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Bryan · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology II

  • Summer I 2019
  • Section B05 CRN-30683
  • 4 Credits
  • 06/03/2019 to 07/01/2019
  • Modified 05/31/2019

Meeting Times

Required On Campus Meetings: Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in H-107

Online Learning: This is a blended class, which means more than 50% of the the course content is presented in an online setting. Most of the lecture and some of the lab work will be completed online. Though students have flexibility related to the time of day they work on online content, there will still be specific deadlines that students will be required to meet in order to receive credit for coursework. Specific day/time deadlines for online work will be provided to students in their eCampus course area.

Proctored Exams: All exams will be proctored. Lab exams will be conducted during regular class meetings. Student will have the option to complete lecture exams with the professor at designated testing times (outside or normal class times) or they may complete exams remotely using an approved proctoring protocol. Remote proctoring options are discussed briefly in the syllabus. Additional details related to remote proctoring are available in the eCampus course area.


Contact Information

Instructor: Ms. Roxanne Berry

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:30 PM to 10:50 PM, Bryan Office or Phone Conference (979-209-7432)
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Bryan Office or Phone Conference (979-209-7432)

Office Location:

  • Bryan campus: D-184

In order to meet your scheduling needs, I am happy to arrange to meet or talk with students at other times than those listed for office hours. Please contact me for an appointment.

Don't be shy.....Though my "official" office hours are listed above, please feel free to call me anytime. If I don't pick up, just leave a message with your name, number, and a brief description of the issue and I will call you back when I can.

Inquiries outside of normal business hours: I usually check messages at least once in the evening and on the weekend. If you need help outside of normal business hours leave a message and I will get back with you as soon as I can.


3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week; 96 total contact hours. Credit: 4 semester hours.

Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Content may be either integrated or specialized. 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.


Prerequisites: Biology 2401 with a grade of "C" or better.

Core Curriculum Statement

Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge in human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. For details relating to this core course, please see:


Lecture Based Outcomes

Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered.

Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.

Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems.

Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.

Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances.

Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology.

Lab Based Outcomes

Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.

Locate and identify anatomical structures.

Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.

Work collaboratively to perform experiments.

Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.

Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.

Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to,inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations, and predictions.


  1. Textbook (required): Anatomy & Physiology – The Unity of Form and Function, 8th edition, 2018, Saladin, McGraw-Hill) (Available at the Blinn Bookstore, bundled with a Connect Access Code).
    1. Students may purchase a paperbook or an ebook, but either way, students also need Connect access (described below).
  2. McGraw-Hill Connect Access Code (required): You can purchase the code as part of a bundle with a loose-leaf Saladin textbook at the Blinn Bookstore, you can purchase the Connect Access Code alone at the Blinn Bookstore (comes with an eBook), or purchase the code and the Saladin eBook that comes with it directly through McGraw-Hill (please use the link on eCampus to access McGraw Hill).
  3. Laboratory Manual (required): Anatomy & Physiology I, 2nd edition, 2018, Blinn College (Available at the Blinn Bookstore only)
  4. Non-graphing calculator (optional): Student may wish to use an inexpensive calculator to complete calculations on exams/lab exams.
  5. Lab Coat (required): This will remain in the lab for the semester.
    1. Cloth Coats will be returned t students at the end of the semester.
    2. Department policy is that disposal lab coats will be thrown out (not returned to students) at the end of the semester.
  6. Closed Toe Shoes and Pants/Skirts that cover the knee when the student is seated are required to be worn each day in the lab.
  7. Webcam (required for students choosing to complete exams remotely): A webcam that has both audio and video capability is required for students completing remote proctored exams.
    1. ProctorU testers: Students testing using Students testing using are required to use either an internal webcam (built into your laptop) or an external webcam (camera you connect using USB cable) when completing a proctored exam.  
      1. See the Course Orientation in eCampus for additional details.
    2. Example Camera Angle to be used: Tegrity Recorder with Lockdown Browser testers: Students testing using Tegrity Test Recorder in conjunction with Respondus Lockdown Browser will be required to use an audio/video capable external camera which can be mounted to the side of the student’s desk area.
      1. The camera cord must be long enough to allow the students to full capture their testing area, if the cord is too short students will need to purchase USB extension cable ensure they can produce an acceptable camera angle.
      2. The camera does not need to be on a stand as depicted in the example video. Students can easily prop common external cameras up on books, a box, etc...
        1. Example Cameras and Extension Cables: I am not promoting any particular brand or company. The following examples are meant to help students estimate the cost of purchasing an external camera:
          1. Example Camera A
          2. Example Camera B
          3. USB Extension Example
  8. Software (required):
    1. account (optional): Students choosing to test remotely using will need to set up an account with ProctorU and be will to follow their procedures for online testing. See the Course Orientation in eCampus for additional details.
    2. Nongraphing Calculator (optional): Students may use a nongraphing calculator when needed to complete math based problems. Note: Cell phone may NOT bee used as calculators on exams.
  9. Photo ID (required): Students will be required to provide a government or college/university issued ID to verify identity prior to each exam.

Course Requirements

Lecture Exams: There will be four lecture exams, which will be taken online, or using paper and scantron. The exams will include material from Tegrity Recordings, Connect online work, textbook and other specified sources. The exams will typically consist of a mix of multiple choice, short answer, matching, and ordering questions. 

To provide maximum flexibility and potential cost savings, students will have the option to complete exams remotely from home or in person with the instructor. Regardless of modality chosen, all lecture exams as well as the final exam will be completed in a proctored envornment.

  • Proctoring Options: 
    • Complete Exams with Ms. Berry at designated times:
      • Exam 1: 6/10 at 4:30 pm or 6/12 at 8:30 am
      • Exam 2: 6/17 at 4:30 pm or 6/19 at 8:30 am
      • Exam 3: 6/24 at 4:30 pm or 6/26 at 8:30 am
      • Exam 4: 6/28 at 4:30 pm or 6/30 at 6:00 pm
      • Final Exam: normal class meeting time
    • Complete exams remotely using; webcam required and fee charged
      • Exams available between the days/times listed above.
    • Complete exams remotely using Tegrity & Respondus Lockdown Browser; extermal camera with long cord required; instructor approval required.
      • Exams available between the days/times listed above.

Lab Exams: There will be four lab exams during the semester. The lab exams will include photos/figures of tissues, cells, microscope slides and other preserved laboratory specimens presented during the lab period or from the lab manual, Visible Body, A&P Revealed, or the textbook. Students will be required to identify these specimens or answer questions about their function. Lab exams may also include questions that require the student to analyze and interpret scientific data or answer objective questions over experiments or procedures performed. The format will be multiple choice. Missed lab exams may not be made up unless the student has a Blinn excused absence or other abscense that is excused by the instructor.

Final Exam: The final exam is cumulative and is required for all students.

Minor Grades

  • Online Connect and eCampus Minor Assignments: A students ongoing remote participation is graded via online minor assignments. These minor homework assignments are open book and open note. Late work will not be accepted.
  • In Class Minor Grades: In class graded activities such as lab worksheets, quizzes, group histology powerpoints, etc... are used to gauge in class student preparation and participation.

Technology Requirements

  • REQUIRED eCampus Access: Access to eCampus is REQUIRED.  It will be your responsibility to check this site daily. To log in, click on the “eCampus” link in the “Quick Links” section of the Blinn homepage or go to:
  • REQUIRED Hardware You will need access to a computer with fast and reliable internet connection. A smartphone will not substitute for an actual computer needed for this class. You will need speakers, earbuds, or headphones to listen to online lessons. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses
  • REQUIRED Software You will need software to use Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. Chrome and Firefox are the best internet browsers for this class. Safari is NOT compatible with many of the programs we use. You must be able to view Tegrity recordings on your computer. This is best done with Chrome or Firefox. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses
  • To download Adobe Reader (free):
  • To access Microsoft Office 365: or contact Academic Technology (979-830-4357)

Tech Information

For assistance on eCampus technical issues submit a help request via the Distance Education Technical support page at Distance Learning Student Support - Help Desk page or by phone at 979-209-7298.

  • For help with passwords go to the Academic Technology Help  page or dial 979-830-4357.
  • For how to use eCampus reference files view the eCampus Quick Tips page and eCampus Tutorials.
  • To participate in this course your Internet connection must be reliable. A cable or LAN connection is recommended. If you have dial-up or satellite you must come to campus or find a location with a faster speed to take tests. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses.
  • A 'broken’ computer or Internet connection is not an acceptable excuse for missing or late assignments. Please designate 2 locations that you will use as backup locations if your Internet connection or computer fail.

Digital Media

  • Visible Body This semester you will have access to an excellent study tool called “Visible Body” which will allow you to view 3D models, illustrations, and animations. It may take a while to open the first time, but it is well worth the wait.

You can access visible body software from any computer on Blinn campus by clicking on the following link:

You can also access the software from home by clicking on the following link:

  •  A&P Revealed: This is another online dissection and physiology review site. Access A&P Revealed via the CONNECT site.

Proctoring Policy

Academic Integrity / Proctoring

  • Students in a blended class are expected to abide by the same academic standards for rigor and integrity as students meeting in a face to face format. In that regard, all students in biology courses are required to complete their exams in a proctored environment. In this online class students have the option to complete exams:
    • In person with your instructor at designated times.
    • Remotely via (student is responsible for any fees charged by ProctorU). Most third party proctors charge between $25-30 for testing services.
      • Remote proctoring privileges may be revoked if students fail to follow proctoring policies
    • Remotely using Tegrity Recorder and Respondus Lockdown Browser
      • External Camera required
      • USB extension cable might be required
      • Student must record themselves using a side view
      • Instructor Approval Required 
        • Approval contingent on successful completion of a practice quiz using the hardware/software
        • Approval may be revoked if students fail to follow required testing procedures
        • Additional proctoring details are available in eCampus


Percentage Distribution



4 Lecture Exams: one for each unit


4 Lab Exams: one for each unit


Final Exam: cumulative


Minor Assignments



 Letter Grade Determination


Letter Grade

89.5 and higher


79.5 – 89.4


69.5 – 79.4


59.5 – 69.4


59.4 and below



Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Instructor’s Attendance Policy: Students must attend both the lecture and lab period to receive credit for daily attendance. Student's who acquire two weeks worth of unexcused absences may be dropped from the course by the instructor.

Student Dropping: If a student chooses to drop the course, it is that student’s responsibility to complete a drop order at the Office of Enrollment Services. Failure to do so could result in a grade of F in the course. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS.

  • LAST DAY TO DROP: Friday June 21, 2019

Make Up Work

Late work is NOT ACCEPTED for most assignments unless covered under an approved absence according to Blinn policy.

  • If assignment instructions state in writing that late work will be accepted, the specific penalties detailed in the late work policy for that assignment will be followed.

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 Biology Department Head.

Assistant Dean of Biology: Dr. Michelle McGehee


Laboratory Safety

 Lab Safety: All students are required to follow the Blinn College lab safety protocols.

Basic safety rules:

  • Students may NOT enter the lab until the instructor is in the lab.
  • Before entering the lab, all drinking vessels, electronics and other personal belongings must be stowed inside the student’s backpack or bag. Drinks may NOT be visible (side pouch is not acceptable).
  • Backpacks, purses and other personal items should be placed on hooks (if available) or stored on a shelf or under the lab bench.
  • Students cannot enter the lab without proper coverage of the body from the neck to the their knees.
    • Shorts sleeves are allowed, but tank tops and low cleavage shirts are not. 
    • Students must wear pants or a long skirt that cover the knees when seated.
    • Students must wear socks and closed toed shoes.
    • Students must purchase and wear a lab coat while in the laboratory (may be disposable or cloth coat).
      • Lab coats must be stored in the lab for the entire semester (you will need one for each BIOL and/or CHEM class you are taking this semester. 
      • Return of Lab Coats:
        • Disposable Lab Coats: Disposable Lab Coats will not be returned to students. They will be disposed of at the end of the semester.
        • Cloth Lab Coats: Cloth lab coats will be autoclaved by the science department and available for students pick up during their final exam. Lab coats that are not picked up by students by the end of the semester will be disposed.
    • When chemicals or preserved specimens are being handled, students will also be required to wear safety glasses and gloves (provided by Blinn).
    • A student who is not properly dressed for lab will not be able to attend lab for that day and it will be counted as an unexcused absence with no chance to makeup that lab or graded assignment.
  • All students are prohibited from eating, drinking, use tobacco products, or applying make-up, including lip moisturizer or lotion.
  • Upon entering the lab, students should spray and wipe down their lab bench before placing items on the bench or sitting down.
  • Students may have their lab book and a pencil with them at their desk.  
  • Long hair must be tied back and all dangling jewelry must be removed and placed in the student’s backpack.
  •  At the end of the lab period, students must again spray and wipe down their lab bench as well as wash their hands and collect their belongings before leaving the lab.

Students will be provided with laboratory safety training during the first week of class.


BIOL 2402 Blended Summer Schedule 
Class Day Date Timeframe Lecture Schedule Lab Schedule Minutes Contact Hours
1 6/3/2019 Before Class Begin Online Orientation; Register with Connect; Watch Metabolism lectures; Start Learnsmart over Section 26.2 Preparatory reading for Lab 1: Read pages 1-4    
  During On Site Class Course Introduction/Lab Stafety Intro to Vernier Sensors;  Intro to Lab 1 Scientific Method; Metabolism Worksheet 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Learnsmart on section 26.2; complete any unfinished chapter 26 recordings; Preparation for Lab 1: read page 5; complete page 11 120 2.4
2 6/4/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 17; begin metabolism lectures/reading see above
  During On Site Class   Lab 1: Complete Vernier Experiment & turn in workseet; Blood Glucose Regulation Worksheet 120 2.4
  After Class Complete CH 26 Connect HW; Finish Learnsmart Chapter 17; continue reading/lectures for Ch 17 Complete Blood Glucose Regulation HW in eCampus 120 2.4
3 6/5/2019 Before Class Finish reading/lectures Ch 17 Read Lab 2 introduction; prep ppt for endocrine histology images (online reference image)
  During On Site Class Endocrine Worksheet Lab 2: Endocrinology: review models, use microscopes and Celestron camera to capture histology images 120 2.4
  After Class Complete Ch 17 Connect HW; Add images captured to ppt; and continue reading lab 120 2.4
4 6/6/2019 Before Class  Start reading/lectures Ch 25; Begin Learnsmart Ch 25 Read Lab 3 introduction; prep ppt for digestive histology images (online reference image)
  During On Site Class   Finish Lab 2; Begin Lab 3: Digestive System  review models, use microscopes and Celestron camera to capture histology images 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Ch 25 Learnsmart; Finalize labels on Endocrine Histology PTT and turn in assignment to dropbox 120 2.4
5 6/7/2019 Before Class Continue reading/lecture Ch 25 Finalize labels on Digestive Histology PTT and turn in assignment to dropbox
  During On Site Class    Review models & slides; Complete Lab Exam 1 (cover labs 1-3) 120 2.4
  After Class Finish reading/lecture Ch 25; Complete CH 25 HW Finalize labels on Digestive Histology PTT and turn in assignment to dropbox 120 2.4
6 6/10/2019 Before Class see above Review concepts, models, histology for Lab Exam
  During On Site Class   Lab 4: Blood; complete blood typing and start histology Lab 4 & 5 120 2.4
  After Class Lecture Exam 1 available 6/10 to 6/12 Watch Blood Typing lecture and read pages 74-75 to prep for Lab; prep ppt for Lab 4 histology 120 2.4
7 6/11/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 18; begin  lectures/reading Ch 18 see above
  During On Site Class Blood Typing Group Practice Lab 5 : Heart Structures 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 18; finish  lectures/reading CH 18; complete Ch 18 Connect HW Complete Blood Typing HW 120 2.4
8 6/12/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 19; begin  lectures/reading Ch 19 Histology for Lab 5 & 6 to ppt prep
  During On Site Class Unit 1 Recap Activity Lab 6: Vernier ECG; complete image capture for Lab 4, 5, and 6 histology;  120 2.4
  After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 19; continue lectures/reading Ch 19 Finalize CV histology ppt and turn in to dropbox 120 2.4
9 6/13/2019 Before Class see above Study heart and blood vessels anatomy from Labs 5 & 6
  During On Site Class   Lab 7: Blood Vessels, study models, review histology, dissect heart 120 2.4
  After Class Finish  lectures/reading Ch 19; complete Ch 19 Connect HW Review heart anatomy, ECG waveforms 120 2.4
10 6/14/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 20; begin lectures/reading Ch 20 Review blood vessel anatomy, vessel identification
  During On Site Class   Lab 8: Blood Vessels; Complete BP activity, study models, review histology, trace bath of blood to/from a specified blood vessel 120 2.4
  After Class  Finish  lectures/reading Ch 20; Finish CH Learnsmart, Complete Ch 20 Connect HW Review for lab exam 120 2.4
11 6/17/2019 Before Class Review for exam See above
  During On Site Class Review activity related to Cardiovascular System Complete Lab Exam 2 (covers labs 4-8) 120 2.4
  After Class Lecture Exam 2 available 6/17 - 6/19 Prep ppt for Lab 9 histology 120 2.4
12 6/18/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 21; begin lectures/reading Ch 21 Start reviewing lymphatic anatomy
  During On Site Class   Lab 9: Lymphatic System; review models, use micrscopes and Celestron camera to capture histology images 120 2.4
  After Class Finish  lectures/reading Ch 21; finish Learnsmart Ch 21;  Complete Ch 21 Connect HW Prep ptt for Lab 10 (add to Lab 9 ppt) 120 2.4
13 6/19/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 22; begin lectures/reading Ch 22 Read over Labs 10 & 11
  During On Site Class  Unit 2 Recap Activity Lab 10 & Lab 11 covering respiratory anatomy and lung volume measurements; Exam 2 Group Recap 120 2.4
  After Class  Finish Ch 22 Learnsmart Finish Lab 10 and 11 worksheets 120 2.4
14 6/20/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 23; start reading/lecture on Ch 23 Review Lab 12 and complete pages 2-17 through section II on page 219.
  During On Site Class   Finish Lab 11; Lab 12: Respiratory Response to Physiologic Challenge 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Ch 23 Learnsmart; finish CH 23 reading/lectures; Complete Ch 23 Connect HW Complete Lab 12 write up 120 2.4
15 6/21/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 24; start reading/lecture on Ch 24 Prep ptt for Lab 13 (add to Lab 9/10 ppt)
  During On Site Class   Lab 13: Urinary System 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 24; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 24; Complete CH 24 Connect HW Finalize Lab Unit 3 histology ppt and turn in to dropbox 120 2.4
16 6/24/2019 Before Class Review for exam Review for lab exam
  During On Site Class Exam Review Group Activity Complete Lab Exam 3 (covers labs 9-13) 120 2.4
  After Class Exam 3 Available 6/24 to 6/26 Prep Lab 14 ppt histology ppt 120 2.4
17 6/25/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 27; start reading/lecture on Ch 27 Read over Lab 14    
  During On Site Class   Lab 14: Male Reproductive System 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 28; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 28; Complete CH 28 Connect HW work on reproductive histology ppt  120 2.4
18 6/26/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 28; start reading/lecture on Ch 28 Read Over Lab 15
  During On Site Class   Lab 15 Female Reproductive System 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 28; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 28; Complete CH 28 Connect HW Finalize reproductive histology ppt and turn in to dropbox 120 2.4
19 6/27/2019 Before Class Start Learnsmart Ch 29; start reading/lecture on Ch 29 Read over Lab 16 
  During On Site Class Unit 3 Recap Activity Lab 16: Development 120 2.4
  After Class Finish Learnsmart Ch 29; Finish reading/lecture on Ch 29; Complete CH 29 Connect HW Complete Lab 16 worksheet 120 2.4
20 6/28/2019 Before Class Review for exam Review for lab exam
  During On Site Class   Complete Lab Exam 4 (covers labs 14-16) 60 1.2
  After Class  Exam 4 available 6/28 to 6/30; review for Final Exam   60 1.2
21 7/1/2019 Final Exam Day Complete Final Exam on 7/1/2019 120 2.4
Total Course Time 4800 96