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Judy Cuff-Alvarado - Biology

  • Self discipline and initiative are vital to your success in this SIX week long, Distance Learning course.  Students who do not LOG onto the course canvas page and begin the course by THURSDAY at 5pm of the first week of the course will be dropped as No-Shows. 

  • 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.


BIO 54 J  Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology:  Absorption, Excretions and Reproduction

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Human Anatomy and Physiology      1.5 units

This is a 6 week videostreamed course taught through the Online Education Center.  This course is offered in the second six weeks of the quarter and can not be taken concurrently with BIO54I.

 Course Description:  Survey of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the homeostatic limits the human body.  Discussed topics include the Digestive System and Nutrition, Respiratory System Urinary System, Water, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance, Reproductive Systems and Pregnancy/Growth, Development and Genetics.

Required Texts:  1 Required Text and 1 Required Lab Manual:    

  •  Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 13th edition, Publisher McGraw Hill,  Authors:  Shier, Butler and Lewis    ISBN:  978-1-259-27736-8
  • Laboratory Manual Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 13th Edition, McGraw Hill.    Authors:  Shier, Butler and Lewis   ISBN:  978-1-259-86940-2

 Weekly Chapter tests are taken online.  The final exam is cumulative and taken on campus in the Science Resource Center.  This is the only mandatory on campus requirement.

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.  

 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)  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!

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

e) If you have any questions please email me at cuffjudy

Good luck!

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Phone: 408.864.8640 

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Biology Department


Last Updated: 2/23/18