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BIMM118 Introductory Pharmacology Please turn OFF your cell phones!
BIMM118 The last day to add the class is Friday, Jan 16 th The last day to drop the class without a “W” is Friday, Jan 30 th The last day to drop the class with a “W” is Friday, Mar 6 th
BIMM118 BIMM 118 - Exams MIDTERM EXAM (Thu, Feb 5 th - In class): The midterm exam will count for 30% of the final grade. Students can opt out of taking the midterm exam by notifying the instructor BY EMAIL (use of UCSD email account MANDATORY) no later than TWO days prior to the exam, in which case the final exam will account for 100% of the final grade. No make-up exams! FINAL EXAM (Thu, Mar 19 th 8:00 - 10:00 am, Location TBA): The comprehensive final exam will account for 70% of the final grade. Exams will be graded on a curve, with the top 5 scores establishing the 100% mark: (88-100% = A; 76-87% = B; 64-75% = C; 52-63% = D; <52% = F). Note: Wrong answers on multiple choice questions on the exams will result in the deduction of the points !!!!!!
BIMM118 BIMM 118 - Exams REGRADES: Any requests for regrades must be submitted in writing (reason for regrade request attached to complete exam) within 2 days after the exams have been returned.
BIMM118 BIMM 118 - Discussion Sections DISCUSSION SECTIONS: The discussion sections will not introduce any new material. Attendance is voluntary (nevertheless recommended) and provides a venue to review the course material with the help of the TAs (particularly underlying physiology and drug side effects!). Any breach of academic honesty as outlined in the UCSD Policies on Integrity of Scholarship may be considered grounds for failure of the course.
BIMM118 BIMM 118 - Office Hours Office Hours: Instructor: Anytime (at your own risk, preferably before 2pm) or by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org) Until further notice…. TAs: Check course website -> Course Info http://www.biology.ucsd.edu/classes/bimm118.WI09/
BIMM118 BIMM 118 - Text Books Text Books: Unfortunately, there is no perfect textbook for BIMM118, (most pharmacology texts are aimed at students in medical schools, schools of pharmacy etc., and are consequently far beyond the scope of BIMM118) Therefore, no textbook is required (all lecture notes are posted on the website and are available for download). A list of pharmacology books (with comments) is posted on the course website -> Textbookscourse website Knowledge and understanding of the content posted on the course website is sufficient for an A + grade!