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Biology 2A03

Integrative Physiology of Animals

Winter Term - 2012

BIOLOGY 2A03
Integrative Physiology of Animals Winter Term 2012
INSTRUCTOR: INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT: LECTURES: Grant B. McClelland, Ph.D., LS 228 Thelma Leech, LSB 118, Ext 24629, leecht@mcmaster.ca Monday, Wednesday, 8:30-9:20 am; MDCL 1305 Friday, 10:30 11:20 am, MDCL 1305 Monday to Friday, 2:30 to 5:20 pm or 8:30 to 11:20 am. Labs are held in LS 109 or 110. Please check your lab assignment to make sure that you know which lab room your section is assigned to. An additional lab section may be added if needed. Students must attend the lab section to which they have been assigned. Those with conflicts should arrange their own lab change through SOLAR. It is your responsibility to show up to the correct lab section and lab room.

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TEXTS: A) Lectures: Required Textbook: Principles of Human Physiology, Editions 3 to 4 By Germann and Stanfield, Pearson Benjamin Cummings B) Labs: Lab handouts will be available online. MARKS: 30% 30% 40% 3 Quizzes @ 10% each (written during lecture slots; Room assignments for quizzes will be announced online); quizzes are cumulative *Laboratories Final Exam; exam is cumulative and covers all topics

* No special lab notebook is required for the lab but you must have a way to record data. You should also bring your textbook and class notes to the lab with questionnaires. In event of a storm closure check online for alternate arrangements for those lab sections. IMPORTANT NOTE: POLICY REGARDING MISSED WORK IN THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE: Beginning in September 2010, undergraduate students who have missed academic work due to an absence will use the improved on-line self-reporting tool, named the McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF). The MSAF can be reached at https://pinjap01.mcmaster.ca/msaf/ . If you are absent from the university for a minor medical reason, lasting fewer than 5 days, you may report your absence, once per term, without documentation, using the McMaster Student Absence Form. Absences for a longer duration or for other reasons must be reported to your Faculty/Program office, with documentation, and relief from term work may not necessarily be granted. When using the MSAF, report your absence to leecht@mcmaster.ca . You must then contact Thelma Leech immediately (normally within 2 working days) by email at leecht@mcmaster.ca to learn what relief may be granted for the work you have missed, and relevant details such as revised deadlines, or time and location of a make-up exam. Please note that the MSAF may not be used for term work worth 30% or more, nor can it be used for the final examination. If you have missed work, it is your responsibility to speak with Thelma Leech LSB 118, leecht@mcmaster.ca as soon as possible.

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Biology 2A03

Integrative Physiology of Animals

Winter Term - 2012

IMPORTANT NOTE Students MUST complete a minimum of 75% of the course work (lab + quizzes) to obtain credit for Biology 2A03, even if they have approved notes from the Associate Deans office. Missed labs:
A. Partial and formal Lab reports: If you miss attending labs and you have a note from the Associate Deans office (using the McMaster Student Absence Form), you must still do the required report using data posted online OR obtained from your TA OR Mrs. Leech. If it is not possible to complete the lab report using class data a make up assignment may be provided. Your lab report will be due the same time as the rest of your section. Please note: If you do not obtain a McMaster Student Absence Form you will receive a mark of zero for that lab also see note on missed work policy for minimum requirements for credit in the course. If you obtain a McMaster Student Absence Form for the due date of a semi-formal or formal lab report, the lab report is still due. Contact Mrs. Leech to arrange a new due date. NOTE: The McMaster Student Absence Form does not give you an exemption for semi-formal or formal lab reports or in class assignment, they either excuse you from attending the lab itself or may give you an extension of the due date. Unless you hand in a semi-formal or formal lab report even though you have completed a McMaster Student Absence Form. The semi-formal and formal lab reports can be completed using class data posted online or obtained from Mrs. Leech or your TA. If you miss a lab with an in class assignment you must contact Mrs. Leech. You will be given an alternate assignment to complete. POLICY ON LATE LAB REPORTS i) Partial or formal lab reports are due one week from the date of you lab class at 5 pm. You submit your lab report to the Biology 2A03 drop boxes which are located by the first floor elevators in Life Sciences. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your lab report is submitted to the correct lab drop box. Lab reports submitted to the incorrect box will be considered to be submitted late and will receive a grade of zero. If a lab report is an in class assignment it is due at the end of your lab period. No extra time will be given. If part of the in class lab assignment is designated as a pre-lab assignment, it is due at the start of the lab class and must be handed it to your TA before the lab starts. Lab reports received after the above deadlines will not be marked and will receive a grade of zero. The McMaster Student Absence Form does not excuse you from handing in any form of lab report in Biology 2A03. It will only allow you to negotiate an extension in the due date. See the note in the box above.

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IMPORTANT DATES (Other) Jan 3 Classes begin Jan 16 - 20 Labs 1 tutorial for ALL lab sections (Odd & Even). Location TBA. Jan 11 Last day to register or add, drop Jan 23 Lab 2 start of regular labs for ODD lab sections Jan 30 Lab 2 start of regular labs for EVEN lab sections Feb. 03 Test #1 10:30 11:20 am (lecture slot) Room assignments TBA Feb 20 - 24 Mid-term recess March 02 Test #2 - 10:30 11:20 am (lecture slot) Room assignments TBA March 23 Test #3 - 10:30 11:20 am (lecture slot) Room assignments TBA March 29 April 4 Test Ban Apr 4 Classes End

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Biology 2A03

Integrative Physiology of Animals

Winter Term - 2012

Labs contribute 30% towards the course final grade. Lab Lab 1 Human Nutrition & Energetics Lab 2 Do-It-Yourself Heart Lab 3 Human Cardiovascular System Lab 4 Mouse Respiration Lab 5 Human Reflexes Type of report & length of time to prepare report Partial lab report & theory assignment, one week to complete both Partial lab report & theory assignment, one week to complete both Formal lab report, 3 weeks to complete* Formal lab report, 1 week to complete* In class report & pre-lab assignment, both due on date of lab Value lab contributes towards the 30% lab portion

4% 4% 10% 8% 4%

*The extra time available to complete the lab 3 report is reflected in the additional value of the lab report. Since the students have less time to complete the lab 4 formal lab report it has been given a lower mark value than lab 3.

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Biology 2A03

Integrative Physiology of Animals

Winter Term - 2012

Bio 2A03 2012 Lecture and Laboratory Schedule (Tentative, subject to change)
Week Date Lecture #, Topic and Source (Tentative schedule) 1,2,3; Introduction; Cells, Tissues, Compartments; Homeostasis; Protein activity Ch. 1,2,3 4,5,6; Transport Mechanisms I & II; Signal Transduction Ch. 4,5 7,8,9; Circulation I, II & III Ch. 14,15 (3rd & 4th Ed) 10,11,12; Circulation IV, V, VI Ch. 13,14 (3rd & 4th Ed) 13,14; Kidney I & II Ch 18 (3rd & 4th Ed.) Quiz#1 Fri, Feb. 03 15, 16,17; Kidney III, IV and V Ch 18, 19 (3rd & 4th Ed.) 18, 19, 20; Neurophysiology I, II, III Ch. 7,8 (3rd & 4th Ed.) Laboratory (Tentative) Schedule Laboratory due dates (tentative)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Jan. 3-6

No Labs

Jan. 9-13

Jan. 16-20

Introduction and Lab #1 Human Nutrition & Energetics Tutorial for ALL lab section, location TBA, 4% Lab #2 Do-it-yourself heart, 4% ODD LAB SECTIONS Lab 2 Do-It-Yourself Heart, 4% EVEN LAB SECTIONS Lab #3 Human Cardiovascular Function , 10% Formal lab report ODD LAB SECTIONS Lab #3 Human Cardiovascular, Function 10% Formal lab report EVEN LAB SECTIONS Mid Term recess, no lectures No Labs Lab 1 due, ALL sections (ODD & EVEN) ODD sections, Lab 2 Due in drop boxes EVEN Lab sections Lab 2 due

Jan. 23-27 Jan 30 Feb 3 Feb. 6-10

Feb. 13-17 Feb. 20-24

Feb. 27 Mar. 02

21; 22, 23; Neurophysiology IV, Cell metabolism I, Respiration I Ch. 8, 3, 16(3rd & 4th Ed.) Quiz #2 Fri, Mar 02 24, 25; Respiration II, III Ch. 16, 17(3rd Ed.)

Lab #4 Mouse Respiration 8% ODD LAB SECTIONS Formal lab report Lab #4 Mouse Respiration 8% Formal lab report. EVEN LAB SECTIONS Lab #5 Human Reflexes in class report 4% ODD LAB SECTIONS

Lab 3 due, ODD lab sections. Lab 3 due EVEN sections. Lab 4 formal report due ODD sections ODD sections Lab 5 report due in class Lab 4 formal report due ODD sections

Mar. 05- 09

26, 27, 28; Respiration IV, V, VI Mar. 12-16 Ch.18 (2nd Ed.); Ch. 17 (3rd & 4th Ed.) 29, 30, 31; Respiration Lab #5 Human Reflexes in EVEN sections Lab 5 VII, Hormones I, II Ch. Mar. 19-23 class report 4% rd report due in class 5,6,17 (3 Ed.) EVEN LAB SECTIONS Quiz #3 Fri., Mar. 23 Mar. 2832, 33; Muscle I, II Ch. Apr.1 12(3rd & 4th Ed.) No Lab No Labs 34, 35; Muscle III, IV, Apr. 4-5 Review Session Ch. 12 (3rd & 4th Ed.) *Changes to this schedule may occur; it is tentative as of June, 2011. Changes may be made during course development prior to January, 2012

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Integrative Physiology of Animals

Winter Term - 2012

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AVENUE TO LEARN In this course we will be Avenue to Learn as our online learning management system. Students are encouraged to use the discussion options in Avenue to Learn to contact their TAs and professors, to post questions regarding course material, and to discuss the content of the course. Avenue to Learn will be the primary means to disseminate information, announcements and electronic files (course outline, lab instructions, lecture outlines etc). Discussion folders will be set up for various topics in the course and students are strongly encouraged to use these resources. Students should be aware that, when they access the electronic components of this course, private information such as first and last names, user names for the McMaster e-mail accounts, and program affiliation may become apparent to all other students in the same course. The available information is dependent on the technology used. Continuation in this course will be deemed consent to this disclosure. If you have any questions or concerns about such disclosure please discuss this with the course instructor. STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING REGARDING AVENUE TO LEARN USAGE As a student enrolled in this course you have been granted permission to access an online learning management system, Avenue to Learn. Avenue to Learn course pages are considered an extension of the classroom and usage is provided as a privilege subject to the same code of conduct expected in a lecture hall (see relevant section of the student code of conduct below). This privilege allows participation in course discussion forums and access to supplementary course materials. Please be advised that all areas of Avenue to Learn, including discussion forums, are owned and operated by McMaster University. Any content or communications deemed inappropriate by the course instructor (or designated individual) may be removed at his/her discretion. Per the University Technology Services Code of Conduct, all members of the McMaster community are obligated to use computing resources in ways that are responsible, ethical and professional. Avenue to Learn Terms of Use are available at http://avenue.mcmaster.ca. Student Code of Conduct - Appendix D Major Offences include, but are not limited to: (h) engaging in disruptive behaviour. Disruptive behaviour is behaviour in class or out of class which involves substantial disorder and/or disrupts the operation of the University (j) engaging in verbal or non-verbal behaviour or communication toward an individual or group which is considered to be intimidating, harassing and/or discriminatory ACADEMIC DISHONESTY Attention is drawn to the Statement on Academic Ethics and the Senate Resolutions on Academic Dishonesty as found in the Senate Policy Statements distributed at registration and available in the Senate Office. Any student who infringes any one of these resolutions will be treated according to published policy. You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity. Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results in or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university. It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at http://www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

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Integrative Physiology of Animals

Winter Term - 2012

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty: 1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not ones own or for which other credit has been obtained. 2. Improper collaboration in group work. While students may find it helpful to discuss assignments with each other, it is not acceptable to prepare common answers. Where laboratories require you to work in groups the data obtained will be all the same, but your treatment of it (tables, graphs, Results & Discussion) must be your own individual work. Your answers to theory questions, results & discussion & computer derived graphs should be your own. For example, you and your lab partner(s) cannot print out 2 to 4 versions of the same graph(s) even though you are working with the same data. Each student must create and print out their own versions of the graphs in biology labs even though their data is the same as their lab partners. 3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations. GRADES Please discuss any uncertainties about term grades with Thelma Leech before the final exam is written. Grades obtained for 2A03 will be converted according to the following scheme, which is the one in general use at McMaster University. 90-100% 85-89% 80-84% 77-79% 73-76% 70-72% 67-69% A+ A AB+ B BC+ 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 63-66% 60-62% 57-59% 53-56% 50-52% 0-49% C CD+ D DF 5 4 3 2 1 0

COURSE MODIFICATIONS The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and Biology 2A03 Avenue site weekly during the term and to note any changes.

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