The Bog

Welcome! Here you become mired in the depths of Biology, Anatomy & Physiology. Put on your waders and come in... the mud's fine...

Here you will find my contact information, schedule, and course materials listed by course number.

  • Prospective 241 students: 2 messages for you-
  • 22 Mar 2017, 10:30 pm

    NEW in BIOL& 242:
  • A final gradesheet with Final Exam scores and Course grades is posted.
  • Updated schedule for the quarter: here.

  • Attributes for College Success, click here for a list of characteristics that align with success in college science courses.

  • Here are interesting articles if you are interested in Learning and Understanding information:
  • Why Students Think They Understand - When They Don't
  • Why Students Think They Understand - When They Don't (a second link to same article as above with more good stuff...see the links...)
  • How to improve your memory
    Read this helpful article by Daniel Willingham here
  • How to remember stuff: Self testing, read this short piece
  • "Can/should I use my laptop to take notes in class?" Answer: at your own cost - read this piece:
    A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop
  • Another piece regarding laptop use in the classroom...

  • OPEN LAB hours for BIOL 242 students during Winter Quarter 2016 ROOM SCI 104

    Study strategy sessions: more coming Spring quarter, will be announced in class and here.

    From former successful students: Useful suggestions about studying efficiently and learning effectively

    Bring a pen/pencil, some paper, and your 2nd favorite drink.

    Friday September 30th, 2 pm in SCI 104
    Monday Oct 10, 6:30 pm in SCI 103
    Wednesday Oct 12th, 2 pm and 4pm in SCI 104, 6:30 pm in SCI 103
    Thursday Oct 13th, 9 am , 11 am and 2 pm in SCI 104

    Contact information

    Biology 160

  • BIOL& 160 General Biology is the required prerequisite for BIOL& 241 Human Anaotmy and Physiology I. A grade of C or better is required to take BIOL& 241.
  • Biology 241 Course Materials

  • Prospective 241 students: 2 messages for you:
  • Required Books: Common Question: Can I use a previous edition of a required course textbook or lab atlas? click here for the answer.

  • Things you should know from BIOL& 160 for BIOL& 241 and 242: available here

  • Biology 242

  • A C or better in BIOL&241 is required to take BIOL& 242.

  • ALL THE TIME you now have!!! What is there to do after A&P, besides feel lonely for your one-of-a-kind special A&P chums?...You could hang with them and ponder anatomy, or....: READ a BOOK for FUN! Click here for a list of some great and interesting reads. Some of these were mentioned in class along the way.

  • 242 Grades Click on the link to see your test scores. You will need the secret name you were given. Please keep track of your secret name, and do not share it with others unless you want them to be able to see your grades. If you lose your secret name, or need a new one, I can provide one for you in person. I do not send secret names via email.

  • Thanks for a great quarter. It was a pleasure to lead you through the wonders of A&P. Now- Say hi to those people you live with...Relax, rejuvenate, and replenish the ATP in your brain. :) See the Book list above for exciting non-academic reading, although you will use your newly learned inner nerdy knowledge to enjoy them.

  • Final exam/ Course Grade comments:
  • Updated schedule for the quarter: here.
  • Click BIOL 242 WInter 2017 Syllabus No need to print this; student copies will be provided on the first day of class.
  • Lecture handouts

  • Feel free to print these out and bring to class, to save ink, change your printer settings to "draft quality" and use B/W instead of color.

    LINKS: Useful and interesting

    Histology links

    Great site at University of Michigan Medical School 

    Zoomified Histology, really cool to use. 

    Another LUMEN site: 

    A good selection of links to help you learn Histology (useful for other topics, too).

    Good Histo images at Microscopic Anatomy Atlas:

    Dozens of sights here: 

    Histology Reference

    FREE online atlas

    Website for Dr. Anna Ross' Histology course

    San Diego Mesa College resources for Anatomy lab: models and histology

    A Pronunciation of Anatomical Terms

    Glossary of Anatomical terms

    Historical Anatomies

    Online Orthopedic text - Bones, Muscles, Nerves

    Website of AAA, resources for those interested in the science of Anatomy

    Full of excellent pictures of dissections, try the Question of the Week, or take an online Practicum.

    A fantastic resource, lots of good information, see the Anatomic Variation link!

    A digital version of Gray's Anatomy, not the TV series.

    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society

    A good site to bone up with.

    A good selection of topics to help you learn.

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