BIOL 224 1006 - Great Basin College

Great Basin College, Pahrump Valley Campus, 551 East Calvada Blvd, Pahrump,
Nevada – 89048- Phone:(775) 727-2000 -Fax:(775) 727-2014
Course Syllabus for BIOL 224 – Anatomy and Physiology II- Spring 2014
Instructor: Dr. Rita Bagwe
Office: 101B
Phone: 775-727-2005
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or by
Teaching Assistants:
Ms. Holly Brice - : Mon & Tue: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ms. Jani Johnston – ; Wed &Thur: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Teaching assistants will meet strictly by scheduled appointment only. Sign-up sheet for scheduling
appointment is kept in the Academic success center.
Course title: Anatomy and Physiology II-The unity of form and function.
Course number/ section numbers:BIOL224 /1007 lab/ 1006 lecture
Number of credits:4 Credits
Meeting dates / time/ place: Monday & Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. &Monday 1:00 p.m. –
3:45 p.m. / Room number 116
Dates when classes will not be held: Classes will not be held on holidays listed in the school academic
Prerequisite:Must have completed BIOL 223.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a corresponding lab section is required for this course.
Course description: The study of the structure and function of cells, organs, and organ systems.
Comprehension of the processes and structures of the human autonomic nervous system, visual reflexes,
sense organs, endocrine, lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.
Texts:Text: Anatomy and Physiology, The unity of form and functions;
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Company Inc.
Author: Kenneth S. Saladin
6th edition; Published– 2012;
ISBN 978-0-07-337825-1
Lab manual: Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual. 6thedition. Eric Wise.
ISBN 978-0-07-735114-4
Learning Outcomes and Measurements
Expected Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the
student will be able to:
1. Communication Skills Students will have several opportunities
to exercise written and oral
communication skills throughout this
course. They will complete laboratory
reports and written assignments
accessing scientific information as well
as written exams. Oral communication
skills will also be utilized during
discussions involved in completing
laboratory assignments.
Outcome Measurements
The expected outcomes will be measured by:
Lecture Exams: Students will be able to read
and answer exam questions in written form.
Lab Practical Exams: Students will read and
answer exam questions in written form.
Written Lab Report: Students will clearly
communicate scientific information in written
form. (See “lab reports” below for grading
Class Discussions: Students will be able to
2. Critical Thinking
Quantitative Ability- Students will use Lab Exams (written and practical)
dissection methods to complete the
laboratory assignments. They will also Lab Notebook
learn how to quantitatively measure
and Quizzes
Lecture Exams
Reasoning and Independent ThoughtStudents will use reasoning and
independent thought to complete
laboratory experiments and answer exam
Scientific Understanding- Students will
comprehend workings of molecularbiological and cellular systems and the
process by which the scientific
knowledge is discovered. They will
develop the ability to understand
molecular-biological and cellular
information and how it relates to them.
3. Personal and Cultural Sense of the Individual in Society- Lecture Exams: Students will be able to
Students will gain an understanding of answer exam questions on the importance and
human biology and how this affects them place of human anatomy, on the history of
and society.
anatomical research, and how their actions
affect them and their environment.
Sense of the Past- Students will gain an
understanding of how biological Lab Practical Exams: Students will be able to
knowledge was discovered and how this
answer lab practical exam questions on the
knowledge has changed society and their
importance and place of human anatomy in
society, on the history of anatomical research,
Sense of Accountability- Students will and how their actions affect them and their
comprehend the consequences of human environment.
discoveries in human biology and their
Class Discussions: Students will be able to
discuss the importance and place of human
Appreciation of Fine Arts- Students anatomy in society and how their actions affect
will develop an understanding of the
them and their environment- ungraded.
value of biological working of organ
systems and individual curiosity and
Laboratory Exercises: Includes obvious
creative thought
aspects of learning details of human anatomy,
as well the conceptual and technical skills
necessary to understand its function.
4. Personal Wellness
Students will develop skills in
determining the consequences of their
actions in relation to the environment and
their personal health. They will gain
knowledge needed to make important
decisions involving personal health.
5. Technological
Lecture Exams and Lab Practical Exams:
Students will be able to answer exam questions
on the molecular basis of human health.
Class Discussions: Students will discuss the
molecular basis of human health, ungraded.
Students will gain knowledge of how Lecture Exams: Students will be able to
advancing technology in the field of answer exam questions on technology in cell
biology will affect their lives and their and molecular biology, and human health.
personal health.
Lab Practical Exams: Students will
demonstrate the ability to use technological lab
equipment used in biology and relate the use of
this equipment to cell and molecular biology
and human health.
Presentation: Students will conduct one
presentation based on the current topics we are
discussing in the class, graded. (See
“Presentation” below for further information)
Summary of the Assessment of Objectives:Learning and general education objectives will be assessed
with three distinct tools. Lecture exams will consist of multiple choice questions that will test three
types of knowledge: recall of factual information; definitions of terminology; and conceptual and
integrative thinking. Laboratory practical will emphasize recall of the various manipulative and study
objects used in the exercises, as well as testing that the students understand the concepts and principles
that were generated with these devices. The live presentation will assess their communication and
technical skills when researching and presenting their topics.
Method of instruction: Each week there will be two lecture classes and one laboratory class.
Homework assignments will be assigned every week. It is your responsibility to read the chapter before
the class.
Goals of this course:Students taking this course will have an understanding of cells, tissue, organ,
composition and physiology of organs or organ systems. The GBC General Education Objectives are
addressed at the end of this syllabus.
Use of computers in this course:WebCampus: This course will make use of WebCampus. To log in, go
to Your WebCampus ID is your Great Basin College email address ID. If you
don't have a GBC email address or don't remember your address go to or the
Technology Help Desk, or 753-2167. Passwords will be sent by mail to
students who register for their course(s) 5 days before the semester begins. If you register after this time
or did not receive a letter by mail, contact the Help Desk as soon as possible.
Grading system:The grade for this course will be based on two components: performance in lecture and
laboratory. The total score for the course is 725.
400 Points- Lecture Grade based on 4 one hour exams (100 points each)
100 Points- 10 Lecture or Lab quizzes (10 points each)
50 Points- 10 Homework assignments (5 points each)
150 Points- 3 Lab Practical Exams (50 points each)
25 Points- Presentation
Lab Notebook:A lab notebook has to been maintained by everyone and it will be graded during lab
exams. The use of color pencils is mandatory. A plain notebook should be used as lab notebook and
should include certificate page and index page. All lab exercise questions should be answered and
written legibly. The use of neat, well labeled graphs/diagrams should be included when necessary.
Attendance in lab is mandatory, there will be no make-up labs.
Technical Evaluation: Each student will be graded on my technical evaluation of your proficiency in
the laboratory. Use and care of equipment(s), station cleanliness, and overall participation in labs are
some of the factors that will be judged. Excessive tardiness/absences and careless behavior will also be
factored into the technical evaluation.
Quizzes:There will be 10 lab or lecture quizzes. Quizzes will be given randomly throughout the
semester during the lab or lecture part of the class. They will be based on the previous lecture or lab’s
material. Lab quizzes will be based on previous lab material with a few questions from the lab that will
be done on the current day. These quizzes cannot be made up. The quizzes will be scheduled at random
throughout the semester.
Homework Assignments: Will be posted on the web campus. Homework assignments will be given by
Friday evening and must be turned in by the following Thursday evening by 5:15 p.m. The grading scale
is as follows: Homework must be handwritten on a plain piece of paper and submitted without any
reminders on the due date. Late homework assignments will not be accepted at all.
Presentation:Presentation is mandatory and will be based on any topic related to the topics covered in
the course. Topic and date of presentation must be given within 15 days of starting of the semester. It
will be entirely your responsibility to make sure that you have a date for presentation. I am not
responsible if you do not get dates for your presentation. Topics can be changed latter on also but not the
date of the presentation. If you need any help in deciding topic please feel free to approach me.
Score Letter Grade
97 – 100
94- 96.99
Your “up to the minute” grade for the lecture portion of the course will be posted on WebCampus in an
anonymous spreadsheet. Log on to the WebCampus course and follow the instructions (filed
permanently in the announcement area) to view your grade.
Instructions for dropping the course:If you do not complete the course and do not formally withdraw
by the drop deadline, your instructor will automatically assign you a grade of "F". And, of course, it
would be lovely for you to include the drop deadline for each of your courses. For the spring 2014
semester the drop deadline is Monday, March 24, 2014. Support staff and Admissions & Records staff
can give you the specific drop date for any of your courses; just ask.
Congruent with this policy, "Incompletes" assigned for Fall 2013 courses and beyond, will no longer
automatically become W's when the March 15, deadline hits. Instead, if you have not submitted an
alternate grade before March 15 (or Oct 15 for spring courses), the "I" will become and "F".
Attendance policy:Attendance in lecture is mandatory. Attendance will be taken in lecture and Labs.
Students remaining absent for more than three lecture or lab classes will be given a letter grade down.
Even if you come to class late or leave early it will count as half attendance. That means if you do it
twice it will be counted as one complete absence. Regular attendance is the single most important thing
you can do to get and maintain a good grade. Do not forget to sign attendance sheet for every class and
lab separately. Six unexcused absence will automatically result in being expelled from the class.
Student support information:The Student Support and Retention office provides individualized
coaching to students who are struggling in college, either academically or personally. The office houses
both professional staff and peer mentors to help students navigate obstacles in their college experience
and reach their academic goals. For more information visit or call the
Retention Coordinator at 775-753-2255.
Lecture exam makeup policy:All the students have to take the exams at the given timed schedule. I am
not going to give the exam at any other time according to your convenience. Make sure that you do not
schedule anything during the lecture and lab time for the semester. In order to be fair to students taking
the exams on the assigned days I am extremely restrictive with makeups. You will only be allowed to
take a makeup if you present a written approved excuse before the next time the class meets. You must
take the makeup exam before the exam is passed back to the rest of the class, which is usually the next
class meeting. These options are only available for approved written excuses at my discretion. If you
have missed an exam or know that you are going to miss one see me ASAP.
Lab practical exam makeup policy:Since the lab practical are very difficult to set up, makeups will
only be given in exceptional circumstances with an approved written excuse.
Lab quizzes: There will be few written lab quizzes to be given at the beginning of each lab period
when there is not a lab practical exam. You will be informed a week in advance of upcoming lab quiz.
They will be based on the previous lab’s material with a few questions from the lab that will be done on
the current day. These quizzes cannot be made up.
Schedule: This is a preliminary schedule. I reserve the right to change any part of it. Exam dates will
likely not change. But if they do, I will attempt to announce the change one week ahead of time in class.
Circulatory System: Blood
Circulatory System: Heart
Circulatory System: Vessels
Exam - 1 (100 points)
Lymphatic & Immune Systems
Endocrine system
Respiratory System
Exam – 2 (100 points)
Urinary System
Water, electrolyte, acid , base balance
Digestive System
Exam – 3 (100 points)
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
Human development & aging
Exam – 4 (100 points)
Laboratory Schedule -Spring 2014
Exercise to be
Exercise number
included in the Lab
note book
29, 30, 31,
32, 33, 34, 35
36, 37, 38
39, 40, 41
44, 45
42, 43
Blood, Blood test and typing, Structure of
the heart,
ECG, Functions of the heart, Blood vessels,
Arterial system in Humans & Cats
Venous system in Humans & Cat, Functions
of vessels and Lymphatic’s, Blood vessels,
Blood Pressure
Sheep heart, Arterial system and Venous
system in cats.
29 -38 Exercise included for Lab Exam -1
Lab Exam - 1 (50 points)
Endocrine system
Structure of Respiratory system, Breathing,
Respiration, Physiology of exercise and
pulmonary health
Urinary system, urinalysis
28,39 -45 Exercise included for Lab Exam -2
Lab Exam - 2 (50 points)
Anatomy of digestive system, Digestive
physiology (Biochemical test), Cat & Fetal
pig digestive system.
Male reproductive system, Cat & fetal pig
reproductive system
Female reproductive system and early
development, Cat and fetal pig reproductive
42 – 47 Exercise included for Lab Exam - 3
Lab Exam - 3 (50 points)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement:Great Basin College is committed to providing
equal educational opportunities to qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and
federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A qualified student must furnish current verification of disability. The
Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (Julie G. Byrnes) will assist qualified students with
disabilities in securing the appropriate and reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services. For
more information or further assistance, please call 775-753-2271.
Student Conduct Statement:Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and may result in a failing
grade and/or reporting to GBC Administration. The students conduct policy in the current GBC catalog
will be enforced. This syllabus is not a contract and is subject to change, without warning or notification,
at any time.
Cell Phone Policies:Cell phones must be switched OFF during lecture and lab classes and left off for
the duration of the class. Neither phoning nor texting is permitted at any time. Anyone found using it
will lead to confiscation of their mobile. No electronic gadgets are allowed in the class during exams.
This syllabus does not in any way represent a contract. It is a reflection of the intent of the
instructor, but do recognize that it is an organic construct that may change as the semester
progresses. Any changes will be announced in class.