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Bryan · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology I

  • Summer II 2018
  • Section 350 CRN-40459
  • 4 Credits
  • 07/05/2018 to 08/02/2018
  • Modified 07/05/2018

Meeting Times


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, H235


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:05 AM to 1:00 PM, H123

Contact Information

Instructor: Mr. William Andrew Cromwell

Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00-8:45AM or by appointment.


3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week; 96 total contact hours. Credit: 4 semester hours.

Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Content may be either integrated or specialized. Biology 2401 is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. Lab activities reinforce lecture topics.


Prerequisites: A student must be college ready in reading according to TSI college-ready standards.

Recommendation: BIOL 1406 is recommended.


Core Curriculum Statement

Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge in human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. For details relating to this core course, please see:


Lecture Based Outcomes

Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.

Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.

Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.

Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.

Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.

Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.

Lab Based Outcomes

Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.

Locate and identify anatomical structures.

Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.

Work collaboratively to perform experiments.

Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.

Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.

Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to,inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations, and predictions.


Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 8th Edition, Saladin, McGraw-Hill. 

Lab Manual: Laboratory Manual for Human Anatomy and Physiology 2017 Edition by Johnson, Ebbole, Barker and Paulhill 

McGraw-Hill Access code for Connect is required.

Kahoot! Login for extra credit quizzes (optional, free).

Course Requirements

Lecture Exams

You will need 4 Advantage scantrons (#28980), 1 for each of the lecture exams.  The 4 Lecture Exams may include both objective (multiple choice) or short answer questions and labeling of figures.  More will be specified in class as the date approaches.

Lab Practicals

Lab exams will be taken either online (on Blinn laptops).  All lab exams will be taken in the lab room, during the lab period.  The online Lab Exams will use the ecampus platform and may include pictures of models, tissues, cells, microscope slides and other preserved laboratory specimens presented during the Lab period or in the Lab Exercises.  Students will be required to identify these, or answer questions about their function.  The online Lab Exam may also include questions that require the student to analyze and interpret scientific data or answer objective questions about experiments or procedures performed.  The question format may include fill in the blank or multiple choice. 

Online Assignments

Online chapter readings and homework questions are assigned for each chapter and are expected to be completed before the start of a new chapter.  There are computers available to all students in the Student Computer labs if the student does not have internet access at home.  

All homework will be assigned through Connect, thus a McGraw-Hill access code will be required.   

Lab Work Points/ Major and Minor Quizzes

Lab Points will be determined by lab quizzes taken during the lab period and in-lab assignments completed before the end of the lab period.  Only those who attend lab can turn in any lab assignment for a grade, and no make-up labs or make-up quizzes specific to the missed lab will be given, however, at least 2 of the lowest lab and quiz grades will be dropped.   Quizzes may be given during the lecture and/or lab period. Students should study their lecture notes and lab manual.  Please note that the homework platform on McGraw-Hill’s “Connect” website may also be used for quiz points.

Final Exam

You will need 1 Advantage scantron (#28980) for the Final Exam.  The comprehensive final will include all chapters covered during the semester and will be given on the date specified in the Final Exam Calendar on the Blinn website and also in the schedule at the end of the syllabus.


100 points - 10% - Class participation: Weekly lab quizzes & graded lab reports

50 points - 5% - Class participation: Keeping lab space clean, participating in discussion

50 points - 5% - Connect Homework

200 points - 20% - Lab exams (4 of them, each worth 50 points)

400 points - 40% - Lecture Exams (cumulative, four exams weighed equally at 100 points - 10% each)

200 points - 20% - Final Exam (cumulative): 100 questions

Total points - 1000

Extra Credit: At the end of the semester, I will award up to 50 points (5%) bonus points based on in-lecture quizzes (using the iClicker) that I will give in class.  These will not be scheduled or announced ahead of time, so be sure to attend class or else you may miss some easy points!  This also ensures that you study and stay up-to-date on the material.


Grading Scale

A: 90%-100%

B: 80-89%

C: 70-79%

D: 60-69%

F: <60%

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Missing either lecture or lab, or both lecture and lab, will count as one absence. Students who accrue one week’s worth of absences during the semester will be sent an e-mail through their Buc account requiring them to contact their instructor and immediately schedule a conference to discuss their attendance issues. Students who accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, may be administratively withdrawn from class.



Attendance is crucial to success in this class, therefore three (3) tardies to lab or lecture will count as one (1) unexcused absence. A tardy is defined as arriving 10 minutes after the class starts or after attendance is taken, whichever comes first.

Make-Up Policy

Lecture Test 

In the instance of an excused absence that results in missing a lecture examination, a make-up exam will be arranged at the testing center on campus.  Please contact instructor withint two (2) class periods of returning to class to schedule time to complete the missed exam.

Lab Exams

In the instance of an excused absence that result in missing a lab examination, the student must contact the instructor within two (2) class periods of returning to class to schedule a time to complete the missed lab exam.

Lab Work and Quizzes

In the instance of an excused absence that result in missing a lab or a quiz, the missed lab or quiz will count as one of the labs or quizzes that is dropped in the grade book, otherwise the student must contact the instructor within one (1) class period to determine if there is an alternate means of making up the work missed.


Blinn’s learning management system, ecampus, is now supported by D2L software, so please log in to the Blinn ecampus website and become familiar with the D2L format if not so already.  Lecture notes, grades, announcements and other material will be posted on ecampus.  To log in, click on the "ecampus" link in the "Quick Links" section of the Blinn homepage or go to:


The textbook’s publisher has an excellent learning platform called “McGraw-Hill
CONNECT”, which contains study tools that can help you perform better on your quizzes and exams.  These include Learn Smart, APR (Anatomy and Physiology Revealed), and Interactive Art Quizzes. CONNECT is required for this class and is bundled together with the textbook and lab manual. The price includes an access code needed to register for CONNECT, which includes a digital copy of the textbook. 

 To log in, click on the "ecampus" link in the "Quick Links" section of the Blinn homepage or go to:

 You will need to log into ecampus for lab practical, quizzes etc., so please memorize your login name and password.

Visible Body

This semester you will have access to an excellent study tool called “Visible Body” which will allow you to view 3D models, illustrations, and animations. It may take a while to open, but it is well worth the wait.

You can access visible body software from any computer on Blinn campus by clicking on the following link:

You can also access the software from home by clicking on the following link:

Laboratory Safety

Students will be provided with laboratory safety training during the first week of class. Students are expected to follow all safety rules including rules related to proper lab attire. Closed toe shoes are required in the laboratory. Students that fail to follow this rule, will be required to leave the lab and will be assigned an unexcused absence for the class day.

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 Science Department Head.

Biology Department Head: Ms. Chelsey Dankenbring

Phone: 979-209-7348

Email: [email protected] 

Biology Department Head: Dr. Steve Simcik

Email: [email protected]





Ch 1: Major Themes

Ch 2: Chem. Of Life & Enzymes

Intro., Lab 1: Safety/Ethics/Teamwork

Lab 2: Microscope,




Ch 2: Chem. Of Life & Enzymes Ch 3: Cells

Ch 4: Genetics (online)

Quiz: Safety

Quiz – Microscopy

Teamwork survey

Lab 3: Cell Structure

Lab 4: Body Organization





Ch 5: Histology

Lab 5: Metric/Solutions/Transport

Lab 6: Epithelial Tissue

Lab 7: Connective Tissue

Quiz – Body Organization




Ch 6: Integumentary System

Lab 8: Muscle/Nervous Tissue

Lab 9: Integumentary System

Quiz – Epithelial and Connective Tissue





Lecture Exam (1-6)

Ch 7: Bone Tissue

LAB EXAM 1 (Labs 1-9)




Lecture Exam 1 – Review answers, discuss

Ch 7: Bone Tissue

Lab 10: Bone Histology, Struc./Classif.

Lab 11: Skull





Ch 7: Bone Tissue

Ch 8: Skeletal System (in lab)

Lab 12: Axial Skeleton - Vert./Thoracic cage  

Lab 13: Pectoral Girdle/Upper Limb

Lab 14: Pelvic Girdle/Lower Limb

Quiz - Skull




Ch 9: joints

Ch 11: Muscular Tissue

Lab 15: Muscle Fatigue

Lab 16: Joints





Ch 11: Muscular Tissue

LAB EXAM 2 (Labs 10-16)




Lecture Exam 2 (Ch. 7-9, 11)

Ch 12: Nervous System

Lab 17: Muscles of Head & Neck;

Lab 18: Muscles of Chest/Shoulder/Upper Limb

Quiz – Skeletal System





Ch 10: Muscular System (in lab); Ch 12: Nervous System

Lecture Exam 2 – Review answers, discuss

Lab 19: Muscles of Trunk/Hip/Lower Limb

Lab 20: Actions of Muscles





Ch 12: Nervous System

Lab 21: Neurons & Spinal Cord

Lab 22: Peripheral Nerves and Reflexes

Quiz: Muscular system




Ch 13: Spinal Cord, Nerves & Somatic Reflexes

Lab 23: Brain & Cranial Nerves

Quiz – Neurons, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and reflexes






Lecture Exam 3 (Ch 10, 12,13)

Ch 14: Brain & Cranial Nerves

LAB EXAM 3 (Labs 17 - 22)





Ch 14: Brain & Cranial Nerves

Lecture Exam 3 – Review answers, discuss

Lab 24: Sheep brain

Lab 25: Baroreflex/Sci. meth




Ch 15: Autonomic Nervous System & Visceral Reflex

Lab 26: Gnl./Chem. Senses

Quiz – Scientific Method

Quiz - Brain




Ch 16: Sense Organs


Lab 27: Hearing and Equilibrium

Quiz - Senses




Ch 16: Sense Organs

Lab 28: Vision





Lecture Exam 4 (Ch 14 – 16)

LAB EXAM 4 (Labs 23 - 28)





Review Day/Extra Day

Lecture Exam 4 – Review answers, discuss