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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.


BIO 54 H

Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology:  Support, Movement & Integration

Enrolled students may access course materials here:

For De Anza's Distance Learning 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. 

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology:  1.5 units

This is 6 week course taught through the Distance Learning Center. 

Course Description:  Survey of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the homeostatic limits of the human body.  The skeletal, muscular and nervous systems will be discussed as well as special and somatic senses.


 11th Edition Schedule for Lab Reports

wk. 1:  Ch 7.  Skeletal System;  Lap report 12 (p 84), #13 (p89-90), #14 (p97-100, #15a & c (p.107-108), #16 (p.115-118), #17 (p.125-127), #18 (p.133-136)  TAKE CH. & TEST THIS WEEK

wk 2:  Ch. 8, Muscular System: Lab reports 19 (p.141-142), # 20 (p 145-146). #21 (p. 151-154), #23 (p. 169-170)  DO NOT DO #22, TAKE CH. 8 TEST THIS WEEK

wk 3:   Ch. 9 Nervous System:  Lab Report #25 (p. 189-190), #26 (p. 193-193), #27a (p. 197), # 28a,b (p.205)

wk 4:  Ch. 9 Second half of Nervous System:  TAKE CH. 9 TEST THIS WEEK

wk 5.  Ch. 10 Somatic/Special Senses:  Lab Report # 30a (p. 219), # 31a (p.227),  TAKE CH. 10 TEST THIS WEEK

wk 6 NO VIDEO LECTURE THIS WEEK.  Take cumulative final this week by Thursday


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: 9/24/12