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Course : Physiology Spring 2022

Course Number
BIOL 3144
Section Number
Spring 2022
Bolin Hall, 127
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, May 05, 2022 8:00 am - 10:00 am

This course details the function of animal organs and organ systems, with attention to how these functions enable the organism to live in a particular environment. The focus is on physiology of humans. The expected outcome of this course is that the student will achieve a working knowledge of the function of the human body and the constituent organs. Students will be able to apply this information in pre-professional areas such as medical, veterinary, and dental schools, as well as nursing, clinical lab science, and graduate school.


            Biology 3054 and 3064, Chemistry 2001 and 2003 are required. Biology 3234 and 3334 are recommended.

Examination Material

The major exams will cover material presented in the lecture. Students should study the assigned text chapters, review lecture notes, and work problems in the text in preparation for the exams. Make-up tests will be available only for students with excused absences. The final exam will not be comprehensive but over material since exam 2.

Grade Determination:

The grade for this class will be based upon student's performance on the major exams, case studies in physiology, and the laboratory (including the research project). The breakdown for the grade is as follows:



Exams (3)                                           - 60% of grade

Laboratory Exercises                         - 15% of grade

Laboratory Written Reports (3)         - 10% of grade

Research Project                                           -  8% of grade

Case Studies                        (6)                                -  7% of grade



The final grade will be based upon the following system:


           90 and above =      A

           80 - 89           =      B

           70 - 79           =      C

           60 - 69           =      D

                                              Below 60       =      F

Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings and be seated at the beginning of class. Class attendance is crucial for maximum performance. Excessive absences may result in a student dropped from the course. Students should refer to the current MSU Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policy on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities. A passing grade in Physiology requires that students miss no more than 2 lab meetings during the semester.

For the lab exercises and reports, 5% will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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