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Revision Date: 14-May-19

BIO-2012-VR01 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Synonym: 175859
Location: Rutland
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 05:30P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 05-21-2019 to 08-08-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-10-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-08-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Maxine Fidler | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Scientific Method
  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 page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Comments: No class 7/4.

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 will 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. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
Lab Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to construct hypotheses, predictions, and lab reports and to design, analyze, and/or critique experiments found throughout peer-reviewed research and laboratory notebooks.
2. 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.
3. Utilize mathematical techniques necessary to properly collect and interpret data (i.e., unit conversions, standardization, and scaling necessary for data collection, graphing and charting).
4. Apply proper techniques in using common scientific tools to collect data and describe how they work (i.e., microscopes, spectrophotometers, UV sterilizers, etc.).
5. Identify and demonstrate lab safety techniques that are in line with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

WHY TAKE THIS CLASS? Are you thinking of becoming a nurse, medical assistant, or physician's assistant? Are you considering medical billing and coding? Are you interested in the medical field, but still trying to decide where you might fit? Are you passionately interested in how the human body works? (SPOILERALERT:if you take this class, you will be!) If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you!

The information in this course is an exciting and essential building block for your career in the medical field. In addition to accomplishing the essential objectives (listed above), you will also learn the following transferable skills:

  • How to effectively manage and learn large volumes of information.
  • How to create "sound bites" of information, in order to construct effective review sheets.
  • Medical mnemonics that help information to stick.
  • Enhanced basic computer skills.
  • A fascinating introduction to the world of microscopes.
  • How the body, including yours, works. (It's amazing!)

Accept the challenge, and you'll learn all this and more. Come join us, we have fun!

This is a dissection-free section. The instructor will be bringing and using Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy as well as McGraw-Hill's (Human) Anatomy Revealed to supplement our study.

Please turn off all cell phones before class begins. Cell phones may be left on vibrate only for an emergency (sick child at home, etc.) The instructor must be notified in advance, if this is the case.

Please note: Minor changes may occur to this course description, up until (but no later than) the first class meeting.


  • Reading assignments
  • Videos
  • Library research
  • Online research
  • Class discussion
  • Small group activities and presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Research paper

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Quizzes 30%
  • Lab Activities 25%
  • Weekly homework 20%
  • Research Assignment 10%
  • Final Exam 10%
  • Participation 5%

Please note:

  • Homework: Homework is online and is due at the beginning of each class. I will accept homework up to one week (7 days) after it is due, without penalty. Online homework will "close" one week after the due date. Written work received more than one week after the due date will be downgraded by one letter grade per week. Please reserve late submissions for emergencies.
  • Exams: Exams will be distributed in class. The lowest quiz score will be dropped.
  • Exam etiquette: Once the exam has been handed out, any discussion among students or sharing of any information once the exam has begun will be considered an infraction of the honor code. Students must leave all materials (notebooks, PDA, cellphone, papers, hats, jackets, etc.) away from the exam area. Once a student begins an exam, s/he must complete it during the exam period. If a student leaves the exam before completion, s/he will be graded on the work completed during that period only. The only exception to this is a medical emergency arising during the exam period. Any student suspected of giving or receiving information during the exam will be reported to the Academic Integrity committee in accordance with academic regulations.
  • Missed quizzes or exams: Students are expected to be present for weekly quizzes. The only acceptable reason for missing a quiz is an absence, keeping in mind that more than three absences will result in failure of the course. Students may be allowed to make up a quiz if they have contacted me prior to the absence with a good reason for missing. Please plan accordingly. Missed quizzes must be made up prior to the next class. (I will still accept them up to one week after the next class, but with the loss of one letter grade unless there is documentation of severe medical or other emergency.)
  • Please turn off all cell phones before class begins. Cell phones are to remain put away and out of sight, unless we are using them as a group for designated activities. Cell phones may be left on vibrate only for an emergency (sick child at home, etc.). The instructor must be notified in advance, if this is the case. Unauthorized cell phone use during class will result in loss of participation points.
  • Treat others how you wish to be treated. Disrespectful or disruptive behavior toward fellow students or the instructor will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal.
  • This course description is subject to change, until the semester begins.

Grading Criteria:

90-99: A
80-89: B
70-79: C
60-69: D
below 60: F

Pluses and minuses will be added as follows: pluses will be added for scores ending in 7, 8 or 9; minuses will be added for scores ending in 0, 1, or 2.


Summer 2019 textbook data will be available on April 1. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

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

Contact Faculty:

Email: Maxine Fidler
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Barbara Richter

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please do not miss class, as a large amount of material is covered. That having been said, two absences are allowed for any reason. While a third absence may be allowed for a medical or other emergency, please be aware that missing more than three (3) classes will result in failure of the course.

A pattern of late arrival or early departure, if habitual, will constitute absence as follows:

  • Late arrival of 15 minutes after the start of the class will be noted as a late arrival, and three late arrivals will be considered an absence. Departure of more than 30 minutes before the end of the class will also be considered an absence.
  • More than 3 absences will result in failure of the course.


Week 1

May 21 (Lecture), May 23 (Lab)

Ch.15 – Autonomic Nervous System

Ch.16 – Neurological Exam

Ch. 15 Learning Objectives

Ch. 16 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 15, 16 lecture notes for QUIZ on Tuesday.

Weekly Journal

Choose a research topic in the discussion forum.

Week 2

May 28 (Lecture), May 30 (Lab)

Ch. 17 – The Endocrine System

[QUIZ #1 – Ch. 15,16]

Ch. 17 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 17 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Week 3

June 4 (Lecture), June 6 (Lab)

Ch. 18 - Blood

[QUIZ #2 – Ch. 17]

Ch. 18 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 18 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Rough Draft #1 is DUE next Tuesday at class time.

Week 4

June 11 (Lecture), June 16 (Lab)

Ch. 19 – The Cardiovascular System: Heart

[QUIZ #3 – Ch. 18]

Ch. 19 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 19 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Rough Draft #1 is CUTOFF next Tuesday at class time.

Week 5

June 18 (Lecture), June 20 (Lab)

Ch. 20 – Cardiovascular System: Vessels

[QUIZ #4 – Ch. 19]

Ch. 20 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 19 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Week 6

June 25 (Lecture), June 27 (Lab)

Ch. 21 – The Lymphatic & Immune Systems

[QUIZ #5 – Ch. 20]

Ch. 21 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 20 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Rough Draft #2 is DUE next Tuesday at class time.

Week 7

July 2 (Lecture), July 4 (NO CLASS)

Ch. 22 – The Respiratory System

[QUIZ #6 – Ch. 21]

Ch. 22 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 22 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Rough Draft #2 is DUE next Tuesday at class time.

Week 8

July 9 (Lecture), July 11 (Lab)

Ch. 23 – The Digestive System

Ch. 24 – Nutrition & Metabolism

[QUIZ #7 – Ch. 22]

Ch. 23 Learning Objectives

Ch. 24 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 23,24 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Week 9

July 16 (Lecture), July 18 (Lab)

Ch. 25 – The Urinary System

[QUIZ #8 – Ch. 23,24]

Ch. 25 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 25 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Final Draft is DUE next Tuesday at class time.

Week 10

July 23 (Lecture), July 25 (Lab)

Ch. 26 – Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

[QUIZ #9 – Ch. 25]

Ch. 26 Learning Objectives

Study Ch. 26 for QUIZ on Tuesday

Weekly Journal

Final Draft is CUTOFF next Tuesday at class time.

Week 11

July 30 (Lecture), August 1 (Review Potluck)

Ch. 27 – The Reproductive System

Ch. 28 – Development & Inheritance

[QUIZ #10 – Ch. 26]

Ch. 27 Learning Objectives

Ch. 28 Learning Objectives

Weekly Journal

Read and comment on two different research papers online, CUTOFF next Tuesday. [This is a substitute for the verbal presentation and is part of your grade.]

Week 12

August 6 (Lab), August 8 (Final Exam)

[Final Exam]

Last opportunity to turn in work. I will not be accepting work past class time on August 8 (the last day of class).

*Courtesy reminder: I am unable to accept any work for any reason past the start of class on our last day of class, Thursday August 8. Please plan accordingly.


Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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