BIOLOGY 481/581 VERTEBRATE ANATOMY & EMBRYOLOGY


SPRING SEMESTER 2012


LECTURE SCHEDULE


Instructors: Dr. Ken Renner

Dr. David L. Swanson

Office: Churchill-Haines 170E

Office: Churchill-Haines 168E

Lecture: 9:30-10:45 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, Old Main 201

Laboratory: 2:00-5:00 pm

Wednesday, Churchill-Haines 148

   

DATE TENTATIVE LECTURE TOPIC TEXT READING
1/12 Primitive Chordates, Origin of the Vertebrates Chapter 1, pp. 14-40; Chapter 2
1/17-19 Vertebrate Phylogeny (Fishes; Amphibians, Reptiles) Chapter 3
1/24-26 Vertebrate Phylogeny (Birds & Mammals); Vertebrate Embryology Chapters 3 & 5
1/31-2/2 Vertebrate Embryology, Nervous System - General Chapters 5 & 16
2/7 Nervous System - Brain & Cranial Nerves Chapter 16
2/9 EXAM 1; Example 2 (material through 2/8)  
2/14-16 Nervous System - Brain & Cranial Nerves Chapter 16
2/21-23 Nervous System - Autonomic; Skeletal System - General Chapters 16 & 17
2/28-3/1 Skeletal System - Skull Chapter 7
3/6-8 SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS  
3/13-15 Skeletal System - Postcranial (Axial, Appendicular); Muscular System Chapters 8 & 9
3/20 Circulatory System - General Chapters 10 & 12
3/22 EXAM 2 (material through 3/22)  
3/27-29 Circulatory System - Heart Chapter 12
4/3-5 Circulatory System - Heart & Venous Chapter 12
4/10-12 Circulatory System Arterial; Excretory System; Reproductive System Chapter 14
4/17-19 Gametogenesis and Fertilization ; Digestive Tract and Derivatives Chapter 14 & 13
4/24 Respiratory System Chapter 11
4/26 EXAM 3  

The purpose of this course is for the student to become acquainted with tissues, organs, and organ systems on a microscopic level. Stress will be placed on cell and tissue structure and how this structure relates to function of the tissue or organ. The course will deal primarily with mammalian (especially human) histology, but selected comparative examples from other vertebrate groups will also be included. Laboratory will stress recognition of cells, tissues, and organs and their structural components. There will be 3 Lecture Exams and 3 Laboratory Exams which will be assigned the values given below.

GRADING

Lecture Exam 1 120 pts.
Lecture Exam 2 120 pts.
Lecture Exam 3 120 pts.
Lab Exam 1 80 pts.
Lab Exam 2 80 pts.
Lab Exam 3 80 pts.

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TOTAL 600 pts.

TEXTBOOK

Kardong, K.V. 2009. Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function Evolution. 5th ed. McGraw-Hill, Boston.

LABORATORY ATLAS

(1) Laboratory Studies of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Embryos - Schoenwolf, 8th Ed. (2001)

(2) Vertebrate Dissection - Walker and Homberger, 9th Ed. (2000)

GRADUATE CREDIT

Students taking this course for graduate credit (BIOL 581, BIOL 792) will be required to complete a short term paper (5-8 pages) dealing with some aspect of functional morphology or evolution in vertebrate animals. References cited in the paper must be primarily from journals in research on these topics is reported (available in the Lommen Library). This paper will be graded on a pass/fail basis, separate from the class. A failing grade on this paper will automatically drop the class grade by one letter.







BIOLOGY 481/581 VERTEBRATE ANATOMY & EMBRYOLOGY

SPRING SEMESTER 2011

LABORATORY SCHEDULE

DATE TOPIC LAB MANUAL
1/18 Primitive Chordates Demonstration Frog Development, 33 hr chick (whole mount) Walker - Ch. 1 & p. 25-27, p.25-37 (frog), Photos 2.1 2.24 1-6, p. 53-55 (chick), Photos 3.1 3.5
1/25 33 hr chick; early chick development (know female reproductive tract, p. 74) p. 55-60, 74-79 Photos 3.6 3.14
2/1 48 hr chick; 72 hr chick; Summary of early development p. 104-112, 138, Photos 3.82-3.99; 3.111-3.113
2/8 Shark brain and eye; Sheep brain p. 241-244; 220-224; p. 260-280
2/15 Cat eye and ear; Shark skeleton and skull p. 224-228; 233-236; p. 52-63, 95-99, 111-115
2/22 Cat skeleton and skull p. 79-94, 102-110, 124-132
2/27 (Mon) 1st Lab Practical - 6:30 pm (through lab 2/16)  
2/29 Shark muscles; Cat muscles p. 146-156; p. 165-173
3/7 SPRING BREAK - NO LAB  
3/14 Cat Muscles p. 174-199
3/21 Cat Muscles (know the shark and cat muscle homologs on p. 139-141) p. 199-211
3/28 Shark digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems p. 295-306, 339-357
4/4 Cat circulation p. 367-381
4/9 (Mon) 2nd Lab Practical - 6:30 pm (through lab 3/30)  
4/11 Cat circulation and digestive system p. 381-392, 314-319, 322-324
4/18 Cat digestive and urogenital systems; Shark urogenital system p. 325-335, 413-430; p. 404-410
4/25 Cat digestive and urogenital systems; Shark urogenital system (cont.) p. 325-335, 413-430; p. 404-410
Finals Week 3rd Lab Practical