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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402

  • Spring 2013
  • Section SECTION_304 CRN-21803
  • 4 Credits
  • 01/14/2013 to 05/07/2013
  • Modified 01/13/2013

Meeting Times


  • Tuesday, Thursday, 9:10 AM to 10:25 AM, H212


  • Tuesday, Thursday, 10:35 AM to 11:50 AM, H123

Contact Information

Instructor: Dr. Olga Leticia Johnson


Office Hours:  Mon, Wed, & Thur, 12:00-12:45 pm;  Fri, 2:00 – 3:00 pm


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.

Other: McGraw-Hill “connect”, a learning platform for which I have set up a website specific to your class.  The access code which allows you to register is included in the price of each new textbook, but a 6 month access code can also be purchased online for $25

Course Requirements

Lecture Exams

You will need 4 Advantage scantrons (#28980) for the lecture exams, 1 for each.  The 4 Lecture Exams can include both objective (multiple choice) or short answer questions and labeling of figures.  More will be specified in class and in the reviews posted on ecampus.  Lecture Exams can be made up with instructor approval, and will require written verification of excuse.


Lab Exams

Lab exams will not require a scantron.  The 4 lab exams will include identification of microscope specimens & anatomical structures, and questions about their function.  Tissues, cells and structures may be presented in preserved specimens, models, microscope slides, or pictures.  It may also include questions that require you to analyze and interpret scientific data or answer objective questions over experiments performed.  More will be specified in class and in the reviews posted on ecampus.  Lab Exams cannot be made up except under exceptional circumstances and only if the student can attend the exam in one of my other sections.


Final Exam

You will need 1 Advantage scantron (#28980) for the Final Exam.  The comprehensive final will include all chapters covered during the semester and will be given during Final’s Week, as specified in the Final Exam Calendar found in this syllabus and also on the Blinn web page.



Quizzes will be announce in class, 1-2 class periods before being given and will also be announced on ecampus.  You will need Advantage scantrons (#28980) for “paper” quizzes; each scantron will be used for up to 4 quizzes.  “Paper” quizzes may be given during the lecture or lab period and will cover material from the “connect” McGraw-Hill learning platform which has been set up online for your class (including figures from “Interactive Art Quizzes found under “Study Tools” and assigned “practice quizzes”) or material presented in lecture.  Three to four of your quiz grades will come from assigned “Learn Smart” homeworks which you can also find on the “connect” website.  Percent completion will be used to determine the LearnSmart grade (90% completion = 9 point out of 10 for that grade).  Quizzes may also be given online through the “connect” website.  They will be announced on the connect site, in class and in the ecampus calendar.  No make-up quizzes will be given, but you will be able to drop the lowest 2.


McGraw-Hill connect:

Please register for your connect classroom as soon as possible by going to the following website and clicking “register now”:


After you register you can find your assignments and study tools by loggin in @


Lab Work         In-lab assignments will be due at the end of the lab period.  Lab homework will be due the next lab period, unless otherwise specified & can be turned in up to a week late, but a late penalty of 25% will be deducted.  Some lab work may be evaluated in a quiz format.  Labs cannot be made up, but you can drop the lowest 2.  Only those who attend lab and sign the “Lab Attendance Sheet” can turn in either type of lab assignment for a grade.


4 Lecture Exams              400 points (40 %)

4 Lab Exams                    200 points (20%)

10 Quizzes                       100 points (10%)              

10 Labs Works                 100 points (10%)              

Final Exam                        200 points (20%)

Total Points for the semester = 1000

Lecture Exams will be re-taken, open-book, for a maximum of 10 bonus points per exam (40 total)

                    A = 895 points or more

                    B = 795-894 points

                    C = 695-794 points

                    D = 595-694 points

                     F = less 594 points


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.











Tue, Jan 15

Intro &  Ch 16: Senses

Labs 33, 34, 37, & 38 (Selections of Senses)


Thr, Jan 17

Ch 16: Sense Organs

Lab 35: Eye Structure; Lab 36: Vision Tests


Tue, Jan 22

Ch 16: Sense Organs

Lab 39: Endocrinol; Begin Microscope Activity


Thr, Jan 24

Ch 17: Endocrine Sys

Ch 17: Endocrine Sys; Microscope Activity


Tue, Jan 29

Ch 17: Endocrine Sys

LAB EXAM I;  Microscope Activity


Thr, Jan 31

Exam 1  (Ch 16 & 17)

Retake; LAST DAY for Microscope Activity


Tue, Feb 5

Ch 18: Circulatory: Blood

Lab 41: Blood Cells;   Lab 43: Blood Typing


Thr, Feb 7

Ch 18: Circulatory: Blood

Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart; Lab 44: Heart Struct


Tue, Feb 12

Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart

Lab 45: Cardiac Cyc


Thr, Feb 14

Ch 19: Circulatory: Heart

Lab 63: Cat Dissect; Lab 47: Blood Vessels


Tue, Feb 19

Ch 20: Circulatory: BV

Ch 20: Circulatory: BV; Lab 48: Pulse & BP eart StructureH


Thr, Feb 21

Ch 20: Circulatory: BV

LAB EXAM II eart StructureH


Tue, Feb 26

Exam 2 (Ch 18- 20)

Retake;  Lab 49: Lymphatic Sys


Thr, Feb 28

Ch 21: Lymph & Immune

Ch 21:  Lymphatic & Immune; Finish Lab 49


Tue, Mar 5

Ch 21: Lymph & Immune

Lab 50: Respiratory Organs


Thr, Mar 7

Ch 22: Respiratory Sys

Lab 51: Respiratory Vol;   Lab 53: Breathing










Tue, Mar 19

Ch 22: Respiratory Sys

Ch 23: Urinary System ; Lab 56: Kidneys


Thr, Mar 21

Ch 23: Urinary System

Lab 64/66; Cat Resp & Urinary Sys


Tue, Mar 26

Ch 23: Urinary System

Electrolyte Video;  Ch 24: H2O/Electrolytes


Thr, Mar 28

Ch 24: H2O/Electrolytes



Tue, Apr 2

Exam 3 (Ch 21- 24)

Re-take;   Lab 54: Digestive Organs


Thr, Apr 4

Ch 25: Digestive Sys

Finish Lab 54; Lab 65 & 67: Cat Digestive & Repro


Tue, Apr 9

Ch 25: Digestive Sys

Ch 25: Digestive Sys; Ch 26: Nutrition & Metab


Thr, Apr 11

Ch 27: Male Repro

Lab 58: Male Reproductive


Fri, Apr 12th

Last Day to drop with “Q”

Last Day to drop with a “Q”






Tue, Apr 16

Ch 28: Female Repro

Lab 59: Female Reproductive System


Thr, Apr 18

Ch 29: Development

Lab 60: Development


Tue, Apr 23

Development Video



Thr, Apr 25

Exam 4 (Ch 25, 27- 29)



Tue, Apr 30












Final Exam

Sect 304

Tue, May 7th 7:45-9:45 in Rm H212 (Lect Rm)