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Laboratory Syllabus, Schedule, & Assignments

Link to Lab Manual Handouts and Virtual Labs

Remember this is fill-in-the-blank not multiple choice.

Lab exam covers:

  • Lab 1 Blood and Cardiovascular Anatomy
  • Lab 2 Heart Anatomy and ECG
  • Lab 3 The Heart as a Pump
  • Lab 4 Human Cardiovascular Lab

Cardiovascular Interactive Physiology CD ROM
Exercises and Cardiovascular Case Studies

Next Lab: Quiz over Respiratory Interactive Physiology CD Exercise (pages 69-73).

Review - Lab exam I BIO 139 Labs 1-4 and Case Studies Lab 5 Lab 1

  • Be able to identify WBCs on microscope and know their function
  • Blood Typing - You will have an example of a blood type using the trays with 3 wells. Ex: if there is a
    clumping only in the Rh well: What is the blood type? What antigens? What antibodies?
  • A WBC/RBC count of _______cells/mm3 would indicate what condition? Must know normal values.
  • Know all listed blood vessels in pig plus the spleen.
  • Know blood vessels on models. Put left or right and artery or vein with your answers
  • Case study page 12

Lab 2

  • Know heart model. Key in your lab manual.
    Know pig heart - mainly the chambers, valves and vessels
  • Know which Einthoven lead we used in lab.
  • Where was the red lead (white lead or black lead) placed on the body?
  • Know the waves on a normal EKG and the abnormal EKGs listed in your lab manual.
  • Know the case study (abnormal EKGs) on page 23.

Lab 3

  • Be able to calculate MAP, CO, SV, EF etc. and know the correct units!
  • As HR increases (12, 30 very fast), what happens to Stroke Volume?
  • AS HR increases (12, 30, very fast), what happens to Cardiac Output?
  • Know how to calculate SV from the chart you used in Protocol I - "Heart as a Pump" lab.
  • Know the Interactive Physiology Exercise on Cardiac Output

Lab 4

  • Where are the apical and radial pulses? What is a pulse deficit? Why can't the radial be higher than the
  • Know the equipment used for measuring blood pressure.
  • Know all the Blood Pressure Terms listed in you lab manual
  • Know all about the Arterial Baroreceptor Reflex. Know what happens to all variables if low (or high) BP
    is detected at the Arterial Baroreceptors.
  • An increase in HR upon reclining is due to __________________________.
  • An increase in HR upon standing is due to __________________________.
  • How does exercise increase HR and BP - see the picture on page 33. Remember that exercise increases
    the SNS among other things.
  • Know the 8 Cardiovascular Case Studies (these are in lab 4 although you had a quiz on them in lab 5)
  • Know the two Interactive Physiology Exercises - "Factors that Affect BP" & "Blood Pressure Regulation"

Approximately 60 questions (no multiple choice). Two bonus questions on the blackboard.

diagram of the throat and neck muscles and circulatory veins


Lab exam covers:

  • Lab 5 Respiratory, Renal, and Digestive Models and
  • Lab 7 Respiratory Physiology Lab
  • Lab 8 Renal Physiology Lab
  • Lab 9 Anatomy of Respiratory, Digestive, and Renal Systems

Lab exam II also includes the Respiratory (pages 69-73) and Renal
(page 88-90 & 92-97) Exercises from Interactive Physiology CD.