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Revision Date: 01-Jun-20

BIO-2012-VR01 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Synonym: 184893

Location: Rutland - Meets Online

Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Michael Gamache | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00
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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.

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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).


METHODS: Because the course is currently on line, Human A & P I instruction will be based on an engaged dialogue of assigned readings, video lectures, and laboratory/research assignments.

Evaluation Criteria:

Accomplishment of course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of: Evaluation of student learning in this on-line version is based on the following: 1. Discussion Boards. 2. Assignments (labs and research). 3. Attendance & participation 4. Exams

Exams: 50%

Discussion Boards: 20%

Assignments: 20%

Attendance: 10%

Total: 100%

Grading Criteria:

Assignments and Exams are graded on a 100 point scale. Final grades are based on the following breakdown: A+ 98-100 A 93-97 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 Return to Menu


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. 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.

BIO-2012-VR01 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: Michael Gamache
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Catherine Garland

Notes: Notes:

Attendance Policy:

Attendance in an on-line course such as this is based on the following: 1. Checking into discussion board . 2. Timely submission of comments to discussion boards. 3. Timely submission of Lab/Research Assignments & Free Response Essay Exams


Module 1: May 26 - May 29thGreetings/Overview of Course/Read CH. 14.1/Intro to Special Senses/Discussion BoardsModule 2: June 1st - June 5thSpecial Senses Discussion Board continued/Lab Introductions & ActivitiesModule 3: June 8th - June 12thEndocrine System/Read Chapter 17/Discussion BoardExam # 1 Posted June 11th/Exam Due June 15thModule 4: June 15th - June 19thBlood/Heart/Read Chapters 18 & 19.1/Discussion BoardModule 5: June 22nd - June 26thHeart/Blood vessels/Read Chapters 19.2 - 19.5 & 20/Discussion BoardExam # 2 Posted June 25th/Due June 29thModule 6: June 29th - July 3rdLymphatic & Immune Systems/Read Chapter 21/Discussion BoardModule 7: July 6th - July 10thRespiratory System/Read Chapter 22/Discussion BoardExam # 3 Posted July 9th/Due July 13thModule 8: July 13th - July 17thDigestive System, Metabolism/Nutrition/Read Chapters 23 & 24/Discussion BoardsModule 9: July 20th - July 24thUrinary System/Read Chapter 25/Discussion BoardExam # 4 Posted July 23rd/Due July 27thModule 10: July 27th - July 31stFluid, Electrolyte & Acid-Base Balance/Read Chapter 25/Discussion BoardModule 11: August 3rd - August 7thReproductive System/Read Chapter 26/Discussion BoardModule 12: August 10th - August 17thDevelopment/Read Chapter 27/Discussion BoardExam # 5 Posted August 13th/Due august 17th

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.
  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 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.

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