Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Biology - BIOL
Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-2402
Face to face only meets June 15, June 29, July 20. Exams must be taken in proctored setting like Blinn's Learning Center.
Professor: Ellen Ott-Reeves
Use communicate tab to access live office hours.
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.
Textbook: Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn, 2013, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA.
Lab Manual: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual – Cat Version, 10th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb and Susan Mitchell, 2010, Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Franscisco, CA
Blended sections in Bryan do not require lab book. We will use lab worksheets instead.
- Ecampus http://ecampus.blinn.edu has your course materials under the Lessons tab. Especially in this blended section, you are expected to read your textbook. I have posted detailed “what should I know” reviews for each chapter in ecampus lessons for each unit and chapter. You should be able to answer these questions after you’ve read the material. Read a few pages, answer the questions pertaining to the material, read a few more pages, etc. I also have recorded lectures available in the Tegrity link from the course home page. The powerpoints for these lectures are available under the lessons tab for that chapter. The communication link will take you to online office hours Friday from 12-1. Grades are accessed under the ecampus report tab, choose the drop down menu for mygrades. Useful links accesses connect . An ecampus quiz in lessons, start here will be over the Syllabus. Lab reviews for each organ system are under the lessons tab for the chapter and will be completed as part of class work. Lab reviews do not need to be submitted or printed off, as many will reset for each attempt.
- Classwork Average includes connect Required and APR assessments accessed in the connect assignment screen, syllabus quiz and any quizzes completed in lab, worksheets from lab. Classwork is 20% of your course grade.
- 3 lab days. We meet on campus in H123A. B01 from 8-12:25. You should know the material from the chapters, lab reviews, connect, APR, etc prior to coming to lab! We’ll complete lab worksheets which I will give you that day. We finish the day with a multiple choice lab practical over the material covered in any of the chapters, not just the lab work from that day. Your work must be COMPLETE and have your name on it when turned in to get credit. You may also take quizzes during lab days. Each lab meeting is vital. Missing lab counts as a week’s unexcused absence. Lab work grades should be available for you in ecampus within one week of the lab meeting. Access via the report tab, use the pull down menu to access grades. Lab work is part of your classwork average.
- Connect is a review site from McGrawHill, the book publisher. You received an access code when you bought your book, or you can purchase an access code from the publisher. Each chapter has REQUIRED QUIZ due by 11PM on the due dates listed here. I also posted Optional reviews of the figures, animations, A&P Revealed for the chapter. The optional homeworks can be accessed many times. However, the optional images in the review can show up on the REQUIRED quizzes, practicals and / or exams. Should the system be down during a deadline, I will be notified, to determine if the assignment should be extended. Otherwise, deadlines on the quizzes are firm. Your getting off work late is not grounds for me to extend the assignment date for you.
- Connect registration http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/e_ottreeves_2402sum13b01
- A&P Revealed is another online tutorial resource. Access via the assignment screen for connect.; follow the set-up instructions on screen or click the "my Course Content" button, then the "Add/Delete Code" button to enter rQc6q for the instructor code. Review dissection, imaging, and animations, then return to connect assignment screen to complete the APR assessment for each organ system. Sense are covered with Module 7, Nervous system. The other modules should correspond to the chapter topics.
- Lab practical average 20% course grade. Each lab meeting concludes with multiple choice lab practical over anything in the chapters we’ve covered with that unit, as well as any work we’ve completed that day in lab. Lab reviews on ecampus will help you review the slides, models, dissections prior to coming to lab.
- 3 lecture exam average 40% course grade. Ecampus Lessons tab will also have links to your 3 lecture exams for the course. Each of the exams will need to be taken in a proctored setting such as Blinn’s Learning Center. If arrangements are made well ahead of time, you may be able to take the exam in another proctored testing center. The exams are multiple choice, matching, true false, identification, etc. You will log in to ecampus, then the proctor will enter the password for the exam. If you miss a lecture exam, or are unhappy with your grade on one test, you can take the cumulative makeup exam. I will count whichever grade is higher.
- LearnSmart is another review source available through connect. When you complete the module, your grade is 100%. The LearnSmart average from chapters 16-29 can earn up to 3% bonus for the course and are due at the times listed here. To access the modules at any time to review, click on the Learn Smart link to the right of the connect screen. Remember the final exam is cumulative. Some questions on the exams come directly from LearnSmart. Your LearnSmart grade is the average of all the modules. If you miss a module, a zero will be averaged into your LearnSmart grade. LearnSmart is available as an app, but the grades are not always recorded. You must log in directly to Connect, then follow the LearnSmart link to be certain your grades are recorded. If any discrepancies, you must log in to LearnSmart to show me your grade when we meet face to face. My exams are challenging. You will likely need the bonus points.
- Final Exam is Cumulative, 100 questions 2 points each, about evenly distributed across all the chapters. If you work the “What should I know” reviews as we cover the chapters, in addition to connect, LearnSmart, A&P Revealed you will be well prepared for the final. I suggest reviewing throughout the semester. Toward Finals, read through the end of chapter student learning outcomes in your text at the back of each chapter. If there are topics in the outline you aren’t familiar with, go back and read those pages more thoroughly. Final exam is 20% of your course credit.
Classwork average 20%
Lab practical average 20%
Lecture Exam average 40%
Final Exam 20%
Bonus LearnSmart 3%
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Students with Disabilities
Final Grade Appeal
Makeup Policy: Missed labs cannot be made up. If you have an unexcused absence for lab, you get no points for that day. Missed quizzes cannot be made up. Quizzes are open for an extended time. Your schedule should permit you to access the quiz during that time. Lecture exams can be made up by taking the cumulative exam at the end of the semester. The final exam cannot be made up. I do not accept late work that you did not turn in during lab meetings. To get credit, all work must be complete and have your name on it when turned in.
Eating and drinking are not allowed during class or laboratory work. Lab work starts with the beginning of class. Please do not be late. Any work you miss because you are late will get no credit, nor will the class be delayed so you can catch up.
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Schedule Summer 2013