Great Basin College
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, Biol 224
Course Syllabus
Spring 2008
Course Description: Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 is a continuation of Human
Anatomy and Physiology 1. In this course the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic,
respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems are studied. This course is
normally taken as a prerequisite for entry into Allied Heath programs, however it is an
excellent course for anyone who desires to understand the structure and function of the
human body. Cell and Molecular Biology (Biol 190) and Anatomy and Physiology 1
(Biol 223) are prerequisites for this course. This is a four credit course with three hours of
lecture and three hours of laboratory experience each week. Dissection of preserved
specimens including a human cadaver is required in this course. This course is internet
enhanced.
Instructor; Doug Hogan
Office; Room 117, or Room 122 (Biology Lab), Winnemucca Campus
Office Hours; M,W 2:00-4:00 T,Th 12:15-2:00
Phone Number; 775-623-1809
E-mail; [email protected]
Course Meeting Times and Location; Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-6:45
Textbook, Anatomy and Physiology the Unity of Form and Function, By Saladin 4th ed.
Expected Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course student will be able to
1. Identify the anatomical features of each system studied.
2. Describe the physiology of each system studied.
3. Analyze clinical values such as electrocardiograms, blood parameters, blood gas
values, urine composition etc.
4. Apply knowledge gained to clinical situations.
Specific course objectives are stated at the beginning of each section of every chapter.
These objectives are the principal focus of this course.
Measurement of Outcomes
Periodically student will be required to take traditional exams designed to measure
mastery of these expected outcomes. Exams will be a combination of matching, multiple
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choice, and essay questions. Students grades will be based on their level of competency
reflected by their scores on these exams (see grading).
Tentative Schedule
Date
Day
Topic
Reading
1/23
1/28
1/30
W
M
W
Chapter 17
Lab 28
2/4
2/6
2/11
2/13
2/18
2/21
2/25
2/28
M
W
M
W
M
W
M
W
3/3
3/5
3/10
3/12
M
W
M
W
3/17
3/19
3/24
3/26
3/31
4/2
M
W
M
W
M
W
4/7
4/9
4/14
4/16
M
W
M
W
Endocrine System, Lab Safety
Endocrine System
Endocrine System
Exam 1 TBA
Blood
Blood Cells
Heart
Heart
No Class, Presidents Day
Blood Vessels and Circulation
Blood Vessels and Circulation
Blood Vessels and Circulation
Exam 2, Lab Practical 1, TBA
Lymphatic and Immune System
Lymphatic and Immune System
Respiratory System
Respiratory System
Exam 3 TBA
Urinary System
Urinary System, Lab Practical 2 TBA
Spring Break
Spring Break
Water, Electrolyte, Acid-Base Balance
Water, Electrolyte, Acid-Base Balance
Exam 4 TBA
Digestive System
Digestive
Nutrition and Metabolism
Nutrition and Metabolism
Exam 5, Lab Practical 3 TBA
Male Reproductive System
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
Development
Development
Exam 6, Lab Practical 4
4/21 M
4/23 W
4/28 M
4/30 W
5/5
M
5/7
W
5/12-16
Chapter 18
Labs 29-33
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Labs 34-38
Chapters 18-20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Labs39,40
Chapter 23
Labs 44,45
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Labs 42,43
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Lab 46
Chapter 28
Lab 47
Chapter 29
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Grading
The number of grade points earned during the semester will determine student’s
grades. Grade points are earned from lecture exams (6) and laboratory practical exams
(4). Lecture exam scores maybe adjusted a maximum of 10% based on student
performance. The highest score or 90% of the possible (which ever is higher) will be
considered 100%. Laboratory practical scores will not be adjusted. Course grades will be
assigned as follows.
A 90-100%
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
W 59%
This is a grading outline. The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments as
deemed necessary.
Lecture Exams
Lecture Exams will be web based. Students must take exams within the
established window at a proctored location. Lecture exams will consist of two sections.
The first section will require matching the terms with their definition. The second section
will consist of multiple choice questions which examine each students understanding of
the concepts being studied.
Laboratory Practical Exams
Laboratory exams will test the student’s knowledge of anatomy and specific
skills. Students will be required to identify anatomical features from diagrams, models
and dissection specimens. When appropriate, laboratory skills will also be tested. For
example, proper use of apparatus such as a sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff).
Attendance
Attendance is a substantial part of this course. There is a direct correlation
between attendance and grades. Students who miss more than one class meeting seldom
earn A’s, and those that miss three or more seldom earn B’s. I am aware that many of you
have jobs and families. May I suggest the following; 1. Provide your employer and
family with a copy of your school schedule. This will facilitate keeping things going
smoothly at work and home allowing you to sustain your academic progress. 2. Those of
you with children arrange backup child care. Expect that your “sitter” may have
unforeseen difficulties or be unable to care for a sick child. At times, life just happens,
cars quit running, those close to us have problems and unfortunately may become ill and
may even pass away. Anticipate trouble with your spouse, ex, or significant other. If you
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don’t have a spouse, ex, or significant other, well... the semester has just begun. Keep the
following in mind. Your grade is determined by grade points. Points are earned by
demonstrating what you have learned, not what you have endured during this
course. If a student cannot make it to class, it is his or her responsibility to obtain missed
materials and information upon returning to class (exchange telephone numbers and use
the buddy system).
Missed Exams
No make up exams will be given. If for any reason you are unable to take an
exam at the scheduled time a score of zero will be recorded. Quizzes are often given at
the beginning or end of class sessions and may not be made up. Missing exams and
quizzes is extremely detrimental to your grade.
Due Dates
Coursework is due as indicated. Late course work may not receive credit. Course
work received after a given assignment has been graded, recorded and returned will not
be accepted for credit. No coursework will be accepted after the last regular course
meeting.
Academic Dishonesty
Any act of academic dishonesty including cheating on exams, plagiarism, and
falsifying data will result in a minimum of a zero score on that portion of the course work
and may result referral to the Vice President of Student Services for expulsion.
Suggestions
Maintain a notebook consisting of all course work and materials. Your success in
this course will largely depend on your knowledge of information contained within your
notes. Returned course work is a record of your progress. Returned course work may be
used to correct any errors in your instructor’s grade records.
Read assignments before they are discussed in class. This will increase what you
learn during lecture. Review your notes and text until you are familiar with their contents.
Repetition is required to convert short-term memory to long-term memory.
Notice
Qualified students with physical or documented learning disabilities have the right
to free accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at Great
Basin College. For assistance, contact Julie Byrnes at 753-2271.
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