Virtual Lectures and Labs due to COVID Summer BIO 2320

Syllabus BIO 2320 Online Summer 2022

Welcome: Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BIO 2320,  with lectures and labs online. This option is for students needing virtual instruction due to COVID concerns.  This class is NOT a self-paced course. You MUST complete assignments and exams by the dates provided on the McGraw-Hill Connect website and below in  this syllabus, as well as in your laboratory objectives. (Note:  If you want a hybrid format, with lectures online but labs in person, let your instructor know and click here.)

Course Description (from Catalog):

BIO 2320-4 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3+3)

Prerequisite: BIO 2310 or permission of instructor

This is the second of two courses addressing the structure and function of the human body. Topics include endocrinology; circulation; and the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Course content and class level are designed for allied health science students and for human performance, sport or recreation professions majors.


REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS 1Seeley’s Anatomy & Physiology, 12th Ed., by Van Putte, Regan and Russo  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, 12th Ed. – Main version, by Elaine Marieb & Lori Smith

You must have Connect access with the 12th edition of the Van Putte textbook and it automatically comes with an e-book.  The Connect URL for initial registration into your course is unique for this course.  For the current 12th edition of the Van Putte textbookyou initially go to:

Once here, enter your email address and set up an account.  Use the code in your book if you purchased it new from the Auraria bookstore for access.  The second option is to purchase a registration ($135 and it comes with e-book), and third is to get temporary access while you are awaiting your financial aid money to arrive – which is only available for 2 weeks starting June 6.

After the initial set up, you will always login to your course through the following URL:  For any technical problems, call McGraw-Hill tech support at 800-331-5094.

On the McGraw-Hill website, click on this class (BIO 2320 12th Edition) from the menu on the left and then this class.  Now you will find your home page for this class called the Assignments page that has all of the Smart Book Homework assignments for each chapter with their due dates as well as a link to the four exams and their availability dates.  On the left, you will also find a link to your e-book, Anatomy and Physiology Revealed (APR) which has excellent cadaver photos, and recordings of the lectures.  The calendar option shows due dates but not exam opening dates.

“Results” tab, which is found on the left menu, and looks like an upward trending graph, is where you will find your homework assignment grades and your exam grades once you have something to report.

Optional Course Materials:

Free Resource through The Auraria Library:   Visible Body 3D Human Anatomy Atlas is a digital collection of anatomy, physiology, and pathology visualizations and animations.

Link on how to use the 3D Human Anatomy Atlas.

Schedule of Activities


Week/Day Lecture(Online) Lab(Online) Reading
Week 1 (6/13-18)  Review of Terminology and ANS.

Endocrine System

 Endocrine  Van Putte: Ch 1 and 16, 17, 18.

Lab Manual: Ex 27 and Laboratory Objectives Photos

Week 2 (6/20-25)  Blood  Blood and Heart (4 Virtual Labs Due June 26) Van Putte: Ch 19.

Lab Manual: Ex 2 9, 30.

During Week 2, June 23-25  Exam 1
Week 3(6/27-7/2)  Heart and Blood Vessels  Blood Vessels  Van Putte: Ch 20, 21.

Lab Objectives Photos

Week 4 (7/5-9)  Blood Vessels and Lymphatics  Lab Exam by July 10 Van Putte: Ch 22
During Week 4, July 7-9  Exam 2
Week 5 (7/11-16)  Respiratory System  CV Physiology (Virtual Lab Due July 17)  Van Putte: Ch 23

Lab Manual:  Ex 31 and 33

Week 6 (7/18-23)  Digestive System  Resp and Dig Anatomy

Urinary and Repro Anatomy

 Van Putte: Ch 24,25.

Lab Manual: Ex 36 and 38

Lab Objectives Photos

During Week 6, July 21-23  Exam 3
Week 7 (7/25-30)  Urinary System  Respiratory Physiology, Urinalysis, and Reproduction (2 Virtual Labs Due July 31)  Van Putte: Ch 26

Lab Manual: Ex 37 and 41

Week 8 (8/1-6)  Reproductive  System and Development  Lab Exam by Aug 6  Van Putte: Ch 28 and 29.
During Week 8, Aug 4-6  Exam 4

Instructor Information: Dr. Clare Hays. Office SI 2032; Phone 303-615-0777;  [email protected]

Office hours: Office hours are 7:30-9:30 and 12-12:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays, in person, via Teams meetings, email or phone calls.


The lecture portion of this course is held online on the McGraw Hill Connect website.  It includes graded chapter homework assignments and 4 exams.  Virtual labs are based on Lab Objectives, with virtual lab assignments and exams on Connect.

IMPORTANT LINKS for Virtual Lecture: You may read the Van Putte chapters for all of your information, but if you wish to streamline the material into what will be on the lecture exams, refer to the Hays website as described below, or the recorded lectures.(Outlines, Learning Objectives, Recorded Lectures, and PowerPoint Slides all contain the same information, so choose a format that works best for you; you don’t have to look at all four formats.)

  1. Detailed Outlines of Course Material including selected video links at the bottom of the outlines:
  2. Student Learning Objectives: These are detailed Learning Objectives written by me.  They are the exact information presented in the Detailed Outlines, but presented in a Study Guide format.  These would serve you well to use as flash cards.  Objectives are found at: to the learning objectives are found at:
  3. Recorded Lectures: There are recorded lectures on Connect through Tegrity.  These are under Resources on the left side of the Connect course homepage.  You need to download the Tegrity app the first time you use it.  The lectures follow the detailed outlines (#1) in order and show the PowerPoint slides (#4).
  4. PowerPoint slides of the course may be found on my homepage as well.  This is the SAME material that is in the outlines and objective, just in a different format.


IMPORTANT LINKS for Virtual Lab:

If you need virtual labs due to COVID concerns, there is a separate schedule for virtual labs called Lab Objectives:  BIO 2320 Lab Objectives Summer 2022


Assignment/Assessment Points
  Smartbook Homework Ch 1 10
  Smartbook Homework Ch 16 20
  Smartbook Homework Ch 17 10
  Smartbook Homework Ch 18 30
  Smartbook Homework Ch 19 30
  Smartbook Homework Ch 20 40
  Smartbook Homework Ch 21 40
  Smartbook Homework Ch 22 20
  Smartbook Homework Ch 23 50
  Smartbook Homework Ch 24 40
  Smartbook Homework Ch 25 10
  Smartbook Homework Ch 26 30
  Smartbook Homework Ch 28 40
  Smartbook Homework Ch 29 30
  Lecture Exam One 50
  Lecture Exam Two 50
  Lecture Exam Three 50
  Lecture Exam Four 50
  Lab Exam One 50
  Lab Exam Two 50
Virtual Lab Tutorial 10
Virtual Lab Hematocrit 10
Virtual Lab Hemoglobin 10
Virtual Lab Blood Typing 10
Virtual Lab Pulse Measurements 20
Virtual Lab Pulmonary 20
Virtual Lab Urinalysis 20


Late Work Policy:

  1. No late work accepted for Smartbook Chapter assignments since they are open for completion on the first day of class. Don’t procrastinate.
  2. Lecture Exams may be taken late at a 10% deduction per day late.
  3. Late Lab Exams will have a 10% deduction per day late.
  4. No late work accepted for Virtual Lab assignments since they are open for completion on the first day of class. Don’t procrastinate.

Grading Scale: The total number of points possible for the course is 790. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:

A 720-800
B 640-719
C 560-639
D 480-559
F Fewer than 480



There will be 4 lecture exams, each worth 50 points (50 questions) for a total of 200 points. All exams are online and taken at the McGraw-Hill Connect site.  Exams open at 12 am on Thursday and close at 11:59 pm on Saturday for the dates given above.  Lecture exams consist of multiple choice and true/false questions. A 10% deduction per day will be taken away from your exam scores for any exams taken and submitted after the due date.  No late submissions once the semester is over. No other make-up opportunities exist. Exams cover the same material that you will be studying in the Smartbook homework questions described below.  Exams are not comprehensive.

You will be given one chance to take each exam and a time limit of 50 minutes.   All exams must be taken during the dates listed on the Connect homepage.   To prevent any computer problems during the exams, try the “Practice Exam,” worth zero points, to make sure the format works with your computer.  Any technical problems you experience during exams require that you immediately contact McGraw Hill Tech support (info at the end of this syllabus) AND your instructor.  When you are ready to take your exam, simply click on it and click “Begin.”  Note that answers are automatically saved as you click your answer.  However, you can return to any question, and change the answer, as long as you have not yet submitted it and have not yet run out of time.  The menu to navigate through the questions is at the bottom of your screen.  As you finish the last question and you are done, click submit.  Note:  Depending on your computer settings, you may need to scroll down to see ALL of the multiple choice answers.

Tips for success on the exams: Completing the Smart Book homework questions AND glancing at my outlines or learning objectives or recorded lectures for each exam from my homepage at  (Note, look for a link to the answers to those lecture objectives at the bottom of my “sites” course homepage at this site too.)

You may see your exam score through the “RESULTS” page from on the left menu of the Connect homepage.  The icon looks like an upward trending graph.


You will be required to  complete a set of Smart Book chapter questions from the Connect site for EACH chapter that is covered in this course.  The maximum points you can earn for completing these modules is 400 total points for the entire course.  Exam One covers chapters  1, 16, 17, 18 and 19 and the corresponding homework questions for these chapters will be 100 points if you complete all of the questions.  Yes, your score is based on COMPLETION, not whether or not you got the questions right.  Then, Exam Two covers chapters 20, 21, 22 and the corresponding homework questions for these chapters will also be 100 points if you complete all of the questions… and so on through the Exam Three and Four chapters.    Note that there are due dates for these Smart Book homework assignments.  If you don’t complete a homework chapter by the due date, a score will automatically be recorded for your work up until the due date. Since you have access to the Smart Book homework questions from the first day of class, there are no due date extensions for the homework assignments (start early!)

You can access the Smart Book homework questions by clicking the Smart Book arrow on the right of each listed homework assignment and then click “Begin.”  This brings you to the correct e-book chapter and then you should start with reading the chapter, especially the highlighted sections. (Note:  The yellow highlights mean you need to focus on the material and blue highlights are meant for just perusing the major concepts. If the highlights annoy you,  you can access the e-text directly from the menu on your homepage and avoid the highlighting.) Whenever you feel ready, go to Questions.  Each question requires you to click on the answer as well as your confidence level for your answer.  If, at anytime you need to switch back to your textbook, just click on the Reading icon.  You can then return to the Questions at anytime.

You will have the full amount of points with 100% completion of each chapter because your grade is based on completion, not the number of questions you get right.  However, if you miss a question, the system will ask you that question again and again, to make sure you know it.  Please note, that these chapter questions are time-consuming and should not be done at the last minute!   You may do the Smart Book homework questions more, even if you have 100% completion, as this completion percent will not change.   You do this by clicking on “recharge” from the Assignments page. For more details, read the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

LABORATORY ASSIGNMENTS and EXAMS for Virtual Labs: There are 2 lab exams each worth 50 points. (Lab exams will consist of short answer and identification questions taken through Connect online.)  There are also 7 different virtual laboratory assignments completed through Connect, worth a total of 100 points.  There are due dates for the assignments on Connect and in your Laboratory Objectives.  The Connect Laboratory Exams and Virtual Labs are at the bottom of the Connect homepage.  Since you have access to the Virtual Labs from the first day of class, there are no due date extensions for them.

Student behavior:

  1. a) The student assumes certain obligations of performance and behavior while attending MSU Denver. Refer to the student standards of conduct in your Student Handbook.
  2. b) Cheating of any sort will result in immediate expulsion with a grade of F.

Student Support:

Access Center for Disability Accommodations and Adaptive Technology; 303-556-8387; Plaza Suite 122.

Counseling Center (provides help with test anxiety) 303-556-3132; Tivoli 651.

Tutoring Center 303-556-6439; Tivoli 219; online tutoring is free for 20 hours per year at – click on the student tab to log in for your free tutoring.

C O L L E G E O F L E T T E R S , A R T S , A N D S C I E N C E S
S Y L L A B U S  S T A T E M E N T S – Summer 2022

See this Syllabus Addendum regarding COVID-19

NOTE: If you have any difficulty accessing the links in this document, please inform the instructor.

 FAQs for Connect:

May I post messages on McGraw Hill Connect?  Only your instructor may post messages, if you need to get a message to me, use my email.

What are my grades on Smart Book homework questions and how much do I have left to complete?  You will only receive a grade (points) on the Smart Book homework questions if, either you complete the entire chapter, OR the due date has passed.  The assignments homepage shows the due date for all Smart Book homework chapter questions as well as the dates during which you must take the four exams.  The “Results” tab  which looks like an upward graph line on your left shows your points/percentage only if you have finished 100% of the chapter questions.  (You may need to log out and then log back in to update the results page.) You can find out how far you are in any non-completed (“in progress”) Smart Book homework assignments by looking at the progress bar.  Once you have completed a chapter you will have a  “see report” icon that shows your grade.

Where do I find my grade in the class so far?  On the left side of Connect, there is an icon that looks like an upward-trending graph called “Results.”  There, you can add up your total points earned and divide it by the total points possible.  You will only have scores after the due date has passed.  Know that your teacher’s end only shows BEST scores on work (such as the virtual labs) that has multiple attempts.

Can I still practice on the homework questions even if I have already completed that chapter? Yes!  Just click on “recharge” as from the SB arrow.     This won’t affect the fact that you already have 100% completion.

I have completed all chapter questions and now it says recharge.  Do I have to do that? No.  Periodically, the computer system will have you repeat some of the questions as a refresher.  This is optional.

How do I exit the Questions or E Book? Just click on the Exit Assignment whenever you are done reading or answering questions and then you can sign out.

How do I continue working on the Smart Book chapter questions even though the computer thinks I should take a break? You can re-enter the questions at any time from the course assignments homepage.

These modules are taking SO LONG to complete, how can I speed them up? Read your BOOK!!  The Smart Book homework system remediates you based on the type and number of questions you miss.  The more you get correct, the quicker you will be done.  So, obviously looking at the corresponding chapter on the eBook or your textbook BEFORE you start the questions will increase your success in the questions and get you out of the quicker.  If you are fed up with any certain chapter questions, you may go on and accept the grade you get once the due date has passed, but incomplete modules will not receive a 100%.

The textbook covers so much information.  How do I know what material is most important to study for the exams? My Lecture Objectives help you to prioritize the most important material.  Note there is a link to the Answers to the objectives at the bottom of the page.

How do I navigate the SmartBook?  From the Assignments homepage, click on the e-book.  The menu bar is at the top next to the page changing arrows.

How do I get technical help  from McGraw Hill?; or contact Support – 800-331-5094

BIO 2320 official syllabus

Specific (Measurable) Student Behavioral Learning Objectives from Official Syllabus (format: 1, a, i, ii, etc.): Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:


  1. Explain the functions of the organs of the respiratory, digestive and reproductive system.
  2. Explain the anatomy of the kidney and the functions of the nephron.
  3. Explain the initiation and conduction of impulses through the heart.
  4. Explain the functional anatomy of the heart.
  5. Explain the relationship between the hypothalamus and hypophysis, and the functions of the hormones of the hypophysis.
  6. Describe the functions and controls of the heart and blood vessels.
  7. Describe the role of erythrocytes in gas exchange and transport.
  8. Explain immune mechanisms.
  9. Explain mechanisms of blood clots.
  10. Describe mechanisms and controls of breathing.
  11. Describe excretory and regulator  functions of the kidney.
  12. Explain general  and  specific endocrine control for all glands.


1. Identify surface features of the body.

2. Identify organs of respiratory, digestive, urinary  and reproductive systems.

3. Identify heart structure.