Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9:50 to 11:30
The focus of this lecture course is on application of basic principles of physics to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Emphasis is placed on the physics of fluids and gases. Topics include force, work, pressure, Bernoulli’s theorem, Venturi tubes, flow patterns, viscosity, gas laws, diffusion, surface tension, gas solubility, and the equation of motion applied to the respiratory system.
Lecture Examinations 75%
Dialectical Journal/Supplemental Assignments 10%
Final Examination 15%
Dialectical Journal: Journal articles will be assigned throughout the semester that the student will be asked to review and provide feedback in the format of a dialectical journal. A dialectical journal is a double-entry note taking system that helps one to read critically and encourages the habit of reflective questioning.
Supplemental Assignments: Quizzes, homework assignments and projects will be assigned throughout the semester as needed to reinforce concepts introduced in the classroom.
Semester Examinations and the Final Examination:In-class tests that will consist of definitions, multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, or essay type questions.
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE
MISSED HOMEWORK/EXAM POLICY
Each student should make every effort to ensure that all assignments are submitted in a timely fashion. A 10% reduction will be taken for each day after the scheduled due date for the assignment. If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam. A 5% reduction will be taken for each day after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.
Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs. If a student misses a lecture, it is the student’s responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed. Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.
AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities. MSU provide academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.
Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.