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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402

  • Spring 2013
  • Section SECTION_307 CRN-21808
  • 4 Credits
  • 01/14/2013 to 05/07/2013
  • Modified 01/15/2013

Meeting Times

T/R 7:05-9:45

Contact Information

INSTRUCTOR: Ashley E. Navarrette, M.S.

Office: S117

Tel: (805) 242-8402

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm or 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.

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Course Requirements

Quizzes: can be given during lecture, lab, or online. Some lecture quizzes could be unannounced, but you should expect one per chapter. Quizzes can cover material presented in lecture and material not presented but found in the required textbook or via “Connect”. Quizzes cannot be made up; however, only total quizzes will be only out of 100pts (20 point buffer).


Exams: You will need an Advantage scantron (#28980) and a #2 pencil for each exam (lab and lecture) including the final. The lecture exams can include multiple choice, short answers, and labeling. More will be specified in class. The lab exams will include identification of microscope specimens or anatomical structure on models, specimens, or pictures including specific function of structures/organs. 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. The comprehensive final will include all chapters covered during the semester and will be given during Finals’ week during the specified time.


*Exams can be made up with instructor approval, and will require written verification of excuse.


Lab Works: will be collected during lab exams and graded to account for 10% of the course grade.





Lecture Exams (4)



Lab Exams (4)



Quizzes (10)



Lab Works (10)









A= ≥ 895

B = 795-894

C = 695-794

D = 694-595

F = 894 ≤



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 is mandatory and will be taken during each laboratory and lecture.

If a problem occurs, the basic protocol for resolution will be taken.

There is to be no eating/drinking in laboratories.


  LECTURE SCHEDULE (T/R) Lab Schedule (T/R)
15-Jan Introduction and Senses Gen Sens, Smell/Taste, Hearing, Eq
17-Jan Senses Eye Structure, Vision Tests
22-Jan Senses Endocrinology
24-Jan Endocrine System Catch up/Review
29-Jan Endocrine System LAB EXAM 1
31-Jan EXAM 1 (CHP 16/17) Lecture: Blood
5-Feb Circulatory: Blood Blood Cells and Typing
7-Feb Circulatory: Blood Heart Structure
12-Feb Circulatory: Heart Cardiac Cycle
14-Feb Circulatory: Heart Blood Vessels and Cat Cardio
19-Feb Circulatory: Vessels Pulse and BP
21-Feb Circulatory: Vessels LAB EXAM 2
26-Feb EXAM 2 (CHP 18, 19, 20) Lecture: Lymphatic and Immune
28-Feb Lymphatic and Immune Lymphatic System
5-Mar Lymphatic and Immue Respiratory Organs
7-Mar Respiratory System Respiratory Volume, Breathing
19-Mar Respiratory System Kidneys
21-Mar Urinary System Cat Respiratory and Urinary System
26-Mar Urinary System Lecture: Urinary; Electrolyte Video
28-Mar Water and Electrolytes LAB EXAM 3
2-Apr EXAM 3 (CHP 21, 22, 23) Lecture: Digestive System
4-Apr Digestive System Digestive Organs
9-Apr Digestive System Cat Dig. and Reproductive Systems
11-Apr Male Reproduction Male Reproductive System
16-Apr Female Reproduction Female Reproductive System
18-Apr Development Development
23-Apr Nutrition and Metabolism LAB EXAM 4
25-Apr EXAM 4 (CHP 24, 25, 27, 28) Lecture: Nutrition and Metabolism, Review
30-Apr Final Review  
2-May Final (7:45-9:45)