Summer Semester 2004
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings
Carl Moxey

Textbooks EN Marieb, 2003
Human Anatomy and Physiology, 6/e
Benjamin Cummings
ISBN 0-8053-5462-X
BD Wingerd, 1996
Rat Dissection Manual
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN 0-8018-3690-5
Session Date Lecture Laboratory
I Mo. 09 August Respiratory Physiology [ Marieb: 22 ] Human Ventilation
Measurement of respiratory volumes
and flow rates
Observation of ventilation control processes
II Tu. 10 August Digestive System Anatomy [ Marieb: 23 ] Abdominopelvic Anatomy 1
  Examination of digestive system viscera
and their blood vessels
III Th. 12 August Abdominopelvic Anatomy 2
  Examination of urogenital structures
and their blood vessels
IV Mo. 16 August Digestive Physiology [ Marieb: 23 ] Abdominopelvic Anatomy 3
  Gross anatomy of human viscera [video]
V Tu. 17 August Nutrition & Metabolism [ Marieb: 24 ] Human Energy Metabolism
  Measurement of oxygen consumption
  Calculation of metabolic rate
VI Th. 19 August Mid-Term Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
Mid-Term Quiz
« A Sampler of Questions »
VII Mo. 23 August The Urinary System [ Marieb: 26 ] Urinary Function
  Examine urinary regulation of water and ions
VIII Tu. 24 August Reproductive System Anatomy [ Marieb: 27 ] Urogenital Histology
  Microscopic anatomy of the urinary
and reproductive systems
  Gross anatomy of human
reproductive system viscera [video]
IX Th. 26 August Reproductive Physiology 1, 2, and 3
[ Marieb: 27, 28 ]
  The Miracle of Life [video]
X Mo. 30 August Anatomy as Art
  Gunther von Hagenís Body Worlds [video] 1
XI Tu. 31 August Embryology
  Early vertebrate embryology 3, 4
XII Th. 02 September Final Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
Final Quiz
« A Sampler of Questions »
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  Lecture Laboratory
Prerequisites General and Animal Biology (BIO 4040-4042) or equivalent is strongly recommended.
Lecture and laboratory for Anatomy & Physiology 1 (BIO 4050) and 2 (BIO 4051) or equivalent is required.
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Description Respiratory physiology:
  physics of gases;
  composition of gases;
  gas transport.
Abdominopelvic anatomy:
  the ventral cavity;
  gut-tube design;
  blood supply;
  nerve supply;
  digestive system structures of the head:
    salivary glands
  digestive system structures of the abdomen
  and pelvis:
    small intestine
    large intestine
    liver and gallbladder
  urinary system;
  female reproductive system;
  male reproductive system;
Digestive system physiology:
  structure of the gut tube;
  regulation of digestive secretion;
  metabolism and energetics.
Urinary system physiology:
  homeostatic functions;
  formation of urine;
  regulation of acid-base balance.
Reproductive physiology:
  sex determination;
  gamete formation;
  the female hormonal system;
  the ovarian cycle;
  the uterine cycle;
  immunological aspects of pregnancy;
  gestational physiology;
  special considerations of the neonate.
Human respiration:
  measurement of volumes;
  effects of gas concentrations;
  effects of exercise.
Abdominopelvic anatomy:
  digestive system structures of the
  abdomen and pelvis:
    small intestine;
    large intestine;
  urinary system:
    urinary bladder.
  female reproductive system:
    uterine horn;
  male reproductive system:
    ductus deferens;
    seminal vesicles.
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 learn the anatomic components of the abdomen and pelvis and to understand their regional and systems relationships.
To understand the physiology of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary organ systems and how they function to maintain homeostasis.
To understand the hormonal control of reproduction and the processes of gamete formation, fertilization, gestation, parturition, and early post-natal physiology.
To learn how to use the Internet as a tool for gathering information.
To identify selected structures of the digestive, 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.
Data acquired during hands-on dissection and observation, and physiologic experimentation will facilitate the studentís comprehension of the lecture material.
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.
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 studentsí knowledge may use specimens or illustrations.
Requirements Two examinations and a good attendance record, as specified on the fine print page. The students must read the laboratory exercises prior to the session.
Two laboratory quizzes, with a good attendance and participation record.