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Judy Cuff-Alvarado - Biology

Students who wish to drop this course must do so by Friday of the first week of the course in order to get a refund and have no grade of record.  After this time, students who drop will receive a grade of W but no refund.  After week 4, students MAY NOT drop and will get whatever grade they earn at that time.  There are no late adds or late drops permitted.



Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology: Levels of Organization

1.5 quarter units

Course Description: Survey of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on homeostatic limits of the human body. Topics to be discussed include basic introduction & body organization, chemical basis of life, the cell, its metabolism, tissues and the skin.

Attention: Week 4's topic in the text is Cell Metabolism. There is no cell metabolism exercise in the lab workbook. Lab 8, 9, 10 involve tissues. I asked for lab 8 this week so you can space out these assignments. Please note that Lab 8 does not correlate to this weeks reading in the text.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Chapter 6 material will be covered on the final exam but not on the Chapter 5 Test.

Enrolled students may access course materials here:

For De Anza's Online Education Webpage to access the online orientation, please click here:

 Enrolled students take their exams and hand in lab work at the Science Resource Center.  Click here for contact information and hours of operation. 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING DROPPING THIS COURSE:  It is the student's responsibility to drop this course (via the portal) by the end of the first week of the course in order to receive no grade if they choose to not continue in the course. 

11th Edition of Text Lab Report Schedule
wk. 1:   Chapter 1:  Introduction
Lab Report 2 (p. 17-20), TAKE CH. 1 TEST THIS WEEK
wk. 2:  Chapter 2:  Chemistry of Life
Lab Report; 3a (p.25), TAKE CH. 2 TEST THIS WEEK
wk.3:  Cells
Lab Report 5a,b (p.43), #7 (p.57-60), TAKE CH. 3 TEST THIS WEEK
wk. 4:  Cell Metabolism
Lab Report 8 (P.63-64), covers next week's topic.  NO cell Metaboolism lab work.
wk 5:  Ch. 5 & 6, Tissues and  Skin
Lab Report 9 (p67-8), #10 (p. 71-2), #11a,b,c,d (p 77)
wk 6:  No video lecture this week.  Take your cumulative final by the closure of lab on Thursday this week.


STUDENT STUDY PLAN FOR SUCCESS:  I would like to encourage you to adopt a study plan to increase your chances of success in this course. BIO54G,H, I and J are difficult courses (especially for students who have never taken anatomy or physiology before) primarily because of the pace of the course. Here are some comments or tips from successful students have taken the BIO54 series.

a) Do a quick read of the chapter, watch the video lecture, then re-read the chapter again more carefully.

b) Make sure to do the lab reports PRIOR to taking the chapter test. The lab reports are designed to help reinforce material. 

c) Use the publisher's website for practice quizzes/tests, flashcards, animations, and other study tools. Here is the link. You can also find this link in the front of your text.

d) Keep up! Students who start late or take a week off may find they simply can't catch up. It's no fun this way!

e) Take advantage of the extra credit. That can really save you.

f) If you have any questions please contact me by phone, email or come to my lab hours.

Good luck!

Contactemail Email:
Phone: 408.864.8640 

Office: KC 215

Fall 2012 Office Hours:

T 2:30-3:30 p.m. in KC215

W 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Science Resource Center Lab (408-864-8921)

Th 8:00-9:00am in KC215

Biology Department


Last Updated: 2/2/16