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BIOL 2020 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to study the structure and function of the human body.

The topics studied in this course include:

  • fluid and electrolyte balance
  • the cardiovascular system
  • the respiratory system
  • the digestive system
  • the urinary system
  • the lymphatic and immune systems
  • the reproduction and development system
  •  the endocrine system.
Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. The student will learn the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system.
  2. The student will learn the origin, composition and function of the human blood.
  3. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the cardiovascular system.
  4. The student will become familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the human respiratory system and explain the activities involved in a single respiratory cycle.
  5. The student will be able to successfully explain acid-base, electrolytes and fluid balance problems.
  6. The student will learn the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system.
  7. The student will learn the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive and developmental system.
  8. The student will learn the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic and immune systems.
  9. The student will learn the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system.
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

A grade of "D" or better in BIOL 2010.

Course Topics:
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Reproductive System
  • Pregnancy and Human Development
  • Blood
  • Cardiovascular System: The Heart
  • Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Nonspecific Body Defenses and the Immune System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urinary System
  • Fluid, Electrolyte, Acid-Base Balance 
Specific Course Requirements:

There are no specific course requirements.

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

A&P textbook, a custom lab manual, an access code for the premium content in D2L, and an A&P and Microbiology Laboratory Study Disk. These items are available from the RODP bookstore. There are several purchase options (See Below).

Option #1: You want all electronic content, and would be fine to use an eBook for the textbook, and the eBook for the lab manual. This package also includes the D2L Access code with all media resources.

Option #2: You’re an all print student and want to buy the full package which includes the hardcopy print Marieb textbook and the lab manual, all media resources in D2L access code, and both eBooks in D2L.

Option #3: You have acquired a used Marieb textbook, but need the lab manual and D2L Access Code to the Premium Content.

Option #4: You have a textbook, laboratory manual and A&P Microbiology Study Disk, but need access to Premium content: THIS OPTION DOES NOT INCLUDE eBooks. 

Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

Testing will be done online during a specified time period. A laboratory test at midterm and the final examination will be proctored. No make ups of proctored exams are allowed. Use of the Respondus Lockdown browser is required for every test and quiz except for the proctored laboratory test at midterm and the final examination. 

Exam Policy:

  1. ALL exams are to be taken at times scheduled by the instructor. Exact dates for each assignment are posted on the course calendar. It is essential that you do all assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. in a timely manner. Late assignments or tests will lose 10 points per calendar day that they are overdue.
  2. Make-up exams will be given for excused absences only (excused absences include illness, death in immediate family, and military or jury duty). Makeup exams will be different from exams taken at scheduled times and will require documentation of the problem causing the missed test. No make ups of proctored tests are allowed. A proctor at a site other than a testing center must meet the following criteria: (1.) The request and proctor information must be submitted to your instructor 3 weeks before the beginning of the proctoring period; (2.) Absolutely No approval of proctors will occur during the test week unless there is an emergency or some unusual circumstance such as inclement weather;. (3.) The proctor must be approved by your instructor, the course developer, and the Walters State Academic Dean; (4.) The proctor must be associated with an accredited college or professional school and cannot be your instructor for another class, your coach, tutor or a family member or friend.
  3. Should a makeup of an unproctored test be allowed, tests must be taken before the next scheduled test. If you fail to make up a test before the next scheduled test, you must obtain permission from the Walters State Academic Dean in order to make up the test.
  4. Violations of academic integrity will not be tolerated. You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures that pertain to Academic and Classroom Misconduct. These policies include plagiarism, cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty. For further clarification see the Statement of Academic Honesty above.
  5. You are responsible for having a computer adequate for taking an online course. See A penalty will be assessed if a test is reset due to a computer or lockdown browser malfunction.
  6. No makeup tests may be taken or assignments submitted after the last day of class.

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in D2L
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (D2L) e-mail address rather than a personal e-mail address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course nettiquette at all times 
Grading Procedures:

A student's grade will be determined from a total of points obtained from 5 sources: (1) laboratory tests; (2) lecture tests (3) final examination; (4) laboratory quizzes; (5) assignments. 

Grading Scale:
Point RangeAssigned Grade 
1161 – 1290 PointsA
1032 - 1160 PointsB
903 – 1031 PointsC
774 – 902 PointsD
under 774 PointsF

Bonus Assignments:

  • Bonus Analysis Questions, 6 @ 5 points each 

Graded Assessments

Description Points
Module Lecture Tests, 6 @ 100 points each 600
Laboratory Tests, 3 @ 100 points each300 
Laboratory Quizzes, 6 @ 20 points each 120
Interactive Physiology Quizzes: 1 @ 30 points; 2 @ 20 points each 70 
Final Exam, 1 @ 200 points 200
Total Points 1290


Assignments and Projects:


Class Participation:

You are expected to participate in all interactive aspects of the course. For example, you must communicate with other students via emails and discussion board exchanges. You are expected to communicate with your instructor on a regular basis and check the course frequently for announcements. You must actively participate in threaded discussion events. Students are expected to work at a pace conducive to collaborative learning - that is, don't work too far ahead or too far behind the group. The class is designed to support student interaction. You will be responsible for meeting all deadlines. 

Late Policy:

You are encouraged to work at your own pace. However, deadlines are placed on threaded discussions, quizzes and tests. You should become familiar with the Class Calendar to determine when materials are due and adjust your study schedule accordingly. Once a deadline has passed you will be "locked out" of the material.

Late assignments or tests will lose 10 points per calendar day that they are overdue.

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:


Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications


  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members


  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.


The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.


The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.

Last Revised on July 27, 2018