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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402

  • Fall 2013
  • Section SECTION_302 CRN-11776
  • 4 Credits
  • 08/26/2013 to 12/13/2013
  • Modified 08/23/2013


Meeting Times

Lecture + Laboratory

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00 PM to 2:40 PM, H212 (lecture) & H123 (lab)

Lecture: noon to 1:15pm; Lab 1:25 to 2:40pm

Contact Information

Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Sharpe-Aparicio

Office Hours: MW 2:45pm-3:15pm & TT 11:00-1:00pm, or  by appointment


A continuation of the principles of structure and function of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology II is the second course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. The major areas of study will be those not covered in Anatomy and Physiology I including the general senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. Laboratory exercises are to enhance the students' appreciation and comprehension of the biological concepts of the structure and function of the human body.


Prerequisites: Biology 2401 or approval of the division chair on the relevant campus.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


  1. Use correct anatomical and physiological terms to describe the human body.
  2. Describe homeostasis and feedback mechanisms pertaining to the human body.
  3. Describe the histology and anatomy of organ systems of the human body.
  4. Identify and explain the physiological processes underlying organ systems of the human body, and describe their interrelationships.
  5. Demonstrate basic dissection techniques, perform various lab experiments, and be able to operate compound microscopes.



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.


Course Requirements

All sections of this course regardless of location or modality will include:

  1. A minimum of three major exams
  2. A minimum of two laboratory exams
  3. A comprehensive final exam



The following are required components of a students grade:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Final Exam: Comprehensive exam covering the entire course. The final  exams will account for at least 20% of the final grade.

Blinn College Policies

Blinn College policies on civility, class attendance; scholastic integrity; students with disabilities; final grade appeals; and electronic devices as stated in the Blinn College Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Blinn College Catalog and specific technical program handbooks. All policies, guidelines and procedures in the Student and Faculty Handbook and the Board and Administrative Policy Manuals are applicable to this course

Civility Statement

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.

Attendance Policy

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:

  1. 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);
  2. representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. 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.

Scholastic Integrity

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

Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Special Populations serving the campus of your choice.  For the Bryan campus, the Office of Special Populations (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)209-7251.  The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the Office of Special Populations on the Brenham campus (Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at (979)830-4157.  Additional information can be found at

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final grade in a course, Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local), Course Grade Complaints, outlines the timeline for the appeal and the four steps in the appeal.  This policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook.

Electronic Devices

All the functions of all personal electronic devices designed for communication and/or entertainment (cell phones, pagers, beepers, iPods, and similar devices) must be turned off and kept out of sight in all College District classrooms and associated laboratories.  Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the College District civility policy (administrative policy).  This information is contained in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).

Course Policies

Tardiness: Class and lab begin on time and you are expected to be in class and lab on time.  If you enter the class or lab room within 10 minutes of the beginning of class you will be counted as tardy, after this time you will be counted as absent. If you are tardy to class 3 times during the semester, these will count as one absence.  If you have a known problem or time conflict that would not allow you to attend class on time please speak with the instructor before the tardiness occurs.



LECTURE Schedule

LAB schedule


Introduction & Ch 16: Senses: general properties,taste and smell.  

Start   working on Learn Smart Ch 16

General nervous system organization self-quiz.  In-lab quiz over this material in lab on 9/4


Lab 33: General Senses.

Lab 34: Smell & Taste.      

Connect Practice on general properties, taste and smell. In-lab quiz over this   material in lab on 9/4

Lab 37: Hearing. 

Lab 38: Equilibrium

Connect Practice on hearing & equilibrium  In-lab quiz over this material in   lab on 9/4


Ch 16: Senses:hearing & equilibrium.  

Continue   working on Learn Smart Ch 16

Lab 35: Eye Structure.  

Lab 36: Vision Tests

Connect Practice on vision.  In-lab quiz over   this material in lab on 9/4


Labor Day Holiday

No class


Ch 16: Senses: vision.  

Learn Smart Ch 16 due by 11pm   9/6.

Start   working on Learn Smart Ch 17

In-lab quiz on Labs:33,  34, 35, 36, 37, 38, Connect practice activities,   self-quiz  &  Get Body Smart practice activities

Lab 39: Endocrinology

Connect  Practice    Ch 17on endocrine. 


Ch 17: Endocrine System.  

Continue   working on Learn SmartCh 17

In-lab quiz on Labs:39 ,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Ch 17: Endocrine System 



Ch 17: Endocrine System.   

Learn Smart Ch 17 due by 11pm   9/13.

Circulatory Tutorial  open

Lab 41: Blood Cells  (for lab exam 2)

Connect Practice on blood





Start   working on Learn Smart Ch 18

Circulatory Tutorial open 

Connect Practice on blood closes on 9/17 at    11pm


Labs 33-39


Ch 18: Circulatory: Blood.

Continue working on Learn Smart  Ch 18

In-lab quiz on Lab:41 ,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities  

Lab 43: Blood Typing.  


Ch 18: Circulatory: Blood.    

Learn Smart  Ch 18 due 9/25 by11pm  

Heart Interactive Art self-quiz open


In-lab quiz on Lab:43 ,   self-quiz  & Connect practice   activities

Lab 44: Heart Structure

Connect Practice on heartstructures


Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart. 

Start   working onLearn Smart Ch 19

Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart. 

Lab 45: Cardiac Cycle. 


Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart .    

Learn Smart  Ch 19 due 10/2 by11pm

Blood vessels self-quiz open


In-lab quiz on Labs:44, 45,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Lab 47: Blood Vessels.

Lab 63: Cat:   Cleaningand Dissection    

Connect  Practice  on blood   vessels eart StructureH


Ch 20: Circulatory: Vessels 

Start   working on Learn Smart Ch 20.


Lab 48: Pulse & BP.


Ch 20: Circulatory: Vessels 

Learn Smart  Ch 20 due 10/9 at 11pm

In-lab quiz on Labs:47, 48, 63,,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Lab 49: Lymphatic System. (for lab   exam 3)

Lymphatic and Immune self-quiz open

Connect  Practice  on   Lymphatic and immune  





Start   work on Learn Smart  Ch 21

Connect  Practice    on Lymphatic & immune due 10/13   @ 11pm

LAB EXAM II, Labs 41,43-45,47,48,63 



Ch 21: Lymphatic & Immune. 

Continue   work on Learn Smart Ch 21 

Respiratory Tutorial open.  


In-lab quiz on Labs:49,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Movie Immune System

Lab 50: Respiratory Organs.  

Respiratory self-quiz

Connect  Practice  Ch 22 on   Respiratory Sys  


Ch 21:  Lymphatic   & Immune 

Learn Smart  Ch 21 due 10/18 by11pm

Start   work on Learn Smart Ch 22. 

Lab 51: Respiratory Vol.  



Ch 22: Respiratory System.

Continue   work on Learn Smart Ch 22.

In-lab quiz on Labs:50,51,   self-quiz  & Connect practice   activities

Lab 53: Breathing


Ch 22: Respiratory System.  

Learn Smart  Ch 22   due 10/25 by 11pm

Start work on Learn Smart Ch 23   

Urinary Tutorial open

In-lab quiz on Labs:53,,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Lab 56: Kidneys

Urinary tract self-quiz

Connect  Practice    on Kidney 


Ch 23: Urinary System.  

Continue   work on Learn Smart  Ch23

Start   work onLearn Smart  Ch 24

In-lab quiz on Labs:56, ,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Ch 23: Urinary System

Lab 64 & 66:   Cat Respiratory  & Urinary Systems


Ch 23: Urinary System

Learn Smart  Ch 23   due 11/1 at 11pm


In-lab quiz on Labs:64,65, ,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Ch 24: Water & Electrolytes.   

Connect Practice on Water & Electrolytes

Learn Smart  Ch 24   due 11/3 by 11pm



Start   work onLearn Smart Ch 25

LAB   EXAM III  Labs 49-51,53,56,64,65

Lab 54: Digestive Organs.

Digestive tract self-quiz

Connect Practice on Digestive Sys 


Ch 25:  Digestive System.   

Continue   work on Learn Smart Ch 25

In-lab quiz on Labs:54, ,   self-quiz  &  Connect practice activities

Lab 65 & 67:   Cat Digestive & Reproductive Sys


Ch 25: Digestive System. 

Learn Smart Ch 25 due 11/15 by 11pm

Start   work onLearn Smart Ch 26

Ch 25: Digestive System / Ch 26: Nutrition & Metabolism


Ch 26: Nutrition & Metabolism.

Connect Practice Ch 26.  

Learn Smart Ch 26 by 12/9 at 11pm.

Ch 26: Nutrition & Metabolism

Lab 58: Male Reproductive.    

Male reproductive self-quiz

Connect Practice on Ch 27 Male Reproduction 


Last Day to drop with a “Q”


Ch 27: Male Reproductive 

Learn Smart Ch 27 due 11/20 by 11pm

Start   work onLearn Smart Ch 28

In-lab quiz on Labs:58 &   Connect practice activities

Lab 59: Female Reproductive   System.   

Female reproductive self-quiz

Connect Practice on Ch 28  Female Reproduction 


Ch 28: Female Reproductive.

Learn Smart Ch 28 due 11/22 by 11pm

Start  work onLearn Smart Ch 29

In-lab quiz on Labs:59 &   Connect practice activities

Lab 60: Fertilization, Meiosis &   Early Development.   

Development self-quiz

Connect Practice  Ch 29Development  


Ch 28: Female Reproductive / Ch 29: Development.


Ch 29: Development.    Review Lab 60 models not in the lab book


Ch 29: Development.

Learn Smart Ch 29 due 12/3 by 11pm

In-lab quiz on Labs:60 &   Connect practice activities



LAB EXAM IV, Labs 54,58-60 & meiosis


Optional cumulative lecture   exam may replace any lecture exam grade


Comprehensive Final Exam, Room   H210

Section 301:Fri    12/13, 7:45am-9:45am

Section 302: Wed 12/11, 10:15am-12:15pm