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Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 14-Sep-23

Fall 2023 | BIO-2012-VO07Y - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 10-31-2023 to 12-18-2023
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-09-2023 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-28-2023 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00


Betsy McLane
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

General Education Requirements

This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Natural Science
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This is the second semester of a two-semester course that examines the structure and functions of the human body emphasizing and building upon the concepts learned in Human Anatomy & Physiology I. Topics include special senses, endocrine system, blood, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. The course includes a lab. Prerequisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology I.

Essential Objectives

1. Examine and explain the function of the special senses, including taste, hearing, equilibrium and sight.
2. Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of the major endocrine glands and discuss their associated hormones, and the mechanisms involved in their regulation.
3. Discuss the composition of blood and the role of each of its components and be able to explain the fundamentals of immunity.
4. Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of the regulation of the cardiovascular system.
5. Identify the gross and microscopic anatomical components of the respiratory system and be able to describe the physiology of the regulatory mechanisms of this system.
6. Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of the digestive system and understand nutrient digestion and absorption of food components.
7. Understand and explain the gross and microscopic anatomical components of the urinary system, including its role in fluid and electrolyte balance.
8. Identify the gross and microscopic anatomical components of the reproductive system, reproductive hormones and their effects on reproductive function as well as on general body structure and metabolism.
9. Describe diseased states and how they impact different organ systems.
10. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
11. Explain how knowledge created in the natural sciences has contributed to the creation, maintenance and dismantling of social inequalities and discuss the impacts of diversity and inclusion on scientific research and practice.
Lab Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to:
a. formulate and evaluate real-world scientific questions;
b. ethically plan and implement accurate data collection;
c. analyze and evaluate data;
d. generate conclusions based on analysis and justify claims with evidence;
e. integrate the related work of other scientists; and
f. propose ideas for further inquiry.
2. Communicate findings in a format appropriate to the discipline and type of investigation, such as a laboratory notebook, laboratory report, observational study, field investigation report, poster, or presentation using appropriate evidence to support these findings.
3. Understand the structure and purpose of peer-reviewed publications.
4. Complete labs in the following areas: function of the senses, endocrine system, blood, cardiovascular system (including the heart and blood vessels), lymphatic system and immune function, respiratory system, digestive system, renal physiology, reproductive system, and fluid and electrolyte balance.
5. Evaluate scientific information for validity, accuracy, reliability, and methodology.
6. Identify and follow lab safety techniques that are aligned with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations, along with free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials.

Fall 2023 textbook/book details will be available on 2023-05-03. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

For Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials details, see the Canvas Site for this class.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


  • small and large group discussions
  • interactive, hands-on activities and labs
  • multimedia presentations and resources
  • readings, writing, inquiry-based research and reflections

Evaluation Criteria

Your semester grade will be based on the following:

50% Exams:a timed, on-line summative exam will be given after most units of study. Questions will be formatted as multiple choice, matching, true/false and short answer based on lecture notes, lab activities and sometimes discussion forums. Exams are designed to be taken without reference materials.

25% Projects & Discussion Forums: Projects will be given during the semester to strengthen your understanding of course material and its connection to health care. Most weeks will also include a discussion forum related to class content and/or current events.

15% Quizzes:10-25 question, on-line quizzes will be given most weeks and will be based on lecture note content. These quizzes are formative and designed to help students determine how well they are understanding the course material before the summative exam. You can take each quiz twice and your highest grade will be the one that counts.

10% Homework: A variety of homework assignments will be assigned including labs, worksheets, drawings, models, graphic organizers and other learning tools.

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments


Special Senses, Endocrine System


Chapters 14, 17


Lab, Homework, Discussion, Quiz



Blood, Lymphatic System & Immunity


Chapters 18, 21


EXAM #1, Lab, Homework, Discussion, Quiz



Cardiovascular System


Chapters 19,20


EXAM #2, Lab, Homework, Discussion, Quiz



Cardiovascular cont., Start Respiratory System


Ch 20, 22


Lab, Homework, Discussion, Quiz



Respiratory System, Urinary System


Chapter 22, 25


EXAM #3, Lab, Homework, Discussion, Quiz



Digestive System & Nutrition


Chapters 23, 24


EXAM #4, Lab, Homework, Discussion, Quiz



Reproductive System


Chapter 27


EXAM #5, Lab, Homework, Discussion, Quiz


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Participation Expectations

Our week runs Tuesday through Monday. All assignments are due at 11:59pm on the day they are due, which is usually Monday. The exception to this is discussion forums. Most discussion forum initial posts are due Thursday with responses to peers due Monday.

I am required to enter weekly attendance based on your weekly participation. You will be marked "present" if you submit at least one graded assignment for that week.

This is an accelerated, on-line class and, as such, it is very important that you effectively manage your deadlines, engage in the assigned work multiple times during the week and participate in the discussion forums in a substantive way. Posts should demonstrate college level writing, be well-developed and reference the reading, lecture notes or quality web-based source(s)

Missing & Late Work Policy

Completing your work on-time and with quality is not only important to our on-line learning community but, in health care, it could be a matter of life and death! Please read this late work policy carefully and contact me immediately if you know there will be times during the semester when you will not be able to participate in class.

  • All work is due at 11:59 pm on the date specified
  • Graded assignments turned in after the due date will incur a 25% deduction for each day they are late (please note that Saturday and Sunday each count as one separate day). Each student will receive one “life happens” pass which entitles them to turn in an assignment / initial discussion forum post one day late or post without penalty.
  • If you know you are not able to complete an assignment before the due date please contact me BEFORE the due date to discuss the possibility of an alternative schedule. I realize that there may be a rare situation when you are unable to message me prior to the due date and will make exceptions as necessary while still maintaining equity and consistency with course policies.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.