Summer Quarter 2002
Carl Moxey

Class Date Laboratory Exercise
I M, 05 August Human Electrocardiogram
  Examination of the cardiac cycle
II Tu, 06 August Human Blood Pressure
  Measurement of blood pressure with sphygmomanometer
  Observation of blood pressure regulation during exercise
III Th, 08 August Blood
  Quantitative measurement of blood components
IV M, 12 August Human Ventilation
  Measurement of respiratory volumes and flow rates
  Observation of ventilation control processes
V Tu, 13 August Human Energy Metabolism
  Measurement of oxygen consumption
  Calculation of metabolic rate
VI Th, 15 August Mid-term quiz
A sampler of questions
VII M, 19 August Urinary Function
  Examine urinary regulation of water and ions
VIII Tu, 20 August Anatomy as Art
  Gunther von Hagen’s Body Worlds [video] 1
IX Th, 22 August Human Embryonic Development
  The Miracle of Life [video]
X M, 26 August Urogenital Histology
  Microscopic anatomy of the urinary and reproductive systems 2
XI Tu, 27 August Embryology
  Early vertebrate embryology 3, 4
XII Th, 29 August Final Quiz
A sampler of questions
Determination of the Grade
Lab quizzes     .......50%
Attendance     .......25%
Participation     .......25%
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Prerequisites General and Animal Biology laboratory or equivalent is recommended.
Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2 laboratory.
Text Prepared laboratory packet.
Course Description Anatomy & Physiology 3 Laboratory studies the physiology of the human cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, using human subjects for investigation, augmented with video and computer-assisted exercises.
Laboratory Exercises Human electrocardiogram:
  at rest;
  following exercise.
Human blood pressure measurements:
  at rest;
  following exercise.
  hemoglobin determination;
  erythrocyte counts;
  leukocyte counts;
  leukocyte identification.
Human respiration:
  measurement of volumes;
  effects of gas concentrations;
  effects of exercise.
Human energy metabolism:
  oxygen consumption;
  calculation of metabolic rate.
Urinary function:
  measurement of excretion of excess water and ions.
Human reproduction anatomy:
    fallopian tube;
    stucture of the uterus;
    external genitalia;
    ductus deferens;
    seminal vesicle;
Human embryology and parturition.
Urogenital histology:
  urinary bladder;
  fallopian tube;
  ductus deferens;
  seminal vesicle;
Vertebrate embryology:
  chick development;
  mammalian embryos.
Course objectives To identify selected structures of the urinary and reproductive systems through examination of models and specimens and by dissection.
To achieve practical dexterity in dissection and keenness of observation.
To understand how the cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems function in maintaining homeostasis.
To appreciate how to design experiments to test physiologic phenomena, to learn how to be organized in performing the experiments, to collect data accurately, and to prepare a detailed report of the exercise.
To learn how to use the Internet as a tool for augmenting knowledge learned in the laboratory exercises.
Although not required when taking the A&P 3 lecture course (BIO 4163), the data acquired during hands-on dissection and observation, and physiologic experimentation will facilitate the student’s comprehension of the lecture material.
Methodology Examination of anatomic and histologic material. The student will be responsible for being able to identify items specified in the laboratory guide handout. Material may be added to or deleted from this list as the instructor deems necessary.
Physiology exercises will be performed by the students carefully following the protocols within the laboratory guide. Any deviations from the prescribed procedures will be explained at the beginning of the laboratory session. On occasion, the student may have to prepare a written report for the laboratory exercise.
Laboratory exercise content may be augmented by assigned readings, Internet searches, or video presentations.
The quizzes used to assess the students’ knowledge may use specimens or illustrations.
Requirements The students must read the laboratory exercises prior to the session.
Two laboratory quizzes, with a good attendance and participation record.