions, give review sessions, and post TA lecture notes on the course website. TA review sessions during the semester are on Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm in McDonnell 162. The first TA review session in McDonnell 162 was on Tuesday January 26 from 6:00pm-7:00pm; the last TA review session in McDonnell 162 will be on Tuesday April 26 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. The TAs will give a comprehensive TA review in Brown 100 from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Tuesday May 3. Stein will answer questions on a Blackboard Discussion Board and will hold question-and-answer sessions from 6:00pm-7:00pm in McDonnell 162 on the following Wednesdays: February 17, March 23, April 20, and May 4.

  12. The course will be videotaped and streaming videos of the course lectures will be posted in Blackboard. The required text for Bio 3058 is the 14th Edition of "Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function" by Widmaier, Raff, and Strang. Stein's syllabus refers to specific pages in Vander 14th Edition. During Stein's lectures, there will be specific mention of important figures from Vander 14th Edition as well as key pages from Vander 14th Edition. The pagination and figure numbers from Vander 14th Edition is different from the pagination and figure numbers from prior editions. Therefore, do not use prior editions of Vander: only use Vander 14th Edition. Vander 14th Edition will be also be used in Spring 2017 and Spring 2018 in Dr. Clark's Human Physiology course, Biology 328. For those who will be taking the MCAT exams, Vander 14th Edition will be a very helpful review of Physiology material.


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