Bio 3058. Physiological Control Systems
Spring Semester 2018

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 15, March 22, and April 19. 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.


  1. Graded answer sheets for Exam 3 are available for pickup in the Biology Student Affairs Office Plant Growth 105 from Patrick Clark or Erin Gerrity at the following times: Tue Apr 24 9AM-12PM and 2PM-4PM; Wed Apr 25 9AM-12PM and 2PM-4PM; Thu Apr 26 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 3 median score 23 out of 25 (= 92%); Exam 3 mean score 21.6 out of 25 (= 86.4%). 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 3 regrade request deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 4:00 PM.
  2. Bio 3058 exam rooms are assigned according to the first letter of your last name:
    A - E: Rebstock 215
    F - N: Lab Sci 300
    O - Z: Simon 1

    The Final Exam is Friday, May 4, 3:30 PM - 5:30 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, etc. are allowed at your seats; phones must be off and in backpacks at the front of the room. NOTE 3:30PM 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 50 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 Fill in G if A and B and C are all correct.
    H: Fill in 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).
  4. The Final Exam will cover material from all 27 Stein Lectures from January 19 - April 27.
  5. Stein TAs will hold their final McDonnell 162 TA review session from 6:00PM-7:00PM on Tuesday, April 24. All 9 Stein TAs will give an EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING, and COMPREHENSIVE review on Tuesday, May 1 from 4:30PM-6:30PM in BROWN 100 (note the time and room are different from that for the weekly TA reviews in McDonnell 162). Material from all 27 Lectures will be summarized in the EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING, and COMPREHENSIVE TA review.
  6. Stein will hold a question-and--nswer session from 6:00PM-7:00PM in McDonnell 162 on Wednesday, May 2. 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 Friday May 4. The BlackBoard Discussion Board will close at 3:30PM on Friday May 4.
  8. Stein TAs will hold their regularly scheduled tutoring groups from April 22 to April 25 and from April 29 to May 2.
  9. Stein TAs will hold Office Hours during regularly scheduled times from April 23 to April 26 and from April 30 to May 4. Their Monday April 30 and Wednesday May 2 office hours will be held in Life Sciences 112. Their Thursday May 4 office hours will be held 12:00PM-5:00PM in Life Sciences 108. In addition, for Exam-Day-Only there will be extra TA Office Hours on Friday May 5 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in Life Sciences 108.
  10. There will be 3 one-hour in-term exams from 6:00pm-7:00pm on selected Thursdays: February 15, March 22, and April 19. There will be a two-hour final exam from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Friday, May 4, 2018. 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 23 from 6:00pm-7:00pm; the last TA review session in McDonnell 162 will be on Tuesday April 24 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. The TAs will give a comprehensive TA review in Brown 100 from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Tuesday May 1. 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 14, March 21, April 18, and May 2. 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 14th Edition of "Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function" by Widmaier, Raff, and Strang published by McGraw Hill in 2016. Stein's lecture and reading schedule refers to specific pages in Vander 14th Edition. During Stein's lectures, there will be specific mention of important figures from Vander 14th Edition as well as key pages from Vander 14th Edition. The pagination and figure numbers from Vander 14th Edition will be different from the pagination and figure numbers from prior editions. Therefore, do not use prior editions of Vander: only use Vander 14th Edition. Vander 14th Edition will be also be used in Spring 2019 and Spring 2020 in Dr. Clark's Human Physiology course, Biology 328. For those who will be taking the MCAT exams, Vander 14th Edition will be a very helpful review of Physiology material. See the handouts and readings webpage for more detailed information and additional links for each of the several options for Vander 14th Edition: Connect Access EBook; Loose Leaf; HardCover. Select only one of these options.

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