Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab Manual

Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab Manual


Laboratory manual for undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology 2

Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab Manual 1st Edition

Hello fellow instructors,   At the end of the manual, there are "practice documents" developed with RVCC models and course content in mind.  Due to formatting requirements of the print on demand service I'm using (, many of the pictures in these practice pages (and some in the lab exercises) are not editable.  The individual lab exercises and practice documents are included below; most images in these are editable.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me  

This lab manual was written for Anatomy & Physiology 2, a 200-level A&P course, at River Valley Community College.   The course uses the OpenStax A&P textbook.  The manual is intended to complement any text but does derive a good deal of its content from the OpenStax A&P textbook. 

The PDF file has been flattened and fonts are embedded, so it should be ready for a print-on-demand service.  

Please note that there is a small error on page 125.  The procedural title should say "Procedure for Activity 6.1, Part A:  Examining Histology of Blood Vessels", instead of "Procedure for Activity 6.1, Part A:  Examining Histology of the Esophagus and Stomach".

Updated 1/28/23:  The Word document below has all the errata that I know of fixed.  This is the link to the errata list:  There is a BIG error in the answer key for the digestive and respiratory histology practice due to offsetting of the automatic numbering-sorry!  Please be sure to share the corrections with your students.

Individual Labs

These documents are the individual labs that were compiled into the full lab manual.  Attributions for each lab are included at the end of each lab;  the compiled manual includes all updated attributions at the end.  Please note that there is no lab for cardiovascular physiology because we're using a lab that accompanies our Vernier probes.  There are some great virtual labs for cardiovascular physiology here: 

Lab Assignments are also included with each lab, so you can assign as many of the activities and follow up questions as you like.


Practice Documents

These files contain the practice documents (in their original form) that are included in the manual compilation.  The practice documents are specific to required content and materials available for students at my college.  I'll add more if I create them.  I believe one of the few left to create for students is on reproductive and urinary lab models. 

Instructor Resources

I'm not able to load the documents directly to OERCommons.  If you would like the instructor resources, please send an email to me ( from your verifiable instructor email account, so I can send you the link these documents.

The instructor resources are included for instructor accounts only.

Equipment & Materials List

The equipment and supplies list for each lab was built with RVCC's lab resources in mind.  Please be sure to revise as needed for your institution.  If you have any questions, please email me (