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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402

  • Spring 2014
  • Section SECTION_304 CRN-21278
  • 4 Credits
  • 01/13/2014 to 05/06/2014
  • Modified 01/15/2014

Meeting Times


  • Tuesday, Thursday, 10:35 AM to 11:50 AM, S-212


  • Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, S-123

Contact Information

Instructor: Ms. Roxanne Brown

Office Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, S-110, Bryan Campus
  • Tuesday, Thursday, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, S-110, Bryan Campus


Virtual meetings can be arranged using Elluminate/Collaborate by request.  

In order to meet your scheduling needs, I am happy to arrange to meet students at other times as well. Please contact me for an 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

The following are required components of a student’s grade:

1. Major Exams: Four major exams covering the lecture material distributed throughout the semester. Exams may be a combination of multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank and short answer essay.  Advantage Scantron will be needed for the exams (including the final). Major exams will account for 40% of your final grade. Please note that for exams 2,3, and 4 are partially comprehensive (up to 20% of questions may relate to old material and 80% to material from the chapters not previously on an exam).

2. Laboratory Exams: Four 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. Lab exams will be multiple choice and fill in the blank. Paper will be provided.  Laboratory exams will account for 20% of the final grade.

3. Participation (Quizzes/lab Worksheets/In-class Assignments): Periodic individual quizzes will be announced at least 1 day before they are given. Group quizzes/activities may or may not be announced. Labs will occur as scheduled and will typically be turned in at the end of the class they are conducted. These materials will account for 10% of the final grade.

4. Connect Homework: Various types of Homework assignments related to both lecture and lab are set up in Connect. Students are expected to complete the assigned Coonect work by the due dates listed in Connect. No late work is accepted.

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



Point Distribution:

Evaluation Method


Lecture Exams


Final exam


Lab Exams




 Connect Work


Total Percent





Letter Grade

90 - 100%


80 – 89%


70 – 79%


60 – 69%


Less than 60%


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

Cellular telephones and beepers/pagers must be disengaged while the student is in the Blinn College Library or any classroom/lab, unless otherwise instructed. 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

Attendance Policy Reminder: Missing lecture, lab or both will count as one absence. For classes that meet twice a week during the spring semester two absences counts as one week's absence. Students accumulating two week’s worth of absences (four unexcused absences) will be dropped.

Problem Resolution: If you have a complaint about your class, you should first request a conference with your instructor to try and resolve the problems or issues. If the problems or issues cannot be resolved at the instructor level, you should request a conference with the Division Chair, Mr. Dwight Bohlmeyer, Science 241, [email protected].

Eating, Drinking, and Attire: Eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms or laboratories.

Closed-toe Shoes: Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes in the lab. Failure to follow the rules will result in a student being denied access to the lab. This will count as an absence. The student Will NOT be allowed to make up missed work. Shoe covers may be purchase from the Learning Center for 50 cents a pair.

Mutual Respect: I will give you all the respect you deserve without question. Simultaneously, I expect you to respect me and your classmates. Respect includes not speaking over others, wearing offensive or revealing clothing, or using cell phones/electronic devices in class unless they are being used for educational purposes.

Late Work: Late work is not acepted and results in a score of zero for an assignment.

Make-Up Policy: Missed in class assignments may not be made up unless you have a documented "Blinn Excused Absence".

Drop Date: The last day to drop this course with a "Q" is: April 11, 2014







Review Syllabus, Sense-Ch16

33, 34



37, 38


Sense-Ch16/Endocrine-Ch 17

35, 36


Endocrine - Ch 17



Endocrine - Ch 17

40, Finish Ch 17


Exam 1

41, Review


Circulatory - Ch 18

Lab Exam 1


Circulatory - Ch 18



Circulatory - Ch 19



Circulatory - Ch 19



Circulatory - Ch 20



Circulatory - Ch 20

48, 63


Exam 2



Lymphatic and Immune - Ch 21

Lab Exam 2


Lymphatic and Immune - Ch 21



Respiratory - Ch 22



Respiratory - Ch22

51, 53


Urinary - Ch 23

64, 66


Urinary -Ch 23



Fluid Balance – Chapter 24



Exam 3

Lab Exam 3


Digestive -Ch 25



Digestive - Ch 25



Nutrition - Ch 26

58, 59


Male Reproductive - Ch 27



Female Repro - Ch 28



Development –Ch 29



Exam 4

Lab Exam 4


Finish Material

Final Review


Final Exam Thursday from 10:15am to 12:15 pm