Course Summary
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8 weeks (128 hours).
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory


This stand-alone lab course can be used alongside an A&P II lecture. This lab course continues to develop a comprehensive understanding of the close interrelationship between anatomy and physiology as seen in the human organism. This is accomplished by the continuation of application of Human Anatomy and Physiology by having students complete at-home laboratory experiments, guided by online exploration activities, exercises, and evaluations. It is the second part of a two part series. The lab course places emphasis on organization and overview of the human body, chemical reactions, maintenance of the body, integration, regulatory mechanisms and the dynamics of support and motion, as they pertain to topics not covered in the first session of the course. Specific topics covered include a review of A&P fundamentals from A&P I, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the vasculature and respiratory system, the lymphatic and immune systems, the digestive system, the urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, and the reproductive system.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Locate and identify anatomical structures.
  • Correctly utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes (either virtual or in-person), dissection tools, general lab equipment, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.
  • Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.
  • Recognize the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology, and the organizational scheme and standard terminology of the body;
  • Recognize the endocrine system, as well as its structure and function in the chemical communication pathways of the human body;
  • Identify the many aspects of the cardiovascular system, including the function and composition of blood, its exchange of gasses and nutrients with the other systems of the body, including the structure, function, and control of the heart;
  • Identify and apply the function and structure of the respiratory system, including its interactions with the cardiovascular system, as well as its role in acid-base balance;
  • Recognize and label the functions of the digestive system and the mechanisms of nutrient absorption and regulation of metabolism;
  • Apply the urinary system’s role in acid-base balance and fluid compartment maintenance while performing a urinalysis;
  • Distinguish the function of the human reproductive system and its principal components and recognize prenatal development and process of labor and delivery.
  • Apply correct safety standards.

General Topics:

  • Getting Started in Lab
  • Endocrine System
  • Blood
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Reproductive System
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • Virtual Lab Submissions

Minimum Passing Score:

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