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Judy Cuff-Alvarado - Biology

Students must drop this course by Friday of the first week of classes in order to get a refund and get no grade of record.  After week 1, any students who drop will get a W.  After week 4, no student can drop. 


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.

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


Class Schedule BIO54J for 11th Edition of Text




Lab Exercise


Digestive System
Ch. 15


40 (p311-312)

Take Chapter 15 Test


Respiratory System
Ch 16

42 (p321-322), 43a, b (p329)
Take Chapter 16  Test



Urinary System
Ch. 17

44 (p337-338)
Take Chapter 17 Test



Fluid, Electrolyte
Ch. 18

No Lab work this week

Take Chapter 18 Test



Reproductive System, Pregnancy
Ch. 19, 20

46 (p349-350)

47 (p 355-356)
Take 19/20 Chapter Test



No Video Lecture

Cumulative Final



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