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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402

  • Spring 2013
  • Section SECTION_305 CRN-21805
  • 4 Credits
  • 01/14/2013 to 05/07/2013
  • Modified 01/10/2013

Meeting Times

TT 12:00pm - 1:15pm lecture; 1:25pm - 2:40pm laboratory

Contact Information

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Elizabeth Sharpe-Aparicio

Office: S-110

Office Hours: MW 10:45am-11:45am & TT 10:30-11:00am , or  by appointment.

Tel:  209-7474

email:  [email protected]


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

GENERAL: You are expected to read your book and keep up with the material day-by-day.  A&P2 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. It is in essence a virtual classroom through which I will be posting course related materials and 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.

I will be making assignments from CONNECT, the learning platform that comes with the Saladin 6th edition A&P book.  If you do not have this platform you will need to go to McGraw-Hill Publishing to purchase access to both Connect and Learn Smart.  I will provide instructions on how to buy Connect for $25.00 through McGraw-Hill.  See instructor for direction on registering for this program.

LECTURE EXAMS:  There will be four exams worth 100 points each (closed book, no notes, no electronic equipment, cell phones must be TURNED OFF).  Before taking the exam, all books, notes and electronic equipment including cell phones will be stowed in the student’s backpack and placed at the front of the classroom. Each exam may be a combination of short answer, fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, identification, and short essay.  The student will need to purchase and bring with them to the exam, one ADVANTAGE scantron.

 Makeup exams will be given at the discretion of the instructor.  Makeup tests are of a different format (short essay) and contain different questions than the tests given at the scheduled times.

  After exams are graded, grades will be posted on ecampus.  During the first lecture period following the exam, students will receive their scantrons and we will review the exam that I will present on the screen in lecture.  Before reviewing begins, all writing utensils and electronic equipment including cell phones will be stowed in the student’s backpack and placed at the front of the classroom.  Neither questions nor answers may be copied or photographed.  Students may come to my office during my office hours and review all exams.

 FINAL EXAM: A comprehensive, multiple-choice lecture final (worth 200 points) will be given at the end of the semester. The questions on the final will be: 80% from the lecture material covered on lecture exams1-4, 20% from the laboratory material.

 LAB EXAMS:  Four 50-point lab exams are scheduled throughout the semester.  The exams will cover material previously covered in lab.  Questions will be multiple choice.  I do not give makeup lab exams.



At the beginning of a topic or chapter, students are assigned a CONNECT quiz on the basic anatomical structures that you should know before coming into lecture.  I will expect that the student will know the general anatomical features before coming into class so I can lecture on the physiological and functional aspect of these structures.  The quiz material comes from the assigned chapter of the textbook.  The student will be able to access the quiz one time and will have one hour to finish this quiz once the quiz has been opened; the student will not be allowed to save and go back to the quiz to work on it at a later time. The quiz must be finished by 11pm the day before the lecture, this deadline is firm so it is essential to organize your time to give yourself plenty of time to read the material in the chapter and take the quiz. The quiz grade will be average with all other quizzes and will be worth 50 points towards the total.


Learn Smart Module:  During and by the completion of each chapter students will be given an assignment to complete the Learn Smart module on that chapter.  If the student completes the module, the grade is 100% for that assignment.  Each module can be accessed at any time once I start to lecture on that chapter and should be worked on every day.  Working on the Learn Smart every day is a great way to study and understand the material and master the information for the lecture exams.  These modules will be due by 11pm the night before the next lecture on a new topic/chapter.   Your Learn Smart Module grades will be averaged and will count for 75 points towards your total.

 LAB ACTIVITIES: Before coming into lab, the student should refer to the Laboratory Schedule handout and read the laboratory modules to be performed in lab that day.  This will help the student to more efficiently budget your time.  Each day in lab all students will be completing lab activities that should be studied before coming into the next lab period.  As soon as we meet for the next lab period, the student will turn in the completed lab activity and a lab quiz over this same material will be given.  Turned in lab activities must be completely filled in and answers must be in complete sentences or the assignment will be graded as a zero.   I will grade the entire lab quiz and selected portions of the lab activity and will total the points from both for one grade.  I will not take late labs unless you have an excused absence as defined by Blinn College Policy.  The grades on the lab activities/quizzes are averaged and will be worth 75 points.



Possible points   per assignment

Total per assignment

Your points earned

4 lecture exams   @ 100 points each



4 lab exams @ 50 points each



Connect quizzes



Lab Activities/Quizzes



Learn Smart Modules



Comprehensive final




1000 points


Your final grade may be calculated by taking the sum of your earned points (your grades).

900+      A                    700-799  C                  590 and below   F      

800-899  B                  600-699  D

I do not round up grades at the end of the semester.

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

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].



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.   

Continue working on Learn SmartCh 16

  Lab 35: Eye Structure.  

Lab 36: Vision Tests

Connect Quiz on vision   due 1/21 at  11pm



Ch 16: Senses:   vision.   

Learn Smart Ch 16 due by 11pm 1/24.

Start working on Learn Smart Ch 17

Lab 39: Endocrinology

Connect Quiz on   endocrine  due 1/23 at 11pm


Ch 17: Endocrine   System.  

Continue working on Learn SmartCh 17

Ch 17: Endocrine   System 



Ch 17: Endocrine   System.   

Learn Smart Ch 17 due by 11pm 1/30.

Lab 41: Blood Cells    (for lab exam 2)

Connect Quiz on blood   due 2/4 at  11pm  





Start working on Learn Smart Ch 18   

Connect Quiz on blood   due 2/4 at  11pm



Ch 18: Circulatory: Blood.

Continue working on Learn Smart  Ch 18


Lab 43: Blood Typing.    


Ch 18: Circulatory:   Blood.    

Learn Smart  Ch 18 due 2/9 by11pm  


Lab 44: Heart Structure

Connect Quiz on heart   due 2/11 at  11pm


Ch 19: Circulatory:   Heart.  

Start working onLearn Smart Ch 19

Ch 19: Circulatory:   Heart. 

Lab 45: Cardiac Cycle.   


Ch 19: Circulatory:   Heart .    

Learn Smart  Ch 19 due 2/16 by11pm


Lab 47: Blood Vessels.

Lab   63: Cat: Cleaning and Dissection    

Connect Quiz  on blood vessels due 2/18 at  11pm eart StructureH


Ch 20: Circulatory:   Vessels 

Start working on Learn Smart Ch 20.

Lab 48: Pulse & BP.


Ch 20: Circulatory:   Vessels 

Learn Smart  Ch 20 due 2/23 at 11pm

Lab 49: Lymphatic System. (for lab exam 3)

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

Catch up on lecture/lab     





Start work on Learn Smart  Ch 21

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




Ch 21: Lymphatic   & Immune. 

Continue work on Learn Smart Ch 21

Movie   Immune System

Lab 50: Respiratory Organs.  

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


Ch 21:  Lymphatic & Immune 

Learn Smart  Ch 21 due 3/7 by11pm

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

Connect Quiz on   Urinary Sys due 3/20 at  11pm




Ch 22: Respiratory   System.  

Learn Smart  Ch 22 due 3/21 by11pm

Start work on Learn Smart Ch 23 

Lab 56: Kidneys

Connect Quiz on   Urinary Sys due 3/20 at  11pm


Ch 23: Urinary   System.  

Continue work on Learn Smart  Ch23

Ch 23: Urinary   System

Lab   64 & 66:   Cat Respiratory  & Urinary Systems


Ch 23: Urinary   System

Learn Smart  Ch 23 due 3/28 at 11pm

Start work onLearn Smart  Ch 24

Ch 24: Water   & Electrolytes.  



Ch 24: Water   & Electrolytes.   

Connect Quiz  on Water & Electrolytes  due 3/30 at 11pm

Learn Smart  Ch 24 due 4/1 by 11pm

Catch up on lecture &/or lab.

Review for lab exam




Start work onLearn Smart Ch 25


Lab 54: Digestive Organs.

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


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


Start work onLearn Smart Ch 27

Ch 25: Digestive   System.

Lab 58: Male Reproductive.    

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


Ch 27: Male   Reproductive 

Learn Smart Ch 27   due 4/13 by 11pm

Start work onLearn Smart Ch 28

Lab 59: Female Reproductive System.   

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


Last Day to drop with   a “Q”


Ch 28: Female   Reproductive.

Learn Smart Ch 28   due 4/18 by 11pm

Start  work onLearn Smart Ch 29

Lab 60: Fertilization and Early Development.   

Connect Quiz  Ch 29 due 4/17 at  11pm



Ch 29: Development.

Learn Smart Ch 29   due 4/24 by 11pm

Ch 29: Development.






Ch 26: Nutrition   & Metabolism.

Connect Quiz  Ch 26 due 4/29 at 11pm.   

Learn Smart Ch 26   by 5/1 at 11pm.

Ch 26: Nutrition   & Metabolism


Final Exam

Room H210: 10:15am-12:15pm