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Brenham · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology I

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section 005 CRN-30606
  • 4 Credits
  • 06/04/2018 to 07/02/2018
  • Modified 05/28/2018

Meeting Times

Monday, June 4, 2018 through Monday, July 2, 2018

Class meets 9 am to 1 pm MTWRF in Science Classroom 5

Contact Information

Leslie Terzakis

[email protected]

Science Building Office 8

Office Hours 1:00 - 1:30 pm Tues/Thurs


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 and Physiology, 8th Edition, Saladin, 2018, McGraw Hill Education, New York.

Lab Manual: Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory Manual, 1st Edition, Johnson and Ebbole, 2017, Bluedoor LLC, Minneapolis, MN.

Course Requirements

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

  1. Four major exams
  2. Four laboratory exams
  3. Comprehensive final exam


The following are the components of a students grade:

  1. Major Exams: Four 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 40% of the final grade.
  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. Laboratory exams will account for 20% of the final grade.
  3. Online Quizzes/Homework: These materials will account for 10% of the final grade.
  4. Lab Quizzes/Homework:  These materials will account for 5% of the final grade.
  5. Participation:  Lab participation and overall conduct accounts for 5% of the final grade.
  6. Final Exam: Comprehensive exam covering the entire course. The final  exam  accounts for 20% of the final grade.


Lecture Exams (4)


40 % of semester grade (10% each)


Lab Exams (4)


20% of semester grade (5% each)


Online chapter Quizzes (Online Connect chapter assignments)


5% of semester grade (total)


Online chapter Homework (Online Connect chapter homework)


5% of semester grade (total)


Lab Quizzes and Lab Worksheets


5% of semester grade (total)




5% of semester grade


Final Exam


20% of semester grade

90% - 100%  = A
80% - 89%    = B
70% - 79%    = C
60% - 69%    = D
0% - 59%      = F

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

Course Policies

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.

Chelsey Dankenbring
Bryan Office D-176
[email protected]

Course Policies

Students will be dropped from the course on their 4th unexcused absence.  Unexcused absences may be approved on a case-by-case basis if the student contacts me by email before the absence.
Students dropped due to absences must fill out an application to be signed by the instructor, then to be sent to the Assistant Dean, in order to be considered for readmission.   Readmission is not guaranteed.
Students who are disruptive or distracting to the professor or other students will be considered absent, and may be asked to leave class.  Students who are on their phones or who are sleeping in class may be counted absent. 


Lecture exams and the final exam will be recorded on a wide Scantron (A0997).  Students should arrive prepared, with a #2 pencil, eraser, and the correct Scantron.  The instructor will not provide these.

Lecture exams may consist of any of the following: multiple choice, matching, diagrams, fill in the blank, short answer, and essay. Exams will NOT be take-home or open book exams.

Lab exams are all done online in the Bullock Lab Computer Room. 

Lab exams cover lab activities, material/diagrams found in the lab manual and

the Visible Body website, and identification of structures on models. The exam may consist of any of the following: multiple choice, matching, diagrams, and fill in the blank. You may be asked to refer to diagrams and/or images of models.

I will schedule make-up exams for Blinn-excused absences, to be taken within a week of the original exam.  See the Blinn Student Handbook for excused absences.  The student must notify me of the absence before the exam.

I will consider make-up exams for unexcused absences, on a case-by-case basis, to be taken within a week of the original exam.  The student must notify me of the absence before the exam.

Only 1 make-up lab OR lecture exam is allowed.

There will be no make-up for the final exam.

The use of notes, textbooks, lab manuals, cell phones, laptops, headphones, or other electronic devices is NOT allowed during the exam.

Talking or leaving the classroom while taking the exam is not permitted unless there is an emergency situation.

If a student leaves during the exam, the exam must be turned in and graded as is. The student will not be allowed to complete the remainder of the exam for a grade.

Outside Class Online Assignments (Connect)

The lowest 2 of each of homework and quiz grades will be dropped. The remaining highest scores will each be worth 5% of your course grade.

Online access:

Online homework access details will be discussed in lecture. Please access the McGraw Hill Connect website by doing the following:
Log in to eCampus, click on our course homepage, click on the McGraw Hill block on the right side of the screen. Connect will open.

If this is your first time to access Connect, please register and enter/purchase an access code.  (You should have received an access code when you purchased the textbook.)  If you already have a Connect account, you may need to enter an access code. If you already have a Connect account and access code from Anatomy and Physiology last semester, then you gain instant access and no further information or payment should be required. The Connect access code is valid for 1 consecutive year.

If you have any problems, please visit the Customer Technical Support site.  Do not ask your professor to assist you with access.

Online Due dates:

All homework assignments are available to complete beginning on the first day of class. Due dates/times coordinate with lecture exam dates and are indicated on the McGraw Hill Connect website. Your professor will NOT extend due dates, nor open up closed assignments.

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, as well as full clothing coverage from shoulders to knees.  The instructor will indicate when goggles and gloves must be worn.
There must be no visible food nor drink in classrooms nor lab room.

Students who fail to follow these rules will be required to leave the class and will be assigned an unexcused absence for the class day.



Summer I   2018


Schedule  Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 2401-005





Lecture Contact Hours


Lab Contact

Total Contact Hours

M June 4, 2018

Chapter 1, begin Chapter 2


Lab 1  Safety/Ethics/Teamwork
Lab 4 Body Organization



Tu June 5, 2018

Chapter 2, Chapter 3


Lab 2 Microscope
Lab 3 Cell Structure



W June 6, 2018

Chapter 4, begin Chapter 5


Lab 5 Metric/Solutions/Transport
Lab 6 Epithelial Tissue



Th June 7, 2018

Chapter 5, Chapter 6


Lab 7 Connective Tissue
Lab 8 Muscle/Nervous Tissue
Lab 9 Integumentary System



F June 8, 2018

Lecture Exam (Chapters 1-6)


Lab Exam (Labs 1-9)



M June 11, 2018

Chapter 7 Bone Tissue


Lab 10 Bone Histology/Structure/Classification
Lab 11 Skull



Tu June 12, 2018

Chapter 8 Skeletal System


Lab 11 Skull
Lab 12  Axial Skeleton



W June 13, 2018

Chapter 11 Muscular Tissue


Lab 13 Pectoral Girdle/Upper Limb
Lab 14 Pelvic Girdle/Lower Limb



Th June 14, 2018

Chapter 9 Joints


Lab 15 Muscle Fatigue
Lab 16  Joints



F June 15, 2018

Lecture Exam (Chapters 7-9, 11)


Lab Exam (Labs 10-16)



M June 18, 2018

Chapter 10 Muscular System


Lab 17  Muscles of Head and Neck
Lab 18  Muscles of Chest/Shoulder/Upper Arm



Tu June 19, 2018

Chapter 12 Nervous System


Lab 19  Muscles of Trunk/Hip/Lower Limb
Lab 20  Actions of Muscles



W June 20, 2018

Chapter 12 Nervous System
Chapter 13 Spinal Cord, Nerves, and Reflexes


Lab 21  Neurons and Spinal Cord



Th June 21, 2018

Chapter 13 Spinal Cord, Nerves, and Reflexes


Lab 22 Peripheral Nerves and Reflexes



F June 22, 2018

Lecture Exam (Chapters 10, 12, 13)


Lab Exam (Labs 17-22)
Last Day to Drop with a Q



M June 25, 2018

Chapter 14 Brain and Cranial Nerves


Lab 23 Brain and Cranial Nerves
Lab 24  Sheep Brain



Tu June 26, 2018

Chapter 15  Autonomic Nervous System


Lab 25  Baroreflex/Scientific Method



W June 27, 2018

Chapter 16 Sense Organs


Lab 26  General and Chemical Senses
Lab 27  Hearing and Equilibrium



Th June 28, 2018

Chapter 16 Sense Organs
Catch up lecture/labs


Lab 28  Vision



F June 29, 2018

Lecture Exam (Chapters 14-16)
Lab Exam (Labs 23-28)
(Each 75 minutes)


Final Exam Review optional



M July 2, 2018



 Final Exam
9-11:15 am




   Total contact hours