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Bryan · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology I

  • Summer II 2018
  • Section B01 CRN-40480
  • 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, H123

Contact Information

Instructor: Kimberly Paulhill

Office Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 11:15 AM to 12:00 AM, H273

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-5pm. All emails after 5pm 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.



  1. Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 8th Edition, 2017, Saladin, McGraw-Hill. 
  2. Lab ManualAnatomy and Physiology I, 2017 Edition, Johnson and Ebbole. Bluedoor
  3. McGraw-Hill Connect access code for the learning platform, “Connect”. The code can be purchased with a new textbook or separately online. You will need the code to access the mandatory assignments.
  4. Recommended course: BIOL 1406. If you have not taken the basic Biology, it is strongly advised that you review the concepts of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics to allow for easier understanding of the A&P1 material. The McGraw-Hill publisher has provided a free website for the review of above mentioned topics in the link:

Course Requirements

Lecture Exams

Lecture Exams will be taken Online in the Learning Center. The 3 Lecture Exams may include both objective (multiple choice) or short answer questions and labeling of figures from in class lecture presentations, textbook, as well as homework and lab assignments.  More will be specified  as the date approaches.

Lab Practicals

Lab exams will be taken online in the classroom using Blinn laptops during the official 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 and/or multiple choice. 

Online Assignments

Online chapter readings, homework questions, and quizzes are assigned for each chapter and are expected to be completed before the start of a new test module or as specified by the class schedule. There are computers available to all students in the Student Computer labs, if the student has problems with internet access at home. Please plan accordingly.

Lab Work Points/ Major and Minor Quizzes

Lab work and participation points includes any assignments given in class, such as group work, lab reports, minor quizzes, etc.  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 to accommodate for excused absences.   Quizzes may be given online or Face to Face during the lab period. Students should study their lecture notes and lab manual. Please note that the homework platform on McGraw-Hill’s “Connect” website is also be used for quiz points.

The class lectures and lecture notes are available on under the chapter designations separated by lecture and lab. The home page will also contain important dates in which assignments are due as well as scheduled upcoming lecture exams and lab practicals.

Final Exam

The Online 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. Please note that although the Online comprehensive final  is given online, the exam will be taken on campus using Blinn laptops not in the Learning Center.  You must show up to class on the scheduled Final Time in order to take the Final exam.


Graded Assignments:

     3 Lecture Exams                           100 points each, total of 300 points (30%)

     4 Lab Practicals                             50 points each, total of 200 points (20%)

     Online Assignments                       Total of 100 points (10%)

     Lab Work Points                             Total of 100 points (10%)              

     Major and Minor Quizzes               Total of 100 points (10%)

     Final Exam                                     Total of  200 points (20%)                

     Total Points for the semester = 1000  points


Determination of Final Grade:

     A = 895 points or more

     B = 795-894 points

     C = 695-794 points

     D = 595-694 points

     F = less 594 points

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



Please note that this is a Blended course.  Therefore, the student must complete approximately half the instructional time outside of class via Ecampus and other required platforms as mandated by the instructor. For clarification, in a regular Face to Face Biology 2401 summer class, students meet M-F  for have 120 minutes of lecture time followed by 120 minutes of lab time each day.

For the Blended Biology 2401 which you are enrolled in, the student will meet with the instructor Face to Face for a two hour (120 min) Lab time Monday - Friday. The student is required to view and participate in Lecture instructional time and activities online via Ecampus and any other platforms as specified. Thus, the Student should log in to Ecampus and participate in Lecture instructional time and activities at least once a day, M-F for at least 120 minutes each time or a minimum of 10 hours (600 min) per week.  Please note that this minimal time does not include time needed to study, complete homework, and/or review course or other supplemental materials. 

Missing either online lectures or lab, or both lab periods during the same day, 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 and must go through a Reinstatement process if they wish to continue with the class.  Please also note that going through the Reinstatement process does not guarantee reinstatement to the class.

Tardy Policy

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.

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.

Make-Up Policy

 Lecture Test 

In the instance of an excused absence that results in missing a lecture examination, the Comprehensive Replacement Exam, given at the end of the semester will count as the make-up exam for a missed lecture exam.  Other make-up exams may be given at the discretion of the instructor.

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

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 to accommodate for excused absences.


Please visit the Office of Disability Services and fill out the appropriate forms if you plan to request special accommodations for this class.

At Blinn College, every effort is made to provide equal access to students with learning disabilities and functional challenges.  If one of your accommodations is extended time for assessments such as lecture or laboratory exams, you will likely need to take your assessments in the Learning Center or the Disability Services Center.  Please keep in mind that, while allowed extra time to complete assessments, there is not an allotment for extra time to study for assessments.  Thus, assessments must be taken the same day as the enrolled section and if need be, should be started earlier than the enrolled section so that the extended time accommodation will not prevent the student from attending lab.  If the student’s academic schedule does not allow for completion of the assessment as described (at the same time as the enrolled section), the student and instructor will plan prior to the exam, time for completion of the assessment as close to that same day and time as possible.  Students with accommodations must not schedule work times that will conflict with the ability to complete assessments the regularly scheduled day for their section.  Assessments taken on a different day than the rest of the student’s section may be a different version of the assessment.

Required and Supplemental Digital Media


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:

 Yourwill 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:


A&P Revealed

This is another online dissection and physiology review site. Access A&P Revealed via the CONNECT site.

Academic Integrity / Proctoring

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. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.

 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 to resolve the allegation as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local). The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Catalog.

Tech Information and Tech Questions?

For assistance on eCampus technical issues submit a help request via the Distance Education Technical support page at Distance Learning Student Support - Help Desk page or by phone at 979-209-7298.

  • For help with passwords go to the Academic Technology Help  page or dial 979-830-4357.
  • For how to use eCampus reference files view the eCampus Quick Tips page and eCampus Tutorials.
  • To participate in this course your Internet connection must be reliable. A cable or LAN connection is recommended. If you have dial-up or satellite you must come to campus or find a location with a faster speed to take tests. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses.
  • A 'broken’ computer or Internet connection is not an acceptable excuse for missing or late assignments. Please designate 2 locations that you will use as backup locations if your Internet connection or computer fail.

Netiquette for Online Classes

Please review and adhere to the Netiquette for Online Coursework guidelines 

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.

STEM Department Head: Chelsey Dankenbring

Phone: 979-209-7348

email: [email protected]


Anatomy & Physiology I - CRN: 40480 - BIOL 2401 - Section: B01  Summer II
Week One  Lecture Details (ONLINE) Laboratory Details (FACE to FACE) LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR 
7/5/2018 Introduction and Chapter 1 Lab 1: Safety/Ethics/Teamwork, Connect Orientation 120 120 4.8
7/6/2018 Chapter  2 - Chem. Of Life & Enzymes Group assignments                                                                       Lab 2: Microscope and Lab 3: Cell Structure 120 120 4.8
Week Two Lecture Details (ONLINE) Laboratory Details (FACE to FACE) LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR 
7/9/2018 Chapter  2 - Chem. Of Life & Enzymes (Lab 4: Body Organization – homework),                                          Lab 5: Metric/Solutions/Transport,                                                         120 120 4.8
7/10/2018 Chapters 3 and 4 Lab 6: Epithelial Tissue 120 120 4.8
7/11/2018 Chapter 5  Lab 7: Connective Tissue and Microscope handling proficiency quiz       120 120 4.8
7/12/2018 Chapter 6 Lab 8: Muscle and Nervous Tissue,                                                 Lab 9: Integument and Microscope handling proficiency quiz   120 120 4.8
7/13/2018 Exam 1 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Review  (Optional)                                                                                                         Lab exam 1 (Labs 1-9)    (Starts at 9:45 am)                  120 75 3.9
Week  Three Lecture Details  Laboratory Details  LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR 
7/16/2018 Chapter 7 Lab 10: Bone Histology, Struc./Classif.,                                           Lab 11: Skull 120 120 4.8
7/17/2018 Chapters 7 and 8 (Covered in Lab Only) Lab 11: Skull Cont.                                                                                 Lab 12: Axial Skel. - Vert./Thoracic cage 120 120 4.8
7/18/2018 Chapters 9 and 11 Lab 13: Pectoral Girdle/Upper Limb,                                                 Lab 14: Pelvic Girdle/Lower Limb 120 120 4.8
7/19/2018 Chapter 11 Lab 15: Muscle Fatigue                                                                 Lab 16: Joints 120 120 4.8
7/20/2018 Exam 2 (Chapters 7, 8, 9, 11)  Review    (Optional)                                                                                                            Lab exam 2 (Labs 10-16) (Starts At 8:45am)            120 120 3.9
Week Four Lecture Details  Laboratory Details  LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR 
7/23/2018 Chapter  12   Chapter 10 (Covered in Lab Only) Lab 17: Muscles of Head & Neck                                                    Lab 18: Muscles of Chest/Shoulder/Upper Limb 120 120 4.8
7/24/2018 Chapter 12 and 13 Lab 19: Muscles of Trunk/Hip/Lower Limb                                                              Lab 20: Actions of Muscles 120 120 4.8
7/25/2018 Chapters 13  and 14 Lab 21: Neurons & Spinal Cord                                                                                     Lab 22: Peripheral Nerves and Reflexes 120 120 4.8
7/26/2018 Chapter 14 Nerve Concept;                                                                                           Lab exam 3 (Labs 17-22)  120 120 4.8


Last Day to Q Drop

Chapter  15 and 16 Lab 23: Brain & Cranial Nerves                                                         Lab 24: Sheep brain  120 120 4.8
Week Five Lecture Details  Laboratory Details  LEC MIN LAB MIN Contact HR 
7/30/2018 Exam 3 (Chapters 10, 12, 13, 14, 15)   Lab 25: Baroreflex/Sci. meth                                                                                    Lab 26: Gnl./Chem. Senses 120 120 4.8
7/31/2018 Chapter 16 Lab 27: Hearing & Equilibrium                                                                                            Lab 28: Vision 120 120 4.8
8/1/2018 Chapter 16 Lab exam 4 (labs 23-28)                                                                                          Replacement Exam 120 90 4.2
8/2/2018 Final Exam:  9:00 am -11:00 am H123 120 120 4.8
Total Contact Hours for Course 96