Summer Quarter 2003, Second Four Weeks
Carl Moxey

Textbook
EN Marieb, 2001
Human Anatomy and Physiology, 5/e
Benjamin Cummings
ISBN 0-8053-4989-8
Lecture Date Lecture Topics
I Mo. 07 July Nervous System Organization and Function
II Tu. 08 July Brain Development and Anatomy 1
III Th. 10 July Brain Anatomy 2
IV Mo. 14 July Principles of Physiology
Membrane Transport Systems
V Tu. 15 July Introduction to Membrane Potentials
Action Potentials & Impulse Conduction by Neurons
VI Th. 17 July Mid-Term Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
VII Mo. 21 July Muscle Microanatomy and Physiology
VIII Tu. 22 July Basics of Neurophysiology
IX Th. 24 July Neurophysiologic Input:  Sensory Systems
X Mo. 28 July Neurophysiologic Output:  Motor Systems
XI Tu. 29 July Basics of Endocrinology
XII Th. 31 July Final Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
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Prerequisites BIO 4161 or equivalent is recommended.
Description Anatomy of the central nervous system:
  evolution and general design;
  anatomy of the brain stem, cerebellum, diencephalon, and cerebrum.
Membrane dynamics:
  structure of the membrane;
  movements across membranes;
  fluid and solute distribution.
Action potentials and impulse conduction.
Skeletal muscle physiology:
  muscle microanatomy;
  contraction;
  excitation-contraction coupling.
Cerebral functioning.
Sensory physiology:
  afferent signaling;
  receptor functions;
  pain.
Motor systems:
  efferent signaling;
  autonomic nervous system;
Endocrinology:
  intercellular chemical messengers;
  receptors;
  endocrine organs and their hormones;
  hormone chemistry;
  hormone action:
    postreceptor events;
    negative feedback;
    receptor regulation.
Course objectives To understand the anatomy and physiology of the human central nervous system and how it functions in homeostasis.
To understand the structure of the cell membrane and how it operates to regulate cellular input, output, and communication.
To understand the molecular basis of skeletal muscle contraction and the behavior of different fiber types.
To learn the endocrine organs and the hormones they produce, and to understand how the endocrine system functions in homeostasis.
To learn how to use the Internet as a tool for gathering information.
Methodology Class lectures based upon the distributed outlines. This material may, from time to time, be augmented by assigned readings, Internet searches, or video presentations.
Exams will be based on the lecture presentations and any other assigned material.
Requirements Two examinations, as specified on the fine print page.