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Bryan · Natural Sciences · Biology - BIOL

Anatomy & Physiology I

  • Summer I 2019
  • Section B02 CRN-30125
  • 4 Credits
  • 06/03/2019 to 07/01/2019
  • Modified 05/31/2019

Meeting Times

Required On Campus Meetings: Monday through Friday, 2:15 PM - 4:10 pm in H-123

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. Biology 2401 is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. Lab activities reinforce lecture topics.


Prerequisites: A student must be college ready in reading according to TSI college-ready standards.

Recommendation: BIOL 1406 is recommended.


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: 6/7 at 4:30 pm or 6/10 at 8:30 am
      • Exam 2: 6/14 at 4:30 pm or 6/17 at 8:30 am
      • Exam 3: 6/21 at 4:30 pm or 6/24 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.

  • Lab exams will completed during class time with 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.


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.

Exam Proctoring

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


BIOL 2401: Summer 1 (6/3/19 to 7/1/19)

Date Week 1 Lecture Details (Online) Laboratory Details  Online Minutes F2F Minutes Contact Hours
6/3 Mon.  Chapter 1: Intro to A&P, Begin Chapter 2: Chem of Life  Intro to Class, Lab 1: Safety/Ethics/Teamwork; Intro to Connect 120 115 4.7
6/4 Tues. Ch 2 continued, Begin Chapter 3: Cells Lab 2: Microscope; Lab 3: Cell Structure; Lab 4 Body Organization 120 115 4.7
6/5 Wed. Chapter 4: Cell Function Lab 5 Metric/Solution/Transport; Lab 6 Epithelial Tissue; Lab 7 Connective Tissue 120 115 4.7
6/6 Thur. Chapter 5: Histology Lab 7 Continued, Lab 8 Muscle/Nervous Tissue; Lab 9 Integumentary System 120 115 4.7
6/7 Fri. Finish Ch 5, Complete Exam 1 (covers ch 1-5) Review for Lab Exam; Lab Exam 1 (covers labs 1-9) 120 115 4.7
  Week 2 Lecture Details (Online) Laboratory Details  Online Minutes F2F Minutes Contact Hours
6/10 Mon. Chapter 6: Integumentary System; Start Ch 7: Bose tissue Exam 1 Group Recap; Lab 10: Skeletal Intro 120 115 4.7
6/11 Tues. Chapter 7 Bone Tissue Continued Lab 11: Skull; Lab 12: Axial Skeleton 120 115 4.7
6/12 Wed. Chapter 11 Muscle Tissue Lab 13 Pectoral Girdle/Upper Lib; Lab 14 Lab 14 Pelvic Girdle/Lower Limb 120 115 4.7
6/13 Thur. Finish Ch 11; Ch 8, 9, 10.1 Focused Material Lab 16: Joints; Review for Lab exam 120 115 4.7
6/14 Fri. Review for Exam; Complete Exam 2(covers Ch 6-11) Lab Exam 2 (covers labs 10-14 & Lab 16); Lab 15 Muscle Fatigue 120 115 4.7
  Week 3 Lecture Details (Online) Laboratory Details  Online Minutes F2F Minutes Contact Hours
6/17 Mon. Chapter 12: Nervous System Exam 2 Group Recap; Lab 17 Muscles of the Head/Neck 120 115 4.7
6/18 Tues. Ch 12 Continued Lab 18 Muscles of Chest/Shoulder; Lab 20 Actions 120 115 4.7
6/19 Wed. Chapter 13: Spinal Cord & Nerves Lab 19: Muscles Trunk/Hip /Lower Limb;  Lab 20 Actions 120 115 4.7
6/20 Thur. Ch 13 Continued Lab 21 Neurons & Spinal Cord; Lab 22: Peripheral Nerves & Reflexes 120 115 4.7
6/21* Fri. Complete Exam 3 (covers CH 12 & 13);  Review for Lab Exam; Complete Lab Exam 3 (covers labs 17-22) 120 115 4.7
  Week 4 Lecture Details (Online) Laboratory Details  Online Minutes F2F Minutes Contact Hours
6/24 Mon. Chapter 14 Brain & Cranial Nerves Exam 3 Group Recap; Lab 23: Brain and Cranial Nerves 120 115 4.7
6/25 Tues. Continue Ch 14; Chapter  15: Autonomic Nervous System Lab 24: Sheep Brain; Lab 25: Baroreflex/Sci. Method 120 115 4.7
6/26 Wed. Continue Ch 15: Review for Exam 4  Lab 26: general senses and chemical senses; Lab 27: Hearing and equilibrium  120 115 4.7
6/27 Thur. Complete Exam 4 (covers Ch 14 & 15); Start Chapter 16 Special Senses Continue Lab 27: Hearing and equilibrium ;  Lab 28: Vision  120 115 4.7
6/28 Fri. Continue Chapter 16; Review for Final Exam Exam 4 Recap; Complete Lab Exam 4 (covers labs 23-28) 120 115 4.7
  Week 5 Lecture Details (Online) Laboratory Details  Online Minutes F2F Minutes Contact Hours
7/1 Mon. Final Exam on July 1st (covers all lecture chapters) 115   2.3
  Total Course Contact Hours 96
* Last day to Q Drop 6/21/2019