PHGY214/BMED814 - Mammalian Physiology

Course Description:

 

Physiology 214 or Mammalian Physiology is a comprehensive systems physiology course with a focus on normal human physiology. The mechanical, physical, bioelectrical, and biochemical function of the Neural, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, and Reproductive systems will be described. Normal physiological processes necessary for maintaining homeostasis and health will be emphasized. Examples of Pathophysiology will be used to demonstrate the importance of normal physiological processes.

LEARNING HOURS 288 (72L;216P)

PREREQUISITE A minimum GPA of 2.0 in BIOL 102/3.0 and BIOL 103/3.0.

EXCLUSION No more than 6.0 units from IDIS 150/6.0; KNPE 125/3.0; KNPE 225/3.0; PHGY 210/6.0; PHGY 214/6.0;

PHGY 214 Schedule 2017

Lectures: GROUP A:  Tuesday (11:30-12:30) / Wednesday (1:30-2:30) / Friday (12:30-1:30)

Lectures: GROUP B:  Monday (8:30-9:30 ) / Thursday (8:30 - 9:30 ) / Friday (10:30-11:30)

 

 

2017 – GROUP A

 

2017 – GROUP B

Sept

12

Introduction

Van Vugt

 

Sept

11

Introduction

Van Vugt

 

13

Neuro

Magoski

 

 

14

Neuro

Magoski

 

15

 

Magoski

 

 

15

 

Magoski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

Magoski

 

 

18

 

Magoski

 

20

 

Magoski

 

 

21

 

Magoski

 

22

 

Magoski

 

 

22

 

Magoski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

Magoski

 

 

25

 

Magoski

 

27

 

Magoski

 

 

28

 

Magoski

 

29

Sensory

Boehnke

 

 

29

Sensory

Boehnke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

3

 

Boehnke

 

Oct

2

 

Boehnke

 

4

 

Boehnke

 

 

5

 

Boehnke

 

6

 

Boehnke

 

 

6

 

Boehnke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Boehnke

 

 

9

Thanksgiving (makeup class scheduled for October 13 @ 2:30p.m.)

 

11

 

Boehnke

 

 

12

 

Boehnke

 

13

 

Boehnke

 

 

13

 

Boehnke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Muscle

Baer

 

 

16

Muscle

Baer

 

18

 

Baer

 

 

19

 

Baer

 

20

 

Baer

 

 

20

 

Baer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

Baer

 

 

23

 

Baer

 

25

 

Baer

 

 

26

 

Baer

 

27

 

Baer

 

 

27

 

Baer

 

27

Midterm – Evening - TBA

 

 

27

Midterm – Evening - TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

31

Cardiac

Lamothe

 

Oct

30

 

Ward

Nov

1

 

Lamothe

 

Nov

2

Cardiac

Ward

 

3

 

Lamothe

 

 

3

 

Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Lamothe

 

 

6

 

Ward

 

8

 

Lamothe

 

 

9

 

Ward

 

10

 

Lamothe

 

 

10

Remembrance Day Service**

Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

Lamothe

 

 

13

 

Ward

 

15

 

Lamothe

 

 

16

 

Ward

 

17

Vascular

Adams

 

 

17

Vascular

Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

Adams

 

 

20

Vascular

Adams

 

22

 

Adams

 

 

23

 

Adams

 

24

 

Adams

 

 

24

 

Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

 

Adams

 

 

27

 

Adams

 

29

 

Adams

 

 

30

 

Adams

Dec

1

 

 

 

Dec

1

 

 

 

PHGY 214 Schedule 2018

Lectures: GROUP A:  Tuesday (11:30-12:30) / Wednesday (1:30-2:30) / Friday (12:30-1:30)

Lectures: GROUP B:  Monday (8:30-9:30 ) / Thursday (8:30 - 9:30 ) / Friday (10:30-11:30)

 

 

2018 – GROUP A

 

2018 – GROUP B

Jan

9

Endocrine

Van Vugt

 

Jan

8

Endocrine

Van Vugt

 

10

 

Van Vugt

 

 

11

 

Van Vugt

 

12

 

Van Vugt

 

 

12

 

Van Vugt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

Van Vugt

 

 

15

 

Van Vugt

 

17

 

Van Vugt

 

 

18

 

Van Vugt

 

19

 

Van Vugt

 

 

19

 

Van Vugt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Reprod

Van Vugt

 

 

22

Reprod

Van Vugt

 

24

 

Van Vugt

 

 

25

 

Van Vugt

 

26

 

Van Vugt

 

 

26

 

Van Vugt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Van Vugt

 

 

29

 

Van Vugt

 

31

Respiratory

Baer

 

Feb

1

Respiratory

Baer

Feb

2

 

Baer

 

 

2

 

Baer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

Baer

 

 

5

 

Baer

 

7

 

Baer

 

 

8

 

Baer

 

9

 

Baer

 

 

9

 

Baer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Baer

 

 

12

 

Baer

 

14

 

Baer

 

 

15

 

Baer

 

16

Renal

Baer

 

 

16

Renal

Baer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Week February 19-23

 

Reading Week February 19-23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

Baer

 

 

26

 

Baer

 

28

 

Baer

 

Mar

1

 

Baer

Mar

2

 

Baer

 

 

2

 

Baer

 

2

Midterm – Evening - TBA

 

 

2

Midterm – Evening - TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

Baer

 

 

5

 

Baer

 

7

 

Baer

 

 

8

 

Baer

 

9

 

Baer

 

 

9

 

Baer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Baer

 

 

12

 

Baer

 

14

GI

MacLeod

 

 

15

GI

MacLeod

 

16

 

MacLeod

 

 

16

 

MacLeod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

MacLeod

 

 

19

 

MacLeod

 

21

 

MacLeod

 

 

22

 

MacLeod

 

23

 

MacLeod

 

 

23

 

MacLeod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

Vascular

MacLeod

 

 

26

Vascular

MacLeod

 

28

 

MacLeod

 

 

29

 

MacLeod

 

30

Good Friday*

 

 

 

30

Good Friday*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr

3

 

MacLeod

 

Apr

2

 

MacLeod

 

4

 

MacLeod

 

 

5

 

MacLeod

 

6

 

MacLeod

 

 

6

 

MacLeod

 

 

Course Objectives:

OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of Physiology 214 are to:

  • acquire a core of knowledge (as described in your lecture notes, class presentations, question lists, and recommended readings) about the function of cells, tissues, organs, and of the whole animal in relation to the anatomical features and the cellular and biochemical processes involved.
  • understand the functional interactions amongst organ systems, from attending lectures, reviewing the text, viewing materials on the Web, and discussions with classmates and professors.
  • develop an ability to solve problems of an integrative physiological nature in a limited time on the basis of retained information and without recourse to reference material.
  • appreciate the limitations of our knowledge and the contributions of research to the expansion of our knowledge about physiology and related disciplines.
Textbook: The recommended textbook for PHGY 214, available at Campus Bookstore, is Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems, first, second, or third ed. by Sherwood, Kell and Ward. This text, when purchased new (3rd edition), comes with access to the company’s website which includes an e-text, interactive tutorials, videos, animations, and other multimedia tools. Access to this online information, while helpful, is not necessary and should not dissuade one from purchasing a used textbook. If you do purchase the third edition text book, you will need to enter the access key (provided with purchase) and the course code (MTPN-X1FP-MRJD) in order to access online features. If you have any difficulties, consult the PowerPoint file associated with the first learning event.

Although you can also use the previous textbook by Silverthorn (5thedition),  most lectures will more closely follow the material found in the recommended text.
Evaluation:

The Fall term evaluations will consist of a midterm and December exam. The Winter term evaluations will consist of 2 tests and an April exam. Test dates and % contribution to final grade are indicated below.

           

Fall midterm (Friday, October 27, 1830)                   16.7%

                                Nervous system (Magoski)       25 MCQ 

                                Sensory system (Boehnke)       25 MCQ

  December examination: TBD                                  33.3 %

                                Nervous system (Magoski)       5 MCQ

                                Sensory system (Boehnke)      5 MCQ

                                Muscle (Baer)                           28 MCQ

                                Cardiac (Lamothe)                         34 MCQ

                                Vascular (Adams)                        28 MCQ        

  Winter Midterm (Friday, Mar 2; 1830)                    16.7%                                

                `              Endo/Reprod (Van Vugt)           30 MCQ

                                Respiratory (Baer)                    20 MCQ        

  April examination: TBD                                          33.3 %

                                Endo/Reprod                            13 MC

                                Respiratory                               10 MCQ

                                Renal (Baer)                             35 MCQ

                                GI (MacLeod)                            42 MCQ

                               

Marks of the fall midterm, the December examination, and the winter midterm will be posted on the course website; those for the April examination will not be posted until after final grades are posted on solus. If you are subject to circumstances such as illness or distress that you believe will impair your performance on a test/exam, do NOT write the exam. Instead, ask the course director for permission to write the exam at a later date. 

Other aspects:

1. Material covered in the Fall term is not tested in the Winter term.

2. To conform to Faculty regulations, midterms/tests cannot be scheduled at a time that conflicts with classes. Therefore, they are held in the evening of either Thursday or Friday. Students with conflicts should contact the Course Director as early as possible, but not less than one week before the test to make alternate arrangements. As with illness, supporting documentation is necessary. Students who cannot attend a midterm/test because of involvement in University-sanctioned events (e.g., sporting activities) will be permitted to write either immediately before or after the scheduled date of the test. Permission may also be granted to students with special non-academic related activities (e.g., a wedding) but NOT ordinary family or other obligations. If you think you need to write at a time other than that scheduled for the midterm/trdy, contact the course supervisor.

3. In accordance with University regulations, students must provide the reason(s) for their failure to take a test (see above). This submission to the course director must be in writing (preferably by email to vanvugtd@queensu.ca) and must be supported at that time or as soon as possible by documentation (e.g., doctor's certificate of illness or the Queen's Declaration of Illness Form http://www.cs.queensu.ca/students/undergraduate/links/DeclarationOfIllness.pdf). Failure to justify one’s absence at a test will result in a mark of 0 (zero).

4. Dates of the December and April examinations are set in advance by the Exams Office and cannot be changed to accommodate students with extra-curricular activities, conferences, travel, work, or other plans. Until informed otherwise, students must therefore assume that December and April examinations will be on the final day of the two examination periods.

5.  It is your responsibility to be at the correct place at the right date and time for any test or examination. Students MUST bring their student ID to all tests and examinations and a HB pencil. Students without their student ID at a midterm will be photographed and the mark withheld until the student brings their ID to the course administrator as soon as possible after the test. Your student number must be entered on all tests and examinations. If your number is not put on the answer sheet, your exam cannot be marked. Although inclusion of your name on the answer sheet is voluntary, doing so will ensure that we can more easily find it should you need to review your test or exam. Any pencil marks placed outside the boxes can cause the scanner to misread the answer.

6.  Viewing a test:  Three different time periods will be made available for viewing a test. You must sign-up in advance. Once you arrive (room 568 Botterell Hall), you will sign a form stipulating the conditions under which you can review the test; these conditions are in place because we have permission to keep the text/exam confidential. After signing, you will receive a copy of the test with the correct answer indicated. You may bring the textbook and notes from the course. You will examine the test under the direct supervision of one or more faculty and/or staff members. The test must be in full view of the staff at all times. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE CAN YOU USE ANY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC, MECHANICAL, OR OTHER, TO RECORD ANY INFORMATION. Doing so will result in an immediate  Notification of an Investigation into a Departure of Academic Integrity and an almost certain filing of a “Departure from Academic Integrity” with the Associate Dean (Studies).

7. NO supplemental examinations are offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science. That is, there is no opportunity (i.e., an extra test, an assignment, an oral examination) to improve a mark. A request for a supplemental exam constitutes a violation of academic integrity.

8. Because PHGY 214 is core to many programs, students who fail to achieve a satisfactory mark place their programs in jeopardy. If circumstances prevent the student from repeating the course, other institutions offer courses equivalent to PHGY 214. A list of such courses is in the “Course Equivalents” document on the course website.

Missed Tests or Examinations

In a class this size, some students will inevitably miss a test or examination. Reasons vary but most will be because of illness, either that of the student or of an immediate family member. On such occasions, appropriate documentation must be provided, preferably before or as soon as possible after the examination. In such instances, students will be allowed to write a make-up examination, typically late January for a missed December examination or early September for the April examination.

In the event that a student is unable to write a mid-term and provides suitable documentation or other explanation, the final grade will be based on the results of the other tests, adjusted as needed. There are NO deferred midterms except as described above for students with a conflict due to a university-related activity.

Students who miss an examination for any reason other than medical or family circumstances (e.g., sleeping in after cramming all night) may be permitted to take a make-up test / examination but penalties may apply. Failure to provide supporting documentation will result in the student being assigned either a mark of zero for that examination or test with the possibility of the notation “NW” (not written) appearing on the transcript.

The time to ask the course director to consider special circumstances in determining a mark is BEFORE the exam/test is written. (This need not apply in the case of illness or death.) Thus, if you experience any personal extenuating circumstances that you think may affect your performance, bring this to the attention of the course director before the test/exam. Dispensations are granted at the sole prerogative of the course director. If you are unsure if your request is legitimate, ASK.

If you experience problems that may affect your grades, speak to a counselor and have the problems documented.

Students who question their grade may submit to the Registrar a request for reconsideration.

Grading Method:

All components of this course will receive numerical percentage marks.  The final grade you receive for the course will be derived by converting your numerical course average to a letter grade according to Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale:

 

                                          Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale

Grade

Numerical Course Average (Range)

A+

90-100

A

85-89

A-

80-84

B+

77-79

B

73-76

B-

70-72

C+

67-69

C

63-66

C-

60-62

D+

57-59

D

53-56

D-

50-52

F

49 and below

Expectations:

Student Conduct

This is a large class and it is important for each student to respect the other students in the class. Every student in the class has the right to learn the material in this course and every student has the responsibility not to deprive others of their right to learn. To that end, we ask that you observe the following aspects of professionalism.

  • Arrive at all scheduled lectures on time. Arriving late or leaving early can be disrupting not only to your classmates but also to the person who is lecturing. If you must leave lecture early take a seat near a door so that you can leave with minimal distraction.
  • Do not use class time for reviewing your email or websites or other material that is unrelated to the course. Such activity is distracting to those around you.
  • Do not speak unnecessarily with your classmates during lecture, this is very distracting to everyone.
  • Be sure your cell phone is turned off during lectures.
  • There is no formal policy regarding attendance at lectures. However, it is doubtful that you will do well if you miss too many lectures and not all lectures are recorded. Remember that you are responsible for your own learning.
Academic Integrity:

Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity.  Information on academic integrity is available on the Arts and Science website  http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/students-at-queens/academic-integrity

Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's.  Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.

Instructors:

R John MacLeod

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, contact Course Coordinator: Dean A. Van Vugt

Last Updated: Nov, 03 2017