Springfield Technical Community College, Department of Biological Sciences
Anatomy and Physiology 2
BIO 232. E61: Lecture and Lab Syllabus Spring 2019
Professor: Reena Randhir, Ph.D.
Office/hours: Building 2 room 615/ by appointment.
Telephone #: 413-755-5606
Lecture: Mon 4:30-7:30 pm (#2/503)
Lab: Wed 4:30- 7:30 pm (#2/500)
- Lecture: Anatomy & Physiology. OpenStax College. (2013). https://openstax.org/details/books/anatomy-and-physiology. Licensed under Creative Commons.
- Lab: Handouts and Online Resources - print from Blackboard.
Course Description: A comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body, to serve as a background for the application of scientific principles in both everyday life and the work of various health disciplines. A continuation of Anatomy & Physiology 1 concentrating on circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Laboratory sessions are included. Emphasis is placed on association, correlation, critical thinking and overview of the body as a whole.
Prerequisites: BIO-231 (minimum grade C-)
Co-requisites: BIO 232L
Course Organization: This course will be composed of lecture and laboratory material. The topics in both lecture and lab will be coordinated to reinforce student understanding of the material. The lecture content mainly covers the physiology of the body, while the lab component is geared more toward understanding the anatomy of the body.
Methods of instruction will include lecture presentations, power point, classroom discussions, small group seminars, case-studies, activities, question-answer sessions, video clips and problem-based learning tools focused on enhancing student critical thinking and problem solving skills. Online materials will be available through the course Black Board site. In addition, the laboratory portion of this course will reinforce concepts by allowing hands on exploration of materials presented in lecture.
Student Learning Outcomes: By the conclusion of the course, students will:
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of the human body.
- Examine the function and importance of the autonomic nervous system.
- Describe how sensory information is translated into nervous system activity via specific sensory organs.
- Analyze the endocrine system: how hormones affect the body and each other, and glands responsible for secreting them.
- Explain the anatomy and physiology of the digestive, cardiovascular system, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems.
Requirements and Policies
Attendance Policy: Lecture and Laboratory attendance is mandatory. A student who misses more than two lectures or two labs will be withdrawn from/fail the course. This absence allowance includes medical emergencies. When absent it is the student’s responsibility to acquire all missed assignments and notes from their classmates. Arriving late or leaving the class early will be considered as an absence. There is no excuse for tardiness (except for real emergency) since it disrupts the learning of your classmates. In order to maintain an ideal learning environment please turn off cell-phones and other electronic devices and keep out of sight while in class. Students using cell phones, surfing the web, listening to music or sleeping during class will be marked absent. Please respect your instructor and class-mates by not talking/interrupting them during class discussions.
Eating and drinking are not permitted in lecture or lab classes. Students are expected to follow the code of conduct outlined in the college catalogue. Any student persisting in unsafe, distracting or disrespectful behavior may be asked to leave the classroom and will be considered absent.
Grading Policy: The biology department policy on grading is to calculate a combined grade for lecture and lab so that the same grade is given for both parts of this course. Lecture grade is comprised of 3 exams, 1 cumulative final exam, weekly assignments, oral presentation and attendance. The lab grade will be comprised of weekly lab quizzes, weekly assignments, and 2 lab practicals. There are no individual extra credit assignments. Students must pass both portions of the class in order to pass the course.
Lecture (70% of combined grade)
4 Exams = 50% (12.5 % each)
Homework Assignments/attendance = 10%
Oral Presentation = 5%
Participation/Good learning attitude= 5%
Laboratory (30% of combined grade)
Lab Quizzes/assignments = 15%
Lab Practical 1 = 7.5%
Lab Practical 2 = 7.5%
Exams: There will be 4 exams during the semester. Format for the exams will be multiple choice questions/short answers. Each exam will be 50 min long with 50 questions. There will be one exam given at the end of each unit and the final exam will be cumulative and will be given during the designated final exam period. There are no make-up exams, unless in the case of a real emergency with proper documentation (within a week of the missed exam in short answers format). Students should bring their own pencils and erasers.
Homework: Homework on the read-ahead chapters will be collected on the day of the assigned lecture and must be submitted before lecture begins. Late submissions will not be accepted. This part of the grade is for attendance and for showing up prepared.
Oral Presentation: Research the assigned topic from current scientific journals. The 10 min oral presentation can be in any format the student chooses (PPT- maximum of 8 slides, poster etc.) and must be presented on the day assigned for full credit. The assessment rubric and will be given in class.
Interaction Plan/Participation in Small Group Seminars/ Class Discussions: Every lecture class includes student directed discussions on the concepts investigated in that class. Active participation is expected in these student debates. Reading ahead is vital for ideal participation. In addition, students will form small groups to discuss the lecture concepts and case studies.
Lab Quizzes/Review sheets: The weekly quizzes comprising of 20 short answer questions (20 min) will be on the previous lab exercise. The quiz is given at the beginning of the lab and students who come late will not be given extra time to complete. Twenty percent of the quiz grade will be allotted for completing the previous lab’s review sheets. Two lowest quiz grades (including any zero for absences) will be dropped during final grade calculation. There are no make-up quizzes. Students are expected to participate in all assigned lab activities to receive credit for the lab quiz.
Lab Practical: There will be 2 lab practical given. This assessment requires the students to move from station to station (model, specimen etc.) to identify structures or name function. There will be 20 stations with a total of 50 short answer/multiple choice questions. Time limit is 60 minutes. There are no make-ups. Detailed information regarding practical will be given in class.
Grades and required Numerical score:
A = 93-100
A- = 90-92
B+ = 87-89
B = 83-86
B- = 80-82
C+ = 77-79
C = 73-76
C- = 70-72
D+ = 67-69
D = 63-66
D- = 60-62
F = 59 and below
How to excel in this class:
- Attend all lecture classes. Study hard. Repeatedly write down terminology and say it aloud.
- Read the lecture material prior to the class. This speeds your learning process and helps you to participate in class discussions. Do your assigned homework.
- Pay attention in class and take clear lecture notes. Anatomy coloring books work for some.
- Participate actively in classroom discussions and small groups. Ask questions and clarify doubts.
- Form a study group to compare notes and learn from each other.
- Read well in advance for exams and quiz yourself. Watch suggested videos.
- Use room 511 our student AP study lab with models, microscopes and slides.
Equipment Policy: Please handle our expensive lab equipment and models with utmost care. Any student caught willfully defacing or destroying any lab equipment will be reported to the Dean of Students and may be removed from the course. Students are expected to return equipment/models used to the proper place and clean their entire work area before leaving lab. Please do not use permanent markings/labels on the models.
Policy on academic dishonesty: Students are required to perform all exams, home works and assignments with integrity and honesty. In cases of suspected violation of academic integrity, proper action will be taken following the college policy on academic honesty.
Class Cancellation Policy: When there is severe weather alert, please check the college website for class cancellation information. If there is a class cancellation, then the scheduled lecture including exams or homework will be postponed to the next class.
If you have a documented disability and anticipate needing accommodations in this course, please contact the Office of Disability Services. They are in Building 27/2nd Floor. Phone 755-4785 and inform me during the first week of classes. All students should be aware of exit procedures in case of fire or any other emergency. Safety goggles and gloves should be worn in lab whenever needed. Students must follow all lab safety protocols, procedures and correct disposal of biohazards materials always. The instructor reserves all rights to make changes in the syllabus during the semester and the students will be notified of the changes. It is my goal to help everyone succeed in this course, so please do not hesitate to ask me for extra help. Best Wishes.
BIO 232 E61 AP2 Lecture/Lab Spring 2019 Tentative Schedule
1. Chapter 15. The Autonomic Nervous System
Meet and Greet, Syllabus
Lab 1 Autonomic Nervous System
2. Chapter 14. The Special Senses: Eyes, Olfaction & Gustation
Homework Ch 15 and 14-Eye due
Lab 2: General Sensation: Eye
Quiz on lab 1
Complete Lab 1 homework
3. Chapter 14: Special Senses: Audition & Balance
Homework Ch 14-Ear due
Lab 3: General Sensation: Ear
Quiz on lab 2
Complete Lab 2 homework
5. Chapter 17. The Endocrine System
Feb 11 Exam 1 (Chapters 14, 15)
Homework Ch 17 due
Lab 4: Endocrine System
Quiz on lab 3
Complete Lab 3 homework
Feb 19-No class
Tues follows Mon schedule Chapter 18. The Cardiovascular System: Blood
Homework Ch 18 due
Lab 5: Blood
Quiz on lab 4
Complete Lab 4 homework
Chapter 19. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
Homework Ch 19 due
Lab 6: Heart
Quiz on lab 5
Complete Lab 5 homework
Lab Review after exam
March 4 Exam 2 (Chapters 17-19)
Lab Exam 5.30 pm.
Lab Practical 1 (on Labs 1-6)
Mar 10 -16
Chapter 20. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
Homework Ch 20 due
Lab 7: Blood Vessels & Blood Pressure
Quiz on lab 6
Complete Lab 6 homework
Chapter 21. The Lymphatic and Immune System
Homework Ch 21 due
Lab 8: Lymphatic
Quiz on lab 7
Complete Lab 7 homework
Chapter 22. The Respiratory System
Homework Ch 22 due
Lab 9: Respiratory System
Quiz on lab 8
Complete Lab 8 homework
Chapter 23. The Digestive System
Homework Ch 23 due
Lab 10: Digestive System Anatomy
Quiz on lab 9
Complete Lab 9 homework
Chapter 25. The Urinary System
Exam 3 (Chapters 9-11)
Homework Ch 25 due
Lab 11: Urinary System Anatomy: Urinalysis
Quiz on lab 10
Complete Lab 10 homework
Chapter 27. The Reproductive System
Homework Ch 27 due
Lab 12: Reproductive System
Quiz on lab 11
Complete Lab 11
Chapter 26. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
Homework Ch 26 due
Quiz on lab 12
Complete Lab 12
Chapter 24. Metabolism and Nutrition: Class Celebration!
Homework Ch 24 due
Lab Exam 5.30 pm.
Lab Practical 2 (on Labs 7-12)
May 13 FINALS