Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401
Instructor: Dr. Michael L. Ko, Ph.D., MBA
Office: Science Building, S117
Principles of structure and function of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology I is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. The chemistry of life provides a foundation to investigate the major organ systems of the body. The areas of study include the structure and function of cells, histology, the physiological and anatomical aspects of support and movement systems and the nervous system.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with a grade of "C" or better or approval of the division chair on the relevant campus. CHEM 1407 or 1411 is recommended.
Core Curriculum Statement
This is a Core Course in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.
Explain the principle of complementarity of structure and function.
- Relate homeostasis to feedback mechanisms.
Use correct anatomical terms to describe the human body.
Explain the major molecular structures basic to life.
Describe the anatomy and physiology of cells.
Compare the structures and functions of major tissue types.
Explain the integumentary system histology and function, including repair, cancer, and thermoregulation.
Describe the formation, anatomy, and physiology of bone and how they facilitate movement.
Explain the sequence of events during muscle contraction and properly identify human muscles.
Describe neural physiology and components of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 6th Edition, 2012, Saladin, McGraw-Hill.
Lab Manual: Custom Lab Book A&P (BIOL 2401& 2402), 2012 Edition, Martin. McGraw-Hill.
Textbook: Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn, 2013, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA.
Lab Manual: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual – Cat Version, 11th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Susan Mitchell, 2013, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA
All sections of this course regardless of location or modality will include:
- A minimum of three major exams
- A minimum of two laboratory exams
- A comprehensive final exam
The following are required components of a students grade:
- Major Exams: At least three major exams covering the lecture material evenly distributed throughout the semester. Information from the laboratory experiments may be included on major exams. Major exams will account for at least 30% of the final grade.
- Laboratory Exams: At least two laboratory examinations on knowledge and skills acquired through laboratory activities, covering histological slides, models, dissections, and any other lab work deemed appropriate by the instructor. Laboratory exams will account for at least 20% of the final grade.
- Minor Exams/Quizzes/Homework: Given at the discretion of the instructor.
Additional Reports or projects: Assigned at the discretion of the instructor. These materials will account for approximately 10% of the final grade.
- Final Exam: Comprehensive exam covering the entire course. The final exams will account for at least 20% of the final grade.
Blinn College Policies
Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.
Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference.
This statement reflects step one in a possible four step process. The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Student Handbook.
The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of unexcused absences during the semester, he or she will be sent an e-mail by the College District requiring the student to contact his or her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. Should the student accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, he or she will be administratively withdrawn from class.
There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:
- observance of religious holy days—The student should notify his or her instructor(s) not later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s);
- representing the College District at an official institutional function;
- high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
- military service.
Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. A student enrolled in a developmental course is subject to College District-mandated attendance policies. Failure to attend developmental classes shall result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.
It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. To officially drop a class the student must obtain the class withdrawal form from Enrollment Services, complete the class withdrawal form, secure the required signatures, and return the completed form to Enrollment Services. The last day to drop with a Q is according to the Academic Calendar.
Blinn College does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty with regard to the course in which you are enrolled. The following text defines the faculty member’s responsibility with regard to the scholastic integrity expectation for this and all courses at Blinn College.
It is the responsibility of faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty. Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventive measures should be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism. If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor should assume responsibility and address the infraction. Likewise, any student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local). The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.
Students with Disabilities
Final Grade Appeal
Attendance: The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. Each class meeting builds the foundation for subsequent class meetings. Without full participation and regular class attendance, students may find themselves at a severe disadvantage for achieving success in college. Class participation shall constitute at least ten percent of the final course grade. It is the responsibility of each faculty member, in consultation with the division chair, to determine how participation is achieved in his or her class. Faculty will require students to regularly attend class and will keep a record of attendance from the first day of class and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of absences during the semester (2 classes), he/she will be sent an e-mail by the College requiring the student to contact his/her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. If the student subsequently accumulates two weeks worth of absences (4 classes), he/she may be administratively withdrawn from the class.
There are four forms of excused absence officially designated by Blinn College: (1) observance of religious holy days: the student should notify his/her instructor(s) no later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s); (2) representing Blinn College at an official institutional function; (3) official involvement in a high school activity for “dual credit” students; and (4) military service. Other excuses will be considered and may be considered excusable at the instructor’s discretion with documentation. Missing lecture or lab or both will count as one absence.
Dropping: If a student chooses to withdraw from the course, it is that student’s responsibility to complete a drop order at the Office of Enrollment Services. The last day to withdraw with a “Q” is Friday, November 15. After this date, you can still withdraw, but a “QF” (withdraw failing) is automatically assigned. The “QF” will be changed to “Q” if the student was passing (D or better) the course at the time of withdrawal. “Q”s will not affect your GPA. “QF”s will affect your GPA.
Food and drinks are not allowed in the laboratory or classroom at any time.
Classroom attire: please use good judgment; wear shoes; no obscene writing or graphics on clothing
Lecture exams and quizzes:
There will be five exams (four during the semester + 1 final), which may be any combination of fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, identification, short answer, matching, and short essay. All tests will be closed-book. All exams will count toward your grade. Make-up exams are available to students with excused absences (student must provide documentation). No penalty will be applied to the test grade if the student has an excused absence. Students who do not have an applicable excuse to miss an exam generally can still take a make-up exam. However, penalties will be applied to the grade in this case. The final exam is cumulative and will only consist of multiple choice questions.
Lab exams and quizzes:
There will be four lab exams (non-cumulative).
eCampus / ANGEL: (https://ecampus.blinn.edu)
Lecture notes and other materials can be found on your biology 2401 eCampus webpage. If you encounter any problems with eCampus (logging on, navigating, etc.) please contact the Distance Education Department (209-7298).
Your overall grade for the course will be determined from the final exam, the four lecture exams, the lab section, and class participation.
Test 1 125 A 90 - 100
Test 2 100 B 80 - 89
Test 3 110 C 70 - 79
Test 4 190 D 60 - 69
ch. 15 test 50 F < 60
Lab 1 50
Lab 2 50
Lab 3 50
Lab 4 50
class participation 100
Any curve added to the class grades is at the discretion of the professor. The class participation portion of your grade will be calculated from a combination of your attendance in the class and pop quizzes (given if class attendance is exceptionally poor). There are multiple time slots available to take the final. The class will vote on which time slot is the best later in the semester.
Dwight Bohlmeyer S241 209-7506
Linda Richardson S232 209-7412
Assistant Division Chair
Roxanne Brown S110 209-7432
Resolving problems or issues in your class. If you have a complaint about your class, you should first request a conference with your instructor to resolve the problems or issues. If the problems or issues cannot be resolved at the instructor level, you should request a conference with any of the above.
tentative BIOL2401 302, 304 schedule