Undergraduate Course 3309

 

1.  Course Information:

Course Number:  
Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309

Course Name:
Mammalian Histology (2013 - 2014 Distance Education)

Year: 
FW 2013 Distance Education, Section 650

A detailed study of the cellular and microscopic structure of the various tissues and organ systems of the body, with emphasis on man and other mammals used in medical research. Systems are examined stressing the relations of structure to function.

Lectures (Live):
Tuesday, Thursday 11:30 AM-12:20 PM EST
Laboratories (Live):
Monday 6:30-9:30 PM EST

Lab assignments, quizzes and practical exams will be completed online.  They will be available for completion for 24 hours.  The quizzes and exams will have a time limit once the assessment has started.

There are 2 written multiple choice exams which will be completed at the exam centers.  The dates will be set by the Distance Education Office.

ATTENDANCE AT THE LIVE LECTURE/LABS IS NOT MANDATORY .  You can still take this course if you have commitments that prevent you from viewing/participating during the live, interactive lectures and labs. All labs and lectures will be archived (recorded) so that you will have access to the course material and can ask questions through email or during online office hours. Archived material will be available to all students for review.  
 
Requisites:
Prerequisite: Registration in the third year of the Biology BSc program or in one of the Honors programs in a biological discipline or the BMSc programs.
Corequisite: none
Antirequisite:  The former Biology 322a.

Senate regulation regarding the student’s responsibility regarding requisites:
Unless you have either the requisites for this course or written special permission from your Dean to enroll in it, you may be removed from this course and it will be deleted from your record. This decision may not be appealed. You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you are dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites.

2.  Instructor Information

Instructors

Email

Office

Office Hours

Dr. Kem Rogers
(Course Coordinator)

Kem.Rogers@Schulich.uwo.ca

MSB 443

By Appt

Dr. Sarah Mclean

Sarah.Mclean@Schulich.uwo.ca

MSB 203

By Appt

Dr. Martin Sandig

Martin.Sandig@Schulich.uwo.ca

MSB 472

By Appt

Dr. Susanne Schmid

Susanne.Schmid@schulich.uwo.ca

MSB 470

By Appt

Scott Caterine,
Teaching Assistant

scaterin@uwo.ca

DSB4000

By Appt

Bayan Malakouti-Nejad

bmalakou@uwo.ca

DSB4003

By Appt

Jillian Phillips,
Teaching Assistant

jphil27@uwo.ca

DSB4003

By Appt

Eliot Winkler

ewinkler@uwo.ca

DSB4003

By Appt

 

3.  Course Materials:

Textbook:  Histology:  A Text and Atlas, 6th Edition  Ross, M.H. and Pawlina, W.
Supplemental Information:  Provided on Sakai SITE NAME "ANATCELL 3309 002 FW13"
Laboratory Manual:  Provided on Sakai
Laboratory Materials:  Provided by course
Additional Materials: Students will require a headset with a microphone and a high speed internet connection to take this course.
Safety Materials:  Lab coats and safety glasses are NOT required for this course
Electronic Devices:  not used
Students with Sakai issues should contact the Computer Support Centre at 519 661-3800 Students with Blackboard Collaborate issues should contact Blackboard Collaborate Technical Support at 877.382.2293 (toll free) or fill out the following webform: https://servlet.uwo.ca/vistahelpdesk/

4.  Evaluation of Student Performance:

Component                                                                            Date                                          % of Final Mark
Mid‑year Examination (2 hours ‑ Multiple Choice)                 TBA (at exam centre)                         25%    
Mid‑year Laboratory Test (evening on last lab day)            Dec 2 (online)                                     10%
Quizzes total (of 3) for first term                                          See schedule (online)                        10%
Assignments total for first term                                            Once weekly (online)                         5%

Final Examination (2 hours ‑ Multiple Choice)                       TBA (at exam centre)                         25%
Final Laboratory Test (evening on last lab day)                   April 7 (online)                                   10%
Quizzes total (of 3) for second term                                     See schedule (online)                        10%
Assignments total for second term                                       Once weekly (online)                         5%

 

Midterm test and Final Exam:  The midterm and final exams will consist of multiple choice questions from lectures, posted notes and textbook readings.  The questions will be a combination of single best answer and multiple-multiple choice.  The final exam is non- cumulative and will include material from the second half of the course only.

Absence from course commitments

Statement from the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Science
If you are unable to meet a course requirement due to illness or other serious circumstances, you must provide valid medical or other supporting documentation to the Dean's office as soon as possible and contact your instructor immediately.  It is the student's responsibility to make alternative arrangements with their instructor once the accommodation has been approved and the instructor has been informed. In the event of a missed final exam, a "Recommendation of Special Examination" form must be obtained from the Dean's Office immediately (see C:  Special Examinations, below).

A.  Absence for medical illness
Students must familiarize themselves with the Policy on Accommodation for Medical Illness:  https://studentservices.uwo.ca/secure.index.cfm
A student requiring academic accommodation due to illness, should use the Student Medical Certificate when visiting an off-campus medical facility or request a Record’s Release Form (located in the Dean’s Office) for visits to Student Health Services.
This form can be found at:  http://studentservices.uwo.ca/secure/medical_document.pdf

Medical documentation for missing quizzes, midterm tests, and/or the final examination must be provided immediately to the Dean’s Office (Rm 191 Western Science Centre for students registered in Science and BMSc degrees).  Students should immediately notify the course coordinator if a quiz or exam has been missed.
Absence from quizzes:  Make-up quizzes must be completed prior to the next laboratory.
Absence from labs:   Students may contact the laboratory coordinator directly for missed lab exercises.  Absence from 3 or more laboratories requires documentation submitted to the Dean’s Office.
Absence from midterm tests:  Make up tests will be provided on direction from the Dean’s office
Absence from the final exam:    In the event of a missed final exam, a "Recommendation of Special Examination" form must be obtained from the Dean's Office immediately (see C:  Special Examinations, below)

B.  Absence for non-medical reasons:
Approval from the Dean’s Office is required for non-medical absences from quizzes, tests and/or the final examination.
Absence from quizzes:  Make-up quizzes must be completed prior to the next laboratory.
Absence from labs:   Students may contact the laboratory coordinator directly for missed lab exercises.  Absence from 3 or more laboratories requires documentation submitted to the Dean’s Office.
Absence from midterm tests:  Make up tests will be provided on direction from the Dean’s office
Absence from the final exam:    In the event of a missed final exam, a "Recommendation of Special Examination" form must be obtained from the Dean's Office immediately (see C:  Special Examinations, below)

C. Special Examinations
A Special Examination is any examination other than the regular examination, and it may be offered only with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty in which the student is registered, in consultation with the instructor and Department Chair. Permission to write a Special Examination may be given on the basis of compassionate or medical grounds with appropriate supporting documents.

A Special Examination must be written at the University or an Affiliated University College no later than 30 days after the end of the examination period involved. To accommodate unusual circumstances, a date later than this may be arranged at the time permission is first given by the Dean of the Faculty. The Dean will consult with the instructor and Department Chair and, if a later date is arranged, will communicate this to Registrarial Services. If a student fails to write a scheduled Special Examination, permission to write another Special Examination will be granted only with the permission of the Dean in exceptional circumstances and with appropriate supporting documents. In such a case, the date of this Special Examination normally will be the scheduled date for the final exam the next time the course is offered.

5. Additional Information/Statements

Late Assignments
Late assignments submitted within 24 hour s past the deadline will be subject to a 50% grade deduction on that assignment. Late assignments will not be accepted more than 24 hours past the deadline.

Statement on Academic Offences

Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence, at the following Web site:
http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/appeals/scholoff.pdf

Computer-marked multiple choice tests and/or exams may be subject to submission for similarity review by software that will check for unusual coincidences in answer patterns that may indicate cheating.

Support Services:

Registrarial Services: http://www.registrar.uwo.ca
Academic Counselling (Science and Basic Medical Sciences): http://www.uwo.ca/sci/counselling/index.html
USC Student Support Services: http://westernusc.ca/service
Student Development Services: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca
Student Health Services: http://www.shs.uwo.ca/
Students that are in emotional/mental distress should refer to Mental Health@Western http://www.uwo.ca/uwocom/mentalhealth/ for a complete list of options about how to obtain help.

 

6. LECTURE SCHEDULE

LECTURE SCHEDULE 2013

 
 

STRUCTURAL BASIS OF CELL BIOLOGY   

(Dr. Rogers)

 

Sept. 10          

Cell membrane, Cytoplasmic organelles

   

Sept. 12    

Nucleus, Nucleolus

   
       
 

EPITHELIA, GLANDS AND CELL JUNCTIONS

(Stefanie Attardi)

 

Sept. 17  

Epithelia and glands

 

 

Sept. 19

Cell Junctions.  Cell surface modifications

 

 
 

CONNECTIVE TISSUE AND ITS DERIVATIVES

(Dr. Rogers)

 

Sept. 24

Loose connective tissue

 

 

Sept. 26

Dense connective tissue. Tendon. Ligament

   

Oct. 1

Cartilage             

   

Oct. 3

Bone     

   

Oct. 8

Bone Formation

   

Oct. 10

Bone Formation (continued)

   
 

NERVOUS TISSUE AND ITS ORGANIZATION

(Dr. Schmid)

 

Oct. 15

Cells of the central nervous system

 

 

Oct. 17

Cerebrum. Cerebellum

 

 

Oct. 22

Spinal cord. Ganglia

 

 

Oct. 24

Peripheral nerves

 

 
 

MUSCLE TISSUE

(Dr. Rogers)

 

Oct. 29

Skeletal muscle 

   

 

STUDY BREAK (October 31- November 1)

   

Nov. 5

Cardiac muscle, Smooth muscle

   
 

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

   

Nov. 7

Heart

   

Nov. 12

Blood and Lymphatic circulation

   

 

BLOOD AND BLOOD FORMATION

   

Nov. 14

The formed elements of blood    

   

Nov. 19

Erythropoiesis

   

Nov. 21

Granulopoiesis

   
 

IMMUNE SYSTEM

(Dr. McLean)

 

Nov. 26

Cells of the immune system.

   

Nov. 28

Lymph nodes

   

Dec. 3

Spleen

   

Dec. 5

Thymus

   
 

- MID YEAR EXAMINATION  -

   

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE 2014

 

 

INTEGUMENT

(Dr. McLean)

 

Jan. 7

Skin

 

 

Jan. 9

Skin derivatives: sweat and sebaceous glands, hair, nails

 

 
 

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

(Dr. Sandig)

 

Jan. 14

Respiratory Passages      

 

 

Jan. 16

Lung

   
 

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM       

   

Jan. 21

Teeth

   

Jan. 23

Tongue. Salivary glands

   

Jan. 28

Esophagus. Stomach      

   

Jan. 30

Small and large intestine

   

Feb. 4

Liver

   

Feb. 6

Gall bladder, Pancreas

   
 

URINARY SYSTEM

   

Feb. 11

Kidney  

   

Feb. 13

Urinary Passages

   
 

CONFERENCE WEEK (February 17-21)

   
 

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

   

Feb. 25

Adrenal

   

Feb. 27

Thyroid. Parathyroid

   

Mar. 4

Pineal. Endocrine pancreas

   

Mar. 6

Pituitary

   
 

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

   

Mar. 11

Testis

   

Mar. 13

Male Ducts

   

Mar. 18

Ovary

   

Mar. 20

Oviducts, Uterus

   

Mar. 25

Mammary gland

   

 

SPECIAL SENSORY ORGANS

(Dr. Schmid)

 

Mar. 27

Eye

   

Apr. 1

Eye (continued)

   

Apr. 3

Ear

   

Apr. 8

Ear (continued)

   
 

-  FINAL EXAMINATION  -

   

 

LABORATORY SCHEDULE 2013

Sept. 9

Introduction to the Histology

Sept. 16

Cytology

Sept. 23

Epithelium and Glands

Sept. 30

Connective Tissue Quiz 1

 

 

Oct. 7

Supporting Tissue

Oct. 14

Thanksgiving – NO LAB

Oct. 21

Bone Formation

Oct. 28

Cells of the Central Nervous System, Cerebral and Cerebellar Cortex Quiz 2

 

 

Nov. 4

Spinal Cord and Ganglia. Peripheral Nerves and Nerve Endings

Nov. 11

Muscle

Nov. 18

Heart and Circulatory System

Nov. 25

Blood. Blood Formation Quiz 3

 

 

Dec. 2

Lymphatic Tissues and Organs [Part I]  LABORATORY TERM TEST (evening)

 

LABORATORY SCHEDULE 2014

Jan. 6

Lymphatic Tissues and Organs [Part II]

Jan. 13

Skin, Hair, Nails

Jan. 20

Respiratory System

Jan. 27

Digestive System [Part I] Quiz 4

 

 

Feb. 3

Digestive System [Part II]

Feb. 10

Digestive System [Part III]

 

CONFERENCE WEEK (February 17-21)

Feb. 24

Urinary System

 

 

Mar. 3

Adrenal, Thyroid, Parathyroid Quiz 5

Mar. 10

Pituitary, Pineal Gland, Endocrine Pancreas.

Mar. 17

Male Reproductive System

Mar. 24

Female Reproductive System

Mar. 31

Mammary gland, Eye QUIZ 6

 

 

Apr. 7

Eye, Ear
LABORATORY TERM TEST [evening]