Human Anatomy & Physiology Page
Mon. 7/28/14 -- Here is some additional info about Lecture Exam 1, including post-grading protocols, that we'll discuss at the end of lecture today.
Sun. 7/27/14 -- Grading update: I will need tomorrow (Monday) to finish up grading Lab Exam 1. I anticipate being able to return it to you in Tuesday's and Wednesday's labs. Thanks as always for your patience.
Sat. 7/26/14 -- Good job on Lecture Exam 1, folks: the average was 114.6/150 (76.4%). Find your score here. You'll get your graded Lecture Exam 1 back at the end of lecture on Monday.
Thu. 7/24/14 -- Now that our first big exam week is done, I encourage you all to exhale and try to do something fun to get away from A&P for a short break to recharge your batteries a bit. Then, when you're rip-roarin'-ready to go again, here are some things you can do to prepare for next week...
For lecture: as we discussed in lecture this week, you'll want to get back into your regular studying groove/routine of reading/skimming the relevant parts of the textbook chapter and reading through the lecture notes before class, and then after class getting in your 2nd reading of the relevant parts of the textbook chapter, followed by employing active studying techniques to build your understanding and then convert that understanding to knowledge. As you probably already know, we are well into our discussion of Ch. 16, and we will likely be able to finish it up and begin Ch. 17 on Monday (the updated Ch. 17 notes are now posted below, as well as the updated Prep Guide for Lecture Exam 2). Remember that not all of Ch. 16 will be fair game for the next lecture exam -- check out the Prep Guide for the details.
For lab: Check out the eye and ear structures on pp. 10-11 of the Lab Manual, and before you show up to lab next week, start finding them, circling/highlighting them, and reading/learning about them in your textbooks. For Martini, look in Ch. 17, and in Leboffe, look in Ch. 9. And of course, use the index of your Netter atlas to find detailed drawings of what you're looking for. Overall, learn about the eye and ear structures as much as you can ahead of time (focusing on what makes each of them unique/identifiable), so that your valuable lab time is spent efficiently with the models and the slides. If/when you feel you are ready, you are also welcome to come to open labs this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (remember that there will be NO open lab tomorrow, Friday 7/25) -- all the relevant models and slides are out and available for study. As for lab lessons (with the use of the microscope camera and projector), here's the tentative schedule:
Next Mon. & Tue. 7/28 & 7/29: eye histology
Next Wed. & Thu. 7/30 & 7/31: ear histology
For the Cranial Nerve Exam: since the anatomy and names of the cranial nerves are fresh in your memory from your preparations for Lab Exam 1, and since there are no exams scheduled for next week, the next few days might be a good time to step up your studying of the cranial nerves info and try to knock out that test sometime next week. Remember, you do technically have until August 14th, but some of you may rather work your tails off to get a great score on that test earlier rather than later and not have to worry about it anymore. It's up to you!
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and see you Monday!
Tue. 7/15/14 -- Free drop-in tutoring is available this summer on the main campus (BHL 101)! Click here for the schedule.
BIOL& 252 Syllabus, Summer 2014
BIOL& 252 Ch. 12 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 13 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 14 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 15 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 16 Notes
New! BIOL& 252 Ch. 17 Notes
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide
Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide
New! BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide
The key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide will be posted sometime Thursday 7/31.
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam Protocols and Multiple Choice Exam Tips
As you know, the A&P sequence is tough, and it requires a lot of outside-of-class study time and effort in order for you to give yourself the best chance to excel. A while back, I asked some of my best A&P students to tell me what they did to help them score well on the lecture exams. Here's what they said.
BIOL& 252 Cranial Nerve Exam Informational Handout, Summer 2014
Edited Table 14-9 from Martini et al. (9th Ed.)
SAMPLE Cranial Nerve Exam grid
BIOL& 252L Lab Manual, Summer 2014
A&P Open Lab Schedule for Summer Quarter 2014:
· Fridays 8AM - 2PM (except for Friday 7/25), Saturdays 12PM - 6PM, Sundays 9AM - 3PM
My colleagues Mark Bolke and Dr. Rick Rausch have compiled extensive collections of links to web resources that you may find useful and interesting during your study of A&P. Check 'em out!
Mark Bolke's links page
Dr. Rick Rausch's links page
Biology 251 Course Materials from Spring 2014
Biology 252 Course Materials from Summer 2013 -- Note: if you are taking my BIOL& 252 course this summer (2014), feel free to preview these but do not print them, as I will be editing them for the upcoming quarter and some content and/or organization may change. I'll have the "new and improved" versions of my notes posted in the "Biology 252 Course Materials for Summer 2014" section of this website (scroll up) by the night before each lecture at the latest, and most often sooner.
Biology 253 Course Materials from Fall 2013
Biology 164 Course Materials from Winter 2014