RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS
Anatomy and Physiology II: Fall 2011
Course Code and Value: AMY-2B-49461; 4 units
Course Hours and Location: Lecture TTH 8:30-9:25am, Lab TTH 9:35am-12:50pm; LS 105
Instructor: Preston Galusky firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://faculty.rcc.edu/galusky Phone: 951-222-8361
Office: Life Science 101-E Office Hours: MW 12-2; T 2-3
Welcome to Anatomy 2B. This course is a continuation of Anatomy 2A and explores the basic human anatomy and
physiology of the following systems: nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive.
Your understanding of all concepts, protocols, and vocabulary presented during lecture or lab and all material covered in
the required readings are subject to evaluation.
By the end of the course, a successful student will be able to:
Discuss anatomical and physiological principles and relationships using appropriate terminology.
Describe the structures and functions of the nervous system.
Describe the structures and functions of the endocrine system.
Describe the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system.
Describe the structures and functions of the respiratory system.
Describe the structures and functions of the urinary system.
Describe the structures and functions of the digestive system.
Describe the structures and functions of the reproductive system.
Identify and discuss basic clinical disorders associated with each topic.
Integrate principles from different systems to evaluate clinical problems.
E.N. Marieb and K. Hoehn, Human Anatomy and Physiology, 7th or 8th ed. Textbook
R.Loomis et.al., Anatomy and Physiology 2B Laboratory Packet Lab Manual
Grade: Your grade will be based on your overall percentage of the following approximated point totals.
Lecture: 3 100 point Lecture Exams: 300 pts
1 150 point Cumulative Final: 150 pts
Participation: 60 pts
510 pts (60% of overall grade)
Lab: 3 100 - 110 point Lab Exams: 300 pts
1 60 - 70 point Lab Exam: 60 pts
8 - 10 Lab Quizzes (5 – 20pts): 100 pts
Lab Assignments: 20 pts
480 pts (40% of overall grade)
Final Grade = 0.6Lecture Grade % + 0.4Lab Grade %
Exams and Quizzes: EXAMS and QUIZZES CANNOT BE MADE UP. Lab exams in particular take several
hours to set up, so there are both practical and philosophical reasons for this policy. Exceptions may be made in the case of
extreme circumstances beyond the control of the student. Unless physically incapable of doing so, you are responsible for
notifying the instructor within 24 hours of missing the exam or quiz. The student will provide a signed statement
describing the nature of the circumstances and may also be required to provide other substantiating documentation at the
discretion of the instructor. If you score a D or lower on any exam, you are required to make an appointment to see me or
attend at least 1 office hour outside of class before the next exam.
Professionalism and Conduct: Students are expected to participate during the lecture and lab periods as well as
show consideration and respect for the instructor, peers, and the course equipment. Cleaning up your lab area and properly
storing lab equipment is your responsibility. Use of cell phones and other personal electronic devices during lecture or lab
is both disrespectful and distracting; you may use them during breaks but turn them off during class. Side conversations
during lecture are also distracting and unacceptable. Instruct relatives and friends to contact campus security in the event of
an emergency; security personnel will find and inform you of any personal emergency. Point deductions may be incurred
for cell phone use and other specified infractions at the discretion of the instructor. You are expected to behave in
accordance with the Student Code of Conduct as outlined in your RCC Student Handbook at all times. I reserve the right to
dismiss anyone from class at anytime whose behavior is detrimental to the learning environment.
Attendance and Participation: Attendance is mandatory and you must be present on time to each class session.
Participation points will be awarded at various intervals during the lecture. If you are not in class, you cannot participate.
If you cannot participate, you will not be awarded participation points. In the event of an excused absence, participation
points will not be counted against your final grade; however, they will not be counted for you either. If you miss more than
6 hours of either lab or lecture, you may be dropped from the class; however, this is not a guarantee that you will be
dropped. Students who choose not to continue with the course are responsible for dropping the course via WebAdvisor or
the admissions office; failure to do so may result in an F.
Academic Honesty: You are expected to adhere to RCC policies on academic honesty at all times. Anyone caught
cheating or plagiarizing on any work for this class will be issued a 0 for the assignment and the incident will be
immediately reported to the Dean of Instruction. Please see the link on the class website for RCC definitions of academic
Special Needs: If you have a documented physical, psychiatric/emotional, medical, or learning disability that may impact
your ability to carry out assigned course work, I urge you to contact the staff in Disabled Students Programs and Services at
222-8060. DSP&S will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and
appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
Week Dates Lecture Topics Lab Topics
(Text Chapter – Required Reading) (Lab Exercise – Required Reading)
Aug 30 Nervous System Fundamentals (11) Neuron Structures (1)
Sep 1 Nervous Sys. Fundamentals cont. (11) Neuron Physiology (2)
Sep 6 Central Nervous System (12) Spinal Cord and Brain (3,4,5)
Sep 8 Central Nervous System (12) Spinal Cord and Brain (3,4,5)
Sep 13 Peripheral Nervous System (13) Peripheral Nerves (6,7,8,9)
Sep 15 Autonomic Nervous System (14) Nervous System Tracts (10, Review)
Sep 20 Lecture Exam 1 (Marieb Ch. 11-14) and Lab Exam 1 (Labs 1-10)
Sep 22 Endocrine System (16) Endocrine Lab (11)
Sep 27 Endocrine System (16) Endocrine Lab (11)
Sep 29 Cardiovascular System: Heart (18) Heart Anatomy and Physiology (14,15)
Oct 4 Cardiovascular System: Heart (18) Heart Anatomy and Physiology (14,15)
6 Vessels of Humans and Dissection of Vessels in
Oct 6 Cardiovascular System: Vessels (19)
Oct 11 Cardiovascular System: Vessels (19) Blood (12)
Oct 13 Blood (17) Review (11-15)
Oct 18 Lecture Exam 2 (Marieb Ch. 16-19) and Lab Exam 2 (Labs 11-15)
Oct 20 Respiratory System (22) Respiratory System (16)
Oct 25 Respiratory System (22) Respiratory System (16,17)
Oct 27 Respiratory System (22) Respiratory Physiology (17)
Nov 1 Urinary System (25) Urinary System Anatomy (18)
Nov 3 Urinary System (25) Urinary System Anatomy (18)
Nov 8 Electrolyte Balance (26) Urinary System Physiology (19)
Nov 10 Electrolyte Balance (26) Review (16-19)
Nov 15 Lecture Exam 3 (Marieb Ch. 22,25,26) and Lab Exam 3 (Labs 16-19)
Nov 17 Digestive System (23) Digestive System (20)
Nov 22 Digestive System (23) Digestive System (20)
Nov 24 Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 29 Digestive System (23) Digestive System (20)
Dec 1 Reproductive System (27) Reproductive System (21)
Dec 6 Reproductive System (27) Reproductive System (21)
Dec 8 Reproductive System (27) Review (20-21)
Lab Exam 4 (Labs 20-21): Tuesday, Dec 13, 8-10:30am; Final Exam (All Chapters): Thursday, Dec 15, 8-10:30am