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Bryan · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology I

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section 301 CRN-30119
  • 4 Credits
  • 06/04/2018 to 07/02/2018
  • Modified 05/31/2018

Meeting Times


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, H Building 235


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:05 AM to 12:00 PM, H Building 123

Contact Information

Instructor: Andrew Syvyk

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, H-274

During office hours, I am available face to face, online or via phone.

The best way to contact me outside of office hours is via email or phone. Emails and phone calls will be answered Monday-Friday between 8am-8pm. All emails after 8pm may be answered the next day, but you can expect a response within 24 hours. Emails and phone calls over the weekend and holiday may not be answered until the following Monday morning.


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: Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Manual. ISBN #978-1-68135-384-5.

McGraw-Hill “Connect access code” for the learning platform. The code can be purchased with a new textbook or separately online. You will need the code and the provided link to access the mandatory assignments.


A&P Revealed is an online dissection and physiology review site. Access A&P Revealed via the connect site.

Another great study tools includes, visible body 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:

Course Requirements

- Lecture Exams cover material presented in both lecture and lab, generally in a multiple choice (50 questions). If you anticipate missing a lecture exam let the instructor know as soon as possible. The makeup must be completed within two days. The lowest lecture exam grade will be replaced by the final exam grade. If your final exam grade is lower, it will not be used for the replacement. You will need an Accu Scan Scantron for each lecture exam.

- Lab practicals cover material presented in lab, presented as slides, dissected specimens, models, test results, images, etc covered in lab exercises and assessments of the lab manual. You will take 4 lab practicals and all are online.

- Final Exam is comprehensive, over the entire course content. This final is important as it constitutes 20% of your overall grade. Students will need to bring an AccuScan Scantron for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as specified on Blinn website.

- ClassRoom Assessment’s includes any assignments given in class, such as group work, lab reports, quizzes, etc. This category amounts to 10% of your total grade. 

- Connect reading and homework assignments: The online component on connect platform is worth 10% of your total grade. Average of the grade of all the assignments will be added to the grade book. 




3 Lecture Exams


4 Lab Practicals


Final Exam


Classwork assignments


Connect assignments




Determination of Final Grade:

A = 90% or more

B = 79.5-89.5 %

C = 69.5-79.4%

D = 59.5-69.4%

F = less than 59.4%

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

Problem Resolution

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.

Department Head: C. Dankenbring

Phone: 979-209-7348

email: [email protected]

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.


Week One Lectures Labs LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR
6/4/2018 Introduction and ch 1 Lab 1: Safety/Ethics/Teamwork, Connect Orientation 120 115 4.7
6/5/2018 ch 2 Lab 2: Microscope and Lab 3: Cell Structure 120 115 4.7
6/6/2018 chs 3&4 Lab 5: Metric/Solutions/Transport, (Lab 4: Body Organization – homework)                                                        120 115 4.7
6/7/2018 ch 5 Lab 6: Epithelial Tissue 120 115 4.7
6/8/2018 ch 6 Lab 7: Connective Tissue 120 115 4.7
Week Two Lectures Labs LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR
6/11/2018 Exam 1 (chs 1-6) Lab 9: Integ. and Microscope handling proficiency quiz   120 115 4.7
6/12/2018 ch 7 Lab exam 1 (Labs 1-9)       120 115 4.7
6/13/2018 chs 7&8 Lab 10: Bone Histology, Struc./Classif.,  Lab 11: Skull 120 115 4.7
6/14/2018 ch 9 & ch 11 (lab 20 material) Lab 11: Skull Cont.  Lab 12: Axial Skel. - Vert./Thoracic cage 120 115 4.7
6/15/2018 ch 11 Lab 13: Pectoral Girdle/Upper Limb, Lab 14: Pelvic Girdle/Lower Limb 120 115 4.7
Week Free Lectures Labs LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR
6/18/2018 chs 11 and 10 Lab 15: Muscle Fatigue,  Lab 16: Joints 120 115 4.7
6/19/2018 Exam 2 (chs 7-11) Lab exam 2 (Labs 10-16)                       120 115 4.7
6/20/2018 ch 12 Lab 17: Muscles of Head & Neck, Lab 18: Muscles of Chest/Shoulder/Upper Limb 120 115 4.7
6/21/2018 ch 13 Lab 19: Muscles of Trunk/Hip/Lower Limb, Lab 20: Actions of Muscles 120 115 4.7
Q      6/22/2018 ch 13 Lab 21: Neurons & Spinal Cord,  Lab 22: Peripheral Nerves and Reflexes 120 115 4.7
Week Four Lectures Labs LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR
6/25/2018 ch 14 Lab exam 3 (Labs 17-22)  120 115 4.7
6/26/2018 chs 14 & 15 Lab 23: Brain & Cranial Nerves, Lab 24: Sheep brain  120 115 4.7
6/27/2018 ch 16 Lab 25: Baroreflex/Sci. meth, Lab 26: Gnl./Chem. Senses 120 115 4.7
6/28/2018 ch 16 Lab 27: Hearing & Equilibrium, Lab 28: Vision 120 115 4.7
6/29/2018 Exam 3 (chs 12-16) Lab exam 4 (labs 23-28)                                                                                          Replacement Exam 120 115 4.7
Week Five Lectures Labs      
6/30/2017 Final Exam   120   2.3
Total Contact Hours for Course       96