Bio 3058. Physiological Control Systems
Spring Semester 2019

Professor: Paul S.G. Stein

Systems physiology with emphasis on human physiology. Examination Schedule: Tests, at which attendance is required, will be given from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays: February 14, March 21, and April 18. No makeup exams will be given. Therefore, do not schedule any conflict for the evenings of the exams. Prereqs: Bio 2960 and Chem 112A. Must be taken for a letter grade.

Announcements

  1. Graded answer sheets for Exam 1 are available for pickup in the Biology Student Affairs Office Plant Growth 105 from Patrick Clark or Erin Gerrity at the following times: Tue Feb 19 9AM-12PM and 2PM-4PM; Wed Feb 20 9AM-12PM; Thu Feb 21 2PM-4PM. Plant Growth 105 is just down the hall from the lobby of the NSLC. Bring your ID card and either Erin or Patrick will return your graded answer sheet. Exam 1 median score 23 out of 25 (= 92%); Exam 1 mean score 21.2 out of 25 (= 84.8%). PDFs of the exam questions, answer key, and score distribution are posted on the course website and on the NSLC lobby bulletin board. For information about regrade requests, follow the instructions stated on the bottom of the answer sheet and answer key. Exam 1 regrade request deadline is Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 4:00 PM. All students who are not currently in a tutoring group and who would like to join a tutoring group should EMail Dr. Hafer bio3058@email.wustl.edu. Stein recommends very strongly that students with an Exam 1 score of 19 or lower should sign up and attend a tutoring group. Students with an Exam 1 score of 20 or more who wish to join and attend a tutoring group are also very welcome in tutoring groups.
  2. Bio 3058 exam rooms are assigned according to the first letter of your last name:
    A - K: Lab Sci 300
    L - Z: Simon 1

    Exam 2 is Thursday, March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Arrive about 15 minutes early to check in, and bring your university ID. No food, no cell phones, no calculators, no electronic devices, no books, no notes, no backpacks, no hats, no watches, etc. are allowed at your seats; all phones and all electronics must be off and in backpacks at the front of the room. NOTE 6:00PM SHARP START TIME!
  3. Use a dark black pencil or a dark black pen or a dark blue pen. No red pens or no red pencils can be used. There will be 25 questions with the format of
    A: Fill in A if A is the only correct answer.
    B: Fill in B if B is the only correct answer.
    C: Fill in C if C is the only correct answer.
    D: Fill in D if both A and B are correct (and C is NOT correct).
    E: Fill in E if both A and C are correct (and B is NOT correct).
    F: Fill in F if both B and C are correct (and A is NOT correct).
    G: Fill in G if A and B and C are all correct.
    H: Fill in H if none of the above are correct (A is NOT correct and B is NOT correct and C is NOT correct).
    ONLY MARK ONE LETTER PER QUESTION
  4. Exam 2 will cover material from the January 14 - March 18 Stein Lectures. Material covered in the February 15 - March 18 Lectures will receive major emphases: NEURON covered after Exam 1; all of MUSCLE; and CIRCULATION that is covered up to the end of the March 18 Lecture. Most likely nearly all of CIRCULATION, including the entire Baroreceptor Reflex Loop, will be covered by the end of the March 18 Lecture.
  5. Stein TAs will hold their weekly TA review sessions from 6:00PM-7:00PM in McDonnell 162 on Tuesdays.
  6. Stein will hold a question-and-answer session from 6:00PM-7:00PM in McDonnell 162 on Wednesday, March 20. Bring the 3058 Handout and the in-term and final exams from prior years.
  7. Stein will answer questions on the BlackBoard Discussion Board that are posted up to 8:00AM (in the morning) on Thursday March 21. BlackBoard questions posted after 8:00AM (in the morning) Thursday March 21 will be answered over the weekend.
  8. Stein TAs will hold their Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday office hours in Life Sciences 112 according to the hours posted on the TA webpage, http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio3058/ta.html.
  9. Stein TAs will hold their Thursday office hours in Life Sciences 108 according to the hours posted on the TA webpage, http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio3058/ta.html.
  10. There will be 3 one-hour in-term exams from 6:00pm-7:00pm on selected Thursdays: February 14, March 21, and April 18. There will be a two-hour final exam from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Friday, May 3, 2019. All exam questions will be multiple choice. All in-term exams and the final exam will be cumulative and will test material presented in all previous course lectures. 50% of the total course score will be calculated from the sum of the scores of the best two in-term exams; the score for the lowest in-term exam will be dropped. 50% of the total course score will be calculated from the score on the final exam. No makeup exams will be given. There will be 25 questions on each in-term exam and 50 questions on the final exam.
  11. There will be 9 outstanding undergraduate TAs who will hold office hours, have regularly-scheduled tutoring sessions, give review sessions, and post TA lecture notes on the course website. TA review sessions during the semester will be on Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm in McDonnell 162. The first TA review session in McDonnell 162 will be on Tuesday January 22 from 6:00pm-7:00pm; the last TA review session in McDonnell 162 will be on Tuesday April 23 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. The TAs will give a comprehensive TA review in Brown 100 from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Tuesday April 30. Stein will answer questions on a Blackboard Discussion Board and will hold question-and-answer sessions from 6:00pm-7:00pm in McDonnell 162 on the following Wednesdays: February 13, March 20, April 17, and May 1. The course will be videotaped and streaming videos of the course lectures will be posted in Blackboard.
  12. The required text for Bio 3058 is the 15th Edition of "Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function" by Widmaier, Raff, and Strang published by McGraw Hill in 2019; ISBN13: 978-1259903885. Stein's lecture and reading schedule refers to specific pages in Vander 15th Edition. During Stein's lectures, there will be specific mention of important figures from Vander 15th Edition as well as key pages from Vander 15th Edition. The pagination and figure numbers from Vander 15th Edition will be different from the pagination and figure numbers from prior editions. Therefore, do not use prior editions of Vander: only use Vander 15th Edition. Stein has no information about the pagination of international editions of Vander 15th Edition; therefore do not use international editions. The Campus Bookstore is offering a Spring Semester Rental Hardcopy of Vander 15th at reduced cost via a special promotion from the publisher.


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