Syllabus, BIO 2310, Spring 2019 Tues/Thurs Lectures

Syllabus, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Spring 2019


Welcome: Welcome to Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 2310. 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. The laboratories are traditional laboratory sessions which allow the seeing, touching and feeling of body structures.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALSseeleys 11ed 1Seeley’s Anatomy & Physiology, 11th Ed., by Van Putte, Regan and Russo  2.Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, 12th Ed. – Cat version, Abbreviated Edition Volume I at Auraria Bookstore, by Elaine Marieb

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 303-615-0229; Fax 303-556-6426; [email protected]

Office hours:    7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3 Tuesdays, 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 2310-4 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3+3)

Prerequisite: BIO 1080/1090 or permission of Instructor

This is the first of two courses addressing the structure and function of the human body. Topics include tissues, anatomy, the musculoskeletal system, and neurophysiology. Course content and level are designed for allied health science students and for human performance, sport or recreation professions majors.


Jan 22 Introduction/Anatomical Terminology Chapter 1, Review Chapters 2&3
Jan 24 Membranes & Tissues Chapter 4
Jan 24-29  QUIZ 1  ONLINE 
Jan 29 Skeletal Tissues Chapter 7
Jan 31 Skeletal System
Jan 31-Feb 5  QUIZ 2  ONLINE 
Feb 5 Skeletal System Chapter 8
Feb 7 Skeletal System
Feb 7-12  QUIZ 3  ONLINE 
Feb 12 Articulations Chapter 8
Feb 14 Articulations/Review
Feb 14-19  QUIZ 4  ONLINE
 Feb 19 Muscle Physiology Chapter 9
 Feb 21 Muscle Physiology
 Feb 21-26 QUIZ 5  ONLINE
 Feb 26 Muscular System Chapter 10
 Feb 28 Muscular System
 Feb 28-Mar 5 QUIZ 6  ONLINE
 Mar 5 Muscular System
Mar 7 Muscular System
Mar 7-12 QUIZ 7 ONLINE
Mar 12 Muscular System
Mar 14 Muscular System/Review
 Mar 14-19 QUIZ 8  ONLINE
 Mar 19 Nervous System Chapter 11
Mar 21 Nervous System Chapter 12
Mar 21-Apr 2   QUIZ 9 ONLINE
 Apr 2 Nervous System Chapter 13
 Apr 4 Nervous System
 Apr 4-9 QUIZ 10  ONLINE
 Apr 9 Nervous System Chapter 14
 Apr 11  Nervous System/Review
 Apr 11-16 QUIZ 11  ONLINE
 Apr 16 Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 16
Apr 18 Autonomic Nervous System
Apr 18-23  QUIZ 12  ONLINE
Apr 23 Sensory Physiology Chapter 15 & pp. 471-479
Apr 25 Special Senses
Apr 25-30 QUIZ 13 ONLINE
Apr 30 Special Senses
May 2 Special Senses/Review
 May 2-7 QUIZ 14  ONLINE 
 May 7-16 FINAL EXAM (comprehensive)  ONLINE

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  • 1. QUIZZES and FINAL EXAM:  There will be 14 online quizzes; one per week.  The quizzes are to be taken online on Blackboard and each one is 20 questions worth 20 points, for a total of 280 points.  The final exam is also taken online on Blackboard, is comprehensive over the entire semester, and is 100 questions worth 100 points.  Quizzes and the final exam are objective, short answer, or matching questions. These are open-note, open-book exams that are primarily multiple choice format. You may not collaborate with your classmates on any quizzes or the final exam. You can access the exams through Blackboard ( You will have 30 minutes hours to complete each quiz and 120 minutes to complete the final exam.  However, only one chance to complete it. Online quizzes/exam open at 12:01 am on the date listed above and close at 11:59 pm on the date listed above. If you miss the due date for an online exam, notify your instructor. Late online quizzes will have an automatic deduction of 5 points per day late.  A late final exam will have an automatic deduction of 10 points per day late, but will not be accepted at all past May 18, 2019.  Click on the exam link, 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 3 lab exams each worth 50 points each plus 1 Review Sheets Assignment worth 20 points (170 total). Lab exams will consist of short answer and identification questions. The lab, therefore, will be worth about 1/4 of your course grade. The review sheet assignment consists of completing 1. the Review Sheet in your Marieb Laboratory Manual “Exercise 13 Review Sheet: Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System” PLUS 2. the review sheet on Skeletal Muscle Physiology found here. (Skeletal Muscle Review Sheet)  You may do these review sheets at home. The two review exercises are due on your very next lab period when we dissect the brain.  10 points are possible for complete and accurate answers of each review exercise for a total of 20 points.
  • 3.  ASSIGNMENTS:  There are 4 online assignments each worth 50 points.  The assignments may be found on Blackboard.  The assignments are all open on the first day of the semester, but are due at 11:55 pm. on the dates listed above.  Late assignment submission has an automatic deduction of 5 points per day late.  You do not have to complete the assignments in one sitting.  You may save your answers, log out, and return to work on it later.  However, once you hit “save and submit,” you may not work on it anymore.
  • 4. POINT TOTALS: The total number of points possible for the course is 750. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:
    • A= 675-750
    • B = 600-674
    • C = 525-599
    • D = 450-524
    • F = Fewer than 450 points
  • 5. Late exams and assignments that are taken online will have point deductions as described above.
  • 6. Lab exam make-ups MUST be taken within one week of scheduled exam date.  Lab exam make-ups are allowed only for extenuating circumstances. If this occurs, I must be notified in person or by phone message BEFORE the exam begins.

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.  Taking photos of exams at any point is considered cheating.

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 BIO 2310 Official Syllabus PDF

Specific (Measurable) Student Behavioral Learning Objectives from Official Syllabus (format: l , a, i, ii, etc.):

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:


  1.  Define common anatomical terms and understand the various levels of organization in the body.
  2. Explain the components and functions of the skeletal system.
  3. Explain structure and function of principal joints.
  4. Explain the relationship between bones and muscles in producing movements of the body.
  5. Explain the histological characteristics of neurons.
  6. Describe neuron types and their functions.
  7. Describe structure and function of skeletal muscle fibers, skeletal muscle tissues, and whole muscle.
  8. Describe similarities and differences of smooth, cardiac and skeletal muscle tissues
  9. Describe organization of nervous system.
  10. Describe functions of brain regions.
  11. Describe autonomic controls.
  12. Explain function of the eye.
  13. Describe auditory and vestibular function.
  14. Describe taste, touch, olfactory, pressure and thermosensory mechanisms.


  1. Show skills in dissection procedures.
  2. Identify bones and major surface feature of the human skeleton.
  3. Identify major skeletal muscles by name, attachment and function.
  4. Identify principal parts of central and peripheral nervous systems.