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BIOLOGY 305 LAB COMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY REAGAN LAKE LAB INSTRUCTOR SPRING 2007 CONTACT INFORMATION Reagan Lake: Office: BS Room 454 Phone: 410-455-3384 Email: [email protected] LAB LECTURE Instruction on lab exercises Background information, concepts & theory

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BIOLOGY 305 LABCOMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

REAGAN LAKE

LAB INSTRUCTOR

SPRING 2007


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CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Reagan Lake:

    • Office: BS Room 454

    • Phone: 410-455-3384

    • Email: [email protected]


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LAB LECTURE

  • Instruction on lab exercises

  • Background information, concepts & theory

  • Answer questions pertaining to lab


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RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Lab Safety:

    • No open toed shoes

    • No food or drink in lab

    • Wear goggles & gloves when asked to do so


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ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY

  • Lab

    • NEED university approved excuse to attend another lab section -AND-

    • A Permission to Attend Another LaboratoryForm,

      filled out & signed by your TA

  • Lab Lecture

    • Attendance counts! 3 absences = “F”

  • Exams

    • Check your schedule NOW and clear it!


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    GRADES

    • Overall grade based on:

      • Lab Quizzes (5 of 6) 50

      • Animal Care & Use Paper 25

      • Lab Practical 25

      • Lab Notebook (8) 40

      • Poster Presentation 60

      • Oral Presentation 60

      • Exams (2) 200

      • Lab Lecture Quiz/Attendance 40 +

        500


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    GRADES

    • Lab Quizzes:

      • Based on both new & old material:

        • ½ Qs based on lab to be completed

        • ½ Qs from previous lab

    • Best 5 of 6 quizzes will count towards final grade

    • Ten minutes late to labmiss quiz (no makeup!)

    • Total of 50 pts.


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    USE OF ANIMALS IN THE LAB

    • Assignment #1: Animal Care & Use Report:

      • Justify use of animals in teaching laboratories

        • Focus on use of animals in education & teaching (NOT research!)

    • Worth 25 pts

    • Citations:

      • In text AND full bibliography

      • See course web site for proper citation format & concerns regarding plagiarism

  • Spelling, grammar & organization COUNT!


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    USE OF ANIMALS IN THE LAB

    • Humane Treatment

      • Animal Care & Use Protocols

      • Anesthesia

  • Minimize numbers through sharing

  • Use of computer simulations


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    GRADES

    • Lab Practical:

      • Third week of labs (Feb 19 - 23)

      • Consists of hands-on exercises (computer)

      • Worth 25 pts

      • Open lab hours will assist you in preparation


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    GRADES

    • Lab Notebook Exercises:

      • Data sheets turned in at end of every lab

        • May include calculations, answers to questions

        • Work in groups but answer questions & turn in INDIVIDUALLY

    • Eight exercises at 5 points each = 40 pts


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    GRADES

    • Poster & Oral Presentations:

      • End of the semester

        • 60 pts each

        • Work in groups


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    GRADES

    • Exams:

      • Cover material from lab and lab lectures

      • One midterm and one final exam

        • Final is NOT cumulative!

  • Each worth 100 pts for a total of 200 pts


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    GRADES

    • Lab Lecture:

      • Points for attendance/simple quizzes

        • Occasional in class exercises

    • Worth total of 40 pts


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    REGRADE POLICY

    • WRITTEN requests only!!!

    • Download & Fill out Request For Regrade Form

      • Deadline: one week after the return of material

    • Be specific about what you want evaluated

    • Provide evidence

    • Be Warned: entire exercise may be re-graded


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    OPEN LAB HOURS

    • Will be announced in lab next week

    • Labs staffed by TAs

    • Time to get questions answered

    • Prepare for lab practical


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    COURSE WEB SITE

    • URL:http://www.umbc.edu/bioclass/biol305l/

    • Contains:

      • Syllabus

      • Announcements

      • Laboratory exercises

      • Previous exams

      • Power point lecture notes

    • Download lab exercise for upcoming week

      • NEW version ONLY (throw out anything printed before today!)

      • Print out & bring to lab with you!!!!

        • Use to study for lab quizzes


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    MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE

    • Textbook: 5th Edition Animal Physiology by

      Eckert

      • Recommended

  • Carbon Copy Lab Notebook

    • Mandatory: bring to next lab!

      • Available in Bookstore

  • No Lab Manual for Course!


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    CLEAN UP

    • Wash & dry instruments before leaving lab

    • Wash, clean & arrange materials/instruments as you found them

    • One member of group responsible for a clean up

      • Turn in “checklist” to TA before leaving lab

        • Leaving w/out permission or without turning in checklist = loss of points for the exercise


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    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

    • We take academic integrity seriously!

    • Cheating will NOT be tolerated:

      • Copying on exams or quizzes


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    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

    • Plagiarism:

      • Use of another’s thoughts, ideas or words without giving proper credit.

        • See Plagiarism Link on web site

        • Work will be submitted through TurnItIn.com


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    LAB INSTRUMENTS

    • Dissection Tools:

      • Dissecting microscope

      • Scissors

      • Tweezers

      • Forceps

      • Scalpel

    • Use these tools carefully

      • You are financially responsible for them!


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    LAB INSTRUMENTS

    • Computerized Hardware

      • iWorx

        • Amplifier

        • Digitizer

        • Transducers

        • Electrodes

        • Stimulators

    • PCs

    • Computerized Software

      • Labscribe


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    NEXT WEEK IN LAB:INSTRUMENTATION

    • Exercise 1:

      • Pulse Transducer


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    NEXT WEEK IN LAB: INSTRUMENTATION

    Exercise 1: The Pulse Transducer

    • What is a Pulse Transducer?

    • Flow of Information

      • Analog vs. Digital signals

      • Sampling Frequency

      • Nyquist Frequency

      • Aliasing


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    NEXT WEEK IN LAB: INSTRUMENTATION

    Exercise 1: The Pulse Transducer

    • The Output:

      • Amplitude

      • Frequency

      • Period


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