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Bryan · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II

  • Summer II 2018
  • Section B01 CRN-40045
  • 4 Credits
  • 07/05/2018 to 08/02/2018
  • Modified 07/04/2018

Meeting Times

This is blended class which requires both face to face as well meetings as well as extensive amounts of time spent completing online coursework. All exams must be completed in a proctored environment. Detailed information about proctoring options will be provided in the eCampus course.

Face to Face Meetings:

  • Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Contact Information

Instructor: Ms. Roxanne Berry

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:45 AM to 8:00 AM, H-107, Bryan Campus
  • H-107 is the class space. If you need to meet me privately, just let me know and we can easily move to a nearby classroom which is empty to discuss issues privately.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:10 PM to 12:30 PM, F-220, Bryan Campus

Don't be shy.....Though my "official" office hours are listed above, please feel free to call me anytime between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. If I don't pick up, just leave a message with your name, number, and a brief description of the issue and I will call you back when I am available to do so. I am also happy to met you in person the Bryan campus at various times during the week. Call or email me and we can work together to arrange a time that is convenient for both of us.

Weekend/Holiday Availability: I do not always have easy availability to technology outside of normal business hours, but I do try to check my email at least once a day whenever possible. If you need assistance, please leave a voicemail or and email detailing your issue and I will get back with you as I have computer access.


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. 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.


Prerequisites: Biology 2401 with a grade of "C" or better.

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.


Computer (required): For a blended class you will need a full computer (not a smartphone or light tablet) and access to broadband internet services. See the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations.



Textbook (required): Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 8th Edition, Saladin, McGraw-Hill. (may be paper textbook or ebook). Temporary free access is available to an ebook to students once they use the link on the main course page to access the McGraw Hill Connect site. Free temporary access is supplied to the students for the first 2 weeks of class as a courtesy by the publisher and does not replace the requirement to have a book for the entire semester.

  • McGraw-Hill “Connect” access for the textbook  is required. The code comes shrink-wrapped with the purchase of a new book from the Blinn bookstore. Access may also be purchased separately online. As described above, temporary access is available for free. Whether you use a purchased access code or use the temporary free option, all students will need to initially access their Connect course by using the link provided on their eCampus course page.

o    You access CONNECT by using the CONNECT link on your eCampus course page.

o    This link provides a visual guide to the registration process:

Lab Manual:  Anatomy and Physiology II Blinn College. Blue Door Publishing

Visible Body: This online learning tool focuses on helping students to learn anatomical structures. Unlike a textbook, Visible Body allows students to manipulate with image in 3 dimensions. This learning tool is provided to students by Blinn college, so there is no purchase required to use the site.

Webcam (optional ): A webcam is required for students who plan to use to monitor their exams.

Software (required):

  • Tegrity to view recording recordings (download available for free to Blinn students).  
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for assignments.  MS Office is free in your Buc email account to download or use in the cloud.    or contact Academic Technology. 979-830-4357.) account (optional): Students choosing to test remotely online using will need to set up an account with and be will to follow their procedures for online testing. charges fees to proctor exams and the students is responsible for fees that they charge. Students may register at: ProctorU

Required Lab Attire: 

  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • Long Pants or skirt and socks (no leg above the knee showing)
  • Non-revealing shirt (no crop tops. low cleavage, or tank tops, etc...)
  • Students failing to comply with the lab dress code will be excluded from entry and will receive an unexcused absence for the day.

Course Requirements

GENERAL: You are expected to read your book and complete assignments on time. BIOL 2402 is a very demanding and time consuming course so make sure you have a calendar to organize you day and help you to ensure you do not miss any assignments.


Access to the Internet is REQUIRED. Internet access at home would certainly be a plus, however, all students at Blinn College and/or Texas A&M have computing resources available to them. The Open Computer Labs at Blinn College are located in Rooms H-225 and L-258, and the Library. If you are not familiar with these, see me or inquire at the Learning Center in the Library Building, L-258, for more details, ASAP. eCampus is an online course tool and is in essence a virtual classroom through which I will be posting course related materials, grades and other information. You will also be able to contact me with questions and or problems you might be having and have the ability to contact your classmates. It will be your responsibility to check this site regularly:

All lecture notes can be found on eCampus under the “Lessons” tab, in the “Lecture” folder and are organized by chapter.  Before coming into class, you are expected to print the notes so you will be able to concentrate on my lecture and take notes in addition to the bullets that are already on each slide.

To register for connect to access A&P CONNECT, tutorials, self-quizzes and the Learn Smart modules: 

  • Log onto eCampus.
  • On the right side of your course screen choose the McGraw Hill Connect link.
  • Follow regitration instructions.
  • Having trouble registering?
  • Get help here:

LECTURE EXAMS:  There will be four exams (closed book, no notes, all electronic equipment including cell phones must be TURNED OFF).  Each exam may be a combination of short answer, fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, identification, and short essay. 

Make-up exams are only allowed if a student has an official Blinn approved absence (illness is NOT part of Blinn's approved absences). If approved, makeup exams must be taken within 48 hours of the end of the absence period. If the exam is not taken in this time period, the chance to take the exam is forfeited.

FINAL EXAM: A comprehensive, multiple-choice lecture final will be given at the end of the semester. The questions on the final will be: 80% from the lecture material covered and 20% from the laboratory material. See the makeup exam policy above.

 LAB EXAMS:  Four lab exams are scheduled throughout the semester and will be taken during regular lab time in the lab room.  The exams will cover material previously covered in lab.  Questions will be multiple choice.  I do not give makeup lab exams. See the makeup exam policy above.


Connect/Smartbook/Learnsmart or ecampus HW assignments are assigned throughout the semester.  Each assignment involves reading sections of the chapter and answering questions as you go along.  I do not extend deadlines to complete the LearnSmart or CONNECT homework assignments.  

LAB ACTIVITIES/QUIZZES: Before coming into lab, you should refer to the On Site Schedule and read the laboratory modules to be performed in lab that day.  This will help you to budget your time more efficiently in lab.  Each day in lab all students will be completing lab activities that should be studied and on some occasions complete an assignment before coming into the next lab period. Connect/LearnSmart reading assignments and ecampus homework will help to reinforce your knowledge of the information covered in labs, so take them seriously. You will see some of this information on the in class quizzes and lab exams. At the end of most lab periods, quizzes will be completed over previously covered material.  Check your daily schedule on this syllabus for the topics to be covered on the quizzes.  There are no makeup lab quizzes.



 Assignment Category


Lecture Exams 


Lab Exams 


Participation: In Class Lecture/Lab based assignments and quizzes


Connect/LearnSmart and eCampus HW Assignments


Comprehensive final






Grading Scale


Letter   Grade

90   - 100%


80   – 89%


70   – 79%


60   – 69%


Less   than   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

Problem Resolution

Attendance and Participation Policy

Per Blinn policy, in a summer session, missing one 3 on site class meetings is the equivalent to a 2 week absence. Therefore, missing 3 on site classes may result in a student being administratively dropped from the course.

Grading Feedback Policy

  • Homework: Online homework assignments will be automatically graded and scores will be available after completion of the assignment. On occasion there are HW assignments that require hand grading by the instructor. When you encounter these types of assignment, the system will provide your "initial score" which does not include points for the hand graded items. The instructor will hand grade these remaining homework questions within 48 hours of the assignment due date/time and update the grade book.
  • Exams: Students will receive an initial score on their exam which includes scoring of all multiple choice, multiple select, and matching questions. Each exam will also include several short answer and/or essay questions that require hand grading. Hand graded items will be scored and the gradebook updated within 72 hours of close of the exam.
  • Discussion Forums: Discussions will be graded within 7 days of the close of a topic.
  • Late work: Since homeowrk assignments and discussion forums are open for an extended period of time, I expect that students will manage their time and computer access wisely to ensure that assignments are completed by the due date/time, so late work is not accepted. 

Academic Integrity / Proctoring

  • Students in an online class are expected to abide by the same academic standards for rigor and integrity as students meeting in a face to face format. In that regard, all students in biology courses are required to complete their exams in a proctored environment. In this online class students have the option to complete exams:
    • In a Blinn College testing center (free option)
    • At another college or university testing center that is approved by the instructor (student is responsible for any fees charged by the other institution).Most third party proctors charge between $25-30 for testing services.
    • Remotely via (student is responsible for any fees charged by ProctorU). Most third party proctors charge between $25-30 for testing services. Additional information to this option is located in eCampus.
    • Remotely using Tegrity Test Proctoring and Respondus Lockdown Browser simultaneously. Use of this option requires the use of an external camera (the buitl in camera on a laptop will not be sufficient. Additional information related to this option is located in eCampus.

Minimum Skills Needed to be Successful in this Course

  • Self discipline
  • Good time management
  • Proficient with eCampus 

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 Biology Department Head.

  • Biology Department Head: Ms. Chelsey Danekenbring
  • Biology Department Head: Dr. Steve Simcik

Laboratory Safety

Lab Safety: All students are required to follow the Blinn College lab safety protocol.

Basic safety rules:

  • Students may NOT enter the lab until the instructor is in the lab.
  • Before entering the lab, all drinking vessels, electronics and other personal belongings must be stowed inside the student’s backpack or bag and hung on the provided shelves/hooks. Drinks may NOT be visible (side pouch is not acceptable).
  • Students cannot enter the lab without proper coverage of the body from the neck to the floor; all skin must be covered.
  • Shorts sleeves are allowed, but tank tops are not. 
  • Students must wear long pants or a long skirt, socks and closed toed shoes.
  • In the event that a student is not wearing closed toed shoes, booties can be purchased from the learning center on the second floor of the Library building (Bldg B). 
  • A student who is not properly dressed for lab will not be able to attend lab for that day and it will be counted as an unexcused absence with no chance to makeup that lab or graded assignment.
  • All students are prohibited from eating, drinking, use tobacco products, or applying make-up, including lip moisturizer or lotion.
  • Upon entering the lab, students should spray and wipe down their lab bench before placing items on the bench or sitting down.
  • Students may have their lab book and a pencil with them at their desk.  
  • Long hair must be tied back and all dangling jewelry must be removed and placed in the student’s backpack.
  • At the end of the lab period, students must again spray and wipe down their lab bench as well as wash their hands and collect their belongings before leaving the lab.

Students will be provided with laboratory safety training during the first week of class. 

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.


BIOL 2402 Blended Summer Schedule 
Class Day Date Timeframe Lecture Schedule Lab Schedule Minutes Contact Hours
1 7/5/2018 Before Class BeginOnline Orienation; Register with Connect; Watch Metabolism lectures; Start Learnsmart over Section 26.2 Preparatory reading for Lab 1: Read pages 1-4 optional to begin before class  
During On Site Class Course Introduction/Lab Stafety Intro to Vernier Sensors;  Intro to Lab 1 Scientific Method; Metabolism Worksheet 60 1.2
After Class Finish Learnsmart on section 26.2; complete any unfinished chapter 26 recordings; Preparation for Lab 1: read page 5; complete page 11 120 2.4
2 7/6/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 17; begin metabolism lectures/reading see above
During On Site Class Quiz over Metabolism Lab 1: Complete Vernier Experiment & turn in workseet; Blood Glucose Regulation Worksheet 120 2.4
After Class Complete CH 26 Connect HW; Finish Learnsmart Chapter 17; continue reading/lectures for Ch 17 Complete Blood Glucose Regulation HW in eCampus 120 2.4
3 7/9/2018 Before Class Finish reading/lectures Ch 17 Read Lab 2 introduction; prep ppt for endocrine histology images (online reference image)
During On Site Class Endocrine Worksheet Lab 2: Endocrinology: review models, use microscopes and Celestron camera to capture histology images 120 2.4
After Class Complete Ch 17 Connect HW; Add images captured to ppt; and continue reading lab 120 2.4
4 7/10/2018 Before Class  Start reading/lectures Ch 25; Begin Learnsmart Ch 25 Read Lab 3 introduction; prep ppt for digestive histology images (online reference image)
During On Site Class Quiz over Endocrine System Finish Lab 2; Begin Lab 3: Digestive System  review models, use microscopes and Celestron camera to capture histology images 120 2.4
After Class Finish Ch 25 Learnsmart; Finalize labels on Endocrine Histology PTT and turn in assignment to dropbox 120 2.4
5 7/11/2018 Before Class Continue reading/lecture Ch 25 see above
During On Site Class Digestive Worksheet Finish Lab 3; review models, use microscopes and Celestron camera to capture histology images 120 2.4
After Class Finish reading/lecture Ch 25; Complete CH 25 HW Finalize labels on Digestive Histology PTT and turn in assignment to dropbox 120 2.4
6 7/12/2018 Before Class see above Review concepts, models, histology for Lab Exam
During On Site Class Digestive Quiz Complete Lab Exam 1 120 2.4
After Class Lecture Exam 1 available 7/12 to 7/15 Watch Blood Typing lecture and read pages 74-75 to prep for Lab; prep ppt for Lab 4 histology 120 2.4
7 7/13/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 18; begin  lectures/reading Ch 18 see above
During On Site Class Blood Typing Group Practice Lab 4: Blood; complete blood typing and start histology Lab 4 & 5 120 2.4
After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 18; finish  lectures/reading CH 18; complete Ch 18 Connect HW Complete Blood Typing HW 120 2.4
8 7/16/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 19; begin  lectures/reading Ch 19 Histology for Lab 5 & 6 to ppt prep
During On Site Class Unit 1 Recap Activity Lab 4: Blood; complete image capture for Lab 4, 5, and 6 histology 120 2.4
After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 19; continue lectures/reading Ch 19 Finalize CV histology ppt and turn in to dropbox 120 2.4
9 7/17/2018 Before Class see above Study heart and blood vessels anatomy from Labs 5 & 6
During On Site Class Blood Quiz Lab 5 & 6: Heart; Complete Vernier ECG activity, study models, review histology, dissect heart 120 2.4
After Class Finish  lectures/reading Ch 19; complete Ch 19 Connect HW Review heart anatomy, ECG waveforms 120 2.4
10 7/18/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 20; begin lectures/reading Ch 20 Review blood vessel anatomy, vessel identification
During On Site Class Heart  Quiz Lab 7 & 8: Blood Vessels; Complete BP activity, study models, review histology, trace bath of blood to/from a specified blood vessel 120 2.4
After Class  Finish  lectures/reading Ch 20; Finish CH Learnsmart, Complete Ch 20 Connect HW Review for lab exam 120 2.4
11 7/19/2018 Before Class Review for exam See above
During On Site Class Review activity related to Cardiovascular System Complete Lab Exam 2 120 2.4
After Class Lecture Exam 2 available 7/19 to 7/22 Prep ppt for Lab 9 histology 120 2.4
12 7/20/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 21; begin lectures/reading Ch 21 Start reviewing lymphatic anatomy
During On Site Class Lab only today Lab 9: Lymphatic System; review models, use micrscopes and Celestron camera to capture histology images 120 2.4
After Class Finish  lectures/reading Ch 21; finish Learnsmart Ch 21;  Complete Ch 21 Connect HW Prep ptt for Lab 10 (add to Lab 9 ppt) 120 2.4
13 7/23/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 22; begin lectures/reading Ch 22 see above
During On Site Class  Unit 2 Recap Activity Lab 10 & Lab 11 covering respiratory anatomy and lung volume measurements 120 2.4
After Class  Finish Ch 22 Learnsmart Finish Lab 10 and 11 worksheets 120 2.4
14 7/24/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 23; start reading/lecture on Ch 23 Review Lab 12 and complete pages 2-17 through section II on page 219.
During On Site Class Respiratory Quiz Lab 12: Respiratory Response to Physiologic Challenge 120 2.4
After Class Finish Ch 23 Learnsmart; finish CH 23 reading/lectures; Complete Ch 23 Connect HW Complete Lab 12 write up 120 2.4
15 7/25/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 24; start reading/lecture on Ch 24 Prep ptt for Lab 13 (add to Lab 9/10 ppt)
During On Site Class Renal Quiz Lab 13: Urinary System 120 2.4
After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 24; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 24; Complete CH 24 Connect HW Finalize Lab Unit 3 histology ppt and turn in to dropbox 120 2.4
16 7/26/2018 Before Class Review for exam Review for lab exam
During On Site Class Exam Review Group Activity Complete Lab Exam 3 120 2.4
After Class Exam 3 Available 7/26 to 7/29 Prep Lab 14 ppt histology ppt 120 2.4
17 7/27/2018* Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 27; start reading/lecture on Ch 27 see above
During On Site Class Lab only today Lab 14: Male Reproductive System; begin Lab 15 Female Reproductive System 120 2.4
After Class

Finish Learnsmart Ch 27; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 27; Complete CH 27 Connect HW

* NOTE: 7/27 is the last day to Q drop

Prep Lab 15 ppt histology ppt (add to Lab 14 ptt) 120 2.4
18 7/30/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 28; start reading/lecture on Ch 28 Review Lab 15 anatomy
During On Site Class Unit 3 Recap Activity Lab 15 Female Reproductive System 120 2.4
After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 28; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 28; Complete CH 28 Connect HW Finalize reproductive histology ppt and turn in to dropbox 120 2.4
19 7/31/2018 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 29; start reading/lecture on Ch 29 Review Lab 16 anatomy
During On Site Class Female Reproductive Quiz Lab 16: Development 120 2.4
After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 29; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 29; Complete CH 29 Connect HW Complete Lab 16 worksheet 120 2.4
20 8/1/2018 Before Class Review for exam Review for lab exam
During On Site Class Exam Review Q&A Complete Lab Exam 4 120 2.4
After Class Complete Exam 4 on 8/1 NA 60 1.2
21 8/2/2018 Final Exam Day Complete Final Exam on 8/2 120 2.4
Total Course Time 4800 96