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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 I 

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology:  Coordination and Transport

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. 

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology        1.5 units

This is 6 week course offered through the Distance Learning Center

 Course Description:   Survey of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the homeostatic limits of the human body.  Topics discussed include the endocrine system, Blood, cardiovascular system and lymphatic system and immunity.

If you want to get an early start, you may begin reading chapter 11 in the text book (Endocrine System).  The course will not be available on catalyst until the morning of the first day of the quarter.  Click on the link below for text book and other course information.

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.  After this date, student's ARE NOT ABLE TO DROP and will receive whatever grade they earn.

BIO54I  Schedule for 11th Edition of Text

Week         Video Lecture Topic          Lab Report/ Chapter Test 

Week 1

Endocrine System

 Lab Report 33a,b (p 245-246)

Week 2


Take Ch. 11 Test on Endocrine System

Week 3

CH. 12


Lab Report 34a, b,d,e,f,g (p255-257)
Select any blood type you want to do part E.

Take Chapter 12 Test

Week 4

CH. 13

Cardiovascular System

35 (p 265-266)

Do not do # 36

37a,b,d,e,f (p287-290)  Do not do part C

Take Ch. 13 Test

Week 5

Ch. 14

Lab Report # 39 (p299-300)
Take Ch. 14 Test

Week 6

No Video Lecture

Cumulative Final Exam by Thursday of 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: 9/24/12