Syllabus, BIO 2320, T/Th Lectures Summer 2019

Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Summer, Lectures Tuesday and Thursday

Welcome: Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BIO 2320. This course combines two sections for lecture, then half of the class meets for lab on Tuesday and the other half meets for lab on Thursday.  Labs are in SI 2087 & 2089. The laboratories are traditional laboratory sessions which allow the seeing, touching and feeling of body structures.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS 1. Seeley’s Anatomy & Physiology, 11th Ed., by Van Putte, Regan and Russo  

2.Abbreviated Version of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, 12th Ed. – Cat version, by Elaine Marieb, Volume 2 Custom Edition for Metropolitan State University of Denver.

REQUIRED LABORATORY SUPPLIES: 1. Dissecting tools including a scalpel with replaceable blades, a blunt probe, and small scissors, 2. Not required, but strongly recommended, are disposable gloves and a lab coat or an old shirt to protect your clothing. Respirators with filters and eye goggles are available upon request.


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

Office hours:    Before and after class Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment.

Website: Here you will find class outlines, lecture objectives (study guides), objective answers, syllabus, lab objectives and PowerPoint slides.

University Catalog Description

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.

Student Learning Objectives:  See below from Regular Course Syllabus.  More detailed Learning Objectives are found at:


June 11 Anatomical terminology, Autonomic N.S.; Endocrine System Chapter 1,Chapter 16
June 13 Endocrine System Chapter 17, 18
June 18 Blood Chapter 19
June 20 Heart Chapter 20
June 20 12:00 am -June 22 11:59 pm EXAM 1 Through Blood ONLINE
June 25 Heart
June 27 Vessels Chapter 21
July 2 Vessels, Lymphatics Chapter 22
July 3 12:00 am – July 6 11:59 pm EXAM 2 Heart Through Lymphatics ONLINE
July 9 Respiratory System Chapter 23
July 11 Respiratory System
July 16 Digestive System Chapter 24
July 18 Digestive System Chapter 25
July 18 12:00 am –July 20 11:59 pm EXAM 3 Respiratory Through Digestive ONLINE
July 23 Urinary System Chapter 26
July 15 Reproductive System Chapter 28
July 30 Reproductive System
Aug 1 Development Chapter 29
July 30 12:00 am-Aug 3 11:59 pm EXAM 4 Comprehensive ONLINE
  • Students are responsible for full knowledge of the provisions and regulations pertaining to all aspects of their attendance at MSU Denver, and should familiarize themselves with the policies found on the following web site:    
  • For information on drop dates, see academic calendar or your student detailed schedule


  • 1. LECTURE EXAMS: There will be 4 online lecture exams for a total of 450 points. Exams 1,2,3 are each worth 100 points and consist of 50 questions.  You have a time limit of 50 minutes for each of the first 3 exams.  The 4th exam is the comprehensive final and consists of 75 questions worth 150 points (100 points new material and 50 points old material). You have a time limit of 1 hour 50 minutes for the final exam.  Online exams covering lectures consist of objective multiple choice or fill in the blank questions.  These online exams must be completed in one sitting, so don’t expect to logout and then return to the exam. A 10 point 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 on Aug 3.  No other make-up opportunities exist.   When taking the exams, click on the “Assessments” link and then click on the specific exam link which only becomes available once the exam opens.  Read the instructions, and then click “begin.” You may save your answers as you go, or wait until the end and save all of the answers and then “save and submit.” After it is submitted, click “ok” to view your results to learn from this assessment. There is a practice test that you may try at any time to make sure your web browser is compatible with Blackboard and to get familiar with the format. No points are awarded nor deducted for results on the practice test.
  • 2. LAB EXAMS: There will be 2 lab exams each worth 50 points . Lab exams will consist of short answer and identification questions.

    There is also a review sheet assignment which  is explained in your Laboratory Objectives. Complete the review sheet assignment which consists of completing 1. the Review Sheet in your abbreviated Marieb Laboratory Manual “Exercise 43 Review Sheet: Physiology of Human Reproduction: Gametogenesis and the Female Cycles”  PLUS 2. Review Sheet in your abbreviated Marieb Laboratory Manual “Exercise 44 Review Sheet: Survey of Embryonic Development.” The two review exercises are due during the very last lab period when we have our last lab exam. You may hand these in to me during lab, or scan/photograph them and submit them electronically.  You will lose 5 points per day that they are submitted late.  10 points are possible for complete and accurate answers of each review exercise for a total of 20 points. Laboratory grades count for 120 points towards your total points.
    3. POINT TOTALS: The total number of points possible for the course is 570. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:
    • A= 513-570
    • B = 456-512
    • C = 399-455
    • D = 342-398
    • F = Fewer than 342 points
  • 4. Late online exams have a point deduction, so don’t wait until last minute to take them.  There will not be any lab exam make-ups allowed excepting for extenuating circumstances. If this occurs, I must be notified in person or by phone message before the exam begins. Lab exam make-ups must be taken within one week of scheduled exam date.

Student behavior:

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.

b) Cheating of any sort will result in immediate expulsion with a grade of F.

c) The student assumes certain obligations of performance and behavior while attending Metro State. Refer to the student standards of conduct in your Student Handbook.

d) Cheating of any sort will result in immediate expulsion with a grade of F.

e) Students who disrupt class in any way (which includes whispering to your neighbor) will be asked to leave class.

f) Please turn off cell phones before class.

g) Cell phones and smart watches must be put away during exams and when going over graded exams during class.


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 Connect U  – click on the student tab to log in for your free tutoring.




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Access Center – Accommodating Students with Disabilities

The Metropolitan State University of Denver is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive learning environment for all students, including those with disabilities.  Students with a diagnosed condition/disability which may impact their access, performance, attendance, or grades in this class should contact the Access Center, located in the Plaza Building, Suite 122, 303-615-0200. The Access Center is the designated department responsible for coordinating accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Students will need to provide an Accessibility Notification Letter obtained from the Access Center to their faculty to activate their accommodations.  Information pertaining to a student’s disability is treated in a confidential manner.  Further information is available by visiting the Access Center website.  The “Required ADA Syllabus Statement” above is also available on the Access Center website.


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Please use the following to familiarize yourself with these guidelines:

  • Please familiarize yourself with evacuation procedures and Quick Reference Sheet located in each classroom as well as at this website:
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 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
  2. Explain the anatomy of the kidney and the functions of the
  3. Explain the initiation and conduction of impulses through the
  4. Explain the functional anatomy of the
  5. Explain the relationship between the hypothalamus and hypophysis, and the functions of the hormones of the
  6. Describe the functions and controls of the heart and blood
  7. Describe the role of erythrocytes in gas exchange and
  8. Explain immune
  9. Explain mechanisms of blood
  10. Describe mechanisms and controls
  11. Describe excretory and regulator  functions of the
  12. Explain general  and  specific endocrine control for all



  1. Identify surface features of the
  2. Identify organs of respiratory, digestive, urinary  and reproductive
  3. Identify heart