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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402

  • Spring 2013
  • Section SECTION_301 CRN-21797
  • 4 Credits
  • 01/14/2013 to 05/07/2013
  • Modified 01/11/2013

Meeting Times


  • Monday, Wednesday, 10:35 AM to 11:50 AM, H212


  • Monday, Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, H123

Contact Information

Instructor: Dr. Michael L. Ko, Ph.D., MBA

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, S117

M, W after 4 pm by appointment


A continuation of the principles of structure and function of the human body. 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. The major areas of study will be those not covered in Anatomy and Physiology I including the general senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. Laboratory exercises are to enhance the students' appreciation and comprehension of the biological concepts of the structure and function of the human body.


Prerequisites: Biology 2401 or approval of the division chair on the relevant campus.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Use correct anatomical and physiological terms to describe the human body.

2. Describe homeostasis and feedback mechanisms pertaining to the human body.

3. Describe the histology and anatomy of organ systems of the human body.

4. Identify and explain the physiological processes underlying organ systems of the human body, and describe their interrelationships.

5. Demonstrate basic dissection techniques, perform various lab experiments, and be able to operate compound microscopes.



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

After successfully completing Biology 2402, the student should have a working knowledge of:

            Interrelationships between anatomy and physiology

Atomic and molecular structures relevant to the construction and metabolism of living organisms

The structure and functions of cells, their organelles, and tissues

Interrelationships between organ systems of the human body

Basic dissection techniques and the parts and operation of compound microscopes


The following skills will be demonstrated:

Identification of anatomical structures for the above mentioned organ systems

Discussion and identification of the physiological processes underlying those organ systems



Your overall grade for the course will be determined from the final exam, the four lecture exams, the lab section, and class participation. 

Any curve added to the class grades is at the discretion of the professor.  The class participation portion of your grade will be calculated from a combination of your attendance in the class and pop quizzes (given if class attendance is exceptionally poor).  There are multiple time slots available to take the final.  The class will vote on which time slot is the best later in the semester.



Test 1                         135                                         A                     90 - 100

Test 2                         150                                         B                     80 - 89

Test 3                         140                                         C                     70 - 79

Test 4                         120                                         D                     60 - 69           

Final                           200                                         F                      < 60

Lab 1                            50                                         

Lab 2                            50

Lab 3                            50

Lab 4                            50

class participation    100


Total                           1045

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.

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 Division Chair, Mr. Dwight Bohlmeyer, Science 241, [email protected].

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


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes


LECTURE Schedule

LAB schedule


Introduction & Ch 16: Senses: general properties,taste and smell. 

Connect Quiz on general properties, taste and smell due 1/16 at 11pm

Start working on Learn Smart Ch 16.

Connect Quiz on hearing & equilibrium due 1/16 at 11pm

Lab 33: General Senses.

Lab 34: Smell & Taste.     

Lab 37: Hearing. 

Lab 38: Equilibrium


Ch 16: Senses:hearing & equilibrium.   Connect Quiz on vision due 1/21 at  11pm

Continue working on Learn SmartCh 16


Lab 35: Eye Structure.  

Lab 36: Vision Tests.   


Ch 16: Senses: vision.   

Learn Smart Ch 16 due by 11pm 2/24. Connect Quiz on endocrine  due 1/23 at 11pm

Start working on Learn Smart Ch 17

  Lab 39: Endocrinology. 


Ch 17: Endocrine System.  


Ch 17: Endocrine System 

Learn Smart Ch 17 due by 11pm 1/26.



Start working on Learn Smart Ch 18  



Lab 41: Blood Cells.


Ch 18: Circulatory: Blood.

Continue working on Learn Smart  Ch 18 Connect Quiz on blood due 2/4 at  11pm


Lab 43: Blood Typing.  


Ch 18: Circulatory: Blood.    

Connect Quiz on heart due 2/6 at  11pm

Learn Smart  Ch 18 due 2/7 by11pm

Lab 44: Heart Structure


Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart.  

Start working onLearn Smart Ch 19

Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart. 

Lab 45: Cardiac Cycle. 


Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart .   

Connect Quiz  on blood vessels due 2/13 at  11pm

Lab 47: Blood Vessels.

Lab 63: Cat: Cleaning and Dissection   eart StructureH


Ch 20: Circulatory: Vessels 

Learn Smart  Ch 19 due 2/14 by11pm

Start working on Learn Smart Ch 20.

Lab 48: Pulse & BP.


Ch 20: Circulatory: Vessels 

Learn Smart  Ch 20 due 2/20 at 11pm

Catch up on lecture/lab   



Start work on Learn Smart  Ch 21


Lab 49: Lymphatic System.


Ch 21: Lymphatic & Immune. 

Connect Quiz  on Lymphatic and immune due 2/27 at 11pm

Continue work on Learn Smart Ch 21

   Movie Immune System

Lab 50: Respiratory Organs.  


Ch 21:  Lymphatic & Immune 

Learn Smart  Ch 21 due 3/2 by11pm

Connect Quiz  on Respiratory Sys due 3/4 at  11pm

Start work on Learn Smart Ch 22.  

Lab 51: Respiratory Vol.  



Ch 22: Respiratory System.

Continue work on Learn Smart Ch 22.

Lab 53: Breathing.  


Ch 22: Respiratory System.  

Learn Smart  Ch 22 due 10/26 by11pm

Connect Quiz on Urinary Sys due 3/18 at  11pm

Start work on Learn Smart Ch 23 

Lab 64 & 66: Cat Respiratory  & Urinary Systems

Lab 56: Kidneys.  




Ch 23: Urinary System.  

Continue work on Learn Smart  Ch23

Ch 23: Urinary System


Ch 23: Urinary System

Learn Smart  Ch 23 due 3/23 at 11pm

Connect Quiz  on Water & Electrolytes  due 3/26 at 11pm

Start work onLearn Smart  Ch 24

Ch 24: Water & Electrolytes.  

Movie Water and Electrolyte


Ch 24: Water & Electrolytes.  

Learn Smart  Ch 24 due 3/30 by 11pm

Catch up on lecture &/or lab



Connect Quiz on Digestive Sys due 4/3 at 11pm

Start work onLearn Smart Ch 25


Lab 54: Digestive Organs.


Ch 25:  Digestive System.  

Continue work on Learn Smart Ch 25

Lab 65 & 67: Cat Digestive & Reproductive Systems



Ch 25: Digestive System.  

Learn Smart Ch 25 due 4/11 by 11pm

Connect Quiz on Male Reproduction due 4/10 at 11pm

Start work onLearn Smart Ch 27

Lab 58: Male Reproductive.  


Ch 27: Male Reproductive 

Connect Quiz on Female Reproduction due 4/15 by 11pm

Learn Smart Ch 27 due 4/13 by 11pm

Start work onLearn Smart Ch 28

Lab 59: Female Reproductive System. 


Last Day to drop with a “Q”


Ch 28: Female Reproductive.

Learn Smart Ch 28 due 4/18 by 11pm

Connect Quiz  Ch 29 due 4/17 at  11pm

Start  work onLearn Smart Ch 29

Lab 60: Fertilization and Early Development. 


Ch 29: Development.

Learn Smart Ch 29 due 4/20 by 11pm

Ch 29: Development.






Ch 26: Nutrition & Metabolism.

Connect Quiz  Ch 26 due 4/24 at 11pm.   

Learn Smart Ch 26 by 5/1 at 11pm.

Movie STDs