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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402

  • Fall 2013

  • Section SECTION_306 CRN-11812

  • 4 Credits

  • 08/26/2013 to 12/13/2013

  • Modified 08/26/2013

Meeting Times


           Tuesday & Thursday - 2:50pm-4:05pm, H212


           Tuesday & Thursday - 4:15pm-5:30pm, H123


Contact Information

Instructor: Steve Bui

Office: Science Building, Room S-117

Phone: 979-209-8966


Office Hours: Tuesday - 5:30pm-6:30pm 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

3 Lecture Exams

4 Laboratory Exams

Final Exam

Quizzes and Assignments



Lecture Exame: 30% (100pts/per exam)

Laboratory Exam: 40% (100pts/per exam)

Final Exam: 20% (200pts)

Quizzes and Assignments: 10% (100pts)


Total Points: 1000pts

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

Lecture Exams will consist of 50 multiple choice questions worth 2 points each. 

Final Exam is comprehensive consisting of 100 multipe questions at 2 points each. 

Laboratory Exams will consist of 25 multiple choice questions at 4 points each. 

Make-up exams are offered to students with an excused absence. To arrange for a make-up exam contact the instructor the first class period following the absence (or prior to the absence if possible). NOTE: make-up exam may be different than original exam. An unexcused absnece from an exam will result in a grade of zero.

No exam grades will be dropped

Assignments may include, but are not limited to, lab reports, flashcard assignments, and LearnSmart assignments (from Connect Online access). For Connect Online access, go to

eCampus: Class study guides, Powerpoints will be posted to supplement the class. They are NOT a substitute for the textbook. eCampus can be accessed at

Problem Resolution: If you have a complaint about your class, contact your immediate instructor to try to resolve the problems or issues. If the problems are not resolved, please request a conference with the Division Chair: Dwight Bohlmeyer, Science 241,

Dropping: If a student chooses to drop the course, it is that student's responsibility to complete a drop order at the Office of Admissions and Records. Failure to do so could result in a grade of F in the course.

Eating and Drinking is not allowed in the classrooms or laboratories

Safety is always important. We will use equipment and preserved specimens. BE AWARE of those around you. If you are pregnant, or become pregnant during the semester, or have any sort of medical condition that may affect you please let the instructor know. 

TARDIES: Tardies up to 10 minutes is 1 point off your grade, post 10minutes you will be marked absent.

Tips for Success: This is a challenging class!!! There will be a lot of information to try to understand in a short amount of time. 

1.) Read the book before coming to class

2.) Work the LearnSmart assignements

3.) Print the powerpoints and bring them to class

4.) Work the labs to the fullest you can

5.) Ask questions, come to class with questions

6.) Study early and regularly. It is near impossible to cram everything into your brain in one night or two before an exam

7.) Bring a good attitude to class, you are here to learn!


Tentative Schedule (base on the pace of the class):




Lecture Topic

Lab Exercise

Laboratory Topic




Course Info

General Senses, Taste & Smell




Intro & Safety

General Smell 

Taste & Senses



Hearing & Equilibrium










Eye Structure

Vision Tests



Endocrine System






Endocrine System Continued


Blood Cells  





LAB EXAM I (Labs 33-39)



LECTURE EXAM I (Chapters 16-18)


Blood Typing



Blood Continued






Heart: Anatomy


Heart Structure



Heart: Cardiac Output


Cardiac Cycle



Blood vessels and circulation



Blood Vessels

Pulse & BP



Blood vessels and circulation


Cat Dissection: Endocrine & blood vessels



Blood vessels and circulation



LAB EXAM II (Labs 11-17, 19)




Lymphatic & Immune System


Lymphatic System



Lymphatic & Immune System



Lab movie: your body defenses



Specific Immunity



Review APR Module 10, dissection, histology, animations



LECTURE EXAM II (Chapters 19-21)


 Respiratory Organs




Respiratory System



Respiratory Vol




Respiratory Volumes






Urinary System


LAB EXAM III(Labs 20, 22-25, 62)



Water, electrolytes, acids & bases


Digestive system movie worksheet



Digestive System



 Digestive Organs



Digestive System


 Digestive Lab Review




   Required Connect


11/19   LECTURE EXAM III (Chapters 22-26)  58  Male Reproductive
11/21 27 Male Reporduction  59  Female Reproductive System
11/26 28 Female Reproduction


 Fertilization, Meiosis & Early Development.   
12/03 29 Human Development   LAB EXAM IV(Labs 26-30, 32)
12/05   Catch-Up Day    
12/10   FINAL EXAM - 12:45PM-2:45PM