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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401

  • Spring 2013
  • Section SECTION_310 CRN-21796
  • 4 Credits
  • 01/14/2013 to 05/07/2013
  • Modified 01/10/2013

Meeting Times


      Tuesday, Thursday 5:40PM to 6:55PM, H-212


      Tuesday, Thursday 7:05PM to 8:20PM, H-123

Contact Information

Jayton Bailey

   Email: [email protected]

   Office: S-117

   Phone: (325) 338-1892


   Office Hours:

         Thursday 4PM to 5PM



Principles of structure and function of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology I is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. The chemistry of life provides a foundation to investigate the major organ systems of the body. The areas of study include the structure and function of cells, histology, the physiological and anatomical aspects of support and movement systems and the nervous system.


Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with a grade of "C" or better or approval of the division chair on the relevant campus. CHEM 1407 or 1411 is recommended.


Core Curriculum Statement

This is a Core Course in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.


1. Explain the principle of complementarity of structure and function.

2. Relate homeostasis to feedback mechanisms.

3. Use correct anatomical terms to describe the human body.

4. Explain the major molecular structures basic to life.

5. Describe the anatomy and physiology of cells.

6. Compare the structures and functions of major tissue types.

7. Explain the integumentary system histology and function, including repair, cancer, and thermoregulation.

8. Describe the formation, anatomy, and physiology of bone and how they facilitate movement.

9. Explain the sequence of events during muscle contraction and properly identify human muscles.

10. Describe neural physiology and components of the central and peripheral nervous systems.



Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 6th Edition, 2012, Saladin, McGraw-Hill. 

Lab Manual: Custom Lab Book A&P (BIOL 2401& 2402), 2012 Edition, Martin. McGraw-Hill.

Course Requirements

  • Lecture exams (4) = 400pts. The exams are cumulative; multiple choice, matching, True/False, etc. possibly with a writing component. Make-up exams are only available to students with an excused absence. To arrange for a make-up exam, see me during the first class period following your absence (or prior to your absence if possible).
  • Final Exam = 200pts. The examis cumulative. If you complete each homework, quiz and LearnSmart module, you should be well prepared for the final.
  • Lab Exams (4) = 200pts. The exams are multiple choice, matching, True/False, etc. possibly with a writing component.
  • Quizzes (6) = 100pts. There will be 6 quizzes worth 20 points each. Topics on the quiz will be discussed in lecture prior to quiz date. The lowest LECTURE quiz grade will be dropped.
  • Lab worksheets/participation: = 50pts. Work must be COMPLETE and HAVE YOUR NAME or you get zero credit. Missed lab work will not be made up. If it’s an excused absence, the grade is not included in your average.      
  • LearnSmart Connect assignments (14) = 50pts. You received an access code when you bought your book, or you can purchase an access code from the publisher. Each chapter has optional reviews of the figures, animations, A&P Revealed for the chapter. These images may show up on the practical’s and / or exams. In addition, you must complete the REQUIRED LearnSmart connect assignment prior to due date for each chapter. There will be 14 required LearnSmart assignments, 4 of which will be dropped. Connect registration URL:
  • Ecampus : This is where I will post lecture powerpoints for you to print out before you come to that days lecture. Lecture slides are not a substitute for the text, they are a guide for lecture. To log in, go to and follow the directions.
  • Online Tools. Should ecampus or connect be down during a deadline, I will be notified by distance education, to determine if the assignment should be extended. Otherwise, deadlines on the assignments are firm. Your getting off work late is not grounds for me to extend the assignment date for you.



Criteria for grading:

Lecture Exams

400 points

Comprehensive Final Exam

200 points

Lab Exams

200 points

Lab Worksheets

50 points

Required LearnSmart Modules

50 points


100 points




 *The course instructor reserves the right to administer unannounced quizzes during any lecture or laboratory period. In the case of an unannounced quiz, you will be notified as to the point value of the quiz. That point value will be added to the total 1000 points above.


Final Grades:

With three possible exceptions (see below), final grades will be determined on a straight points basis and will include lecture and laboratory points. The following point ranges will be used to determine your final course grade. At the end of the semester grades WILL NOT be rounded or curved!       


900 – 1000*points = A

800 – 899.9 points = B

700 – 799.9 points = C

600 – 699.9 points = D

    0 – 599.9 points = F


Exception 1: Total points in each range will be adjusted if a quiz(zes) is(are) given for students coming to class late.

Exception 2: Whatever letter grade you have going into the final exam, you must complete the final exam within one letter grade to keep your average. Should your final exam grade be more than one letter grade below your average, your final grade will drop one letter (or more) regardless of the final points total.

Exception 3: If you score more than one letter grade higher on your final exam than your letter grade going into the final exam, your final grade will move up one letter grade (or more) regardless of the final points total.

Blinn College Policies

Blinn College policies on civility, class attendance; scholastic integrity; students with disabilities; final grade appeals; and electronic devices as stated in the Blinn College Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Blinn College Catalog and specific technical program handbooks. All policies, guidelines and procedures in the Student and Faculty Handbook and the Board and Administrative Policy Manuals are applicable to this course

Civility Statement

Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.

      Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference. 

      This statement reflects step one in a possible four step process.  The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Student Handbook,

Attendance Policy

The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of unexcused absences during the semester, he or she will be sent an e-mail by the College District requiring the student to contact his or her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. Should the student accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, he or she will be administratively withdrawn from class.

There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:

  1. observance of religious holy days—The student should notify his or her instructor(s) not later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s);
  2. representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. military service.

Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty

member with appropriate documentation.  A student enrolled in a developmental course is subject to College District-mandated attendance policies. Failure to attend developmental classes shall result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.

It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending.  To officially drop a class the student must obtain the class withdrawal form from Enrollment Services, complete the class withdrawal form, secure the required signatures, and return the completed form to Enrollment Services. The last day to drop with a Q is according to the Academic Calendar.

Scholastic Integrity

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.

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 as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).  The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook,  In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.

Students with Disabilities

Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Special Populations serving the campus of your choice.  For the Bryan campus, the Office of Special Populations (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)209-7251.  The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the Office of Special Populations on the Brenham campus (Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at (979)830-4157.  Additional information can be found at

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final grade in a course, Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local), Course Grade Complaints, outlines the timeline for the appeal and the four steps in the appeal.  This policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook,

Electronic Devices

All the functions of all personal electronic devices designed for communication and/or entertainment (cell phones, pagers, beepers, iPods, and similar devices) must be turned off and kept out of sight in all College District classrooms and associated laboratories.  Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the College District civility policy (administrative policy).  This information is contained in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).

Course Policies

Attendance Policy Reminder: Missing lecture, lab or both will count as one absence. For classes that meet twice a week during the spring semester two absences counts as one week's absence. Students accumulating two week's worth of absences (four unexcused absences) will be dropped from the course.

Problem Resolution: If you have a complaint about this class, you should first request a conference with the instructor to try and resolve the problems or issues. If the problems or issues cannot be resolved at the instructor level, request a conference with the Division Chair, Mr. Dwight Bohlmeye, Science 241, [email protected]

Eating and Drinking: Eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms or laboratories.


Major Assignment Due Dates:




Lecture Exam


Lab Exam


Exam I


Practical 1


Exam II


Practical 2


Exam III


Practical 3


Exam IV


Practical 4






Description, Tentative schedule:








Chapter 1

Lab 1

Research Summary

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 1 (recommended)


Atlas A

Lab 2

Root words

  ·     Pre-course Assessment

        (due 1/19)


Chapter 2

Lab 3

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 2 (due 1/23)


Chapter 3

Lab 4 & 5

  • Quiz in Lecture
  • LearnSmart module Chapter 3 (due 1/28)


Chapter 4

Lab 7

Research Summary

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 4 (due 1/31)


Chapter 4


Lab 8



Chapter 5

Lab 9 & 10

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 5   

        (due 2/6)


Chapter 5

Lab Exam #1

  • Quiz in Lecture


Exam I

Lab 11



Chapter 6


Lab 12 & 13

  ·    LearnSmart module Chapter 6

      (due 2/19)


Chapter 6 Chapter 7

Lab 14 & 15

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 7   

        (due 2/21)



Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Lab 16 & 17

Bone ID Quiz

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 8




Chapter 9

Lab 19

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 9

(due 3/4)


Exam II

Lab Exam #2



Chapter 10

Cat dissection: Lab 62

        Muscle Group Table


Chapter 10

Cat dissection: Lab 23 & 24

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 10 (due 3/18)



Spring Break!!




Spring Break!!



Chapter 11

Cat dissection: Lab 25

  • LearnSmart module Atlas B

      (due 3/29)


Chapter 11

Lab 20

Muscle ID Quiz



Chapter 10 &

11 Review

Muscle Review

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 11

        (due 3/28)


       Exam III

Lab Exam #3



Chapter 12

Lab 27

      Cranial Nerve Table


Chapter 12


Lab 28

  • LearnSmart module Chapter 12 (due 4/8)


Chapter 13

Lab 29

  ·    LearnSmart module Chapter 13         

        (due 4/15)


Chapter 13


Lab 30

  • Quiz in Lecture



                                        Q DROPDATE


Chapter 14

Sheep brain, Lab 32

  ·    LearnSmart module Chapter 14         

        (due 4/23)


Chapter 14

Sheep brain

  • Quiz in lecture


       Chapter 14

Laboratory Review



Exam IV

Lab Exam #4




Chapter 15

Chapter 15

Research Summary

Academic Challenge

 ·     LearnSmart module Chapter 15          

         (due 5/6)


Final Exam


3:15 – 5:15 pm

Lecture Classroom, H-212


5 Bits of Wisdom for doing well in this class:

  1. Practice good time management skills: Record all important dates in a planner and plan ahead for tests, quizzes, homework due dates etc. We all have many different things going on this semester in addition to this course, but it is necessary that you keep up in order to stay on top of all the material.
  2. Read the textbook and lab manual before class!: I know it is not the most fun thing to do, but if you read the chapter assigned to be covered before class, the lectures will help remind you of the topics covered in more detail in the book and you’ll be better prepared to tackle any unannounced quizzes.
  3. Take notes: Take good notes while you read the text before class and then during lectures. Then take brief notes on your notes to create a ‘short’ version of all the information that you can use to refresh your memory before an exam. This eliminates cramming all the information in your head days, hours, or minutes before an exam.
  4. Use memory aids: Everyone learns material a different way. In this course you will be required to retain and remember a lot of detailed information. Therefore, it would be wise to use memory aids like chunking, mnemonics and/or flash cards to help you integrate and actually remember the information for a longer period of time than just for the exams.
  5. Utilize your peers and their knowledge: We are all in this course together for the semester so it is wise to make good friends in this class and be willing to help each other study; whether in groups or one on one questioning sessions. You will be amazed at how much you do or don’t know when someone else besides me asks you to explain/teach it to them.