Syllabus BIO 2320 Summer 2024

Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BIO 2320. This course combines two sections for lecture (T/Th 9:40-12:10 Science 1115), then half of the class meets for lab on Tuesday and the other half meets for lab on Thursday at 12:30.  Labs are in Science 2089. The laboratories are traditional laboratory sessions which allow the seeing, touching and feeling of body structures.

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 1.      Seeley’s Anatomy & Physiology, 13th Ed., by Van Putte, Regan and Russo 2. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, 12th Ed. – Main version, by Elaine Marieb & Lori Smith

Your books may be e-books or hard copies.  The Van Putte book always stays at home and the green Marieb lab manual needs to come to lab on your lab days. You may reference your books during exams, but time limits how many items you can look up.

Optional Course Materials:

  1. Dissection Guide and Atlas to the Mink, by David Smith and Michael Schenk, Morton Publishing;
  2. 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.

Participation Policy

MSU Denver has a new Mandatory Participation Policy for all students. Any student who has not participated in this course by June 18 will be administratively dropped from the course by the Registrar’s Office. Participation for this course means logging into the course on Canvas, participating in a Discussion posting, or signing the attendance sheet in lab.


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Schedule of Activities


Week/Day Lecture Lab Reading
Week 1 Tuesday 6/11  Review of Terminology, ANS, Endocrine System  Endocrine Van Putte: Ch 1 and 16

Lab Manual: Ex 27 and Laboratory Objectives Photos

Week 1 Thursday 6/13  Endocrine System  Endocrine Van Putte: Ch 17 and 18

Lab Manual: Ex 27 and Laboratory Objectives Photos

Week 2 Tuesday 6/18  Blood  Blood and Heart  Van Putte: Ch 19

Lab Manual: Ex 29, 30

Week 2 Thursday 6/20  Heart  Blood and Heart  Van Putte: Ch 20

Lab Manual: Ex 29, 30

End of Week 2; June 17-22  Lecture Exam 1 Online (through blood)
Week 3 Tuesday 6/25  Heart  Blood Vessels Lab Objectives Photos
Week 3 Thursday 6/27  Blood Vessels  Blood Vessels  Van Putte: Ch 21

Lab Objectives Photos

Week 4 Tuesday 7/2 Blood Vessels Lymphatics  Lab Exam Online 7/1-6
Week 4 Thursday 7/4  No Class  Lab Exam Online 7/1-6 Van Putte: Ch 22
End of Week 4  July 1-6  Lecture Exam 2 Online (through lymphatics)
Week 5 Tuesday 7/9 Respiratory System  CV Physiology Van Putte: Ch 23

Lab Manual:  Ex 31 and 33

Week 5 Thursday 7/11 Respiratory System  CV Physiology  Lab Manual:  Ex 31 and 33
Week 6 Tuesday 7/16  Digestive System Resp, Dig, Urinary, Repro Anatomy  Van Putte: Ch 24 and 25

Lab Manual: Ex 36 and 38; Laboratory Objectives Photos

Week 6 Thursday 7/18 Digestive System Resp, Dig, Urinary, Repro Anatomy Lab Manual: Ex 36 and 38;  Laboratory Objectives Photos
End of Week 6 July 15-20  Lecture Exam 3 Online (through digestive)
Week 7 Tuesday 7/23 Urinary System  Resp Phys, UA, Movie  Van Putte: Ch 26

Lab Manual: Ex 37 and 41

Week 7 Thursday 7/25 Reproductive System Resp Phys, UA, Movie Van Putte: Ch 28 Lab Manual: Ex 37 and 41
Week 8 Tuesday 7/30 Reproductive System Lab Exam Online 7/29-8/3
Week 8 Thursday 8/1 Development Lab Exam Online 7/29-8/3 Van Putte: Ch 29
End of Week 8 July 29-Aug 3 Lecture Exam 4 Online (through development)


The entire lecture portion of the course is a traditional lecture on campus starting at 9:40 in room Science 1115. The only grades for lecture are the 4 online lecture exams.  No attendance is taken in lecture.  The labs are held on Tuesdays OR Thursdays on-campus in room SI 2089 at 12:30.   Attendance is taken in lab for extra credit points and the 2 lab exams are described below.

IMPORTANT LINKS for Lecture: Outlines, Learning Objectives, Recorded Lectures, and PowerPoint Slides may all be found at


There is a separate schedule for lab called Lab Objectives:   BIO 2320 Lab Objectives Summer 2024. This document covers what we do each week in lab, plus you will only be tested in lab on structures and activities found on this document.  Have it handy for labs.

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

Office hours: Office hours are 7:30-9:40 and 12-12:30 Tuesday and Thursday in person, via Teams meetings, email or phone calls.

Course Grading Policy



Assignment/Assessment Points
  Lecture Exam One 100
  Lecture Exam Two 100
  Lecture Exam Three 100
  Lecture Exam Four 100
  Lab Exam One 50
  Lab Exam Two 50
Introductory Student Feedback Survey 10


Late Work Policy:

  1. Lecture and Lab Exams may be taken late at a 10% deduction per day late.
  2. Once the semester is over, on Aug 3, no late work is accepted.

Grading Scale: The total number of points possible for the course is 510. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:

A 459-510
B 408-458
C 357-407
D 306-356
F Fewer than 306


EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Attending lab is essential to success in the class, as it provides visual and tactile input to the structures you need to know as well as relationships of one structure to another.  You may earn extra credit points for attending labs throughout the semester as follows, provided that you are not more than 20 minutes late to any given lab:

Attending fewer than 2 labs: 0 points extra credit

Attending 2 labs: 5 points extra credit

Attending 3 labs: 10 points extra credit

Attending 4 labs: 15 points extra credit

Attending 5 labs: 20 points extra credit

Attending all 6 in-person labs: 25 points extra credit


There will be 4 lecture exams, each worth 100 points (50 questions) for a total of 400 points. All exams are online on Canvas.  Exams open at 12 am on Mondays and close at 11:59 pm on Saturdays on dates above at 11:59 pm.  Lecture exams consist of multiple choice, ordering, matching, true/false questions, and a few fill in the blank questions,  that are randomly selected from a pool of questions. Fill in the blank answers must be spelled correctly. 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 are not comprehensive.

You will be given one chance to take each exam and a time limit of 50 minutes.  These are open-note, open-book exams, but you may not collaborate with your classmates on any exams.

When you are ready to take the quiz, click on the quiz link, read the instructions, and then begin.  After you have answered all of the questions, click “Submit Quiz” at the bottom.  You will see your score immediately and grades may always be found in the Grades tab on the left of the Canvas course homepage.  There is a practice test that you may try at any time to make sure your web browser is compatible with Canvas and to get familiar with the format. No points are awarded nor deducted for results on the practice test and you may take it repeatedly. I do double check the computer grading on all completed exams.

LABORATORY EXAMS: You must attend traditional on-campus laboratories each week.  The labs will follow the laboratory objectives. There are 2 online lab exams, each with 25 questions, and worth 50 points, 30 minutes.  Questions are only on the material from your laboratory objectives. The Canvas online lab test is primarily fill in the blank questions randomly selected from a test bank and Lab Exam One is due on Saturday July 6 at 11:59 pm; Lab Exam Two is due Saturday August 3 at 11:59 pm.  There is a practice online lab test on Canvas if you wish to check out the format.

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 are not comprehensive. I do double check the computer grading on all completed exams.

STUDENT FEEDBACK SURVEY: After watching the introductory recording found under Announcements and Overview of the Course Module (read me first), there are questions to answer to make sure you understand course expectations.  The Student Feedback Survey may be found by clicking Quizzes or Assignments on the left Canvas menu.  Due date is June 30 by 11:59 pm. 10 points total are possible.

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.