Course Syllabus

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Summer 2019

Indianapolis Campuses

Course Title:  Anatomy and Physiology II

Course Number:  APHY102

School: Arts, Sciences & Education

Program: Life Sciences

Course Credits:  3 Semester Hours

Contact Hours: Lecture: 2 Labs: 2; 64 (32 Lecture + 32 Lab)

Course Sections: APHY 102-MAH CRN 15794  Classtime : Mondays, Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Instructor: Amy Smith    Email: Phone: 765-719-6004  Office: G200J       

Office hours: Monday 10:30-12:30; Tuesday 1:30-2:30; Wednesday 10:30-12:30; Thursday 1:30-2:30

Catalog Description: Continues the study of the inter-relationships of the systems of the human body.  Introduces students to the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Prerequisites:  APHY 101, Anatomy and Physiology I and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in MATH 023 Essentials of Algebra I or MATH 080 Mathematics Principles with Algebra

Required Texts: Human Anatomy and Physiology, (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

 Supplemental written materials to accompany the text may be provided by the instructor at no charge. There are NO other required materials for this course.  Purchasing other items for use in preparation for this course is completely up to the decision of each individual student. 


Lecture Content:

Endocrine system


Cardiovascular System

Lymphatic System and Immunity

Respiratory system

Digestive system

Urinary system/fluid, electrolytes and pH

Reproductive System

Laboratory Content:

Structure and location of endocrine glands

Hormone activities

Blood cell identification

Blood typing

Blood pressure

Anatomy of the heart, including heart dissection

Identification of major arteries and veins

Histology and models of lymphatic system

Critical thinking questions related to immunity

Anatomy and histology of the respiratory system using models, slides, and/or dissection

Lung volumes


Anatomy and histology of the urinary system, including kidney dissection

Anatomy and histology of the digestive system using models, slides, and/or dissection

Enzyme activities

Anatomy and histology of the reproductive system using models, slides and/or dissection

Fetal pig dissection

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student, through lecture and laboratory activities, will be expected to:

  1. List the basic requirements of the human body to sustain life.
  2. Describe the structural hierarchy and levels of organization of the human body.
  3. Describe the structure and function of the human organ systems.
  4. Communicate in anatomical, directional, and medical terminology.
  5. Explain the relationship of anatomy and physiology to basic health and pathology.
  6. Identify and describe the structure, function, location, and secretions of the endocrine glands.
  7. Identify and describe the formation, composition, functions, and types of blood.
  8. Identify and describe the structure, function, and location of the heart and major blood vessels.
  9. Identify and describe the structure, pathways, and function of the lymphatic system.
  10. Identify and describe the structure and function of the respiratory system.
  11. Identify and describe the structure and function of the digestive system.
  12. Explain how nutrients function in metabolism, energy balance, and hormonal control.
  13. Identify and describe the structure and function of the urinary system, including fluid and electrolyte balance.
  14. Identify and describe the structure and function of the reproductive system.
  15. Demonstrate proper use and understanding of: laboratory safety procedures; laboratory equipment such as microscopes, dissecting instruments, and physiologic instrumentation; and analyses.
  16. Demonstrate dissection skills.

Instructional Delivery: Instructional delivery will consist of instructor lecture and laboratory exercises.  Students are expected to have familiarized themselves with the information and procedures to be covered before the lecture and laboratory sessions meet.  All instructors are required to use Canvas as a form of interaction for students.  Please make sure your correct email is listed with Ivy Tech.

Classroom Behaviors: Students and instructors each have an important role in maintaining a classroom environment optimal for learning. All parties are expected to treat each other with respect at all times, using thoughtful dialogue. Class discussions are interactive and may contain diverse opinions. The instructor and each student shall be thoughtful in sharing their perspectives and responses with one another. Behaviors such as chatting and whispering during class, the use of electronic equipment, reading the paper during class, preparing to leave before class is over, and consistently arriving late to class are all behaviors that may be disruptive. Please keep these disruptions to a minimum. Inappropriate behavior in the classroom may result in a request for the disruptive student(s) to leave the class and/or be referred to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Refer to the Ivy Tech Community College Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities for more information.

Academic Honesty Statement: The college is committed to academic integrity in all its practices. The faculty value intellectual integrity and a high standard of academic conduct. Activities that violate academic integrity undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational achievement.

Cheating on papers, tests or other academic work is a violation of College rules. No student shall engage in behavior that, in the judgment of the instructor of the class, may be construed as cheating. This may include, but is not limited to, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty such as the acquisition without permission of tests or other academic materials and/or distribution of these materials and other academic work. This includes students who aid and abet as well as those who attempt such behavior.

The College, therefore, views any act of academic dishonesty as a serious offense requiring disciplinary measures, including failure for the exam or specific coursework, course failure, suspension, and expulsion from the College. In addition, an act of academic dishonesty may have unforeseen effects and lead to formal processes outside the College (Student Handbook)

Copyright Statement: Students shall adhere to the laws governing the use of copyrighted materials. They must insure that their activities comply with fair use and in no way infringe on the copyright or other proprietary rights of others and that the materials used and developed at Ivy Tech Community College contain nothing unlawful, unethical, or libelous and do not constitute any violation of any right of privacy.

ADA Statement: The College seeks to provide effective services and accommodations for qualified individuals with documented disabilities. The goal of Disability Support Services (DSS) is to provide opportunities for equal access to college programs, services, and activities. DSS assists students with disabilities in achieving their educational goals through such services as academic and career counseling, adaptive testing, tutoring, note taking, interpreting, and test proctoring.

Disabilities Support Contact: Regional DSS:

Library: The Ivy Tech Virtual Library is available to students on-and off-campus, offering full-text journals and books and other resources essential for course assignments. Go to

Safety and Violence Prevention Notice: It is imperative that if you see or hear a threat that you report it immediately. Comments such as a statement to “get even”, a threat to kill or injure someone, or to blow up the building are examples of threatening or intimidating language. The comment does not need to be made directly to the potential victim. Security should be notified first to address individuals who express violent words or behaviors. After Security is notified, an incident report should be filed through the MyIvy portal.

To notify security: dial “4806” from a school phone or call 317-921-4806 from a cell phone. If security does not answer, dial “0” from a school phone or call 317-921-4800 from cell phone to reach the Welcome Desk.

It is also important to note that in the event of any medical emergency situation, you should dial 911 immediately. This includes medical problems with students or employees. Dialing 911 is the quickest and most effective way to ensure that the person receives appropriate medical attention.

Any student who believes he/she may need assistance with evacuation in the event of any emergency situation should notify Jason Carroll at 317-916-7911 or

 Title IX Statement: Ivy Tech Community College is committed to providing all members of the College community with a learning and work environment free from sexual harassment and assault. Ivy Tech students have options for getting help if they have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment or stalking. This information can be found at

If students write or speak about having survived sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, federal law and Ivy Tech policies require that instructors share this information with the Campus Title IX Coordinator. The Campus Title IX Coordinator will contact students to let them know about accommodations and support services at the College and in the community as well as options for holding accountable the person who harmed them. When contacted, students are not required to speak with the Campus Title IX Coordinator.

If students do not want the Title IX Coordinator notified, instead of disclosing this information to their instructor, students can speak confidentially with certain individuals at the College or in the community. A list of these individuals can be found at under Confidential Employees and/or Community Resources.

Withdrawal: Talk to your instructor or program chair BEFORE withdrawing from this course. The last day to officially withdraw is July 20, 2019. If you are unable to complete the course, please officially withdraw from the course with the Registrar by that date. If you just stop attending but don’t officially withdraw, a failing grade is submitted as the final grade. Grades of F, FW, or W are undesirable on your college transcript and can negatively impact your financial aid eligibility. It is rarely a good idea to withdraw from a class that you have already paid for and are likely to pass. Earning a low grade is better than earning NO grade.


First Day of Classes – June 10, 2019

Fourth of July (no classes) – July 4, 2019

Last Day to Withdraw without Approval – July 20, 2019

Last Day of Classes – August 3, 2019

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Course Communication

Online Communication Etiquette: Students are expected to uphold their responsibilities in terms of appropriate and professional communication with faculty and peers. Please review the ‘Students Rights and Responsibilities’ section of the student handbook (located within Campus Connect) and review common netiquette (Internet etiquette) practices.

Instructor Commitment: Ivy Tech Community College instructors are committed to responding to students’ written inquiries sent via the conversations tool in IvyLearn (instructions below), within 36 hours, including weekends. Students can contact their local Online Technologies Support with questions (

Notifications: While rare there are instances in which a campus or site may be unexpectedly closed, have a delayed opening or an emergency. A few examples are extreme weather, power outages, lockdowns and evacuations.

IvyLearn has a robust notification system that students can opt to use to receive course notifications for many course activities and events such as new announcements, due dates, and grade updates.  Students can receive those notifications via many different channels including text messages and are highly encouraged to customize their notifications.  To learn more about notifications and how to setup and customize notifications, please review the guide here:

Course Policies:

  1. Students must attend lecture and laboratory during the session in which the student is officially enrolled. Class attendance, both lecture and laboratory, is absolutely necessary for successful completion of the course.
  2. Lecture exams and laboratory exams, will be given according to the Summer 2019 APHY 102 Calendar.
  3. Any student demonstrating disruptive or inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to cheating on exams, actively collaborating with another student who is cheating on exams, or taking materials from the classroom or laboratory, shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the College’s official policy.
  4. Students observed using a cell phone for voice or text may be asked to leave the class.
  5. Students observed using a cell phone for voice or text during an exam will have their answer sheets confiscated and will receive a zero (0) for that quiz or exam.  That student will then be asked to leave the classroom.


  1. No visitors, guests, or children shall attend classes or laboratory sessions.
  2. No food, drink, chewing gum, or other ingestible material shall be brought into the laboratory.
  3. Students are required to acknowledge laboratory safety requirements in writing. This acknowledgment shall be kept on file.  This material is testable.

Miscellaneous Information

  • There are no set limits on the number of students who receive a particular letter grade. No grading “curves.”
  • Scores will be posted on the IvyLearn website. If you have questions about using the website, please ask the help desk, not your instructor.  Your instructor can not assist you with web access issues.
  • Please do not change sections. IvyLearn will delete all your scores and the Registrar’s Office may not inform your instructor(s) of the change in a timely fashion.
  • Extra Credit: No extra credit arrangements are possible in this course.  Students should monitor the posted grade summary and study accordingly.
  • Extra Help: Extra help is always available.  Your instructor will be glad to help during scheduled office hours or make an appointment for a mutually convenient time, outside of class. 
  • Lecture Exams 1, 2, 3 are 65 questions, True/False or Multiple Choice, on a Scantron® “bubble sheet.” Each question is worth one (1) point. Lecture exams (1-3) must be complete within one and a half hours.
  • Lab Exams 1, 2, 3 are 65 questions, of the “one-or-two word” identification or fill-in-the-blank format. Each question is worth one (1) point.  If an answer is misspelled, no points will be earned. (The “ilium” and the “ileum” are both real anatomical components; one is in the skeletal system, the other is in the digestive system.)  Slide and model questions on laboratory exams are allotted 90 seconds per slide/station.
  • Chapter Quizzes are 20 questions, True/False, Matching, or Multiple Choice on IvyLearn. Each question is worth a half (0.5) point. Terms quizzes are worth 5 points each and are over relevant clinical terms for each chapter.
  • The Lecture Exam 4 will be 85 questions, True/False or Multiple Choice, on a Scantron® “bubble sheet.” Each question is worth one (1) point.  The final lecture exam must be complete within two hours.
  • The Lab Exam 4 will be 85 questions, True/False or Multiple Choice, on a Scantron® “bubble sheet.” Each question is worth one (1) points. Slide and model questions on laboratory exams are allotted 90 seconds per slide/station.
  • There are no make-up exams. If you miss a major exam (lab, lecture, or both) you will receive zero points.  The lowest Lecture Exam (65 points) and Lab Exam (65 points) will be dropped.
  • Lab and lecture are not separate. Some topics cannot be explained or tested except by physical example or diagram, but you will have lab topics on the lecture exam, and vice-versa.
  • You are responsible for everything listed in the Lab Structures and Parts.
  • If you change your name, please tell your instructors. The Registrar’s office will not tell us that Jennifer J. Smith is now J. June Jones, and we cannot record grades correctly.
  • It is encouraged to record lectures.

Administrative Policies for APHY 102

An incomplete designation is received by students who have actively pursued a course and are doing passing work at the end of the course but who have not completed the final examination and/or other specific course assignments.

  1. The status code that displays on the student’s record is “I”.
  2. To remove an “I” designation, a student must meet with the instructor and make arrangements to complete course requirements in a specified period not to exceed 30 days beyond the start of the following term.
  3. After 30 days beyond the start of the following term, any incomplete status codes that have not been graded will change to an F (failing) grade.

       If a student has concerns about an incident in class, the student must first discuss those concerns with the immediate instructor.  If the incident involves lecture, the student must meet with the lecture instructor; if the incident involves laboratory, the student must meet with the laboratory instructor.  In the great majority of cases, these concerns are due to a misunderstanding.

If the student wishes to appeal an instructor’s decision, then there is a specific chain of command which is required by the Dean of Academic Instruction.  The student and instructor must meet and present in writing the incident and the decision.  If the student accepts the written decision, then the instructor will make a copy and give it to the student.  The original will be given to the APHY II course coordinator for filing.

If the student does not agree with the instructor’s decision, the student must meet with the APHY II course coordinator.  The student’s reason for appeal will be presented in writing, and the course coordinator’s decision will be presented in writing.  If the student wishes to appeal further, the chain of appeal will be to the Assistant Department Chairperson, the Science Dean, and the office of the Dean of Academic Instruction.  In each case, the student will receive a copy of all decisions.

Grading:  Four Lecture Exams, Four Laboratory Exams, Ten Terms Quizzes, Twelve Chapter Quizzes.

  1. 3 Lectures Exams                     x65 pts.                = 195 pts.    Drop lowest -65 pts.
  2. 12 Chapter Quizzes               x10 pts.                = 120 pts.
  3. 3 Lab Exams                                x65 pts.                = 195 pts.    Drop lowest -65 pts.
  4.  Terms Quizzes                          x  5 pts.                 =   50 pts.
  5.  Lecture Exam 4                        x85 pts.                =   85 pts.
  6.  Lab Exam 4                                x85 pts.                =   85 pts.                                                         

                                                                 Total              730 pts. – 130 pts. = 600 pts.

Grading Scale: A = 540 + points     B = 480 + points  C = 420 + points  D = 360 + points

  1. The lowest lecture exam (1-3) and lowest lab exam (1-3) are dropped. Exams 4 are not dropped.
  2. Terms are quizzes over clinical terms relevant for each chapter and chapter quizzes are to be completed on IvyLearn and should be completed by the due date. Quizzes are closed (unavailable) at the beginning of the exams that cover that material.
  3. There are no make-up exams. Individuals who miss a lecture or lab exam will receive a zero for the missed exam.
  4. Students requiring testing accommodations need to submit paperwork to the instructor by June 14th.
  5. Lecture exams (1-3) must be complete within one and a half hours. The lecture exam 4 must be complete within two hours. Slide and model questions on laboratory exams are allotted 90 seconds per station.
  6. No extra credit is possible for this course. Students should monitor the posted grade summary and study accordingly.

Scores will be posted on the IvyLearn website. If you have questions about using the website, please ask the help desk not your instructor. Your instructor cannot assist you with web access issues. Midterm letter grades are now required at Ivy Tech and will be posted on My Ivy after the 4th week of class. 

Withdrawal policy:  Students are responsible for withdrawing from any course that they are unable to complete; please visit the Registrar’s Office to initiate a withdrawal.  LAST DATE TO WITHDRAW: Saturday, July 20, 2019







Ch 23 Digestive System

Quiz 1



Ch 23 Digestive System

Terms 23, Quiz 2



Ch 22 Respiratory System

Terms 22, Quiz 3



Exam 1 (Ch 22, 23)

Lab Exam 1



Ch 18 Blood

Terms 18, Quiz 4



Ch 19 The Heart

Terms 19, Quiz 5



Ch 20 Blood Vessels

Terms 20, Quiz 6



Exam 2 (Ch 18, 19, 20)

Lab Exam 2



Ch 25 Urinary System

Terms 25, Quiz 7



Ch 21 Lymphatic and Immune System

Terms 21, Quiz 8



Ch 17 Endocrine System

Terms 17, Quiz 9



Exam 3 (Ch 17, 21, 25)

Lab Exam 3



Ch 27 Male Reproductive System

Terms 27, Quiz 10



Cont. Ch 27 Female Reproductive System

Terms 28, Quiz 11



Ch 28 Human Development and Inheritance

Quiz 12



Exam 4 (Ch 27, 28)

Lab Exam 4

Right of Revision

The schedule, this syllabus, and procedures in this course are subject to change as circumstances warrant. 

Course Summary:

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